I have my LV Mary Kate!

November 12, 2009 at 18:56 6 comments

In a nutshell, here’s what’s been up with me so far this week:

  1. Thanks to the APEC meetings, saw red berets with machine guns, standing around at City Hall MRT station yesterday. Nearly walked into one, and I guess if I had, this post would not have been written. I would have liked to have taken a photo or ten, particularly of the ones patrolling the L’Oreal Derma-Genesis ads, but that would really have been asking for it.
  2. Received my first shiatsu massage. The masseuse literally climbs up over you and gives those ol’ meridian points a good dig. Now my qi is flowing smoothly, I guess…
  3. And… I COLLECTED MY LV MARY KATE!!! I brought her to work for the first time today, and here are pictures fresh from the office:
MK Front

Front view, sitting on an office chair. It's not a big bag - it has to be either handheld or swung from the crook of the arm, which is very tai-tai.

MK Top

Top view, showing how much I've stuffed into it. The main compartment contains my girl-stuff pouch, wallet and card holder. It would also ordinarily hold my camera, but that's obviously not possible at the moment. Behind that is my organizer. In front is my pen case, two phones, name stamp and staff pass. The snap-button pocket at the very front holds three bunches of keys. Doraemon, you have nothing on me.

I have the feeling that the story won’t end here. Already I find myself surfing the Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and Chanel sites in obsessive fantasy. I have been studying The Purse Forum and have learnt the difference between the 2.55 and the Timeless Classic, what the Speedy and the Neverfull look like, and what vachetta and patina are, and why some people love them and others don’t.

Oh, and there’s a Kate Spade sample sale on right now. It’s a real sale (as opposed to the fiasco by hauteavenue), BUT they only deliver within the US. But guess what, there’s a US site called Borderlinx that accepts deliveries to their US address, then ships the stuff over here for a fee.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking, B1?

Entry filed under: Being Girly, Dear Diary. Tags: , , .

The joke that was the Kate Spade sale ‘Ere, fishy fishy fishy

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. flaneurvric  |  November 12, 2009 at 20:07

    What a beautiful bag! It manages to inspire even when photographed on an office chair–I bet it would look even more amazing with a different background. You could do a series of pictures of it in interesting or bizarre settings, kind of like the gnome pictures in “Amelie”…maybe.

    Also, I will gladly offer your readers my parents’ or my own US-based mailing address if they want to take advantage of the sale you mentioned. I can bring any bags back with me when I return from leave…in March. Yeah, there’s a lag, but I’ll do it for free!

    • 2. Katie  |  November 13, 2009 at 10:21

      Oooooh… I hope you won’t regret saying that cos I may really take you up on it, heh heh. Thank you for the brilliant idea of a Mary Kate series! We should go bag-shopping some day. :)

  • 3. kel  |  November 12, 2009 at 23:54

    ooooh. i like the sale~ but.. is tt too much of a trouble? how about speedpost..? *hmmm*

    • 4. Katie  |  November 13, 2009 at 10:29

      Apparently Borderlinx is more reliable. And I checked the prices – for example, the KS Boerum Hill Mikkel is S$650, but online price is US$345, which converts to about S$480. The (conservatively) estimated cost of delivery is about S$88. Will save over S$80, and the savings will be more if we get >1 bag. But need Citibank card to apply for Borderlinx. What do you think?

      • 5. kel  |  November 15, 2009 at 21:52

        i hv citibank! hehe. itchy hands..

      • 6. Katie  |  November 16, 2009 at 19:24

        And are there any bags that you covet? :)

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