Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
When we transitioned VernVerniece.com to lifestyle blog 2 years ago, more of the reasons why we travelled was always to explore new countries and cities. While we still tackle fashion but always dressing up wherever we are, fashion isn’t the center of our stories anymore. Our last fashion week was in 2013 (correct me if I’m wrong) for Singapore Digital Fashion Week and never did we think that we’ll be sent abroad again for that very main reason.
3 years later, the lovely team behind Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week and famous blogger from LA Heidi Nazarudin of The Ambitionista, invited us to attend and check out famous designers from around the world and their work. For the first time in a very long time, we did not play traveller and explored the city but just went to a total of two places: The Ritz and Pavillion mall to watch the shows! Can you believe that?! We didn’t even get a glimpse of the Petronas Towers. Our 5 day stay in the city was literally just spent in those two places :) Don’t get me wrong though, it must sound boring to hear that we only stay in those but to tell you honestly, when you’re staying at The Ritz and having front row seats to shows, it will be faaaaaar from boring!
This trip was always be memorable to us because we were spoiled big time. Filipino bloggers are very different from most influencers around the world in a way that we still do most of the dirty work. But here, we got to experience being pampered in every single aspect you can imagine. We were even stopping ourselves from getting used to it because we might start to hire all of these people in Manila just to make our lives this easy! lol
The Ritz spoiled us with a very pretty room, unlimited food, coffee and butler service. Among all the hotels we’ve stayed in, this is our ultimate ultimate favourite!! They recently just renovated the hotel so everything is modern and the theme they chose was perfect. I also have to give a special mention to the marble bathroom we had. This hotel is the dream house I’ll never have. Not even in my wildest dreams! It was just so pretty that we didn’t even bother taking photos outside the hotel! :) The breakfast buffet was the main reason why we gained so much weight in KL, the afternoon tea they had was just like any other you’ll have BUT the room you’ll have it in is just so beautiful that it’ll be one of the best places you’ll have it. The food was so yummy too especially in the Library! We can go on and on about our stay at The Ritz! :)
We had the option to get our hair and make up done every morning before we attend the shows. Verniece and I love fixing ourselves up and getting ready for events together but why do it yourself when you have your own hairstylist and make up artist at your beck and call, right?! This was sponsored by Bobbie Brown and Loreal :)
We could take a chauffeur driven car sponsored by Jeep to the Pavillion mall to watch the shows even if it’s literally just a 3 minute minute walk. We were so spoiled that they didn’t even want us to walk! Ahhh see, told you why we had to force ourselves not to get used to it?
Front row seats to every show we want to watch. Front Row seats are always a big deal when you go to any fashion week in the world and we both felt so undeserving to be beside such a big Malaysian stars! We were seated next to the people you see on TV, Billboards and the Internet in Kuala Lumpur and they were all so beautiful! :) It was such an honour to me and Verniecce!
Gifts waiting in our hotel room everyday. I follow a lot of international bloggers who religiously attend fashion weeks around the world and I would only see it in their snaps of how designers would love to dress them for shows or get all sorts of gifts every single day. It actually happened to us!! :)
Heidi is a blogger and she knows that every blogger needs a photographer to take her photos during fashion week or else she’ll end up with no photos at all because the hectic schedule during events. She knew exactly what bloggers need and want and she booked us our very own photographer to take our outfit photos! Verniece and I take pride in taking our own photos when we travel but again, when you have a photographer who can be with you 24/7, why bother? Plus he took really amazing photos! And we have photos while we’re watching the show :)
Told you we were spoiled like crazy right?! If being solely n the fashion blogging business means we get to be pampered this way, then we might just go back! hahaha kidding :) But again, thank you to the team behind Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week for having us especially to Heidi and Auntie Nora, THANK YOU!!!! :) We’ll always remember this :)
You can visit Heidi’s blog here.