Ringed with love

Ringed with love

Suria actress, TV host and businesswoman Nurul Aini Abdul Rahim considers herself a "bag freak".

The 32-year-old, better known as Nurul, has bought about 30 bags, from brands including Chanel, MCM, Prada and Marc Jacobs.

But when it comes to accessories that she absolutely cannot do without, she points to the five rings that have never left her fingers.

Each ring is a gift from her police officer husband of six years, Sofian Roslan, and each is linked to a special memory.

"He gave me the first ring in 2000 when he asked me to be his girlfriend. I have worn it for 14 years and have never taken it off. The other four are rings for our engagement, wedding and first and second-year wedding anniversaries," Nurul told The New Paper.

The stylish mother of two is also the co-owner of online fashion boutique Studiofrost, which she runs with her best friend and sister-in-law Diah Mastura Roslan.

But Nurul admitted that she had not always been interested in fashion.

"I used to be conscious of my height and long limbs and would slouch with my fingers and toes curled in so people wouldn't see. I never cared for fashion then," she said.

When it comes to fashion faux pas, Nurul said she used to own a pair of jeans that were green and maroon.

"Even on my first date with my boyfriend (now husband), I was wearing a baggy sweater and jeans," she recalled with a laugh.

It was when she started her first job as frontline staff member at a hotel that she took an interest in make-up and dressing up.

These days, Nurul will splurge on bag buys, but turns to the likes of Topshop, Forever 21 and ASOS for her clothes as they provide a better fit for her tall 1.72m frame.

IMPULSE BUYS

When asked about her worst fashion mistakes, she said: "I used to buy clothes that are either too small or unlike me. For example, brightly-coloured apparel."

But since she ventured to Kuala Lumpur this year to take up acting roles, the impulse buys have proven handy, she said.

"I don't know what I was thinking when I bought a midi skirt in lime green. It will never suit me, but it was perfect for Juwita, the character I portray in TV drama series Kasih Berbisik."

"It makes it hard for me to throw things away because you never know when it might be useful. Unfortunately for my husband and children, it means I take over their wardrobe space."

GOING GIRLY

For this actress-host, feminine frocks are something for her younger years.

But once in a while, Nurul will throw on a dress for shopping dates with girlfriends or romantic dates with her husband.

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