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8:34 pm

Finsk Shoes by Julia Lundsten

08/06/2010, Fashion and Style, Shoes, Shopping

Finsk Shoes by Julia Lundsten

When I went clubbing over the weekend, the guy who managed the door at Berns (aka 'the pointer' because he points at random people and decides who to let inside) seemed to be unfazed when I wore my glitter playsuit as I walked straight to the front of the queue. "Are those Finsk shoes?" he asked. "Yes," I replied.

Just like that, I was able to get into what I thought was the best club night in Stockholm. How he was able to see my black pony skin wedges in the dark remains a
mystery to me.

Finsk Shoes

What I do know is that I fell in love with these babies the first time I saw them online. Even Women's Wear Daily recognized my obsession.

Ask yourself — when was the last time you had that pulsating
feeling? You know, that "oh my god, I really have to have it or else I
would die
" feeling? I consider myself lucky and privileged to be able to see beautiful things as part of my job. However, it's been a long, very long time since my poor precious heart pounded so hard. That's how I felt when I saw those Finsk pony skin wedges. Finsk designer Julia Lundsten is my fave shoemaker.

If you don't see me eat at nice places this month, I only have these shoes to
blame!!! LOL. The price, I must admit, is a bit whack, but every single penny is worth it. They're incredibly well-made and super comfortable to walk in, in spite of the height. I recommend that you size up if you're thinking of buying a pair. It's a bit tight and narrow on the sole… they didn't have size 41 so I settled
for 40, which fits me just fine.

Now go! They come in black and gray.

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4:25 am

Lady Gaga T-Shirts – I’m A Free Bitch, Baby

10/05/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Lady Gaga, Shopping

Lady Gaga T-Shirts – I'm A Free Bitch, Baby

I'm not surprised there's an opportunistic person out there in the UK capitalizing on Lady Gaga's fame by selling these Lady Gaga "I'm A Free Bitch, Baby" t-shirts for around US$19 each. They come in different colours: red and white, purple, black and neon green, black and gold, black and silver. It also comes in a tank top, too.

Lady Gaga T-Shirt I'm A Free Bitch, Baby!

Lady Gaga I'm A Free Bitch, Baby! Tshirt

Click HERE to view the seller's eBay store.

What do you think? I'm buying one just for kicks. You know, something to wear in private — at home, on the plane and at hotel rooms. *wink wink*

I want your love and I want your revenge…

photos via: eBay

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11:45 pm

Urban Outfitters $5 SALE

12/04/2010, Shopping

Urban Outfitters $5 SALE

I've just received this mailer from Urban Outfitters. They have a $5 last chance sale going on — online only.

Urban Outfitters Sale

Run my dearest minions, run! Click HERE to shop the sale.

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10:11 pm

Miu Miu Large Sequined Leather Tote Bag

04/04/2010, Handbags, Miu Miu, Shopping

Miu Miu Large Sequined Leather Tote Bag

It's Sunday night and I'm here on my bed, window shopping away. I don't know about you but the shopaholic in me likes to pretend I'm buying things by adding items in a virtual shopping cart… and then closing the browser window (without buying, of course) once I get my fix. Y'all should try it sometime. It makes great exercise and it doesn't cost a single cent.

Anyway, I need this sequined Miu Miu tote bag to come into my life.

Miu Miu Bag

Miu Miu Sequined Leather Tote Bag

I saw it in real life when I went to the Miu Miu store in Milan last month and that bag is to-die-for.

photo credit: net-a-porter

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9:34 am

Stella McCartney for GAP Kids

02/04/2010, Fashion and Style, Shopping

Stella McCartney for GAP Kids

Are you a GAP customer? I am, but I’ve never bought anything from the GAP kids department. I’m calling the attention of anyone (and I mean geriatrics over the age of Tavi) who is familiar of GAP kids sizes, especially their boys’ section.

Stella McCartney, as you know, collaborated with GAP kids for a limited-edition line and I’m obsessing over this t-shirt that I like in navy blue and white.

Stella McCartney for Gap Kids tshirtStella McCartney for Gap Kids collaboration

They’re cute, no?

I love the superhero print; it’s soo chic! You can wear it underneath a sharp jacket or a trench (tip: everything looks good underneath a black or khaki trench), some lovely shorts (I love the one by Chris Benz) and perhaps a statement-making necklace.

Although I’d most likely wear it with a colourful, contrasting piece (lemon yellow? green? anything with coral?), this embellished felt necklace by Malene Birger is major. Ditto with this Adia Kibur chiffon stunner.

Malene Birger necklace, Adia Kibur necklace

I’m all for piling it up. Pile it up. Pile that shit up!

Yesterday afternoon, my mom told me I looked like a salad bar (she’s the 2nd person who told me this) after seeing photos of me
outside the Gucci show in Milan. Salad eh? But hey, Anna Wintour complimented me and said I looked ‘eclectic’ (is
that Vogue speak for cray cray?) and Carine Roitfeld whispered sweet
nothings… so Anna + Carine’s opinions supertrumps my mother’s. Haha
;-)

You see, dressing up is like going to the buffet table. You pick your
clothes like the way you pick your food based on your taste and your
mood before putting it on your plate. Some prefer to be minimalist — you know how they’re like… they go straight to the salad counter and all they eat are cherry tomatoes. I, on the other hand, well, I’m a greedy princess so I take everything — and wear everything in one go.

