Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Giuseppe Zanotti Summer 2013 Sneakers

This pair was bought almost two months back and I had completely forgotten about posting them here. 

Thought I'd share with all of you this camo London sneakers by Giuseppe Zanotti for their Spring/Summer 2013 collection - because they are ridiculously sick!

I had my eyes on a similar pair without the metal studs but with Zanotti's signature metal Velcro strap. Sadly, that particular pair didn't make it to our shore.... but this one does! 

This pair comes in camo-print suede leather with metallic gold leather trimmings and matching gold zippers and metal studs on the sides. The shoe laces are black and so does the rubber sole. The asking price for these sneakers are listed on its website at US$825 or so, but it was sold for twice the price in Giuseppe Zanotti boutique here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

That pretty much answers why people shop overseas.

Only 6 of these babies are available in Malaysia and happy to say, I snagged the first one hours after it was released. *grabs wallet and cries*

If you want it, head to its store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur or simply order it online at giuseppezanottidesign.com. They ship worldwide, including Malaysia, in 2-4 working days by UPS.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Prada Levitate Brogues

Prada 'Levitate' brogues in grey/silver

I figured, my humble shoes collection wouldn't be complete without a pair (or two) from Prada. Coincidentally, there's a particular pair that I really, really liked this season. 

So, I gathered this was a sign from the universe for me to walk into Prada store and get one of its shoes.

Introducing the Levitate brogues from the Spring/Summer 2013 men's runway collection.

It's a no-brainer how these brogues got its name. The thick, clear plastic sole makes it seems, well, levitating. 

Made of brushed calf leather with perforated wingtip design, it comes in four colours: black, white, brown and this, greyish silver with matching shoe laces. 

I always wear shoes in 42.5 or 43. However, I can fit in nicely into size 41 of this without any discomfort or pain. That's something, isn't it?

I hereby embed an unboxing video I had made for this pair a couple of weeks ago so you can get a better picture of it. 

This one was bought in Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur and cheaper by 200 bucks than in Bangkok.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

B.C.: Before Carrie

Just when you thought you've known everything about Carrie Bradshaw, her three besties and everything in between about their lives, here comes another pre-instalment of the famous Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell. 

Because, why not? Milk all you can out of the famous book/TV-series/movies while you still can. 

Normally, I don't read chick-lits. I found these books, 'Carrie Diaries' and its sequel 'Summer and the City' during the Big Bad Wolf sale last year and decided - hey, why not since I was already a huge fan of the series and the movies. 

Plus, they were only at RM8 each. Hardcover too. 

The book brings us back to 1980s when Carrie Bradshaw was a 17-year-old high school student aspiring to be a writer and get accepted into Brown. At the same time, having a love-hate relationship with the new boy in school, Sebastian Kydd whilst maintaining friendship with her three best friends, Maggie, Mouse and Walt. 

The first book ends with Carrie being accepted for a writing programme in New York City for the summer and her journey in the Big Apple continues in the second book where she found her first big love - the New York City - and contemplated abandoning her initial plan of going to Brown for being a serious writer. 

For someone who has known and fell in love with Carrie Bradshaw and her much-older best friends: Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte, reading this book was quite dreadful in the beginning without being familiar with any other characters except Carrie herself.

Even Carrie was not the usual strong-minded, opinionated woman we always knew. Somehow, as the story progressed, I learnt to appreciate the different Carrie given of the age difference and hey, I assume, that was exactly how normal teenage girls would behave (I think).

The most interesting part of the two books is the way we are revealed how it all started for Carrie. How she became a serious writer, what brought her to NYC and most importantly, how she met the other three girls: Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.

All in all, it was really a pleasure reading both books. They were hilarious, warm and at times, cringe-worthy. If you're a fan of the four women, you'd appreciate these books.

Can't wait for its sequel. 

PS: If you're thinking of giving these books a pass and watch the new TV-series 'The Carrie Diaries' instead, well, you're in for a loss because the TV series is SO different from the original story in the book. Of course, the books tell the story in a much better way and you'd appreciate the story build-up even more. 

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Go Crazy or Go Home

I was totally in love with these JS Instinct the moment I saw Nicki Minaj wore them couple of months back. I think they're really cute - in crazy cute kinda way. 

I'm starting to like JS Instinct even more now after buying the first pair because THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE. You can imagine what they do to your feet just by looking at those thick cushioning and extra large tongue. 

Simply comfortable - like wrapping hotel pillows to your feet. 

So, as you can see from the pictures, the right and the left one aren't really identical to one another but the color combo are (so that onlookers and passers-by know that you're actually wearing the correct pair). While some might think it's tad too much to wear crazy sneakers like this, I actually like them for this because they are SO CRAZY!

Jeremy Scott has never failed to impress me. Never

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Revenge is Best Served Cold

This is why Lisa Vanderpump rocks.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Kenzo Kenzo Kenzo!

I dedicate this post to everyone who still thinks Kenzo only makes perfume (Yep, I'm talking to you).

Fellow readers, meet Kenzo 'Kenyon' sneakers in burgundy. 

We were passing by a Kenzo boutique here in Kuala Lumpur when we saw this pair on display (along side another one in black with the same yellow logo-stitched felt tongue). It was reasonably priced (under RM2k) with 30% off.

I don't know about you but for us, these are all the signs for us to buy the shoes. Like, right there ASAP.

This pair is in burgundy nappa leather with thick white rubber sole and velcro strap. Is it comfortable? Very much. 

