Friday, March 30, 2012

Fake Hermès Crocodile Birkin 25 Bag

Just yesterday, I received an e-mail from one of the forum to authenticate this Birkin 25 bag. This bag could pass as an authentic one for someone who is not familiar with Hermes Birkins. It is a very-well made fake and this is the first time I have come across one in exotic leather. Nice color though!

You can't really tell that the Birkin is a fake from the first two pictures. The leather has quite a nice sheen and it almost look like the one used to make an authentic Hermes Birkin. But then, a fake bag is still a fake bag no matter how well-made the bag is.

Front View
Love the color!

Back View
Can't really tell that the Birkin is a fake yet from here ...
The engraving on the metal plate is faint and is too wide

The buckle hole is incorrect
It is bigger than the one found on authentic Hermès Birkin

The metal zipper pull is incorrect
Although it is made quite similar to the zipper found on authentic Hermès Birkin
.... Still not the same unfortunately
The end pocket has the 'H' tab almost similar to the authentic Hermès Birkin

The heat stamp is not deep enough
The font and size are wrong

Yes, this fake Birkin has a year blind stamp and craftsman ID too!

The leather finishing on the lock is not refined

The shape of the clochette is a bit off
If you look carefully, the stitching is not very refined either

You can see the leather patch-up at on the clochette strap

Frankly speaking, the dust bag has given a clear indication
that the Birkin is a fake! Poor printing!

A close-up look on the Hermès logo. Very poor printing ...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Leather Tassel Phone Strap

I was looking high and low for these leather tassel phone straps after watching the Korean drama 'Lie to Me'. These are fun accessories that you can use to decorate your mobile phones or bags. I found some on the internet but they are made from faux leather. So, after days of searching and searching ... I bumped into a Korean drama blog and one of the member actually posted the link where to get this tassel phone strap!

The pink+yellow+light blue is made of cowskin and the beige+yellow+green is made of lambskin. The price of both differs a lot (by almost 3 times) due to the leather.

Lambskin Tassel Phone Strap

Cowskin Tassel Phone Strap
Pink+Yellow+Light Blue

Friday, March 16, 2012

Macarons ...

Not sure why but I am addicted to macarons. Maybe because of the rainbow colors? I've tried so many macarons from different pastries shops in Singapore and I must say that the best ones are from Carousel located at Royal Plaza on Scotts.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Terrarium Necklaces

My terrarium necklaces arrived in the mail today. They are so pretty and are so well-made! The detailing is just fantastic and everything looks so real. Each glass vial is less than 1" tall!

Terrarium Mushroom and Fern Necklace

Terrarium Red Rose Necklace

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hermès Hakata Hankyu 2011 White Dog Keychain

A limited edition keychain issued for the opening of Hermès Hakata Hankyu in the beginning of 2011. Crafted from white Swift leather.

Front View

Back View

Colorful Macaron Ring

Love ... love ... love ... this pretty macaron ring. I had it made-to-order from a wonderful miniaturist. Each macaron has gold shimmer effect on it. 

Colorful Macaron Ring