Ingrid Chua
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Born in Manila, Philippines, college- educated in San Francisco, and having had work experience in an international television network in Hong Kong has allowed Ingrid to pursue two things she is passionate about: writing stories, and traveling. She went from traditional media (TV Freelance Associate News Producer, Managing Editor of a Weddings Magazine) to online publishing-- Ingrid became a fashion and lifestyle blogger. She began posting blog entries back in October 2005. Having worked on a few projects with Ermenegildo Zegna online, Ingrid was also contributor for Luisaviaroma.com and photo contributor for the Facebook page of Harrods of London. Today, she maintains a newspaper column for the the #1 daily in the Philippines, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, is TV host of her video blog show, The Bag Hag Diaries on Star World (a Fox International Channels affiliate), and regularly posts on instagram as @thebaghag, daily. Catch Ingrid on Facebook too.

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Designer Jonathan Riss: The Modern Day Renaissance Man Behind Label Jay Ahr

(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2013 | (05:26)

Belgian- born designer Jonathan Riss has always had a proclivity for beautiful design and intricate detail. At 18, he had wanted to become an architect and contemplated on a move to New York. Ever the artistic nomad though, he disliked the thought of being geographically static while going through formal...

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One on One with Carolina Herrera in Singapore

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2013 | (06:43)

Singapore has quickly become Southeast Asia's fashion hub in recent years with global designers and fashion houses presenting their collections in the Lion City, the latest one being Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. At the recently concluded Audi Fashion Festival, one of the pillars of the Asia Fashion Exchange, designer Carolina...

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The Top Five Bag Style Essentials

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (23:52)

1. The Day Clutch: To choose to carry a clutch over a large tote for the day takes a lot of discipline. Somewhere in between squeezing in your cosmetics case and your mobile phone into that envelop clutch or zippered pouch (both large in size of course), you realize you...

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Is it Too Late to Become a Style Blogger?

(2) Comments | Posted 19 October 2012 | (23:08)

I began blogging some seven years ago with the sole intention of getting friends' feedbacks on whether a bag that I had liked was a better investment than a couch for my new home back then. I didn't realise that the blog would end up the way it has seven...

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Bagging the 'Light' at Milan Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted 26 September 2012 | (16:46)

The Spring Summer 2013 bag collections during Milan Fashion Week were all about light-- through color, illumination, and weight.

At Gucci, a signature horsebit bag in the shape of an envelope is light, compact, and very versatile as it can be carried as a shoulder bag and as a...

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Luxury Made in China- Proudly?

(2) Comments | Posted 1 September 2012 | (06:37)

An important fashion issue was raised during the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. It was not about the style and design of the athletes' uniforms (although fashion pundits had a field day with them). It was about how the American public and US Congress reacted to the...

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