Tuesday, April 29, 2008

You know you love V

Just like every other girl, I'm hooked onto the show. IMO, it's better than the O.C. New York vs California? Paris vs Nice? Which would you choose?

I love every episode, especially those featuring Queen B's V accessories. I l.o.v.e. Valentino bags! When I own my first Valentino bag, the credits would go to Queen B (don't laugh at me).

Oh yeah, I know we all hate little J but c'mon, doesn't mean our hatred for her equates to our hatred for that hot little thing she toted in The Blair Bitch Project?

Valentino Maison bag (NM.com)

Absolutely stunning that color is! I've been always in love with this bag. I might get the black version if I concede to practicality.

Oh yeah, and on to Queen B's V bags...

Valentino Patent Signature Satchel (Saks.com)

It's just hot how she manages to pull off these bags in red patent. I would love the black patent version!

Valentino Vitello Couture bag (NM.com)

She carried the Couture bag in yesterday's episode in red patent too and I love how it looks with her navy and white trim bow headband and black cape over her uniform.

I can't wait to watch out for more goodies from Gossip Girl. They have the funkiest styles and the yummiest bags!

Until then,

you know you love B

Monday, April 21, 2008

The start of a whole new Flats era

Not exactly a start.. it's more like a break from heels. I've been wearing flats ever since I'm on a health program for my spine so I 'need' a new pair to arouse my interest in flats. Eeks... I know! It's just such a waste to let my heels collect dust! But I do wear them once in a while to lunch and dinners so I guess it still works out in the end :)

I'm kind of in a dizzy right now. Perhaps I'm suffering from brain overload from all the studying.. don't mind me if I begin to type rubbish. It's tiring to screen through whatever I type sometimes since I know some people do get very displeased (I wonder why they're even here). And sorry for the lack of updates! Nothing fancy lately (does studying count?). I'll blog more frequently once I'm done with those buggers I promise!

Without further ado, here are my new shoes! (I did mention I'm a shoe addict!)

Have I ever told you that I am secretly in love with Lanvin shoe boxes?

Not that I'm not being loyal to Louboutin but darnnn, which shoe boxes do you come across have bows on them? Lanvin shoe boxes make me feel like I'm opening a present all the time!

Told ya it's nothing fancy! I just love the color! It's in navy patent and totally matches my navy patent Jumbo flap bag. My first pair of navy shoes! And I think I am starting to love ballet flats...

Eeks, please ignore my veiny feet!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My 'H'ascination

This is not doing me any good. I am supposed to be revising my work and doing mock papers but I find myself oogling at Hermes. Wahh, the best thing is, I found my Holy Grail bag (in the perfect shade and skin) and I almost had a 'la petite mort' (I don't mean that). Well, if there is an Hermes heaven, I might have just gone straight up!

I fess up!! I think I found my true love. Not that I'm not loyal to Chanel but after all these years..

Have you ever had times when your heart pauses for a few seconds and then races against time? And you get breathless each time you look at her? When you shut your eyes, all you see is her? You have to calm down just to catch your breath? And the feeling isn't just about butterflies in the stomach - your world is spinning around you and you find yourself standing still admiring her?

I am simply left in awe. Oh god.

Credits: eBay

Well, a girl can dream? :)

And if this isn't true love, I don't know what is! My favorite color in my favorite exotic skin..

Look at that yummy croc! In the truest shade of violet!

Credits: eBay

If I ever (the keyword is ever) get the chance to lead a good life and/or have a good career, I would buy these as a treat to myself for working hard. On 2nd thoughts.. I guess maybe not -- I don't think I'd be even earning enough. These bags probably cost my annual income. Oh, I know what! The best solution to this is 1) I either strike lotto or 2) marry a rich husband.. both of which are quite impossible to attain. Hmm, there are still some possibilities, right?

Enough of drooling and daydreaming. I shall go to bed and see these in my dreams instead.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Quick updates!

