Tag Archives: Proenza Schouler

Spring dreaming

12 Apr

After 3 days of business simulation or 20++ hours of screen time, I made grand plans of going out for a walk on a Friday night – walk, as in to the nearest bar/comfort food restaurant/dessert bar and I’m assailed by this image:

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My resolve vanishes and another night of procrastinating on other “stuff” looms. So, instead I go for women’s porn, which is Net-a-porter – online purveyor of all things luxury. By the way, I’ve used the site since 2007 when it was still Net-a-porter.net out of London. The company was eventually bought out for a $531 valuation in 2010. I should make money out of predicting some of these things then I can just stay in bed and watch the gloomy weather from my window.

Bon alors, enough of that.  What I really want to comment on are sandals and how wearable the styles are; there’s not one style that really stands out even though they share the return of a theme: gladiator. But the accents range from metallics to tassels and thanks to operations efficiencies, companies like Zara can quickly offer those same styles for a much lower price. Drool, if you must.

 

 

A *very* expensive wishlist

29 Feb

When D. and I talked about sustainability, we also talked about how I reconcile my love for fashion with consuming less. I never had a big wardrobe for several reasons: money, lack of space when I was living on boats and again, money or lack thereof.

But if money and space cease to be problems, am I going to go crazy? It seems almost a useless exercise because that time is years away (please, no more than 2?) and who knows exactly what kind of money are we talking about? But on the other hand, I like thinking (dreaming) about quality over quantity squared – meaning beyond my preference for high street and indie brands as opposed to disposable brands at the local mall.

So what would I get? Here’s the list and the prices will make you cringe:

1. Office wear – Roland Mouret

2. Suit – Chanel

3. Everyday big bag – Proenza Schouler (only because I think an Hermés Birkin bag would be too excessive)

4. Fancy shoes – Christian Louboutin (although I think they’re too narrow for me, haven’t really had the chance to wear one, they are that expensive)

Okay, scratch that, since I’m thinking *more* sustainable, I should really go for Stella McCartney because she doesn’t use any animal skin at all and they still look fabulous:

5. Daily shoes – Loeffler Randall (I have been a fan from the very beginning)

This list seems to go on so I’ll have to stop here and ruminate on the near-impossibility of some of them right now.