Friday, August 21, 2009

" SNAKES " In My Closet ...

YAAAyyyyy ... WHAT a Snake !

Whoooo ...Is this for real ? Snakes were all over my closets . I know Singapore is a famous haven for venomous snakes : Black Spitting Cobras , Pythons Stucked in the drains ( no wander neighbor's cats had been missing mysteriously and those slithing skinny bright green forest snakes you see coiling by the wire fences . But in my very own closets at home , I just realized I 've got lots of kinds ! Brown ones, Green ones, White ones and even those super bright red mixed with black . Oh dear !

BTW, lucky these snakes I had been having in my closets don't spit, they don't bite nor even move a bit to strangle you to death . Why ? Let me explain to you slowly my dear friends & bloggers, they're the non breathing ones in forms of Bags, Belts, Shoes and even clothes ! Haha , I got you there didn't I ? In fact , these stuffs were not by products of real snakes either. C'mon , I support non cruelty to these poor animals ... so no real snake skin for me please ! For me, those made with with PVC material is highly acceptable as long as the snake design almost resemble the real creatures . It's a way of helping keep our forest creatures alive and letting them enjoy the nature as much as we do. Also, it's much cheaper to have fake ones than the real ones too ! Who can tell the difference anyway... Mind you , I'm a Budget conscious Diva too you know !

I love the design, texture and look of the Snake's Skin so I prefer the snake look style for my bags , shoes and even clothes. In fact, I just realized I've got loads of them. I'm a Capricorn Wood Snakes . Maybe that can explain why I'm so fond of snake style products . I love my own kind !

The Snake () (also known as the Serpent) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. I had read in the internet that People born in the Year of the Snake are deep , say little and possess great wisdom. They never have to worry about money; they are financially fortunate. I hope that's true ... Snake people tend to overdo, since they have doubts about other people's judgment and prefer to rely on themselves. They are determined in whatever they do and hate to fail ( In my case it's super true indeed ! ). Although calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. Snake people are usually good-looking and sometimes have marital problems because they are fickle ( am I ? OMG ! Now I'm starting know more about myself ...giggles !). They are most compatible with the Ox and Rooster. Oh no, my hubby is a sheep ... am I in big trouble here then being married to a different one ? Tsk, Tsk , tsk ...

Anyway, since I had unearthed all my "Snake's Skin Stuffs " out of the closet today, I took the courage to take photos of them to share with you . Then you can see how much I had accumulated since I came to Singapore ( I'd been living here now for 10 years ! ) and tell me If I had too much ... Ok let's start the counting :

# SHOES No 1 = I was by Takashimaya in Orchard Road yesterday ( Thurs. ) Aug 20, 2009 to upgrade my 4 yrs old Samsung Phone at Hello Singtel . Instead of getting a new phone ( can't help it if Singtel won't let me upgrade the phone by myself since the phone / line was registered under my hubby's name ... I was so hopeless and dissapointed after leaving the place with my still old phone in hand ... but never mind ! ) walking around with a heavy heart, I found this Super Duper Diva Red Shoes with Snake Skin style accent in Charles & Keith . It suddenly brightens up my day ! I didn't have any intention of buying anything like what girls always say when they start walking around somewhere in a shopping area . But I just couldn't resist the look of this Red Shoes. So by impulse, I decided to try it and voila ! It fits ! No choice but to buy & take it back home . How can I say no to myself this time hah ! At home, I was happy to be able to match it with my 3 yrs old Snake Skin Style PVC Bag sitting in my cabinet . I bought this very spacious bag in one of the small shops in Bukit Timah Plaza ( Singapore ) . They matched perfectly ... yuppiee !

# SHOES No 2 = I took my kids to the city after school on the same day I bought #Shoes No 1= Red Diva Shoes . My daughter needs a pair of Converse All Stars in black color for school while my son needs a pair of Nike Soccer shoes. My daughter and I both ended up buying this snake skin sandals from BATA Shoes located in Peninsula Plaza. It was nice to wear casually during daytime. I got the brown color and Tacha ( my daughter got the white 1ith Black ) we can now always interchange / borrow from each other coz we have the same size 36 . Hoping she doesn't touch my heels ... she's only 11 1/2 years old .

#SHOES No 3 = This set of NINE WEST Bag & Wedges had a very striking Moss Green Color which attracted me in the 1st place when I was in Isetan Scotts one day . I like the Gladiator Style of the Wedges but if you wear it all night long on the dancefloor and you're not used to wearing high heels , better bring an extra flip flops or flat shoes in your bag. I'll bet that you would be walking back home barefoot when the party is over. So goodluck with your feet ... don't forget to bring some band aids too and remember that I had warned you he-he !

