Resplendent

by cecylia on July 23, 2012

‘Resplendent’ is the best word I can conjure up to describe one of my favourite London bloggers, Peony Lim. Stunning, stylish, striking, sensuous, smart, smashing…OK these s-words paint a pretty accurate picture for her too, I’ve been dying to find out more about this beautiful lady. So I chatted with her about her looks, her life and her loves…
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  我很喜欢读一个伦敦博客。Peony Lim是个窈窕淑女的混血儿,一半中国,一半英国人,百分之一百优雅,秀丽.她非常地迷人,我超爱她的风格。前几天我采访了她问她关于所作的,用的,爱的。。。
1. You are one of the most stunning bloggers I’ve seen (Ok I sound like a stalker now…), tell us about your unique heritage, and about what you do…
That’s very sweet, although it must mean you only read my blog! There are so many more beautiful bloggers out there.  I’m half Chinese and half English and I work full time as a blogger, online store owner and creative consultant.
2. I read dozens and dozens of blogs actually, but yours is sublime. Your style is so elegant and effortless, who and what has influenced you to dress this way?
I think my style is very classic but with a modern edge. I like clean looks, nothing too messy, but I also love fashion with personality and humour. My mother is definitely the person who has influenced my style the most, she is the best dressed person I know. 
3. Describe a typical day for Peony Lim.
Wake up, get a cup of tea and sort out round one of emails. Get dressed and head out for any meetings, and then grab lunch with a friend. Head home, work on some posts and follow up the emails waiting for me.  Cook supper (for a food post) or shoot an outfit post as the light is best in the evenings in London.  And then to bed with bbc radio 4 or a book! 
4. Your typical day sounds perfect! How do you get ready in the morning, could you share a little about your beauty routines?
I brush my teeth and wash my face just with water, then I moisturise.  While this is soaking in I do my hair, often just a good brush. Then I put on make-up, on a normal day (not a shoot day) I will use tinted Moisturiser and concealer, then a light bronzer and blusher.  Brow pencil (I love a good brow) and mascara and finally a liquid eye liner.  I’m very into a Nars pen at the moment, but my old fav is the bobbi brown eye gel with a brush. If I’m wearing lipstick, then it is a three product rule, lip balm, (pad with tissue), lip pencil, (pad with tissue), lip stick (pad with tissue), more lipstick.  
 
5. Wow thanks for sharing these great beauty tricks! What are your favourite trends right now and why?
I’m not one for trends broadly, I find it results in buying clothes that you only really get one seasons wear from. My favourite places to shop are… Zara, Joseph, Balmain, Hermes, Alaia, and Prada.

 

Thank you so much Peony for taking the time to satisfy my curiosity. It was really difficult for me to select these 6 photos from Peony’s blog as all of her photos are amazing! (She has a great boyfriend :) Check out her blog if you haven’t already here. Wishing you the very best Peony and hoping to meet you in person one day! Happy Monday lovelies!
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PS. Are you going to win these amazing Chanel earrings?

{ 29 comments }

Maria de Fatima Moraes Rodrigues July 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

Amei a postagem! Estilo e bo gosto cosmopolita!
Um abraço.

Izzy July 23, 2012 at 8:44 am

Peony Lim really is beautiful. she has such a unique face that reminds me of Devon Aoki a bit. I’ve heard of her before but I didn’t actually know she was a fashion blogger! just had a look at her blog and her style is AMAZING :) thanks for sharing!

cecylia July 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

isn’t she? So beautiful!!! And stylish beyond words!

danling July 23, 2012 at 11:21 am

wow she is really beautiful. I also agree she looks a bit like Devon Aoki that kind of exotic look I guess @Izzy Thanks for sharing Cecylia. Love the shots you picked too!
danling
http://www.theflyingroom.com

Psyche Castillon July 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

She’s beautiful! And I love that you asked her about her morning routine. I’m going to try the three-lip product rule.

cecylia July 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

hehe I’ve been intrigued about how she does her makeup- I’m yet to try the 3 lip rule too!

Mica July 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Love that gif at the start of the post!

She is beautiful and the pictures are stunning, she sounds so down to earth and lovely too, great interview! Have never seen her blog before so thank you for sharing Cecylia :)

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

cecylia July 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm

hehe yes that gif is fabulous!! Love her bunny ears :) Glad that you like her too- such a stunning lady!

Iulia Dragan July 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

She really is great, love her style, kisses

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Peony has a great classic style with a modern and sweet twist. ADORE her!

Victoria July 24, 2012 at 1:00 am

Great interview! She is stunning :)

- Victoria
http://www.VICKITAS.com

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

isn’t she!!! Just incredible!

Alexa July 24, 2012 at 4:16 am

My gosh, she’s gorgeous. I actually hadn’t heard of her before, but I just stopped by her blog after reading this post and all her photos are amazing. Her style is incredible! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog Cecylia, and thanks for sharing your interview with this amazing blogger! x
http://alexanotchung.blogspot.com

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Pleasure Alexa, Im so glad that you enjoyed reading the post and the interview. I’ve gleaned so much from this lovely lady too!!

Kate July 24, 2012 at 4:41 am
Mary Ann July 24, 2012 at 7:15 am

She really is beautiful! Can’t believe I wasn’t following her already! ;-)

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

lol I’m sure there are still many great bloggers I’ve yet to discover too!!

Jenna July 24, 2012 at 8:09 am
Fashionably Yours July 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

She really has an amazing sense of style! Thanks you so much dear for visiting and for your sweet comment! You have a wonderful blog and I’m following you via Facebook!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

thank you so much lovely lady!!

Sonia July 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Wow must check out her blog asap! She sounds like such a sweetheart. Thanks for sharing this!

Have a lovely day!
SDMxx
http://www.daringcoco.com

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

pleasure Sonia! I haven’t yet met her personally but yes she seems to be sweet and down to earth :)

Mary Jo July 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

What a fabulous surprise to click over to you blog and read about such a gorgeous girl. Looking forward to following both of your blogs!

xo Audrey

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

awww you are so seeet Mary Jo!! Peony is such a gem, her blog is great!

Genie July 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Ooh, she is so beautiful, I’m going to check her blog out! How do you find such awesome blogs? Do you google, or is it more just surfing the web?

xoxo,
Genie

http://www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

hi Genie, I’m not sure, I guess from looking at street style blogs such as Jak & Jil, All the Pretty Birds, Garance Dore, The Sartorialist, etc I came across Peony and ever since have been following her blog: )

am2pmChic July 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Great post, such a great blogger and sleek style. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for you sweet comment, hope to see you back soon.
xoxo
Christy

http://www.am2pmchic.com/

cecylia July 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

yes she is stunning, I adore her too

Mary Lou July 25, 2012 at 4:58 am

wow one stunning girl and her look is really unique and amazing! i love that gif of her!
kiss,mary
http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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