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

My Perfumes & the Travels They Evoke

My perfume collection and the travels that they bring to mind. An olfactory journey to Russia, Italy, Cuba, Vietnam, South Korea, France, and Malaysia. Starring Chanel Cuir de Russie, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, Creed Virgin Island Water, Tom Ford Champaca Absolute, Dior Leather Oud, Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere, and Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge.

What a suggestive force smell is. It's this sense with all its Pavlovian powers that makes me want to instantly disrobe and lie face down in anticipation of a massage whenever I catch the spa-like whiff of lemongrass (which is why I should probably avoid Thai restaurants). It's why amortentia - the most powerful love potion in the wizarding world - smells to each person of their favourite things. Mine would be: the seats of a new car, fresh paint, and vanilla ice-cream OMG am I pregnant?! Scent leads us down forgotten paths of memories old and transports us to places we'd rather be. This same aspirational quality is why the head honchos of the fragrance industry are probably cackling all the way to the bank in a perfume cloud of Justin Bieber 'Someday' and 'Girlfriend'. Muahahahaha.
In the theme of this month's travel blogger linkup I thought I'd share with you my collection of fragrances and the journeys to faraway lands that they bring to my mind.
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April 04, 2016

My Perfumes & the Travels They Evoke

What a suggestive force smell is. It's this sense with all its Pavlovian powers that makes me want to instantly disrobe an...

Welcome, Monkey!


Gong Xi Fa Cai, Wan Shi Ru Yi! Wishing you all prosperity in the year of the Fire Monkey!

February 08, 2016

Welcome, Monkey!

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Wan Shi Ru Yi!  Wishing you all prosperity in the year of the Fire Monkey!

The Wolf of Warsaw

The Wolf of Warsaw - a wolf fur winter warmer

January 11, 2016

The Wolf of Warsaw

Winter Skin: My 8 Epidermis Essentials

My 8 skincare and beauty essentials for Winter from E45, Banila Co. Tony Moly, Aritaum, and Cellnique.

 That's right, lucky number 8. To all my superstitious Chinese homies, can I get a '发发*'?
* - fatt, or 'prosperous', which sounds just like '八' (eight).
December 22, 2015

Winter Skin: My 8 Epidermis Essentials

 That's right, lucky number 8. To all my superstitious Chinese homies, can I get a ' 发发*' ? * 发 - fatt, or 'prosper...

Are You Fur Real?


Fur real. Real fur. Either way, it works - no synthetic fibres for me, darling.

December 16, 2015

Are You Fur Real?

Fur real. Real fur . Either way, it works - no synthetic fibres for me, darling.

176 AVENUE, Bangsar: My one-stop beauty destination


All a busy lady's beautifying needs - hair, nails, lashes, and waxes - conveniently located in one industrial-chic Bangsar salon.
November 23, 2015

176 AVENUE, Bangsar: My one-stop beauty destination

All a busy lady's beautifying needs - hair, nails, lashes, and waxes - conveniently located in one industrial-chic Bangsar salon....

Seoul Fresh, Seoul Clean: Korea Beauty and Skincare Haul


Any beauty blogger worth their sugar scrub knows that South Korea is the mecca for all things skincare.

November 19, 2015

Seoul Fresh, Seoul Clean: Korea Beauty and Skincare Haul

Any beauty blogger worth their sugar scrub knows that South Korea is the mecca for all things skincare.

Café Dior and the world's largest Dior flagship boutique in Gangnam, Seoul


I found heaven in Seoul: all five floors of it at Dior in Apgujeong, Gangnam.
November 12, 2015

Café Dior and the world's largest Dior flagship boutique in Gangnam, Seoul

I found heaven in Seoul: all five floors of it at Dior in Apgujeong, Gangnam.

What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir

What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir - Posh, Broke, & Bored

The perfect work-play tote for the entrepreneur who never 'switches off' and carries her office in her handbag.

October 17, 2015

What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir

The perfect work-play tote for the entrepreneur who never 'switches off' and carries her office in her handbag.

Russian Red


More than just a colour, in Russia the word for red - красный (krasni) - also means 'beautiful'.
August 26, 2015

Russian Red

More than just a colour, in Russia the word for red - красный (krasni)  - also means 'beautiful'.

Fresh to death: my shower confidential


If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then I'm the freaking Ayatollah of the temple that is my shower, preaching into the hose to my loyal audience of shampoo bottles all dutifully lined up as if rapt with attention. All hail the High Priestess of The Clean.
August 15, 2015

Fresh to death: my shower confidential

If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then I'm the freaking Ayatollah of the temple that is my shower, preaching into the hose to...

'What's In My Handbag' - The minimalist edit

What's In My Handbag - the minimalistic 'marble-inspired' clutch

I have a confession to make  I’ve been purging. 
June 25, 2015

'What's In My Handbag' - The minimalist edit

I have a confession to make  —  I’ve been purging. 

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.

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...