Archive for September, 2011

New Themes: Eight, Bold Life, and Elemin

If you score three goals in one hockey game you’ve made what’s called a hat trick. I think that should totally count for themes too. If you’re reading this post you’ve just scored a chance to check out three brand new themes for your blog. Hat trick!

The first up is Eight by renowned designer, Elliot Jay Stocks. Its unique layout means your blog will be almost completely transformed just by activating it. Thanks to the custom background feature and its custom highlight color feature, transforming the look of your blog even further takes only a few clicks. Eight is a premium upgrade for your blog at $75 for a lifetime subscription.


We have another brand new free theme for you too. It’s called Bold Life by Jay Hafling and just like Eight it has its own unique grunge-elegant look.

Finally, we have another premium theme for you and there’s nothing grungy about this one. The beautiful and elegant Elemin, designed by Themify, is just packed with features so make sure you check it out on the theme showcase. You can upgrade your blog to Elemin with a lifetime subscription for $75.


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The Jewellery that You Can Wear for a Night Out in Town

You can make a great impression by wearing the right type of accessories. Regardless of the occasion, you can choose certain types of jewellery that will make you stand out. One of the types of jewelry types that you can choose is Jackie Brazil’s designer jewellery, which gets its inspiration from Brazil’s vibrant colours.
This jewellery is a Brazilian brand of well-designed ornaments that come
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Old Navy Snake-Print Totes

Old Navy Snake-Print Tote in blackOld Navy Snake-Print Tote in natural

Old Navy Snake-Print Tote in grayOld Navy Snake-Print Tote in navy 

I don’t get to the Old Navy store often so I stop by the website every couple of weeks to see what’s new and what’s on sale.  My latest haute bag under $50.00 is actually under $20.00!  The Old Navy Snake-Print Tote is on sale for $14.00 (regular price: $19.94).  It’s 100% cotton with a braided faux-leather shoulder straps, fully-lined interior, and interior snap closure.

I noticed there were a few reviews indicating that the bag looks cheap.  Keep in mind that once you pair the bag with your outfit, it won’t look the same as it did hanging on the rack.  If it only last 6 months, remember that it was a steal at $14.oo!

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Vintage Gucci Brown Suede Top Handle Bag

Vintage Gucci Brown Suede BagVintage Gucci Brown Suede Bag - back view

Vintage Gucci Brown Suede Bag

Jill’s Consignment has a Vintage Gucci brown suede bag that I absolutely love!  I have a growing collection of vintage Gucci pieces, and this beautiful suede purse would make the perfect addition.  I’ve had my eye on this bag for a few weeks now, and was reluctant to blog about it because I really wanted to keep it for myself.  Please forgive me for being selfish.  Here are the details on this vintage beauty.  It has gold-tone locking hardware and key, green/red/green webbing with brown leather trim at handle and base. Tan leather lining with two open pockets, zippered pocket and mirror in snapped leather case. Made in Italy. It is in excellent condition and comes with original box.  Price: $395.00

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L.A.M.B. Navajo Cheyenne Tote

L.A.M.B. Navajo Cheyenne ToteL.A.M.B. Navajo Cheyenne Tote

The L.A.M.B. Navajo Cheyenne Tote is one of my new favorite bags for fall.  I was immediately drawn to the combination of colors.  Doesn’t it remind you of a beautiful sunset?   I also love the Navajo print which I predict will be a popular trend this season.  The oversized tote is made of canvas with leather trim.  It features buckle detail at magnetic-snap strap closure, snaps gather sides, detachable logo tag and double rolled handles.  There is a lined interior with zip pocket and two patch pockets.  Price: $328.00 at


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Lola Re at the Kaveke fashion show

One of my favourite new designers, from a recent show at London Fashion Week - Kaveke. Thanks so much to the team at La Geneve North for the kind invitation to come along. All images taken by the lovely Rosie Allt.

Lola Re at the Kaveke fashion show

Lola Re at the Kaveke fashion show

Lola Re at the Kaveke fashion show

Lola Re at the Kaveke fashion show

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Tory Burch de La Vega Tote

Tory Burch de LA VEGA TOTETory Burch de LA VEGA TOTE

To celebrate the opening of the Tory Burch Madison Avenue flagship, Tory collaborated with New York street artist James De La Vega to design an exclusive collection featuring positive messages and original artwork.  The de La Vega Tote is a colorful, coated cotton, limited edition tote with inspirational words and whimsical drawings that really make it special. Check out the James de La Vega feature on The Tory Blog {here}.  It has leather luggage tags with gold plated Tory Burch Foundation sunflower logo, stripe detail at sides, snap closure, interior zip and two open pockets.  Price: $295.00.  All profits from the purchase of this item benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which is committed to providing economic opportunities to women and their families in the United States.

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THE HANDBAG DESIGNER 101 WORKSHOP: Insider Secrets and Tips for Designing, Making, Marketing Handbags and More


HandbagDesigner 101 & present THE HANDBAG DESIGNER 101 WORKSHOP: Insider Secrets and Tips for Designing, Making, Marketing Handbags and More.  Click {here} for the full itinerary.  It’s going to be packed with priceless information. If I could get to NYC for this event, I would totally be there!  I often dream of launching my own handbag collection some day.  I know that it takes an extraordinary amount of hard work, so I would happily settle for working in design or production for one of my favorite brands – Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Botkier, or Vince Camuto, to name a few.  For anyone who is interested in designing, making and marketing handbags, this event is definitely for you!

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{Sponsored Post} Haute Online Shop: is our latest haute online shop because of their selection of beautiful, genuine leather handbags in a variety of colors and styles.  Shopping for a new bag can be time consuming and overwhelming, so eHandbags offers the following tips when considering the purchase of a handbag:

Ask yourself how long you plan to have it.  If it’s long term, then you must consider quality as your most important factor.  If you want something temporary for the summer (or winter) months, consider handbags on the lower end of the scale.  If you plan to use it everyday for work then quality and price is most important.

Once you decide how you want to use your next handbag (ie: an evening clutch, a work bag, a bag for travel), let the shopping begin!  We have chosen our favorite shoulder bags from eHandbags that will make the perfect everyday bag regardless of the season.  For a limited time, enjoy 15% off the regular price!  All handbags can be delivered throughout Australia.

Manzoni Casual Leather Bag in MustardManzoni Tan Shoulder Bag

Manzoni Casual Leather Bag in Mustard, $229.00 $194.65 and Manzoni Tan Shoulder Bag, $389.00 $330.65

Manzoni Crushed Lambskin in Green and ChocolateFunky Handbag

Manzoni Crushed Lambskin in Green and Chocolate, $219.00 $186.15 and Funky Handbag, $75.00 $63.75

Manzoni Double Weave Shoulder Bag Manzoni Crushed Lambskin Hobo

Manzoni Double Weave Shoulder Bag, $349.00 $296.65 and Manzoni Crushed Lambskin Hobo, $299.00 $254.15


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Tyler Rodan Orchid 16″ Laptop Case

Tyler Rodan Orchid 16" Laptop Case

Look what I found…a chic leopard laptop case that looks exactly like a really cute purse!  Don’t you just love it?!  I’m all about finding accessories that are both stylish, practical and functional.  The Tyler Rodan Orchid 16″ Laptop Case has double handles and a detachable, adjustable strap with top zip closure.  Additional features include front zip pocket, logo plaque, detachable ID holder, interior lining, zip pocket and two open pockets. Price: $89.99 $65.99 at Macy’s.

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