Tuesday, December 31, 2013

L I F E / Lots of love

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New year's is my favourite celebration ( for the same reasons as Monday is my favourite day of the week) : a clean slate, new beginnings, dreams, enthusiasm and big plans.

Though this year I'm planning for less. Instead of aiming to do more of this or that I'm going to simplify and minimise more. Reduce my stuff, reduce the amount of obligations and focus on fewer things.

Goodbye 2013, you were fantastic. A year filled with a lot of exciting project and a lot of lovely people and I got into a mosh pit for the first time and survived. Leaving you with some images from my tumblr curation for SHOWstudio from earlier this year. Wishing you all lots of love and inspiration for 2014 Cheers!

Luisa Zissman - Beach Body

Beach Body UK


To All My Readers: Have A FANTASTIC New Year 2014

2014 is fast approaching... while I am enjoying myself and later ushering 2014 in Bangkok... I want to wish everyone a fantastic 2014 and may the new year bring more luck and joy to all of you!

To a bigger better Happy 2014!

Best wishes from

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

I N T E R I O R / Sunday Office

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Meet my Sunday office.
These snapshots literally show that there is no clear line between my work and personal life. Though everyone seems to say that you shouldn't mix business with pleasure, I have no intent to separating the two. (btw, feel so incredibly lucky to be working together with my wonder boy Romeo more often next year). Instead of the usual office hours on Monday to Friday from 9 to 5, I forget about the hours that get poured into my projects or how much cash they will bring in. It all becomes more about pushing your own skills and the quality of your work itself instead of how it will pay off.

Currently planning things for 2014 and it is so exciting! Workaholic is such a negative term for someone who dedicates time to something, or better said forgets about time. Being unproductive and doing nothing stresses me out more than long to do lists and when inspiration comes I like to take advantage of it and act on it while it is still fresh; even if it's 2 o'clock in the morning on a Sunday.

lego brick containers
white Moleskine
Maison Martin Margiela scent
shoe boxes

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mr Porter International SALE Is Now On! Up To 50% Off!

Mr Porter Sale Is Now On! Up To 50% Off with FREE SHIPPING To Singapore

The best sale online has started. Shop dapper looks or go edgy... Mr Porter ensures all guys are dressed smart and right for any occasions. With their Fall Winter 2013 sales starting and FREE SHIPPING to Singapore... you will hit yourself hard if you missed their markdowns!

So shop away...

Click here to get some fantastic style find at super attractive sale prices!:-P

Source: Mr Porter

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Extra 10% Off Sales Items At Matches Fashion This Boxing Day!

Extra Reason To Shop On Boxing Day! Extra 10% Off Sale Items At Matches Fashion Today

More reasons to stock up on your New Year Fashion 'arsenal' with Matches Fashion giving away an Extra 10% off sale items on Boxing Day, 26 Dec only!

Hurry before all the discounted made even more affordable sells out:-)

Enter EXTRA10 during check out.


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W E A R I N G / Quick Christmas update / hope no one is reading this

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Hope that everyone got what they wanted for Christmas, is surrounded by friends and family and is eating lots of delicious food instead of reading this blog post. But for the ones who are working, for some reason can't be with their friends, that is totally fine as well. Tradition says we all MUST be have a fantastic time, look great, be perfect, have the perfect gifts on the 25th and 26th of December. If all those things aren't happening on these exact dates, who cares? There is no reason for it not to come together on any other random day of the year.

A reduced wardrobe is finally starting to pay off, in time. I got dressed in under 15 minutes, and have a spare half our for this quick update. Now off to a get myself into a food coma. Merry-whatever everyone!
dress: Cheap Monday (old) (similar)
necklace: &Other Stories (old)
bracelet: thrifted

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

To All Friends Of myMANyBags, Merry Christmas!

Merry Merry Christmas 2013 To All My Readers

In just a few hours, it will be the best time of the year... Christmas day! So here's wishing all my brilliant readers a super duper fantastic Christmas and enjoy lots of holiday cheer and presents:-)

Happy Holidays!

Best wishes from

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L I F E / Minimalistic, Vegan, Coconut, Vanilla Cubes

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I love this recipe for how minimalistic and uncomplicated it is; only four ingredients, very few steps, very little time and it is vegan (meat/dairy production wastes natural resources). Usually I like my food as colorful as possible, but these creamy vanilla coconut cubes just screamed Love Aesthetics. So here it is; my first ever food related blog post! I am not a very good cook so don't expect more recipes, but these are so easy to make and the result is so beautifully that I could not not share this with you guys.

Ingredients explained/
Agar Agar is an Malaysian/Inonesian desert, very similar to jelly pudding with a sightly more bitable texture, if made with water it is incredibly thirst quenching. Though unlike gelatin jelly which is an animal product (made out of animal bones and pig skin), Agar Agar is plant based made out of seaweed. It comes in a variety of colors and flavors but for this recipe you'll need the flavorless, colorless kind (avoiding all the artificial ingredients). You can find it at almost every Asian supermarket, it is also known as Kanten in Japan. Instead of sugar I used agave nectar, but you can use whatever sweetener you want.

