Showing posts with label Fashion & Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion & Beauty. Show all posts

Smooth Operator - My Summer skin essentials


Smooth summer skin with Nair's new Natural Hair Argan Oil collection.


June 15, 2015

Smooth Operator - My Summer skin essentials

Smooth summer skin with Nair's new Natural Hair Argan Oil collection.

Let It Blo, Let It Blo


Channeling my inner Queen Elsa with a Disney-worthy updo from the new braid menu of Blo Blow Dry bar.
June 02, 2015

Let It Blo, Let It Blo

Channeling my inner Queen Elsa with a Disney-worthy updo from the new braid menu of Blo Blow Dry bar .

Fashion On The Ration


Fighting the war against sartorial limitations at the Imperial War Museum, London.
May 12, 2015

Fashion On The Ration

Fighting the war against sartorial limitations at the Imperial War Museum, London.

Keep Your Head, Standards, and Heels High.

Saint Laurent Paris glitter pumps

God knows I need a pick-me-up, and I don't drink, so retail therapy it is.
May 08, 2015

Keep Your Head, Standards, and Heels High.

God knows I need a pick-me-up, and I don't drink, so retail therapy it is.

My 3 Step Night Skin care Routine


Because having good skin is half the battle, and I prefer to have all the fighting done for me while I'm asleep.
May 06, 2015

My 3 Step Night Skin care Routine

Because having good skin is half the battle, and I prefer to have all the fighting done for me while I'm asleep.

Duck & Dry - Demystifying the fishtail braid


Everybody has that one beauty conundrum that they just can't solve or master. For some it's winged eyeliner or the perfect red lip. Myself, I stumble and trip at the fishtail braid (or for that matter any hairstyle that requires any styling). Duck & Dry, a boutique updo and blow dry bar in Chelsea, offered to help demystify that elusive braid with a one-on-one styling session.
April 29, 2015

Duck & Dry - Demystifying the fishtail braid

Everybody has that one beauty conundrum that they just can't solve or master. For some it's winged eyeliner or the perfect r...

'Flâneur Forever': Hermès Wanderland at Saatchi Gallery


What is more quintessentially London than the classic image of a dandy, impeccable in smoking slippers and cane, peacocking along Hyde Park with no greater pursuit in mind than that of the pleasures of a voyeuristic city stroll? His Parisian counterpart, le flâneur, is the central theme of the latest Hermès campaign ‘Flâneur Forever’, the whimsical spirit of which is celebrated at Hermès Wanderland — an immersive and surrealistic exhibition at Saatchi Gallery
April 10, 2015

'Flâneur Forever': Hermès Wanderland at Saatchi Gallery

What is more quintessentially London than the classic image of a dandy, impeccable in smoking slippers and cane, peacocking along Hy...

Keep Calm and Carry On : My Hand Luggage Essentials


By the time you read this I will have, by God’s grace, landed safely in London.
April 02, 2015

Keep Calm and Carry On : My Hand Luggage Essentials

By the time you read this I will have, by God’s grace, landed safely in London.

What's In My Handbag: Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama


I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton and especially their collaboration collections. I've shown you my piece from their Christian Louboutin collaboration and one of my handbags from the Yayoi Kusama collection, and on Monday I blogged about my other Yayoi Kusama handbag which I dubbed 'The Ladybird' for its delightful yellow polka-dotted body. Since my last What's In My Handbag post I've updated the contents of my purse with some lovely floral additions for Spring, so I thought I'd do another handbag post and introduce you properly to Ladybird.
March 11, 2015

What's In My Handbag: Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama

I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton and especially their collaboration collections. I've shown you my piece from their  Christian...

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home

Posh, Broke, & Bored - Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton

...and flew home I did, thankfully my home was not on fire. Touch wood. *presses finger to forehead* 
March 09, 2015

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home

...and flew home I did, thankfully my home was not on fire. Touch wood. *presses finger to forehead*  

Hair Apparent

Posh Broke Bored - hair blog post

Baby, I'm a millionaire - or at least I have a million hairs. You know it. Of the many things anyone could envy me for ie. my talent for being able to sleep anywhere, anytime, yet wake up exactly a minute (or two stops away) before I arrive at my destination; my one most coveted asset is that abundant cluster of keratin that sprouts from the scalp of my delightfully dense head. 
March 08, 2015

Hair Apparent

Baby, I'm a millionaire - or at least I have a million hairs. You know it. Of the many things anyone could envy me for ie. my tale...

What's In My Handbag: Louis Vuitton x Christian Louboutin


I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton (how could I not be when they spoil me with gifts and parties?) especially their artist collaborations which not only makes their handbags even more collectible but also distinguishes their limited editions from their basic monogrammed bags. Every special edition this illustrious French luggage label designs is presented ahead of its release in Kuala Lumpur to mummy for her consideration (as Louis Vuitton in K.L only import small numbers of each design for exclusivity reasons).  When the Louis Vuitton x Christian Louboutin collaboration was announced, mummy ordered the shopping tote for our collection. It was only when I got back to K.L in February that I got to finally see our new baby in person, which I'm thrilled to show you together with some of my latest acquisitions, in a What's In My Handbag post...!
March 01, 2015

What's In My Handbag: Louis Vuitton x Christian Louboutin

I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton (how could I not be when they spoil me with gifts and parties ?) especially their artist collabor...

Keep it Simple, Silly - Simple #AboutFace party


'Cos you know I'm all about the face, 'bout the face... The saying goes 'Keep It Simple, Stupid' and Simple, the sensitive skin care experts, have this down to an art. Simple's products contain just the purest possible ingredients that are kind to skin (even sensitive complexions) with no artificial perfumes, dyes, or other nasties. Simple know all about how much the skin suffers - hormones, stress, city lifestyle to say nothing about the ravages of winter and party season. 
January 15, 2015

Keep it Simple, Silly - Simple #AboutFace party

'Cos you know I'm all about the face, 'bout the face... The saying goes 'Keep It Simple, Stupid' and Simple, the s...

Dotty Bag Lady - What's In My Handbag


I may not yet be worthy of the accolade of 'bag lady' but if there is one thing I love it is a classic handbag with a twist - an artist collaboration.
January 12, 2015

Dotty Bag Lady - What's In My Handbag

I may not yet be worthy of the accolade of 'bag lady' but if there is one thing I love it is a classic handbag with a twist -...

Grey, my classic.




LIFESTYLE ESSENTIALS:
Chanel purse
Burger & Lobster Oyster card holder (gifted)
H&M 'Love' wallet, for receipts
H&M wallet, for plasters, eyedrops, etc.
Philips Citiscape headphones (I want the grey ones)



STATIONERY:
Red Valentino notebook (gifted)
Let's Blog Some Sh*t (a gift from Amber, thank you!)
Tresor Paris gold bar flash drive (gifted)
iPad mini (gifted)
iPad mini skin, Marble by Marta Olga Klara on Society 6
H&M pencil case (similar here)
Victoria's Secret name card holder 


MAKEUP:
Chanel 'Frenzy' nail polish
Chanel 'La Fascinante' lipstick
Laura Mercier 'creme de pistache' eau de toilette. The most delicious pistachio scent that will make you smell like a cake, in the best way!
Vaseline Pink Bubbly
Crabtree & Evelyn 'pomegranate' hand cream

My grey Prada Saffiano is one of my personal classics. I've seen handbags---designer, high-street, vintage---come and go through the figurative revolving doors of my wardrobe. In fact, at any given time only less than 20 out of 50 or so handbags remain in my permanent collection. The rest are either on rotation between mummy and I, or are borrowed from good friends, or destined to be given away much to the delight of my friends. But...! This hero bag, the Saffiano, is very much a fixture in my life. The grey is a classic and versatile colour; glacial in winter, transitional in autumn, unexpected in summer, pale and pretty in spring. The simple and structured shape is ingenious in all its minimality. The many compartments inside are the key to keeping the contents of my purse (all 5kg of it) organised and myself from tipping over into a hysterical breakdown every time I need to fish for lipstick or a business card. Many say that black is a true classic. I don't know if that's true for me. By now you know of the story about how I gave up wearing purple, burgundy, and black when my fortune teller told me that those were my three unlucky colours. Happily dove grey is lucky for me and so are pastels. Now I carry this baby, in a beautiful shade of taupe, on my arm safe in my superstitious mind that the colour will protect me from harm, and if not the colour at least my stupidly heavy handbag will double as an excellent weapon against unsolicited amorous gestures. x

