Welcome to Suede & Symphony – my little slice of the World Wide Web.
My name is Oliver – a 25-year-old thrifty shopaholic and music enthusiast based in Manchester, UK; originally from Malaysia.
✎ Suede & Symphony was created as a platform for my fashion and music writing – all the things I’m most inspired by. I also try to tie these elements into my travelling, another great passion of mine. Outside this, I’m a First Class (Woot!!) Linguistics & the Eng Language degree holder, qualified TEFL and Mandarin EFL teacher… but I work in Digital Marketing.
♕ If I were to describe my personal style in as few words as possible, I’d call it “casual but considered“. I love affordable fashion and a good bargain but I’d never intentionally compromise on ethics, so you will not see any brands partake in unethical practises knowingly featured here.
♫♩ I listen to and write about a wide range of music. Simply anything that makes my head bop, be it mainstream or otherwise. Some of my personal favourite musical genres are contemporary Country/Folk (Ben Howard, Carrie Underwood, The Lumineers, Vance Joy) and Alternative R&B (Banks, Jhene Aiko, Sza, The Weeknd).
Disclaimer: A small percentage of the contents (album artworks, music videos and etc.) on this blog are taken from the Internet with all rights remained with the owners but rest assured all ideas, comments, opinions and thoughts are entirely mine, and mine only. + Brand-sponsored or gifted items from such partnerships will be marked with an asterisk (*).