LADY DIOR CLUTCH WITH CHAIN

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Throughout the years, the Lady Dior Bag kept its crown as one of the icons in high fashion. And we’ve also seen how far the Lady Dior line has expanded – today it includes wallets and even iPhone pouches. But when it comes to clutches, the only bags that come into our mind are the recently-released Lady Dior Baby Clutch With Chain and the Lady Dior Biker Clutch. These two clutches are gorgeous, but none of them looks as close as the original Lady Dior Bag like the newest Lady Dior Clutch.

The Design

The Lady Dior Clutch might be a replacement of the Miss Dior Promenade Pouch, because both are small evening bags and the functionalities are about the same. This iconic-inspired style is more than just a clutch. It comes with a removable chain of 120 cm, which is long enough to use for shoulder carry.

So this Lady Dior Clutch can be transformed from a small flaunting shoulder bag to an evening clutch in seconds. This two-in-one bag makes it practical even for special occasions – do you know a nice dress that goes with it?

Designed with the signature Cannage Topstitching, crafted in solid colors and gold hardware. The DIOR charm is creatively attached to the side. This clutch is made from super soft lambskin, but in the future we might see a lot more choices in different leathers, colors and decorations.

The Interior

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The Lady Dior Clutch’s interior is full of surprises. Inside you will find one large compartment, 1 flat pocket and 2 removable parts. The removable parts are 1 zipped pocket and 1 pocket containing 8 card slots and 1 flat pocket. So can you resist? Can you?

The Prices And Sizes

Measuring 22 x 12 x 5 cm, priced at £980 GBP, €1050 EUR, ₩1600000 WON via Dior boutiques.

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Fall-Winter 2017 Womens Louis Vuitton: Graphic Flowers

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Flowers have this innate ability to warm up the soul and are very much associated with beauty and joy. You receive flowers at anniversaries, birthdays, weddings… the list goes on and on. Symbolising pure bliss with the ability to make any lady smile, with the only downer being the fragility of it all because fresh cut flowers usually don’t last more than a week, especially in our harsh hot climate.

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And because Louis Vuitton understands hashtags like #flowersmakemehappyand #ihavethisthingwithflowers, some bags from from their latest Fall-Winter 2017 collection have floral patterns in shades of blue, green and pink (while some others have the same print in black and white) printed on the leather in styles like the City Steamer, the Petite Malle, the Pochette Métis and the Twist. An extension of Nicolas Ghesquière’s runway line-up where ‘the city blends with distant landscapes, the masculine blurs with the feminine, the day shades imperceptibly into night’, it could explain the juxtaposition of the lush colourful florals against the stark graphic monochrome ones.

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Dubbed the New Classics, these 4 have also quickly become the French luxury house’s go-to bags for fans, some because of form (like the Petite Malle), others for their function, like the City Steamer. Priced fromSGD3600 for the Pochette Métis Mini all the way to SGD7900 for the handsome Petite Malle, you could also check out the PF Twist Wallet if you’re looking something smaller, with the one in the compact size priced at SGD1410. All of which are either at or will be available at Louis Vuitton boutiques in Singapore soon.

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THE ULTIMATE GIVENCHY ANTIGONA BAG REVIEW

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You’re about to get spoiled, because this is the ultimate guide to the Givenchy Antigona Bag. And because of our never-ending bag obsession, we will be chit chatting about every detail possible, starting from the history and sizes to the leather quality and the prices. This is a great read if you’re considering buying a Givenchy Antigona Bag.

There might questions you want to ask:
– Does this bag hold shape?
– Is the quality of the leather bad or good?
– Where can I buy the cheapest?
– Which color should I pick?
– Which size should I choose?

No worries, we will help you with that. So shall we start the journey? Read on.

The Story

The story started with an idea from Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci. The love that he had for masculine and feminine contrast is visible on the Givenchy Antigona Bag. And it’s truly amazing to see how this bag paved its own way to become the iconic bag in the fashion world. It’s now sitting next to the classic Nightingale Bag and it represents as the next icon of the house.

Launched in Fall 2010, The Antigona Bag was destined to become the next ‘IT’ bag as it caught massive attention from the moment it hit the runway. And since that moment, the look of bag never really changed besides a few minor improvement.

