Tag Archives: Zara

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.

 

 

Stud-finder

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.

Amen.

And speaking of fashion and consumerism

22 Feb

This reminds me so much of my shoes during my beach wedding in the Philippines. In my defense, I used them until they were unusable and I’ve been looking for a replacement. Oh well, we’ll see.

It’s just so pretty. Enough said.