Tuesday, December 18, 2012

For the Girl like me

A Blue and Gold theme for Christmas this year feels ultra lux. I've got the bells and whistles but with a tree decorated in shades of gold, it keeps the mood very grown up and yet definitely festive. I wasn't surprised when my Christmas shopping didn't veer very far from the colour I have loved the entire year. At the moment, my jewelry collection consists of a rose gold Eddie Borgo crystal cone bracelet, an Alexis Bittar cuff, and this Tiffany Somerset bangle. A few smaller Gorjana pieces and an Aurelie Bidermann ring round up my constants for the past 12 months. I like the weight of the beautiful metal, the subtle gleam and the touch of extravagance that gold adds to any simple outfit. I'm awfully happy this Christmas and incredibly Thankful for how wonderful things have been this year. I can't say I need much more except to relax and count the remaining days till it's time for presents and a feast!

par Lonny, Eddie Borgo, Tiffany & Co.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Alexander Wang - pulling up those bootstraps

Alexander Wang for Balenciaga? I haven't had time to properly mull it over but on the accessory front, the one thing that the two brands definitely have in common is the way those 'it' bags fly off the shelf. Whether you're a committed Balenciaga classic fan or an A. Wang Rocco devotee, they've both been smashing successes and have cemented their status on the arms of many a fashion folk. Eclipsed only perhaps by the Celine luggage. In the meantime, these fantastic Alexander Wang boots have definitely won my heart. The cut-out heel gives it an undeniable edge and make the black boots an every day classic - but not. It's strong, it's sexy, it's deceptively understated with an unexpected kick. That sentence might have been a roundabout way of saying I need these on my feet. Thoughts?