I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.


Welcome to Mayfair, Bally!


Jacket & Bag – Bally. Sweater – Uniqlo. Trousers – Zara. Shoes – Acne Jensen boots


Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery





Hedonism Wines


Annabel’s chocolate cake, at Mount Street Deli




Mount Street Deli





Jacket & Bag – Bally. Extrafine Merino knitwear – Uniqlo. Trousers – Zara (similar). Shoes – Acne Jensen boots

Oh Mayfair. Home to old-school London opulence and playground to hedge fund boys; and reportedly – the scene to Prince Philip’s stag night, way back when. Dusty terracotta-orange bricks punctuate the neighbourhood, Victorian filigree curling around the frames. And the occasional Lamborghini, parked like boys’ bicycles on the curbs. Soon to add to the flags of the not-so-commonwealth along New Bond Street is Swiss brand Bally who, those of who will remember, my sister from another mister (in my dreams) – tucked in a corner at number 45, designed by none other than David Chipperfield Architects (of Hotel Cafe Royal, Valentino NY flagship…) In the lead-up to the store launch I worked with Bally on leading a new video series named #BallyMayfairWelcome, essentially doing what new neighbours do and knock on doors of their Mayfair neighbours, pie in hand. Of course, in some cases we ate the pies… Annabel’s chocolate cake at Mount Street Deli will change your life (TEAM CHOCOLATE) – you heard it here first. The videos are being released in the Bally blog, but do keep an eye out on their Twitter and Instagram as from the sneak peeks I’ve been seeing so far it looks a right stunner. Think leather shoe boxes lining the walls, mid-century furniture and stone stairwells…

I’m coming to realize that I never managed to share this news here, but I’ve been consulting for and managing the Bally social media accounts since July. (The amount of times I very nearly tweeted chocolate cravings and in-bus rages from that account… heart palpitations.) Do come by and say hi soon!

Many thanks to Laetitia (another sister from another mister) for helping with the photos of me. In Collaboration with Bally.

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  1. Trang

    Beautiful pictures. That font of the Bally logo I really like..

  2. Gorgeous pictures! I absolutely love the way Mayfair looks; so posh and elegant!

  3. Soojung Song

    love the way you write! so much wit.

  4. stunning photos…Happy Thursday, Shini :)


  5. Wow! Amazing photos, stunning architecture and perfect outfit!


  6. Sarah

    your outfit is just trop trop bien aaah! gosh, that jacket paired with those trousers and that bag….aaah!! the other pics are fantastic too, of course.

  7. Stunning pictures Shini! Beautiful way to see this gorgeous city of ours.

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  8. Ah was just in Mayfair a few evenings ago for drinks and definitely wish I got that chocolate cake… perhaps a rendezvous this weekend! x

  9. Wow yum! That cake tho…

  10. miri

    Beautiful pants and jacket! Love the handbag so much!

  11. Beautiful photos!


  12. I’m in love with your trousers– very chic and elegant as per usual! Your photos alway also look so amazing. x


  13. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous photos, and the chocolate cake looks amazing ;) Mayfair is fabulous though.

  14. Fantastic red bag
    Lots of love, xx


  15. lovely photos!
    so simple, but stylish


  16. Wow, congrats on your job at Bally, Shini! That bag is just the perfect colour, too.

  17. Love these beautiful pictures and I can’t get enough of Mayfair’s beauty!


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  19. love the photographs! Who’s your photographer?

  20. Always different, sometimes a tripod, but here it was a good friend called Laetitia!

  21. Thanks for your reply! :) That’s awesome that you have a friend who took photos for you here. I really like your blog. The quality and consistency in your work is something I am working towards.

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