Visa card at ten paces, can I fit into boys’ size XL or XXL? I need to know the answer.

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5:49 am

Givenchy Leggings Spring Summer 2010

25/03/2010, Fashion and Style, Givenchy, Shopping, Spring Summer 2010

Givenchy Leggings Spring Summer 2010

I fell in love with these optical print Givenchy leggings the moment I saw them on the windows of Bergdorf Goodman last month.

Spring Summer 2010 Givenchy Leggings

It wasn’t available for sale at that time and what they had on the window was a sample.

Spring Summer 2010 Givenchy Leggings

I haven’t been to Luisa Via Roma’s website in ages, and look, it’s now available for sale for US$740, free fedex shipping (to USA/Canada + Europe) included.

Beautiful eh?

I’m gonna have to think about this one. I’m having second doubts; my legs are much, much chunkier now compared to what they were because I gained quite a bit of weight over the past month. There’s a chance the print would make my legs look stumpy.

We’ll see.

photo credit: luisa via roma

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12:36 am

Balmain Jacket Spring Summer 2010

25/03/2010, Balmain, eBay Finds, Fashion and Style, Shopping, Spring Summer 2010

Balmain Jacket Spring Summer 2010

Everyone loves a good ol' case of schadenfreude. I know it's absolutely cruel for me to say this but I always beam with delight whenever I see hot diggity damn Christophe Decarnin for Balmain items on eBay. No matter what you say, it only means one thing: buyer's remorse! Walking out the shop door after experiencing the high one gets after dropping the plastic for seven grand is insane. When that high turns into a comedown, you just know there's a woman out there in this big, bad, pagoda-shouldered world, quivering, no, weeping, over her mastercard statement.

Balmain military-inspired jacket from the spring/summer 2010 collection.

Click HERE for more information.

Oh fashion, what are you doing to people?

photo credit: eBay

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2:13 pm

Side Slope Cardigans by Hiroki Wakisaka

24/03/2010, Fashion and Style, Japanese Designers, Menswear, Shopping, Spring Summer 2010

Side Slope Cardigans by Hiroki Wakisaka

It’s summer here in the third world (spring in the northern hemisphere) and these statement-making bright, colourful cardigans by Side Slope are calling my name. I’d wear them with khaki shorts, perhaps a tank or a shirt underneath and a big ol’ granny necklace and voila, the look is soo me. You can even wear something fantastic like a beige Burberry trench on top of it.

Side Slope by Hiroki Wakisaka cardigans

Red v-neck cardigan and blue v-neck cardigan, £365 both from Oki-ni.

The wooden buttons are a nice personal touch, no?

Side Slope is a Milan-based Japanese brand founded by Hiroki Wakisaka in 2005. Wakisaka is passionate about knits, placing emphasis on craftsmanship and technical skill. They even own their workshops.

Alas, these beautiful and unique cotton knit cardigans don’t come easy on the pocket.

Approx. US$550 each is the price to pay for something that special.

photo credit: oki-ni

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7:44 pm

Proenza Schouler PS1

01/02/2010, Proenza Schouler, Shopping

Proenza Schouler PS1 

Be sure to check the Proenza Schouler website later today, February 1st. 

Proenza Schouler PS1 Handbag

Those gorgeous PS1 handbags are going to be available for purchase, direct from the source!

I can’t wait to see the selection considering most online stores carry the bags in very limited colours.

Visit http://www.proenzaschouler.com in a few hours.

photo credit: proenzaschouler

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4:56 pm

What’s Inside My Dream Handbag

28/01/2010, Handbags, Mulberry, Shopping

What's Inside My Dream Handbag

Let's say you got mugged on the street and someone ran away with your handbag.

Santa Claus then appeared out of nowhere. He realized he forgot to give you a present last Christmas because he was drunk so he offered to buy you a new bag and a few little nifty things (without being too outrageous so no, absolutely no Himalayan Birkins please) to get you back on track. What would you get? Here's mine…

Mulberry Alexa Bag

  • [here] Mulberry yellow leather "Alexa" bag – £790
  • [here] Smythson of Bond Street "Life is Beautiful" panama notebook – £59
  • [here] Alexander McQueen lip print silk chiffon scarf – $315
  • [here] Martin Margiela discoball wallet – £179
  • [here] Creed Sublime Vanille fragrance – $475
  • [here] Nokia N97 phone – $450
  • [here] Linda Farrow for Giles Deacon sunglasses – £175
  • [here] Alexander McQueen metal spiked cuff bracelet – £275
  • [here] Hermès Dogon card case – $760
  • [here] Tiffany & Co. golf ball and tee ballpoint pen -  $145
  • [here] Nutra-Trim Weight Management chewing gum – $27

Yes I know.

I *had* to throw in the chewing um there cause I need it. Haha! ;-)

Don't ask me why I don't have contraceptives there. I'm a nun!!!!

photos via net-a-porter, smythson of bond street, browns, oki-ni, ebay, hermes, tiffany, amazon

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