Archive for ‘Thoughts’

July 28, 2013

Structured vs Non-Structured

We all probably have certain criteria or guide to wade through the enormous variety of bag choices we have today.

  • Structured vs non-structured
  • Bold color vs pastel color
  • Spacious vs compact
  • Design vs practicality
  • Luxury vs affordability

and this list goes on…

    Structured Bag

Credits French Connection & Weekend Designer.

At Veira, we have always been drawn to the structured silhouettes and inclined to design for bags with certain shapes for some known and unknown reasons. Perhaps it is time we look at slouchy bags for creative inspirations.

Well, ever thought thoroughly – what’s your criteria?

March 21, 2012

Stationery Lover

Summer 2012: A fun insight into the minds of those that have unique fascination of stationery.

We’ve always been avid fans of colorful pencils, neat folders, neon post-it notes, vintage brown jotter book  and more. Just like how Cinderberry (of puts it, “The ballad of irrational love of pens, notebooks, paper diaries, inks, quills and every kind of office supplies”. It is simply an idea on little things in life that make us giddy with joy.

Look out for classic silhouettes and combination of fun and vintage colors in our new collection “Stationery Lover’s Notion“. ~Coming soon, April 2012~

February 19, 2012

Wealth Wallet/Purse

What is auspicious for the wallet/purse?

1. Love for your wallet/purse

2. Three (chinese ancient) coins tied with a red cord/ribbon for never-ending wealth luck & prevent unnecessary expenditures (apparently, this is a pretty common recommendation by Feng Shui experts)

3. Keep wallet/purse free of clutter

4. Red packet containing three Chinese ancient coins stringed together

5. USD dollar note

6. Yellow citrine


8 Great Ideas for Enhancing Wealth – by 101 Feng Shui Tips

10 Feng Shui Wealth Producing Tips for Handbags – by Red Lotus Letter

Lucky Superstitions 18 ways to Win Some Money – by extracted from Feng Shui World

18 Ways to Enhance your Wealth – by e-Desi News

Milking the Matter of Money – by Lillian Too in Sunday Star

I grew up in a family filled with all sorts of superstitions (including wealth related) but I’ve hardly given much thought or be bothered about them or even have any interest in Feng Shui at all. At a recent casual chat with other designers and industry people, they shared how some believe in auspicious success directions, attaching coins to the calculator etc. After all, if that works – everyone will be wealthy and prosperous, right? Then I thought about it, people like me will never know..because I simply do not practice such tips. What’s your view on this? Perhaps it’s about time to test some luck?

Off to shop for some Chinese ancient coins! Be right back with some (wealth) hopefully 😉

December 6, 2011

Gift Wrap Option

A couple of weeks ago, we wrap it up for a lovely customer who wanted to give the clutch as a birthday gift to her friend.

Gift wrap option is available in product listings on our online store. Feel free to share with us if you need help with some exciting gift ideas. We’ll love to hear from you!

November 28, 2011

Wicked, Mystere, Fantasy, Voyage de la Vie

Finally made use of the complimentary tickets to Voyage de la Vie (courtesy of Edward T). Well, sitting in the theater reminded us about all the fantabulous shows we’ve seen in Las Vegas and New York. Oh, we-miss-so-much! Now that WICKED is coming to town, I’m a little curious and keen to re-watch.

Here’s a recap (and personal review) of some wonderful shows:

(1) WICKED The Musical at Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, Manhattan
Cast:   Sets/Props:   Costumes:   Music & Lyrics:   Special Effects:
(Attempt to keep this post relevant to Veira ;)) Bag worn to the show: Satchel Mailer Bag
Right, this is obviously biased and ratings seem redundant. Anyway, there were immense amount of beautiful talents (Fiyero’s voice – sooo dreamy) and the atmosphere was fantastic. My favorite character had to be Glinda. She’s hilarious and brings the best out of the role; watch out for the *toss toss* moments that are so precious and yet bimbotic.

