Reveals: Feiyue

Our dear friend brought us to this little shop in Shanghai to purchase shoes.

It was a little shop no wider than its doorway. Entirely easy to miss.

An original product of Shanghai, Feiyue has been around since the 1920s.

It is a very comfortable pair of shoes. Not surprising since it the prefered shoes for martial arts. Not that I will kick ass in it, but its great for walking the streets of Shanghai.

It costs 50 Euros in Europe but in China, you pay 12 Euros for it. Buy the real deal! Buy it in China!

Reveals: Goyard St Louis PM Blue

I love the details of a Goyard. The hand painted motifs are beautiful to look at. It almost like an art piece to admire.

In this part of the world, there are no Goyard stores yet. A friend went to London recently and I thought it would be fantastic to surprise Jo with a Goyard St Louis.

But somehow Jo with her psychic abilities knew that I was getting her something. So she wasn’t at all surprised but delightfully happy to own her first Goyard.

Reveals: Hermes Collier De Chien Ring in Black

Strange how the mechanics of how this world works.

Just when I thought that it is impossible to find a CDC ring in the store, I found it for sale in the Hermes store located at the Bangkok airport that very same morning.

A pity they had it in only one colour, black. But nonetheless, I bought what I could get my hands on. And was Jo super happy to see the orange.

So here is me wearing the CDC ring on my pinky. It still is the cutest thing ever.

Reveals: Shida Market

I am in a hotel in Hanoi, lying under the comfort of the duvet, eating Hello Panda and watching TV and writing this at the same time.

Time flies. We’ve been back from Taiwan for 3 months. There was a night market that we both liked a lot. We liked it so much that we revisited it twice.

There was this particular stall along Shida in Taipei which sold these intricately crafted trinkets. And no, I wasn’t referring to the Tiffany. The Tiffany is for real and is one of the first gifts I gave to Jo.

I’m talking about the Peace bracelet. We thought it would go well with the Tiffany bracelet. And it did.

We also bought these funky skull & bone earrings from the same stall!

Reveals: Hermes Reversible Belt

The story of Christmas Hermes one is a short tale spanning 3 borders.

Bought in France, gifted in Singapore and exchanged in Thailand.

Jo bought this belt in France. She gifted it to me in Singapore as a super early Christmas gift. And I exchanged it for a smaller belt size in Thailand because Hermes in Singapore don’t have my size.

Behold, the amazing magical Hermes reversible brown/black belt which brings us around the world.

We spent New Year Eve in Taipei city. This belt went along with us for the 7 days in Taipei.

I do like the fact that it is very versatile being reversible and such. So there is a choice of either a brown or a black depending on how I feel. The belt does come in the distinctive Hermes Blue/Grey. I would want to get that next.

It is a really pretty belt. But I do get the feeling that the magical belt is more of a look good belt rather than a hold up my pants belt.

But anyhow, it is a really lovely gift!

Thank you for the magical Hermes belt which brings us around the world.

Happy new year!

Reveals: Longchamp Passport Holder


Falling in love should be like polaroids.

Jo and I spend our weekends sleeping in almost all the time. This is the bane of being such busy normal working people. We get tired at the end of a work week.

But on one unlikely Saturday, we were in town for something I can’t quite remember. But I do recall it as a super fruitful day of shopping.

Jo bought a pair of black heels which are never available in Ferragamo, and I bought this, a Longchamp passport holder.

It was by chance that we were walking pass the Longchamp counter at Takashimaya. Jo with a keen eye for details spotted this.

We stopped to look. They come in various colours but this orange shade stuck out as the one I liked best.

It was instant.

We bought it.

Am superbly pleased with it. It keeps my passport and cards in place much like how I want it to be. I’ve used it once going to Manila and it works great. And the most surprising bit is that its so inexpensive.

Awesome day it was!

Edit: Jo says it was my birthday that was why we were in town.

Reveals: Balenciaga Cypress Part Time with RGGH

I never knew Balenciaga existed until the girl appeared.

She carried this bright Fuchsia coloured bag with silver thimble like hardware which was studded on the bag. I secretly think, “Thimble bag!”

The girl has since introduced me much to the house of Balenciaga. But I still think the giant hardware on the Balenciaga look like thimbles.

So friend was in London and was on a much crazy shopping spree. Balenciaga had just launched their new palette of colours for their fall/winter 2010 bags just at that same time. It was a chance not to be missed.

The girl’s choices of colours were Blue Roi or Anthracite. Mine, Cypress.

After much, “I don’t know, we don’t know, you don’t know”, we went with the Cypress part-time with rose gold giant hardware. And of course it is the best choice since green is the most happening colour this season.

But deciding isn’t always the ultimate decision to buying the bag because Balenciaga sold that last Cypress part-time without informing my friend despite her putting a reservation on it.

We did think that was it. No more. Finished. Well, until she emailed us with much excitement pictures of the bag she had found at Selfridges.

So this is it. We love it. And it is so gorgeous, shopping frenzied friend bought one in the same colour for her iPhone, a tiny little Balenciaga jacket for the phone in Cypress.

Reveals: Jack Spade Seersucker Small Folder Messenger

Behold my new bag.

I am the boy. This is a gift from the girl.

This is my new fascination with Jack Spade.

I wish we get more of this here rather than a tiny corner in an already small Kate Spade store at Raffles City. A pilgrimage to the Jack Spade store in Manila last month ended up in disappointment because I was 3 months late. The store had closed for good. Now, visiting the next nearest store in Asia involves buying a ticket to Japan. Not a very cost effective idea.

However, online shopping never fails. We bought this Seersucker messenger at Jack Spade’s webstore with a really good discount.

But no wonder that it is going cheap. With winter arriving and seersuckers are such faux pas during winter, we, located in the tropics; experiencing 365 days of summer get these things for cheap and look great in the process of buying good bargains.