Now you should finish what you started. I have been working on The Chocolate Project for a good eight years, having first seen this concept in an Australian magazine called DOLLY when I was a teenager. The idea stuck with me throughout the years and I began collecting chocolate bar wrappers whilst I was atContinue reading “The Chocolate Project”
On Saturday 20th July 2013, I spent my last day in Hong Kong visiting the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin in northeast Kowloon. This museum was not on my bucket list, but I saw it in a brochure given to me by a hotelier that a Bruce Lee exhibition was opening on myContinue reading “The Spirit of Hong Kong”
A dress a day makes five days in the office: Monday New Look £25, bought circa 2007 Tuesday BCBG Max Azria, hand-me-down Wednesday Flowery dress, hand-me-down Thursday Forever21, RM 190 (£38) Friday Ribbon dress, gift from Bangkok
In my six months here in Singapore, I’ve had to throw away six pairs of shoes. How annoying! I’m no longer interested in fast, cheap fashion. Please give me quality and durability. • Black ‘snakeskin’ heels Condition: Fairly new, hand-me-down, no brand Duration: 5 wears before splitting in all sides • Dark blue ballet pumpsContinue reading “A log of lousy shoes”
Some people fancy themselves as vintage collectors, others are merely vintage pirates. Should pirates be allowed to keep their loot? Certainly not.
They say girls always talk about their wedding days, irregardless of whether they have boyfriends or not. Apparently, girls talk incessantly to each other about what their dream wedding would look like, what dress they want to wear and don’t realise how much this scares men. Well, last week El Cheapo came across this LolaContinue reading “Cheapskate wedding”
It all started when I stepped into Emporio Armani in Spinningfields and saw this dress. Before I had the courage to do so, a friend and I were hovering outside Hervia Bazaar, Manchester’s latest designer clothing boutique. The doorman said to us, “Come in and have a look.” We said no thanks, because as sawContinue reading “A taste for couture”
Converses – must be dirty to be cool. When I hosted a student radio show, I always asked my guests what their first impression of the UK was. Many cite the gloomy weather, the multiculturalism, the buses that run on time (an Indonesian student) and the buses that don’t (a Swiss student). My first impression,Continue reading “I ♥ Converse”