Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year


A new year means more than simply hanging up a new calendar. It should be a time of reflection; of learning from past mistakes and gaining strength and wisdom from past experiences. But more importantly, it should be a time for resolution and new beginnings; of turning a new leaf and of planning for the future (albeit so uncertain) with renewed optimism and much rejuvenation.

In this challenging year ahead, DIESELFREAK wishes everyone a happy and most successful two double o' nine!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Where my order at?

Gempar! My Diesel XXX book that I have ordered waay back in November still hasn't arrived yet :(. According to Amazon, the book was shipped on 21 Nov and supposed have been delivered to me by 15 Dec. What's more, I have paid for expedited shipping (an extra 10$) just to make sure it does come on time... talk about irony eh? Having being inspired by one of my friends recent crusade for consumer rights, I was inspired to write to Amazon to 'alert' them about my situation. So here is thier reply, which I am happy to say, came but a few hours later:


Thank you for writing to to bring this matter to our attention.

First, please allow me to express my sincere apologies for any frustration that has been caused. It is certainly not our intention for our customers to have anything but a pleasant experience at our store. I see that the order summary in Your Account estimated it would be delivered by December 15, 2008

Normally we would send a replacement order at no additional charge, but in this case it is possible that you might receive both the orders and it will be an additional inconvenience for you to return the duplicate shipment.

Unfortunately, in spite of all of our efforts, there can sometimes be unforeseen delays, and in this case we would ask that you wait a little longer. It's been our experience that the majority of late packages arrive just a day or two after the estimated delivery date. Therefore, we would like to ask that you wait until close of business on December 31, 2008 for your order to arrive.

I am sorry that the tracking information on the Deutsche Post web site appears incomplete. If the package has just been shipped, it may not yet have reached the first Deutsche Post hub. During this time, Deutsche Post tracking information may indicate "Currently there is no tracking information available. Please try again later."

Also, in order to speed delivery, Deutsche Post does not location scan all of their shipments, which occasionally limits the amount of tracking data. When shipping volume is high, packages are processed in bulk, and the first time a package is scanned may be upon arrival at a regional hub near the destination. In some cases, tracking information may not appear until the package has been delivered.

Please note that we take full responsibility should any item become lost or damaged while being delivered, and we are more than happy to replace these items at a cost to ourselves.

As a representative of, I want to assure you that we value our customers' trust above all else it's the foundation on which our company was built. Please know that we'll continue working hard to ensure that you receive accurate service, and to minimize the chances of anything like this occurring again.

Again, I apologize for the delay, and hope that your order arrives soon.
Thank you for shopping at

Best regards,


So, what should i do? Give them the benefit of doubt and just hang in there for a couple more days?.. While I'm a bit peeved at having to wait longer, I do like the assurance of getting a free replacement if it was indeed lost in transit. Still, the distress caused is rather annoying. Sigh, this is soo not what I signed up for.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008



Hmm... should I be honoured/ annoyed / freaked out if somebody loooves my Diesel sneakers more than myself?

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Happy B'day Hazry!


"Thank you for being a friend,
Travelled down the road and back again,
Your heart is true your a pal and a confidant.

And if you through a party,
Invited everyone you ever knew,
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend..."

The Golden Girls Theme Song

Thursday, 4 December 2008

All I want for Xmas...

A Silver Streak

Leisa Barnett // // 24 November 2008//, 11:42AM

DIESEL is adding its unique brand of fashion horsepower to silver jewellery - the label's creative director, William Das, teamed up with master craftsman Ugo Cacciatori to create a holiday line that Diesel boss Renzo Rosso is heralding as a "very important" development for the brand.

"Accessories are becoming a more and more important key item in the modern consumer's wardrobe," Rosso says, speaking exclusively to VOGUE.COM. "As Diesel has always been a reference point for unique treatments and details in denim it is amazing to see how Ugo's designs fully reflect the same values, giving us the opportunity to translate all of this into jewellery."

So what exactly can Diesel devotees expect to be adorning themselves with for the festive season?

"The Silver Jewellery Holiday 2008 collection features Ugo Cacciatori's construction of shapes combined with a wide comprehension of textures and oxidations," Rosso explains. "Each piece is hand carved in sterling silver, the details covered in gold and individually engraved with traditional manual techniques. The collection ironically leads to a "sci-fi casualty", giving life to unexpected encrusted organic entities, chains and earrings, massive buckles and tiny escapularios charms - all with a future vintage, sophisticated feeling."












pendant                                                     bracelet













earrings                                                 Cacciatori & Rosso