Sunday, December 29, 2013

this sharkie's noms and wishlist

Today I'm going to introduce you to this A-MAH-ZING world called Black Milk (BM for short).

2 years ago, 2 years after BM was born, I stumbled upon this champagne supernova image (pun intended!) of a pair of galaxy-print leggings on Facebook (for the life of me I cannot remember where) and it blew my mind! 

Blew. My. Mind. 

And it's not just the legging prints that are outta-this-world... it's the story of how BM came to be. In a nutshell, jL was looking for a way to pay his rent and eat so with the measly cash in hand, he bought a 2nd hand sewing machine and the most affordable material available: NYLON! He made a pair of leggings, got his friend to model it for him, she liked it and bought it and BHAM a business was born! He started selling at little bazaars at his college and realize soon enough there was more money to be made online from requests coming via the internet locally and internationally. He got a webstore running and the headquarter which started out with probably 3 personnel has now exploded into a full work force with staff on the sewing machine and computer entertaining our whims and purchases. And what is truly spectacular about Black Milk is the fact that us sharkies (us peeps who wear BM) have established little Sharkie forum HQs all over the world! For the love of BM we Sharkies come together chat about our noms (purchases) and cheer each other on with our #blackmilkclothing selfies! JL can run for congress and without a doubt he'd win the seat. Yup that's how much we idolize Black Milk!

I can't help but resonate with BM's story. Bisou BonBon started pretty much the same way. Made some lip balms that got bought. BHAM business born. I would love for Bisou BonBon to achieve such cult status but it's much more challenging in the bath and bodycare industry especially when they're natural and handcrafted. Still, it's an inspiration nonetheless and one should always dream. 

 Galaxy Purple Leggings were my FIRST pair of leggings. This was a gift from Miss ChChew and Miss ChChong.

(This is Provence) I was stopped numerous times in London by girls literally chasing after my leggings. Well it does say in the label that this would happen ;)
Top: H&M
Leggings: BlackMilk
Bag: Givenchy Pandora

Friday, December 27, 2013

may your days be merry and bright and all your christmases...

I'm always excited for Christmas! Presents under the tree, makan-makan with friends, festive mall decor, special edition makeup gift boxes, year-end high street party dresses, IKEA firs and cranberry sauce!

As much as I complain about Christmas expenses burning a hole in pocket, I love it just the same. A sense of glee envelopes me as I fold corners and curl ribbons. Indeed it is the season of giving and the joy it brings. Something about the therapeutic colour red in December... it just makes people light up!

Then: All night with my holiday wrapping and not even half done 0_0' Have you started??

Friday, December 20, 2013

shelby's 30 picks for christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly... and giving of course :)

Bisou BonBon was recently featured in Crave of The Malay Mail with other unique brands in the article: What We'd Like To See Under the Christmas Tree This Year (SO SO SO AWESOME KAN??)

So I thought I'd round up a list of things I'd like to see under my tree along with stuff I'm giving out as gifts this year with a dash of marketing (or *cough* product whoring... what can I say, Bisou BonBon is my pride!). They're generally handmade, artisanal or local specialty products given the industry that I'm in.. perhaps I'll have another post on mainstream with luxe items, we'll see.

Bisou BonBon Santa's Snooze Kit RM45
"- Hiver soap for a relaxing shower
- Shh-Sleep Balm to aid sleep
- Lavender Sachet as a pillow friend
all packed in a luscious Santa-suit-like velvet pouch and green snowflake ornament"
Visit / or stockist Kaleidoscope

Skater Dress with Square Neck RM95
"The girly dress made out of stretchable jersey fabric would make you feel totally at ease and relaxed. Strategically placed stripes highlights your collar bone and waistline, creating a slimming hourglass figure."
(image credit: Trendy Confessions) 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

someone like me

Hiatus with a capital H, huh?

At some point I was seriously trying uber hard to keep up with posts and not be like those bloggers who have made their discreet transition to so-called micro-blogs i.e. Twitter and the lot. Suffice to say I failed miserably and yes peeps, my life updates will now be daily documented via Instagram. Don't have a smartphone and you'll lose out on my business-whoring as well as sub-par selfies.

So... follow me on @shelbybisou at Instagram and for goodness sakes LIKE-lah my pictures even if they're only mildly appealing to you. It's like doing a random survey or personality test. Consider yourself a teacher marking her umpteenth SPM objective paper. Kasi tick jer-lah, buat apa susah? What can I say... it feels rainbow sparkling inside to see the likes go beyond no.20.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

amanda needham hollywood stylist

Dang I wish my call card says 'Hollywood Stylist'.

Monday, August 12, 2013

clip of the day: ong shunmugam at future fashion now, audi fashion festival 2013

Stunning work on the runway at Future Fashion Now with their Fall/Winter 2013 at Audi Fashion Festival 2013.

Am inspired! ♥

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

bonne syawal

Here's wishing all Muslim friends delightful family dinners, sweet memories and much laughter! 

A very happy Raya to you babydolls!  Maaf zahir dan batin..

