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Birthday wishlist

2 Sep

Because it’s my party and I’ll dream about beautiful things if I want to.



L-R: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rebecca Taylor, Steven (all from Shopbop)




L-R: Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent (from Net-a-Porter)


L-R: Black Halo, Diane von Furstenberg, 3.1 Phillip Lim (all from Shopbop)

Yeah, they all look so grown-up because well, you know, *I am* going back to school where clothes in good taste will be part of my “presentation”.



28 Aug

2 years ago, I expressed my desire for a studded, high-heeled Christian Louboutin shoes and embellished clothes. It was easy enough to find low-priced embellished clothes but quite difficult to find shoes studded with spikes, sharp enough to do some damage. And just like any trend pioneered by a premier designer, it takes about 1.5-2 years for that to spread. Sure enough, any brand from Jessica Simpson shoes to Zara has them. So now, I have this overwhelming array of choices: studs on my shirt + shoes + coat? The key here is moderation but it’s hard!


This brings to mind a dialogue from the movie The Devil Wears Prada where Miranda Priestly lectures Andy Sachs about saying that it’s (fashion in general) all just “stuff”:

…that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.


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.