Valentine’s Day Revisited!

Roland Mouret SS12 Ezra Dress in Berry Red Stretch Cotton

YAYYYYYY my dress has arrived!!!!!!! 

^Credit: Net-à-Porter

So back in February when I was blogging about what to wear for Valentine’s Day, I picked a couple of my favorite red dresses of the season. My first choice was RM’s Ezra dress that really spoke to my style. I paired it with Louboutin’s Pigalle 120 (which I just bought as well). Normally RM’s dresses are sold out pretty fast in the smaller sizes, so I was super lucky to have snatched this from one of the European stores at a great price on sale.

The neckline is gorgeous, which I always love about Monsieur Mouret’s work. I dunno, there’s something about it being so sexy, yet very conservative at the same time. Unfortunately, I find the fit to be a little bit off. I did get it one size larger than my usual size which may explain the bunching of fabric around the hips. I’m a little self-conscious about it since my hips are a little wide. I definitely need to bring the dress to my seamstress to get the “crotch problem” fixed!!! Otherwise, I love the dress – and oh! – did I mention that this is also my first red dress?!?! I felt like I need to stop buying black and other neutral colors. Time to step out of my comfort zone and face my childhood fear of the color red!!! 

 

Modeling pix with CL’s Pigalle 120:

 

As seen on Kate Winslet for Elle China:

Maggie Q on the View?

 

Other colors available:

 

My Heart Goes To Roland Mouret

Roland Mouret SS11 Helena Dress in Black Stretch Crepe

^Photo Credit: Neiman Marcus

 

I just realized that I had forgotten to do this reveal on my blog. I purchased it for some time now, but must have slipped through my mind with all my other purchases lol. Anyhow, I have found the man who’s captured my heart – Roland Mouret, designer of the famous Galaxy, Titanium, and Moon dresses as worn by Dita, Jennifer, and VB respectively below.

 

He speaks to your body’s curves, his dresses exude high class with every tailored cut, women embody sensuality with their every move, and as the man says so himself, he dresses his women to be undressed. What I also love about his character is the surgeon in him. Monsieur Mouret’s father was a butcher. He has acquired the skills from him that gifted him with the precision of a surgeon, allowing him to have a keen eye on tailoring his dresses to perfection.

The first time I saw one of his dresses in person was on my friend’s mother at our graduation a little more than a year ago. She wore a black fitted dress with the most amazing square neckline I had ever seen. I later found out that it was by Roland Mouret after seeing it again on the Gossip Girl‘s Lily Van Der Woodsen who wore RM’s Myrtha dress. From that moment on, I knew that one day I would own as many RM dresses as I can possibly wear! lol

^Credit: Ellanista, with original photo from Neiman Marcus

 

Then one day, I was fortunate enough to have picked up the Helena dress at a great price. This dress has a beautiful square/heart-shaped neck-line, strong shoulder 3/4 sleeves, and it’s also super comfy. I get a lot of compliments when I wear it. I generally like form-fitting styles (but not bandage tight like HLs), conservative, simple, well-tailored cuts, and something that brings the eye upward like a nice neck-line which I love about RM’s dresses. Somehow, he’s able to combine sexiness and formal attire, creating a sense of sensuality in his clothing that truly speak to my style.

 

 

Lastly, modeling pix with Giuseppe Zanotti’s Taz black satin and jewel-embellished heels:

^As seen on Courteney Cox

All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 in Black Patent Leather

I finally got the shoes for which I’ve been waiting 2 years now but couldn’t find my size! It always seemed like everytime there was a new batch of shipment, they’d be the first ones off the shelf in seconds due to the long waitlist. The last time, someone had snatched them right from my hands! I finally asked NAP to waitlist me. Initially they said no, they dunno when their inventory will get restocked, but then 3 days later, one of their reps contacted me and put a reservation order aside for me. I was working on call that day and the entire time my mind was thinking about the shoes lol. So as soon as I got home even after 30 hours of barely any sleep, I made the payment STAT! haha

Anyhow, these are not CL’s most lavish shoes, but they’re certainly the shoes that most represent his style – apparently Louboutin was following a woman walking in high heels like these in the Pigalle area of France. He followed her for several streets then found her to enter some alleyway or building. Then he realized that the woman was actually a prostitute which he has a thing for show girls and such characters.

The pitch is like my Pigalle Plato 140, but the sizes for all the Pigalles run TTS for me, unlike what other say about going half size down for the 120 pitch. Surprisingly, I think the 120 is more comfy to walk in than the 100 equivalent for all for pairs of my Pigalle shoes and the toebox is less narrow too… I dunno, I’m kinda odd? lol
No outfit pix yet… I have a special dress that I’m waiting for delivery to go with the shoes… 

 

 

Modeling pic:

Toy Watch and More Food!

