Mansur Gavriel

Monday, July 21, 2014


I haven't been all bag craze in awhile, until this impeccable looking thing came along.
Black on red, genius! It really does beat the Noé anytime, anyday. Sorry but it is true. Mr Vuitton must be disappointed.
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Dine Like A Gallomania

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wilfred romper  ⏐ Forever 21 hat  ⏐  Matiko platforms  ⏐  Saint Laurent bag
Gallomania is a term used to describe an obsession of all things French. There was one part of my life where I absolutely adore the French. French music, French culture, French fashion, French food, French chateaus... to a point where I enrolled myself to Alliance Franais to learn the French language. However, no regrets without a doubt. 

Of course as I grew older, this ridiculous obsession faded. However, there are still those days where I wished I was a Parisian, dressing up in an all black attire getting a quick fix of espresso before I proceed to my luncheon meeting at Rue Saint Honoré. In reality, me sipping espresso at one of the random cafes in Penang is more likely the case. Well, you can't run away from your reality.
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Not That Black Errthang

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Topshop skirt  ⏐  Missha crop top  ⏐  Jeffrey Campbell heels  ⏐  Alexander McQueen heels
For a friend's wedding, I decided to put on this ensemble. It was basically two pretty simple separates but what 'made' the outfit was definitely the clutch. The flower prints on silk, until this day I still could not hold my admiration over it. It is so beautifully crafted, as how McQueen does it. Genius.
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Le Duffel Six

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Masterminds, past and present in this purely and happily irrational industry of fashion.

"I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style." - Yves Saint Laurent
"I like the idea of paradox, between the authentic fabrics and sophisticated shapes between masculine and feminine." - Hedi Slimane
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The Breakfast Club

Thursday, July 3, 2014

My short weekend trips to the capital have been filled with brunch meet ups with old friends, the occasional coffee break, quick retail fix and late night drinks. Of course, I am also there to fulfil some important errands. But other than that, I am busy taking in and noting down pretty memories from my fun filled journeys. 

I recently developed a love for homegrown designers, Dude & The Duchess in particular for its simplicity in design. The collection is minimalistic with a good flair and workmanship is surprisingly top notch. True to a quote from Donna Karan, "Design in a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable."
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

'When you are feeling uncertain, nothing good comes your way. When you are not, everything comes in a bundle. LIFE.'

In general, I am a very anxious person under certain circumstances especially when I am in doubt or feeling extremely uncertain. The usual symptoms of course involve a lot of stomach churning. During my younger days, I taken up a very habit of finger biting (big no no, thank god I quit!) and of course during my adolescent years I took up another horrendous habit of peeling (Quitting Quitted). These days, I am trying a more holistic approach of drinking tea or using tinctures from my past Whole Foods rendezvous (I would be lying if I say I don't miss this organic grocery store). I wish the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' quote works but sadly it is harder said than done for me. I used to doubt myself a lot, about my capabilities. Hey, I admit I am a pessimist. Lately however, I came into a conclusion that me doubting my capabilities is trivial.  I am actually a pretty capable person. 
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Helmut Helmut Lang shirt  ⏐ T by Alexander Wang skirt  ⏐ vintage belt  ⏐  vintage Chanel bag  ⏐ handmade embroidered slippers ⏐ Dsquared2 sunglasses 
Dressing up for the theatres call for something more comfortable. It isn't really a matter of the items individually, it is always the 'put-together' of the outfit. I have fast replaced my usual theatre get-up of hoodie and shorts with plain viscose t-shirts and maxi skirts. Also, accessorise, accessorise, accessorise! Despite various opinions, I always believe in taking pride in the way you dress is a great way to gain confidence and for others to have confidence in you.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Muntri Mews 
77 Muntri Road, Georgetown, 10200 Penang

If you would ask me what is my favourite local delicacy, a good bowl of warm Jawa mee hands down. It truly is from Jawa with love. Ok maybe not. Penang will do fine. 
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