The name ‘Antigona’ was inspired by Greek mythology. It comes from the word ‘Antigone’, which was a feminine figure with a strong personality. The name means ‘Unbending’ and it was carefully chosen to match the idea behind the bag.

The Design

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The design of the Antigona Bag is mixed with feminine characteristics and masculine detailing. It has the look of a Classic Boston Bag with boxy construction, geometric shape and nice curves. But with sharp details like large modern zipper, exposed stitching, uniquely made metal hooks and leather triangle patch with the house’s signature lettering. These detailing are inspired by the military.

The Antigona Bag has the classic look; it’s like the famous Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag but with more boldness and attitude. The hidden beauty is in the geometric shape and the angles of the design. Combined that with the leather and it catches the natural light, which attracts eyes and attention. The side wings give an extra space in the interior and make it simpler to store bigger items like your laptop or documents.

The Interior

The structure of the interior is quite simple. To begin with, it has one large compartment capable of storing a lot of items. For organizing your essentials, there are two internal pockets and one zipped pocket. The interior is made from cotton canvas lining, which is easy to pull it out to clean and shake the little particles out of the bag.

The Sizes

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The measurements:
Givenchy Antigona Mini Bag: 7.7’ x 8.7’ x 5.3’ (W x H x D) inches
Givenchy Antigona Small Bag: 9.4’ x 11’ x 6.5’ (W x H x D) inches
Givenchy Antigona Medium Bag: 11.4’ x 13.4’ x 7.5’ (W x H x D) inches
Givenchy Antigona Large Bag: 12.5’ x 18’ x 8.5’ (W x H x D) inches

When the Givenchy Antigona Bag was launched, there were only two sizes to choose from. It was either the small or the medium size. Later on the house added the large size due to the demand for bigger sizes. The mini size was introduced in the Spring Summer 2014 Collection. But despite of the extra options, the small and the medium sizes remain the best choices.

Select the right size really depends on your personal preference as well as interior and the weight of the bag. The first look for the right interior space, if you have the habit of carrying a lot of items on your everyday bag, then the medium size is the best option.

Then consider your height versus the size and weight of the bag. Because you might not like the look of the medium bag when you are not that tall. And the weight of the bag might be uncomfortable to carry on your shoulder.

Just to give you my personal view; I’m 5’4’ and I choose the medium size because it fits just right. And the interior gives me enough space to store all my essentials. I have read a lot of reviews on the size before I made my purchase and a lot of women choose the medium size too.

The Leathers

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From Left To Right: Calfskin, Goatskin, Rubberized Canvas, Nubuck Suede

 

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From Left To Right: Crocodile, Ostrich, Python, Anaconda

 

Throughout the years, the Antigona Leather selection has been extended from basic leathers to exotic leathers. The basic leathers are calfskin and goatskin, but Givenchy has also released seasonal leathers like rubberized canvas and nubuck suede. The luxury options are crocodile, ostrich, python and anaconda, but these styles depend on the season as well.

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Calfskin vs Goatskin

 

The calfskin and goatskin are also called the ‘classic leathers’ because they are the most favorable choices. These leathers are available in every season and that’s why we will be covering them extensively here.

The calfskin leather is quite thin and feels really smooth. The leather is very hard and solid, it can hold shape extremely well. What I like about the calfskin is the shine of the leather that enhanced the details of the geometric shape.

The goatskin is pebbled leather and feels luxurious due to its softness. This leather is much more flexible and will get a nice casual slouchy look after long use. However, it’s less shiny than the calfskin leather.

The Antigona Bags in calfskin and goatskin are the perfect choices when you don’t want to baby a bag. And if you hate being careful all the time or worrying about scratches, then we have some goods new. These two leathers are built to last-forever, they’re impeccable and extremely durable. They can endure a lot of abuse and they’re scratch-resistance. Even scratching with nails or coat zippers or knocking the bag hard against the door, these leathers will show almost zero visible scratch. Givenchy is definitely the top when it comes to quality and design.

