Sunday, November 29, 2009

my other shoe collection

i remember when i was a little girl, i wondered how come barbie's shoes looked all the same, only varying in color. for such a fashionista, she seemed not to pay attention to her shoes that much.

i guess that evolved and she ventured into more adventurous pairs.

i didn't get hooked then, and maybe for the same reason that the 1980s barbie had.

i started collecting these adorable mini pairs last year and i'm amazed at the details and how they come up with of-the-moment styles.

my current favorite and latest find are the pink gladiator heels. up close you'll see a bow on top that makes this pair ruggedly feminine. the blue t-strap pair is also stunning.

i wish i had pumps in these colors too.

i'm sure barbie is having the time of her life now, the way i am with my life-size collection.

mini shoe collection, now at 22 pairs
thanks to my T for the first 2 photos above

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

once-in-a-lifetime find

Christian Louboutin Leopard-Print Ankle Boots, $1,095 – Saks Fifth Avenue

Shoe Garden leopard boots, $12 - Chinatown, Sydney

tried it on as soon as i got to my hotel room!


ain't life grand?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

back in singapore's arms

glad to be in the loving arms of orchard road once again!
after almost a year, i'm ecstatic to walk along its strip of gargantuan malls and pleased to see there's a very new one. 

Ion Orchard mall is enormous!

came across this Levi's exhibit at the Wysma where you get to trade in your old jeans and get a new Levi's pair for half the price. 

Look at their loot!

Jeans turned into denim butterfly

coming back next month. hope there's more time to shop this time.

Monday, November 23, 2009

through Gio's eyes

women say finding your own hair stylist is close to a eureka moment: it just does not happen often and when it does, you know it's a discovery of a lifetime.

and what could be better than finding someone who can immortalize you, in the most graceful way and surprisingly in angles you've never thought you looked good in. 

well i did. my photographer (he does not know but i'd like to think he's exclusively "mine") Gio will never fail to make you feel the most "fantastic", "gorgeous", "beautiful", "perfect" subject he has ever photographed.

my all time favorite; shot in Bohol island, sometime in 2006

i know this post will make my T jealous as he is a great photographer too =)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

our paradise

i always wonder why still very few people outside our country have heard of the island of Boracay. or at least compared to Bali, Phuket, or other neighboring beaches. 

the 50minute (propeller) plane ride to Caticlan island + 20minute boat ride is all worth it.

this is Shangrila Resort, very pricey but perfect for honeymooning foreigners, it is pure heaven. your feet won't get wet at all, thanks to their private lounge that takes you direct to the island via their own speed boat.

but if you're a serious beach bum, you're better off at the more affordable resorts that give you beachfront access. maybe i haven't been to the other great beaches of the world, but i can tell you Boracay's sand is nothing you will ever touch. it is powder milk-soft. no exaggeration there.

Shangrila infinity pool

there are 16 treehouse villas (yes you can take it literally) complete with kitchen, living area, private pool, and even an outdoor shower area (um, why would you?). there i am in yellow, welcoming you to my house (i wish!)

Boracay sunset

with Bea and Pau, enjoying late night dinner at D'Mall; all very oily from our Chi Spa sessions

our dessert splurge

come out and check out our paradise

most photos above c/o Jed and Gio

Monday, November 16, 2009

shoe discovery

wow! check out this site for drool-worthy shoes!

photo above from my favorite ultimate shoe blogger

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

a confession. and my blue suede shoes.

i have a confession to make. i wasn't really being truthful with how many pairs i already own. let me rephrase that... i think i've been in denial... erase, erase.. i guess i've always been afraid of "the wrath of T" when he founds out how much i actually have.

so if you look at my ticker factory above and wonder how it's suddenly where it's at, this is why.

here's my 87th pair, bought from my now favorite shoe splurge shop in singapore, Rubi for only S$49 (an identical Steve Madden pair sells for S$240)