Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ferragamo Kicks

When I said I was going to up the ante for my 25th birthday, I didn't mean ONLY getting that Louis Vuitton sneakers for my birthday. 

Instead, I got TWO brand new sneakers! *Grabs wallet and laughs*

I have to admit, this purchase was quite inadvertent since I only had my eye on those Acapulco sneakers. But, a quick detour into a Ferragamo boutique proved to be a successful hunt when I saw these hi-tops.

Say hello to the Italian craftsmanship wonder named Colonia from the house's Fall/Winter 2011 collection. 

This baby is encapsulated in dark leather, canvas and suede finishing with the the house's monogram at the hind part in nylon fabric. The shoe laces are in black but there's an extra pair of laces given in white (ick!). I think I'd go for the black one, all the way.

What I love most about this pair is the attention to details given, as in any other Ferragamo shoes. The stitching were immaculate, the fitting were superb and the small monograms here and there added that touch of Ferragamo-ness in every pair (like that metal top shoe lace holder and the white rubber sole). Tres chic.

This pair of Colonia retails for RM2030 but I got them at RM1400 after a hefty 30% discount. This was the last pair available in Ferragamo at Suria KLCC.  

Come to think of it, I used to drool over its predecessor exactly a year ago whenever I passed by that window display in its Pavilion KL store. Now, I proudly own one. 

Patience, baby. Patience.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vuitton-ed Again

For my 22nd birthday I received a pair of gorgeous white Louis Vuitton sneakers. For 23rd birthday, I received an iPod Touch (it was the in thing at the time, alright). For 24th birthday, I received an iPad which did lots of good things to me. 

For the upcoming 25th birthday, I decided to up the ante once more. 

Since everyone knows my undying love for good shoes, it came as to no surprise when I decided to get a pair of sneakers for my 25th birthday. So I did some homework - flipped through the magazines, browsed the net, running through online catalogues. Finally I made up my mind. 

I want a pair of Louis Vuitton Acapulco sneakers. They are gorgeous, rugged, masculine and a little too much. 

One of the perks working in Bukit Bintang is that you can just swing by the Louis Vuitton boutique in Starhill Gallery during your lunchtime and browsed through the goods. I saw three Acapulcos - in white, black and navy blue leathers proudly on display and I felt all giddy inside with excitement.

The next day, I dropped by the boutique again with my hommie Ayi and purchased the navy blue one.  

I prefer this one to that of the other two because the leather is thicker and (I believe) more fitted for someone  who doesn't really know how to take a good care of his shoes, not to mention a clumsy one too. 

What I love most about this pair of sneakers is the profound leather texture, it just exudes truckload of masculinity besides just being a pretty pair of footwear. There is a monogram on the side with labels printed on the tongue and the hind side of the sole. I don't think it is hard to see why I fell in love with these babies. They are just gorgeous.

They are available for RM2600. Thanks to Ayi.
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