OTHER 'WHAT'S IN MY HANDBAG' BLOG POSTS :
(as far as I can remember, anyway)

How I Fell In Love With A Lady In Red - Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola
かげほしのバッグスワグ - Anya Hindmarch Earl Bottom Pinch
4 x The Prada, 4 x The Power - Prada Saffiano 
Notes On Style - Dior Lady
That's My Bag, Baby - Hermes Kelly
C'est mon trésor - Delfonics “Quitterie C’est Mon Trésor”



October 08, 2014

Grey, my classic.

LIFESTYLE ESSENTIALS: Chanel purse Burger & Lobster Oyster card holder (gifted) H&M 'Love' wallet, for re...

Why my hair is so big. It's full of haircare secrets.


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Despite my best efforts to destroy my hair---I bleached my hair a heroic six times in as many months between 2012-2013 and have box-dyed it every other month since---the keratin stumps growing out of my head have defiantly, resiliently, clung on for dear life. In its naturally straight state my elbow-length hair is tangle-free, glossy, and the texture reasonably soft. When I curl my hair however it's a whole different story, I believe the phrase is 'crunchy?' Maybe something to do with the fact that I empty a whole can of hair spray on my curls to keep them so? Either way for the amount of damage I've done (and still do) to my hair it's still healthy and more importantly never lost its seductive glide as it catches the light and cuts through the air when I use it to whip people in the face with. Priorities! All thanks to my repertoire of haircare products which I will present to you, as often requested, in the hope that it proves to be somewhat helpful or instructive. 


I must come clean. I consider my hair to be a crutch. I don't care what some feminists say (although if they are real feminists they wouldn't be saying what other women should or shouldn't do) I am my hair and my femininity is defined by the length of my hair. I just wouldn't feel very sexy in a pixie crop. Gamine, mischievous, daring, yes, but not sexy. My boyfriend disagrees and would much rather I cut my hair short but I'm certain he only feels that way because I won't stop slapping him in the face with my mane. But! I love my long hair. I hide behind it when I'm self-conscious, I twist it around my neck when I'm cold or uncomfortable, I drape it over my extended arm when taking selfies, and I use it to frame my décolletage ever so coyly. And despite long, straight hair being perfect for all of the above I still don't feel quite there unless my hair has been curled and styled to death. I'd never go to a social event with straight hair if I can help it, and I say without shame that my social and holiday schedule revolves around when I get to curl my hair. No internet in Cuba? No problem, as long as I get to bring my curling tongs. To minimise the heat damage I never use a hairdryer (air dry, always), only curl my hair twice a week (the curls look their best for two days but last three days), and use an array of products to protect and maintain my head tentacles. 

Behold, the bottled ambrosia that I imbibe my Medusian snakes with---





For someone so supposedly invested in her hair's welfare (well-hair!) I've only just discovered for myself that shampoo and conditioner really does make a huge difference to one's hair texture. To think that this whole time I've been loading those £1 shampoos into my basket at the supermarket! Back in February, shortly after their launch in Malaysia, Syoss sent me a care package to my Malaysian address but it arrived the day I left for London. I've only just managed to get my hands on it a couple of months ago and I've been using their 'Moisture Intensive Care' shampoo, conditioner, treatment, and glossy jelly ever since. Syoss promises affordable, professional performance you can afford and salon results you can achieve at home, and I must say they certainly deliver! My Syoss now-empty shampoo and conditioner bottles are deflated but my hair has never been more 'plump' no doubt thanks to the intensive moisturising. I've run out of the conditioner but still manage to slather my hair, post-shampoo, with the treatment mask. Syoss has also managed to do the impossible---make me embrace my straight hair. I added some 'Straight and Shine' jelly to my hair out of curiosity and astonished at how much sleeker my hair looked despite already being poker-straight and glossy. I now use it as a finishing product after my hair oil.

