Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bag Inventory as of 31 July 2012

Good Bye Babies

Bag Acquisition - July 2012

YSL Chyc Cabas Medium in Dark Green

Chanel Outstanding Pieces in Alligator

Classic flap bag in alligator

Gusset zip wallet in alligator

From Chanel's FW 2012/2013 pre-collection, these two items are my favourite. Made from alligator leather, the bag and wallet look luxurious and very beautiful.

When the leather used for a bag is exotic enough and finished beautiful, a simple bag design is the best thing to be considered. So when the iconic Chanel's flap bag is made from such exquisite leather, the final result is undoubtfully an outstanding piece.

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YSL Chyc Cabas Medium in Dark Green

I am sooooo excited!
I have been drooling over Chyc Cabas for a month and decided to take the plunge and join the Chyc Club.

I am proudly presenting my latest baby, Chyc Cabas Medium in Dark Green (vert fonce).
Although initially I was looking at the Chyc Cabas small with strap (see my previous post here), but I finally took the medium size. In my opinion, the medium size looks proportional and more elegant. Further I already have several bags with long strap. So, the Chyc Cabas medium was the winner. Although it is best to be hand carried, but I can still wear it over the shoulder. Therefore, this has been a good news for me *grin*

As always, YSL makes excellent leather and this is not an exception. The leather used for Chyc Cabas is scratch/rubs resistant (not as prone as Balenciaga for sure). It can slouch nicely (when worn over the shoulder) yet it still gives a good structure when the bag is hand carried.

Then when talking about the colour, this green is unique. I saw it for the first time in the website, and it did not attract me. Yet in real life, it is a gorgeous and classic green. I fell in love immediately with this green bag (Note that I am more a pink-purple person usually). The gold hardware is the best match and it really has brightened the green tone.

I guess this bag will be a keeper (just like my YSL Easy) and I can imagine that Chyc Cabas medium is also great for travelling (considering the size and leather quality).

Now I have started thinking the next colour that I should get LOL

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Recent beauty haul

These are Urban Decay's Naked Palette and Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

I love so much the eyeshadow primer potion that I always applied this before I had my eyeshadow. And this is my second tube in the last 6 months.

Miranda Kerr and YSL Chyc Cabas

I am now obsessed over YSL chyc and contemplating for getting either a mini chyc cabas or a medium chyc cabas. Therefore seeing Mrs. Bloom toting this beautiful canard bleu chyc cabas has been very inspiring.
I want to have one!

The bag in such vibrant blue is so drool worthy and this is a classic blue colour in a chic vintage-looking bag. Definitely worth investing!
The bag is currently available (only for large size) at YSL France website for EUR1550.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

On my wrist

:: Hermes Dandy Pavane and Kelly Double Tour  ::

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Current obsession: YSL Mini Chyc Cabas

:: Black :: 

 :: Dark brown ::

 :: Light seppia ::

 :: Dark green ::

:: Beige :: 

:: Skye blue ::

I went to YSL store last week and tried the bag. It was an instant love! The strap is at great length (I think I can wear the bag in cross body style if the strap is at maximum lengtht). The size is just right for my petite frame and the leather is to-die-for. Overall design is excellent!

The website describes the bag as follows

Continuing in the iconic Yves Saint Laurent fashion of functional and chic, this versatile YSL bag is a modern take on the iconic tote. Supple construction. Ultra-soft leather with natural grain outer. Comfortable tubular handles. Removable, three-hole, adjustable shoulder strap. Gold-toned metal rings. A double zip and leather flap with gold-toned "Y" buckle. Accent panels create a subtle "Y" outline. Interior details: 1 zip pocket and 2 open pockets. Metal protective feet on underside. Cotton lining.
  • Made in Italy
  • Dimensions: 12" x 8" x 6", Drop 4.5"
  • Style ID: 297957 BUB0G 3458
Price USD 1,795

If I have to choose one (or two), then I will go for black or light seppia.

Yet I am still having a difficult time to decide whether to get this bag or not.
At the same time, I am also considering the medium chyc cabas *sigh*
Decision, decision, decision.....

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It was a great Sunday lunch

I had lunch with friends at Ocha & Bella today.
The ribs were the highlight of the lunch. Tender, juicy and great for sharing!
I forgot to take pictures for pasta and some desserts.
Overall they were all excellent!

At the end of the lunch, we decided to have a short trip together to a city which is famous for its culinary experiences ;) The trip will be in Sep or Oct this year. Can not wait!

This week's random shots

:: Grand Hyatt poolside. Staying for 2 nights at the hotel. It was fab! ::

 :: Unique flower. From Grand Hyatt garden ::

:: Bird house at the park ::

:: Stack of bowls ::

:: My favourite make up pouch for traveling :: 

Tote bag of the week

I was quite busy during this week due to my work :(

So I did not change bag that often. I wore my trusted Chanel Biarritz during weekdays. It is just a perfect tote bag for working. Big, roomy and the bag is quite structured (not so slouchy). My iPad and some work documents could easily fit into the bag.

But since I got more work documents to be read at home (ehm, as homework), then I had to carry additional/extra (tote) bag for those documents. So I opted to carry this bag from Tulisan. I think this one is called 'atelier box'.

On Sunday morning we visited our favourite park and arranged a kid's playdate with our friend's kids. My 5-year old boy was quite excited as he met his friends. For this outdoor activity, I changed my Biarritz to (another) tote bag from Tulisan. This one was from Hotel Batavia print series. As always, the bag also served as my camera bag ;)

On Sunday noon I had lunch with best friends and I wore a simple black jumpsuit. To brighten my outfit, then I decided to wear a bag in pop colour. And Goyard St Louis in orange was the perfect choice ;)

To conclude, I could say that I had a great weekend ;)