After the Burberry Prorsum show, I rushed to Via Montenapoleone really quick to pick up some of the fall/winter 2012 Prada pieces I sent for alteration. I saw this lady from a far, casually strolling down the street, sporting a canvas bag and that distinct stripe from the spring 2011 collection.
A few meters later, I saw another lady carrying the same bag, wearing the same shoes. Click click click!
I don’t obsess about handbags like I used to (I tend to love shoes and clothes these days) but I must say I love the mini Miss Wu (by Jason Wu) bag for Pre-Fall 2011. They come in various shades and leathers but how can I resist the eye-popping colours of these python bags? Very nice. From what I’ve seen, the bag is very small — just enough space to carry the most basic essentials: phone, lip gloss, cigarettes and a lighter. It’s perfect for people like me. I’m on a mission to de-clutter and simplify my life. More on that later.
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I was browsing the selection of wallets at Hermès on Broad Street the other day and as pretty and buttery soft soft soft supple as they are, the astronomical price tags are just too much. But then again, it’s Hermès. ‘Nuff said. I don’t even know why I’m looking at wallets because the bf gave me one (Hello Kitty, mind you) for my birthday two months ago. Unfortunately, the cute factor had worn off after using it a few times. Going through the Net-a-Porter site this morning, I saw this fluorescent green Comme des Garçons wallet. Green on one side, bright orange on the other.
Comme des Garçons wallet, US$100 at Net-a-Porter
Click HERE to buy or for more information.
I know spring showers are coming to an end to pave way for summer sun but it’s never too early to start planning looks for fall. I love Jens’ collection of hand-made hats for Uncommon Creatures, a cool label based in Denmark. They are inspired by villages such as Viseu de Sus, situated in the Maramures mountains in Romania. I’m all for headgear and these chic creatures will surely punctuate any autumn outfit.
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And the backpack obsession continues. I fell in love with this Alexander Wang leather and canvas backpack the first time I saw it when Rumi and I went to the Opening Ceremony store in LA. We both weren’t in shopping mode at that time so I held off for a few days before buying it on Shopbop. It’s been years, no decades, since I last used a backpack heavily. It feels so good and liberating to be able to walk around the city streets with free hands and free arms, no wonder this bag is now my day-to-day bag. Cue ‘rolling with my homies’…
Click HERE to buy or for more information. Turns out the Alexander Wang backpack is now on sale! Shopbop ships anywhere in the world for free, just a FYI.
Kenzo had a sample sale in Paris last week and I got quite a number of amazing things. This floral canvas bucket bag is very very cute. I love the jolt of colorful flowers against the hard, gladiatoresque leather details.
Sunglasses from Miu Miu, t-shirt from APC, necklace and bag from Kenzo, jeans from Rag & Bone, shoes from Jil Sander
I told you. I don’t think I’d last this week without adding something new on my wrist. I popped by Colette earlier this afternoon and bought this gold Timex watch for 60 euros. I’m not really a watch person but I love the look of a big, clunky gold thing against all my bracelets. Perhaps someday, someone imaginary will gift me a nice, shiny, gold Rolex?
I am obsessed with all these ethnic-looking, Dries-y-ish scarves/shawls I found at the Moroccan markets on the cheap. I know it’s spring but it’s never too early to plan for fall looks.
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I had an epiphany earlier this afternoon before leaving the house for our picnic. I think I’m going through an African phase. I seem to add more and more bracelets on my wrist each day. Leather, stones, beads, the whole works. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next customs officer stop me for looking like a bracelet smuggler.
I took some of my new wrist candy out for a spin earlier this afternoon.
Black tourmaline bracelet from Accessory Lab (click HERE), Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet (click HERE), hat and two leather bracelets from a souk in Marrakech, sweater from H&M, shirt from Prada, sunglasses by Karen Walker (click HERE).