My Shopping Conquest #49

Below: My small Mulberry indulgence this weekend...

Below: The very fun unwrapping part...

Below: Peek-a-boo, something gold and bronze...

Below: Yes, it's a heart, it's bronze, it's snakeskin!

Below: Mulberry Heart Keyring in Gold and Bronze Snakeskin

Below: My small collection of LOVE inspired accessories...
(from left: D&G 'LOVE' Bracelet, Mulberry Heart Keyring, YSL Heart Brooch, Prada Heart Keyring, Dolce Gabbana Heart Lock Necklace)

Below: Looking LOVEly and bling on my Guccissima Leather Tote...

Below: The Mulberry Holiday 2008 Catalogue/Poster...The matt gold with gold snakeskin heart keyring is featured...

Mulberry Gold Heart Keyring With Bronze Snakeskin

After a tip off from Bagaholicboy's recent post, I had time on Saturday to check out Mulberry at Hilton to see what charming bag accessories I can bag before the sale is finally over. There were a lot left on sale. Which goes to show that either the economy is holding back the frantic sale shopping or Mulberry keyrings are just not appealing enough to move off the racks. I would say it's both reasons. Perhaps, lots of people are now more focused on their shopping budget and will only get the more 'important' items. Keyrings are just frivolous extras which are dispensible and be bought at anytime. Plus, I do see a whole rack of horoscope keyrings left...which to my honest opinion was pretty unattractive. The sculpt on these metal horoscope animals is not fine and the lacqured colours on them made them look cheaper than they seem.

So I passed on them and begin my selection from the heart keyring range which is way much more attractive! There were only a few left. I had first picked one made of matt gold brass and black croc embossed leather. But the SA told me it was not on sale. I decided against non-sale items since my sole purpose was to take advantage of the markdowns. I was left with 2 more choices...a matt brass version with gold snakeskin heart or a shiny gold version with bronze heart. I test both on the chocolate Piccadilly bag in store and it was clear which one won my heart. The matt gold keyring may have the same finishing as the brass turnlock on the Piccadilly...but being all gold, it does not provide enough contrast to the bag. However, the shiny gold version with bronze snake skin heart compliments the chocolate brown very well and was very bling and stands out against the bag!

I was also surprised to find out later the matt version being 60% off was more expensive than my shiny bronze version which was of only 50% discount.:-) (I paid a fantastic price of just SGD $50 and it was also the last piece in the store)

Happily, I paid for my new Mulberry Gold Heart Keyring With Bronze Snakeskin. A welcome addition to my collection of 'LOVE' theme accessories. See it for yourself:-P

And it looked great on my Gucci brown guccissima leather tote! Totally chic!

Retail price: SGD $99. Where to buy: Mulberry Boutique at Hilton Hotel


Some beautiful items today on Etsy. Treasury West is featuring several sellers--moi included! Such a surprise to wake up this morning and find the photo above on my favorite site.

Shopping Saturday...'Eat your HEART out' Edition

Below: A little indulgence for me from Mulberry...and their Holiday 2008 Catalogue

Below: Been a while since my last 'dressing room' shot...
Here's what I wore today: My 'fresh debut' CK Calvin Klein pale yellow short sleeve shirt, Miu Miu croc embossed military leather belt, D&G audacious fit jeans and LOVE bracelet, Comme Des Garcons silver print canvas shoes and Gucci G-cut ring. I am carrying Gucci guccissima brown leather tote with 'Oliver' Dog Bag Charm. I smell of ('stealing' from Joseph's scent documentation style) 'I wanna be sexy Jamie Dornan' Dior Homme (lovely woody scent, very unique)

Below: My favourite model, Jamie Dornan and Dior Homme fragrance

An 'Abalone Crepes' Shopping Weekend:-P

Today is the 6th day of Chinese New Year, and being the first weekend after the first and 2nd day (which is mostly dedicated to family), it is the best time for friends to invite one another to welcome the new year. That is exactly what I did for this wonderful Saturday.

I was invited to my ex colleagues house for a gathering of old friends and acquaintances. Lovely time to catch up with old work mates and indulge in a bit of new year gossips and catching up. It turn out to be a really pleasant and somewhat 'yummy-licous' house visit. Beyond all the new year goodies on offer for all of us, my friend catered a very interesting in-house crepe making service to make crepes for the guests as we chat and gossip. It was the first time I have heard of such a special service, where one of the staff from the company will be stationed at your home and make 'custom order' crepes for any guests. That was refreshing and fun, somewhat bizarre. We had a good laugh while we ate. The selection offered by the catering service were standard ham and cheese or mushroom and cheese with other selections of dessert crepes, but my ingenious friend prepared his own set of ingredients and my...are we in for a treat...

