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An Ode to Time and Travel

March 02, 2017

An Ode to Time and Travel

My Top 10 Luxury Highlights of November


November is easily my favourite month of this year so far, mostly because I feel like I've reclaimed my life.
November 30, 2015

My Top 10 Luxury Highlights of November

November is easily my favourite month of this year so far, mostly because I feel like I've reclaimed my life.

What's In My Handbag: Anya Hindmarch Bathurst

Anya Hindmarch Bathurst Satchel with All-Over Stickers

Meet my new bag baby, 'Betty'.

November 04, 2015

What's In My Handbag: Anya Hindmarch Bathurst

Meet my new bag baby, 'Betty'.

Malaysia Tatler Ball 2015


Follow me for an insider's view of how Malaysia's 1% celebrate the Spirit of High Society.
November 02, 2015

Malaysia Tatler Ball 2015

Follow me for an insider's view of how Malaysia's 1% celebrate the Spirit of High Society.

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.

'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. 

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*  

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...

What's In My Camera Bag | My Camera Lenses & Guide to Prime Lenses


Today's post follows the 'Useful & Beautiful' theme of Posh, Broke, & Bored in which I share tips and hacks that could well be useful for your photography, blogging, or to just 'win at life'. So yes, that's useful, but how is it beautiful? Well! I'll illustrate my knowledge with ocular crack/eye candy from the five different countries I've been to this year - Latvia, UK, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. For this blog post about my camera lenses I've put together an eclectic gallery of photos - travel, street photography, portraits, food, wildlife etc. - taken by both Henry and I. A few of these you may recognise from recent blog posts but most of them are f-f-fresh off the boat, so even if you're not a budding blogger looking to level up your photography and learn more about camera lenses, you can just enjoy this post as 'Postcards from Kuala Lumpur'.
February 27, 2015

What's In My Camera Bag | My Camera Lenses & Guide to Prime Lenses

Today's post follows the 'Useful & Beautiful' theme of Posh, Broke, & Bored in which I share tips and hacks that c...

Easy Style hack - How to turn any handbag into a camera bag

Posh Broke Bored - Make your own stylish camera bag

How does a stylish woman reconcile her love for fashionable handbags with her need to carry heavy camera equipment? Ah, that enduring blogger conundrum (don't say 'Emasculate your boyfriend into being your full-time camera monkey'). Shock, surprise, but yes, you can carry a limited edition Lady Dior handbag on a day out with your girlfriends with a camera, two lenses, a stack of business cards, two polarising filters, AND your other everyday bits and bobs! The solution is so painfully obvious, that I can't believe it's taken me so many months of letting my Canon 600D get knocked about in my purse and my lenses wrapped in scarves to protect them from getting scratched.
February 18, 2015

Easy Style hack - How to turn any handbag into a camera bag

How does a stylish woman reconcile her love for fashionable handbags with her need to carry heavy camera equipment? Ah, that enduring ...

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...

Chiggas in Chateau / Pt. Deux

What's up, buttercup?


Despite not getting very much sleep at all (the story of my life; I just want to make nice things and get enough sleep, is that too much to ask?) I managed to rise early the next morning. Here's something I wish I knew when I was in college: waking up early is almost always worth it. After one powers through the initial excruciating start (for me it lasts as least an hour, I am not a morning person) and gets the ball rolling; hours just fly by, tasks get tackled with lightning effeciency, and lunchtime is greeted with a satisfaction that is almost like a drug. It's an amazing high that can last all day and do wonders for one's paradigm! Oh my God, I just wrote a whole paragraph on the joys of starting the day early, I am officially old. 
April 11, 2014

Chiggas in Chateau / Pt. Deux

What's up, buttercup? Despite not getting very much sleep at all  (the story of my life; I just want to make nice things and g...

What's In My Bag; Taupe and Mint.

Of all the many small victories that enrich my life (end of the day slashed prices at Waitrose, shoving my size 7 feet into a 6.5 shoe, shopping on The Outnet, waiting time for an Uber is less than 2 minutes etc.) none is so triumphant as pulling together a new handbag and refreshing its contents for a new season. Last winter I had an affair with a lady in red, my Sofia Coppola but decided that Spring should be a much more neutral but no less muted affair. I love my mum's taupe Saffiano but had to begrudgingly hand it back to her, so imagine my delight when I found a not entirely dissimilar version by H&M! Cheap as chips too, at £35. Of course for that price I could easily buy a knock-off Prada Saffiano but you know what my thoughts are on that. So whatever I saved from buying H&M instead of Hermes I allowed myself to spend on changing the contents of my purse, from wallet to iPad case to *ahem* a new camera. 


My new work bag for Spring. As well as everything in the picture above I also managed to squeeze in my macbook, my macbook charger, my travel documents, a jumper, and a few magazines. Lugged it all onto my flight back to Kuala Lumpur and surprise surprise, it fit in my seat's side compartment (beneath the window)! Impressed.
March 20, 2014

What's In My Bag; Taupe and Mint.

Of all the many small victories that enrich my life (end of the day slashed prices at Waitrose, shoving my size 7 feet into a 6.5 shoe, sh...

How I fell in love with a lady in red.

When it comes to handbag related promiscuity I think I fall squarely in the range between bag whore (in the words of Michiekins "Semua pun mau") and fairly committed. I'm neither the fashion victim who buys twelve variations of the It-bag à la mode to stay relevant on Instagram *cough* Celine luggage knock offs from China *cough* (on that note why do so many 'strivers' carry fake designer labels? They're just broadcasting their aspiration, or should I say, desperation to the world) nor am I the practical Parisian who's used the same Birkin all her life. No, when it comes to my baggage I go the rather midway route of buying merely one new piece a season and making it my hero bag. Or in this care, heroine...

November 08, 2013

How I fell in love with a lady in red.

When it comes to handbag related promiscuity I think I fall squarely in the range between bag whore  (in the words of  Michiekins  "S...

What's In My Bag; White & Gold


Louis Vuitton handbag // Chanel wallet // Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact (clair) // Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere purse spray // Chanel Rouge Allure lipgloss (No.68 Troublant) // La Mer the body creme // (fake) Beats by Dre // Leica D-Lux 5 Titanium // iPhone 5 // sketchbook from Kaison // white jade bangle // SmartCigs e-cigarette (menthol)

As the clocks move forward and the days become longer, likewise the new season calls for a lighter approach to accessorising. Why save white for summer, when all winter we've been deprived of brightness? Half-hearted semi-melted snow in the city does not count.

White & gold; my self-declared lucky colours for Spring. With of course touches of black here & there (lifelong habits take time to shed), and shades of grey & mint green.




If only I could spring clean & declutter my life as easily as I did with my handbag.

I got back to London this morning at 6 and have been unpacking all morning. Who knew that sorting and tidying a tiny apartment could be so tiring? Time for a power nap. Thank goodness it's a Bank Holiday! Not that it's relevant to us freelancing types, but any excuse to feel less bad about not doing any work today...!


xx



April 01, 2013

What's In My Bag; White & Gold

Louis Vuitton handbag // Chanel wallet // Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact ( clair ) // Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere purse spray // Chan...