Friday, December 31, 2010

Personal Shopper–Miu Miu Studded Bow Bag


We had a very interesting shopping experience recently that hit one of our favourite bag – the Miu Miu Bow bag. This one is a unique number of Miu Miu and it’s only available on selected designer stores. It is indeed timeless and the studded gold and silver details makes it a versatile carryall in formal function and glamorous night out.

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Versatile carryall with stunning gold hardware


I’m on the fence in the battle between gold and silver hardware on black bags. On the one hand, I really like the sophisticated look of this bag and the gold hardware gives a bag a glam sensibility and a bit of a retro edge that is perfect for some looks. Either way, sometimes something as simple as hardware colour is enough to make or break a look. This is a trend that when done right gives that perfect touch, a bit of a rocker edge.


Embellished bow at sides with detachable shoulder straps


Lovely gold & silver studs


An investment not to be missed!

I consider almost all of my handbags investment pieces and I love that most of them have a story behind them. As for this one, it’s definitely an investment not to be missed. It has embellished bows at sides, a detachable shoulder strap, two top handles with attached strap detail, zip across top to close and internal zip fastening pouch pocket.



Most importantly, it's totally high fashion yet maintains a whimsical air that makes it really fun. This one for you!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Back to Square One


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Mission accomplished, fun experiences and long ride home – all back to square one now. Before we end the year in the next couple of days, we are going to wrap up our journey back from Manchester.


brrrrr, freezing


Moving on, wrap up and go (my comfy Karen Millen coat)


Wee, the sale is still on!

The climax of our visit (apart from the shopping madness, tee hee!) was the Old Trafford – the home of Premier League club, Manchester United. I’m not a fan of any football clubs, but one thing that I can honestly said about this place, it gives me the ‘woo’ feeling just by looking at its majestic structure -the second largest English football stadium after the Wembley.


Inside the museum


After our short tour at the Old Trafford football museum, we continued our journey again - SHOPPING wee!! We squeeezeed our overloaded stuffs in the car and head off to hunt for handbags.



I found gorgeous designer handbags and that will be my next surprise to all Diva Darling readers. It’s posh, super functional, sophisticated for stylish mum and working lady. Stay tune with us for more exciting stories and news.

Hugs to all xxlove

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mad Boxing Day


We had an early morning trip to Manchester on Christmas day and it was Baltic as usual. Overall, ohhh I love Manchester! It is probably one of the best cities for shopping in the country and I kid you not, Manchester city centre and The Trafford Centre were open for business from 7am with cash registers ringing to the tune of tens of thousands of shoppers.


Busy morning in front of Selfridges on Boxing day


Outside the New Chapel Street

We were on time to arrive Selfridges but not early enough to grab our shopping spree list. What a shock! I couldn’t even go near to my sad looking Prada and Louis Vuitton handbags.The savviest shoppers had finished their trolley dash in time for Selfridges, in Exchange Square, crowds stormed the store, heading straight for the Gucci concession and mountains of designer handbags with up to 50 per cent off.



Off to Trafford Centre


Photographer a.k.a the hubb -is trying to shoot something and I don’t think it’s my hair.

Mulberry handbags were thrown away like vegetables on the display table and I was thinking, WHATTT!!! I can’t find the Daria satchel in Selfridges and it’s the same in Trafford Centre. I managed to grab a gorgeous looking Karen Millen white winter coat (will post it up tomorrow hopefully, wink!) and accessories for my next fashion show/ party. I will let you know more about this one soon.


From the main foyer level – it’s like a shape of a ship!


Before we indulged our tasty lunch…


Nom nom, it’s completely gone now

We were impressed with the main foyer of Trafford Centre – designed like a ship and really, it’s a good idea to bring your kids here to relax on the deck! The best thing here when you are missing food from home, you can find amazing restaurants for Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai food.


Magnificent chandelier


Ok folks, I’m going to hunt more things tomorrow in Birmingham and catch up soon!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hugs and Merry Xmas Everyone!

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It’s the time of the year where festive cheers are in the air permanently wherever you go in the streets with Christmas music, Christmas trees, snow, decorations and fake Santas romping about.


This year, I will be heading off to Manchester and soak myself in this festive mood with many heart warming Christmas songs, shops, departmental stores (I’ll keep my eye on the designer handbags) and restaurants. Those who are interested to use our personal shopper service, this is the perfect time to do it! Crazy sales all around UK and boxing day is the best.

I have a long list of places to go, winter nightlife and most important thing to do, SHOPPING!! Stay tune with us in Diva Darling and our Christmas ventures.

We would like to thank all of you friends and folks for your warm Christmas & New Year wishes and visiting our site. Wishing all our supportive readers and buyers, wherever you may be, warmest Christmas wishes and all the best in the New Year.

Warm hugs from Diva Darling team! xx love

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Knitwear


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I’m in Christmassy mood now! Woo hoo, gone are the days of bad novelty Christmas jumpers, every girl deserves some gorgeous knitwear to wear on the big day! You want to be stylish yet comfortable- remember you are going to be eating a big meal so go for a flattering cut!

For those who want to feel whimsical this Christmas and are inspired by the berry shade of mulled wine this sweater by Erdem is perfect. The butterfly graphic adds interest to what is otherwise a very simple jumper in a classic style. Wear this with a pair of black jeans and some cosy slippers!


Butterfly graphic, what a classic style!

If you like to keep things plain and this Alexander McQueen jumper dress is just what you need. The flattering silhouette created by the loose shape and casual style means there will definitely be room for seconds! Wear with a pair of black leggings and some brightly coloured nail polish- fingers and toes!

