Which NUDES?!?!?!? None!

 

It’s pretty embarrassing to have a bunch of CL shoes and yet have no nudes in your collection.

I realize that, but I never really feel the need to wear nude shoes. My classic staple colors are black, brown, and pink – which I can usually mix and match to go with my wardrobe… until now. I need to buy a nude pair to go with my convocation dress which is red and yellow. My first choice was a VP 120 in Nude Patent, second choice was AD 140 in PP Watersnake, and third choice was AD 140 in Nude Patent. So I go on my hunt for these shoes in France… la la la la la…

I called the boutiques in France – got one answer, for which I said I’d consider and call back because the VP was a half size bigger than I would prefer. I called again and again and again the next few days – NO ANSWER!!! I email – No response back! Do European French people not use the telephone? I realize that they’re difficult to get hold of and some are mighty arrogant with their “oh la la je viens de la France” – attitude, but wow am I in disbelief! Finally today, one SA answered the phone and apparently ILS SONT TOUS VENDUS (including the first pair that I said I’d consider)!!! OMG!!! *I DIE!!! Stable angina!!!
(Btw, I’m joking… I love France AND the French accent lol)

I rest for 10 mins and my angina has dissipated. Fine, I will hunt down my shoes in the States then. I call my SA in Cali and I just cannot believe my worst luck of all time! “Didn’t the boutique get new inventory last week? Also throughout the USA, wasn’t there also a new shipment recently?!?! So you’re telling me that in the system there are none left in the entire US?!?!” I’m seriously thinking who are these people with tiny feet like mine. I also asked about a bunch of other neutral-colored shoes and they’re not available either. I’m very pissed.

Then my SA called me back, “hey I found you a pair of nude-ish watersnake Jennys, but they’re a size 35.5. Is that ok?”
Me *excited* “Yes!”

 

So that’s my long winded-story for the Jenny 150 in Powder Pink Watersnake, or is it?

As I’m waiting for her shipment, I’m now having second thoughts. These are for convocation meaning I’m going to be walking across the stage in front of hundreds of people to get my head tapped or something. ARE THESE SHOES TOO HIGH?!?! I’m really scared… Normally I do not like sling-sandals cuz they’re less stable, plus the dangerous heel height… I dunno if this is a good combination or not. Thus 10 hours later since my first phone calls in the morning, I contact the US boutiques to cancel my order for the Jenny. And I feel HAPPY now that I haven’t spent that much!!! See, I’m sensible toward my spendings lol.

The Fairest and Most Refined of Them All – I’m in LOVE!

CHANEL SS11 Act I Blanc Foncé Satin Calfskin Classic Flap Bag / Reissue 2.55 with GHW – Medium (226) Size



My first Chanel has arrived!!! She is GORGEOUS and is the PERFECT size for me!!! As I’ve mentioned previously, I was worried that she was the large size, but it was just a miscommunication with the SA! The leather is just DIVINE and I love how there are beige patches “marble-ized” over the body. I haven’t been this excited for a bag in a long time! She’s definitely worth the wait!

 

 

I kind of wish the inside was leather rather than satin… Oh well… At least the SA compensated this by being super generous and gave me a hard-cover book of Chanel’s SS11 campaign with pictures taken by the man himself – Karl Lagerfield. She also put in a gift card, stickers and tons of ribbons 😀

 

 

Lastly, here I am going out with her for the first time (last night) to La Perle.
Ref: I’m wearing CL Rolande Bouclé 120 in Geranium Suede
American Apparel skirt and H&M sweater

 

A Royal Blue Dream

There was once a white cat who had eyes that shone like sapphires enlightening the midnight sky. She met a a rugged black male cat one day while her mistress took her out to the pet spa. The male cat peered inside the spa window trying to get a glimpse of that gorgeous white cat but was quickly shooed away by the owners of the boutique.

Nonetheless, he knew that nothing can be achieved without effort and persistence. He followed the white cat home and would visit her every night bringing her delicacies from the alleyway. The white cat was at first disgusted by the thought of eating mice when her mistress had always fed her the best Wellness fish meals. However, she was curious about the male cat. She had never been allowed to go outside the house before. Mistress would not be pleased to see her perfect white fur stained. The white cat turned away from the window, leaving the black cat outside. He stood there day after day for another month with a delicacy laid outside each time he visited.

The white cat was moved. She didn’t care if they were from two parts of society. She no longer cared about her perfectly groomed white coat. She wanted to try something new – these delicacies were really tempting her! So she snuck out one day. The black cat of course was waiting for her all along. They had the best nights that she could remember. He brought her to see his world, showed her more delicacies than what Wellness could offer, and taught her how to catch mice! WOW – she thought to herself, “I never knew I could do that! The feeling of accomplishment after hunting down my own food is nothing compared to being fed, no matter how expensive my tastes are!”

Indeed, her tastes were expensive. The white cat’s favorite dish was blue tuna. Nonetheless, he was madly in love with her that he would and could do anything for her. So the black cat tried with all his power to catch a big fish from the sea. They don’t come often but he waited everyday, not even afraid that the waters may drown him. Then a miracle happened and he saw the biggest fish in a beautiful royal blue color treading below the rippling surface of the sea. He dove in and after much struggle and gulps of aspirated water, he finally succeeded! He would present it to the white cat for her paw in marriage.