I am updating just in case I go missing and stop blogging due to a sickness called procrastination. It gets to me frequently I admit. And what great time to release stress is when you're studying! So I've been stalking eBay and I found myself an adorable Kidada for Disney Couture Tinkerbell wrap. It's too cute to resist (I'm still a kid at heart :) and I love Tinkerbell. I recall acting as Tinkerbell in a school play back at elementary school and I pranced around in this little cute yellow dress with wings.

The wrap brings back fond memories for me (I love every charm on it) -- it has cute gold charms in stars, shoes and crystals. Oh yes, I also bought a pair of shoes and they are on their way here! Eeks, I know... not again!

I went out yesterday and wanted to post ODJ but I thought it was nothing fancy since I tried the MK Olsen look -- low v-neck black loose fit tee tucked in with a pair of royal blue cotton satin shorts and added a Chanel '07A blue glass stones gold long necklace to make it a little more "interesting"... blah. It still sounds boring to me.

Okay, I'm heading back to the books. It sucks having to stay home on a Saturday!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Outfit du Jour 2 - 08.04.08

No... I did not go missing! I've been asked why my blog wasn't updated. Acks, I apologize. I'm not all about shopping you know... (who am I kidding) I've been busy lately because of my coming exams -- I have to get my ass down to my books or I'd be sobbing later on! I took some time off to update my blog and then back to being a nerd @-@ (it's a pair of glasses in case you think otherwise).

If you're from PF, you'll see that I've posted my outfits for both yesterday and the day before. Anyhooo, I'll post here for those who have not seen :)

Outfit du Jour - Featuring Modern Chain distressed East/West tote bag!
The day when I had an interview with the auditors -- dress code was smart casual so I went in Rich and Skinny jeans, Chanel shirt and a pair of periwinkle blue patent Pigalles in 70mm.

Okay, it's back to the books! I have new loot coming in so at least there's something to look forward to besides my dreaded exams...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Outfit du Jour 1 - 07.04.08

Today is a bad day. Yeah, I know I have many bad days but today is an exception -- a bad and sad day. I dropped by YSL boutique to try on the new S/S '08 flat sandals that I ordered. Unfortunately, I did not order the correct size, so I left empty handed -- which is a rare sight! Then I met my bff who returned from London for Starbucks and had a long chat. That kind of perked me up a little since I had a long and tiring day (had an interview with the auditors and a very bad stomach ache which happened during my interview -- what great timing really) and I haven't seen him in a while. It always warms me up to meet an old friend and have hot coffee on a dull rainy day.

But the ultimate event that sent me to rock bottom is the moment I found out I missed my HG (holy grail) violet Chanel flap!! How in the world did I miss that?! I'm so sad that I am bleeding...

Anyhow, I promised to post ODJ (outfit du jour) today so here it is!

Featuring my new Balenciaga Gladiator wedges
with Theory cotton satin shorts and vest with satin trims, Zadig et Voltaire knit sequined top

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Ahoy, here comes B-girl!

In the past entry I mentioned I would have new loot coming in and look what I got today to beat away the Monday blues...

Make a guess!

Is it a bag?

Or shoes?


It's a....

Pair of shoes!!!

Je presente... Mademoiselle Balenciaga Gladiators in dove grey.

How hot are they!! I'm still hyperventilating!

They were launched last F/W and I finally managed to get them (at a good price too :) I might be a season late but well... it's better late than never! If you search eBay, all you'll find are probably the studded ones, which are too trendy IMO. I'm not that much a fan of the giant hardware although very ironically, I have 2 giant hardware bags... I wonder what came into me.

Now I've realized that the main thing to look for in shoes that will stay in my closet is that they have to be classic designs with perhaps a modern twist (I wouldn't want to be cringing and saying 'What was I thinking' years later).

Make me an offer!
Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Heels SOLD!
Talk about trendy, I have regretted (sigh sigh sigh) buying my YSL Tributes which I have only worn once (I blame VB!). Is there anyone who would like to take these very neglected hot babies home? Please write me a comment and leave your email.
FYI, I'm a true size EU37 and the shoes are in black suede with bronze/gold trims and in size 36.5.

