Feb 23, 2009
The sea shell print and the orange colors seem to scream summer don't you think? It would be nice to wear this at a beach party/wedding.
(photo from style.com)
Feb 15, 2009
The dress and the ballet flats are pretty to look at when I bought them but they're kind of impractical to wear. I'm afraid to dirty the ballet flats when I go out but thanks to scotch gard, I might be able to use this soon. The flowers are from valentine's. It seems the bf knows me well in presenting me a boquet of pastel colored flowers rather than the typical red roses.
Feb 11, 2009
Bamboo robe by Natori from vivre.com . I wanted an alternate robe from my flannel ones and I realy wrap myself in it when I'm feeling tired or low or just enjoying SATC reruns.
This bejewelled headbands from Jennifer Behr are so gorgeous. It turns out that some of Blair's headbands (Gossip Girl) were from this site. I want one! I wear headbands almost everyday so this would be (I think hehe) a practical gift. But these are over 200 dollars each so I might just as well forget it (we're not spending lots here, if this were real gemstones then maybe..).
Last year, my bf gave me this beautiful butterfly ring from Panopio Jewellery that looks like it was perched on your finger. Mine was mounted with blue sapphires and everyone remarked how pretty it was. So there begun my love affair with jewels.
Feb 6, 2009
How the Luxury Consumer will Spend in 2009
Coach better watch its back.
Though the company's seasonal $400 purses fueled its success in the 2008 fiscal year, which ended June 28, 2008 (net sales increased by 22%, from $2.61 billion in 2007 to $3.18 billion in 2008), shoppers today are rethinking their spending. Instead of buying several, lower-priced trendy items like Coach (nyse: COH - news - people ) bags, shoppers will spend on a single, longer-lasting luxury good from Hermes or Chanel, whose handbags run into the thousands of dollars.
Sure enough, on Jan. 11, 2009, Coach announced that it's 2009 second-quarter same-store sales in North America--which included numbers from the holiday season--were down 13% from the same quarter in 2008.
Wealthy consumers will spend, but differently than before. Exclusivity will be embraced as will quality and dependability. What's more, luxury brands will begin offering discounts and incentives--something many have never done before.
"The days of shopping 'til you drop are over," says David Lamb, chief strategic officer at diamond giant De Beers, which, with London-based market research firm Ledbury Research, recently examined the changing demands of the high-net-worth customer. "Instead of seeking out novelty, they're exploring authenticity," he says. "In this kind of economic climate, you literally can't afford to make a mistake."
To read the full article, click this link forbes.com