Monday, September 28, 2009

Balenciaga Color Block Cardigan S/S 08 from Yoox

Balenciaga Color Block Cardigan s/s 08 from YOOX

Crew-neck Version

Yoox is no doubt a gold mine! It's the only place where you can find past season Balenciaga for both women and men. Though they don't usually have complete size options, especially for smaller sizes, you can still find some pieces that you missed during the season. When you do, it's like winning lottery! I got a pretty good deal on the cardigan and I am definitely loving it. It is very much a Balenciaga piece with all the geometric color blocks. Balenciaga pieces run out really fast on Yoox, so you have to browse the website very often so that you are not missing out anything. Or is it just me being obsessive? Anyway ...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Slow Motion Picks: Christian Louboutin Studded Pigalle

Christian Louboutin Studded Pigalle Heel

X-Factor Winner Alexandra Burke at GQ Awards

Bloody sexy and sharp dangerous! That's the spirit of Christian Louboutin to me. I bought this heel for my friend, whom from now on, I'll just call her the Rock Chic Ting:) Rivets are so in trend right now. Almost every designer collection for this F/W has some piece playing with rivets. It's chic and it can also be a serious weapon in case of emergency ...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

SL0W M0TI0N Picks: Balenciaga Motorcycle Jacket in Beige

Jennifer Aniston in Balenciaga

ELLE September Issue 09

Perfecto Jacket

Jennifer is no doubt a Balenciaga BABE! She's been spotted so many times wearing or carrying Balenciaga. Balenciaga has become one of the names that is most often connected with celebrities such as Maddonna, Kylie Minogue, and Lindsey Lohan. By the way, those are some celebrities that can really pull off Balenciaga, I think.

I bought this Jacket a couple days ago for my friend, who's by the way a helpless fashionista. I was so thrilled when I saw the cover of this month ELLE and Jennifer wearing the exactly same Jacket. The jacket runs quite small. I ordered a 36 that my friend normally wears and it turned out to be one size smaller. Can't your believe they actually have 34 as equivalent for EXTRA SMALL and 36 for SMALL. My friend ended up getting a 38 which is their MEDIUM. The motorcycle style is nothing new for Balenciaga, but the trumpet sleeve (is there a specific term for this kind of sleeve? Is it Perfecto?) is just COOL!

P.S I never thought Jennifer can be this sexy!

SL0W M0TI0N Picks: Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta F/W09 Picks

Dark Navy Nero Marco Polo Carry On Bag

Mineral Intrecciato Suede Dodger Shoe

Italian brand names have been renowned for their extremely fine craftsmanship. However, there are not that many Italian brand names that I am crazy about since they don't seem to put a lot effort on designing new styles. But Bottega Veneta is definitely not one of those. It is amazing how they can make so many variation with woven leathers and not to mention the buttery fine leather they used, which can melt your last shopping resistance with a touch. The hounds-tooth woven leather handbag is the most standout piece of this season. The coated canvas bowling bag comes in different color combination. I've seen one with beige color and brown leather handle, which reminds of Hermes. For a price of $1,180, which relatively cheaper than Hermes, this bag is a perfect substitute. The Suede dodger shoe is classic and comfortable.

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