Monday, August 05, 2013

clip of the day: jahit petronas 2013

Fave part: "Eh samping ni ada poket-lah!"

It's 3 days to Syawal and many a time I find myself in the same position as this darling Makcik especially near festivities.  

Drive safe and cherish your loved ones. 

We are so glad to service your gifting and self-pampering needs this Raya. Do drop by our stockist Kaleidoscope to pick up bonbon goodies before you balik kampung :)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bisou BonBon Perfume Bar for hire! perfect for your bridal shower / party / intimate event.


In need of a delightful activity for your bridal shower / bachelorette / hen night / birthday party / intimate event?

Image source here. For illustrative purposes only.

Hire our Perfume Bar and watch your guests have a lovely (and most importantly, memorable) time curating their own scents as we gently assist them in the process.

Minimum pax requirement: 4

Fee: RM 75 per person (inclusive of material), discounted rate available for party > 10 pax

Contact us to determine availability (date / time) or further enquiries via...
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

evangelione: you pretty little thing

You must not know me if you know not of my Evangelione doll obsession!

Old post herehere and here...

Mmmy shares my passion for the dolls so we made a quick dash to Pipit Zakka Store to catch the 'You Pretty Little Thing' on the last day of the exhibition. It was magical. 

Blind man's bluff.

I wonder who's the 'My Fair Lady'.

Hey! You pretty little thing are my kindred spirit! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

hey london 05: dalston rooftop park

Today is one of the loveliest day EVER. And this doesn't happen very often. At this point of moment in my life, looking out onto Dalston Junction.. this minute.. this second I thank all the goodness in the world I'm alive. 

Dress code: Worn out hole-ridden Converses, bohemian skirts and flowers in their hair, thick rimmed glasses, low riding jeans with a motorcycle helmet attached to the belt hook, dreadlocks, preppy men's cardigans, Holga cameras, musical instrument bags, fluffy hair, vintage dresses, cigarettes, 'staches and skinny jeans!

I'm seated on the wooden plank pathway right opposite the Dalston Rooftop Park bar. Sipping on Backyard Garden which, really, is just an overpriced cocktail but all shortcomings are long forgotten when you stare into the cloud porn-worthy sky (it's 8.50 pm but the sun still shines thanks to London summertime). I've walked pass this building and seen people having drinks on the rooftop... always wondered what paradise lies beyond. Last year my attempt was a failed mission. The bar was packed and I was denied entry... a couple of times after that too, come to think of it. Other nights it would rain.

Today had been such a splendid day and even though I thought the cupcake at the Wellcome Collection was a good upacara penutup but I figured why not stretch the good luck abit. And so I did.. Despite the solitude (I always felt it's never much fun to hit the bars alone), I walked up to the door bitch and told her I really want to visit the bar upstairs (and again no, I do not possess a membership card.. I'm a tourist beb!). To my utter surprise she gave me the green light! Whoah hipster goddess must be showering me with psychedelic strawberry good luck or some sh*t. I went up 5 flight of stairs and BOOM garden rooftop bar(!!).. complete with sunshine, fake grass and artificial flowers. Could this be heaven? It could well be... with the view over Dalston and alcohol. Even if it's not, it still makes me feel on top of the world. Everyone eyes me funny... They're probably silently asking themselves: "Hey chubby loner with a maxi nautical stripes Tshirt dress - what are you doing here?" Moi: "Having a f*cking cocktail thank you."

And spacing out.

And allowing the indie vibe permeate my skin like my new favourite Face Stockholm Icelandic Solution moisturizer.

 Dang, I wish I was in my mid 20s. This would have been epic for me.

Dalston Rooftop Park
18 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7275 0825

Sunday, June 23, 2013

hey london 04: millinery class + the harry potter shop + wellcome collection + canary wharf +

Yesterday I picked up the pace during class and quickly rushed through the lining of hat number one. Hat number 2 was tedious and if you know me.. I can't stand tedious for nuts. The brim was a killer, it seemed endless! I had to get help for my poppies and the finish to my block but things are looking good. I could tell everyone was really rushing through their projects except for Annabandana cos she's got 3 months to go. Tomorrow I really have got to finish up my 2 hats and if possible, attempt to block 'something' out of my own block! 6 hours do pass by in a jiffy. It makes me feel guilty for taking a moment to eat.

After class I decided to go view the Wellcome Collection. It opens till late on Thursdays (joy!) and houses a collection of medical knickknacks. Best of all it's free! This Wellcome dude.. to describe him as quirky is an understatement! At the end of the tour, it goes without saying I went to the most important part of the gallery: the gift shop!

I didn't get anything at the shop but I did get a cup of tea and lemon meringue cupcake from the cafe: Peyton and Byrne. What I love about the cafe is that (they have a spectacular ceiling installation and) they've established windowsill tables with bar stools which looks out onto Euston Road. So There I was sipping on Venetian rose tea, munching on my cupcake watching life pass by out the window. The best part was watching peeps in office attire cycle home. That is the cutest thing!

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