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Alexander McQueen jumper dress (left) and Zara ensemble (right)


Just a little eye-catching pink coffee cup cosy. You want?

Sonia Rykiel’s cashmere knit jumper in pale pink is perfect for girls who like to wear their hearts on their sleeves at Christmas. The kitsch heart is an update on the novelty designs of the past. Wear with your best denim jeans and lots of Christmas cheer.

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There you go Sonia – cashmere knit jumper (left) and Toast colourful knit socks (right)

If it’s luxury you crave on Christmas morning this cashmere sweater by Thomas Wylde is just what you need. The feathered arrow design adds just enough sparkle to the festivities and you’ll be really smug all day because, well, it’s cashmere. Wear it with a pair of jeans for day and a pair of Gucci leather trousers for night.

Thomas Wylde Asos Cut out Sleeve Jumper

Cashmere sweater by Thomas Wylde and Asos Cut Out Sleeve Red Jumper

Have a nice week folks, stay tune and catch us with new collection & stories!


The 3 of us staying cosy & warm – Me & Katie wearing DD collection Smile xx

DD wellies

I like Katie’s wellies,- promise I will wear mine soon! x

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Shopping SPREE!!


Get ready…A Shopping SPREE! is almost here…and you don’t want to miss it! This year, we’ll have more than what we have listed here for your personal shopper experience.

It's a crunch time for great holiday shopping and Diva Darling team would like to extend our shopping spree list for those who wants to use our personal shopper service. The shopping list below is just a guide of what we can find here and tag it along with my Christmas holiday trip! I wish I can put more but hey no worries, you can add more by filling up this form.

We are getting ready to bring new goodies for 2011 and need to make room for new inventory and what a great timing!

1. Mulberry Greta Medium Satchel – from RM2,500 (SALE!!)

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Oak grainy lambskin satchel with adjustable lobster clasp leather strap, featuring gold D ring with two leopard print large tassel charms and fastens with a gold magnetic closure. Greta satchel has one slip and one zip pocket and an internal Mulberry fob and lined in signature brown fabric.

2. Mulberry Mila Slim Zip Wallet – from RM1,400

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Black shiny textured leather Mila wallet has a large gold metal brand logo to the front, a signature zip pull to the zip top closure, one interior zip pocket, two note slips and eight card slips. Wallet is lined in signature fabric.

3. Marc Jacobs Little Ukita Leather Bag– from RM1,600

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Timeless and elegant, the slouchy mini Ukita from style king Marc Jacob's diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs, is an investment buy you'll want to tote all over town season after season. External features include a short top handle, detachable shoulder strap and concealed magnetic fastening at front. Fully lined with a logo print black and white canvas, this soft leather design is completed with two internal side pouch pockets and one zipped pocket.

4. Marc Jacobs Francesca Leather Bag– from RM2,300

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Brown leather 'Francesca' bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs. This bag has two short handles with gold detailing where they are attached to the bag. It also has a gold designer embossed plaque on the front and a detachable shoulder strap. It has a black and white monogrammed lining and a zipped interior pocket.

5. Mulberry Bayswater Patent-Leather iPhone Bag – from RM900

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Electric-blue patent-leather iPhone bag with a designer-stamped silver turn-lock fastening at front. Mulberry iPhone bag has silver hardware, a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, a compartment at back and an internal compartment, cutout detail at sides, is lined in black designer-stamped twill and fits all sized iPhones.

6. Tod’s D-Styling Bauletto Medio – from RM4,500

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Taupe toned leather "D-Bag". Double top handles. Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. Gold toned double zipper closure. Gold toned turn lock closure detailing with gold toned signature logo luggage tag label at both sides. Stitch detailing on body of bag. Tonal signature logo lining. Gold toned protective feet.

7. Anya Hindmarch Maeve Tote – from RM2,000

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Black leather cross body shopper bag with signature brand bow embossed detail. Bag has removable tassel, metal brand logo plate leather carry straps and cross body leather and fabric straps with clasps. Inside bag is fully lined and features key fob, pen pocket, zip pocket and one pouch pocket.

8. Louis Vuitton Wilshire Vernis – from RM2,500

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A structured tote that is large enough to carry a laptop or netbook, the Wilshire has an open top with a dock clip closure, pretty similar to the now iconic Neverfull. The long slender handles of the GM and MM will make it the perfect workhorse bag without sacrificing style and could easily turn into a casual evening bag.

9. Miu Miu Vitello Lux Cruise Bow Bag – from RM3,300

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Brown leather bag with gold toned hardware and double top handles. Detachable skinny shoulder bag with pleat detailing on body of bag. Brown leather bow details on both sides of bag. Brown leather strap with gold toned detailing and push lock closure to close the bag.

10. Chloe Paraty Medium Leather Bag – from RM5,200

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This Chloe Paraty bag has two top handles, a detachable shoulder strap, a designer stamp and piped panels at front, a zip fastening along top, twist-lock fastenings at sides to adjust size, an internal zip-fastening pocket and is fully lined in twill.

11. Gucci GG Sparkle Sukey Boston Bag – from RM2,400 (SALE!!)

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GG sparkle logo textile Boston bag with a double zip closure two handles and a detachable shoulder strap. This bag also features a leather and metal logo charm and stitch detailing.

12. Gucci “New Jackie” Large Shoulder Bag – from RM6,800 (SALE!!)


Black leather 'new Jackie' large shoulder bag by Gucci with a centre front gold clasp. The single handle has an adjustable buckle fastening and there is a double leather tassel detail on the left side. It is fully lined in black cotton with an internal zip pocket.

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