Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I LOVE A.P.C! It is the only brand that I've been so loyal for years. The truly French minimalist and creative director JEAN TOUITOU is a maverick that made A.P.C favored by the most young YAPIS. (It may not be the right word). Anyway, the good thing about A.P.C is the always reasonably placed price range. Unlike most snobbish french brand names, A.P.C has been moderate on setting the price and that's why I always think A.P.C is the perfect choice for buying day-to-day clothing, though I always end up spend a lot more than I planned on A.P.C. The A.P.C boutique at Mercer, NYC is a must-go place for me every time I visit SOHO. Sleek design, excellent quality, and considerate price, what more can we expect? I did have some experience in buying clothing with unbearable quality. Brand names like Marc Jacob even have pieces that is made of suspicious material that makes you itchy and uncomfortable. With A.P.C, it has always been the soft cotton, buttery leather, and exquisite cashmere. But I do feel that some of the material they use for overcoats recently are not as satisfying as it used to be. Hopefully it will get better.

JEAN TOUTITOU doesn't really hate rock n roll. He's actually a big fan. What he resent so much is what we call rock n roll today which is so pretend and gaudy. To state his opinions on the waning of real rock n roll, A.P.C has collaborated with four bands that are more into playing than posing. The names of the four bands are printed on each t-shirt.

The t-Shirt is retailed for $40 each! YEAH!

You can preorder these t-shirts at apc.fr online shopping site.
(Images from apc.fr)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Gucci Patent Sneaker With Detachable Fringe & Tatoo Print Tie

Gucci Patent Sneaker With Detachable Fringe

I've seen this sneaker in white, black, purple, and blue, all patent and sheen. Since the style is not very much low-profile, I decided to go minimal. This sneaker is perfect with a summer Bermuda shorts that can really show-off the Indian fringe. With Frida Giannini, Gucci has blossomed from a simple black elegant bud to a colorful radiant flower, full of studs and prints. I'm in no place to judge if it is good gone bad or it is just a different path. But I do know that ever since Gucci became so punk and dramatic, I haven't purchased anything from Gucci. I just feel that as a slender Asian, there's no way I can pull off a style so loud and noisy. Mostly Big and Sexy Latina and Africans probably are the targeted audience. I just simply hate to see a small Asian carrying a color palette that is so aggressive that made him totally a fashion victim.
A little bit of this blossom is probably okay. So I bought this tattoo print tie thinking wearing it under a V-neck sweater, to make the maximum out of the minimum or vice versa.

The SA was so kind to give me the just-in catalog for men's AW2010 with a DVD for the runway show!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Louis Vuitton Cabas Naxos Leather Bag & Graffiti Scarf

Louis Vuitton Cabas Naxos Leather Bag
I bought this bag during my after Christmas trip to Vegas. We were staying at the Venetian and I was amazed by many aspects about Vegas. But shopping is definitely not one of them. I had a really high expectation for the shopping experiences in Vegas but the only shop that made me hyper is the Louis Vuitton at the Forum Shops at Caesar's. This Vuitton store cares many products from the Runway and that's how I found this Cabas Naxos leather bag. The SA was very surprised that I was asking for this bag at such an early time and she was even more thrilled when I decided to purchase it. I was struggling between this bag and the Naxos Messenger

since they are both so wonderfully textured and designed. The messenger costs even more so I decided to go with this one. Somehow they don't have this in the white color that appeared on runway. The only white they have is for the messenger. I did check out the white Naxos Messenger but I found out that it was really just for runway, with all the exposure lighting. The white looks a bit off and dirty, actually. The taup is more durable and easier to match with outfits.

I do have this obsession with scarves ... I should be banned for purchasing another scarf forever @_@..

The Stephen Sprous collection is awesome, but I've always thought it was too much for me, even this scarf. But the SA was so kind and she taught me how to wrapped it around my neck and to make a sort of Cowboy style, therefore, I bought another scarf..I know..

Stephen Sprouse Graffiti Scarf

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