Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Search for the Perfect Bag

I have a lot of generic bags. Hahaha. You know, faux leather, designer inspired bags. I have one for Mulberry Alexa, one for Proenza Schouler PS1. I have a duffle and a murse. I also have a Givenchy Parfum duffle bag which was free. I'd like to think it's my first "Designer bag" LOLZ!

Now, I am saving up for a real, legit designer bag. My criteria
1. Big size (I put a lot of things in my bag, ask anyone)
2. Durable (I'm a use and abuse when it comes to bags)
3. Lots of space (I'd like to be organized)
4. Chic and understated (No LV monograms for me)

Now, here are my top 5 and my one I WOULD HAVE TO STARVE TO AFFORD IT
1. Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag
- I was intrigued by the name and when I saw it, it was love at first sight. Affordable and it has a downtown chic look. Lots of pockets and lots of ways to wear it.
Photo from: rebeccaminkoff.com
Price: 550 USD
Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag MAB in Black
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Moto Satchel
- I super love that it can look rugged and elegant at the same time. It kinda looks like a briefcase to me. I love its unique opening with the zipper on the side and it opens up. Hehehehe
Photo from: marcjacobs.com
Price: 548 USD
Marc by Marc Jacobs Moto Satchel Black

3. Alexander Wang Eugene Satchel
- What do you expect from Alexander Wang bags? Coolness of course! And I love this Eugene satchel. I was contemplating on the Rocco but there are too many fakes and Eugene has not been replicated yet. Hehehehe. I love that it has a lot of pockets and the straps are chain with leather. PURRRRFECTTT!!!
Image from: laprendo.com
Price: 850 USD
Alexander Wang Eugene Satchel in Black



4. Proenza Schouler PS1 Large
- There's this ongoing battle between Mulberry Alexa and Proenza Schouler PS1 and for me PS1 wins big time. First, Mulberry has that awful back leather connector on the side where it is attached to a stud that can come off. If it does, it makes your bag look cheap. Also, PS1 has more compartments and the leather feels supple.
Photo from: barneys.com
Price: 1995 USD
Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Black

 5. Givenchy Pandora Bag
- Out of all the Givenchy bags, the Pandora is the one that struck me the most. It looks so cool and unique that I gotta have it. They now come in a box bag which has a sturdier frame but I still prefer my bags slouchy. :)
Image from: hisstylediary.com
Price: from 1810 USD above

Givenchy Pandora Bag in Black
And the bag I would give an arm and leg (I'll just put the bag in my other arm LOLZ)

THE LOUIS VUITTON SC (SOFIA COPPOLA) BAG
Yaaaassss!!! The ultimate marriage of the Speedy and the Keepall in a chic way. This bag is timeless and LV has recognized that. It is still available. I love the red wine color but would go for black as well. Oh Lord!
Photo from: purseblog.com
 Price: starts at 4,295 USD

Louis Vuitton SC Sofia Coppola Bag 

As you can see, I prefer the black ones because I don't like seeing dirt in my bag. Although for sure, I will have them restored but still.

What are your dream handbags? :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

THE FALL 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

So the Fall 2014 show came and went. And here are the highlights!
1. The streaker at Prabal Gurung - Well Prabal is used to making clothes that show some skin but this... this... I thought it was fun. :)
2. Wang makes everyone go Brooklyn - Yep all major editors a Brooklyn. Must've been a fun trip. But Wang did not disappoint and ended the show with supermodels looking unrecognizable with their hard helmet-like hair dos.
3.  Mulberry and Cara Delevingne collaborations - Mulberry has no creative director still so for LFW, they launched the Cara bags which are satchel bags that can be tote bags and backpacks! PERFECT!
4. Moschino x McDonalds - Knowing that Jeremy Scott will be creative director at Moschino, you'll know the clothes will be crazy and indeed it was. McDonalds, Spongebob, and Cheetos made an appearance. And oh yeah, Katy Perry got booed. Search it on Youtube. ;)
5. Roberto Cavalli's ring of fire - His son left the company and no longer designing the menswear line, Roberto called Michael Kors a copycat but there is no denying his Fal 2014 show was on FIRE! Literally!
6. Chanel Supermarket Looting - Yup! Chanel Supermarket, isn't that what recessionista dreams are made of? Unfortunately, this is a one-off. If you weren't invited to the show, you will never taste Coco Milk. Unfortunately, some people went overboard. The announcement was "help yourselves on assorted goods" which means the food but some even got the Welcome mats. They were supposed to be sold for charity. Oh well. It's Chanel.

 7. Models Dancing at Stella - Well, it was really Cara, if you look at Joan it feels forced. With Cara it's like, I'm dancing and I don't care. With Joan it's like, I'm dancing so please like me and make me super popular. Geez gurl, get a grip!
8. Anna Wintour seats second row- OH YES! THIS HAPPENED! OH NO THEY DIDN'T! Anna sat second row along with Hamish Bowles. Apparently, Valentino gave limited front row seating to American editors. I'm guessing America is no longer Valentino's market. And Anna gave up her seat for Sara Mower who will review the show for Vogue.com. Expect no Valentino for Vogue US EVER!
9. FREJA BEHA RETURNS AND NICHOLAS GHESQUIERE'S DEBUT COLLECTION FOR LOUIS VUITTON! - I love Nicholas but I hate the fact he went to Vuitton. Why? Because Vuitton is super exclusive and they rarely sell RTW. Unlike with Balenciaga where you can purchase those crazy sweaters and chic jackets on upscale department stores. Usually it's just bags for Vuitton. No matter, the collection was super 60's and was f*cking surprised and excited when Freja Beha opened. She made a rare appearance and damn she looked good. Love you gurl! Now, I'm hoping she will be the face of Vuitton. I remember when she started that she became a major face of Balenciaga under Ghesquiere's reign. Hoping this will continue. And Raf, please get Freja at Dior. You know you love her. #FrejaForever



