forever isko. international studies graduate student. ex-french major/italian minor. corporate slave. foreign languages and culture lover. stargazer. moderately wanderlust. quite opinionated. ebay addict. bag hoarder. true 90s kid. ruthless potty-mouth. interested in a lot of things. rants every once in a while.
(personal rather than private space from my usual online presence, this is more... uninhibited? so if you know me, O hay der!!! =p ★
My Doc Martens collection: 14-hole, 10-hole, and two 8-hole. =)
I’ve been watching Fashion TV for almost an hour and they have featured Liu Wen a lot. I admit that I did not pay much attention to her before, even though I know of her existence. But her various backstage interview made me fall in love with her. She was very eager to express herself in the questions thrown at her and I was really impressed on how intelligible and sincere her answers were. What I noticed the most was the constant mention of her family. Being a child born from China’s one-child policy, her parents are very lucky to have this bomb for their one shot. She seemed to be really close to her parents and that is very admirable. <3
From now on, I will keep an eye on her (and sweet Sui He as well!)
I know that I’ve previously mentioned that I won’t be buying any clutch / pouch because I have already salvaged my LV toiletry case six days ago for the same purpose. Well, I have already paid for this black vintage Christian Dior zipped pouch. It arrived in the mail few hours back and I was really excited. But when I opened it, I noticed that it was bigger than what I originally expected and the original listing seemed to show a plain black one. HOWEVER, this is much better than what I hoped for and the design was extremely discreet and less monogram-y. Dior doesn’t have a lot of monogrammed stuff unlike Gucci and Louis Vuitton, except the Girly stuff and another pattern they produced before.
It isn’t the most roomy but it can snugly fit inside a long wallet, a coin purse, a wallet and a regular-sized umbrella! I looked on Ebay.com and a similar item with the monogram material is currently for sale at US$ 129.00 (US$ 9.00 shipping not included). I’d like to think that I got a very good deal considering that I only paid wayyyyyyyy less than that amount. ^_^
I murdered a Louis Vuitton bag. LOL I both have this Amazone sling bag and this large toiletry case that I haven’t used in years because I finally ruined the zipper of the bigger compartment of the former and lost the zipper pull of the latter. While I don’t have any use with the Amazone because of its small capacity, I’m still in love with the toiletry case. So, to cut the crap, I took a longnose pliers from the toolbox once I got home and started this crazy DIY project! I’ve been looking online for another toiletry case, so in order to prevent another unimportant spending, it’s but quite rational to make use of what I currently have. Now, off to deodorizing this one because it smells like it has been stored for a long time LOL
The wonderful bag from Victoria Beckham’s F/W 2012 line. She is definitely the best celebrity-turned-designer out there. Like the others, I see a lot of Céline and also Valextra inspiration going on, though. Nevertheless, the clean lines mixed with the thoughtfully added details are to die for.