18th September, 2009

AA Tshirt dress, AA caridgan, random tights, Converse, Giorgio Armani satchel

Chain fringe necklace from Ninniez workshop.

F21 Ring, Sasa neon coral nailpolish


Sooooooooooo aren’t you proud of me for updating TWICE within one week!?!?! I know right!!! Even I’m amazed at myself. Well so this is what I wore the other day to work..hence the extremely boring outfit. I mostly photographed this outfit to show you guys this necklace Ninz made and to show off my bag! :

(Pictured with PB’s work shoes from Zara)

So my mom just told me this bag is 25 years old! Crazy..older than me! My mom bought it back in the 80’s and has kept it ever since! It’s a great little mini accordian satchel that has nicely aged over the years. At first I was a bit scared that the leather might just give in and fall apart on me but surprisingly, the leather is still really thick and sturdy! The only thing that puts me off is the size. You’ll mostly see me using big bags..big enough to fit my camera but since I was carrying a totebag of some clothes around that day, I thought I’d just shove my camera in there!

I think I can hear the sound of ex-Hong Kong-ers all over the world drooling right now. Vita Lemon Tea and Wong-Wong’s are the besssssssssst. Especially when you’re sooooooooo tired at work and eating is pretty much the funnest thing to do! Actually..anywhere and anytime of the day eating is still the funnest :D

Now on to my new shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I picked these babies up at Pedder Red, which is a local Hong Kong boutique that carries brands such as Ash and some limited edition Converses. However, they mostly carry their own label, Pedder Red which is where these babies are from:

Yes that IS a water container full of marbles! How ever did you know!?

I think it’s pretty obvious where the inspiration was drawn from but to be honest, I think I’m loving these ten times more than the CSxOC or JC versions! Firstly, I love that they’re covered up with criss-cross straps. The multiple strap versions are cool too but I’m not exactly one for exposing too much of my feet/leg skin. Secondly, unlike the other versions, these come up to just above the ankle. Mid-calf is so unflattering on most people unless you’re 5’9″+ tall and have legs that are stick-thin and that never end. I, obviously, have the exact opposite of such legs so low ankle boots are much much more flattering for me. Thirdly, these are suede. I think I have a secret love for suede shoes. After a long while they get that nice rubbed off distressing and get all soft and buttery heahea. Lastly, these cost me about $1600hk (after my discount) which comes out to approx. $200us. Much more affordable than OTHER versions I’ve seen. After I’ve worn them out and gotten sick of the western-inspired buckles I plan on changing them up to some regular buckles or perhaps something crazier.

I haven’t had the time to go through all the NYFW shows yet..literally haven’t gone through a single one. But I have been keeping myself update through all the blogs. This photo of Sasha is my favourite photo of the week so far. She’s just exuding COOL.

I promised you guys a DIY didn’t I!??!?! Heaheaheah click HERE to head on over to Ladylike (my other blog about fashion/guys/DIYs/hair/makeup) to read the tutorial on how to make your own Bunny Ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feel free to ask me any questions/comments about the tutorial incase you get a little lost!!!

I know I promised a giveaway as well..but since this post was so fast after the previous one I haven’t had time to photograph the prize! At least I gave you the DIY :D

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September 18, 2009 at 11:31 am

NICE SHOES HUN!!!! and yes malaysia does have pedder red :D my mom HATES watching me buy shoes cos she says i have too many…whatever.

September 18, 2009 at 11:31 am

HOT shoes!!

September 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

i’m doing a year abroad in UCSD actually after having spent the last three years in london. the beach is a good change from the dusty city air!

September 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm

There’s Pedder Red here in Spore too aghhh I totally wanna go check those shoes out! And awesome bunny ears Denise! (:

P.S. thanks for letting me knw a possible reason for my eyelid twitching so much! Think I’ll get it checked out soon!

