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12:38 am

Yves Saint Laurent Shoes

23/08/2007, Shopping Guide

Yves Saint Laurent Shoes

Ladies… I can’t sleep because of these shoes. I finally got over my lust with those Balenciaga heels that I wanted. Like what I said, $4,175 is wayyy too severe. These shoes from Yves Saint Laurent are gorgeous — I love, love, love the 4.5-inch wooden heel. I could literally see myself mincing down the road in em. Soo beautiful eh?

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Yves Saint Laurent shoes (from $465 – $5,750)

Go go go, buy, buy, buy! If I was a girl I’d make these shoes MINE in a heartbeat. You really have NO excuse for not buying them. Enough of the whole cutesy cutesy pretty pretty Manolos/Louboutins/Choo shoe mania.


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Stefano Pilati if you are reading this, I’m a size 40.5/41. *hint hint*. Email me and I’ll give you my mailing address. I want all four of them! Think of it as a belated birthday/advanced Christmas present.

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10:56 am

I’m not a plastic fag.

15/08/2007, Shopping Guide

I’m not a plastic fag.

The wonderful people at the World of Wonder found this lovely t-shirt that I think everyone should buy by the bulk and give as giveaways. No?

I'm not a plastic fag.

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7:19 am

Zac Posen Barbie & Ken Doll Gift Set

12/08/2007, Shopping Guide

Barbie & Ken by Zac Posen

I honestly thought I’ve seen it all — Gucci condom holders, Chanel surfboards, Prada robot keychains and Hermès chewing gum holders. Look at what I found while shopping online a few minutes ago… it’s Barbie & Ken by the sexiest Jewish person ever, Mr. Zac Posen!

Barbie & Ken Gift Set by Zac Pose

I love how Barbie and Ken ditched their trademark blond and opted for something darker. The Zac Posen Barbie & Ken gift set comes with a mock Zac Posen studio set and his little black dog, Tina.

Zac Posen Barbie and Ken Gift Set

Edit: PS. Now I know why Zac Posen sent a token ethnic person (Hye Park) to close his Spring/Summer 2006 show. Looks familiar?

Hye Park for Zac Posen, Spring/Summer 2006

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5:24 am

Sugarkane Asymmetrical Eyeglasses

11/08/2007, Shopping Guide

Sugarkane Asymmetrical Eyeglasses

It’s no secret that I’m LITERALLY blind — it’s funny how I would never be caught dead without my sunglasses on and I don’t even bother wearing my prescription Alain Mikli eyeglasses whenever I’m in front of the computer. I really shouldn’t throw away my eyesight in the name of fashion but what can a girl do eh? To this date, I still don’t know how to wear contact lenses. Well, we all learn something new every day and one of the things I learned last week is this thing called "photochromatic" lenses. Google it up. It’s way too hard and techie for me to explain it here. Who knew you can actually have a pair of glasses that can both serve as reading glasses (clear) AND sunglasses (dark) without having to change lens or blah blah blah whatever? I know I didn’t. So there.

Imagine my excitement when my friend Leo from Italy sent me a photos of his frames. He designed/made them himself. These glasses also have photochromatic lenses so you can wear them indoors and outdoors.

Sugarkane glasses
Photo credit: Sugarkane

They sorta remind me of those asymmetrical oversized Chloe sunglasses from the dark ages — I think it was the same season when Stella came out with those pineapple bathing suits, yes? No? God I’m old. Anyhoo, I love Leo’s frames. I think they’re lovely — at least compared to the eyeglasses I’ve gone through over the years.

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12:15 am

Vagabond Shoes

08/08/2007, Shopping Guide

Vagabond Shoes

Oh my god. OH MY GOD. How come no one told me about super Swedish shoe brand, Vagabond before??? I hate y’all! You guys are supposed to be on top of everything. Look at what I found — shoes soo beautiful AND super cheap you can buy your favourite piece in EVERY colour! I want to get 10 pairs (ok, maybe not 10 but 8 pairs) of shoes but shipping is only available to residents of UK, Sweden or Finland. It’s sad. Really sad. Does anyone know someone in those countries who will visit the Philippines soon? I know I could have it send to a friend and them have them remail it but SHIPPING charges will totally kill me – I have a feeling shipping charges are probably gonna be higher than the shoes themselves.

I really love their "Roland" line — they come in various colours and materials. Each pair is UK£59.99 so that’s about what, a hundred donald duck dollars? Cheap eh?

Vagabond Men's Shoes - Roland - FlameVagabond Men's Shoes - Roland - SilverVagabond Men's Shoes - Roland - BlackVagabond Men's Shoes - Roland - Electric Blue

Vagabond Men's Shoes - Roland - Black Patent LeatherVagabond Men's Shoes - Roland - Dark Gray Patent LeatherVagabond Men's Shoes - Roland - White Patent LeatherVagabond Men's Shoes - Roland - Check Patent Leather

Visit http://www.vagabond.com to see lots of nifty shoes for guys and girls.

