Introducing: La Cage fashion boutique

shop floor

What world were I in, really, I ask myself? How could I open a fashion boutique and completely forgot to write about it here? I guess I was too busy spending time updating my new blog for the shop, I have, somehow, pretend that I didn’t have this blog at all.

So, here’s a little about it.

Name’s La Cage

changing room
shop floor
before opening

More about later.

Check out my other blog for the shop: http://lacage.wordpress.com for more details

We’re also on facebook, if you search for La Cage fashion boutique.

I’m too lazy to write more now, so I’m out.

N

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Can’t get enough of tartan/checked shirt…

Guy Stephens, 29. Photographer
Guy Stephens, 29. Photographer

This shirt is from Cheap Monday, £50. And Guy is a great photographer to work with: http://www.guystephens.com

Nick D., 25. Minger
Nick D., 25. Minger

Shirt belongs to my friend Bee, she got it off a bargain. Scarf from Angels sale.

Nick D., 25. Poser
Nick D., 25. Poser

Shirt: Vintage from East End Thrift Store

Jeans: People’s Market

Long-sleeve tee: American Apparel

Scarf: Charity shop

This shirt is my single favourite piece of clothing I bought this year. Havne’t taken it off since bought last week. Love it.

nx,

My rather heavenly bargain at the Angels sale…

Cheesy I know, using the word heavenly, but it’s been almost two days and I admittedly still feel rather happy about what I came back with from the Angels sale, so yah.

Funny how, like I had mentioned in the previous post, people were literally pushing each other, and during the first half hour that made us very reluctant to dig in to find some stuff to buy, though having bought the bag we kinda felt like we at least should come out with something. But for me, somehow, all the pushing and shoving later on had turned into some kind of motivation, and pushed me harder toward the boxes, and so I digged in. And these are what I digged out of that.

(note: I bought a £20 bag, so I think I was pretty good at packing, really)

the shocking blue granny jumper
the shocking blue granny jumper
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Royal Guard jacket, however looks better on my friend Bee than me 😦
the back details of the Royal Guard jacket
the back details of the Royal Guard jacket
single-buttoned tuxedo with tails, rather fancy, not really my style but you can't really say no to a classic
single-buttoned tuxedo with tails, rather fancy, not really my style but you can't really say no to a classic
a rather cute military jacket from the Uniform room, our favourite room
a rather cute military jacket from the Uniform room, our favourite room
the cute military jacket buttoned and belted up
the cute military jacket buttoned and belted up
dark blue sailor (with a hint of witchy style collar) deep V-neck pullover, kind of cute
dark blue sailor (with a hint of witchy style collar) deep V-neck pullover, kind of cute
this pair of flourescent blue rather ridiculous 80's suburban wedding singer's trousers is surprisingly my favourite item when match with the classic red tartan cardigan
this pair of flourescent blue rather ridiculous 80's suburban wedding singer's trousers is surprisingly my favourite item when match with the classic red tartan cardigan
this is rather a significant example of what called born-for-each-other. love them.
this is rather a significant example of what called born-for-each-other. love them.

What made me really happy about these stuff is that, I don’t need to do any alteration or fixing at all. There were a lot of amazing stuff at the sale but needed something done to make them work, but being a guy I would be too lazy to make the effort. So this bag of bargained-already-made-and-ready-to-wear is just simply perfect.

And even until now I’m still unable to work out how I managed to fit all these stuff (plus half a bag full of scarves) into A bag of £20. My newly found credit crunch nature I guess! 🙂

Hopefully during next week I will have another few shoots of what my friends (whom I totally lost at the sale) got. Some of them are natural vintage queens or clothes hunters so I have high expectation.

That’s all for now. I’m off. Have a lovely new week, nx

you’re so preppy, and i like it…

Right, so October is not even coming to an end yet and it was snowing in London? That sounds so wrong I actually gasped when it happened in front of my very own naked eyes. For someone who actually got love for snow like me, I was happy to see those icy fluffy flake flying around. But Kylie isn’t wrong at all when she sings “happiness will never last, darkness comes and kick your ass”. 1:30 in the morning and I was waiting for the night bus for half an hour in the snow, freezing like a polar bear with no hair in the heart of the North Pole. It was not even funny.

Anyway, this blog is not about snowing in London, it’s about something else that… I’ll get to that in a minute.

I’m not going to deny the fact that I actually enjoy Gossip Girl very much. I know I’m a little too old to sit and watch a bunch of snobby kids in the Upper East Side fucking each other’s life. I, however, believe that I had stopped growing up 10 years ago, so. Nevermind.

But you can’t disagree that Gossip Girl is probably the most visually enjoyable tv show ever made. The kids are so cute (don’t even get me started on Blair and Jenny and Nate and Chuck).

And the fashion. Forget all the labels that the girls strut in (and on) which already got the world talking, the character of Chuck only is hugely responsible for bringing preppy back on the plate. Pastel colour shirts, classic cardigans, wool suit pants, silk scarves, ties and neck-kerchieves have never looked so cool on a young guy.

For the season of autumn-winter 08, Ralph Lauren is also reviving the classic American private school look, with chunky cardigans, club-logo pullovers and polos. Check out the latest issue of VMan for more details.

As tremendously inspired by Chuck, and as lame as I am, I have decided to try my hand on preppy, putting on myself a few clothes that I’ve hid away at the bottom of my wardrobe for quite a while, thinking preppy just won’t work on me at all. But doesn’t hurt to try, does it?

Shirt by Versace

Cardigan by Nigel Hall

Shorts and belt by Fred Perry

Shirt and trousers by Topman design

Cardigan by All Saints

Tie from Hurwundeki (i will write about Hurwundeki soon)

Shoes by Reiss

Suits by Topman design

Shirt from Thailand

Cardigan by Burberry

Tie from Hurwundeki

Shoes by Reiss

Now all I wish for this Christmas is a chunky cardigan by Alexander McQueen, oi.

Nx,