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10:58 am

Magnificent Marie at Adelaide Tokyo

31/03/2009, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Shopping, Tokyo

Magnificent Marie at Adelaide Tokyo

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.

Click click click!

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7:30 pm

Dreaming of Tokyo…

23/03/2009, Shopping, Tokyo

Dreaming of Tokyo…

I’m dreaming of Tokyo at the moment….

… and lots and lots and lots of Rick Owens, of course.

Yes, I’m ready to jump. Just take my hands. Get ready to, are you ready?

12:49 pm

Shopbop Promo & Discount Code – Valid until March 19, 2009 Only

18/03/2009, Shopping

Shopbop Coupon Code

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.

Shopbop Promo Code

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.

You're welcome.

10:14 am

Lady Gaga “The Fame” Sunglasses T-shirt

06/03/2009, Celebrity Gossip, Shopping

Lady Gaga "The Fame" Sunglasses T-shirt

Are you gaga for Lady Gaga? I wouldn't buy a celebrity-inspired t-shirt under normal circumstances but this one is wayyy too chic (and cheap — perfect for those of us who are too broke) to pass.

5:43 am

Spring Essentials

05/03/2009, Shopping

Spring Essentials

I want.

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!

You're welcome.

2:31 am

Limited Edition Givenchy for Luisa Via Roma T-Shirt

25/02/2009, Current Affairs, Shopping

Givenchy for Luisa Via Roma

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.

That's all. For now.

11:40 pm

Luisa Via Roma Last Call Sale Up to 70% Off

07/02/2009, Shopping

Last Call Sale Up to 70% Off

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.

Luisa Via Roma Fall 2009 Last Call Sale

As for me, well, I'm on this new diet called "recession"… but it doesn't mean I can't look (just look) at the menu.

8:24 pm

Grey Ant Status Sunglasses

02/02/2009, Shopping

Grey Ant Status Sunglasses

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 Tobi every 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…

*photo credits: Tobi

4:55 pm

Lanvin T-Shirt Spring Summer 2009 – Bette Davis

30/01/2009, Fashion and Style, Lanvin, Shopping, Unboxing

Lanvin Bette Davis T-Shirt

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.

Lanvin T-shirt at Luisa Via Roma

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!

(before you continue, I suggest that you open this vid using another browser window and listen to the song for some dramatic effect)

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5:48 am

Shop Gareth Pugh Spring 2009 Online!

28/01/2009, Fashion and Style, Shopping

Shop Gareth Pugh Spring 2009 Online!

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?

photo credit: Luisa Via Roma