And her eyes shone like diamonds in the sea when she saw the royal blue watersnake inside that box. He would never forget her smile that day when he gave her the gift! “This is truly my royal blue dream!” exclaimed the white cat! And of course, they lived happily ever after.

 

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So that’s my long-winded prelude to my REAL royal blue dream! My black cat, Maestro, clearly prefers these babies than the white cat! He is a very persistent boy when if comes to food which is why he’s not letting go of this real piece of watersnake that he’s caught! 😀

 

Introducing my first all exotic pair of shoes:

CL SS11 Alta Dama 140 in Royal Blue Watersnake

– The shoes are really comfortable except that they’re a bit small. I understood them to be true to US size, so I ordered half size small especially considering that the new ADs are made bigger these days. However, they’re actually true to CL size instead! I hope they’ll stretch with some wear or maybe it’s because I’ve been standing all day. I will try on these shoes tomorrow morning when my feet are less swollen. I think they should be better then.

– Although these watersnake heels are beautiful, they’re very delicate! Too delicate for my taste! I tend to really wear down my shoes a lot, which is why I love patent, they’re indestructable and so easy maintenance! However, these heels catch dirt and hair extremely easily. This baby is off-limits for my cat! haha The material seems like suede, where they can’t be in contact with water… real PITA…

– Lastly, another thing I’m not so happy about is the distribution of the scales. The left heel has beautiful, distinctly flared scales, whereas the right heel has flattened, and barely visible scales. Also the dye doesn’t seem to catch on everywhere evenly. Some parts have lighter patches if you look closely…

 

 

PS: My cats are actually like this IRL… They don’t get along very well even though I want my dream to be true for them! Make me some kitties!!! LOL Ok jokes aside, they used to be pretty good together, but now whenever Maestro’s around the white cat (no official name for her lol) she hisses at him. She’s such an unfriendly and nasty cat. Good riddance, I gave her away to my parents.

ChaneLVoe and Milk Tea?

CHANEL SS11 Act 1 Dark White Classic Flap Bag Reissue in 227 with GHW  –  Her name is otherwise known as Ivory

 

OMG!!! My present is here! I was Skyping with my daddy who gave me a preview of my grad gift after having purchased it yesterday. He is currently on a business trip and will be back on Saturday. So I guess by Saturday or Sunday, my baby will be MINE! Woohoo!!! Apparently, the Chanel SA gave my dad a bunch of extra stuff for me, I don’t know what they are yet, but we’ll see. I can’t wait! In the meantime, I have given her the name Ivory because she’s so classy heehee! Gahhhhhhhhh I’m squealllling like when I was back in high school! HAHAHA WHHEEEE!!! I’m so hyper and jittery. I swear I don’t do drugs, EVER! hahaha! 😀

I haven’t been this excited for a long time. Reminds me of my LV Motard Biker purchase 3 years ago. Hey! Wait a second… Ivory is the PERFECT match to my bad-ass Motard Biker!!! HAHAHA! She’s so fine, pristine, and elegant. (My dad actually called her “Refined” which I guess means he approves of the bag lol). Yet, she has a little secret – a soft spot for the naughty boys… I’m such a good match-maker lol.

This is what I call true ChaneLVoe!

 

Okay seriously, I need to snap out of it. I think I’m going to go make myself a cup of milk tea. I’ve been really into this lately and normally I HATE milk teas, yuck! I actually got this pack of 6 instant milk tea bags by mistake (no kidding, I’m illiterate in Chinese LOL). I was really looking for coffee. Nonetheless, I was happily surprised that the tea is really good! The brand is called 3:15 PM. What I also like to do is add in another spoon of coconut powder! It makes the tea so creamy! And anyone who knows me well knows that I like white creamy stuff…. lol Btw, black and white is the most beautiful color combo – one of infinite prismatic colors paired with its technical absent involute. WTF is wrong with me tonight?!?!?! I’m so tangential! HAHA! See, this is what happens to a girl when you make her really happy! Seriously, I’m on such natural high that my endorphins are blowing through my brain which is why it’s really F-ed up now LOL. SO WHO’S COMING OVER FOR SOME MILK TEA??? I’m gonna start advertising for these lol

 

Exotic Adventures

Since the beginning of this year, I started on a stream of exotic purchases. I decided that life is too short, why always stick to the conservative, classic, or subtle shoes? Don’t I have enough of those already? Isn’t it time to push the boundaries to the more limited, exclusive, and hard-to-find items? YES, of course! 😀

 

CL SS11 Altadama 140 in Royal Blue Watersnake

This pair of shoes came out about a month ago and I held back, not joining the bandwagon of CL fanatics, because I’ve been buying a lot these days. However a month later, I came across another shop that offered them in my size AND was overall cheaper by $400! I’m very happy with my VAT “savings.” The shoes are still in transit to me, I’ll post pix next week 🙂