Sweater of the Day

Brunei Blogger May Cho of The Mayden in a statement sweater

Perhaps the only times I would ever wear colour is when it comes splattered across knitted oversized sweaters in delightfully whimsical patterns. Squiggles, wiggles, funny scribbles in quaint hearts and zig zagged art, it is not difficult to see this cosmic little number splashing hues across my usual black ensembles more often than I'd like to admit.

Rust and Stardust

Brunei Blogger May Cho of The Mayden in a rustic, vintage 50s look

Retro and red, rusted, crusted, industrially busted. Flannel -- not really waisted; a headband, tied and twisted; platform shoes -- forever checklisted. Let's go back to the time where nothing existed, where the rest is rust and stardust*.

Meet The Mayden; 20 Facts

Brunei Blogger Lifestyle May Cho

It dawned upon me this morning that having been blogging for five months now, I have yet to properly introduce myself. But more importantly, it also hit me like a huge punch in the face that, for every milestone this blog achieves, I have never properly thanked the readers -- you.

Achieving 350 and long overdue, here's a little thank you post for sticking around my jumbled up blog in the form of my condensed history, spinkles of facts coming your way.

Let's Meet The Mayden.

Rock That Glam

Brunei Blogger May Cho rock glam red car chic vintage fashion shorts happiness boutique platform heels
When one finds a vintage red car or the epitome of badassery in the form of a Harley Davidson parked nonchalantly by the side of the road, one whips out their photographer friend and takes photos.

And ask if it's against the law to touch such stupidly beautiful private property.

Grayscale Glee x Happiness Boutique

Brunei Blogger May Cho of The Mayden styles a statement necklace from Happiness Boutique

An in-your-face necklace and ruffled lace, a gingham skirt over blackened tights, it's all about elevating a casual, preppy look by injecting snazzy, sassy sophistication into this one.

September Synopsis


I've always wanted to introduce a lifestyle aspect to The Mayden, but every time I sit myself down to type about my life like how I would normally talk to a person, I just can't seem to get the words out. Funny, seeing as how I basically chat shit on every other Instagram post I caption and tweets I tweet.

I've re-written this post about 5 times the way I think would appeal to people and each time I read it through, I want to smack myself on the head. I've got to surrender: I cannot write lifestyle posts the way everybody else writes them. (A nice way of saying I suck at being the girl-next-door.)

So abandon ship it is and here's my take on lifestyle, monthly round up posts.

In typical The Mayden fashion, I've dramatised, romanticised and metaphorised my September in rhymes, alliterations and pretentious lexis for your reading pleasure. (I hope.)

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