I’ve always wanted to use that title on one of my outfit posts. Haha. Kidding aside, I’m glad I found time to blog again despite my busy schedule. Just a few more days ‘til one of the levels of the house I’m doing will be fully renovated. It was too much fun accessorizing and buying materials for the kitchen, living and dining area. I’ll gladly post photos when the project is finished. It was such a windy day outside. My hair was just everywhere. Hello March! Hoping this month will be a good one!
Written along the walls of their brightly lit and color-splashed stores in Singapore, Malaysia and now in the Philippines, CommonThread share an unspoken story of how everything you own is an extension of who you are.
Each person’s unique sense of style - from pieces she chooses and how she wears them - tells a personal tale that expresses her story through fashion.
CommonThread cultivates these style stories by offering hand-picked collections of “style anchors” - essentials that you will always reach for because they complete your style story.
The store is filled with so many interesting things and quirky products, strategically and creatively placed next to each other to make mixing and matching easier for the shopper.
CommonThread is more than just style. It not only represent function, but also reflects a lifestyle hinged on cool, confident attitude. It advocates a fun and carefree lifestyle featuring heritage brands such as Havaianas from Brazil, Bensimon from France, K-Way from Italy along with premium jeans and eyewear brands and so much more.
Life is in the details; the small things make it so much interesting.
I went to the event with Jacob, caught up with friends and made new ones. It was fun going around the store, trying to decide what to buy. Pretty difficult to choose, too.
We are all bound by the common desire to express ourselves through fashion, where every piece has a story, a purpose and a place in our wardrobe.
Visit CommonThread at the 2/F of Greenbelt 5.
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To those who want one, nothing else even comes close. Its lure has been attracting willing customers for over sixty years. Many prospective customers know that Sean Connery —and later Roger Moore—wore one in nearly all the early Bond films. Of course that means we could only be talking about the Rolex Submariner. The Submariner was released in 1954 and was designed to help scuba divers brave the harsh, unforgiving environment of the ocean’s depths. The new sport of scuba diving was one of the original extreme sports before the term was even coined, and Rolex had a leg up on the competition with their incredibly popular (and waterproof) Oyster case. All they had to do was refine it to make it more suitable for scuba. They did that, and did it so successfully that it isn’t unusual to find vintage Submariners that originally cost less than the price of a current rolex service cost, still going strong and running well after fifty plus years.
The only watch you will ever need.
The Submariner was essentially an extra sturdy Oyster with a neat rotating bezel that enabled the diver to time his dive. This was important in the days before modern dive computers. It became popular with anyone needing a tough-as-nails waterproof watch, not just divers. Special forces commandos and other adventurers took to the new Submariner with gusto. Chuck Yeager, WWII US Army Air Force fighter ace and the first man to break the sound barrier in 1947, wore a Submariner in the 1960s. He’d worn a Rolex Oyster during the war and later when he broke the sound barrier. The Submariner was a no nonsense, more modern upgrade for a no nonsense man. It wasn’t just the ‘reel world’ celluloid super spies who loved the Submariner; real world heroes like Yeager did, too.
Rolex ran a very cool ad in 1967 that showed the arm of a man in a tuxedo, à la James Bond. He’s wearing a Submariner and holding a wine glass with a lady’s hand just barely, playfully touching his. The ad said that although it was designed to work perfectly at 660 feet, “it seems to work pretty well at any level.” It added the Submariner was often seen where the “wettest thing around is a dry martini,” and that maybe its popularity was due to its black face going so well with black tie. It concluded, “Ask her. Maybe she knows.” Rolex certainly got their money’s worth with that ad. It still sells Subs today and more importantly, it underscores the essence of the watch’s enduring popularity. It isn’t James Bond that sells them so much as versatility. It is a watch that can do anything—and looks good doing it. That makes it truly a hard act to follow. Just ask the competition.
If your fine watch needs servicing, be sure to check out the rolex service center. It features true CW-21Certified watchmakers who use authorized factory parts accounts, all at very attractive prices.