September 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm

oh wow i love those boots!! you’re so lucky

September 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

shoes = MAD
bunny ears = CUTE

ddlai = ROCKS


September 18, 2009 at 4:48 pm

yahooo!! i love vintage stuff from my mom and grandma. it’s the best. so authentic and beaten up.

and the boooots. i also love suede shoes. i love black suede the best. in fact, bought two pairs of black suede heels/booties in one week.. haha.

September 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm

ahh, i actually grimaced in pain. i want those shoes so much now. I WANT TO MOVE BACK HOME RIGHT NOW. i love pedder red. used to buy my keds from there.
<3 C

September 18, 2009 at 6:23 pm

DANG GIRL! those shoes are amazing!! i love them. i actually hated the jc versions. they are proportioned really wrong. i also love how you braided your hair. looks hard to do i wish i knew how!

September 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Love your bag, your necklace and your diy Ears!!! hahaha
Nice day!

September 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm

hot aweosme are you?! i love love love the bag, and wow, your shoes are the shit! hot!

(and btw, i folded the sleeves, they looked better that way;))

xx raez

September 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm

i’m really sorry denise,

but please let me know when there is something you can’t do. the bunny ears = very clever and much love alot.

BUT OMFG WONGWONG! what the hell!!!!! now i feel like i should go to the asian grocery and get some…. foundations of my childhood. right there. LOL.

love the outfit, very lovely, bag makes it vintage, converse makes it super convenient and… conversey.

AND THE SHOES, what’s up with the shoes????!!!!!! i could possibly slip into a coma right now from how nice it is.. and i normally don’t like wedges… actually i’d like it if it had a heel instead, but heels make it harder to walk in. what am i saying it’s beyond chic already. lo v v v v e.


September 19, 2009 at 5:29 am

if i ever opened a store. no mattuh what it sells, i’d DEFINITELY name it ‘ninniez workshop’

September 19, 2009 at 5:47 am

Gorgeous shoes!!! I want it so much!

September 19, 2009 at 7:46 am

I love how you combine elegant pieces and chanel necklaces with converse sneakers. and you accessorize perfectly!

September 19, 2009 at 8:58 am

your shoes are to DIE FOR
and your jewelery!!


September 19, 2009 at 9:51 am

OMG I love your new shoes!!!!

September 19, 2009 at 9:56 am

goodness those shoes are insanee!! I LOVE
and $1600? are you kidding me? i’d think $2000 at least!
the bag is amazing. it’s so much fun looking at all the things mom keeps…only, my mother’s chanel blazer from the 80s probably won’t be mine for at least another 4 years haha
i actually like the less-sweet lemon tea, even though it doesn’t give the sugar hype that’s usually the intention of mid-day vita drinking at school


Fashion Pix
September 19, 2009 at 11:25 am

Those shoes are amazing, I love the buckles! Great outfit too, the chain fringe necklace is nice. I want one of those!

And it has been so long ago I ate wong wong’s, I really want some now lol

September 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

OH MY GOD!! those shoes are hot!!! i miss HK soo much. i wanna meet up next time i’m there!

September 19, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Love the coral nailpolish and the shoes
Check out my fashion blog

September 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm

wow that bag is still in good condition!
eeeee i love those crackers! i have the urge to get them right now…
and omg those shoes! awesome :D!

September 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm

wow that bag is in very good condition!
eeee love those crackers! i have the urge to get some right now…
and omg those shoes! awesome :D!

September 21, 2009 at 2:39 am

heyy D!

interesting blogg you have! love you your moving picts…! and also love the armani brown bag you have!! kept so well and soo cuteee :D:D:D

September 21, 2009 at 2:58 am

i love wong wongs or whatever they’re called. i always thought they were called ‘want wants’ because you were supposed to want them. oh the delusions of youth. arghhhh those shoes are amazing!!! i went to pedder red on friday and they have amazing new shoes and the leather bags there are GORGEOUS………… haven’t touched such soft leather in ages! xxx

September 21, 2009 at 5:18 am

Love your new ankle boots, it looks like I have to pay Pedder Red a visit to check out what they have in store.

