Wanted List #3

Oh gawd here’s another list again….

I can’t help it, for some reason it makes me feel good to make lists of stuff. I don’t do it obsessively but when I do, this calming sense of relief comes over me. I think it’s cuz my shallow mind can only hold so much information and trivial shit at one time 😉

Ok, get to the point already…So here’s a bunch of things and  1 person that I’ve been obsessing over for the past few days. So much so that I feel like I need to do some kind of catharsis and set it free into the ether, well the internet I guess you can say.

The list is in no particular order, other than the order they pop into my head.

1. Richard Armitage in North & South

I fell deeply in crush with him in the movie “North & South,” still don’t really know what “North” and “South” they’re referring to in the film but I loved the storyline. I know the poster doesn’t do him justice so just Google him for better shots and go to Youtube for an awesome SPEEDO action. Apparently the movie was adapted from a book, haven’t read it but now I want to. It’s kind of like Pride & Prejudice, the Keira Knightley version in 2005, but this BBC mini-series came out a year before P&P. So the similarities in the end scene are kind of suspect. Like P&P copied N&S. Who knows? (Mental Shrug)

I watched it on Netflix, so the fact that the movie had me in weighted anticipation for 4 straight hours is saying a lot.

This is the scene that cemented it as one of my all-time faves…

Doesn’t he look hot here? Those soulful eyes just devastate me.

Also look for him as Harry Kennedy in The Vicar of Dibley as the love interest of Dawn French’s aforementioned vicar, the Reverend Geraldine Granger. I loved only watching anything that had Dawn French and him in the scene. Being a fluffy aka fat person myself, the fact that such a stud like him could fall in love with Dawn French’s character in the show is kind of squishy-feeling-in-the-bottom-of-your-stomach-good inducing to the highest power. And to put it in plain terms, orgasmic but not quite:) Well, I hope you get the idea of what I felt after watching North & South. My definition of “my type” totally changed after I saw Richard Armitage. Like many of his fans have already lamented, why isn’t he more famous?!!!! Apparently he’s going to be in “The Hobbit,” so maybe that’ll help.

Onto something more basic…

2. Mini-cross stud earrings from Jennifer Zeuner

I need these earrings like I need water. My silver pyramid stud earrings have had it, after wearing them for months on end. These will be a good addition to my budding earring collection. I just wish I could find these same earrings in white gold. Gold is hypo-allergenic so it minimizes chances of infection, or so I’ve heard. Gold-plated isn’t good enough, but that won’t stop me from buying these. For $110US, I think they’re pretty reasonable considering how difficult cross stud earrings are to find. Try Google-ing them and you’ll see what I mean.

3. ROLEX watches

That’s actually my wrist in the picture so pardon me for the horrible-ness of my gorilla- like appendage. To tell you the truth, I couldn’t close the snap closure of the watch because of my thick wrist. It’s a frequent problem for me in the case of bracelets from Hermes and anything that might have a fancy closure for the wrist. I don’t think losing weight would even make a difference.

Rolex watches are way out of my reach so the watch in the photo obviously isn’t mine but someone I just met who kindly let me take a photo of it when they saw how in-awe of it I was. I’m rich by no means so seeing a mega-expensive watch in my everyday life isn’t a normal occurence. And the person that owned it didn’t even seem like the type to own one, i.e. Japanese or White. In fact, the person was Filipino. Ha! And if anyone doubts the authenticity of the watch, as far as I knew it looked real and the watch itself was engraved on the inside of the bracelet as it was an Anniversary gift. I highly doubt, fake Rolex watches get engraved.

Maybe in the near-future I’ll be able to afford a Rolex watch of my own. And hopefully, they have bracelet extensions for my humongous wrists!

Now something a lil-bit more attainable…

4. Markus Lupfer S/S 2011 Menswear

I love this look. A sweater paired with black jeans is my basic uniform. Add an appliqued skull on the sweater  and I’m SOLD. His sweaters go for under $400US so they aren’t cheap but if you have the spare change, they are a little bit more attainable than say a $7,000 Rolex watch.

