1.24.2015

LIFE / Z e n


For today's visual meditation : Concrete with a faint spunk of green


1.22.2015

SHOP / Totokaelo Style


New fave online store. I could just window "online" shop all-day. Could get some strong style tips too..

1.21.2015

SHOES / Converse Rubber


sneakers / Converse

I thought that wearing a Converse sneaker would be the last thing I would do. The last time I wore Converse was in 2008. I loved it at first but after a couple of wear & tear , the canvas gave up. I wear it everyday and I was so sad when it doesn't look okay anymore. I saved 3 weeks to buy that beige sneakers. I even bought a fake one in leatherette but after a week, the defects started to flesh out. So I became a shoe junkie, if you might call it, but Converse was out of my radar for a long while. Then a surprising collection came.Converse released a monochrome rubber collection fall of last year. I just saw the collection in person during Christmas and from then on I was doing mini research about the shoes. Shame that only a few reviews were dedicated for the said collection and after seeing how good a pair looked on bloggers, I went to the mall and tried them myself.   I called at least 9 stores and there are only 2 which carry the white version.

 Part of the influence was mainly because of the resurgence of the sneaker era. The Adrian hi-cut sneakers from ACNE, the delish EYTYS platform sneakers et al. made me fall in love . And let's not forget the iconic branding of Jacquemus which highlighted the power of a white sneaker and white socks. I imagined myself wearing a navy pants with these all-white gum sneakers. Honestly, any color-way and style worked. Of course! I also love that it's easy to clean. The trick is to clean it right away after using so stain won't get clingy. I'm actually waiting for the rain so I could test-drive these. And who am I fooling? I just  love everything monochrome and white. Anything white and squeaky clean nourishes my life source.

P.S. I wish Dr. Martens would release a gum collection too if it's not asking too much.