Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mr. Porter. and Priya And Charu Sachdevs Kitsch lifestyle. :)

So, every sale season. I like to go browsing online, and wish I could afford half the stuff they have on, after even 70% reduction.
Sometimes, I calculate my monthly expenses and figure out just how much I would need to save to buy a McQueen scarf. Except, only later I realized that I'm over with all the money I though I'd save up. Mega fail.
Anyway, one of the sites I frequent though, is Occasionally, I like checking out some stuff there too. Not that I'd get anything seeing as how I'm a boy. But I like checking out their collection of shoes and bags. :p TOHTUHL CHICK, I SAY. And I always get so envious of these women who have designers like Christian Louboutin, YSL, Lanvin, Comme Des Garcons, Moschino, etc on sale. And us men, well, we're made to order from some other random site. BORING. And plus, for all you know, it's just not even safe, right?
So, that's why. When I read that Net-a-porter is doing a mens exclusive site. I jumped in glee. I couldn't contain myself. Funny, because I'd never be able to afford anything on it, but still, I now, have something worth browsing through. And who knows, I might just end up finding those Moschino strappy Slip ons on like, 70% sale. What a bargain, THAT, will be. :)

The reason they're not just adding a mens section to the already existing net-a-porter site is because they wanted it to remain a site exclusively for women. A place for women to let loose, and enjoy their freedom, wealth and luxury. Eventually showing sympathy to the male gender, probed the team to start what we can call A shopping haven for guys like me, the ones who appreciate style, fashion, and well, luxury when it's bestowed upon them. For the record, I do own some luxury branded items, I'm not a pauper now. So yeah I appreciate it. :)

So, what will Mr. Porter have in store for us?
Well, to begin with... YSL, Moschino, Lanvin amongst others. That's just the starting few. As the site progresses, their list too, shall increase. And if there'll be ONE online shopping destination that'd have it all, for me, it's going to be this. I guarantee you that.

I'm not sure when it's scheduled to open but I hope it's soon. :) I can hardly wait. My birthday's coming up too and I think I might need to splurge just a bit. :)

Also, on other news. I went to Kitsch today. I was highly disappointed. The collections were kinda well, not good. Not that I blame the fabulous sisters who run it, but the designers themselves (You go to jail, bad boy!) But also, like, I realized as I was going through the shoes section that their shoe collection was FUGLY. They had these really nice thigh high boots by... Stella McCartney, I'm presuming. Which I loved, and the chain bags by the same, too! Omg. Genius idea btw, totally! I also loved the Lanvin snake skin fuchsia ballerinas with a matching bag. But other than that. Nill. :(
And I also saw the Lanvin trainers that are on my lust list. Similar. And died because they were for 32 grand. Yes, I've got expensive taste. :(
FML. :\
On other news, speaking of revelations and all. How dope is Kitsch? Honestly though, I'm going to be posting on Charu and Priya Sachdevs twitter so I'm hoping they'd read this. And understand that I'm merely a fashion obsessed blogger, stating my opinion. While I think theres no one in comparison to them when it comes to the contribution to the Indian fashion scenario, they also must know I genuinely feel.
So here goes:
The collection for men needs to improve muchly, I feel. They didn't have any wallets this time! :( Maybe they're out of stock though, possible. But the Gaultier for Levis collection was horrible. What was with the red all over the jeans? Totally killed it for me. While women always and obviously so, have a wider variety, the men have a limited one. And as a customer (Hah, I just walk into the shop and fall flat on the floor because I'm so overwhelmed, and always end up leaving empty handed) Heres another thing, I'm not sure what kinda men like floral shirts or polka dotted Moschino ones but they're not really cool. At all. :s
The shoes for men need major updating too. The shirts need to be changed, the Gaultier and Moschino jeans need to move out, and McQueen needs to move in! And Im talking crazy McQueen. Like, the Sting Ray clutches and the Funny reptile printed dresses! Lets do something fun! And different! Let's go crazy!
I also love how the sisters have access to every designer they could possibly want. But sometimes I do think that they over do the dressing up bit. While, I think that Charu Sachdev is the better dressed of the two.

Also, I think they must introduce brands like:
Proenza Schouler.
Prabal Gurung
Giambattista Valli
Basil Soda
Alexander Wang
3.1 Phillip Lim
Derek Lam
I don't think India is ready for Giuseppe Zanotti yet. Or Balmain.
For sure. Lol. And if they need someone to shine the shoes on the display racks every morning. Then they know not to look any further beyond me. :)

Having said all that, I'd also like to take this moment to tell you two fine ladies that your contribution to the industry is highly appreciated. Where one would normally see flashy brands being flashed around by Delhis elite, one can also dress down with a Gaultier or Lanvin flats that doesnt have the logo shining bright upon it. Which is kinda tacky, and really uncool.
So high five on topping the coolness quotient. Btw. :)
Also, maybe a change of carry bag design wouldn't be the worst thing. It doesn't look exclusive enough. It actually just ends up looking like one just bought some heavy amounts of cosmetics or something because of the colour theme going on. Just saying. Ideas and suggestions one must keep in mind.

Again, that said, I have nothing against the two sisters and respect them and their contribution to the fashion scenario, tremendously.
Peace out, yo. :)

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