Asian-Pacific readers of this blog will find SYOSS readily available as it is distributed in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, China but to name a few countries. 'Tis slightly trickier for those in the UK, but I did find Syoss available to buy online on Fishpond and Amazon. For now I'm keeping an eye on Syoss on Facebook for news of when it will be more readily available to buy in London. It's a game-changer, and my hair is my game. Just ask Henry how many times he has had to duck when I try to hair-whip him.

x
Disclaimer: Some of these products were sent to me for review, however all opinions and words are my own.

September 04, 2014

Why my hair is so big. It's full of haircare secrets.

Sponsored post Despite my best efforts to destroy my hair---I bleached my hair a heroic six times in as many months between 2012-2...

What's in my makeup bag - Daytime look

It's only been four days since I last blogged, but whoa, does it feel like an eternity. 'Tis apparent that blogging is very much a muscle that must be consistently and frequently exercised to stay on form. I am ashamed of my own negligence, being busy and having a life is no excuse, it's a tough world out there. Anyway...! I offer by way of repentance a much requested (and possibly even helpful) blog post and a bribe, both in the form of a makeup blog post and yet another Malaysia Tatler feature...!

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This is it. All of my 'Society Secrets', as Malaysia Tatler puts it, and the entirety of my makeup bag. 
July 25, 2014

What's in my makeup bag - Daytime look

It's only been four days since I last blogged, but whoa, does it feel like an eternity. 'Tis apparent that blogging is very much a...

'I like your style, friend': Max

The third post in the 'sorta series' of photos of my stylish friends imaginatively titled 'I like your style, friend'

My long-suffering brother Max, or as I call him The Dishonourable Max of Pembridge, or Maaaaax *in a whiny voice when I want all his red Percy Pigs*, or Maxipad, or Maxi, or...you get the idea. I suspect he (not-so) secretly hates me.



Chillin' like a villain in his digs. Damn it feels good to be a Notting Hill gangsta. Maxin' and relaxin'. Yes, the bad 'gangsta' puns could roll in all day, but can you blame me when all his Spotify updates are somewhere along the lines of 'Max is listening to the entire catalogue of rap and hip hop from the '80s to the '00s?'. We're both gangsters in the same mold, that is, the sort that name their hamsters Coolio and L.V cos they're spending most their lives livin' in a hamsta's paradise.  
May 21, 2014

'I like your style, friend': Max

The third post in the 'sorta series' of photos of my stylish friends imaginatively titled  'I like your style, friend' .  ...

'I like your style, friend': Henry

The second post in a 'maybe series' of blog posts featuring some of my stylish, photogenic, and beautiful friends. Today's character goes above and beyond his clothes. His personal style manifests in his exuberance, outlandishness (no, he is not drunk), and the quirky things he does seemingly without pretense. Even his more calculated peacocking ie. inventing personas for him to play for an event; complete with outfit, accent, voice, and title is something you can't really contrive unless you're inherently, well, nutty. And this one is nuttier than squirrel poo. Meet my 'husband' Henry.


I seek him out at work and catch him on a cigarette and cocktail (fine, beer) break.
May 20, 2014

'I like your style, friend': Henry

The second post in a 'maybe series' of blog posts featuring some of my stylish, photogenic, and beautiful friends . Today's ch...

'I like your style, friend': Nichole

I'll be the first to admit that many of my friends are very easy on the eye, stylish, well dressed or at least have an inherent strong sense of personal style. I'm very lucky to be surrounded by such beauty. Perhaps I'm biased because I love them so much and therefore they are gorgeous in my eyes. But you know you're know you're (or they) are on to something when you can't walk down a street with them without getting street-style snapped, or go anywhere without being papped or asked where their threads are from. Some of them even volunteer outlandish personas created especially for the day (remember Sir Reginald Fancy Man of Chutney?). Anyway, I thought I'd share some of the loveliness that surrounds me, so there might well be a sort of series of blog posts featuring some of my beauties. Aptly named 'I like your style, friend' just because of it's simple sincerity and also because I like reading it out in a funny accent.

First up, Nichole.

May 17, 2014

'I like your style, friend': Nichole

I'll be the first to admit that many of my friends are very easy on the eye, stylish, well dressed or at least have an inherent strong...