# SHOES No 4 = This is another set of NINE WEST Bag & Shoes. But I didn't buy them together or at the same time & place. The shoes were bought in the Philippines in November 2008 while I found the matching bag by luck here in ISETAN SCOTTS in Singapore sometime this year.

# SHOES No 5 = Ok the Leather Bag in this photo was bought from Selina a Singaporean Seller from Yahoo Auction Singapore in 2003. I had Never used it yet after all these years and I just took it out of its' plastic wrapping for picture taking today. The Shoes ( New & not worn yet ) was just bought this Aug 2009 at Charles & Keith here in Singapore.

# SHOES No 6 = I love the way the shoes & the bag matched here in terms of color and material . They were Perfect together ! I got this PERLLINI Bag from CK TANGS ( Orchard ) 3 yrs ago ( Not used yet ! ) while the shoes which I bought last year in Charles & Keith by the Anchorpoint ( Alexandra Rd. opposite IKEA ) had already gone to dinner and a bit of dancing one night here in Singapore. Yessss !

#SHOES No 7 = Black Genuine Leather Evening Shoes from ITTI & OTTO bought in CK TANGS about 4 years ago ( 70% off the price ! ) . Got damaged 1st time I'm going out for dinner. The sewn part holding the strap snapped open and need some expert sewing . Eager to wear it that moment, I solved the problem by tying a Maroon lace ( recycled from a a gift wrapped box ) to support the straps. It was such a relief coz it looked great & sexy with the ribbon lace at the back of the ankle plus it matched the color of my dress . Good thinking !

# SHOES No 8 = This super comfy pair of leather based Valentino Shoes was bought in Isetann Scotts less that a year ago and it was the last pair left at that time . So lucky it was my size ! It was just waiting for me and meant to be mine I guess ! I had walked along Orchard Road , Clarke Quay and gone to parties with it . It was soft and had nice support. Thumbs up on this one !

# SHOES No 9 = This nice Velvety soft Tang's Studio Shoes were bought in CK TANGS in Scotts Road. It was on sale and was a sure bargain for its quality & style. I had worn it a few times during daytime meetings with friends for lunch or when just chilling out. The Black Beaded bag was from Yahoo Auction in 2004.

# SHOES No 10 = This Elegant Purple Leather High Heel Shoes was bought in Charles & Keith in VIVO CITY 2 years ago . While the HandBag and Wallet set from GUESS was bought in OG , Orchard Road. I love the nice unique purple color and design of the whole set that I had taken the bag with the matching wallet to my Belgium Summer Holiday last year . The women were always staring at it whenever I go to the city .

# SHOES No 11 = This pair of Ultra Sexy High Heeled shoes is Brand New ! It was one of the Latest Arrivals from Charles & Keith ( Takashimaya ) for this month of August 2009. Couldn't wait to use it & go dancing soon ... Ladies Night out girls c'mon let's go ... !

Ok, Let's see ... Don't they look nice on my feet ?

Anyway, last 2 pairs I need to show you guys are :

# SHOES No 12 = The very 1st Leather Snakes Skin Boots I ever bought ( with 50% OFF the Price ) in Singapore . I found this pair in AMERICAYA shop at The CENTER POINT in Orchard. Even though this Americaya Brown Leather Sole Boots is now 8'/2 yrs old it's still looking almost like new without any damage at all after all these years. Matched with a PVC Belt Bag bought from Metro PARAGON in Orchard Rd .

#SHOES No 13 = Ok ... now here's the best part ! How many of you still wear a pair of shoes that's over 10 years old ? No kidding .... I know some people couldn't keep their shoes just after a few months up to the max of 2 years after they had bought them. Why is that ? Shoes are either spoiled or out of the latest fashion & too old when it comes to design. Know what , I don't have that problem at all . Photos above shows the oldest pair of shoes I have in my collection of Snake Skin so far. Made in Italy but bought in Belgium in 1996 when hubby took me to Belgium for the very 1st time ( we were just dating then ! ) . He bought me this pair of shoes coz I really liked it . Wow 13 long years... time flies and it was so long ago since I first put on this shoes . This Genuine leather shoes are still in a very good condition and I still wear them from time to time. The casual design can still catch up with the latest look nowadays. Only problem I had with it was the bottom part but is now solved since the replacement of new heels 2-1/2 years ago . It's ideal for long wearing even in the daytime coz it's not too high , very comfortable and even running with it when I'm in a hurry is not a problem ! A Great souvenir from Belgium !

So, 13 pairs out of 10 years living in Singapore ...

I suppose it wasn't that much ... was it ?

Well , You tell me ... ciao !!