October 23, 2011

[Wish List: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel]

Okay, my very 1st thought when I looked at this bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim F/W 2011 collection was: "wow Boston's twin!".
And many people did assume so, far before I did.  It must be the unique shark-effect feature that resembles those of Céline's.  If you take a glance on it, you'll get that kinda impression also of this bag.
However, after quite sometime, it offers a different feel from Céline's luggage totes.  This bag is more like "a school/work-bag meets edgy" kinda bag (like Mulberry Alexa, Proenza Schouler PS1, and Balenciaga Motorcycle).
What I love the most bout this bag is the zipper accent for the gussets.  Zip up: you get the formal look.  Zip down: voila you get the edgy and more space to put your abundant stuffs in. 2 looks in 1 bag!
As explained by Lim in stylebubble: "It stemmed from the idea of motorcycle bags, every detail has a function and it is ultimately a pragmatic bag.  It goes back to the lifestyle of the Phillip Lim girl – she is a working girl, she is real she wears things from day to night from day to day.  For me it is really important for the bag to work for the wearer and not the other way round."

It was great how Phillip Lim took the standout essence of the current IT bag and translated it into a whole different new bag, which actually does not feel that different (and is in a reasonable price range).

And just like other IT bag, this bag is also sold out, and unfortunately for its tempting jade green and navy blue colors. They are available for pre-order tho' *yay!*

*2 looks above are by stylebubble*


October 14, 2011

[Lunch Diary: Sisters' Union]

"Our roots say we're sisters, our hearts say we're friends...forever."

I have a lot of fun today. First, I finally tasted the so called "recommended  red velvet" from Union.  And most of all, I have a sister to share it with ♥
 Loewy's twin...
Pork Crackling Spaghetti *We ♥*
Duck Leg Confit
Red Velvet - A bite to die for *We ♥*
Coffee Latte

I'll definitely come back again for the red velvet, but I'm not sure I can say the same for the food (esp. the duck confit).  As for the ambiance, I'd like to say that it feels like NYC somehow. Love the glass-house concept, make it real nice for taking pictures on a sunny day

Our dress-code for today: "Red Velvet", with our individual casual style
♥ the collar and necklace combination 
Bow ring-Accessoria Nerve/Kelly Double Tour-Hermes
Lace Top-Topshop/Floral Top-Eann 9.1/Denim shorts-Pull&Bear/Flats-Zara/Chanel Mademoiselle Bowling Bag

"A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life." - Isadora James
There is no better friend than a sister.  And there is no better sister than you.
Will miss "spending quality time together" with you big sis


October 13, 2011

[Collar Me Bad]

collar |ˈkälər|
a band of material around the neck of a shirt, dress, coat, or jacket, generally an integral part of the garment.

Collar has been my favorite since I dunno when (..I root for the nerdy preppy look)
BUT lately, the detachable one has made me fallen even more for this item

Yes, you did not read it wrong...a detachable collar.  A collar that is not an integral part of a garment.
Recently, this item has grown even more (after its 1st introduction in Miu Miu SS Collection 2010) in the heart of the fashionistas.  It was spotted on magazines, fashion weeks-worn as a new form of accessory.
Thanks to Miuccia, now I have even more options to spice up my dull blouses.

I have had this item wrapped up nicely in my drawer for a year.  I bought it out of curiosity and I had to admit that it took a while for us to click :p
But the more I came to think bout it, basically it's just a cloth necklace, right?
Think of how many ways you could wear it

Here two of my recent looks sporting my new found accessory. Pardon the floral, I'm still in transition to Fall.  But I've embraced the colors at least :p
(Hint: Lots of momma's old goodies)
Pearl Collar - UrbanOutfitters
Floral Sheer Blouse-Forever21/Ruffle Skirts-Mom's Vintage/Belt-Mom's Vintage/MaryJane-Betsey Johnson/Bag-Mom's Vintage
Pearl Ring-Accessoria Nerve/Kaleidoscope Ring-Forever 21

 Jumpsuit-H&M/Loose Sweater-H&M/Widdianne Woven Clogs-Tory Burch
 Snake Ring-Diva/Copper Ring-Mango/Charm Bracelet-Accessoria Nerve

What do you think bout this whole detachable collar concept?


October 12, 2011

[Go Turquoise]

Hello jello...
been so busy lately, do pardon me for the late updates :)
my thesis is like crawling all over my head, forming these gloomy clouds over my days.
Seriously..."Thesis, y u no auto-finished!?"

But today, I'm givin myself a break to update this blog..hah finally, doin something I love ♪♫

So, I go to the nearest Starbucks for a change of mood.  And it does not fail me...as always. I just freakin love Starbucks!
After that, I have a little walk on the park to sew up my refreshing day.  It feels real good ♥

I'm feeling turquoise today...it's been my fave color for fall this year  ♥
Satin Kimono-H&M/Shorts-Topshop/Woven Flats-Zara/Gucci Positano Tote
 Necklace-Accessoria Nerve/Ring-Accessoria Nerve/Bracelet-Topshop
 Love Starbucks and Topshop *o so random*
  get it *here*
 lovin these flats, unfortunately I bought 1 size down..blisters all over. Guess beauty is pain then...

got a great spot on the corner *yatta*

Random stuffs I had attached to my laptop (and bag)...
Got these 2 babies from my lovely sis :)

(P.S.:pardon the poor quality of the pictures, taken using phone-camera :()
See you on the next post, I'm planning on doing something fun tomorrow *fingers-crossed*
Kindly check out my previous post, please


[Shanghai上海: Behind The Concrete Jungle]

It was 24〫C in Shanghai, my fam and I enjoyed Walking down the narrow lane of Tianzi Fang 田子坊 at Taikang Lu 泰康路 ('Art Street 艺术街') ♥ 

I look like a thief in action here =_=
"Finding Mr.Right"
Long Vest-H&M/Shirt-H&M/Shorts-H&M/Floral Oxford-Deena&Ozzy/Tory Burch Louisa Mini Shoulder Bag

Love the concept of this area, art district meets shopping area meets chillaxing spot ...
alley after alley...
 A recommended tea-store, tried one of its product called "Hakka-Tea". Lovin' it
 w/ me pops ♥
found this cute vintage-theme notebook at a store called "Life Fabric".
This shop somehow reminded me of those in Diagon Alley :p
hmm..an Indonesian owner?

Spotted a lot of nice places for hang out here...
The citizens' ride
Looks like Sadako will come out of it *brr*

Met a mid 50s couple who was photo hunting...so sweet.
got the wife's help takin this photo for us *thanks mam!*

I just let all the pictures above do the talking, hope you guys are as thrilled as I am about this place
(P.S.: for more info, visit www.taikanglu.com