THE FAIRYTALE STORY OF A FASHIONABLE PRINCESS

Once upon a fashionable time, somewhere between Paris Fashion Week, there was a fashionable princess from the land of a thousand smiles, seated at most front rows. And this is her story…. 

Ranked the 5th in the 2009 Forbes’ List of 20 Hottest Young Royals, Sirivannavari Nariratana is the only daughter of Crown Prince Maha Vajralongkorn. Yes, she is the royal granddaughter of Thailand. She plays badminton (a competitive one) and she’s no stranger in Paris Fashion Week, as she is a designer and already presented her collections at the last edition of Paris Fashion Week last year.

Reportedly a loyal customer of Pierre Balmain, she attended five shows at Paris Fashion Week recently. Check out her majesty’s styles. That’s what I called a “Fashionable Princess”.

ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE

Have you ever found something that become one your favorite beauty items accidentally? What I meant here, you never read the review about that products, nor anybody in your circles ever used them. You just bought that item because at that moment, you needed it badly and you can only find that product. 

I did. Lots of times actually. But recently on my trip to Bangkok, Thailand, I found this remarkable if I may say, nail polish remover. I didn’t buy it because of the cute packaging, obviously. I bought this Boots Nail Polish Remover with Rosemary Oil because at that time, right before boarding back home to Jakarta, Indonesia where I live, I realized I have 10 chipped nail polish on my fingers that looked so ugly. Searching around for drugstores inside the airport, I found Boots. I have soft heart for every drugstores around the world, and of course Boots is one of them. And the only nail polish remover available there at that time is this. So without any further hesitation, I bought it. 

Surprisingly enough, it did remove my dark nail polish in one swipe. It was a fast action with this remover, and I think it’s the extract of rosemary oil that didn’t leave my skin taut. And unlike other harsh cheap nail polish remover out there, it didn’t make my nails looked dull afterwards. It didn’t leave any acetone smell afterwards either. So I can say that I’m more than happy with this product, but the only problem is: I only bought one, I’m almost running out of it. 

WHEN IS OUR TURN?

I forgot when I first fell in love with the brand. For the fast fashion lovers, this Swedish brand is definitely IT!

H&M. Personally, I visited every H&M stores I could find whenever I went abroad. But the most memorable H&M moment for me was when I went to H&M in Singapore for their opening party, September last year. I went to the opening the night before (invitations only) and it was a blast to see Singaporeans lined up the day before the store opened for public (see pictures above). Even though I didn’t know most of the local celebrities and VVIP in Singapore, I snapped a pic of Denise Keller and shopped my guts out that night (yes we were invited to shop). 

After hearing so many rumors about H&M in Indonesia where I live, well … eventually, H&M will open sooner in Bangkok, Thailand. Reportedly will be open on September 29, 2012, it will occupied two floors in Siam Paragon. Congratulations. (I wish I can be there for the opening party as well-hello PR people??)

Update news: H&M will open its’ door sooner on September 22, 2012 in Malaysia. Spread across 36.000 square feet at Lot 10, Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur, it’ll be the first store in Malaysia before the second one in Setia City Mall, Shah Alam.