After months of planning, waiting and damn right fantasising, I finally fulfilled one of my longstanding dreams of a return visit to jolly England, and set foot to the continent across the channel for the first time. On 31 March – 8 April, I and three other of my best mates went on holiday to London, Paris and Amsterdam. Fun would be an understatement... it was downright a joie de vivre voyage de la fantastique!
One of my main missions there, apart from enjoying the sights, sounds and smells, the cuisine, culture and club scene, is making a pilgrimage to Diesel stores in all three cities: Dieselfreak is finally home, baby. Talk about variety, I managed to set foot in both flagships in London, a shop-in-shop in Paris and a major downtown store in Amsterdam... and a bought several goodies along the way, of course ;p. This entry focuses specifically on my London escapades.
ps: special thanks to Yusof and Aidil for the covert (and by right illegal) pics, without them, everything i write in this entry are merely rumours, gossips and hearsay. Luv ya lots!
LONDON: COVENT GARDEN
L: The Convent Garden flagship… 4 floors of pure Diesel heaven. I am truly in awe. The store opens 11pm on a Sunday at yet eager shoppers and staff are already waiting patiently at the front door.
R: Somebody please pinch me, Im really here :)
The attention grabbing window displays, teasing passers-by with a sneak peak of the goodies in store
Enough about the exterior, I wanna go inside! I hear you loud and clear…
L: Welcome inside…
R: The basement floor is were the men's section is located
L: Bags galore
R: Staircase leads to the women's section upstairs
L: For a limited time only, the Adidas-Diesel sneaker collaboration. I spot something interesting here, hehe…
R: Shoes and shades for spring and summer. Note: they are ‘not made for running’
L: So what did i buy? this T-SITE T-shirt
R: As well the awesome FORUM MID DIESEL TXT sneakers
Portrait of a happy camper
LONDON: NEW BOND STREET
L&R: PPC in the luxurious store… some of SS2011 collection in the backgrounds
L: Enjoying the window display featuring runway creations by creative director and designer extraordinaire for Diesel Black Gold, Sophia Kokosalaki
R: I Bought something, hehe…
Wanna know what I got from here? The TOMINOVY-ELOGRAM short-sleeve T shirt and the GELSOLY jacket. My annual dinner getup is sorted!
But not without a test run first… in Paris! Because there one must always dress like une chic Parisien
PS: Of course , one must also buy Louis Vuitton when strolling down its legendary mother ship in the famed Avenue des Champs-Élysées, hehe…