Archive for February, 2010

BagTrends Be Our Bagista Guest Contest‏

Enter to be one of 25 lucky bagistas to hob-nob with fashion editors, artists and TV personalities at our upcoming Bag Some Art party for LaLucca handbags. There are two ways to enter:

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**Make sure @bagtrends can DM you, so they can connect and get your information if you win.

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Salvatore Ferragamo Easy Ganciomania Satchel

Salvatore Ferragamo Easy Ganciomania Satchel

If I had to go out and buy a new black handbag right now, it would be the Ferragamo Easy Ganciomania Satchel! It’s glossy and chic with embossed interlocking Gancio logo.  Wouldn’t this make a great everyday bag?  It features signature logo jacquard lining with interior zip, cell phone and additional pockets. Price: $620 at Bloomingdales.

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Order a Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Online at

Remember my post about Louis Vuitton’s special personalization service, the Mon Monogram? Before when Louis Vuitton just started this, the service was only offered to various VICs to try out, then later on to everyone who wishes to have their own personalized Louis Vuitton piece.

Until now available only in a limited number of flagship stores worldwide, Mon Monogram will go on-line from 26th January 2010 as part of the brand new PERSONALIZATION section of, which also provides details of Louis Vuitton’s traditional customization services, including special orders, hot-stamping and painting.

Visitors to the website will be able to click on their choice of up to three initials and vertical or diagonal stripes in a palette of 17 different colours, then simulate how the design they have created – a virtual one-off, given that there are more than 200 million possible combinations – will look on their selected bag, be it the cult Speedy handbag, the historic Keepall travel bag, or the Pégase 55 wheeled cabin case. Beyond the sheer enjoyment of trying out new ideas at a click, the easy-to-use Mon Monogram configurator allows users to save their settings in order to think about their choices for a while or consult a friend by email. It also saves time should they later decide to order their design from a Louis Vuitton store.

Once they are satisfied with the Mon Monogram bag they have created, two options are available: they can order it on-line in countries with an E-SHOPPING facility on their website (France, Italy, Germany, the UK, the US and Japan), or print out the simulation and take it to a Louis Vuitton store offering the Mon Monogram service, details of which are provided by a convenient store locator. Orders are delivered within eight weeks.

Its very easy to create and order your Mon Monogram online, check out this video I made…

Now here’s the Mon Monogram piece I want. A Keepall 45 Bandouliere with an Ivory/Black vertical stripe. I WANT! I WANT!

Visit Louis Vuitton and make your Mon Monogram! For more info, visit my previous post: LOUIS VUITTON MON MONOGRAM SERVICE.

Images via Louis Vuitton

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Jewelry for Your Little Black Dress

Hi Everyone, Here are 9 ways to accessorize your black dress -

1. First date - Match your dress with comfortable ballerina flats, stud earrings and a charm bracelet. Great for looking sweet and feminine – you’ll look beautiful without overdoing it.

2. Formal - For a formal event such as a wedding, long white gloves would look elegant, especially with a glittering diamond ring.

3. Work - It’s not often you wear a little black dress to work but if you do, accessorize with little stud earrings, a jacket and pumps. Keep it simple.

4. Walking around town - A charm bracelet and simple drop earrings complete the look. After all, you want to be comfortable and not heavily accessorized when running errands, shopping or meeting friends.

5. Garden Party - Wear a scarf, hoop earrings and gypsy-style patterned wooden or resin necklaces for a fun look.

6. The Opera - Class and chic is essential to this occasion. Petite silver jewelry is the way to go with as many sparkles as you can manage. If you can’t splurge for diamonds, go with rhinestones, crystals or gemstones.

7. Cocktail party - This is a great occasion to try some statement jewelry – chunky necklaces, brooches and large earrings are great options to consider.

8. Dinner party -  Perhaps a delicate gemstone necklace and stud earrings? If you’re feeling more daring, don’t hesitate to bring out the chandelier earrings.

