Have you heard of Issey Miyake? You should have. I was familiar with the designer's name, but never stumbled upon the stores (surprise surprise, there's only an LV store in Surabaya...but I'm sure loads will follow).
Issey Miyake, according to my cousin, is popular through this perfume;
I don't know if it's true or not but the bottle seems iconic, no?
And well, I think Issey Miyake has more signature styles, such as the Bao Bao bag!
At first I saw a person wearing it in white, and it directly caught my eye. I fell in love with it at the first sight. I was like, where did she get it? What brand is it from? I thought she bought it like in Camden market or something (silly me, if I tell her what I thought she must be pissed cause I didn't know how much it costs, but now I do don't worry). And then, there was the second time when I saw another lady wore this (also in white) when I was in the toilet in Selfridges (see how I remembered every single detail from not knowing till like, owning this bag?). I was still thinking, where did they get THIS ah-mazing bag? Especially at that time I was studying about textures and I made some sort of similar texture for one of my assignments and these just reminded me of Louvre.
Days passed, years gone by (I'm exaggerating).... and THEN... the final moment... *drum rolls* my cousin and I, after shopping, strolled down Bond St, on our way home and suddenly she was like, "Oh that bag is cute!" as she walked and I turned, I looked at a similar bag in yellow, not rectangular, but sort of sphere. I thought, "OH MY GOD! That was the bag I was searching for! Even better!" And I told my cousin everything. Then I saw the shop's name; Pleats Please by Issey Miyake. "Oh! Issey Miyake! A Japanese. No wonder." But the store was closed so I couldn't come in and like investigating the details, what was it made from, how does it look like when I hold it in my hand whatsoever, so I planned to come back the next day.
The next day, my cousin whatsapp'ed me when I was in class, she told me all the details. It's very light, not made by leather so when it's raining you don't need to cover up anything, no zipper, and blablabla. I was like, "I'm coming straight to the store right when my class finished" and I did. I was very interested in the sphere one rather than the rectangular one because it's more unique (I'll show the pictures laterrr when I post my outfit post) but sadly there were only three colors; black, blue, and yellow. I like the blue one, but I just bought a blue bag and ironically I don't have a black bag with me, so I bought the black one instead because the yellow doesn't really pop (there was some mixes of gold in it, so it was yellow-gold-ish). The rectangular, however, have loads of colors to choose from; purple, green, shocking pink, silver, gold, orange, and I love every single of them but I love the sphere one more so I was very happy when I got my ownership upon one of those bags! I was about to wait till next year when they probably produce more colors, but I just...loved...it...too...much to let go and who knows, I mean the store attendant said that this was the first time they produced the bags again after three years of absence because one of the customers asked for it (maybe a VERY important customer).... Maybe there will be more colors next year--especially for S/S--or maybe none at all. I'm not taking any risk, so I bought it. My friends and tutors loved it. My sister loves it. I love it. The end. Now it's mine. Go envy me.
Image courtesy of isseymiyake.com