Paul Smith SS14

So recently, I was privileged to be invited to the Paul Smith 2014 launch at Mandarin Gallery Singapore as seen from my pictures. 

I didn’t take pictures of the event because the only ones who did so were some older men. Plus, I still haven’t bought a new camera since my last one was stolen, so I wouldn’t have had very nice pictures anyway ):

The event was not bad despite the constraints of the tiny Paul Smith boutique. Drinks and canapés were provided and I suppose a big portion of my positive review is contributed by the absolutely delectable canapés - something I totally didn’t expect. 

Provided by The Privé Group, I will list a few of my absolute favorites I had that evening:

Asparagus Spear with Smoked Salmon
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Tuna Tataki with Tomato & Mango Salsa
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And for dessert: Rose Lychee & Raspberry Mousse on Almond Financier
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All pictures taken from The Privé Group official website*

We had other varieties too, including a delicious chocolate mousse for dessert but only these had their pictures on the website. They have several branches all over Singapore as well. The Lychee/Raspberry dessert was really nice. I don’t usually take to things that are very sweet, but the base was so light and complemented the sweet mousse so well! *yums~*

So, back to Paul Smith. I had been looking forward to their signature graphics but looks like the merchandiser didn’t bring in that much. I guess Paul Smith is ultimately still Menswear focussed especially with such a small boutique. 

A nice surprise was that they brought in models (only males) to stroll about alongside us in featured outfits. I wish I had my camera ): There was one model who so reminded me of James Valentine of M5 loll. Paul Smith's designs for this season features the androgynous model Erik Andersson who, like the model on scene that evening, has similar shoulder-length blonde hair, thus absolutely fitting. 

Particular designs I liked of their womenswear which I did not see in the boutique:

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And most especially, the dress I had been hoping to see:

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Available at the boutique instead, their colorblocks and shirts were of course classic. They also had this shirt and skirt in several prints of Paul Smith’s personal artwork which was beautiful (but I can’t seem to find pictures of on his 

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Other than that, it wasn’t very exciting. Rather than the clothes featured, I really liked the accessories. In particular, their wallets and purses which had little cartoon scribbles of Paul Smith’s own design.

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They have it in circular and rectangular styles, each with their own cartoon drawing. In colors red and black as well.

Graphic features this season can easily be identified on their accessories.

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All pictures from the Paul Smith official website*

That’s it for today(:

xo,
C.H.

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Look up in the mirror, the mirror look at me
The mirror be like, baby, you the shit god damn it
You the shit, you the shit, you the shit god damn it
― Will I Am ft Miley Cyrus - Feelin’ Myself 
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I’ll be ninja~ *rolls*

*looks up* Oh, no. That’s not where the kitchen is *rolls in other direction*

I just can’t stop watching him 8D

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Facebook is essentially a social (dating) website.

I was about to message a friend on Facebook who is not yet my Facebook-friend when a pop-up mentioned that my message will appear in said person’s ‘Other’ folder - which I have never heard of ever in my life.

Clicking on the word ‘Other’, Facebook brought me to their help page and explained that the Other folder is a sub messages category and told me that I could access it only from the main messages tab. So of course I tried it out on my own account and I see that I have just over 30 of these Other messages I’ve never seen in my life.

Most of them over the course of the last ~3 years went like this:

Facebook User

Hi .i must confess you are so beautiful.you look more like an angel.i would like to communicate with u if you don’t mind.thanks

Facebook User

hello dear how are you ? my name is ___________. i am a norwagian but working outside my country . i am 45 years old man divorced with one daughter. she is 11 years old. i was going through some profiles here and i found yours. you look good and pick interest for us to get along and know each other as friends . feel free and get back to me . hope to read from you soon . thanks ____

Facebook User who has a profile pic of himself (I assume) with a little girl (I assume is his daughter) hugging him

Hello,You looking so Beautiful and healthy,fb brought you to me as a friend suggestion so i decided to message you to know more about you.hope to hear back from you soon

(IF FACEBOOK REALLY SUGGESTED ME AS A FRIEND TO THIS STRANGER… ‘brought you to me’ NO.)

Facebook User who has a full head of white hair and looks slightly albino in his profile pic

Hi,how are you?My name is ________,i’m from Dublin Ireland divorced with one daughter,nice profile picture you have here and i’m so attracted to you and i will like to know you better.tell me more about yourself?

Facebook User

hello

I was searching for friend on here when I came across your profile, I stared at your photo for several minutes “you look so caring, serious, sincere and above all you are very beautiful. I will really like us to hook up and see were our faith leads us, I sincerely apologize for bugging into your privacy, write back to me if i made an impression on you. add me so that we can chat to know each other __________@_____.com

I guess it really is very impressive to have stared at my picture for a few minutes though. 0.0 

Overall, I guess at least these people have all really been very polite. though there have been a couple that exist on the page but I’m unable to view them because they were “identified as abusive or marked as spam”. Which only makes me wonder about its contents more.

I’m not writing about this as criticism though. I guess when everything is so public these days, I can imagine there will be people who really connect and get to know each other with such methods. I just honestly had no idea there was an ‘Others’ folder in messages and am really surprised by its contents. 

I will end with this last guy’s message:

Hi

I was going through profiles and your got blood jumping around me like a ball in a Roller Coaster,Complimented with a beautiful Picture,i momentally knew i had to meet you

  • *imagines pool of blood around writer/self that jumps*
  • how could there be a ball on a roller coaster? I doubt the safety belt would keep it in
  • Good to know it was just momentary that this person wanted to meet me. Just like how the ball momentarily connected to the roller coaster.

Like, wth does that even mean? English probably isn’t his/her first language I guess, but thanks for trying~

I wonder what other odd things one could stumble upon in that folder.

Have a good day everyone~~

xx,
C.H.

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