 

The Colors

From black and navy to beautiful pink, we’ve laid down all the essential colors under one umbrella. The hardest part left is which color you should choose. See them all here:

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Neutral Colors

These are considered neutral colors because they’re easy to match with any style in your wardrobe. The Antigona Bag adorned with these safe colors will look fabulous and timeless. They’re perfect shades for an everyday bag. The color black is the most favorite choice among a lot of women and celebrities, and it easy to understand why. This color enhanced the classic design of the Antigona and it’s also easier to clean and maintain.

If the black shade is too boring, you can always opt-in for the navy. It has the same darker appeal and it has the same advantage like easy-to-clean and easy-to-match. Navy is interesting especially when you have too many of the same colors in your wardrobe.

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Bright Colors

Bold colors like red and purple can be worn in all season, but yellow and orange marries better with summer outfits. Some bright colors are only available in certain seasons and but they do look cute on the mini size of the Antigona Bag. If you’re looking for an everyday bag, then the neutral colors would be the best choice, but if you’re looking for an Antigona Bag to match a certain style in your wardrobe, then pick a bright color.

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Metallics

Givenchy has also launched shiny metallic colors in gold and rose pink. These colors are not available in every season, but they do like gorgeous and luxurious.

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Exotic Choices

Even tough they come with an higher price-ticket, but the exotic leathers like crocodile and ostrich in bright colors do create and exclusive appeal of luxury.

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CHANEL GABRIELLE BAG

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From the Reissue 2.55 to the Boy Chanel, most of Chanel’s iconic handbags are inspired by the founder Coco Chanel. It’s usually something that Coco had experienced or observed during her lifetime that brought the ideas to the table. The Boy Bag for example, was created based on Coco’s boyish attitude. And as Karl Lagerfeld said: ‘she picked this up from Boy Cape, which as the love of the love’.

The Story

The latest Chanel Gabrielle Bag is crafted to pay homage to Madame Coco. According to Karl Lagerfeld, everyone called the Chanel founder Coco, but that was not her real name. Her real name was Gabrielle and this is the perfect name for a bag that has all the codes of Chanel.

The Gabrielle Bag has been heavily advertised and even got its own space on the Chanel website. It looks like this bag is determined to become the next iconic and might even compete against the famous Boy Chanel Bag.

The Design

The Reissue 2.55 was re-made to bring the art from the past back to life. But the Gabrielle Bag is really made for the future. It’s said that the bag is inspired by Virtual Reality Goggles and vintage binocular cases that men wear at the racecourse. The last part matches perfectly to the philosophy of Coco Chanel, because the quilting on the 2.55 Bag was also inspired by quilted jackets of jockey players. Coco knew very well how to get inspiration from men’s fashion.

And there are multiple ways to carry the bag. You can sling it on your shoulder, throw it over your shoulder, wrap the chain so you can tote it or change it to a fanny pack by looping the leather fixings. The collection is truly unique because of the different shapes that are available. There is an backpack, an hobo, a tote bag and an drawstring edition.

At WWD, Karl Largerfeld said that the Gabrielle Bag is meant to be worn in many different circumstances and it’s not very feminine in the sense of being Chichi. Which brings us to the next topic.

Unisex

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Chanel has just broken the record and all the rules of its tradition. Pharrell Williams has been participating in an ad campaign featuring the Chanel Gabrielle Bag. He is now the first man to be seen with a Chanel bag ad in the house’s 108 year of existence.

So what does this mean? The house wants to tap into the men’s fashion market by promoting the Chanel Gabrielle Bag as a unisex bag. So what do you think about that? Put your thoughts in the comment section.


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The Details:

Chanel Gabrielle Small Hobo Bag
Style code: A91810
Size: 5.9’ x 7.9’ x 3.1’ inches
Price: $3200 USD, €2980 euro, £2650 GBP, $4760 SGD, $23500 HKD, $4430 AUD, ¥381240 JPY, ¥23100 CNY

Chanel Gabrielle Hobo Bag
Style code: A93824
Size: 8.3’ x 11’ x 3.5’ inches
Price: $3600 USD, €3400 euro, £3020 GBP, $5460 SGD, $26800 HKD, $5050 AUD, ¥434160 JPY, ¥26300 CNY

