Confession of an Asian StyleHolic

Celestina black sea shell clutch


I know this clutch can’t really stand it on its own because of it is unsymmetrical shape but it is surprisingly chic. It is not like that kind of chic that almost everyone carries after Anna Wintour declares it chic; but this is a chic and unique bag. Plus this will be never two same clutches because it is made from a real black shell clutch, kind of shell you find on the beach. You won’t find your normal officemate own a clutch made from black shell clutch, and if they ever own one it might be in their living room aquarium. So if you are carries this to company dinner, I’ll bet you’ll invite a lot of stares and queries. It going to be an exciting night. You are carrying a unique piece that is chic and guess what no one can get the same clutch. Black sea shell clutch for GBP547.66 at net-a-porter. Unique stuff also comes with ‘unique condition’. Black sea shell can’t be ship outside EU.




A unique clutch need not so typical dress like Alexander Mcqueen Striped knit column dress with padded angular shoulders for GBP994.21 at net –a-porter. This dress will give you slim illusion because of the combination of optical print and the structured shoulders. If you can, avoid too colourful print dress.


A unique clutch and not so typical dress need something sweet like Kate Spade black patent leather Gina peep toe pump at USD148.99 @ bluefly.

January 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Alexander McQueen Melrose tote


Green with envy. That is what you get if you carry this bag. First, they don’t because they are not really sure what you carry but once they take a good look at it, they’ll be looking at it and wish they can get this. This is Alexander McQueen, the King of Enfant Terrible.


This green bag reminds of jade. The priceless jade. It is a symbol of wealth, style and a lucky charm. Some jade I’ve seen is not like a shiny jade but a bit like an old, washed out jade and it price is like staggering high! I am not a stone expert but the stone I would choose is definitely jade.


This green, jade bag is something you might consider to choose. It is like a reinvent classic tote with a twist; the turnlock closure and metal feet. The colour is like a washed out green jade which I think very presentable, edgy and chic.Thanks God, it is not shiny green, because some shiny colour tends to look cheap, with an exception to black.



The inner lining is just sweet, sweet and sweet! Lucky, wealthycharm for USD1,435 at  

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment



Beijing Mayor, Guo JinLong has passed the baton in form of Olympic flag to London Mayor, Boris Johnson on the closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic. In 2012, London will host the Games, so I would like to suggest bags with strong British accent and still relevant until 2012 warning- this entry do not include anything from British skinny export, Victoria Beckham label – DVB.



The British monarch history can be trace back from the year 1000. This monarch is under hereditary concept. It means if you want to be king or queen of England or United Kingdom, the first thing they will ask you would be ‘who is your father or mother?’

Even your grandma will know who is Stella McCartney is. Ok, maybe they will like a little confuse, but that is before you mentioned her father, McCartney is the guy with that full fringe bang and working like a dog in one hard day night and in a boy band that once makes girls screaming and sweating. They are so cute during that era.   

In 2012, you will be sweating like triathlon athletes because of the hot and cute athletes with sporty, lean and tall with everything extra.  Wipe the sweats and drink your Evian.  Keep your towel and water it Stella McCartney for Lesportsac small bowling bag. This bag is everything in between, not too manly or and not too girlie. Maybe the only accessories that you can shares with your boy. If your boy said this bag look awkward for a man, just tell him something like ‘Darling, I am the style master, if you like to play safe most of the time,   eventually you’ll become irrelevant’. Say it; say it loud, and with a very strong and deep British accent!

Available for USD350.00 at   



She started as a punk style designer and leaves her mark when she dressed Sex Pistol for a gig. Her creation combines the notorious S & M, bondage with traditional British elements. Using yester decades fashion and cutting, she turns them into something very wearable, modern, relevant and stylish. Professor Vivienne Westwood is the most genius lady in fashion category (the author category goes to JK Rowling, most expensive hair dos goes to Cherie Blair, trying to hard to be Brit goes to Madonna, )

Vivienne Westwood Red Label large doctor bag looks simple or something you can get anywhere but girls I advise you to look really hard.  Nothing ordinary about this bag. If you match it with your Adidas sweat suit and Puma shoes, you’ll finish first, refined but at the same time not too ordinary. It sparks good girl, notorious girl elements and it is all happened at the same time. With sparks, you’ll be rushing in fastest speed to the finishing line…

Rush rush for red label large doctor bag @ for about 528.94 pound.



Someone told me that Denhem is actually in Australia. Or maybe that is Debenham in UK (pronounced Den-hem). Just like I heard the way to pronounce my favourite place for bargain in UK, Bicester (pronounce Bis-ter).Enough! Let’s forget about my pronounciation or geography lesson, let the real Brit teach you, it would be like Burberry of course. 

You’ll invite a lot of suggestion or impression in London 2012 if you carry Denhem. They may think that you want to be Brits or on your way to Nigella Lawson tea party or a girl who just want to have fun with the real Brit. The most important thing is you’ll be recognized for carrying one of the most exclusive and expensive British brand. In very traditional signature check canvas with dark nickel hardware, you can carry it in almost everyday from 2008 to 2012.  

Burberry Sophie bowler for USD550.00 at






Some may think his designs are ‘very runaway’ or too flamboyant for a real person. Some think sometimes he may out of track but that what make it  so desirable. If you wearing his neo-folk inspired jacket, it is something that will makes people wonder and asking who is that girl?


Whether it is neo folk or geisha kimono, create buzz at London on 2012 with trigger shoulder bag. The detachable gold and black plaited rope detail will shine like a gold medal. Yes, you are the real winner, not Michael Phelps  London Olympic is four years from now, just curious if he still interested to participate, with that monies from labels endorsement.


Claim your medal for about 974 pound at








August 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment


It is something only a few designers can do. Come out with something that is either odd or too overdone but still wearable. Alexander McQueen is one that kind of designer and he did it successfully. Fashion heavyweight, late Isabella Blow is one of his fans.

My personal favourite form Alexander McQueen is kimono inspired dress and shoes worn by Janet Jackson for McQueen flagship store opening in Los Angeles. So edgy…

McQueen bags are something that out of radar. Can really make a strong statement even if you are in your simplest dress. This brown leather with metal frame bag may look like some turtle shell than a bag but you know the nature or turtle or tortoise? They can live like for few hundred years and really strong from resistant. Just like a true fashionista. Maybe not the long life with competition and unreasonable diet and occasional drug , some of them die early thing but they are the strong. ‘Something’ likes Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty.

Time to make a statement with USD2,435 @ net –

August 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Alexander McQueen Union Jack Clutch

London is always be one of my favourite cities. It is like a new version of Harry Potter city (the old version disappeared mysteriously just after a witch name Daniel Radcliffe strip naked on stage). Centuries old buildings, amazing Thames and Soho (?!!) just bring out all the spirit of this exciting city. Oh… and the expensive Bond and Oxford Street. For some bargain, head to Bicester Village for fabulous rows of designers factory outlet.

What is the best souvenir you can get from London? Alexander McQueen’s Union Jack clutch of course. Inspired from one of the most recognizable flag in the world, this leather clutch is the most obvious way to tell everyone that you’ve been to London or you to express your patriotism, just like Mr. McQueen.

This is maybe look like a type of souvenirs you can get from the flea market in Bayswater but it is everything including exclusive (like 635 pound). The patent leather detailing and clasp fastening from pearl and diamante encrusted skull is a statement of luxury, classic and expensive. Just like the Queen of England.

This is a great souvenir. Shortcut to London at

August 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment