I got an email from Amelia of Duckling to Swan when she moved to Jakarta a while back. When I checked out her blog and IG feed I couldn’t get over how perfect her nails were. Currently drooling over her 4th inspired star manicure. Gold and bling chic! So I asked her and she was nice enough to [read more]
Happy New Year everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Diplo Style post and I thought I’d change it up a bit today. I want to share one of my favourite easy-to-put-together modern Filipiniana-inspired outfit that I wore to the Bruneian National Day reception I attended in Jakarta. I didn’t want to go [read more]
This post was inspired by The Spoiled Mummy. I’ve been out of sorts lately. So much life is just happening, that I can barely keep up! The lack of sun (sunset at 4pm is not something I am used to) and my lack of sleep is not helping. (The earliest appointment I could get for [read more]
Here is another bargain-hunting find in Berlin! It’s TJ MAXX under a slightly differen’t name. So if you are looking for a branded item for a much cheaper price or a quality investment piece, this is a great place to look before going to another store and buying it full-price! Sizing is limited to whatever they [read more]
“It’s a store by the same company that owns H&M but totally different style, more European street style than trendy.” This is how Deepa of Currystrumpet first described & Other Stories to me, when she proposed that we check it out when we met up in Berlin. After I checked out their amazing website, my [read more]
One thing that is definitely cheaper for us in Berlin than Jakarta is the clothes. Seriously! One would think that clothes will be cheaper in Indonesia, where a lot of the factories are, but for an expat that’s really not the case. (In Indonesia there is “local price” and “expat price” – jacked up I tell you!) [read more]
As a diplomat’s wife, I attended many receptions and parties. There are many times when I have to wear a Filipiniana gown or party dress and high heels. These receptions are usually cocktail-style so you are eating and socializing standing up. By the end of the night my poor tootsies hurt like heck and I’m dying to remove [read more]
I wanna share another Jakarta find… a gem of a place called Pistos. It’s a jewelry shop that is more accessible to my budget and with stylish, modern designs that are just to-die-for! Photos of the jewelry shop and the pieces that caught my eye after the jump!
Yay i finally got myself a Borneo Chic bag, after lusting for one ever since I attended their store launch! Though its not the cheapest, it is for a good cause, the Craft Kalimantan Network supports indigenous crafts from 6 areas in Kalimantan. The Borneo Chic brand uses these traditional weaves & creates fashionable modern [read more]
Last week I was invited to attend 2 Jakarta Fashion Week shows. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend one of them with Asian Fashion Law, but I was able to go with TD and Kaho of Chuzai Living to the Rusly Tjohnardi Atelier Fashion show. Just wanna share with you what I wore and the video of this [read more]
You would never believe what my most popular blog post is (most number of hits) – aside from “Sergio Ramos’ Girlfriend” that is. It’s my post on FINO leatherware! People from all over the world are searching for their website. Unfortunately they don’t have one. They have limited designs and quantities of their bags that [read more]
I don’t know why this posted despite putting it on draft mode. It’s a bit redundant of my previous post, but what the heck…So sorry! Bear with me while I decode this Polyvore sharing feature. Ooops!
Hi guys! So sorry my blog has been so erratic lately! I’ve focused my energy on my new baby, my DIPLOshop. Just trying to get it off the ground is taking a lot of energy and time. I’m actually feeling a relapse of carpal tunnel symptoms because I am not only spending a lot of [read more]
This is sorta fun because it’s sorta hip-hop meets ultra-luxe. I know.. I know… again with the white and gold! What can I say? It’s DiploStyle! Nude + Bling by thediplomaticwife featuring 14k jewelry Click on the pictures below to find out where it’s from and how much it costs. LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH [read more]
Last Saturday we were invited to the farewell reception for the Japanese Ambassador at Hotel Nikko. I was excited to see our DiploFriends after being away for the holidays AND because it was the perfect occasion to use my new Kimono-inspired top from Tyler Philippines. I wanted to use a Filipiniana piece to show that Filipiniana [read more]
When I am in Manila I already have go-to brands and stores. Jakarta is a very brand conscious city and it can be unnerving for someone like me, who never used to be into brands. Check em out after the jump!
As I was walking towards the Fino store in Powerplant Mall Rockwell, I discovered a new store that reminded me of another favorite of mine (FIRMA). The new store is called CURA V and it basically sells beautiful things curated from all over the world for the home, novelty items and fashion accessories, just like FIRMA. [read more]
After having lunch with OC Mom in Manila and (eye)candy at Chelsea in Serendra, I went with OC Mom to EchoStore where she was hoping to get refills for her Messy Bessy cleaners. I love that we have stores like this in Manila now!
I love that I’m married to a man who wears french cuffs and cufflinks daily. He’s always loved french cuffs, even before he entered into the diplomatic corps… and I totally love this about TD. They are just so much sexier than buttons. =P I love seeing him put on his cufflinks in the morning. [read more]
Just a quick post on yesterday’s Malaysia Day Reception. I didn’t take my SLR so please bear with the few iPhone shots that I took. I wish I took more pics but it’s not an easy feat to hang on to one’s bag/shawl/food while mingling AND take photos at the same time! =P Pictures after [read more]