Maybe if I order those shoes, have them delivered there and then you can give em to me when you get here? Heck, I’ll even send my driver to meet you at the airport and I’ll buy you dinner, hows that? UGH!!!! I’m gonna write a letter to Vagabond and see if they can make an exception for me (and throw in a discount, too haha) because I’m special, I’m pretty AND I’m pretty special.

 

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4:05 pm

Mozkito’s Snake Charmer $20,000 Flip Flops

03/08/2007, Shopping Guide

Mozkito’s Snake Charmer $20,000 Flip Flops

When you think you’ve seen it all, wait till you see this. Meet the most expensive sandals of them all, introducing the $20,000 (I repeat, twenty thousand donald duck dollars) flip flops from Mozkito!

Isn’t it GORGEOUSSSSSSS?? Hahaha!

Buy buy buy! Spend spend spend! I don’t know about you but not even a truckload of oxycontin and vodka could make me buy that atrocious piece of shit. Sorry ladies, there’s excess and there’s EXCESS. Here I am balking how ridiculously overpriced those gorgeous lego Balenciaga sandals are (at $4,175) and then comes this pair of rubber madness? Please. Not that I have 20K to spare, for that amount of money I’d rather get a watch from Boucheron and a pair of havaianas, thanks very much. Or maybe, just maybe, a hundred brazilian guys flown directly to las islas Filipinas and worship the ground that I stand on — butt naked.

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6:04 am

Miu Miu Leather Biker Boots

02/08/2007, Shopping Guide

Miu Miu Leather Biker Boots

Come to mama, come to mama, come to mama! I loooove these leather biker boots from Miu Miu. I’m on the hunt for a new pair of boots and saw this beautiful pair at Net a Porter.

Miu Miu Leather Biker Boots

Miu Miu Leather Biker Boots
US$895 @ Net a Porter

The only thing I’m worried about is the height of the boot. The mannequin on the photo is about 5’11 tall and if you look really closely, the boot starts at about an inch or two below the knee. I’m 5’9 and I’m a size 41 (size 10 women); the height of the boot is 16 inches. I don’t want the boot to be too tall or almost knee-length. I saw a pair of patent leather boots, also at Miu Miu, but they ran out of stock in my size. Since when did women have big feet? Pfft.

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4:55 pm

Coach Legacy Alligator Bag

09/07/2007, Shopping Guide

Coach Legacy Alligator Bag

Imagine the shockawehorror when I saw this $10,000 alligator bag from Coach. Yes ladies, it’s much, mucho more expensive that a Hermès Birkin/Kelly!!

I don’t understand Coach. I really don’t. I don’t understand the brand, I don’t understand the appeal, I don’t understand their price points, I just simply don’t understand Coach.

Coach Legacy Alligator Bag
Credit: Style.com

Even the closure reminds you of Mulberry, no?

Who is Coach to demand $10,000 for a tiny alligator flap bag? Coach, at least to me, is synonymous to suburban Stepford wives who don’t know any better and wants to buy an entry-level "designer" bag. I don’t even consider Coach as a "designer" per se… they fall into that Dooney & Burke "category". Hello. Nancy Gonzalez, purveyor of gorgeous exotics, produces some of the most breathtaking and superb crocodile pieces in the world… and their typical price point is within the $2,500 – $3,500 range FOR GINORMOUS CROC PIECES and let me tell you, Nancy’s reputation is nothing like Coach. All the beautiful & chic chica chickadoo people in Nueva York love Nancy.

For Coach, I’d totally understand $1,000 but add another zero at the end of it then you might as well smoke crack. Clearly, Coach is high on drugs, no?

Or maybe, just maybe, Vogue’s Filipa Fino’s copyeditor should be sacked for this typo. I don’t know about you but the only person I could think of when it comes to this $10K Coach Legacy bag is Eva Longoria’s character on Desperate Housewives.

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1:29 pm

Anne Semonin Shampoo

29/06/2007, Shopping Guide

anne semonin, shampooAnne Semonin Shampoo

There are three shampoos I like: Frederic Fekkai Technician shampoo (my favourite), Agua Spa (Morgans Hotel Group – think Delano Miami/Sanderson London/Hudson NYC), and Anne Semonin. I ran out of Frederic Fekkai a few weeks ago and I got myself some Anne Semonin mistletoe shampoo and mmmm it smells so good. I discovered this 2 years ago in Paris and I’ve been hooked since. Get yourselves a bottle now. Your hair will thank me later.

Anne Semonin Paris Mistletoe shampoo
200ml – Thai Baht 2,800 (about US$88)
www.eurasiacosmetics.com

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3:30 am

Hipster Sunnies by Keep Company

15/06/2007, Shopping Guide

Hipster Sunnies by Keep Company

Am I pathetic for ordering something online when shipping/handling costs more than the product itself? These cute hipster sunglasses by Keep Company are US$5 EACH: 5 colors x 5 = US$25! Shipping to the third world is $30 so all in all, I’m getting 5 sunglasses for fifty five smackeroos. Not bad eh? We all love cheap thrills!


Keep Company sunglasses, $5 each, http://www.keepcompany.com.

PS. Thanks, PDFTM!

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