Toy Watch Heavy Metal Plasteramic in Gold and Mother of Pearl Face 41mm

Although I’m only in my mid-twenties, I’ve always felt much older than my age. However, Toy Watch makes me feel young again! lol Anyone remember Casio’s Baby G watches that were all the rave as kids? Well my parents never bought me one (or any of the other gadgets that the cool kids had). I had a choice between this 41mm version with chronograph versus another watch of a smaller size 35mm, but in black Plasteramic with crystals. Initially I got the smaller version, but returned it because I like the gold color more.

 

 

Blueberry Cheesecake:

I was craving for a cheesecake one day but it was late at night and everywhere was closed. So I decided to make my own – BAD CHOICE! lol Since I’ve never made one, I didn’t realize that I’d have to wait for hours for the cheesecake to cool down. So in the end, I worked for hours preparing the cake, baking, and cleaning up without actually satisfying my hunger!

Basic steps:

1. You’ll need 2 and 1/3 Philadelphia’s cream cheese squares. Soften the cheesecake to room temperature for easy mixing. See the sour cream in the back? Add about 1/3 – 1/2 of the container to your batter. Add sugar/sweetener to taste.

2. These are pre-made graham cracker base that I got from Walmart. They’re about 2$? Much easier to buy than to make yourself.

3. Spread your batter into the graham base. Apparently there’s a special cheesecake making “pot” that you put the cheesecake into so that you can add water all around… Well I don’t have that, but I do have a regular cookie sheet that has a higher top. I put the cheesecake in here which works just as well under the same principle. Add some boiling water all around in the cookie sheet.

4. Let bake at 250F for 30 minutes or until cheesecake is wobbly. In the meantime, you can make the blueberry toping. You can use frozen or fresh blueberries. First under low-mid heat, soften some margarine or butter. Add a cup of blueberries and half a teaspoon of corn starch, a teaspoon of sugar/sweetener. Keep stirring for 4-5 minutes.

5. YAY! The cheesecake is ready! But you need to let it cool for something like 4-5 hours…

Lastly, top up your cheesecake with your blueberries!!! YUM!!!

 

Spring Salad:

Well I made a salad too that afternoon. It’s very good and full of vitamins! I tend to mix veggies and fruits together which I was told is a very weird thing to do… but I figure, why make two separate salads when it’s all going to be the same jumbled up mess once in my GI system? So I have mangos, strawberries, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers all together 😀

 

More Lebanese food for dinner:

I ordered food from this upscale Lebanese restaurant for dinner and really like their Fattoush salad! Normally I hate anything with too much vinegar cuz I feel like my parotids are going into spasm each time lol. Their pita bread is also hand made and freshly baked which is so good! Lastly the chicken shawarma with berriany rice and veggies is very tasty as well!

Stepping Out onto New Boundaries

Christian Louboutin SS12 Very Privé 120 in Python Fairy Tale Menthe Green

 

Next up, is probably my most “horrifically roaring dinosaur-like too early for Halloween” pair of shoes LOL

When the Menthe colorway was introduced this season, I was half intrigued and half disgusted LOL. Since I wasn’t much of a fan of the styles that would come out in it (ie Daff, Fifi, and LP), I didn’t give it much thought, plus neon green??? I’ve always been relatively conservative, especially with my clothing, so I would have nothing to wear to match the shoes! However, ever since I bought my LP in Mandarin Red, I fell in love with the Python Fairy Tale collections. I wanted more! However, I still didn’t love the 3 styles…

Then one day, some of the lovely PFers here who are so knowledgeable informed me that the VP would be released in the Mandarin Red! I didn’t know if the Menthe would be too, but apparently I was told it was, so I contacted my SA who said that indeed there was a Menthe VP but due to its limited nature, they were instantaneously sold out in my size in all the CL boutiques. I thought my shoes had slipped away… Then a week or two later, Neimans suddenly listed the shoes online!!! I would have preferred to have gotten a half size smaller, but whatever… They’re too horrifically amazing to pass!

 

Comparison pix to my Lady Peep in Python Fairy Tale Mandarin Red:

 

Lastly modeling pix:
I had a lot of trouble finding clothes to go with the color of the shoes… I’m usually not a green and red person, but since they’re compliment colors to each other, I figured that something red in my clothing would be most suitable.

Outfit 1: Casual
Sunnies (on head) – Louis Vuitton Obsession Rond
Watch – Toy Watch Heavy Metal Plasteramic
Silk top – Franco Mirabelli
Faux suede leggings – H&M

 

Outfit 2: Dressier…
Trench coat – Burberry
Flapper dress – H&M