I was thinking of posting Outfit du Jour again but decided that these shoes needed to show off all its glory so ODJ will be posted in the next entry instead!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Uh oh! Another bag on the list!

I meant to post Outfit du Jour but I was having a really bad day. Thank goodness for a pair of nice jeans and a hot bag or I'd be utterly demoralized. Speaking of jeans, I picked up my new skinny jeans (Rich & Skinny and Notify) a while back. So I wore the Rich & Skinny out today and thought it looked really cute with my Beatles Junk Food tee, the Modern Chain tote and Chanel ballet flats as I was going for the casual look :) I love the not-so-dark navy wash and the fit isn't very tight unlike my many J brand skinny jeans.

The Notify jeans, however, has a different look altogether. I would call it my 'dressy/rocker jeans'. It has this gold/silver glittery sheen on the exterior and boy is it really hot! The Stella McCartney waxed jeans I have has similar effect and I thought it was hot enough until I tried on this pair... it took my breath away. The glitter is really subtle so it's not tacky at all. I am such a jeans' girl I cannot tell you how much I am in love with this pair. Now I just hope this pair of jeans doesn't get screwed up like it did with the McCartney's (my domestic helper ironed it and I went berserk).

I went to the boutique to try on the So Baroque earrings as seen on the runway at the trunk show which I attended around 2 weeks ago. They were probably the only thing I eyed on the models, I figured I might want a pair. I own similar (and smaller) ones from Givenchy which are vintage so I thought these might look cute... until I tried them on. I am now positively disheartened (good for my pockets :)

(Credits: The Purse Forum)

Now you know what I mean. Those pearls are probably around 1 1/4 inches each and they look humongous on my ears. Not to mention, they're clip ons and are faux. For those who are interested, they are going for $510 at Chanel. Another similar style is at $695.

Anyway, I digressed! My main purpose of this entry is to tell you about this new bag that I saw and tried on. It's really gorgeous but nobody seems to appreciate this beauty the way I do!

(Credits: Chanel.com)

You might not think it's hot but trust me, the one I saw is way hotter than the one shown in the picture. It has a neon navy blue piping and the contrast is obvious yet subtle, not the in-your-face sort. I love it! It looks absolutely great with jeans and the bag's so roomy. If I were a lambskin lover, I would buy it in a heartbeat! Get the Day Glo ligne -- A38457 Y01480 C0229 $3250 (the tote) and A38454 Y04935 C4411 $2595 (the flap) at Nordstrom.

Now I will just need to tell Daddy...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

C is for Christian Louboutins II

So I promised in my previous entry that I would blog more about my new Loubies... here it is! I promise I try my best not to steer off the track too much :)

They aren't anything fancy... unlike the Bling Blings or the latest hot colors in fashion, like the electric blue, magenta and fuschia pink. They are just shoes that I really love to have in my shoe closet. Honestly, I think nothing beats the color nude! It's just the most perfect and neutral color to wear. It goes well with anything and everything, and it makes the outfit look polished yet feminine. Tell me, is there any color better than nude? Well if there is, please let me know so that I can stop hunting for these rare nude shoes!!

Nude patent Pigalle in 70mm (my 2nd pair of nudies :)

Besides my favorite color nude, I love the burgundy red too. It's a hot sexy color that is a must-have in probably every lady's shoe collection. To me, red is sort of like a mixture between sexiness and smartness. You know in those good ol' fashion films where the female would put a red rose between her lips when she's dancing tango? That's really smokin' hot, isn't it!

Burgundy red patent Yoyo Zeppa

Despite being a Yoyo lover, I still prefer the Prives in terms of comfort. The cutting at the toe box is definitely broader for the Prives as compared to the Yoyos. I can stand all day in my Very Prives and not grumble a word!

Ah! I know, I know, I really need a pedicure!

With love,
¤ Ladydeluxe ¤

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Viva la Coco!

