Sometime last week, my new friend Marie brought me to the Adelaide store for a little bit of shopping. Marie is a very famous model/celebrity in Japan and we met earlier in the week while shopping along Omotesando. I was like, omg who’s that gurl, she’s soo pretty! Then we bumped into each other at a party in Le Baron de Paris when she was about to leave the club, that’s when we became friends. Next thing you know she took me around the shops.
I took a snap of her working a Marc Jacobs Collection jacket (which I thought was very cute) and a pair of Balmain jeans.
Attention bargain hunters — I thought I'd share to you what I got via email yesterday from Shopbop. They're offering an additional 20% discount on items marked 70% off.
Tons of selections from Thakoon, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Elizabeth and James, Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor, Ports 1961, Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg and Brian Reyes. Promo code is valid on items marked 70% off ONLY. It cannot be applied to gift certificates or shipping costs.
To use the promo code, enter 20OFF70 (twenty off seventy) upon check-out. Promo ends 11:59PM Pacific Time on March 19, 2009, that's tomorrow. There' s a dove-gray silk tafetta trench coat (I sort of) like from Lela Rose
that's cute. From US$1,595 original price, it's marked down to $382.8
with discount but I can't spend now so whatevs. Shopbop ships ANYWHERE worldwide so go go go, buy buy buy if you (I don't) have the money.
Nancy Gonzalez gold python card holder at Vivre (US$325)
My friend Sharon from Singapore gifted me with a Marc by Marc Jacobs lipstick pen last year. I've ran out of ink so I did a wee bit of googling and I found the $2.95 version. Cute eh? The days of us human beings handwriting something are numbered
especially in this era of electronic communication and mobile devices. Imagine the delight whenever I take that pen out of my bag. I'm telling you, it's soo realistic looking people often wonder whether I'm gonna put lipstick on or not!
Many of you have been e-mailing me where I got the oversized black t-shirt that I wore. I'm so sorry for getting back to y'all just now but the folks who posted comments on my blog were right — it's from Givenchy. I got it before I left for NYC. Riccardo Tisci made this limited-edition t-shirt (US$380) that's exclusively available at Luisa Via Roma as part of their collaboration.
Remember the good ol' fashion "trickle down" effect? Well, this, my friends, is the perfect example of how a look from runway translates to retail. I would LOVE to own the runway look but unfortunately, it's not gonna happen until I win the lottery so….
Click HERE for purchase information and more details. As always, my beloved store offers free FedEx shipping if you live in the USA/Canada/Europe. While you're at it, you may want to check their last call sale… lots of reductions at 70% off.
Anyway, the coat is an old Prada men's coat that I have. Like most
menswear pieces, they're all too baggy and big for me so I rolled the
sleeves up so I don't look like I'm swimming in it. The black jacket
inside is from Zara.
Che-che-check it out. For those of you out there with nickels and dimes to spare, check out Luisa Via Roma's last call sale. A lot of fall 2008/2009 items are marked down up to 70% off. Free FedEx shipping if you live in the USA/Canada/Europe.
Oh the frustration! I've been keeping track of these oversized wayfarers (Status sunglasses) by Grey Ant for the past six months (perhaps even longer) and the damn thing just won't go on sale! I go to Tobievery once in a while and these sunglasses are calling me but I cannot justify spending a little under $300 for this pair — if I were to spend that much money I'd get something from a different brand instead. I dunno…
The oh-so-familiar navy blue box from luxury retailer Luisa Via Roma never fails to bring cheer at times of depression. As always, one can rely on their impeccable and superb service.
I can’t for the life of god remember where I read it but someone somewhere said that unboxing, as in opening a box, is the new porn! Techno
geeks and gadget freaks make a big deal out of opening a box — some
even create videos etc. I’m not joking when I say there are people out
there who seriously get off with this sort of thing. Well, I don’t know about you but I’d be more than happy to share a bit of fashion ‘unboxing’ on my blog and share some good vibes all around to fashion junkies out there. Let’s begin the unboxing rites, shall we? Click click click!
With all the Gareth Pugh for Dior Homme rumors going on and his brilliant womenswear and menswear shows in Paris, the ultra-talented Gareth is no doubt the hottest kid in fashion at the moment. I was surprised to find out that some of his Spring 2009 pieces are now being sold online at Luisa Via Roma. They currently have 3 garments available — two-tone, black and white leather trousers, black and white short-sleeved top, and a long-sleeved version of the same top. In these crazy times, the prices are out of reach for me but it's free to look and free to fantasize eh?