Interview With Peony – Part One

Today’s interview is with one of my all time massive girl crushes on the internet – Peony Lim. Peony has amazing style (including a sweet collection of hats and headpieces) and her blog is filled with lovely photography, delicious recipes and fabulous Fashion Week outfits. She was gracious enough to to share some of her style and personal thoughts with us – another two part interview, because there were just too many great photos I wanted to include. Enjoy!

Peony Lim

First things first – who are you? What do you do, and where do you live?

I’m Peony Lim. I’m a blogger, stylist and online store owner, and live in London most of the time.

Inside her vintage Celine bag

You have such amazing style. Who are some of your style icons?

I dont really have any, but I really value my mothers taste and opinions, she has really helped to educate my taste and sense of style.

Can you list some of your absolute favorite items in your closet?

My Alaia Coat, my mini Hermes Birkin (which I call Perkin!). I love J Brand jeans, I probably would die without my Zara white shirts of all different styles and types, and my vintage pieces are very special to me (most are family hand-me-downs). I have a lot of pieces which have a lot of sentimental value, like my Marie Mercie cat hat.

What about the items that you wear the most?

Jeans, white shirts, cashmere cardigans, black ankle boots of different orientations, hats, cargo jackets, metallic jumpers, my watch, rings, maxi dresses, summer dress – wow this is not a short list… clearly I dont wear one thing that much!  Actually that is a lie, I would say my bags get the most wear.

Can you share some of your style tips that you’ve had to learn over the years with readers?

1. Don’t try to be anyone else.  Be yourself and have faith in your taste. Trends are great but never invest in them before you have your good quality basics in the closet.

2. Never worry about over dressing or under dressing, some people can work the the casual effortless look, some can’t, dont worry about it too much.

3. Finally, at the end of the day, if you love something, does it really matter if anyone else does…? You are the one wearing it, so enjoy it.

Isn’t Peony’s style fantastic? I love how she’s a mix of Kate Moss + Mad Men + her own unique twist. Come back tomorrow for more on Peony – where she’ll share details behind her own line, including the smock she’s wearing below. In the meanwhile, check out Peony’s blog, here.


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    January 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Love her style…and that Stelly Mccartney botanic jacket is my absolutely fave…

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    January 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    absolutely love her! she's so beautiful x


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    Ugly Duckling
    January 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Great interview. I love her style, so chic. Her photos are lovely too.

    I'll be following her blog now, thank you for highlighting it to me 🙂

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x


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    January 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Hello! I found your blog months ago and I REALLY LOVE IT!!! You write fun and interesting things! One of my favorites are this kind of interview…are really awsome! You also help me to find another interesting people and blogs.

    Thank you!

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    Kiwi's Fashion Blog
    January 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    She is so unique and edgy at the same time! Is she mixed? Look at those super long legs >_<

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    January 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Aww thank you Maheba! What a nice thing to say <3

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    January 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    She is fabulous!

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    Pop Champagne
    January 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    lovely outfits man I wish I can raid her wardrobe haha

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    January 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    She has her own amazing and unique style and has appeared in so many different magazines! Great interview once again and can't wait for part 2 🙂

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    Sabrina T.
    January 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    nice interview and I love her style!

    new look on
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    January 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    oh she got really great style, lots of tastes! love all your interviews kat, thanks!!!

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    January 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Wow! She's pretty fab! Can't wait for tomorrow! 🙂

    xo, sam

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    Bon Bon
    January 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    oh my goodness! she is fabulous! what a fashionista:-) xoxo

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    January 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    She owns it- and that is key! Looking forward to Part Deux!

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    January 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Im sort of over her. It just feels like old news. I like when you interview people who are less exposed.

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    January 18, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Lovely & Fab!

    And love your blog too…
    maybe we can follow each others!?


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    January 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I love that last look of hers- so bright and fun!

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    January 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Lovely interview, she has such great style and enjoyed reading her tips

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    Call me M
    January 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    She's adorable! Really liked her style! Waiting for part 2.

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    January 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I have some "less known" people coming up – thank you for the feedback. I didn't know that Peony was so famous, when I found her blog I just thought her style was amazing! If you have anybody that you'd like to see, do let me know!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    January 19, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Oh my gorgeousness! She has such feminine and fun style! The hats are definitely calling my name as are the floral print jackets!

    p.s. She totally reminds me of Devon Aoki in one of the pictures!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    January 19, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Peony is sooo beautiful even when pulling the weirdest facial gesture!

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    Tangled In Texas
    January 19, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Great interview! She is absolutely gorgeous! Do you think she wants to tell us how she does her hair w/ the curls? 🙂

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    my mini bag
    January 19, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Great interview. Love her style and success. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

    Oh, and I love the Bangkok photos.

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    Bravoe Runway
    January 19, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I love her style and she really incorporates a lot of patterns into her wardrobe!

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    Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect!
    January 19, 2012 at 5:07 am

    She is drop dead beautiful with such amazing style!! I can't wait to check out her blog

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    January 19, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Great interview, and thanks Katherine for commenting on my blog….Love your style and your blog , totally following!!

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    January 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

    she is so beautiful! adore her styles!!!

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    January 19, 2012 at 7:43 am

    What a beautiful girl! Her boyfriend/photographer is Pete Navey, the American male model? Gosh, how lucky can one girl be? No wonder she travels to New York occasionally.

    Great post Kat! Thanks for introducing her to us. Makes me want to brush my hair twice a day too to have hair like hers. 😉

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    Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    January 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Stunning lady with a distinctive style which blows my mind away.

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    January 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    this is great interview! she has best style, very particular and of course she's very pretty 🙂
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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    essere felice
    January 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for your comment:) I love the second picture! Your blog is super, if you want we can follow each other:) Kisses!

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    January 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you! I can't believe you take time to go to my blog and say Hello 🙂 ! thanks again!

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    Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    January 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Peony is a doll! Her taste is simply exquisite. Excellent interview. On to reading part 2. 🙂

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    Ale e Elis
    January 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Such nice interview , she is beautiful and chic!

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    January 20, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I recently discovered her blog. She's gorgeous to the extreme and such flawless style. I love all her photos…

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    Trips & Treasures
    January 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I love the variety in her style, always girly or feminin but in so many different ways 🙂
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