The lovely playbill:

Now that I’ve posted this; noticed that the main cast are from different touring teams. Katie Rose Clarke & Teal Wicks (Broadway) versus Suzie Mathers & Jemma Rix (Marina Bay Sands). This is a good reason to watch Wicked in Singapore again.


Cute exit points

The truth – initially I was pretty reluctant to catch the show at Broadway for various stupid reasons, of which I find absolutely ridiculous at this point in time. Thankful that the boyfriend insisted on going no matter what and boy, it was wicked good. I tell you, mind blowing. I’ve always liked musicals since young so yeah absolutely the best so far, the other that had always been in my mind is “Green Tea” by School of Music, UCSI (I know it’s only a college production but tops the rest of the musical productions during University days and beyond).

Need I say anymore? Wicked good, MUST watch! And please do not forget, standing ovation!

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August 16, 2011

To Work or Not To Work?

Contrary to popular belief, you wouldn’t be wondering if you’ll be distracted or stuck to the bed/tv/or anything else distracting. Instead, you should read the following article from CLEO September issue because trust me, you will indulge in work like never before. Or at least that is what has been happening to me but I love it, as always. Nevertheless, I am working on striking a balance of everything possible.


What do you think? Are you an office junkie or a home enthusiast?

Signs off,

July 16, 2011

Hunting on the Lagoon by Vittore Carpaccio

It isn’t exactly an extract from my initial inspiration board for F/W 2011 but can’t help spotting ’em all over the place. They say you have eyes only for the things you choose to see. Ain’t this true?

Hunting on the Lagoon is part of the European painting collection at The Getty Centre, Los Angeles.

Initially, I was attracted by the boats and hunting scene. Always had a thing or two for boats/ships and olden days trading/pirates related stuff (not Pirates of the Carribean though).

However, guess what’s the surprise behind?!

And no, it’s not ’cause it’s mail related again but the concept! Do you see what I like? 🙂

Signs off,

p/s: looking forward to F/W 2011

June 26, 2011

I Told You So

I can’t help it. This is too addictive to ignore. Re-play, re-play, re-play and more re-plays while I work on FW2011 🙂

Signs off,

June 9, 2011

AI Outfit

Never a huge fan of American Idol but I had good bonding with it this season. Highly attributed to the long hours sketching, planning, brainstorming, packing & etc etc in front of the living room TV almost every other night. And here are the stylist‘s insights on some of my personal favourite of Lauren Alaina.

First and third outfit from the right! *preeeeetty stuff*

Credits to: Stylelist

For Alaina’s second song, “Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, chose the Pam Tillis ballad “Maybe it was Memphis” and the teen looked the country part in a sparkly, topaz hoedown dress that An chose to coronate the cowboy princess. “It was Memphis! I wanted her to be just that,” An says, telling us the look was her favorite of the night. “It was super slimming and flattering for her shape and very Lauren.”

Fashion Credits: Dress sourced from The Mint Collection in Los Angeles, boots 1883, ring and earrings Bijou Tresor and guitar necklace, the Dolly Parton collection.

For her third and most emotional performance, Alaina sang a new song, “Like My Mother Does” while serenading her mother without missing a beat. She wore a white, floor-length gown by Adrianna Pappel trimmed with a spray of garden flowers at the hemline that kept it young and fresh. “The song chose that dress. It was perfect, age appropriate and just enough for the finale and the butterfly chandelier earring and floral bracelet created a beautiful story,” An says.

More on the Stylist’s recap & wallet friendly recommendations.

Signs off,

May 22, 2011

Lucky Cat

I’m a big fan of Fortune Cat, simply because it is a bearer of good fortune 🙂

Hopefully, this post will bring fortune to all of you readers as well.

Excerpt from Wikipedia: “The Maneki Neko (招き猫), literally “Beckoning Cat“; also known as Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, Money cat, or Fortune Cat; is a common Japanese sculpture, often made of ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—many times at the entrance—in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. In the design of the sculptures, a raised left paw supposedly attracts money, while a raised right paw protects it.”

After gaining some insights on Lucky Cat, let’s enjoy the Video!

Signs off,