#DigitalDiary: The New Bohemia, Gemma Lim

BAZAAR Web is introducing an exclusive collective called the BAZAAR #DigitalDiary where we go into the lives of new-age girls, local by heritage and international by culture. Stay dated with our #BAZAARDigitalDiary hashtag for a delectable churn of our local millennial ladies. Watch this space as BAZAAR has the best of the new breed. 

To premiere our series, BAZAAR introduces the globetrotting @gemlim, Gemma Lim – she’s got a stylish edge like no other, the brains of a genius – a graduate from the London School of Economics, a life as cultured as it gets and an international circuit of friends from across the European continent and beyond.

gemma lim digital diary

Images: Instagram @gemlim



Invest in the unique – your belongings piece together a visual story of your life.


Eclectic and bohemian


I bought the studded Chloe Susanna boots four years ago and they have not left my feet since.


“Playing dress-up at Jordan Betten’s studio in NY, creator of the leather wings worn by the models at the Victoria’s Secret 2015 show” | Image Courtesy of Gemma Lim

Key Pieces

Re-done Levi’s, handmade FEIT trainers and 1920s silk kimonos. 


All sorts of chunky gold rings by Patcharavipa, a Chinese inspired choker by Bea Bongiasca and a 60s estate ring that was owned by June Carter.

Style Icon

Girl crushing on Pandora Sykes at the moment (@pandorasykes).

"Print on Print on Print"

“Print on Print on Print” | Image Courtesy of Gemma Lim



Minetta Tavern in New York for the Black Label Burger.

Great Escape

Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic islands and is simply magic. Spend the day soaking up the sun at Beso Beach before feasting on freshly caught seafood in the secret garden at Can Carlos. You can then burn off the calories at Blue Bar, where locals dance barefoot to live reggae and salsa.


“Pilgrimage to the mystical island of Es Vedra” | Photography: Gemma Lim

under the tuscan sun

“Under the Tuscan Sun” | Image Courtesy of Gemma Lim


Jordan Betten’s use of exotic skins (leather, alligator, snakeskin, fur) in his clothing and accessories is truly an art form in itself. 


For the ultimate digital detox, stay at the Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp in Lombok- it’s like being on an episode of Lost/ Survivor. 

Best City

London will always have a special place in my heart.

Best Beach

The Exumas in the Bahamas is every beach hippy’s, and my, dream destination.


What makes a woman powerful?

Self confidence, positivity and an opinion.

Three Power icons growing up?

Leandra Medine for reminding us that fashion IS fun (and for singlehandedly making wearing denim overalls at a post-toddler age acceptable again). Mark Zuckerberg for transforming the world of digital connectivity. Mama and Papa Lim for…everything?

Dreamy nights by the Bosphorus | Image Courtesy of Gemma Lim

“Dreamy nights by the Bosphorus” | Image Courtesy of Gemma Lim

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