9. Clubbing - It’s time to let your hair down! Throw on some dangly chains and earrings and let them sway with the music.


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The Sea


I absolutely adore Corinne Bailey Rae’s new album. I’ve just listened to it and … well just listen to the track I’ve included below.

Lola Re xoxo

PS: Cover art photo of Corinne is by Tierney Gearon, using double exposure.

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iPhone Fashion Apps

Hi Everyone,

Here are some fashion apps for your iPhone. Try them out and let us know what you think. If you know of other good ones, please comment.

1. Trendstop TrendTracker. This app allows you to follow trend reports, uncover news feeds from the fashion industry and view photo galleries from fashion events all over the world. Free.

2. The Fashion Handbook. This one is all about current trends, styles, tips/tricks and more. Good app for fashionistas looking for the next big thing or the average woman looking for style tips. Cost: $9.99.

3. Seventeen Fashion Finder. This app gives you access to the pages of Seventeen Magazine. Perfect for the teen seeking the most current fashion jewelry and clothing, this app is a must-have! Free.

4. Bra-Fitter. This is useful when it comes to sizing yourself correctly. A majority of women are actually wearing the wrong size bra for various reasons – from feeling uncomfortable having a store worker size them to just not having the time. Cost: $1.99.

5. Closest Friend. A unique application, the Closest Friend allows you to archive pictures of what you wore for certain special events. If you have ever found yourself asking, “What fashion jewelry was I wearing at the wedding?” or “Which of my belts did I have on for that corporate meeting last month?” Cost: $0.99.

6. Tattoo Patterns. If you are looking for stylish body art but fail to think up the perfect pattern, this app can supply you with 128 different designer-quality ideas. Cost: $1.99.

7. Teen Vogue Haute Spot. This app gives you the ability to sneak a peek into the closet of an editor of Teen Vogue! The cost of this all-access pass is free for now, but may soon come with a charge.

8. Social Mall. This app is the perfect shopping companion. Browse interesting articles on clothing, fashion jewelry, and more. Free.

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Amanda Burnham, Nothing to Say, 2008


I don’t have much to say about today’s inspiration post. heheh … get it?

Lola Re xoxo

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Preview: Louis Vuitton Cosmic Blossom Collection

Meet the Cosmic Blossom collection, the new collaboration between Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton. The collection features Murakami’s superflat artwork printed on Louis Vuitton pieces.

Cosmic Blossom comes in three vibrant colors (Rose, Bleu, and Violet) on leather goods, ready-to-wear and accessories. For leather goods, Louis Vuitton has developed an innovative serigraphy technique which gives the pieces a glossy effect and vibrant color. Also, the bags are emblazoned with a heritage Louis Vuitton signature similar to the one printed in Neverfull bags.

Leather goods pieces in this collection includes a pochette measuring 8.3″ x 5.1″ x 1.6″ priced at US$550 and a tote in two sizes, a PM (19.3″ x 11.4″ x 5.1″) and GM (22.8″ x 13.7″ x 7.1″), US$1240 and US$1480 for the PM and GM respectively.

The collection will be available at Louis Vuitton stores on April 15th 2010.

Images via Louis Vuitton / Takashi Murakami, Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd. All Rights Reserved ℅ Style Rumor

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We’re at MAGIC and the Accessories Show!

We’re in Vegas for MAGIC and the Accessories Show so we can bring you the hautest styles, trends and designers for spring and summer! More posts coming soon!

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I noticed my titles are very basic, so I thought I’d take a cue from Portishead and make it completely unrelated and therefore somewhat more interesting. But on to the matter at hand.


I love shoes from the 40s. Chunky shapes like these really complement curves, I find.

I’ve been dreaming of these feetsies for a while, so I’m glad some designer finally caught the vibe. Of course, it was wonderful Marc Jacobs.


Now bring back the swimwear, but not in an ovbo retro way… uck. More like the below, please! I dream about getting a tailor and just making my own clothes. Not a clothing line though… just clothes for me.

Lola Re


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