My 1000th post on this blog.. time to pop the champagne and bring out the bubbly!
But unfortunately, I’m feeling a little under the weather. Turned out my intuition was right, I am falling sick. The beer I chugged last night in the hope of reducing the ‘heatiness’ in my body obviously was no antidote (Yes, I have strange medical habits to counteract or prevent sickness). I woke up this morning with an even sorer throat and a partial runny nose, which explains the reason why I probably will not be doing any ‘Wardrobe Raids’ post for a while.
So, instead, here’s how I feel: Shades of Brown – things that make me happy today.
Looking at the colour of my baby boy’s fur which is Golden Brown.
Carrying one of my fave Balenciaga Bags where you can fit a toilet sink in one of these.
For the past couple of months, I’ve noticed that one of the more popular searches to my blog is the topic on ‘YSL Muse’. Has there been a renewed interest in the famed Muse 2 bag from YSL? Or have I missed the plot because I kinda lost interest in the bag?
My belief is that ‘One girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure’. Sooo…I’ve been thinking of selling my YSL Muse 2 bag (purchased in May 2009). The bag has been gently used, comes with a dustbag in a smoke-free environment. Yes, you heard me right! YSL MUSE 2 BAG UP FOR SALE.. this bag definitely deserves more mileage and if you’ve been hankering for one, contact me for more details!
If you are interested in the bag, please leave me a comment along with your email address and we can talk from there.
Hoping that this bargain has helped chased your Monday blues away!
Go on raid my wardrobe!
[Updated as at 25 May 2011: Sold to a lovely reader S who will be collecting the bag when she visits Singapore come July.]
Coco Chanel is credited with introducing the fashion world with tweed. Thanks to her influence, this fashion fabric has trickled down into high street shops with a new lighter way of wearing tweed that thankfully did not need matching bottoms, handbags and shoes.
I’ve been on the lookout for a tweed jacket for the longest time and boy was I glad to have found one in Bangkok. Thanks to Fashionista Cat’s awesome bargaining skills, I finally owned a tweed jacket at an incredible price!
The fine-print: Tweed Jacket from Bangkok | White Zara Tank | Dressy Black Satin Pants | Little Ms Etoupe
Go on raid my wardrobe!
Talk about Lanvin and what comes to mind are these gorgeous pearl jewellery and ballet pumps that Lanvin is famed for. Also, late last year, in the most highly anticipated collection for H&M, Lanvin’s capsule collection for the high-street label was sold-out and highly sought after. Thanks to Fashionista Cat, I managed to get my hands on the ‘Eyes’ tee [which I have yet to wear].
I had about 30 minutes of free time in Ginza while B & friends tried to search for the mega-golf store. So I popped into Mitsukoshi for some window-shopping. What caught my eye was the signature styled Lanvin tees but upon closer inspection, I realised that it’s the second label for the French brand.
I walked away with 3 items from the label and wishing that I had a little more time to shop longer. Here’s one of my prized buys from the brand:
Loved the quirky details – the sleeves | the ribbons | the badge with ribbons and charms – on this semi-casual jacket. Dress up your look instantly by throwing this over a casual tee or a plain dress. My feet were killing me, so I went for a casual look with jeans and UGG boots.
The fine-print: Lanvin en Bleu jacket | R&R Jeans | White logo tee from Bangkok | UGG boots
Click here to check out the drool-worthy collection from Lanvin en Bleu.
Go on raid my wardrobe!
Published 21 February, 2011
Beauty Box , Japan
Aching calves and feet get instant relief with this cooling gel sheet that I simply swear by! Unlike your usual Tiger Balm Muscle sheet, this Japanese brand of muscle relaxant sheet has a lovely mint scent and will leave none of those ‘horror’ glue marks on your body. So, on my annual trip back to Japan, I would stock these up by the boxes and pile them on my aching calves when they need some TLC after a hard day’s of ‘shopping/ snow-boarding/walking’. hehe…. Try them, you won’t be sorry.
Available at any Matsumoto Kiyoshi store in Japan and priced from 500 yen and above.
Oops.. I did it again!! Shopping in Tokyo was AMAZING!! It’s truly a shopper’s paradise with labels galore. B always end up being the big shopper as his fave brands can primarily be found in the T-capital. But this trip, my shopping was more than fruitful with some TLC from the H-store! I also discovered the Lanvin en Bleu label – the casual line of the luxury label specifically for the Japanese market. ♥♥♥
In my travels, I’ve lugged back some really strange stuff on top of my usual shopping of clothes, shoes, bags, beauty products and food. When we went to the US, my luggage was filled with drawer liners from Crabtree & Evelyn and bottles of Multi-Vitamins and Glucosamine for the fur-kid. Every time I head back to Tokyo, I would load up these awesome pain relief patches (by the boxes) and scented hair perfume. When I go up to Hongkong, I will stuff my over-nighter with Sewame facial masks from Watsons and scented tissue paper from Tempo/ Kleenex. When my galfren who’s now based in Shanghai comes home, she will usually buy me two packs of tissue paper and matching wet tissue paper with this amazing printed packaging from Kleenex. I know, I have funny shopping habits! Continue reading ‘strange buys.’