This Instagram Queen Owns The Biggest Collection Of Hermès Birkin Bags In The World
She spends $10,000 every month on her beauty regime alone, and can spend at least $250,000 in a 3-hour shopping spree. She owns close to 200 Hermès Birkin bags, and is called Singapore’s Queen of Instagram. She is Jamie Chua and she is, indeed, living the life.
Jamie Chua’s claim to fame
Before becoming the famed Queen of Instagram, Jamie started it out rough, too. At age 15, she was already modelling part-time while studying to support her parents and two brothers.
But her real claim to fame started out as a stewardess for Singapore Airlines when she was just 20 years old. One day, on a business flight, she met Indonesian tycoon Nurdian Cuaca, who became his husband shortly after.
After 15 years and two children, the two separated and settled their case in court, leaving Jamie with $332,000 a month in alimony to take care for herself and her children.
Now, she maintains and grows her money with a vast portfolio of investments in US and European hedge funds, bonds, and equities. She also runs her very own skincare line, Luminous1 by Jamie Chua.
Love for fashion and beauty
Luxe Asia season 3 visited Jamie’s home and we got an up-close look at her bags, shoes, and clothes collection. Jamie reportedly owns the biggest collection of Hermès Birkin bags, almost 200 pieces carefully stored and displayed in glass shelves.
According to Jamie, she started collecting Birkins 10 years ago and continues to do so. Her favorite Hermès Birkin is a simple cream white bag, which she says she usually brings around when traveling.
Apart from her outstanding Birkins collection, she also has more than 300 pairs of shoes, hailing from her favorite brands like Louis Vuitton, Valentino Garavani, and Giuseppe Zanotti. She says, “I love shoes. I always believe that shoes complete the entire outfit.”
Although the mother of two is already 42 years old, she looks not a day older than 25. Her pristine skin and flawless body is the fruit of her hard work and science. Instead of spending time in the gym, she says she prefers machine treatments at La Source Spa and various beauty services so she can allot more time to work. She undergoes a Cryosculpt Body Shaping treatment, which freezes and eliminates fat, twice a week, and a Genosys Hair Growth Therapy every week. She also gets her facials at Dream Plastic Surgery every two weeks to maintain her youthful glow.
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An Instagram Queen indeed, Jamie can rack up to 160,000 likes for one post. She says that she makes sure every photo is “edited to perfection,” to flawlessly showcase her lavish and absolutely Instagrammable life. But more than her jaw-dropping collections and envy-inducing lifestyle, one of the best things about Jamie that her followers like is how real and true she can be: that she candidly admits all the treatments she goes through, and doesn’t cower in front of the spotlight to admit what she wants and loves.
If there’s such a person that epitomizes a Crazy Rich Asian, it probably is Jamie. In fact, she tells The Edge Singapore in an interview that she was asked to audition for a role in the film, but declined the offer due to time constraints. She, however, says, “I don’t exactly know what a ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ is, but if you measure it in terms of shoes and bags, then perhaps you can call me one.”
Catch Jamie’s episode where she spends $250,000 on a VIP shopping trip and gives a tour of her 10,000 sq. ft. mansion on Luxe Asia, airing on Metro Channel, channel 52 on Sky Cable and channel 174 on HD.
Photos from @ec24m