I really love this whole new fresh look of Kenzo (since they got themselves new designers - the dynamic duo of Opening Ceremony). The box, the tissue wrapper and the upbeat, younger look of Kenzo are really growing on us.

Plus, it's not ridiculously-priced as any other luxury fashion house. You can get their shoes (like this one) for under RM2k and great polo t-shirts for below RM600. Totally a catch.

Kenzo is available in Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

Twitter: @kyeberry

Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring/Summer 2013 - Men's Sneakers

Well, as a continuation of the previous post, here are some of the sneakers for Spring/Summer 2013 season that caught my attention. Truth be told, there were so many to be chosen from and to be shared here but I've streamlined them down to the ones that I would reallllly wear (and potentially buy, too). 

Metallic and neon colors are in this season as seen on Giuseppe Zanotti, Ferragamo (not shown here), Burberry (not shown here) and Maison Martin Margiela (also not shown), as well as monochrome which came as a surprise since black & white were the most unlikely colors for Spring and Summer. Monochrome are in full swing in the fashion house of Saint Laurent (not shown here), Givenchy and Lanvin. 

My favorite? The black and white Raf Simons and yellow/turquoise Giuseppe Zanotti. Let me know which one is your favorite and I welcomed any new input.

All images and prices are from Luisaviaroma, Ssense, Matches, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin and Saks Fifth Avenue. 

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Who Says I Only Wear Designer Shoes?

I always believe that if something looks good and fits you equally good - although it is label-less or much more affordable than that of designer ones - it deserves the same accolade given to its luxury counterparts.

It's totally a no-brainer: why wouldn't you wear something that you like just because it doesn't have a major label on it? Plus, it's much cheaper too.

Same goes with this new desert boots I got from H&M.

I've been on the lookout for a decent desert boots to pair up with my jeans or khaki pants for quite some time. I have my eyes on Cole Haan's and Zegna's but finally settled down with this pair instead from H&M. 

I just love the rich blue color, the soft velvety suede and of course the price - they were retailed at only 79 bucks. That is like one tenth of Cole Haan's price.

The only downside of buying cheaper shoes is that they don't really fit your feet like a glove as opposed to that of designer ones (wear Lanvin or Louis Vuitton and you'll know what I mean). Besides, the material is paper-thin so you might not want to expect much comfort or protection from them. They looked good though and for that pricetag, I can't complain much. 

Oh, another downside, my sister wasn't feeling this shoes at all. She said I looked like a 'mat rempit'. Oh well. 

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Spring/Summer 2013 - Men's T-Shirt

New season has kicked in and the stores have been stocked with their latest collection. 

I took some time (make it about 10 hours) of my daily chores to ogle through some of the new collection online via Luisaviaroma & Ssense, my two favorite online stores. We'll  get to the shoes later on but for now, I'll share with you the t-shirt pieces that caught my attention.

All images are from Luisaviaroma and Ssense.

I'm really feeling the oversized t-shirt from Givenchy, the metallic stripes of Burberry and that oh-so-cute hippo t-shirt from Lanvin. Soon, perhaps? 


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Who Can Tell Me What Movie is This?

I loved the book and watched the movie countless times. And every time I did so, I learned new things and regained my love for the story and its original author.

My best friend Eugene would know this - this is his favorite part of the movie!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Waiting for That Turning Point

What do you do when you hit that bottom part of your life - thus far? 

Do you console yourself with some retail therapy and hope your new material possessions will make things OK? Do you do the Shila Amzah style - grab a guitar, sing a sad song whilst crying and put it on YouTube, because that's what *ehem* matured people would do? Or you simply shake it off and be adamant that this rough patch will eventually pass by?

Of course one can argue that everyone handles things differently. Same goes to you and me. Nobody can say how one person cope with his hard time is not right as everybody has their own way of channeling that I-feel-like-shit feeling. 

Except that Shila Amzah way again. That's just plain wrong, immature, desperate and shameless. 


What matters most is the company you keep close to in these hard times. The people you surround yourself with should be the ones that can make you forget your issues and at the same time work with you to resolve them. Even if they can't fix it for you, at least you know you'll find some solace in keeping close with the ones you love and most importantly, with the ones that love you.

It is said that the Eskimos have over a hundred words for snow. Sadly, when it comes to us to offer someone in need some comfort, we're always at a loss for words. Not many of us know, one who's enduring a hard time will hold on to our words of comfort like a valid oral testament that everything will get better. Well, I know it because I did do that. In times in need, you'll hold on to whatever positive spark left in your life in hope it will bring you faraway from that dark place you're in. 

If you happen to fall into that dark, seemingly-endless hole in your life, just be persistent and believe that everything will get better eventually. But if you know someone who's going through that phase, be kind and offer some help. You'll never know when you might need it for yourself.

As Mother Theresa said, if you can't feed all the hungry children in the world, just feed one - it will make all the difference.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Finally - Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers

My closet is a plethora of monochrome clothes and footwear, so I vowed not to get any other item in black or white. However, since I am so full of shit, I couldn't resist the temptation of this Giuseppe Zanotti Winter 2012 sneakers, broke my vow and returned home with another black footwear.

But this isn't just any footwear. This is Giuseppe Zanotti, mind you - at least, that was how I consoled myself

I really love the side zippers and the metal plate on its velcro strap. I feel they give an extra edge to an otherwise boring footwear with a bad-ass yet classy look.

I've embedded the unboxing video I made and posted on YouTube so you can see the sneakers in action (don't forget to opt for High Def). Do check out the gorgeous dustbags that come with them too. 

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