I fell in love with these optical print Givenchy leggings the moment I saw them on the windows of Bergdorf Goodman last month.
It wasn’t available for sale at that time and what they had on the window was a sample.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like many of you, I like to look at things I can't afford both at stores and at online shops. Things like gorgeous handbags in different skins and leathers.
I also like to think I pay attention to details… small details like this rectangular metal clasp that's been going on for quite some time now. I dunno why but I always cringe whenever I see this clasp on a beautiful, well-crafted handbag.
(From top to bottom: Chloe New Louise shoulder bag, Fendi watersnake Peek-A-Boo bag, Chanel quilted flap bag, Lanvin python Happy bag)
I'm sure that clasp style has been around for ages, nothing new
For a sum of money that is equivalent to a month's (or two) rent to
mortals, you'd think some of these houses would design something that's
unique to their brand but no…
Chanel's been using it on their 2.55 reissue bags since February 2005 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the original quilted 2.55.
Lanvin's been using it too for several seasons now that it's fast becoming one of their accessory signatures… but Fendi and Chloe? Don't get me wrong — the Chloe Louise bags (I like to call them the baby Hermès Constance) are soo chic it hurts!!!
Emilio Pucciused that clasp, too! I'm a big fan of Pucci; they make ferocious bags….
All of them are gorgeous bags alright.
However, for my money's worth (money, what money?), I just wish they
offered something new and something UNIQUE to their own house.
How dazzling is this beauty? Ladies and gays, meet my dream jacket of the season. It’s from the spring/summer 2010 Dries van Noten womenswear collection.I saw this jacket when I visited the PR Consulting office in New York earlier this month. You’d be very surprised how lightweight it is. The craftmanship and details of that piece is truly incredible.
PR Consulting is one of the most prestigious PR firms in the world. They manage amazing brands like Proenza Schouler, Dries Van Noten, Pierre Hardy, Jil Sander and more. I visited their magical NY office last week (where everything is white, everyone was chic, had tiny waists and wore black lol) to see some of the spring/summer 2010 samples.
Balenciaga is one of my favourite collections this Spring so imagine my excitement when I saw some of the pieces on the rack. I’d literally wear every single one of these items except the skirt and the dresses.
Whenever you see something that you really like, don't you just love imagining yourself in it and say 'wow. i want that. that is so me" in your head?
Here's one of my favourite looks from the spring/summer 2010 Lanvin show in Paris this October.
And here's me in my sequined Veejay Floresca (a Filipino designer; I bought the fabric myself at the fabric store here and asked him to make this for me) number being photographed by NY Times' Bill Cunningham at the Marc Jacobs show in NYC in September.
Yes, that's the adorable Tavi!
If you excuse me I'm gonna weep to baby Jesus now. I'd kill to wear that Lanvin…