I rarely feel giddy about bags. Ok, with the exception of the Celine Box. It was Paris 2010, I was visually saturated with images of editors clutching the bag-in-question, mentally delirious from jet-lag and emotionally completely overwhelmed by ridiculously rich Chinese tourists. Why were they buying designer-everything like they’re going out of fashion? Defenceless, I caught the luxury-bag-lady-contagion. Red was my choice. After failing to impress the Celine sales-Monsieur with my broken-French, he indicated to me that the Box is only now available in navy, because a Chinese hoard has just come. They came, they saw and they conquered, Celine. The thought of ‘why couldn’t they buy me one (I’m Chinese too!) or why they leave me one?!” did cross my mind. But God knows a sinner like me too well. I don’t deserve one. And I never follow the mass. He saved me from committing a copy-cat crime. Plus true love is worth waiting for. Fast forward 3 years in Melbourne, meet my new flame: the Jacki Anderson “Chloe”.
Perfect symmetry, supple hide, polished finishings, and not to mention the cheerfully bright lining, Jacki Anderson, I think I’ve fallen for you.
I’m very excited to tell you that I’ll be heading up to Sydney next week for MBAFW. I have been so blessed to find an awesome retreat to stay that is literally 1 minute away from the shows, so there’s no excuse for being late (more details in a later post:). Believe it or not, this year my travels have been sponsored by Groupon. You know, the guys that bring you special dining, pampering shopping and travelling vouchers. Well going to fashion week encompasses all of the above doesn’t it! I cannot wait to share with you new styles and trends I glean next week. Please let me know who you would like me to interview for you, what you would like to see…what I ought to bring….man I better start packing! So to get us all into the mood, please enjoy this preview video of MBAFW!
[spoiler title=”中文版”]我很少会被一个包包迷住。但Celine的“Box” 包是个例外。 2010年在巴黎时，我看到无数编辑抓着这个包，当初刚下飞机还受着时差的搅扰，同时我也被丰富的中国游客吓地喘不过气来。为什么他们能什么都（能）购买？手无寸铁，我越看这包眼越红。红色的包是我的选择。我一边尝试着对Celine的销售先生说我结结巴巴的法文，一边虎视眈眈地扫描了整个店，他对我说“Box” 包现在只剩深蓝色了。因为一帮中国人刚来过。。。他们征服了Celine。又气又好笑，他们怎么不给我（买一个）剩一个,我也是中国人啊？但其实，神有美意，他太知道我这样的罪人了。我不配得到它。而且我最不喜欢模仿他人。其实真正的爱是值得等待的。一晃3年，回到墨尔本，让我为你介绍我的新‘心上人”：Jacki Anderson的’Chloe’包。
完美的对称，柔软的皮，金色的配饰，更不用提包里面明亮的衬层， Jacki Anderson包包，我爱上你了。