March 03, 2011

The banal post

The truth is I am not too attach to objects (well, no more than any standard person, I suppose), I know things are just that ... things. When I started packing before I moved here, I knew I was obviously not going to be able to put my whole life in just a couple of suitcases. I also knew I was probably going to have to pay for overweight (which, in the end, I didn't!). Going through my stuff during the packing process, I found lots of things I'd have loved to bring, but had to leave behind. There were a few objects, though, I knew I had to bring with me for different reasons.

As many of you know, my mom passed away a few years ago. I have lots of pictures and objects that belonged to her, but only one made it here. This is a very small bear I gave her for her birthday. I remember I was totally broke that year; I felt bad giving her such a small insignificant trinket, but she loved it. She used to kiss it on its head every time she saw it. I'm glad he's keeping me company here ;).

I love clothes and fashion, but I'm definitely not a fashion victim (nor am I known for having good taste in fashion, ha!). I always choose independent designers from Argentina, although that will have to change now, for obvious reasons. 90% of the shoes I own are Luz Principe's. She only makes a couple of pairs per size, so it's almost impossible to run into someone who owns the exact same pair of shoes. I brought most of my shoes designed by her, but these sneakers are probably my favorite ones. I've always loved Pucci-like patterns!

Pesqueira is one of my favorite independent brands from  Argentina; and this is my favorite leather bag ever! You can only get it in Pesqueira's only store in Buenos Aires and at the MoMA in New York. It's not very practical, but I love it.

This is a Valentine's Day special picnic set from Pesqueira, too. I like the canvas because it matches one of the dresses I bought there and that's the notbook where I doodle and write ideas for the blog. The metal heart is a cookie cutter.

This is my favorite trenchcoat. I actually left it here when I came to the States for the first time two years ago. It doesn't match any of the other pieces of clothing I own :/, but I wear it anyway.

I wanted to have something I'd bought in Japan, so I chose this Astro Boy bag. I bought it in Harajuku when I traveled there for the second time.

This is the best gift David could have given to me. He wrote a complete journal to me and decorated it with pictures of us :D. This is one of my most valuable possessions.

Another gift with incalculable sentimental value: an album I got from my students and friends from the country. They gave it to me during a farewell party they threw for me a couple of months ago. It contains lots of pictures of them they took especially for me.

Is there any object you couldn't live without?
Have a nice Wednesday! ;)


Lindsey said...

I didn't know that your mother passed away :[ Mine did too, but it was a long time ago. I really like the idea of this post. The one thing I can't live without is my laptop and it's not very cute at all lol.

Lauren said...

Aw Im so sorry about your mom. Thats so sweet about the bear though. He is very cute. Also love that photo album, so precious x

jamie said...

miki, i love this post! and i really love the story behind the teddy bear <3 thanks for sharing the items that you hold near and dear. a few items i cannot live without is my dad's sweater, my camera/camcorder, and every single photograph i own of family and friends. there's more, now that i think of it... my shoes, my blackberry, lol the list goes on! it's awesome that you were able to limit what you carried with you to america.. if it were me, id bring my whole house! haha :)

Chrissy said...

Oh, I know how hard it is to decide what to bring with you and what not! I love that you brought the teddy and that it was so special to your mom! It's often the little things that count! Love ya girl! xxx

Rosie said...

I couldn't live without my camera. It sounds bizarre but its something that i use so often, i couldnt be without it! :D
i love your bag, and the journals are so cute ^.^
Rosie xo

Hello Naka said...

its nice u still have the little teddy :) the thought u gave her such a cute gift makes me realise how much i take my mum for granted.

and i love the teddy bear :) it would be perfect for a lolita wardrobe too! :3

Ashley said...

I love the story about your little bear. So sweet :)

Rose said...

How terrible you lost your mum at such a young age, im terribly sorry to hear that. Lovely that you can find a nice way to remember her by :)
How amazing that you only took 2 suitcases of things, I dont think I could do it, two suitcases wouldnt even fit my shoes haha


Veronica said...

Cute! I love your header!
Follow me? I'd be very happy if you do it!
Thank you so much!

Nena Nadine said...

What a wonder collection of valuables. It would be hard for me to choose but photos would be on the top of the list. And a bag full of bracelets from my 'raver' days.

I'm still trying to talk Chad into going to the concert. Right now were trying to win tickets. Fingers crossed. Also I play on Azgalore and FOR THE HORDE!

Oh, My Darling said...

What a beautiful, memory-filled collection of items with sentimental meaning. Thanks for opening up with the stories about them!

Anonymous said...

this is a lovely post!

you have no idea how much i would love to read and spy in on that journal that David made for you, it reminds me of a diary a boyfriend made for me in highschool filled with quotes on love. he gave it to me over 8 years ago and i couldn't part with it if someone paid me.

so amazing. <3