1/ Prepare the Agar Agar as instructed on the package. But instead of using water, use coconut milk. Bring the coconut milk to a boil, add the powder, the agave nectar and the seeds of the vanilla bean. Stirr well and take your pan off the heat.
2/ Pour the mixture into a container. Let it cool off outside the fridge for a while to give the vanilla seeds a chance to sink to the bottom before the pudding sets.
3/ After about an hour in the fridge, cut the agar agar into cubes. If you insert your knife a little diagonally like I did, you'll get slightly inclined cubes with visually more 3D effect.
4/ Take them out, flip them over to expose the black vanilla speckles and eat!
/agar agar powder
/coconut milk
/a vanilla bean
/agave nectar (or sugar)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Short Blue Hair

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W E A R I N G / See Through Coat

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Have been eyeing this long, matte, plastic coat for -literally- years. But for some reason, every time I go into a Muji I become completely obsessed by all the stationary and forget about the rain coat. While visiting my mom in Germany last week, I made a special stop at their Dusseldorf store to finally pick it up. The rainy weather made sure I didn't forget about it this time.

Though I'm not only wearing it specifically for the weather it was made for as you can see, I like how the futuristic frosted plastic adds a bit of high tech to a simple jeans and sweatshirt and creates so much visual depth. One honest little negative point on it though; after using it a couple of times the plastic becomes scratched and wrinkled and doesn't stay as smooth as when it was fresh out of the package.

An entirely different subject; the rare winter sun. So lucky to have caught a glimpse of it. The light at this time of year is so different because of the low position of the sun; magical colorful sunsets, warm light and elongated shadows.
rain coat: Muji
jeans: Acne
mock neck sweatshirt: Uniqlo
heels: Tibi
bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Thursday, December 19, 2013

B E A U T Y / NYE Hair: Slicked Back Glitter

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This is what I'm planning to do with my hair on the last night of 2013 to celebrate and say goodbye to this fantastic year. It's still unsure what I'll be wearing on NYE, but I can already foresee that it will be something basic and plain. Instead of adding accessories, I like to experiment with cosmetics instead. Doesn't mean it requires much time (if only we had more time), special skill or many products; just one simple, radical plan; like covering every single hair in sparkles! I love to put tacky, cheap things in a different context.

Here's what I did
1/ Apply a big blob of gel on your finger tips and run it through the roots of your hair. Repeat until the front and top part of your hair are looking evenly 'wet'.
2/ Comb your hair to the back, distributing the gel even more.
3/ With a soft brush smooth out the hair from front to back with long strokes and put it into a low ponytail.
4/ Let it dry for a couple of minutes.
5/ Take out the hair tie. I love how the low ponytail creates a wave in the back and gives this hairdo a lot of shape. But you could also straighten it out at this point.
6/ The party you've been waiting for. Spray the glitter all over!

It was close to impossible to capture the millions of sparkles in a photograph, some of it became visible with a flash. But trust me, this is something that must be tried and seen in real life, I'm not exaggerating when I tell you it is about ten times more sparkly.
soft brush
a bit of gel
hair tie
glitter hair spray

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Celebrate Christmas with Montblanc

Below: Celebrate Christmas with fabulous gifts from Montblanc... Any guy will smile ear to ear if he ever finds a Montblanc timepiece under his Christmas tree... Get that special guy in your life a Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours or a Star Quantième Complet timepiece... 2 of the best Montblanc timepieces that will indeed make the most memorable Christmas gifts!
Below: Beyond timepieces, Montblanc also has leather goods such as the handsome Meisterstück Selection or the contemporary StarWalker Carbon Pen. As for the lovely ladies in your life, charm them with Princesse Grace de Monaco collection this Christmas... a jewellery collection that is the epitome of classic beauty and an enduring symbol of femininity and romance.
Memorable And Exquisite Christmas Gifts From Montblanc

With Christmas just less than a week away, are you still fretting over what gifts to get for your friends and family?

Fret not, Montblanc has a fantastic selection of coveted gifts ranging from timepieces to leather goods, writing instruments and jewellery that will suit any guy and girl with discerning taste.

My picks are
1) Modern and unconventional, the StarWalker Carbon Pen is a distinctive statement of contemporary elegance. Featuring a carbon fibre body and ruthenium-plated fittings, the Starwalker Carbon ingeniously delivers a polished writing instrument that is robust yet light.

2) For the aspirational young working professional looking for something to celebrate their individuality will derive great pleasure with the Meisterstück Selection of everyday business essentials; unparalleled in providing the stylish man with the freedom of chic self-expression. An extensive range of leather briefcases, wallets, notebook and business card holders have been masterfully crafted in an array of newly added colours such as elegant flannel, warm cognac and rich burgundy, inviting the bold to add a touch of personal flair to their daily business dealings.