One of the self prepared ingredients are ABALONE! decadently quirky for crepes! It's like a east meets west innovation, never heard before. So I had my first Abalone, Chicken and Cheese crepe (Sounds yucky eh?..I had wanted to add some mushroom to it, but thought I am already risking a food disaster so I refrain from adding more fuel to impending food mishap)... which to my big surprise...turn out to be exceptionally yummy. Hmmmm...I am still savoring the taste in my mind. Should have eaten more, instead of the standard ham and cheese. Grrrr.

After a few hours of gathering with good friends...I moved on to Orchard Road to run some errands and do a bit of shopping. I need to pay up for a shirt I reserved at D&G and while waiting for the SA to return from his lunch, I wondered into Mulberry to check out what goodies I am able to uncover for this last phrase of the sale. Never disappointing a trip for a super seasoned shopper like me, I did managed to score a little indulgence for this weekend:-P Besides my purchase, I also received information about the Taylor series of bags for Mulberry Hilton Hotel. They will be stocking Taylor tote in stripe canvas and the zipped tote in green canvas. Both cost SGD $999 and SGD $1199 respectively.

Afterwards upon rounding up my D&G errand, it was to Hermes to check out the espadrilles I had lusted...but to my disappointment, the SA told me the shoe was not ordered for their store and he ask me to check with Takashimaya's outlet. But I could not be bothered since just 2 weeks ago, I did made a check there and no signs of the shoe.

I then continued to the bank for posting of cheques, updating my bank passbook and do a final round of shopping at Kinokuniya, Paragon's luxury stores. From the Prada nylon tote, to Diesel's neon coloured tees, it seems nothing interests me. A long queue as usual outside Louis Vuitton Ngee Ann City, perhaps in anticipation for Monday's launch of the Graffiti pieces. So sad, Graffiti Neverfull is delayed till I will only hit LV again in March.

Finally before heading home, I stop by my favourite store in Singapore, Zara Liat Towers for a quick check on new arrivals, and of course...the long missing 'Dressing Room' shots I used to do! I thought it will be fun to document what I am wearing today. I had something new on. So I did:-P

Nothing in Zara for me either and upon taking the pics, I scurried home. I was at a friend's place over last evening so I seriously need some proper shut eye. Holiday incoming next week! Need beauty sleep. Hurray!

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The Material Boy #224

Jil Sander Spring Summer 2009 Mens Bags and Shoes

More and more Spring Summer 2009 offerings are surfacing onto designer's website. I came across Jil Sander's latest offerings and these are some noteworthy pieces that I find appealing:-)

First up, as seen on the runway, Jil Sander's canvas totes with diagonal external pockets are a refreshing change from the 'graffiti' clutter we have seen intruding summer lately:-) This minimalistic design with a clever positioning of the external pocket in some brilliant bright hues, such as the electric blue is sure to give off understated elegance and style. If bright blue hues are still too loud for you, there is grey and white versions for an even more paired down look. Do also take note of the one sided buckled handles on each side of the bag. It's details like that which makes this bag drool worthy:-)

Next up, Jil Sander two tone colour block shoes to add some colour to your feet. Love the pointy shaped lace-ups with a 'trainers-like' sole. It's a synthesis of casual and formal, such hybrid shoes are extremely versatile. Pair it with jeans, shorts or look even smarter with a well fitted suit:-P

Lastly, I am so fond of whites this season. Hence, this simple but yet refreshing design of a Jil Sander strap style/flip flop sandals scores high in my books. I see a velcro fastening and a slight white coloured heel. The cleans lines and non frivolous overlapping of the straps looks in leather makes it an elegant alternative for your resort looks. No sloppy flip flops anymore!

Prices are undetermined yet. But a trip down to Club 21 will provide all the answers. Do I dare venture into the land of temptations and risk more baked beans?...Only this weekend will tell!:-P



Thanks to a few designers like Vera Wang and Elizabeth Fillmore, mermaid silhouettes have been enjoying a rebirth within the last few years. From skirts that flare gently around the knees to pouf versions, they're all back to stay this time. Like the legendary creature herself, the mermaid is half and half: half sheath, half ball gown. Fitted long and snug to the knees then POW! Either a full flared skirt or tiers of ruffles complete the look, sometimes falling into (no pun intended) a fishtail train in back. Big glam look in the 1950s in heavier, highly polished satins. Bombshells like Jane Mansfield donned some high voltage, kitchy-chic with this cut.

JLM Couture

Most of the drama of a Mermaid is not only in how the skirt flares but what it's made up of . . .
Mariane Lanting Couture

Vera Wang


Suzanne Neville

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Mermaids are great alternatives for shorter brides who love the ball gown look but can't wear it for it's all consumingness.