I was having an extremely pleasant week until I fell sick. So for consolation, I did pretty well in my law first assessment exam and as a reward, there will be more new loot to come (can you hear me yay-ing away?)

The bag which I've been waiting to get my hands on has finally become mine! I was so ecstatic about her I completely forgot the arrival of my red Yoyo Zeppas. The bag arrived last week and I had to collect her before going to Maroon 5's concert (which was totally awesome if you'd asked me :) I was really that eager!

I am in total love. If I didn't say this, I will say it again. I have to admit -- I am a true sucker for distressed and washed out leathers (sheepish grin). You know, if you spot a lady smelling her distressed bag, that might be me (I'm not insane, I just love the smell of new leathers :) The bag may look a little blah in photos but really, you have got to see her in person (maybe I should post a modeling pic to justify her beauty). She is truly understated and is the definition of casual chic. I love (slouchy and big especially) bags that you don't fall in love with at first sight but has.. a sort of hidden charm. You'll realize the more you use the bag, the more you find yourself in love with it. Yeeeesss, I know, I am in love, I am in love!

So much talking about this bag and you still have no idea what it is? Here's her debut!

Have you guessed it?

Presenting my new Modern Chain (MC) East West Distressed tote bag!

With flash.

I absolutely love the soft and "washed" the distressed calfskin (how many times have I said the word 'love'?)
and I cannot tell you enough how much I adore the chains! They have a hint of sparkle in them and are in a vintage distressed feel so the chains go very well with the whole slouchy relaxed look. Although she's not from the current season (that doesn't mean she's passe), I think she's timeless. Not in that good ol' timeless classic fashion (aka CC Flap bags) but a tote bag I'd probably use for a very long time. She's a great essential in every closet, especially mine!

Look at how spacious and roomy it is! It fits my Miu Miu fuschia patent wallet from S/S '08, Louis Vuitton cosmetic pouch from Cruise '07 and I threw in a jacket, water bottle, car keys and a pair of flats. AND It still has quite a bit of space left, holy moly! Have I mentioned that I absolutely love bags with leather interiors? It makes the bag ultimately luxurious.

The down side of this bag is that the chains are awfully heavy. I hesitated before getting it because IMO, I find it pointless to buy a bag that is heavy before you put anything in it. You're supposed to carry the bag, not the other way round! And if you think about it, bags like these actually hurt your body in the long run. Funny thing though, the chains on this MC tote stay on my shoulder very well and I don't feel the weight of the chains very much.

Oh, I almost forgot. I'm supposed to blog about my Loubies from the previous entry but I got carried away. See? Get what I mean of steering off the track? Yeah, that's me! I'll probably blog about them in the next post. This entry is long enough and it's medicine and nap time!

Until then,
Ladydeluxe ♥

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

C is for Christian Louboutins

What great time to start a blog is when you're sick and stuck at home, full of time on your hands with nothing to do. With all the time I have, I've finally (yes, finally) decided to get down to looking into my shoe closet. I discover that I'm quite a shoe addict (that might be an understatement), although it really isn't a new discovery. Most often, I like to lean towards feigning ignorance on the number of Louboutins (Probably 15 pairs now with 5 pairs unworn?), Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and what other designer labels I have in there... I wonder. I need to check into a shoe rehab! Wait, is there even any?

Anyhow, yes... Miss sucker-for-shoes herself is gonna clear her shoe closet. Well.. she has to, right? As much as she hates to admit -- she is a sucker for shoes. She has to clear her closet or she'll never have new shoes = no shopping! Wah, then she might just die!

Okay, I'll probably put up my lovely shoes and other designer stuff that I wanna let go (to make space for the new!) as we go along. I would like to keep this blog fashion-focused as well -- things to and must buy, latest hot goodies, my loot and not forgetting my favorite Louboutin. That's if I don't steer off track, which I'm afraid, is a common thing of me.

PS: Here's a peek at the latest additions to my Loubies collection!

I will tell you more about them in my next post!

Nude Patent Pigalles in 70mm

Burgundy/Wine Red Patent Yoyo Zeppa