Chanel Gabrielle Large Hobo Bag
Style code: A93825
Size: 10’ x 12.4’ x 3.7’ inches
Price: $4000 USD, €3700 euro, £3290 GBP, $5940 SGD, $29200 HKD, $5500 AUD, ¥473040 JPY, ¥28600 CNY


Chanel Gabrielle Purse Bag


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The details:

Chanel Gabrielle Small Purse Bag
Style code: A98787
Size: 7.9’ x 7.1’ x 3.9’ inches
Price: $3400 USD, €3200 euro, £2840 GBP, $5140 SGD, $25300 HKD, $4760 AUD, ¥409320 JPY, ¥31000 CNY

Chanel Gabrielle Small Purse Bag with Python
Style code: A98787
Size: 7.9’ x 7.1’ x 3.9’ inches
Price: $4200 USD, €4000 euro, £3560 GBP, $6430 SGD, $31600 HKD, $5950 AUD, ¥510840 JPY, ¥31000 CNY

Chanel Gabrielle Large Purse Bag
Style code: A98788
Size: 11.8’ x 7.1’ x 3.9’ inches
Price: $3700 USD, €3450 euro, £3070 GBP, $5540 SGD, $27200 HKD, $5130 AUD, ¥432900 JPY, ¥26700 CNY


Chanel Gabrielle Backpack


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The details:

Chanel Gabrielle Backpack
Style code: A94485
Size:9.4’ x 9.1’ x 4.5’ inches
Price: $3000 USD, €2750 euro, £2440 GBP, $4420 SGD, $21700 HKD, $4090 AUD, ¥351000 JPY, ¥21300 CNY


Chanel Gabrielle Shopping Bag


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The details:

Chanel Gabrielle Large Shopping Bag
Style code: A93823
Size:12’ x 13.8’ x 5.1’ inches
Price: $4100 USD, €3800 euro, £3380 GBP, $6100 SGD, $30000 HKD, $5650 AUD, ¥486000 JPY, ¥29500 CNY


The Ad Campaign


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LIMITED EDITION LOUIS VUITTON CAPUCINES BB BAG

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Just like a dream come true, this Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag might be the perfect happily ever after for you. Stylish, fashionable, and sophisticated in all its aspects, this mini size of Capucines BB lends an exceptional pop of contrasting colors to your wardrobe styles from classic to bold and spunky.

If you’ll compare it with the previous Capucines Bag, this one stands out since it’s a much improved and luxurious version of it thanks to its exotic leather Python enveloping the handles, strap, as well as part of the LV signature clasp.

Now let’s get into the full-blown bag details. This Louis Vuitton limited edition bag is made from full-grain Taurillon leather mixed with python. The python truly adds another level of chic’ness to the overall look, the shine is notable on the details. More over, it has snap hook closure for easy access as well as 2 large compartments, 1 flat pocket, and 1 zipped pocket to keep your things in place.

Aside from these features, this beauty of a bag is all about functionality as well! It has a handle for arm or hand carry purposes, and a removable strap for shoulder or cross-body carry.

Measuring 10.6” x 8.3” x 3.9” (L x H x W) and is priced $5300 USD, €3600 euro, £3350 GBP, ¥599400 JPY, ¥40500 CNY via Louis Vuitton e-store and boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON AIRY V POCHETTE LOUISE BAG

Categories:Louis Vuitton

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We’ve previously featured the Louis Vuitton Pochette Louise Air V Quilted Bag and we’re doing another post because we believe it deserves some love and attention. So ladies, here’s another feature but this time we’re going to take a closer look at this beauty!

This latest LV bag features an airy V embossed finishing, reminding V of Vuitton. To achieve this illusion, smooth leather has been embossed witha thin foam backing, securing a light padded result. It might be easier said than done, and we are betting that it has undergone a rigorous process to produce such a beauty!

Now let’s move on to the more detailed look on this LV gem. It features an embossed calfskin leather, which is why it has a smooth luxurious feel to it. The tone-on-tone edge dyeing and golden color metallic pieces makes it all the more chic and stylish. On the other hand, the signature LV clasp in the middle gives it the right amount of fancy. The chain strap is also convenient to use since you can easily convert it from a clutch bag to a n elegant shoulder bag.

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