Dear Personal Shopper (if you actually read this blog started just for you),
You have outdone yourself yet again! Thank you for the lastest care package - they keep getting bigger and better and I'm going to have a hard time matching up with my next one to you.
Look at this Vice & Vanity Ake Brooch from their The Lamp Spreads A Circle of Li collection. What a thoughtful belated birthday surprise - a made-in-Singapore piece from one Singapore girl who wurves pwetty things to another.
And I know you've had sleepless nights, not from the yucky bout of Dengue fever that you've so unluckily contracted recently, but from wondering if I'll like the Ake, knowing that I have a GREAT aversion towards wearing anything black. You can rest well now because I love it! You should trust the great eye that you have for picking things that you know I'll love. I do.
I think the black befits the Art Deco-inspired design. If it was done in any of the bright colours that I like, it wouldn't have the same feel. I'm also loving the grey Cait Collar Necklace on the website and you should buy the Sofia Necklace for yourself, you Ms Coppola fan. But please do not take this as a go-ahead to buy me more things with even just a tiniest touch of black. Let this be a one-off until you get further shopping instructions. Muaks.
And these scanty panties in glorious technicolours from Topshop! Making up for the monochromatic-ness of the brooch, are you? And ruffles and bows everywhere! I like!
More from Topshop? You don't have to rub it in, babe. You know how much I miss going in there!
Another cute little bow pin to add to my collection! The boyfriend has bagged the airplane one. Pui!
And please thank the Bella, the Superior Courier (the real Singapore Girl...a great way to fly) for the corsage. She didn't have to - graciously delivering all our packages, over the years, Sin-Syd and Syd-Sin is enough.
Yippee! A Sanrio character pen! Again trying to fuel my lust for things I can't have here? I so miss Hello Kitty and fwiends.
And this Lactaid Dreams - The Most Difficult Colouring Book by Kozyndan. Really can't judge a book by its cover, can you? It's all sweet and fluffy on the outside but...
...woohaa-crazy on the inside. Trying to drive this old girl to wearing bi-focals sooner than I need them?!
It says on the back cover, "Do I really want to destroy a perfectly good box of crayons trying to fill in every detail of these silly drawings?". I think it's more a case of "Do I want to destroy a perfectly beautiful book of great illustrations with my cack-handed colouring?". Expect a coloured picture on a photocopied page in the mail soon.
You are bad, Personal Shopper! What's with all the newpaper clippings on food? Another of your make-me-miss Singapore ploy?
And finally, this olive pair of Converse's for the boyfriend. A big "Thank you!" from him. Why is it so damn hard to find a plain unadorned pair of Conny-wonnies in this town?
Come to think of it, they are the only things on the actual personal-shopping list. Wow, thank you for the added extras! You the best!
Just so you know, my next care package to you is looking very sad at the moment - only a pair of tiny but very cute vintage earrings. This going-back-to-work-after-three-months-of-sitting-on-my-ass thing is wrecking havoc to my shopping schedule, amongst other damages. Ten hours on my feet a day render them useless to do anything else but be raised and rubbed when I get home. Hopefully, them useless pins will get used to the abuse again soon so regular shopping activities can resume. Until then...
Love you deep deep,
xoxoxoxox your pal, the likkle girl who wurves pwetty things