Saturday, May 31, 2008

Diamond Ring Brooch

This "diamond" ring brooch which I bought from ebay, is something that I've been looking for in a long while. It arrived last week in great condition and I love it! It's quite a big pin and will be fun to pair with other pins for a cluster-of-pins look!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"New" Clutches

My mother found these 2 lovely clutches when clearing the study. These were kept in dust bags and are in great condition. I hate clearing things and this has got to be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for me :P

The chain strap for this brown clutch can't be used as the loop at one of the ends is broken. It's a lovely clutch so I'm not too heartbroken that it can't be used as a sling.This green purse was bought in Changi Airport in the 1980s and my mother has never used it before. It has a brown strap and is lined with velventeen. Although this is not exactly every girl's type of bag, I love the emerald green shade!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

What the Contents Say

This is an entry that is way overdue now that the Chanel Mobile Art exhibition has already moved from Hong Kong to Tokyo. Zaha Hadid's mobile pavilion is inspired by the Chanel 2.55 bag as are the art installations by 20 international artists.What interest me was the photo-literature style of French Artist Sophie Calle, one of the artists commissioned for this exhibition. She advertised in the Japanese media for an artist to carry out her concept of getting strangers to sell their bags together with the contents. Japanese artist Soju Tao signed up and the subsequent collaboration is exhibited in this pavilion. A statement of the fine line between art and life? Perhaps.

What is definite for me is that it has piqued my interest in "styling" the interior of my bag as well. No more old receipts and other useless stuff in the bag and absolutely no more embarassing moments digging for items in my big carrier. Everything is tucked neatly in little pouches, a wallet and a coin purse. :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Patricia Smith Moon Bag

Graphics on bags and purses are seeing a revival now (cue Prada, LV). For something a little different, I just love this 1980s Patricia Smith Moon Bag (Milwaukee, WI). Artist Patricia Smith designed the panels herself; each panel is covered in resin and is detachable for interchange with panels from other bags (not that I have any others in order to do that). I like motifs and this one has a irresistable graphic of a butterfly flying with the moon in the bacground. Love the soft maroon leather and how the strap can be kept for this to be used as a clutch.

(Photos: Vintage Instyle)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Betseyville Telephone Wristlet

My sister bought me this Betsey Johnson Betseyville Telephone Wristlet! It's made from black patent PVC and comes with a pink sequined lip bag charm and a gold 'diamond' studded bag charm. There's even a detachable retro-style telephone receiver with telephone cord attached! It's kitschy fun and it's just so cute!

Front of the wristlet: Back of the wristlet:
Ring Ring! It looks inspired by this:This is a 1970s telephone bag where the phone can plugged in and calls can be made! Also available in red at LaPochette Vintage Purses.

I will away on a business trip for the next few days until Sunday! See you when I'm back. :)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My Outfit Today

The dress I wore yesterday belongs to my Mother. It's a batik-print dress which my Father bought for her in the 1970s or 1980s from Indonesia (batik is a traditional art form of Indonesia). The dress is super comfy and great for the local warm/ sunny weather. According to my parents, the dress came with a matching clutch although I have not seen it yet. It would be so cool to carry a clutch in a matching fabric!

According to Mum, the dress was meant to be worn in a loose style, with a rubbered waist and meant to be puffed up near waist/ hips. I have updated the look with a wide brown elastic belt instead and paired the dress with my patent Pink Miu Miu and Purple Anemone polka-dotted sling (yes, again but in a different look entirely. I'm glad these 2 pink items are so versatile!).
Me in my best Superwoman pose:
My Mum was so slim then that this is the only dress that I can wear from her old wardrobe. The others are just too small! I'm glad to be able to wear this one, it feels like I'm getting even closer to her. :)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

In Love with a Spring-y Dress

I tried the red Agnes B floral dress while shopping on May Day and it looks terrific! I'm usually very decisive, but I just can't decide if I should get this. It's fun to wear, great for the warm Singapore weather and absolutely very Spring-y! But it's still a flimsy and very simple piece of dress that is retailing for S$495 (belt not included hahah)!

To buy or not to buy, that is the question.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My Outfit Today

Celebrated my birthday with a little polka-dotted fun today!

Wearing my black Moschino Jeans dress with silver-tone zippers all over (including 2 zippered side pockets which I like), pink patent leather Miu Miu slingbacks and carrying my Purple Anemone polka-dot sling with a black ribbon pin. I haven't done the matching shoes and bag combination for decided that I will try it again today. It's so not fashionable to do so (by some quarters) that it's appealing to me.

Birthday Cake

Hello Kitty is one of my favourite fashion icons and my colleagues celebrated my birthday for me yesterday with a Hello Kitty character cake! It's so cute and I love how they have incorporated my initials into the cake design! Thanks! :)