This picture sparks two reasons for being on my blog (other than the fact it's me):
a) My amazingly talented friend, Xiaohan of Xssat came backstage at Fashion Weekend the other week to take a look around and say HI. She came as I was prancing around in my favorite piece of the show, Shakuhachi's Suede Fringe Jacket. If you follow my twitter, you would already know my obsession with this piece. She posted a fabulous GIF on her blog of my twirling around in the piece, with the tassles dancing around me. It's so fun to watch. To see it, click HERE. My adorable friend also had these kind words to say:
"Dana’s sadly leaving our sunny shores for good next month, I’ll miss the girl dearly, she’s been such a positive and great influence ever since I met her late last year and I can’t wait to pay her a visit on her home turf in the states.
In the mean time, check out Dana’s blog and WHIP IT GOOD!"
b) The second reason in which I posted this photo is to vent. The Shakuhachi jacket, seen in the image, has been on my lust/need/HAVE TO HAVE list for quite some time now. It sealed the deal at the top of my list at Fashion Weekend when I was able to run around in it and fall in love with how the over-the-top fringing felt. Shakuhachi is having an incredibly rare sale of the lifetime at the moment, where almost everything is 50% off... Thus, the once out-of-reach dream-jacket, is now in reach at a reasonable $225. After moving home to America this past week, my mum wanted me to pick out one item that I have been lusting after (my words, not hers) to purchase as my birthday gift. Knowing just the piece, I rushed to my laptop and logged onto the Shakuhachi website to purchase. Only to find out that the site... doesn't work in America. WTF? What type of business doesn't allow us spend-happy, greedy Americans to buy their stuff? I completely understand a hiked shipping fee in order to get my package to me, but not even allowing us the opportunity to order is EVIL! I have searched, scowled, and stalked the internet trying to find this coat on any of the other sites that sell Shakuhachi, but to no avail. So please Shakuhachi, let me get this coat SOMEHOW! I dream of prancing around San Francisco in it, with girls exclaiming, 'WHERE did you get that COAT! It's to DIE FOR!' and with a smirk, I'd then tell them ALL about Shakuhachi... Thus, in return I swear I will forever be your brand ambassador.
p.s. visit Shakuhachi HERE... Also available on Pixie Market, Urban Outfitters, ASOS