Thursday, May 21, 2009

Day 2: Sydney Shopping Report


Day 2: Shopping in Paddington, Woollahra and Double Bay

Today I met up with gorgeous Sydney bloggers hrose (pictured left) and i.d. (pictured right) at Paddington for a spot of (window) shopping, I had such a great time!



Purchases: Nil

Today's outfit: 3.1 Phillip Lim (Koi Suwannagate collaboration) navy rosette tank dress, Claude Maus navy silk chiffon hoodie, Leona Edmiston Pins leggings in Onyx, Chloe Ava bag (practically this outfit) but with Havaianas Slim in Champagne (bought in my recent trip to Brazil).

Breathtaking moments: Seeing the sequinned bolero (below) at Akira Isogawa's Woollahra store (Queen St.), it looked so delicate & light but was incredibly heavy (reduced to $1000)! And absolutely gorgeous! Also saw an incredible Balenciaga sculptural shoe at Cosmopolitan Shoes, that could double as a door-stopper (it was so heavy), and a work of art (the incredible sculptural 'ice' heel was amazing, similar to the pic below)



Shops covered:
William St, Paddington: Ellery (the SA was wearing the gorgeous feather capelet as a neckpiece, sadly none left in store), Vanessa Bruno, Poepke (some gorgeous Dries Van Noten pieces in here), Di Nuovo (consignment store), The Corner Shop (loved the cashmere lapel long vest/scarf by Arnsdorf), Ginger & Smart, Belinda accessories.
Glenmore Rd., Paddington: Land's End (thanks hrose for bringing me here! Balmain, Thakoon, and other fab labels), Parlour X (saw the Balenciaga bag with the leather-covered studs...interesting...), Scanlan&Theodore, Willow (gorgeous! this store wasn't here last time I was in Sydney), Kirrily Johnston, Zambesi.
Oxford St: Robby Ingham
Double Bay: Cosmopolitan shoes (saw the crazy and incredibly heavy Balenciaga shoes, not a fan of how their amazing shoes are displayed, looks like a shoe warehouse instead of a store which stocks Alaia, Balenciaga, YSL, etc...), Marni, I-Spy (Belinda's sale items), Belinda.

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Food: For dinner, my cousin, hubby & I ate at a cute little Wine Bar & French Bistro called Taste Vin (Surry Hills). The waitress was so lovely, and the service excellent. Entree was Rock Oyster with Champagne vinegar & cracked black pepper, as well as a Ocean Trout confit with seared scallops and fennel salad. For main I had a lovely pan roasted spatchcock with saffron fondant potato, du Puy lentils & jus (unfortunately my pic of it didn't work, have yet to learn how to take food shots in very dimly lit places). Delicious French wine too, and to top it all off, a Creme Caramel de Maman...yum!




20 comments:

  1. awww you went to all my favourite shops! Was Vanessa Bruno amazing? Looks like you're having a brilliant time.

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  2. you were very disciplined not to buy anything!! how cool to meet some fellow bloggers! :)

    sharon

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  3. Lily, - Loved the VB store (went there last time I was in Sydney), the SA (stunning) was wearing a gorgeous oversized blazer (I couldn't find it on stock), such a shame...

    Sharon - Haha! That's because I bought 5 items the day before! And I wasn't supposed to spend any/much...so was trying to be ultra selective. Was very happy with my purchases though :)
    xx

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  4. Looks like your making the most of your time in Sydney :) I think if i visited the Ellery boutique I would then have to declare bankruptcy!

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  5. BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB**
    Ok I have a lot of catch up to do!!!

    OMG: You look amazing in the first photo ! Loving that outfit!

    mmmm my stomach cries for the salmon! :D

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  6. Haha Juaи + - long time no see! I'm not in the first photo, but they are 2 lovely bloggers from Sydney, loved their outfits :)

    xx

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  7. dude you guys made the rounds!! keep us posted, sounds like youre having a blast!

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  8. Sounds like a perfect day!! The food sounds delicious! xxoxoxo

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Louise Amstrup is incredible and the cut and quality sets it apart.

    Yes, an Aussie but have been living abroad (London, NYC, London again) for nearly 10 years now. Your blog is really making me homesick though. Especially dining in Surry Hills. I used to live there.

    Love your style!

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  10. very interesting post!thank you for sharing all these news about your favorite shops. You are always the top! best shoes, best outfit, best restaurant!it is always a pleasure to come and see what's up here on your blog!

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  11. "I'm a window shopper!"-actually I am. Look up everything and then buy. then you'll own only good stuff. good job girls! :D

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  12. boo I want to go window shopping too. Actually you made me to look at my 3.1 Phillip Lim & Koi Suwannagate dress with love again ;)

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  13. Seems so fun! A blogger meetup is always exciting!

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  14. que delicia de comida y de vino !!!! a disfrutar claro que siiiiii, a good idea and sure a good time, and who about the shop`ping , ja,ja, ??¿?¿?¿ un beso preciosa a muaaaaaaaa

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  15. Great outfit, nice pictures!
    Thank You for sharing!!

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  16. Wonderful pictures-- and I'm such a fan of that sequin bolero! I'm eyeing everything sequin right now.

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  17. Adorei as fotos! Amei os sapatos anabela na foto, as estampas são lindas!

    xx Thaïs

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