When I started this blog in mid-2014, it was all about freeing myself through writing. I have a pair of (biological, not adoptive) Asian parents and a degree in (English, not Jude) Law. The release of a backlog of creative tension was justifiable, if not necessary. Travelling, though, was secondary. It was only a subject that I used to hold my writings together. A privilege that I have – and since been fully exploiting – to fulfill my most unfulfilled desire to write, and for being unapologetically creative.
From mid-2015 to early 2017, this blog was largely about my adventures in a good chunk of “less-trodden”, “far-flung”, “exotic” places. Whatever adjectives one gives to a piece of land with unpronounceable name, uncontaminated by Instagram hashtag and has no airport. That was my eagerness to learn about culture, food and people. The most fearless, potent and dramatic years of my now rather snoozy travel bug. Thus far.
Few years on and a few shots of Adulthood, lemon and salt in…
My passion for all the above still stands (albeit sometimes only on one leg), but my appetite for all things creative has grown bigger and more ferocious: my interest in art, particularly modern painting and provocative photography; my rather idle curiosity about fashion, the clashing of colours, prints and textures (when really it’s just saving your ass off to pay for a new wallet and making a point to be C’est La Vie! and dress well everyday).
…as well as my life. Here, in London; there, in Kuala Loco. Or out there, somewhere, anywhere around the world.
The seemingly worry-free existence of a twentysomething jammy jetsetter. Doesn’t this all sound very exciting?
In return for my flipping good, delicious stories though, you would have to promise me a few things:
One, Always make fun of tall people.
Two, Drive badly.
Three, Drink plenty.
Four, Master the language of sarcasm.
Five, Up your tolerance for expletives.
Lastly and most importantly, Keep your mind wide, WIDDDDDE open like the church door.
Can you do that?
If yes to all the above, then welcome on board. 😉
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Michelle is her name and AlexandraLuella is this blog’s. Born and bred in tropical Malaysia, Michelle is based in London and Kuala Lumpur. For business enquiries, email at AlexandraLuella[at]gmail[dot]com. Start by exaggerating how much you love her and her work. That should get her to respond.
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AS SEEN ON…
FEMALE Magazine 2017 – October Issue
Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia 2017 – June Issue
…and more but I’m obviously too proud and lazy to list them all.