Reveals: Miu Miu Gathered Leather Bag in Denim

We were like people on a mission when we went to Taipei 101 and walked straight into Miu Miu to ask for this bag in Denim. After being told the price, I tried to do some mental calculations but we all know there is a reason why I’m not an accountant. The SA very kindly calculated the price we would be paying after the tax refund. She also showed us a list of the prices in Asia for comparison.

Suffice to say, my colleague is a happy person after saving some $250 for her new purchase. I don’t suppose the savings are as spectacular as buying it from Europe but the flight to Taipei sure is cheaper!

We were not the only ones in on this Miu Miu revelation since we saw 2 ladies boarding the same flight as us with four giant Miu Miu paperbags. I’m sure they were happy people too.

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: Chanel Grand Shopping Tote with Gold Hardware

There’s nothing quite like a massive white box sitting in a massive white paper bag with 31 Rue Cambon and Camellias on it to greet you when you come into work. For some reason, everything was sold out while my colleagues were in Paris and I didn’t think they were going to be able to get this for me. Even the earrings I wanted were sold out.  It was perfect timing when my colleague happened to be in the store as they received a new shipment of the GSTs.

I’ve wanted this for a long time but somehow I always got distracted by some other bag. I’m glad it is here now. The 2010 version is pretty cool – instead of the double Cs being made of separate pieces of leather and sewn onto the bag, it is now stitched directly on the same piece of leather. Some people say it means Chanel uses less leather for the same bag but I reckon stitching the double Cs and quilting might actually be more work. They also engraved the famous address “31 Rue Cambon Paris” on the hardware.

Clearly, this is going to be the go-to work bag for some time.

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: Miu Miu Leather Bracelet

The Parentals came back from their trip bearing gifts in tiny pink boxes!

They got the bracelets in mustard and blush pink which are cute alone but much better when layered together. I suppose that would have been the sales pitch which got the Parentals to buy two instead of just one.

They also come in hot pink and grey but I think a navy one would be perfect with the gold hardware.

Reveals: Proenza Schouler PS1 Wallet

We ordered these from the Proenza Schouler website and I must say the service is excellent. The wallets were shipped out within 1 day. We had to wait a tad longer for them to actually get to us because we used a concierge service to ship them to Singapore.

In any event, they are here! And they are beautiful! Red has always been a personal favourite but I’m so glad I took a chance on the Military which turned out to be this lovely shade of green. If I had to choose, I would pick the Military.

Green is totally the new black, at least for this year.

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.