3) Of course, anyone who receives a Montblanc timepiece will feel on top of the world. For that important men in your life, a Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours timepiece will make a most unforgetable x’mas gift. Inspired by Nicolas Rieussec, the celebrated inventor of the first patented chronograph, the timepiece blends seamlessly classic elegance with modern functionality. But for guy whose style is charmingly dapper, why settle for anything else when the Star Quantième Complet compliments any modern gentlemen perfectly. Giving the gift of time will ensure your festive well wishes will be remembered every moment of the coming year.

4) Not forgetting the ladies, the Princesse Grace de Monaco collection is beffting any lady of grace and beauty. Inspired by the enduring beauty of the rose, the favourite flower of legendary film star Grace Kelly, each piece from the collection is the epitome of classic beauty and an enduring symbol of femininity and romance. These are gifts will brighten any Christmas for the lovely ladies in your life.

The wide range of offerings from Montblanc ushers in the upcoming festive season with gifts that will truly be cherished for generations. Now you have no excuse not to share good Christmas cheer this coming festive holiday!

Source: Montblanc

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A C C E S S O R I E S / Favorite Footwear

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Dear shoes,
The fact that you're not getting picked as often anymore in the morning doesn't mean I don't love you the most. I am leaving you safely in the wardrobe to protect you from the muddy boots in the busy trains that will damage your delicate materials and the splatters coming off the wet concrete as the wheels of my bike ride over it. Just knowing that I have you guys (and I recognize that this is a strange form of greed), is enough for me; I don't even mind wearing the wrong shoe.

Every single pair of these involved a search, a long wait, the feeling of -if only I had this pair in to complete this outfit- in the morning and lastly; finding them on a strange corner of the internet or coming across them on an unexpected place. So happy to have this little collection, this is my favorite footwear.
Nike Cortez here
Tibi Shane heels
Dr. Martens '2011 (similar)
Nike Air Max 1 glow in the dark

Thursday, December 12, 2013

D I Y / Architectural, Origami, Marble Christmas Trees

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Some temporary objects to decorate your apartment with.
It is almost magical to see a flat piece of paper take on architectural shapes by adding a few well placed folds. After picking up a book on origami at the library, my kid and I got to folding some paper Christmas trees. Though the end result of these trees was quite cute, I liked them more when they were half way finished and didn't want to keep folding and cutting the paper into an obvious pine tree shape.

/ Stick the adhesive marble foil on half of your paper.(optional)
/ Fold your paper in half both ways and diagonally, creating four creases as shown on the third image. The bigger the paper, the better. I used a square of 50cm x 50cm.
/ Bring two opposite corners together and fold them inwards creating a small square as shown on the fourth image.
/ Fold the two outer corners towards the middle crease creating a kite shape, do this on both sides. It should look like image number five now.
/ Open up the entire thing and notice the architectural forms that the paper will take on (image six). It looks like a building or a tent, you could leave it as is.
/ To make the shape more triangular, pine tree-like, fold the creases that you have creating inwards and outwards, alternating.
/adhesive marble printed foil

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Prada Pre-Spring 2014 Gifts Collection

Below: Add instant tropical vacation fun with Prada's Hawaiian Holiday inspired 'Pre-Spring 2014' Gifts Collection... I love the fun leaves and floral luggage tags to decorate any bags!
 Below: Only Prada can turn kitsch to chic... these luggage tags makes joyful gifts for Christmas...just in time for year end getaways!

Hawaiian Vacation Inspired: Prada Pre-Spring 2014 Gifts Collection

Fall Winter 2013 is fast coming to an end with end of season sales starting everywhere and new resort merchandise invading the stores. With Christmas coming, we will be spoilt for choice on gifts for ourselves or our friends and family.

For this Christmas, I welcome any pieces from Prada’s Resort 2014 Gifts collection. Inspired by Hawaiian vacations with florals and holiday motifs that beckon an island getaway, these are fun accessories to ease any winter blues. I love the kitsch nature of the bold graphic designs, only Prada can turn ‘tacky’ to chic. All those tropical leaves and florals makes me want to travel! I love the idea of embellishing all my bags with those colourful luggage tags to give it that holiday spin. Instant holiday makeover!

The small leather goods from coin purses to wallets will inject holiday joy when you flash them out from your pockets. Ain’t that going to bring any smiles to any friends and family like all holidays do? I want the tiger coin purse or the wallets with the sunset/palm trees motifs.

Below: Such cute coin purses... The tiger one is my must-have!
I don’t know about you... but Prada Resort 2014 Gifts collection makes me look forward to summer 2014 already. I am keenly awaiting the printed bags... but for the time being, these little vacation inspired accessories will stand in to ease the wait. I sense a little festive treat coming this weekend for me!

Source: Prada