Saturday, December 12, 2009

SlowMotion Vintage: Dior Homme 2008 F/W Broken Class Broken Heart

Dior Homme 2008 F/W

Like every other fashionista in every other corner of the world, I'm still lamenting over the leaving of Hedi Slimane. Kris still seems to be finding his way of tiding over Dior Homme and millions of royal fans of Hedi. The 2008 F/W from Kris was dark and sloppy, not in a bad way though. In this collection of grief, I struggled to find a piece that reminds me of the days when Dior Homme stirs the butterflies in my stomach. I didn't. So I picked this one, only one, from the collection to commemorate the feeling of happy and satisfied.

I need more Balenciaga to ease my pain :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Chanel Paris-Shanghai 巴黎--上海 Métiers D'Arts Collection 2009-2010

Chanel Paris-Shanghai

When I was first amazed by the Chanel Paris-Moscow collection, I knew Shanghai will be the next place for Lagerfeld to take over. There are just so many elements in China, especially in Shanghai, that he can play with. There's a general stereotype for Shanghai people for being pretentious and arrogant. I'm not sure if it is true but I do know that they have some kind of quality that differs from people from Beijing, like me. I promise, people at Shanghai will not let Karl down. Not to mention that Asia, especially China, has become the major market for luxuries. I have no doubt that this collection will soon be sold out after they arrived at stores. The ultra fine craftsmanship of haute couture is what differentiates regular luxury brands with only read to wear lines. Lagerfeld again showed us the rich history of Chanel and the even richer history of fine tailoring. People are still talking about the Russian Doll inspired accessories from Paris-Moscow, and now there comes a similar version of Chinese doll handbag for people to seek after. If I have to complain about it, I'd say that everything is too similar to the Paris-Mowcow, even the make-up, hairdo, and settings. But it's still flattering to have a Chanel-Shanghai collection. Be prepared, real BIG SPENDERS are coming!

The telegraph UK commented "the 'Terracotta Army', the urban romanticism of Chinese cinema, the glittering, decadent-chic of 1930s Shanghai, and the opulence of the imperial court."

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Keep Up the Speed! Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2010 is HERE!

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2010

The very much anticipated snow for winter 09 has just arrived at where I live. While I'm still pondering which F/W 09 pieces to choose from Burberry Prorsum, the pre-fall 2010 is here. I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed by all the Communist Green. There's definitely a Russian theme going on judging from the spectacular Paris-Moscow Collection by Chanel. The military green is very likely going to be a seasonal color. But it is quite difficult to pull off by non-model and ordinary slender boy like me - - Though I do love the cape!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Modeling for Burberry Prorsum Contrast Woven Shirt & Sartoralist in DC

Burberry Prorsum F/w 2009 Contrast Woven Shirt

Wandering in DC

The reason why I love Washington DC, besides the fair weather and authentic Korean restaurants around Annadale VA, is because it's close to NYC. I was spending Thanksgiving break at DC couple days ago and yes, I went to NYC on Black Friday for shopping. We took the bus fairly early in the morning and four hours later, we arrived at NYC around noon. I've been to the Big Apple many times and I may not know how to get around at Central Park (can't believe that I still haven't been to the Park yet, after these many visits), but I do know where the goodies are! To me, the Core is definitely Chelsea area, probably because that's where Balenciaga is. I've developed a exclusive map for my kind of shopping trip. After several field practices, I now can manage my shopping trip to NYC in one day without missing any of my favorite store. Anyone interested in getting the map? Email me! Another thing that I am proud of is that I've seldom paid sale tax. I love the phrase "shop till you drop", but these days, I normally tell the SAs to ship my purchases. I mostly shop at stand-alone boutiques for most brands, so I don't have to pay sales tax. For example, if Burberry doesn't have a store in your State, then there is no sales tax on the products shipped to that State. Same policy apply to most stores. Not to mention that it's so much easier to shop without carring all the bags.

This shirt was one of my quite selective shopping conquests. Sorry for the wrinkles. I accidentally sat on it on my way back to DC! I also tried on the Camel Coat (shown below), but I am too small for their Euro 48. What's wrong with making your clothes in size 46 ? Chris! I actually called the store tailor to see if some nip/tuck can help. But the tailor said it was too much work and it'll probably destroy the silhouette. The tailor actually said that they are losing a lot business because of the small rage of sizes. SO DEAR MR. BAILEY, I'D LIKE TO SEE SOME OF YOUR GORGEOUS COATS IN 46 FOR THE COMING SEASON!PLEASE!!!

The second pix above was taken near the Washington DC Monument. I was so thrilled by the fair weather that I had to go out and take some pix. I was wearing my Philllip Lim Coat, Bvlgari Carbon Gold Watch, and caring my Louis Vuitton VLADIMIR portfolio bag.

Burberry is one SALE!
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