8/04/2012

Two Senses: Hermes Double Sens

Is there anything better than owning two bags for the price of one? The double sens from Hermes does exactly just that; it is totally reversible and provides two color options, one on each side. It comes in a myriad of color options, and I opted for the tone on tone version in etoupe and ebene. I don't own a lot of browns in my wardrobe, but the neutral colors of this bag complement my existing palettes well. It is very versatile, virtually season-less, and extremely easy wearing.

5/20/2012

Comfort Chic: McQueen Velvet Slippers

Velvet slippers are no longer restricted to the bedroom. They are comfortable and surprisingly stylish. Slip on a pair and you suddenly amp up the chic factor. The key to selecting a pair that is suitable for the street pavement is a slightly more substantial sole and a more structured construction. My McQueen velvet slippers meet both requirements. The rich navy velvet and the aged gold skull embroidery is also perfect for dressing up or down an outfit. If you are tired of generic velvet slippers, stores such as Stubbs and Wootton offer personalized service to bespoke your own pair.

4/22/2012

Spring Trench: Khaki Céline Mac


Spring can be extremely temperamental in the city. It is often windy and chilly in the morning but warm and sunny by the afternoon. In days like these, a trench coat is essential. My latest acquisition is this updated khaki version from Céline. The attention to detail is amazing. It's made of a laminated cotton fabric to withstand a light drizzle, and it features a belt and double storm flaps for a modern Philo touch. You can either wear it open when it's nice and temperate or fasten it when the breeze picks up.

2/26/2012

Winter Edge: Long Haired Outerwear

As winter is winding down, it's important to savor the days left to wear your winter investments, especially with the unusually mild winter we've had. One of my most important winter purchase was this long haired goat coat by Isabel Marant. It's big, fluffy, and very warm. The fur is soft and silky. It's literally like wearing extensions on your back...almost like a "weave coat" if you may...

The presence of long haired coats could not be missed during the latest fashion week in New York. As seen on Kate Lanphear, the goat hair dances around the body and creates the most incredible visual image. The quirky artist Terence Koh has also been spotted in his white goat hair coat.

1/22/2012

Rouge, for the New Year!


Earlier last year, I mentioned that I had finally found something close to my holy grail of Sprouse leopard scarf, as showcased by my style icon Emmanuelle Alt below...well scratch that, because now I have found "THE" Sprouse leopard scarf for me...rouge! It may not be the red from the first season, but I believe this is as close as it's gonna get. The new rouge is a shade cooler than the original red, which had a warmer tone in comparison. Also, the little squiggly circle is now lined in beige instead of pale grey. But the most noticeable difference is the color change for the LOUIS VUITTON logo print. One thing to point out is that the new scarf feels less "fuzzy" than my marine one, even though the composition is identical. Not sure if it's treated a little differently as this is meant for resort instead of Fall/Winter but I do appreciate the change because this one gets no static while my older marine zaps all over the place in the drier climate...

8/29/2011

Rolex Daytona vs Piguet Royal Oak

I've been plotting my debut in the world of fine watches with the upcoming Rolex everose Daytona with cerachrom bezel...
Ahh...doesn't the view of its chocolate dial, everose case, and black alligator strap make you salivate?

However, lately I'm been distracted by another rose gold watch with black croc strap...the ever-so-classic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak...
I love its slightly more industrial and rugged look, and the substantial rose gold case is a huge plus! Also featured is the transparent sapphire caseback that allows you to view ts superb movement. Even Mary Kate can't resist its charm! If given the chance, which one would you pick?

8/04/2011

Easy, Breezy, Céline Cabas

There's always a need for a casual, throw-around tote and the Céline cabas is perfect for the description. It's super light and comfortable to carry. I've wanted the Céline cabas since its introduction; the horizontal version proved to be an optimal choice for now due to its longer handles and wider profile, but perhaps there will be a vertical cabas in the future...?