Here are some other tops that I liked…

I die for those spots!!! The subtle detailing on the shoulders are nice.

photos from SLAMXHYPE

This is how I want to look from the tousled hair down to the black skinny jeans except for those grimy sneakers….Gross. The sequined skull is pure love!

For more from this collection go here.

Check out Markus Lupfer online for more.

For my feet, I want these…….

5. George Cox X 5cm Creeper Boots

photos from SLAMXHYPE

I’m on the outskirts of dressing full-on Emo and Goth with all the black stuff I wear and then my NEED for these Creeper boots are just insane! Well, I could care less because these boots are by far the best designed boots I’ve seen since Dior Homme came out with something similar a few seasons ago. And they would set me apart from all the boot-wearing Homos and Hipsters that are now populating every Metropolitan area in the United States. UGH.

The black-painted crepe sole was very thoughtful, as any Vans-wearing hipster knows beige crepe soles do not age well. And the side-zip is another thoughtful design feature because no one has the time to lace boots when you’re in a rush to get out of the house. So for $280, I’m not sure in what currency, they sound reasonably priced if it’s in US Dollars. Too bad they’re only available in the 5cm store in Hong Kong:( I want these so bad.

And now for the final item on this list….

6. The Givenchy Pandora

This bag is going for approx. $1,650US at the Ala Moana’s Neiman Marcus. And I’ve actually seen and touched it first hand to see how good of a deal that price is. And I think it’s a small price to pay for Givenchy. I mean, it’s motherfuckin’ GIVENCHY! But honestly, other than the obvious label-whoring I’ll subject my self to with “Givenchy” plastered in the front of the bag, the bag itself is I think very modern but also Seasonless. It’s also the perfect size for all the  shit I lug around with me on a daily basis. Meaning I can use this bag for years until it loses it’s usefulness. So as soon as I gather the funds, I’m gonna run to the store and have this baby in the bag. A Neiman Marcus shopping bag, that is.

The things I listed may seem extravagant and like I’m reaching for the stars, but I say why not? If you’re gonna dream, DREAM BIG. And like I said in my New Year’s post, I’m hoping 2011 will be a year where some of my dreams come true. Corny as that may sound.

That’s it for now.

G’night, I’m gonna go immerse myself in my cold bed sheets now.

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Shopaholics Anonymous #1

“Hi, I’m Eddie and I’m a shopaholic.”

My habit of shopping til I dropped started in Middle School when my parents started giving me hundred dollar bills as my allowance. I just couldn’t get enough clothes, shoes, flip-flops, bags, etc. I still don’t have enough. I just want more. It’s horrible and I know it. Ha!

Then I discovered my mom’s debit card and I’ve never looked back….

But like my best-friend Ash says, “You only live once.” And I wholeheartedly agree 100%.

It doesn’t mean I can’t be thrifty and find good stuff for “less,” not cheap.

So here are my recent purchases:

1) Urban Outfitters Order

$44. buy here

I love this sweater. It fits perfectly. I can’t wait to wear it.

$19.99. buy here

I bought a henley version of the sweater above but it was tight so I gave it away.

$24. buy here

I love the color of this tee. It’s great because I usually wear black and it’s a good alternative. Switch it up a little.

$14. buy here

I’m thinking of returning this because the cord is so hard to tighten once you have it on. You need help putting this on your wrist.

2) ASOS order

$50, now $26. buy here

I bought this cardigan at full price, they just changed it, like as I’m typing this, to $26. GAHHH! That’s online shopping for you. Love the animal print. It’s a cheaper version of this sweater that I wanted but they didn’t have my size.

$10.11 buy here

This ring is such a good find. It has some heft to it, it doesn’t feel like I only spent 10 bucks.

Out-n-About Shopping:

$20 @ Nordstrom Honolulu

$20 each at some random store

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Total: Approx. @ USD $222.00 plus shipping

I bought tons of other stuff but I’m returning them so they don’t count. Haha!

