Friday, April 17, 2009

Lanvin Bashing

today i'm wearing clothes very similar to this guy.
he's a korean model by the way.

anyway, recently i bought some snazzy lanvin shoes that go great with rolled-up jeans.
i just went to the pantry to make a cup of pu-erh tea (which i love!) and one of the ladies in my office came up to me and said:

lady: oh... shoes without socks today?

wos: um, yeah.

lady: sandals and no sock ok lar~, but shoes!

wos: ... (i wanted to say "what the heck does a lady with no fashion sense what-so-ever know about today's fashion", but as i'm blood-type A, i like to keep the peace)

lady: you should wear shoes with socks lar~, this look... ummm... i don't like wor~

at this stage i was stunned.
i don't care if you like my look or not.
unfortunately this happens to be on a nearly daily basis...
i work with a bunch of so called "designers" who do a good job designing but have no idea when it comes to being tactful. let alone fashionable.
i'm not trying to say i know what i'm doing when it comes to fashion, but this is just the style i like.

about 5 minutes ago one of our customers send an email to that lady and signed it off at the end with "ciao~". (italian for goodbye or hello, just in case you didn't know)
that lady then replied to the customer as:

"Dear Mr. Ciao"

it must be her day to pi** people off!
she's doing a good job of it!


Luuworld said...

haha, that clueless ciao-woman made me laugh. too funny!

ps, jeez what sophisticated sense of fashion you have. the outfit in the pic is like taken right out of a fashion magazine. not everyone can pull off that stuff. i'm sure you look super cool in it.


pascale said...

HAHAHA may be I know the lady, but this is pretty typical in HK isn't it? blunt...straight forward. Someone once told me 'urgh this design is ugly!'.
I was both stunned and speechless at the straight forwardness....sigh.

Mr.Ciao was pretty funny too- hahahahahaha
Made my day. :p

pascale said...

By the way, I noticed you read lots of good books.You should do a book review post one day!

world of sekimachihato said...

* Luuworld
oh don't say you feel *intimidated*, no need for that :)
i have a slim-build so clothes sold in asia are about all i can wear these days...
unless that is i start buying expensive april 77 stuff *wink wink*

world of sekimachihato said...

* pascale
mmm, i guess you know who i'm talking about.
i used to really struggle with such comments when i first moved to hong kong but i now try to take it in my stride as best as i can.
i must admit, "if you have nothing good to say, don't say it all" should be tought in schools over here!

i love reading books!
my mum usually gives me a list of good books every now and then which i then take to "page one" and stock-up on.
i don't think i could write book reviews, but i might write a book post in the coming near future.

pascale said...

Lucky you! you get a good book list from your mom!
I wish English books were cheaper here...I usually get a pile when I visit HK or order from amazon...but love choosing books at a book shop more than browsing for books. :)
Do feel free to drop me a line when you find any book that's really good!!

Your book post should be interesting too!

world of sekimachihato said...

* pascale
my mum is an ex-librarian so naturally loves books.
when i was living in tokyo i used to buy english books at kinokuniya, but yes, not very cheap. i think page one is more on par with books back home, but i always wonder why japanese novels are so cheap! oh and i love the size of japanese novels, perfect to carry around unlike the often bulky english ones...

likewise, drop me a line if you have any recommendations. i'm always on the lookout for a good read.

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