Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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


  1. Why not send them an email about it? Or you can get someone in Australia you know to order it, then ship it to you and have you pay them back or something.

  2. Dana! You know I would ship it to you! You are a good egg so that is what I would do for you ;) p.s I can not listen to any of the songs from FW lol. I LOVED them at the time but wow..not anymore..great shows, amazing models and well done to you and Lara Inc, Ryan Lobo, the Tony&Guy, Napoleon for a great collab.

    Hopefully get to work with you again


  3. amazing picture! its breahtaking!

    BTW, I’m your big fan – your style is really original and I read your blog very often and I just wonder..if we could follow each other.. But even if your answer is “no” I’ll be still your reader ♥


  4. N - Thanks for your suggestions. I sent them an email and haven't heard back : ( I'm going to try to track it down via an Aussie! xx
    Natasa - Thanks for the sweet comments! It was lovely to work with you as well, thanks for all your hard work. xx
    Pralinka - Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I'll definitely check out your blog! Thanks for reading xxx