Merry Christmas and Happy New Year24th December 2012
Source: Thomas Kinkade, Victorian Memories Snow Globe Tree
Seasons greetings my dear friends, the year 2012 is coming to an end. Can you believe this? The world did not end. We are now entering 2013 and not to forget the succulent sales season of Fall Winter 2012 has commenced on many websites, so as the extended sales on already discounted prices.
This year-end has been well for me; I have graduated and had received my official Bachelor degree scroll. Therefore I have decided to treat myself a nice gift, including one more for this Christmas.
I always wanted a pair of white sneakers to fill the gap of my current shoe collection. But so far I haven’t had any in mind except for the Giuseppe Zanotti Double Bracelet Leather and Suede Zipped High-Top Sneakers that I saw 2nd-Blog-Café had, I’m jealous. Not really complete in white, but I love the purple and red colour way, it is too perfect. However this was sold out much earlier during the early pre-order phase of Fall Winter 2012 collection on LUISA VIA ROMA. Therefore has resulted me to search on various retailers. Fortunately at Flannels Fashion in the UK has them in stock, and I had eventually bought one in a size 43.
Source: 2nd-Blog-Café, Giuseppe Zanotti A/W 2012-2013 “SNEAKERS”
The sneakers came in the mail today, I was excited. Nothing can match the feeling of opening up a parcel to find a fresh pair of shoes in it. I loved it instantly, but what surprises me is the size of those metal bracelets, or you may call them Velcro-bars. They look much bigger than in the photos, I tried them on and they fit really well. There are two side zips at the front and this gives relatively easy quick foot access, in or out. The back zip has no function; it is just a mere display of aesthetic to match the front design. I like it. I thought this would be another tough sneaker to get into, but I was wrong. This was my Christmas gift; I opened it too early, so I spoiled my own surprise. Oh well…
The second item that I bought was a blazer that I was looking for since Fall Winter 2011. This blazer is very special; you can’t find anything like it anymore since it was last produced. I have actually mentioned about this in a few posts that I was looking high and low for it ever since the day I tried it in Harrolds Melbourne. Well, after waiting for more than a year, I found it on eBay. Without any hesitation, I bought it, I know it was a good deal and I will never find it anywhere else in mint condition and a price tag less than 25% of its original retail price. It is the Balmain Fall Winter 2011 Military Blazer with Embroidered Cuffs. I will be receiving it by early January 2013. I can’t wait.
Source: Balmain Lookook Fall Winter 2011 via Balmain.com, Balmain Military Jacket via Farfetch.com
How has your Christmas been? Have you been shopping much? Boxing day is coming soon and I know we are all excited, the massive discount sales continues at this year event. I will be away until the 29th, Merry Christmas once again and happy shopping.
The Giuseppe Zanotti Double Bracelet Suede and Leather High-Top Sneakers
Fall Winter 2012, Purple Red and Black on White
Source: Giuseppe Zanotti Design
ALTERNATIVE SIMILAR ITEMS THAT I WOULD BUY IF THE ABOVE ITEMS ARE OUT OF STOCK OR SIZE.
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Navy Velvet And Gold Sneakers Fall Winter 2012. High top velvet sneakers in navy with black patent leather contrasts. Round toe. Black lace up closure. Embroidered logo patch at padded tongue. Gold tone metal detail at velcro tabbed eyerow. Extended heel collar in metallic gold with exposed gold tone zipper closure. Gold tone exposed zipper detail at eyerow. Textured rubber foxing in black. Tone on tone stitching. Leather/textile upper, rubber sole. Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW
SSENSE – Giuseppe Zanotti Black Leather London Sneakers. High-top textured leather sneakers in black. Silver tone hardware. Round toe. Tonal lace-up closure. Tonal logo patch at bellows tongue. Logo embossed curved metal bar with Velcro closure at shoe face. Exposed zip closures at shoe sides and heel. Dark silver leather insert at heel. Padded collar. White rubber sole with textured foxing at toe and logo detail at heel. Tone on tone stitching. Upper: 100% leather. Sole: 100% rubber Made in Italy. BUY IT NOW