Saturday, January 21, 2012

First Lady of Shopping

Dedicated follower of fashion

ROSMAH MANSOR likes to be introduced as the First Lady of Malaysia, but for Sydney fashion designer Carl Kapp, she is his first lady of shopping.

The wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, is known across Malaysia simply as FLOM (First Lady of Malaysia), and is Kapp's biggest customer, having dropped an estimated $100,000 in his boutique ordering garments during a private holiday in Sydney a little more than a fortnight ago.

''She was absolutely gracious and very easy to deal with,'' Kapp told PS this week, agreeing she was nothing like the woman often portrayed in Malaysian media for her allegedly extravagant lifestyle.

In recent months, Mansor, who stayed with her husband in the $20,000-a-night penthouse at The Darling hotel, has been forced to deny reports she had bought a $US24 million diamond and a $US200,000-plus crocodile skin, bejewelled Hermes handbag. Kapp, who has a keen eye for such bags, having worked for Hermes, said he did not see any such handbag when he met her.

What her critics in Malaysia will make of her Sydney shopping spree, first reported on local fashion blog Frockwriter, is yet to be determined.

Kapp, who became suspicious of the identity of his mystery VIP customer when his Oxford Street store received a flurry of calls requesting valet parking for her limo, said he was being flown to Malaysia next month with a collection of ''toiles'' for Mansor to try on before completing her massive order of 61 dresses, pants and tops.

All made from the finest silk and in a variety of exotic colours and prints, Kapp said his new muse had ''a very good eye for colour and she likes a lot of prints''.

Super Kerr now a model citizen

January 21, 2012

1 comment:

mamasita said...

Salam..about DSR being an extremely extravagant shopper?
This info has been on for years and years.
But nobody dare say anything.
Afterall it's their wealth.
DSN should tick the wife a bit.
However, I believe that DSR knows about agama.
I heard she loves to buy gifts for her friends too..bukan semua untuk dia.
Allah SWT forbids kita berbelanja dengan boros..baru baca dalam Quran semalam.

If she has done so, maybe it's is time to slow down a bit.
Hopefully, she can use the money for lots of sedekah because Malaysia has so many2 poor people..urban and kampung poverty are still so rampant..very sedih.

DSR should go on the ground and jelajahlah kat kampung2 without the usual grand sambutan..ramai sungguh orang miskin..sedekah je lah.
Urban poverty yang tak nampak pun berlambak.