Singapore resident and mother-of-two Jamie, 42, is a socialite and skincare entrepreneur who hit the headlines when she married Indonesian multi-millionaire Nurdian Cuaca after meeting him as he travelled in business class.
And since they married she’s set about amassing an impressive collection of bags worth millions. With prices starting at £8,000 for a Birkin, her collection is worth at least £1.6M and possibly much more, when rare pieces that can fetch up to £40,000 are taken into account.
During their divorce in 2011 Jamie demanded more than £187,000 a month in maintenance payments and while the eventual settlement remains undisclosed, it’s enough to pay for luxuries such as refurbishing the walk-in closet where her collection of Hermes and Chanel bags reside.
The former couple share two children Cleveland, 21, and Calista, 17, but Jamie could easily pass for her daughter’s slightly older sister despite being in her 40s.
She maintains her very youthful appearance by spending almost £8,000 on beauty treatments a month, including hair, nails, massages, facials and a cryosculpting treatment twice weekly to maintain her slim figure.
Jamie told PurseBop that her love affair with the bags began 15 years ago, saying: ‘Being the ultimate stealth wealth symbol that a Birkin or a Kelly was, everyone was suddenly lusting after it, which made it really hard for me to lay hands on one.
‘For me, it wasn’t about what it symbolised but truly how user-friendly Hermès bags were.
‘Even until today, I still find that the Birkin or the Kelly suits my lifestyle the best. They fit the stuff I need for a day, and it’s really easy to find my things in them.’
She also recently had her wardrobe revamped to give her a ‘bird’s eye view’ of all her handbags.