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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