Oliver

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 (*).

 

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7 Comments

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    avenuecamilla
    November 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Awesome blog :)

    xxx
    Camilla
    http://avenuecamilla.com

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    JennyLeungX
    November 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I’m a First Class (Woot!!) Linguistics & the Eng Language degree holder, qualified TEFL and Mandarin EFL teacher and Fashion Journalism student in search for the right job.

    – you lead an awesome life! Jealous. CONGRATS on the first!

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      oliverinstead
      November 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Awesome until the part where I’m still looking for the right job after a year… :/ But I am loving most aspects of my life, and I do realise how incredibly lucky I am. 😉

      Oliver

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    Nikki
    May 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Your blog is beautiful. I really love your photographs on your recent post. Amazing!

    • Reply
      Oliver
      May 10, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Aww thanks so much for taking the time to write that, it means so much to me! Thanks! Be sure to keep checking back for more posts 😉

      Oliver x

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    Emma
    November 1, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Your blog is amazing ! I love your photographs, and your posts are very refreshing. x

    • Reply
      Oliver
      November 2, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Emma! Feel free to drop by again soon!!

      Oliver x

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