Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ask And You Shall Receive

I dont know where to start.

Almost a year ago, a wonderful fellow CL-addict posted pictures of these blue ostrich CLs. Absolutely stunning and they have been on my mind every since.

Fast forward to last Sunday night. Bored and totally depressed at the thought of having to go to work the next day, I started emailing just about every CL boutique in the entire world :) I specifically had python in mind but thought it wouldn't hurt to throw in a question about ostrich availability.

Monday morning, 7:30am. Usual morning routine - wake up and read my emails in bed. Cept that day, I had one email that read "I have a 36.5 in Blue Jean Ostrich, SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!" I have no words to describe the thoughts and emotions racing through me as I frantically responded back. Before I knew it, I was driving to work while on the phone with the one of the sweetest SAs - giving her my CC info along with my undying love and gratitude. I think I was about to burst in my car and my heart beat did not slow to a normal pace until maybe three hours later.

The rest of the week was horrible. I spent all of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday whining to G, J, RP, and just about anyone who would listen. What if something happens and the package gets sent back? What if the package gets lost? What if it gets damaged? Does the package have the correct address on there? Sorry I was so annoying and bless you all for putting up with me this past week. I promise to be just as patient with you if you ever decide to have a 3-day meltdown :)

Finally, after almost a year of longing and 4 days of intensive anticipation, I met my true love:

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A M A Z I N G.

I seriously must be doing something right cus the shopping gods adore me.

Buuuuuuuut - thats not all!!!!!!

Besides making my blue ostrich dream a reality, Monday also had me busy making some tough python decisions. I didn't think it was appropriate to place orders for three new exotic CLs in one day and after consulting with G and J, I ended up ordering Roccia Python VPs with red leather tip:

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Another long-running CL dream made into reality. Yup, Feb 22, 2010 was pretty amazing for me. A few key points I would like to stress:

1. Dont be afraid to ask. If you really want something, put in the work and do the research.
2. Save your money and skip the items that are just so-so. The amazing ones may cost you more but you will also love them more.
3. Remember to always give thanks for those who are willing to put up with your nonsense :D

**Updated shoe collection: click here.

*RP - I tried to make the pictures less predictable but Libby still managed to do her usual box pose...sorry. LOL

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dear Money Tree

Please, please, PLEASE grow ASAP. I need you to be ready for Fall 2010 cus the CL collection is already making my head spin!!!! And I have a feeling Chanel might do the same. So yea, hurry up and grow cus I already have SEVEN items on my list for Fall 2010. Thanks!

**UPDATE: 02/23/2010 - Alright, after my VERY exciting day yesterday, I've had to edit my Fall 2010 list. I now only have 2 CLs and 1 Chanel on there :) BUT this doesn't mean I dont want a money tree..esp one that grows extra fast!!

Do Not Support Fug

We have allowed Prada to get away with selling overpriced nylon bags for years (and years and years and years) but we absolutely CANNOT allow them to sell overpriced plexi shoes and bags. Please do not support the fug.

$1295 for this?!?!? Seriously. Stop it.

You know when you're so frustrated/angry, you actually start laughing? I'm doing that right now thanks to these $990 sandals:

And these $850 clogs:

And finally, who in their right mind would pay $980 for these?!?!?!? If you raised your hand, please do not run away. I just want to sit down and understand where you are coming from. Help me help you.

Again, please do not allow Prada to charge obscene amounts of money for crap material and design by spending your hard earned money on any of the above items. If you're going to spend money on plexi shoes, do it right and get these:

$51.99 on Amazon and they even come with a tip jar compartment.

Thursday, February 18, 2010



We still have another month before we even get to the first day of Spring and I'm already bored of the S/S 10 collections. I only have THREE more items left on my list. This NEVER happens to me. EVER. Weird. I have been buying a lot of makeup though. I'm not really sure why cus I only wear eyeliner and concealer. I blame it on YouTube :) Damn tutorials, gets me everytime! Sorry, you can ignore this perfectly random post. Who knows, I'll probably fall in love with something tomorrow and before you know it, my list will be back to its normal length. Til then, I'll be strassing my heart (and eyes) out.

