April 27, 2011




January 21, 2011

Finally made it to Chalone today and, sigh… spent way too much on a couple of things from ID Sarrieri and Aubade.


January 17, 2011

I’ve recently discovered that Kenneth Cole makes really comfortable shoes using its 925 (9am-to-5pm) technology. Apparently there are two layers of foam: one is memory foam to mould to your feet and the other is a shock absorber. I bought a pair of shimmery patented midnight blue shoes last month from Her Glass Slipper at Raffles Place. They were about $380 but really comfortable.

And then on Christmas Eve while sitting at that dessert place in Hanoi with topo, I quickly looked through the RueLaLa offers for the evening and discovered they were having a Kenneth Cole sale. I spied this Cloudy Snake pair which I’d also seen in the Raffles Place store. But it was significantly discounted at US$79. I think that was a record for the fastest time I’ve taken to buy a pair of shoes.

Anyway they arrived last week and I love them. Very wearable 3″ height and the cute reflective silver heel is great for dressing up an outfit.


January 17, 2011

Chalone sale alert. I saw some Skyla stuff included as well!


January 16, 2011

I’m well into the first season of Mad Men, the critically acclaimed TV series about the advertising world on Madison Avenue in 1960s America. Chain smoking and leery execs pitch for and create campaigns from cigarettes to pimple cream to shopping malls. Mad Men has been praised as a true-to-life reflection of the culture, social conventions, mores and political mood of the time.

It is not really feel-good entertainment because women’s roles were still very traditional — housewives, secretaries — and the married male characters all seem to be unfaithful. A lot of female objectification going on.

But really the clothes are breathtaking. I want to wear everything January Jones wears! Clothes are cut perfectly, with full skirts, defined waists and boat necked collars to show off the shoulders. Make up is immaculate, and I have this urge to dig out my rarely used crimson red lipstick from somewhere in my cupboard.

In the online universe, I’ve been visiting¬† mod cloth to get my fix of vintage. I love scrolling through pages and pages of 50s and 60s inspired dresses. Read the rest of this entry »


December 31, 2010

When i was last in Hanoi in June one of the things I scored was the DVD box set of all seven seasons of The West Wing. So this time i made it a point to check out what was on offer, and wasn’t disappointed.

The street we found with the most number of shops is Dinh Liet. It runs north of Hoan Kiem Lake and starts at the back entrance of the hard-to-miss tourist information centre near the main roundabout.


December 12, 2010

I can’t believe i’ve gone from a $4 neutrogena stick to $57 lipbalm

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