December 24th, 2009 § § permalink
I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays! I hope you all take some time out to relax and enjoy some much deserved rest with loved ones.
I myself will be taking a short trip into Asia and most likely will not be able to blog for a while. Hopefully upon my return, I’ll have many goodies to blog about. Till then, take care and eat well~
December 16th, 2009 § § permalink
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a bag girl. I won’t pay a cent over $200AU for shoes or clothes, but the sky is the limit (not really, but you know what I mean) for a bag that catches my eyes. My justification has always been that bags are easier to take care of, they don’t touch the floor or get thrown into a washing machine where they can potentially become damaged. Every once and a while I will wipe them down with gentle baby wipes or a damp clean cloth and store them in their dust bags, where they are safe and look good as new. To me they are worth the extra money, they last forever.
image from burberry
However, lately I find myself gravitating towards shoes. I remember a couple years back seeing a gorgeous pair of Chanel booties. And I literally fell in love, but I just could not bring myself to spend that sort of money on an item that will hit the ground everyday and most likely wear out within a matter of months. A part of me still regrets not at least attempting to find the shoes on sale.
Still, I can’t help but lovingly stare at a beautiful pair of heels in a store with my hands and nose pressed up against the window like a kid into a candy store. Dreaming of some day soon venturing into the world of designer shoes.
December 13th, 2009 § § permalink
Can you imagine my shock when I opened the door to a delivery man claiming he had flowers for a Celina? Beautiful white roses from my favourite girls at LV. Today has been fantastic thanks to my family and wonderful friends~
December 11th, 2009 § § permalink
Random snaps of some of the new stores at Chadstone
Still waiting for this one to open tho! *_*
December 5th, 2009 § § permalink
After years of using about 3 different sketch books for all my costumes and fashion related ideas, I finally decided to invest in a beautiful moleskine sketch book solely dedicated to all my new ideas.
Time to get started!
December 3rd, 2009 § § permalink
Last night Celeste and I attended our very first fashion event. In an attempt to learn and integrate myself more into the fashion community, I’ve been keen to attend more fashion related events. So I was very happy to find out that my dear friend who just as keen to attend the same type of events~
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera on the night. I’m sure Celeste will have some pretty ones up soon, so do feel free to skip over there and check out them. Overall, it was a very interesting event, getting to know the locals in the fashion community (till yesterday my “network” had been restricted to anyone online, irregardless of which country they were from) and it was a nice change.
Looking forward to attending many many more in the future with my new partner in crime~ <3
December 1st, 2009 § § permalink
This special edition book features Louis Vuitton’s contemporary fashion, art, architecture, design and photography. Cover by the ever talented Takashi Murakami, responsible for the popular multicolor line. The book features over 80 artists and many other creative types that have collaborated with LV throughout the ages.
I was quite tempted to post photos of some of the images inside the book, but I couldn’t decide which to post first! (so many great pages) so I’ll be sure to over time post my favourites.
November 25th, 2009 § § permalink
I can stare into this bracelet for ages, all the floating symbols and gems. But I definitely it’s the sort of bracelet that looks better with a few stacked together in my opinion~
November 22nd, 2009 § § permalink
Finally back from a trip to Chadstone’s new luxury wing and can I just say wow! The bag and speedy exhibitions were gorgeous and insightful (the photos I took came out terrible ). Very well laid out. Here’s a quick run down of each store I managed to visit:
My true love~ The store is much bigger and brighter than I had anticipated, everything so nicely displayed. It was great to see the Cruise 09/10 collection, and various other recent releases (eagerly awaiting the Christmas and New Years additions). They carry cosmetic jewelry, bags, luggage and shoes. The best surprise was learning that just a few days ago there was a price decrease of 10% of all stock. Yes, you read right, decrease! So if there was ever a good time to buy, now would be it.
There are two stores under Chanel, one for beauty and one for leather goods and clothes. Chanel had released a special limited edition 2.55 quilted bag in gold lambskin just for the Chadstone opening of Chanel. Only 100 worldwide were made and they are only available from the store set at a price tag of $4910AU. After my visit today, they only had less than 50 left.
Thanks to some persuasive friends, we walked away with a couple of free goodies.
Massive, especially when all I had to go by was the store in Melbourne CBD. Far more on display, shoes, bags, perfumes and jewelry. However as opposed to the Melbourne store, there were no clothes available. The atmosphere was lovely though, couches to relax on and soak in the environment, I see my future Gucci purchases coming from here.
Tiffany & Co.
don’t think I’ve ever stepped into a Tiffany & Co. store that didn’t have women and their partners swamped around the charms area. However I can’t blame them, I’ve started my own around the world collection, which I’ll save for another post. It’d say the size is similar to that of the city store, as were the jewelry range, though I find the CBD layout to be a little more flow friendly.
I may not be a Coach girl, but I can appreciate finally having one hit Melbourne! Coach is so full of life and colour, if LV had not stolen my heart I can definitely see myself very quickly forming an addiction to the goods they have here. Mainly with a focus on bags, not many shoes unfortunately.
I’m going to be honest and say I was a bit disappointed, to me Jimmy Choo is all about the shoes, but not only was this store tiny (and had zero crowd control), but they focused so much on bags that the few shoes that were on display were overshadowed.
Three stores I am eagerly awaiting for (and have been told they are set to open some time after the 1st of December, if not on that very date) are Burberry, Prada and Miu Miu, will have reviews up once I pay them a visit~
So impressed, yet so sad that I work in the city and hence can’t make regular trips down here. Guess this will have to be an after work / weekend activity. Especially with so many of my favourite SAs from LV now working in Chadstone. Also I was good and didn’t pull out my credit card once
November 21st, 2009 § § permalink
After work before the sun had completely set I decided to snap a new photos of my new sunglasses which I am completely in love with~ My only complaint is that they only came in a soft cover, which leaves them at risk of being scratched in my bag But that’s a great excuse to get a second pair, right?