Archive for September, 2010

LISTEN UP

I’ve been attending fashion week for 3 seasons now, and I’ve been really lucky to have been invited to 16 shows for the S/S 11 season in London and Stockholm and to have seen lots of different and amazing designers in both cities.


This time last year, I got my first ever fashion show invitation from Jasper Garvida, and my GOD he has turned it out at every show he’s done since. Every season, there is more press, there are more fans, the queues get longer, and Jasper gets better.


I recognized his attention to detail in the headpieces and pleating, and I even saw a crochet dress peeking out that reminded me of S/S 10. However, Jasper also moves his brand forward. This season was very polished, very sparkly, and his dresses and separates have serious red carpet and black tie potential.  He gets it SO right – all the pieces feel modern, whimsical, feminine and completely appropriate.


How does he do it….

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[Now, WATCH UP (ha). Here's a clip from one of my favourite films, Underground. It's a sweeping, epic Yugoslavian film by Emir Kusturica that shows the two different lives of best friends as a result of World War II,and the life of the woman they both love.]




[photos from jaspergarvida.com]

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Bloomingdale’s Little Pink Bag Sweepstakes

Bloomingdale's Little Pink Bag Sweepstakes

Blomingdale’s has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) for their Annual Pink Campaign.  The mission of BCRF is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime, and to increase public awareness about good breast health. Please get screened and to check yourself regularly!  The Little Pink Bag Sweepstakes is one of the ways you can get involved in helping the BCRF.  Enjoy a bag filled with fabulous beauty products from Estee Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, DKNY and more!  To find out how to enter click {here}.  All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on October 31, 2010.

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Gucci Limited Edition Tom Ford Dragon Shoulder Bag

I am in love with this bag!!  While looking for a Gucci bag for my mom, I stumbled upon this Gucci bag and cannot stop thinking about it!  It’s the limited edition GG canvas Tom Ford Dragon shoulder bag.  I can’t get over the violet aubergine leather trim, the beautiful gold-tone bamboo chain straps and the jewel-encrusted double dragon magnetic closure! Not only will this bag turn heads, it will make all your friends jealous!  It’s in brand new condition with tags and dust cover.  Retailed for $1,390. Price: $825 at Jill’s Consignment.

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Ted Baker ‘Tube Chain’ Snake Embossed Metallic Leather Shopper

A fabulous metallic bag is definitely an important wardrobe staple.  Metallic accessories never go out of style, and look great day and night.  The unique hardware really makes the Ted Baker Tube Chain Snake Embossed Metallic Leather Shopper stand out. It has several interior pockets and snap closure.  Price: $445 at Nordstrom.  If you love the style of this bag check out the Ted Baker Tube Chain Leather Shopper in black, glossy crinkled leather.

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Ted Baker Print Canvas Shopper

Since I’m naturally drawn to colorful prints, the Ted Baker Print Canvas Shopper immediately grabbed my attention!  I discovered Ted Baker bags while shopping at Nordstrom over the summer.  The rich colors had me drooling over them! This is my first time seeing a geometric print bag that really works.  The shopper has two outside zip-patch pockets and plenty of interior pockets.  Price: $125 at Nordstrom.  Also check out the Ted Baker Printed Ikon Tote, which makes a great everyday bag!

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Prada Camouflage Messenger Bag

Camouflage is all over the runway, and quickly popping up in stores.  I recently wrote an article choosing my favorite camouflage bags, and totally neglected to include one or two options for men.  I am totally feeling the Prada Camouflage Messenger! The gray print really stands out.  It has two open front pockets, silver hardware and snap buckle closure. Price: $1,120 at Neiman Marcus.

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Stars Celebrate McQueen’s Life

Alexander McQueen the fashion designer who took his life the …
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Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 Show: A New Turn In Fashion

Here’s a follow-up to my previous post regarding Louis Vuitton’s upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 Womenswear Show.

Mark your calendars people! On October 6th, for the first time ever, Louis Vuitton will be doing a 360 fashion show. So what does that mean? Louis Vuitton says that it will be more than your usual fashion show as we would be seeing more details of every look, in 360-degrees.

Louis Vuitton will be doing a live stream of their show this coming October 6th on Facebook at 2:30 PM (GMT…

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Win 7 Designer Bags from Barneys NY!

How incredible would it be to have an instant designer handbag collection? Yesterday, my fellow bagista, Ehmonie of Handbag du Jour, posted a giveaway that only happens once in a lifetime.  Barneys NY is giving one lucky winner 7 fabulous handbags by Balenciaga, Givenchy, Celine, Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Valextra and Proenza Schouler! It’s easy to enter.  Simply sign up for the Barneys newsletter. The winner will get the bags but the first and second runners up will get $1000 and $500 Barneys New York gift cards, respectively. Click {here} to sign up now!  Entry deadline is September 29, 2010 at 12 midnight PST. Good luck!

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Coach Adds More Texture for Fall

Coach Adds Texture

Just as I was getting extremely bored with all things Coach, an email popped up with “October Looks”.  Thank you, Coach, for adding more texture and edge to your fall collection!  Darker neutrals, rich jewel tones (my favorite) and more metal hardware is the winning combination for the new arrivals. Pictured above is the Madison Gathered Large Sophia Satchel which is made of soft Italian leather with an intricate design of pleats.  It comes in several colors and silhouettes.  I love the purple version.  Price: $598 at Coach.

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