Archive for May, 2008

Stella McCartney Appaloosa Large Tote Handbag

Stella McCartney Appaloosa Large Tote Handbag

Many may have criticized Stella McCartney for her so-called nepotism-laden meteoric rise to fame, but the designer has proved that she does not need to carry the name of her famous father (former Beatles member Paul McCartney) to display her talent. Stella has branched out from apparels to skin care to sports wear and even handbags. Her Appaloosa line of purses are known for being completely non-leather, as she is an animal rights activist herself, but that does not mean her fabric and faux lea…

Christian Louboutin Loubinette Pouch Clutch

Christian Louboutin Loubinette Pouch Clutch

Do you sometimes have that “blond moment,” when out of nowhere you wanted to channel Elle Woods from Legally Blonde? When wearing preppy and acting ditsy is not enough, maybe this pink clutch bag would complete your look. Christian Louboutin shows his playful side in contrast to his sophisticated leather shoes with this cute satin pouch bag with chunky chains that complements the very girly pink exterior. The Loubinette bag, however, is more than just a girly purse, as it was created with super…

Luxury Lost its Lustre

Luxury Lost its Lustre

I read this book called “How Luxury Lost its Lustre” by Dana Thomas a journalist who has covered style and the luxury business for The Washington Post, Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine . It’s about how luxury is not what it used to be centuries ago and how your luxury goods are made at the same place where their fake counter parts are made too. Centuries ago, luxury is for royalty and aristocrats. Everything is custom-made according to their wishes and only the best materials were used. …

Chloe Designer Profile

Founded in Paris in 1952 by Egyptian-born Gaby Aghion, Chloé has always represented a freewheeling bohemian spirit.  At a time when haute-couture was the thing among the rich, Gaby felt that the masses who could not afford couture should not be condemned to wear ugly dresses created by their local dress-maker. She created high-quality, body-conscious, off-the-rack pieces. She debuted her collection at the Cafe Florence – favorite hangout famous for being the meeting-place of existentialists and …

Louis Vuitton Designer Profile

Louis Vuitton Designer Profile

What is about a Louis that makes people feel that they are a part of an elite group of people? Maybe it’s the sky-high prices. Because it’s expensive, only the rich can buy it. Maybe it’s because of celebrities. One is always seen on the arms of Hollywood A-lists. Maybe it’s because it’s a classic. Owning a Monogram canvass bag makes one feel that you have a bag for the ages. Maybe it’s the craftsmanship. Beautiful designed leather goods that are works of art in themselves. But most likely, it’s…

Prada Designer Profile

Prada Designer Profile

Prada Handbags never fails to tickle the world’s fashion fancy throughout the years. This signature brand has graced several actresses such as Cameron Diaz and Uma Thurman. Each glamorous bags are a must have as the brand alone signifies luxury, elegance and style. The labelThe label initiated in 1913 by Mario Prada The company was formerly known in Italy as Fratelli Prada or Prada Brothers that sells leather goods likes trunks, shoes, handbags and suitcases. Mario’s granddaughter Miuccia Prada …

Balenciaga Designer Profile

“The Master,” Cristobal Balenciaga is one of the most renowned fashion designer. His creation melted the hearts of royalties and socialites such as the Queen of Spain, the Queen of Belgium, Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor to Gloria Guinness and Pauline de Rothschild making them all his loyal patron. Courreges, Givenchy, Ungaro and other famous designers had been trained by Balenciaga and they all are proud in regarding him as their mentor.The designerBalenciaga was born on the 2…

Emilio Pucci Sundial Canvas Beach Bag

Emilio Pucci Sundial Canvas Beach Bag

Summer is nearing and you’re still stuck in a rut with your oh-so-two-years-ago beach bags, but finding a fabulous and trendy bag is not really that hard. For one, designer Emilio Pucci presents this brightly-colored canvas bag that is also aimed at raising funds for a worthy cause.The Sundial print cotton canvas beach bag comes in two straps, as well as a press stud closure at the top, a separate compartment at the front with a magnetic closure, and a zipped compartment on the inside. All the …

Pink Hotel Handmade Handbag by Timmy Woods

Pink Hotel Handmade Handbag by Timmy Woods

Looking out for unique handmade handbags can’t be more exciting at some of what Timmy Woods has for you to choose from. Known for handmade handbags that are art works in themselves, Timmy Woods has recently become a popular choice among celebrities today for bringing in a unique look at what handbags are supposed to be. With a choice such as Timmy Woods’ Pink Hotel handmade handbag, you are not only having a handbag per se. With a Pink Hotel handbag, what you have is a pretty fashionable convers…

Louis Vuitton Agendas

Louis Vuitton Agendas

Elegance in fashion should cover all aspects of a woman’s life. So why should a woman’s agenda be left out on this? Well, Louis Vuitton has made sure that women’s agenda can be considered as one’s own fashion statement. Louis Vuitton’s Small Ring Agenda is just one of many selections of fashionable agendas under this famous fashion brand name. This simple yet elegant Louis Vuitton Agenda cover is of monogrammed canvas made with cross grain leather lining. It has a press stud enclosure and a six-…