September 21, 2009 at 7:55 am

DANG GRL!! ur new shoes are freaking AWESOME! purrrrrrfect for fall and winter!]

One Love,

September 21, 2009 at 8:37 am

i got the backpack at a boutique in causeway bay. i’m sure you can search around…there really are so many nice ones out there but the fact that this one can actually be converted to a shoulder bag and is moderately-sized just had me convinced. i kind of hate it when i get a bag that 2193082139 people have and i swore an oath to myself that i would not buy another bag at least till january haha. it did cost quite a bit over my budget but the leather is supersofttttt so every time i pull it out i stop being angry at myself.

i would love to see the one you end up getting…it’d probably be reallyreallyreallynice :)

September 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Absolutely fabulous post!!!WOW!

September 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I love how you wear converse and I really want your boots!

September 22, 2009 at 4:57 am

the last character of my chinese name is on that japanese cracker!

the baby in your previous post is so cute. and so are your DIY bunny ears.

September 22, 2009 at 6:25 pm

i found the 286 quid acne shoes on ebay.. but they sold now :( what is more painful is that a silver pair sold for 140 quid. i’m kicking myself i didn’t put a higher starting bid. ugh. ugh. ugh. <3 C

September 24, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I was wondering if your bf moved to HK for you? Does he speak Mandarin or Cantonese? Before you moved to NYC, how’d you learn English/ how much did you know?

September 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm

wong-wongs sound amazing .
& i love your little chanel necklace !

September 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

LOVE your shoes. ah you little gorgeous vixen!
I just realized that ure 23. gosh u look so young. i thought ud be around 20…

September 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Haha I love reading your post. They contain exactly what I need.
Love those shoes and your white converse!

September 26, 2009 at 10:23 pm

deniseeeeeeeeee miss you. Gerbino is cooking for us next week!! wish you were here!!!! i’ll eat extra for you!

btw, love your shoes!!!

September 27, 2009 at 1:09 am

Those boots are f’ing fierce! I could sadly never spend $200 on shoes though :(

September 27, 2009 at 9:45 am

definitely loves the shoes. great. btw, have I ever mentioned how much I adore your hair??
I’m so jealous.

September 27, 2009 at 12:54 pm

OMGOSH that foodddddd *drools quietly in the corner* haha. I love the new boots!

Sophie Carmo
September 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I love your blog, you style and your bag, so cute!Xoxo

September 28, 2009 at 12:45 am

AAaah, those cracker thingies! SO good. and I like the random medley of charms on your necklaces :D

September 28, 2009 at 6:01 am

40 comments??? dzang woman so famous! haha, but yes take off your clothes is awesome! they just got picked up at oak! crazy stuff! and i super dig the ACCORDIONS on your bag. if only it could play music…

September 30, 2009 at 2:51 am

Hey, may I knw what camera you use?

October 1, 2009 at 6:45 am

Oh, my god! I love your satchel!! It’s just perfect!! I’ m so jealous!! The perfect satchel!

Patricia Ann
October 2, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Oh my fucking God, I am insanely insanely jealous of those shoes! It’s the perfect blend between these Chloe Sevigny buckle shoes and the Chloe mirror wedges that’s been circling around. Oh dear, and the SUEEEEDEEEEE. I pine, I perish for suede!

Um, because I am ridiculously obsessed, and I can’t find that pair anywhere on the internet, any chance that you might be up to purchase it at that store of yours and ship it over to me? :D

October 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm

your site isn’t letting me click on any of your links…including the link to your DIY site. Can you post the name of your DIY link so I can manually type it in? Thanks!

October 8, 2009 at 8:40 am

ahhh, that’s cute! your shoes are awesome!!!

thanks for your commetn. your blog is amazing!

October 24, 2009 at 3:47 am

You have the sweetest face. Btw, that’s Wang Wang. Tsk tsk, time to brush up on your Chinese :P

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