5Preview AW 17 Lookbook

Rhys and I filmed a lookbook showing pieces from 5preview's Autumn and winter collection. There's a handful of things I adore in this collection. A huge YES to the 'nothing is real' slogan, festive metallic outerwear/accessories, fun knits and faux shearling linings. Ahh! What's not to love?

film by Rhys Cox
music by Angelina


Last season, I talked about wood watches from JORD. Jord crafts cool timepieces that have a mix of rustic and industrial style. Wooden watches are unique. I don't see them that often. I like how the brand added contemporary and stylish elements to their products.

As the holiday period is approaching and our anniversary is coming up (ha!), I decided to give Rhys an early gift. I chose this walnut and black watch from the Hyde series. I was told they now offer to engrave the items so of course, I did not decline the offer! I don't think I've ever really given any miniature wooden items to anyone nor anything with engraving. I was pleasantly surprised when the watch arrived. The texts carved looked great on the wood.  It was packaged very well. The box it came with is also wooden with a little drawer (that got me well excited). They added bits and bobs for aftercare and maintenance of the watch too.

“This watch is a utilitarian dream. The wood is amazing and has such a nice quality and finish.
Plus the minimal watch face and brassy metallic details finish it so nicely. This is my new everyday watch.” - Rhys

If you're looking for snazzy watches for yourself or thoughtful gifts for your partner, loved ones, friends etc., Jord has something for everyone.

JORD is also offering you guys a 25% OFF your purchases).  Just sign up here to get your personal discount code and enter the giveaway:
(this link and code you receive will expire on 15th December 2017 at 11:59 PM PST. Don't miss out) 

BUT, since BLACK FRIDAY is here. You can access the secret sale using this code:
(secret sale ends at 27th November 2017 @11:59 pm PST)


Umbro came together with ASOS to create a 20+ collection of fun pieces. I got to pick a few of them.

I was not joking about my infatuation with Wes Anderson colour scheme this season. The collection is bold and relates to my obsession with quirky saturated tones. The items in this collection features a lot nostalgic streetwear/sports elements which is what Umbro is typically known for. They remind me of all the large sporty vintage crew-neck jumpers I endlessly hunted for during my cosy and funky hipster days. The mustard body is a limitless item so it will be excellent for layering but today, I chose to wore it with a green coat and corduroy trousers. That's as funky as I'll get for now.

top: Asos x Umbro, coat: Zara, corduroy trousers: charity shop, shoes: Vans

 photos - Michael Ha
ed. - Chariza

Honey Ginger

A pair of honey gingers landed in my shoe rack just in time for the pumpkin spice latte season (which I've been having repeatedly. Thanks to my trusty Caffe Nero loyalty card).

Anyway, these Gel Lyte V trainers tick a lot of boxes for me. It's suede (that's always a yes), perfectly cushioned, it has a sock-like spec which is remarkably beneficial and the colourway is very autumn/winter appropriate. I can't help but associate its brown shade to Wes Anderson's aesthetic and that's the palette I'm drooling for this season. My first outing with the shoes went well great and I thought the navy getup matched them well.

overall: Topshop (old), trainers: Asics, jacket: Waven

photo by: Rhys Cox

In Sepia

A blood orange day

One Two Three... Twenty Four

Oh hi! It's been a while.
Here's the story so far... I turned 24 about a week ago and I've hidden under this bucket hat since! Nothing much changed. I'm still 5'3 (or '2. I don't really know). A gym membership was acquired yet I did not and cannot stop hankering for the most unhealthy foods around. A useful info here - cheese twists and baos are my comfort food currently. Also, matcha is still my favourite flavour. My excitement about the weather hasn't changed either. I adore the look of summer however I don't appreciate the feel of a hot day. Yellow socks are still cool in my eyes. That's an obsession I have developed this year but I try not to be over the top about it. Utilitarian attires are also all sorts of correct for me at the moment. 
There's a hell of a lot more to this little tale but I decided not to bore you. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers!

photo by Rhys Cox

wearing: Carhartt bucket hat, H&M tops, Monki bottoms, Vans slip-on, Defect bag

Type 001 by De-fec't

TYPE 001
Utility Bag

De-fec't is an independent brand catering accessories and clothing with a utilitarian aesthetic. Rhys has relaunched the label this month and released a versatile utility bag. You would have seen it all over my instagram! The bag features a variety of specifications. Ideally, it made to be worn as an over the shoulder bag or a crossbody. It has different attachments, enough pockets and has interchangeable clips and velcro patches for customisation. You would be surprised how much this product can do for you. It's been literally part of all my attires recently. It fits what I need for every day and more. Depending on what vibe you're going for, it allows you to alter your outfits instantly from simply switching its specs. Everything about this bag really represents De-fec't and the brand's utilitarian purpose. I couldn't help to become as severely involved so check the full capsule and say hi to the lookbook models aka me ft. Sufian.

I couldn't be any more proud of what Rhys has achieved. As a crazy proud girlfriend I am, I am overjoyed to see the response and support we've received. It has been as successful release and so by popular demand, you are now able to preorder AGAIN at the end of this week. So don't miss out and get all the info at www.defect.london / instagram.com/defect.london

Red Hot Day

photography: Rhys Cox

It was one hot day (about 27 exciting degrees) in Southend-on-sea. So you know, this is when everyone and their doges come out to play. Rhys and I strolled around the seaside. We savoured the summer breeze, caught some vitamin D and enjoyed dogspotting. I also brought this red hot shorts from 5 Preview along with me. Lifeguard vibes! I can't swim well so don't trust me with that. It's just the mood.