Friday, January 20, 2006

Retail Therapy


Bags from KM * Rii - a grungy mix of hardwear and leather with huge attention to detail, each piece delicately put together to reflect the Japanese designers' travels around the world. Love the motorcycle edginess.And get this Singaporeans - their showroom is in our lovely neighbour Bali. So the next time you take that holiday exodus, drop in and tell me everything about it.

Dior Homme

10% of Dior Homme's sales are from women. Especially popular are Hedi Slimane's cigarette sharp suits - exclusive only to those who have the bod to carry it off (think Karl Lagerfeld), man or woman (Sofia Coppola). Their cut is exquisite and beyond flattering - it is a statement in itself. For the rest of the ladies, their accessories would be just as perfect. A leather messenger bag or a Dior Homme trunk wouldn't be too masculine for our tastes either.


Patent leather crazy? the B. Fendi has hit the stores. Priced at $2,000 a pop, I predict a deluge of imitations in a few months time. (I hate that) If you're not that into patent leather and are more into fun and decorated, then this Fendi Bag Du Jour Crown would be for you. At least, it's better than Juicy Couture.

Louis Vuitton

Meanwhile, the latest of LV has been pretty boring. MK Olsen fans would be delighted to find that there is a Cabas Mary Kate named after their favourite girl, and the denim monogram makes a comeback as Pleaty - a slouchy new hobo shape. I'm not for any of the above monograms, I'm still waiting for them to roll in the good pieces.

Marc Jacobs

For something a little more affordable for students like us, Marc by Marc Jacobs has some Spring goodies like this canvas bow tote at $138 - perfect as a beach tote, or a book bag. Chains are also a trend to look out for and this perfectly kitschy plastic chain cuff is just perfect for the styles of Spring.