That wasn’t so bad for all that stuff. Now I gotta save for Christmas;)

Photo Credit: UrbanOutfitters.com, ASOS.com

Wanted List #2

I need to purge my current obsessions or I’ll just die of consumerism overload. Yes, that’s a condition I made up, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

Here they are:

NOTE: Don’t remember where this image came from but it’s not mine.

I want this bag so bad. I can’t believe its under $1,000US.

Too bad there’s no Balenciaga boutiques in Hawaii.

Love the clock tower look of the face and interchangeable straps.

These sneakers are even cheaper now.

I so need a cool jacket now that Fall is coming.

I love the camel color of this cardigan.

I need a wallet for when I go out. My LV is too bulky.

That’s it for now. But don’t be surprised when I have List #3 posted up sometime soon. I just can’t help myself.

Photo Credit: Balenciaga.com, Barneys NY, Tobi.com, Urban Outfitters

Hello Again…

It’s been too long since my last post.  I just felt like I didn’t have anything to offer the fashion blog universe (my term for the millions of fashion blogs that pop up every second).After a long hiatus, I feel like blogging again because my brain can’t contain all my crazy obsessions, wants, music finds, and, of course, fashion happenings that blew my mind while I was away from my precious blog.

So here’s what has happened in my life and in the fashion world while I was “away” from this blog of mine:

– SAILOR STRIPES

Yes, I sported horizontal stripes in recent months. Considering I’m not stick thin, I found a way to rock this look. I predict this trend will peter out pretty fast but it still won’t stop me from wanting a black and white striped cardigan.

– Military Green

It’s everywhere. Military green, I mean. Not Kim Kardashion, though some may argue that she is in fact ‘everywhere.’ Look at the military green Hermes Birkin. Bag envy big time! I’m green with it. Get it. HA!

*Note: Beiges, Khakis, Camel, anything neutral is in right now.

– Sweat Pant Chic

I WANT THESE! They’re Balmain Homme sweatpants. Approx. $600US. A quarter of the price of their jeans. Sweatpants are like man leggings. Worn over boots as seen above, so fresh. Talking about leggings, here are the new versions….

– Jeggings

Yes, those are jeggings. They look like the real thing right? Amazing. Wish they made them for guys…but the man bulge could be a problem. Told you military green was everywhere. Love the model’s hair…love her whole look actually.

– The Hair Cut

I’m not gonna lie. Rihanna was my hair inspiration. This is what my hairstylist friend came up with. I love how it came out, but I can love it a lil more. I’m going in soon to get the blond to white blond like the right pic of Rihanna.

–  Kate Lanphear for Eddie Borgo Jewelry

I DIED! I love this woman. Kate Lanphear is a style icon. Finally someone saw her as more than street fashion blog fodder. Now she’s the face of Eddie Borgo Jewelry. Her signature ultra white blond hair is perfect for this shoot. I wonder if she styled it too. Stacking bracelets on her arms is also one of her signatures. Look for her name in Elle US fashion editorial credits, and see what she can do. See more here.

– Pierre Hardy Colorama Graff Sneakers

The instant I saw these babies I WANTED them. They were made for the Autumn Winter 2010 collection. Alas, my budget for designer sneaker shopping is nonexistent.  And believe me, my heart is breaking. There are so many I want to get out there. Shoe post to come soooooooon.

– Rolex Air-King

The Air King is my favorite model of Rolex watches. It definitely looks like a Rolex and has the appropriate price tag, but it’s less flashy and more timeless. Leave the jubilee wristband for the old-timers. I first saw the Air King on Hypebeast, see here. If only the watch above didn’t have the bold numbers…I like the look of the one seen on Hypebeast better.

And…..

Can I just say I resent the fact that every wanna-be fashionista out there is grabbing up Alexander McQueen pieces left and right. If I see one more skull scarf on a fashion blog I might lose my shit!

Love all the people that took a peak at my blog while I was away.

Photo credit: mymanybags blog, ASOS, thehollywoodgossip.com, LuisaViaRoma, Rolex.com