*UPDATE: 02/22/2010 - Hm, I guess I blogged too soon. Today was far from boring.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Conquering Strass

About a year ago, CL fanatics was introduced to Samira Strass. A Ron Ron covered from head to heel in Swarovski crystals. We swooned, drooled, and envied those lucky few who had the ability to cough up $3000 for ownership rights. A year later, strass has completely infiltrated the Louboutin world. From the many styles being strassed to the wide variety of colors now being used, if you have the money, you can get all the CL strass you want. What remains unchanged is the majority of the population, like myself, who still can't wrap their mind or bank account around the idea of dropping $3000 on a pair of shoes. Does this mean we are forever doomed to a strass-less CL collection? I think not! Recently a DIY phenomenon has taken over the CL forum on tPF and this weekend, I officially jumped on the DIY CL strass wagon :) A snapshot of my workspace:

I promise to blog about this project in its entirety as soon as I finish but for now back to strassing and preparing myself for the remarks and looks I will get at work tomorrow when I respond to the usual post-weekend small talk:

Coworker: "What did you do this weekend?"
Me: "Glued thousands of Swarovski crystals to a pair of my shoes, you?"
Coworker: "Wait, what?"

$100 bucks says this conversation will actually take place tomorrow...LOL

**UPDATE: 02/23/2010 - Okay, this project is taking a lot longer than expected...mainly cus I'm getting lazy :P Maybe another week or two before they're done...sowwee :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Teeny Tiny Rant Inspired By The Last Emperor

I cried when watching "Valentino: The Last Emperor". Roll your eyes and think what you will but when you see his seamstresses from the 1960s embrace him and breakdown down into tears, you get a tiny glimpse of how much the past 48 years has meant to him...and the rest of the world. I moderate my comments to keep pesky trolls out because to them, designers, design houses, and the fashion industry is "just shopping" and we, the fashion fanatics are simply "slaves to consumerism". Take some time, read a book or two about some of the most famous designers/design houses and maybe then you'll have a better understanding as to why the Valentino red is different from all other shades of red or why the 2.55 is so much more than just a $3500 purse. Maybe then you'll understand why fashion is such a big deal.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

After The Rain

After two days of non-stop rain, sunny So-Cal was back in action today:

I decided it was finally time to let my cats get a little bit of fresh air out on the balcony. Olivia was hesitant to go far and stayed close to the door. She actually freaked out for a bit when my mom closed it on her as a joke...LOL :P

On the other hand, Libby is basically ready to set up permanent camp outside:

But enough about my babies. Time to talk about Poseidon. I found it rather appropriate that Poseidon showed up on my doorstep just two days before the heavy rains hit. Here is my new love:


Lavender Poseidon, a one size run, Horatio exclusive which means I am currently the only person with these beauties in a size 37...IN THE ENTIRE WORLD :) CL fanatics have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the Poseidon which comes in silver, gold, pearl, aqua, and lavender. I originally had my name down for pearl but the pearl turned out to be almost identical to the silver. I was secretly happy since it meant one less thing to spend money on but when pictures of the lavender Poseidon popped up, I knew my CC was doomed. No pain, no gain. These are so freakin worth it. Made basically with the same technique as the NGs, the Poseidon is satin with pieces of sequins meticulously sewn on. Poseidon because of the fish scale effect. The Toisson will be an SCP exclusive but ETA is still TBD and will be in the Ron Ron style. Okay, I need to stop blogging right now cus I'm too busy running around screaming my head off for THE SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!!!!! Before I go, the Poseidon has given me the ability to walk sideways:


And sharing a lovely little gift from my SA. I was going back and forth with her on sizing and she got me some Dr. Scholls padding just in case these were too big for me :) BTW - the fit is perfect but will most likely stretch with wear so these pads will definitely come in handy. Alright back to cheering and screaming my head off ^.^

And PS: GO SAINTS!! Sorry, I'm just really, really, REALLY happy right now :) :) :)

PPS: Click here for updated shoe collection

*UPDATE: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I am officially a Super Bowl lucky charm...HAHA. Best five minutes of my life. Drew Brees (break my my heart why dont you with your adorable son), Reggie Bush, and Scott Fujita (you too, heartbreaker with the cute kids) = L O V E. Alright, I'll stop now. Wait, one last thing, I hope the Manning family isn't too upset over this...SUCKERS.

**UPDATE: 02/23/2010 - Alright, turns out this is not a Horatio exclusive after all. BNY is getting them!!! I guess I can still claim to be the FIRST person with them on in a size

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I have a teeny tiny obsession with makeup. Youtube makeup tutorials by all of those self-proclaimed "makeup gurus" can seriously keep me entertained for hours. These videos however, are probably even MORE entertaining:


Shame, I was actually going to do a post about some of my recent makeup purchases but now I'm not so sure - wouldn't want Brett and Gloria making fun of me!! Actually, I take that back, I would be honored if they even read my blog...LOL

PS: Make sure you watch Gloria's bonus footage at the end of her tutorial :D