Thursday, May 20, 2010

Current Obsession: Rose Gold Hardware

Bag: Balenciaga Arena City with Rose Gold Hardware

I was initially contemplating the regular gold hardware, but then I laid eyes on this beauty--distinctive yet not as blingy as the gold. I managed to snag the last one in the store!

Close-up of the zipper and studs

Sandals: (very old) Guiseppe Zanotti gladiators

Why aren't more accessories made with rose gold details?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Moiselle: A Serendipitous Hong Kong Find

When I went to Hong Kong for spring break this year, I chanced upon Moiselle, a Hong Kong-based Asian brand that's ubiquitous in all of its many malls (seriously, Hong Kongers put Americans to shame when it comes to shopping--I've never seen so many Chanels, Pradas, and Guccis!). While the brand's price point could be categorized as "contemporary," its quality is much more luxe--think rich tweed jackets, supple silk blouses, impeccably tailored coats, and dramatic evening gowns. I certainly wanted to buy everything in the store, but I limited myself to two blouses: one blue and black silk top with multiple cut-away layers, and the other a simple (at least on the front) black tank with an intricate design of shredded, patterned strips along the back (I've never seen anything like it before). I'm envious of Asian women who have daily access to this brand--I'm surprised it hasn't arrived on Western shores. See the website for more covetable styles.