BONUS; THE ARMANI PRESS CONFERENCE
He blasted everyone even Anna Wintour and Prada. Read more here: http://fashionista.com/2014/02/giorgio-armani-lashes-out-at-anna-wintour-prada-and-others/

Photos courtesy of Google Search. Photos are not mine. :)













Monday, March 3, 2014

The 86th Annual Academy Awards

YAASSSS!!! The Oscars finally arrived. I must say, it was quite tame but really there were a lot A LOT  of fashion moments! Of course, it's the Oscar's honey!

Metallics ruled the red carpet with a few going for colors but black was still a classic color to wear.

Finally, Lupita earns my best dressed award! Here she is in Prada. And my gosh, Miuccia should be proud of her creation as this is flawless.

 
Whoever took this photo, I LOVE YOU! This just shuts it down.
 
 Viola Davis in Escada - Didn't like this dress at all.
 Portia De Rossi in Naeem Khan - I must say I love the details.
 Kristen Bell in Cavalli -I'm not a fan of the necklace.
 Olivia Wilde in Valentino- Infairness to her, she's the best among the maternity red carpet dressers. What a shame for Kerry Washington.
 Liza Minelli in Vintage Halston - Liza put Halston on the map so I guess this is obvious. I kinda like the blue hair.
 Anna Kendrick in J Mendel - I must say this dress is busy as hell but I like it.
 Amy Adams in Gucci - The tuxedo inspired dress is so gorgeous. She really amped up her fashion game. I'm hoping she gets nominated again next year and finally wins.
 Julie Delpy in Jenny Packham - I love Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and I have yet to watch Before Midnight. She looked gorgeous in that gown. Yes, even with those sleeves.
 Idina Menzel in Vera Wang- I love her but this dress does nothing for her. It just looks like a repeat of a Zac Posen dress.
 Pharell Williams in Lanvin - Yes, he made the short suit happen. And he performed Happy with his infamous Grammy 2014 look, the Adidas jacket + Westwood hat! Love him!


 Crissy Teigen in Monique Lhullier- Infair, I like the dress on her. Gurl looks stunning!
Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein collection - I quite like it but it was that Bulgari collar necklace that took it to another level!
 GOLDIE HAWN! Hahahaha! Just a shoutout! I love her!
 Jared Leto in Saint Laurent- I am finally warming up to his long hair. I just was in love with him his short and tall hair LOL. Deserving win Jared Leto.
 Jessica Biel in Chanel Couture - I am quite enchanted with this dress. I'm just not a fan of the ombre hair.
 Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive - We always expect the best from Cate and she freakin' did not disappoint! She did not! All hail Queen Cate!
 Kerry Washington in Jason Wu - Blech! The wrinkles, the awkward slit. Sorry Kerry. Game over! Just give birth already and give us fashiown!
Sally Hawkins in Valentino - She's in the film Blue Jasmine and her performance was amazing. I love this gown on her.
 Matthew Mccougnahey and Camilla Alves in Gabriela Cadena - I'm guessing Matt wore Dolce and Gabbana. He and Jared Leto coordinated on the white suits ha? Congrats you two, gorgeous and talented!
 Bette Midler in Reem Acra -Her performance of Wind Beneath my Wings was breathless. Love her still.
 Charlize Theron in Dior - I'm shocked that this was Dior. But I must say I like it. It just looked like an improved version of a mermaid gown.
 Jennifer Lawrence in Dior - No surprise she wore Dior. I find this to be too boring. And she wore the same style of necklace as last year.
 Anne Hathaway in Gucci - I must say this is a big step up from last year's Prada oblivion. She has a new stylist and I love this Gucci gown, quite edgy with that pixie cut as well.
 Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace - Kate has been on a roll lately and you can add this to her list of hits!
 Julia Roberts in Givenchy couture - Infairness this Givenchy couture creation is stunning.
Emma Watson in Vera Wang - Gurl! You look fine!

 Jennifer Garner in Oscar dela Renta - She's not a nominee or something so I guess this is good. She worked the metallic trend.
 Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen - I love this look! Very regal and that thing that happens in the middle, that knot thing, GENIUS!
 Jada Smith in Versace - Versace is in to this scarf trains.
 Penelope Cruz in Giambattista Valli couture - She looked effortlessly gorgeous. May masabi lang. hahahaha.
 Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent - While I prefer her as a blonde, I love this dress on her. Infairness to Hedi Slimane ha? Go Hedi. I love what you did at Saint Laurent.
 Is it me or is Brad Pitt more handsome with that haircut?
 Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Couture - This woman just never fails to impress me. She's got good genes, that's gotta be it.
 Meryl Streep in Lanvin - Werk! I love this off shoulder dress on her. So classy!
 Lady GaGa in Atelier Versace - I was shocked about her attendance. Anyways, I like this look. But her eyes are weird aren't they? Since when did she become Asian or something?

I cannot end this post with the best selfie/most retweeted photo of all time:
I just can't believe Lupita's brother, that guy beside Bradley Cooper got a lot of coverage in the photo while Jared Leto did not. No, it's not racist. It's the fact that he's not a celeb and Jared Leto took the effort and came from another row just to join the selfie. Really!