Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Battle for Hermès

Happy Monday everyone! I’d like to share an interesting article from WSJ today. It’s an inside view of why LVMH’s Bernard Arnault wants Hermès to be one of his “star brands” so badly, beautifully written by Dana Thomas.

If you are interested, please click on the picture to read the full story. Enjoy~~


Picture Credit: Brigitte Lacombe for WSJ

Summer Outfit (7): Casual Friday

T-Shirt Carré Monsieur et Madame in action. I adore the laziness and softness of this scarf, a great summer accessory. Enjoy your weekend! :-D
Dress: H&M, scarf: Hermès, flats: Elizabeth Stuart.


COS FW 2011 Collection

Being a big fan of COS, I was a bit disappointed with their Spring/Summer collection. But their coming Fall/Winter collection is totally my cup of tea. Here are some of my personal favorites:

Aren’t they just awesome? The color, the shape, the cut, everything looks just right. Can’t wait to see them in store! :-)

Picture Credit: COS

Summer Outfit (6): Easy Weekend

Just another casual ensemble, my typical summer uniform for a laid back day. Love the print on the skirt, so artistic. It reminds me of the iconic works by Mark Rothko.

Wish everyone a fabulous weekend! :-)

Top, skirt & necklace: COS, bag: Hermès, sandals: Gianna Meliani.


S/S Inspiration: Beauty comes from Inside…

No heavy make ups, no overdone clothes, no fancy jewelry… Just a breeze of smile, so natural yet so beautiful… Have a great week! :-D

Picture Credit: 10 Magazine

Hermès FW11 Carrés

It’s still August, but it already feels like Autumn. At least today, lol. Not a great day to take a walk in the city, but the perfect time to preview the Fall/Winter carrés. ;-)

Since I am in the mood for purple this season, designs that caught my attention are Esprit Ainou and Magic Kelly. Well, I have to go to the store and see them in person first. How about you? What’s your favorite new season carres?

Picture Credit: hermes.com

Unthinkable

“Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end… but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature … And to found that edifice on its unavenged tears: would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell me the truth!”

- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

I heard on the radio this morning that a German court just awarded a man convicted of murdering an 11-year-old boy euro 3000 in damages because a police officer had threatened violence during an interrogation. Actually I don’t want to discuss issues like this on my blog, but this case just reminds me of that thought provoking film: Unthinkable.

It’s an R-rated thriller full of bloody violences and brutal tortures. If you prefer something funny or something romantic with a happy ending, this might not be your cup of tea. However, if you are serious about films, you like realistic plot and enjoy a decent cast, it is well worth watching.

What I love about this movie is how it gets you thinking about your own moral grounds… Wish you all a happy weekend! :-D


Summer Outfit (5): A little bit of my Favorites

In my last post, I wrote down my approach to build a perfect wardrobe. Besides quality over quantity, what has helped me most is trying to buy only my personal favorites. This post is about some of them. ;-)

The black sweater top/dress has a funny name: the square dress. It is basically just like a square tube when laying flat, but with a pair of interesting asymmetric short sleeves. Unfortunately I don’t have an action shot to show you, but here is an online picture, so you can see how it looks like in person. I’ve worn the dress in various ways and it never failed to wow me.

The bag, belt and necklace have become my wardrobe staples ever since I took them home. Couldn’t be more happy with these purchases.

Last come the skirt and these flat sandals, being a lover for modern abstract prints and geometric shapes. They are things to spice up an outfit and help me form my personal, dare I say: style? Other than that, the bright colors always cheer me up. :-D So what’s your wardrobe favorites?

Top: Knott Galerie Vie, skirt & flat sandals: Marni, necklace: COS, bag & belt: Hermès.