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the christmas wishlist ’09

21 December 2009
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I suppose it is a bit late for my Christmas wish-list of 2009, but, Santa dahling, I’ve been quite the good girl this year! Whilst making this collage I could not help but laugh at my predictability; from whom else would you expect a list in which nearly all things are black or a shade of a neutral beige of sorts? But I am hardly complaining. My tendencies towards this simple color plaette makes for an aesthetically pleasing piece sans any color clashing of sorts.
Even more amusing is how my wish-list has barely changed from year to year. I dream of owning (roughly) the same things, pieces I believe are timeless classics. Shall I break it down for you? A Yves Saint Laurent pump, a musky fragrance (I admit that I narrow down my choice of perfumes by bottle design), a bandage skirt, body-conscious LBD, leather handbag or oversized clutch, and a neutral or plummy red lipstick.

  1. Yves Saint Laurent Sculpted Platform Pump, $399. The Imperiale is undeniably a cult favorite for its twist on YSL’s classic Tribute pumps. The black suede makes quite the statement with its unusual pattern, and the sculpted heel makes for seemingly comfortable shoe. Le sigh. My heart palpitates at this shoe; I have a particular affinity insatiable obsession for classic, sky-high heels. The higher the better.
  2. NARS Single Eyeshadow in Mekong, $22. I’ve already promised myself that the next time I step into Sephora I will purchase this little baby for my own makeup collection. Time and time again I’ve admired the color, swatching it each and every time I visit the store – why I never picked it up baffles me. I admit the NARS packaging is a heart-stopper (clean, sophisticated, & classic!), but more importantly, the lasting power and pigment of their shadows (and blushers) is well worth its price. This is perhaps the most gorgeous brown I’ve come across. Sephora describes it as an “espresso infused with gold” – which is quite accurate but hardly captures the beauty of the shade. You lovely non-pareils probably can deduce that I prefer neutral colors for my eye makeup; Mekong would be perfect as a liner or a smokey eye.
  3. Style Stalker Peep-Shoulder Dress, $119. Perfection in my eyes. Yes, I harbor a love for body conscious LBD’s. But more specifically, long-sleeved ones for their added sophistication and versatility. The fact that sleeves on a dress are far less common than the ubiquitous strapless or spaghetti-strapped versions makes me yearn for long-sleeved LBDs. The American Apparel version will always hold a special place in both my heart and closet, but Style Stalker’s rendition with a sexy cut-out? I dieeee.
  4. Hervé Léger High-Waisted Bandage Mini Skirt, $600. It is quite self-explanatory as to why this item has made my rather exclusive wish-list. Again I shall restate that I have a penchant for black body-con skirts, of which, Hervé Léger is undoubtedly the king of. I do love the design, and the high waist balances out the mini aspect of it.
  5. Emporio Armani Diamonds Intense Parfum Spray, $68.50. I have wanted to try this fragrance for so long now. I believe it was two years ago or so when I was first captivated by an ad in ELLE and, accordingly, fell in love with Beyonce’s bedazzled dress and the name of the perfume. One whiff of the sample and it was everything I hoped for in a perfume. But even if the scent was nothing spectacular, the bottle itself is a piece of art worth displaying atop my vanity.
  6. Longchamp Légende Handbag, $800 – $900. Perhaps I stand alone in this belief but Longchamp is one of the houses that produce bags of utmost quality and timelessness. The Légende in particular has caught my eye for a while now, its shape, silhouette, leather, and roomy interior making it the most versatile of handbags to tote around my massive amount of stuff.
  7. MAC Lipsticks, $14. Viva Glam II, Creme d’Nude, Blankety, Captive are only few on the wish-list. I’ve gone from a lip-gloss girl to a lipstick one, partly for the sophistication of whipping out a tube, partly for the longer staying power and color pay-off. I especially adore nudes and mauves for the daytime, and deep plummy-reds or blood-red berries for a special evening.


La C.

24 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 December 2009 2:16 pm

    I just bought mekong and WOW. you MUST have it.

  2. 21 December 2009 3:21 pm

    I’m in love for those YSL pumps…

    Please don’t forget to enter the brooches giveaways!


  3. 21 December 2009 3:53 pm

    Love the bag!

  4. 21 December 2009 6:21 pm

    Great wishes!


  5. 21 December 2009 7:52 pm

    Those YSL shoes are definite shoe porn! I can’t stop looking at them

  6. 21 December 2009 9:15 pm

    I waaaant! all of it! i too choose my parfume by bottle design xD if im going to pay so much for a fragrance at least the bottle has to be gorgeous as well!

  7. 21 December 2009 10:39 pm

    Cute! I have Mac Lipstick on my list too (in Creme Cup. It’s such a gorgeous light pink)!

  8. 22 December 2009 6:16 am

    Great wishlist. I love those YSL Shoes!

  9. Tamara permalink
    22 December 2009 7:15 am

    Ooh, niceee! I would be happy with those shoes, too 😉

  10. 22 December 2009 7:45 am

    I have both creme d’nude and blankety lipsticks, they are totally my everyday staples alongside angel

  11. 22 December 2009 3:46 pm

    Fantastic (and kind of modest after all) list !!
    I hope you’ll receive everything you wish ! ❤

  12. 22 December 2009 4:33 pm

    we all want the ysl pumps

  13. 22 December 2009 8:07 pm

    I adore Nars products! Especially the shadows, and the one you selected is quite fabulous. I love every item on your wishlist. I too, am guilty of owning an all neutral/black wardrobe. I hope you get all your christmas wishes! ♥ 🙂

    – laur @ neonmango

  14. 22 December 2009 8:08 pm

    I want those YSL shoes so badly. All my dream outfits, of late, incorporate those pump/wedges. It’s becoming an obsession.

  15. 22 December 2009 8:27 pm

    great list- that lipstick is divine!

  16. 22 December 2009 9:13 pm

    I love the skirt an the dress 😉

  17. 23 December 2009 12:16 am

    Oh my, what a perfect wish list! I do hope Santa blesses you with at least one of these items this year. If you’re looking for Tribute like shoes, check out Aldo – I just bought a pair that are very similar for $100!

    Start 2010 right by winning a beautifully crafted calendar in Part 4 of Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy’s Holiday Giveaway Bonanza!

  18. 23 December 2009 2:07 pm

    The YSL platform pumps went straight to my wish list.They are to die for!I guess you were a very good girl and Santa will bring you each and every item on your wish list and even more because you deserve it.Have a merry merry Christmas together with your dear ones and a happy New Year doll!I have a skirt very similar with the one from Herve Leger, but it was way cheaper.And believe me I wear it a lot is so versatile it looks amazing with everything.

  19. 1 January 2010 5:22 pm

    so glad you like our dress. thanks for the mention!
    its 50% off everything at the moment so might be a good time to snap it up.
    happy 2010- keep up the awesome blogging
    xo rachel

  20. 5 January 2010 9:09 pm

    Women, who own YSL shoes, exactly know that they own a piece of luxury and an object of desire at the reasonable price. When i first see the cheap new style ysl shoes on sale i was deeply attracted by them,and all of are discount off 80% ,why i don’t moved? They will not get missed to get noticed wearing one such pair. The exquisite shoe is not just a fake or a copy but a proud possession of women. It is as close to her heart as the original. It is their dream crafted into the finest of the material and designed by not a shoemaker but by an artist himself. To own YSL tribute replica shoes is like ‘affording luxury’.

  21. 5 January 2010 9:10 pm

    Women, who own YSL shoes, exactly know that they own a piece of luxury and an object of desire at the reasonable price. When i first see the ysl shoes i was deeply moved.


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