l-r: Prada Sport maxi tote, Gucci belt bags, YSL Odeon duffle-tote, Paul Smith flight bag, Balenciaga Men's Day bags.
paulie. oh paulie smith. how much i love thee and your collections
and that oddly intruiguing flight bag.
ah, the odeon! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BAG!!!!!
you are an idol to me.
28 August 2:23 PM
ok, i've been slack but i have a good excuse... i was a bit busy with "stuff". anyhoo... before i began seriously collecting ridiculousy priced leathergoods and related accessories, i was a full-time Swatch watch collector. yes, those plastic disposable watches with the funky crazy colours. this probably is my very first serious collection where in the interest and enthusiasm for Swatch watches took hold of me 24/7. although i've only began the collection 5 years ago, my love and appreciation for these watches have been around since gradeschool. everyone in school had one or two and the louder the colour clash the better - it was the 80's! i remember my first Swatch was the "Plaza" with a sky blue metallic guilloche dial and textured burgundy leather strap similar to Epi leather. i loved this watch so much, but like what most people do with these watches it was thrown away when it began to show wear. hence the name "Swatch" - which stands for second watch. the watch's disposable nature - it was, cheap, made of plastic and unrepairable - led to the worldwide collecting craze for these cheap watches which had its heyday in the early 90's when early models in mint condition commanded more than 100 times it's original retail price. the watch company is also known for inviting up-and-coming artists to design a watch which were produced in a very limited, mostly numbered, run. these Art Specials and those that celebrate or commemorate events and occasions like Christmas or the Olympics are the ones that are highly valued by collectors nowadays. not only for their limited number but also for the special packaging that have always been part and parcel (pun very much intended) of these particular Swatches. and people know that Swatch never does things in halves! on certain cases, the packaging outstages the watch itself. well i think i've talked about them enough for now. time for a visual....
i've concentrated my collection to mostly limited edition Art and Christmas specials. i shall feature my favourite pieces every once in a while. stay tuned!