Wednesday, February 09, 2011

It's all Rajo's fault

But let me start at the very beginning.

Since Mulberry designed a bag for It Girl Alexa Chung, I've always wanted to get my hands on the Alexa.

My friend Nikki proposed to buy one for me last Christmas when she and her family went to Hong Kong. But it's USD 1150. That's quite a bit of money, that Alexa, so I said, "Thanks but (sob) no thanks!" Then I figured I'm sure to find a similar shape here somewhere.

And I did find one in Aldo. It's the same shape and I was actually about to buy but I got very sick and so stayed home to work (Yes! No rest for the weary!) I also had my browser open to Twitter. One Tweet from fashion designer Rajo Laurel intrigued me. He tweeted that he just had the most lovely thing with a link to his blog on Stylebible (click here).

Which is how I discovered the Cambridge satchel! Rajo described it so lovingly and with such delight that I wanted one!

But I thought, "When will I go to London? With an infant in my life, not for a long while!" A few minutes later, Schu tweeted that they are the official distributors here in the Philippines! Schu's Ruby Gan sent me their Facebook album and... Ladies and gentlemen, I'm in love. With the yellow bag and the price!

My only problem with the yellow is if I have my initials stamped in gold, the letters will disappear. So I'm thinking of getting red. But my heart belongs to the yellow! Maybe no initials na lang. Still thinking about those initials. Maybe I shouldn't personalize so I can pass it down to Vito or a daughter one day.

Grabe, this Twitter, ha. Parang mapapa-gastos ako nang di oras with all the stuff I find (follow me!). Anyway, if you want to order your very own Cambridge satchel, visit Schu's Facebook page for details.

18 comments:

  1. Hay naku, Frances, I'm now lemming for the pink one--and it's all your fault!

    I love your tweets! The ones about Vito are my fave.

    ~Dea
    http://deaguwapa.com

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  2. wow affordable nga sya Ms. Frances and yellow is a great choice..I've been following the 3rd model you have here for months already..it's Keiko Lynn of keikolynn.com..i love that girl to bits:)

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  3. I'm a big fan of satchels too :) I have a black oversized Alexa and it's the perfect everyday bag. Also ordered a chestnut Cambridge satchel and can't wait to get it. You should get one!!

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  4. I also saw a lovely satchel in Topshop. I'm thinking of getting it cause I can't afford the Alexa huhu:-|.

    This is pretty too, I'll check it out :D

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  5. I WANT THIS TOO! in all colors! hahaha

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  6. WhatWeWore, I am sooo envious of your Alexa right now!

    Okay, so I ordered the yellow 11" one. But now parang I want the green and red. This is so agonizing!

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  7. I found one like this in Divisoria. If that helps. In the new wing of 168. :)

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  8. great, thanks to you now i want one too! it's your fault! hahaha. the yellow is such a show-stopper!

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  9. Hi! Can I just say how much I like your blog? First time kong mag-comment :D. Anyway, would you know anung size yung bag sa first photo? I want one in yellow, red, brow, and purple! Thanks!

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  10. Michelle, at the risk of sounding like a snooty snob, I don't go to Divisoria!!! As in. I went there once and I was almost in tears sa stress. Di ko siya ma-take haha

    Angelalucas, thanks!!! That's the 11" one. The one I got =) Can't wait. Sooo tagal pa. One month from now ang delivery.

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  11. I want the 11" yellow one. I'm thinking of ordering but the next batch isn't arriving 'til April at the earliest right? Hay. Low EQ pa naman ako.

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  12. as a closet bag addict with a limited budget, i really like this post. :) i found a similar looking, relatively affordable bag on fossil.com. it's called a re-issue vintage flap. fossil's leather is nice, too. :)

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  13. Manila Girl, I think so! Actually, I wanted mine monogrammed but if ganun daw, sa April pa darating. NYAK! I was like, "Sige, wag na lang mag-monogram! Nahihirapan na nga ako maghintay sa lagay!"

    Tin C-C, I know that! Our fashion editor just emailed me the links (it's my next blog post) and I was like, "Oh noo! I already bought the Cambridge satchel!!"

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  14. i will wait for that next post. :) i am lucky to have a husband who gets easily persuaded, and so i am getting a fossil re-issue flap soon. :)
    enjoy the cambridge! and hello to my old classmate, vince. :)

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  15. I love the colors, but I don't really wear colors this bright. Plus, I'm afraid the shape is too boxy for me. It seems so... inflexible. So I like my Oak Alexa better. I'm boring like that. Hehe.

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  16. I LOVE YOUR ALEXA!!! I can't afford one yet. But I will save up for it! =)

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  17. There's a local maker of leather satchels - The School of Satchel. look them up on facebook or multiply. Really nice stuff!

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  18. Summer's Child, I did something better. I got a leather craftsman to make me my own bags =)

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