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I am so feenin’ for these cute azz shoes. Check these bad girls out!

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I love them!

Firstly: METALLIC. GLITTER COVERED. SHOES. Good call on the metallic and the glitter, Chiars.

Secondly, a winking eye? The universal signal for flirtation, reassurance, happiness, contentedness? Just great. Yay!

Thirdly, they come in mary jane flats, slip-ons or slippers. I’m really crazy about all three styles – perhaps equally crazy about each. But it would be TOO crazy to have 3 pairs of the same shoe, or 6 shoes with giant eyes and eyelashes on them.

Or would it?

Chiarra dons the flats here, as she gazes over Hong Kong – she was in town recently to launch her pop-up shop at Hysan Place. (And, you know, just meandering around my hood, no big deal. #Smh)

chiarra ferragni4(Okay, how is it that every fashion blogger just happens to be dating a photographer?)

Well, I think Chiarra done good with these shoes. They’re so cute and quirky – the other styles in this collection are also matching pairs, like lips and lipstick, popcorn and coke and Hollywood stars. I can’t get enough. Putting this on my Christmas wish list.

It’s been a long time… cue Aaliyah + Timbaland.

Well, I have a fat backlog of posts I’ve started (three months worth now… yikes) that I never finished but I resolve to finish them ALL. In due time.

I’ll ease into it with a Creepy Happy Feelings post. Folks I bring you true objects of desire: leather goods by Mansur Gavriel.

If you like to huff leather fumes like I do, this site will make you want to scratch and sniff your computer screen.

Brace yourself, leather fiends:

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Oh you fainted? Me too. I’ll wait while you pick yourself up off the floor.

Aren’t they beautiful?! Rachel and Floriana cover all my bases in terms of leather accessory needs. These Italian vegetable tanned leather babies are simple, well-crafted and classic–with just a touch of quirk (look at all those colors. Swoon!). They do 4-5 things and they do them well.

In my blogging absence, one thing I have been doing faithfully is purging my closet. In this process I’ve sat with each article of clothing I own and whittled away the excess: anything I haven’t worn recently or could be more useful to someone else. It’s easy to accumulate a lot of stuff only to donate it and buy more again but I think from here on out, I’m going to try diligently to exist on less yet be exceedingly intentional with what I buy and how I invest my hard earned clothing budget. It’s challenging when you consume fashion in various mediums on a daily basis but it’s possible and it’s worth it, dammit.

So on that note, I do think it’d be in my best interest to stave off any fast-fashion needs for an MG bucket bag or tote. I mean look at the lines of that bucket bag. So strong yet so refined. So handsomely understated. I got goosebumps as I watched the homepage load and wondered if I was still thinking about a bag or something else.

Some of my favorites from the collection:

1.) Bucket Bag — Black with Flamma

This is like a pair of Louboutins but in bag form which means way more functional. And affordable. So pretty. I just want to pet it.

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Heaven, must be like this.

2.) Large Tote — Cammello With Sun

Okay, tell me you would not drop anything and everything if one of your gfs showed up to brunch with this bad girl resting on her arm. I love that the interior is coated in a completely different color. I’d put stuff into my bag just to take it back out just to stare at the insides of this bag. (Similar feelings felt for this lovely pool of Royal).

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3.) Medium Wallet — Brandy

I’m partial to the Cammello but this color is just too sexy not to include.

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I heart leather, big time.

What are some of your favorite leather good brands?

Images: Mansur Gavriel

Spring is upon us and this means it’s nearly time to break out any floral patterned  clothing you might own. It’s an exciting time for those of us who have had to wear thick coats and bulky scarves for the last few months. Well. Not me. I live in sub-tropical weather and perspire at the slightest movement. Nor anyone I know in any part of California. But probably people in Chicago or Moscow could relate.

Browsing certain retail spots here in HK, I’ve noticed daises in particular might be the flower of choice this SS13. I’ve seen them on sweaters, cell phone cases, embellishments on collared shirts and pants — it’s such a cute and fashionably acceptable flower to put almost anywhere. I’ll write a post on other emergent trends I’m sniffing out but for now, I want to share one particular daisy-related article of clothing I’ve come across. And it is absolutely adorable.

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My face melted a bit when I saw it, similar to what happens when I see a cute dog: Legs lock. Eyes fixate on object of desire for impolite amounts of time (you know, like Lady “Crazy Eyes” from HIMYM). Hands clasp dramatically infront of chest. High-pitched, squealing sounds emerge from throat. It all happened to some degree when I saw this Kenzo baby. I love its girly yet subtly very sexy silhouette, a duality Kenzo is knowing for pulling off with effortless grace. Whether it’s a bottle of perfume or a blazer, Kenzo’s work epitomizes chic femininity. (Though what wouldn’t be so chic or effortlessly graceful is me wearing this thing and constantly wondering about flashing my azz at everyone) I also think shift dresses with cuts similar to this one will also be a big hit this season. Personally I’m a fan of the focus on “legs for daaaays” as opposed to “boobs in your faaaace.” You can thank my androgynous frame for that.

The daisy panel is accentuated by the playful flare of the skirt which I think does more for the dress than something that falls straight on the legs. Plus it has pockets for a few chocolates or a cellphone or nervous hands on a first date. There is virtually nothing more you could ask for in a spring dress.

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 Arigatou gozaimasu Takada-san~!

Yes, more Acne. I mean no. No, not irritating skin issues or the same Mallory Noise Print dress I fell in love with a few months ago. (Though I haven’t fallen out of love with it) But yes, I am in love with yet another piece of Acne retail. And they are silver pants.

But not just any pair of silver pants! If you asked me to trade all my pants for this one pair, I would actually consider it. They’re leather silver pants (which in HK means they are only wearable during the dead of winter). These seem perfect for almost any occasion — and look at how nicely they sculpt your assets! The only thing I wouldn’t wear it to is a wedding because these babies would totally upstage the bride — even when paired with clogs. But I think everything else is fair game. Catching my creepy feeling drift?

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Actually I would never wear them to a funeral either.

Images: Farfetch

I think I’m becoming a Swede-o-phile. Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon. Swedish meatballs. CLOGS.

Every time I’m in Lane Crawford, pretending I can afford everything I touch, I get creepy happy feelings about different articles of clothing I come across. And every time I check the tag, they’re from Acne, which is a Swedish brand. This is the last piece I went crazy over.

I think it’s gorgeous.

Acne Mallory Noise Print