Saturday, 25 March 2017

My Holy Grail Items feat. Scott Bateman




This is blog post is a collaboration with Scott Bateman , a blogger based in Toronto. We have decided to write about our Holy Grail Items that we own and we'll tell you the reason and story behind each item. 

Before I go further, a Holy Grail item is basically an item on which I cannot live without. As for this post, everything is not according to any category, it's more like a random Holy Grail.



Photo courtesy of Zara.com
Red Biker Jacket from Zara

Who would've forget this biker jacket ? Everyone will immediately know that I cannot live without this jacket - like literally

As far as I remembered, I have featured this jacket 4 times in this blog which is here , here , here & here. What's the story behind this jacket? Everything is clear as day in mind. I was scrolling through Zara apps back in November 2015 and I saw this jacket from the Autumn Winter 2015 collection. My first reaction was " who would wanna wear this loud colour ? " and guess who wore this so-called loud coloured jacket ? Yes, me! Oh the irony. 

Anyway, I was in Pavilion KL, just casually strolling around the shops as usual. I was bored so I went to Lot 10 which is just 2 minutes walk away from Pavilion and entered Zara. I had no intention on buying anything since I was in a budget at that time but when I saw this red biker jacket, I was in awe. I quickly tried it on and took some selfies - things I love doing, taking mirror selfies in dressing room. In case if you didn't know, Zara does their Biannual sales at the end of December and in the middle of June each year so apparently this jacket was in the sale's rack. Purchased it and never regretted anything. Since then, it has been my go-to jacket and my holy grail jacket.


Photo Courtesy of Dior.com
Dior Homme Black Tie 145S Sunglasses

This was my first ever preloved purchase. I was never a fan of designer sunglasses but when I saw this particular pair, I was completely in love. Well, for a person who has an oblong-shaped face, a rectangular shaped sunglasses works well - but I do wear other shapes too

It was easy purchasing this one and the fact that I saved hundreds of Ringgits , it makes me really appreciate this sunglasses so much. I have been wearing it almost every single day since I got it. Unlike most of the other stuffs I got, I rarely got any compliment but that's just because it has a much rather regular shape, it's not a loud sunglasses that would make people notice you from far and to me, that's a good thing. 

Since then, it has been my Holy Grail item and believe me, no other sunglasses can replace this particular Dior Homme sunglasses.

Photo Courtesy of hm.com

Suede Jodphur Boots from H&M

I am not really a fan of boots but this particular pair of boots are an exception. The process on getting this boots was not as simple as you'd think. Basically, this Jodphur boots are not available in any H&M store in Malaysia so I had to ask my dear friend, Salman, who lives in London to purchase it for me. He then sent it to me and when I got it, it was unbelievable. It definitely has the Saint Laurent aesthetic which is what I am looking for in a pair of boots. 

I have been wearing this boots every time when I feel lazy to wear sneakers. Sometimes I wear it with a smart casual outfit to class. It is really a versatile pair of boots and it really fits my personal style. 

Photo Courtesy of Gucci.com
Gucci Marmont Belt

Getting this belt was a pain in the ass. I basically ordered it online without any knowledge on the size of the belts. When I received it, it was too short for me so I had to request for a return for a new size. After that, I had an issue with the customs but thank god, after a week of returning for an exchange, I manage to wear this belt for every single day. 

When I first saw this belt in store, I was in awe. At that moment, I realised that I really need this belt. After a few months of saving up my money, I manage to cop this belt and it has been my holy grail item since then.

Yes, I wear it every single day. Sometimes I tucked in my shirt or t-shirt inside my jeans but sometimes when I feel like I am a lazy ass person, I just never tuck in. After all, it is a belt which secure your jeans to your waist.

Photo Courtesy of AlexanderMcQueen.com
Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers

It was worth it. Literally. Well, I guess most of you guys have probably read about this particular sneaker and for those who has been following my Instagram, you'd know that I've been wearing this sneaker to death. 

Well, the story behind the sneaker is pretty self-explanatory. I fell in love with the look of the sneakers collection by Alexander McQueen and I saved up my money to buy it and I immediately wear it once I swipe my card at the cashier. 

The very reason that this sneaker is my Holy Grail because it is a very distinctive sneaker. Tell me, what other brands have the oversized sole on their sneakers ? - I can name a few tbh. Other than that, people recognize me wearing this and I have received tonnes of compliments because of this sneaker.


Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

One of those perfume which people will recognise me because I am the only person who sprays it on me. When I first got it as a birthday gift from my best friend, I was so happy and I kept on spraying it on me almost every single day. Since then, it has been my holy grail perfume which I couldn't live without. Oh yes, I did a review on it so you can read it here.


Photo Courtesy of YSL.com
T-Rex Intarsia Sweater from Saint Laurent AW16 Collection

Yes, I know, this sweater is a seasonal item. How the hell it suddenly became my holy grail ? Well, I was never a fan of sweater until one day, I went to Saint Laurent store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and I decided to give this sweater a try. At that moment, I thought that the sweater was a mere meh. Then, after a few weeks of thinking, I have decided to purchase it and it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

I have been wearing the sweater for almost every single day and most people recognise that sweater because I wore it to death - not literally


Photo Courtesy of Sephora.com

Sephora Mud Mask

Me and my sister are a huge fan of skin care products. My sister spends hundreds of Ringgits buying skin care products and it has bring a huge difference to my sister's skin. In camera, he skin looks STUNNING.

Anyway, I saw this Sephora Mud Mask whilst I was in Sephora and I decided to give it a try. At first I was a bit skeptical about this but after a few times of using this product, I never regretted purchasing it and would love to repurchase.

This mud mask has helped my skin to reduce the white heads and clear out my pores. Yes, this is my Holy Grail item for skin care and I could never imagine my life without this mud mask.



That's basically it. I have shown you all the secret stuffs that only people around me knows. While you're still here, how about you head down to Scott's blog and read on his Holy Grail items ? And hey, check out his Instagram and give him a follow because his Insta feed is aesthetically pleasing. If you're interested for his other social media ; Pinterest and Twitter.




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