July 23, 2011

7 days in July.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blindcopy @ 5:12 pm

Just when I thought I would never see the light at the end of the tunnel at work (the reason for my blog hiatus), little sister Michiko (well, she’s not really little anymore) announced her spontaneous Dubai visit. So I took a couple of days off, Alex had to fly to Munich for one week anyway, and Michiko and I had time for shopping, indulging, and shopping!

Unfortunately, our time off didn’t go without problems in our house – it’s only natural that power outages and everything that comes with that only appear when Alex is away. We were three days without internet, without TV and – at the peak of all that fun – one day without AC at 48 degrees Celsius outside. At one time we had four different maintenance people and technicians in our house. We called the electricity station three times – they came three times, but couldn’t find the problem on the first two. With shorter power outages we also had fire alarms from time to time – it was like hell. But that’s Dubai. First, when you complain, they don’t believe you. Then, when they start to believe that you could really have a problem, they send someone, who doesn’t know what to do, who doesn’t understand you, and vice versa. Multiply this by three (at least) and you have the average procedure to solve a technical problem in Dubai. But let’s move on to the good stuff…

These are the Balenciagas my sister got. I had seen them before and never liked them. Also couldn’t understand the hype about them in many fashion blogs. Michiko on the other hand saw them, fell in love, tried them on and looked absolutely fabulous.

She wore them with a floral skirt, with shorts, with pants… these shoes are the icing on top of every outfit!

Of course – we had our nails done. This is my old hand painted in Dior’s Nirvana.


And we went to Ikea and bought the cats a supercool tube from the kids department. They love it.

Michiko also scored some hot tops on superhot sales at Harvey Nics, and I got a really cool top and a supercool huge white fabric bag (to be worn as a piece of clothing) by Rundholz at IF Boutique (niiiice boutique, useless sales staff as everywhere).

After all this excitement I’ve slept 15 hours non-stop last night. Michiko took off to Germany yesterday, and Alex came back home a couple of hours ago, asking how our week was. Tomorrow I have to go back to work – I just don’t know how.



  1. Yes, 7 days in Dubai…huhau, sissi…thx for everything (to let everybody Know, These unbelievable amazing shoes are a present from my sister), but not only for that, you know what i mean…Love you!

    Comment by Michiko — July 23, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

  2. those shoes are super insane!

    Comment by the nyanzi report — July 23, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

  3. beautiful, cool blues…i love a color themed post!
    and yes, mechanical/tech issues always seem to happen when the guys are away! šŸ˜¦

    Comment by style odyssey — July 23, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

  4. I kind of know how you feel about those Balenciaga’s. I’d never wear them myself, but they do look really awesome! Just not my style I suppose. Your nail polish is beautiful! What a great color! And oh goodness, your cats are so cute. What a fun tube, I kind of want to play in it too!


    Comment by Em — July 24, 2011 @ 5:50 am

  5. Maaan, this sounds tough – at least you had another reason to go shopping,,, profiting from the a/c in the shops! The shoes look amazing, what a present. You are a GOOOOOD sister, Kazuko!

    Comment by Sabine — July 25, 2011 @ 1:42 am

  6. loving these Balenciagas design!! I would wear them if they weren’t glossy, maybe some rough matte leather?

    Comment by wobblinbetty — July 30, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

  7. God your so generous to your sister!!! O_O I want a bigger generous balenciaga-giving sister toooooo šŸ˜„

    I love you nail polish, it looks a bit like my green one… I mean the shade is almost identical, but your manicure is much better XD

    And the cats are fabulous as always :-***

    Comment by Al — August 1, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

  8. absolutely adorable!
    how hot it is?
    95 celcius like here is probably cool there.

    Comment by chauss — August 2, 2011 @ 7:51 am

  9. I must admit I was never keen on those shoes, they look quite like the type that forest gump wore when he had leg issues! I think it just takes the right person to carry them off. I do like the colour of them

    Rianna xxx

    Comment by Rianna Phillips — August 5, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

  10. I love your stories!! Every time I visit your blog I feel like I’m indulging a guilty pleasure, so good. Wish you less busy times and more blogging times so I can read more of your delicious posts xoxo

    Comment by Meagan Morrison — August 6, 2011 @ 3:41 am

  11. Ohmygodddd!! Where does your sister live? I might steal themmmm! They do look beautiful and the perfect topper to any outfit. I just wish they weren’t so expensive! xx

    Comment by a la mode — August 9, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

  12. your sister’s balenciaga’s are amaaazing! I’d be jealous as hell haha šŸ™‚

    Comment by STEFANIE — August 15, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

  13. Oh mannn… totally get what you mean about the hype but those shoes are fieeeerce!! I’ve never seen them in that metallic blue. Seriously gorgeous! xx

    Comment by the style crusader — August 21, 2011 @ 12:41 am

  14. If I had a good brother to give me a Balenciaga I would be happy.. its the way around.. hahaha
    lee x

    Comment by Lee Oliviera — August 25, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

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