Thanks so much for landing on my personal page and taking the time to find out a little more about me! I found my place amongst some incredible creatives, who have kindly let me be a part of their beautiful visions. Somehow with oodles of luck and ounces of dedication, I have worked with some extraordinarily talented people - some of whom inspired me to set up this blog. I originally started TORN + POLISHED with one of my closest friends, Trinh. Trinh and I since went our separate blogging ways, but it was not all tears (haha!) and I'm incredibly proud of her wonderful venture TRINHOLOGY (awesome name, eh?) which can be found here. Since then, I've been running TORN + POLISHED solo, with a new lease on life and creativity (hopefully!).
photo NISA YANG
ABOUT THE REAL YINSEY...
Unfortunately, there's not much I can really say, except that I'm passionate about, well, many passions. Although I work in the professional services sector, I don't think that a career should stop anyone from doing the range of things they love and from trying out new things - and so this blog is dedicated to just that, everything I enjoy: fashion, music, food, travel and all other things that take my fancy. Prominently fashion-focused, I love experimenting with the looks that I know will appear more polished, at the same time attempting to be more courageous, tearing down barriers with others!
AND IF YOU'RE STILL BORED, READ ON...
I love wolfing down delicious food at ferocious speed; flying around the world (often with guidebooks I tend to lose before I've even checked into my hostel/hotel); and demolishing the good ol' classic power ballads (I'm talking Whitney and Mariah!) when belting at the full strength of my feeble lungs.
I was born and bred in the 'burbs of London. Karaoke-obsessed co-member of Armadillos & Aardvarks (a two-person band with a lean, mean ukulele and a makeshift electronic piano). Understandably, I am also proud Swiftie (who isn't?!).
I just also wanted to say thank you for all the amazing people who have given me constructive criticism, encouragement and endlessly patient friendship in supporting me on my journey! You all mean so much to me. I also wanted to thank the love of my life, Han, for being the best friend I couldn't imagine my life without!
photo LILLIAN LIU