IMAGE: ROGER VIVER
Readers of the blog will know that sometime in late-January, the blog will be filled will posts on Love, the colour red, and hearts of pure joy. Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming. The day all you lucky ladies are looking forward to – because it just means flowers, heart-shaped everything, gifts and more!
And because this is the first of the many Valentine’s Day posts I will be waxing lyrical in, I will coin this series #BagaholicboyVDay, which you can click on to search and narrow down the posts and send it over to your boy. Or you can send him the hashtag and take it as a wish-list where he’d scan through and pick the one for you. Sounds pretty much perfect right? P.S. I say, just send him the one you really love above all!
A series featuring two main icons – the word Love in a banner and a red heart with Wings, both of which are presented in tattoo-like illustrations – seemingly a way of saying ‘I will shout out my love for you, and this message will be carried over to you whenever, and wherever, and my love for you will be like a tattoo – it can never be erased away.’
This ‘Wings of Love’ graphical design is featured on two shoes this Spring Summer 2017 season. The Sneaky Viv: Roger’s first ever sneaker (SGD1440), and the Gommette Ballerina in patent leather – another classic must-have for the everyday woman (SGD1030).
And of course, you can’t miss out on the accessories. The graphic extends to the Pilgrim clutch (SGD1960) and a Mini Buckle Pouch (SGD1730) which comes with an extra metal chain strap for you to carry over your shoulder. A lovely cardholder rounds up the 3rd of the series with the cute ‘Heart-with-Wings’ print etched on one side, and the RV logo de-bossed on the other. Available now via Roger Vivier’s flagship at Ngee Ann City, just remember that love comes in many-splendoured things, with this collection taking the lead.Other Brands
Our love affair with Chanel bags is quite obvious. With fashionable twists and additions to the usual Chanel flap bags, its no wonder women of today are appreciating their beauty. Ladies, we are proud to feature this Chanel Canvas Chevron Bag.
Now let’s talk more about this bag beauty, shall we? Made from canvas patchwork & gold metal in black, this one is rather a hit than a miss. We love the lovely combination of the black patchwork with the golden metallic pieces.
Instead of the usual diamond quilting, the Chanel Canvas is sporting the Chevron print and the beautiful CC logo is prominently displayed in front. Take it anywhere you go whether at a formal dinner party, a lunch out with a long-time friend, this one is an all-timer kind of flap bag.
The Canvas truly give you a different experience than the usual leather editions, it feels luxurious as well as comfortable. With the right color and the right hardware, you will have another classic sitting in your wardrobe.
Style code A93719, measuring 10.8” x 17.9” x 5.3” inches, priced at $3400 USD, €3000 euro, £2810 GBP, $4730 SGD, $24600 HKD, $4600 AUD, ¥383400 JPY, ¥23200 CNY via Chanel boutiques.
Other Brands Shujing Zhou stars in Balenciaga’s spring-summer 2017 campaign
For Balenciaga’s spring-summer 2017 campaign, creative director Demna Gvasalia drops the curtains. Photographer Harley Weir captures models against a backdrop featuring colorful stage curtains. The advertisements star Sunniva Vaatevik, Alek Wek, Amandine Renard, Shujing Zhou, Litay Marcus, Carla Daher and Eliza Douglas. The season’s neon floral prints, boxy trench coats and spandex leggings stand out with styling by Lotta Volkova. For accessories, oversized tote bags and blocked-heeled boots bring an avant-garde touch.
BALENCIAGA 2017 SPRING/SUMMER CAMPAIGNAlek Wek stars in Balenciaga’s spring-summer 2017 campaignEliza Douglas stars in Balenciaga’s spring-summer 2017 campaignBalenciaga sets spring 2017 campaign against a backdrop of colorful curtainsAn image from Balenciaga’s spring 2017 advertising campaignBalenciaga features floral prints in spring-summer 2017 campaignAlek Wek strikes a pose in Balenciaga’s spring-summer 2017 campaignLitay Marcus stars in Balenciaga’s spring-summer 2017 campaign
We have never even seen Diane Kruger look bad, so we do not say the following lightly: This might be the best she's ever looked.
Kruger sat front row at the Dior haute couture show on Monday wearing a head-to-toe look from the brand and — shocker — hot damn did she look amazing. The corset-style top gives her some absolutely insane cleavage, further enhanced by the off-the-shoulder style of the top. It's sexy without being cheesy because the skirt extends down to a full, midi-length, giving Kruger the kind of '50s Hollywood bombshell curves we dream of achieving. She finished the look with a pair of the brand's now-ubiquitous kitten heels, a box clutch and the only choker the entire Fashionista staff has ever agreed upon liking.
Of course, the look feels modern, not costume-y, because Kruger puts her own personal stamp on the beauty: A beautiful nude lip and a curled-bob set in deep part. This is one for the vision board of how we wished we looked all the time.Other Brands
And yet another lovely bag from Bottega Veneta.
We’ve seen the Roma bag, and it’s so beautiful. The Milano ’17 bag is a similar, daintier version. Just as classy, too.
It has a smaller top flat leather handles. It’s two compartments dimples the bag in its side, where a detachable sling can be attached to.
It has several compartments, in this bag it is down to two, instead of three like in the Roma. It has the same clasp as is with the Roma. In a way it’s a bag that I would prefer over the other.
It’s a beautiful everyday bag, for work or play. And what’s more convenient is that this bag comes with a cross body sling.
The Milano bag marks a signature vintage Bottega Veneta design, reinvented for 2017 and onwards. Functional and stylish, and I can’t wait to have one.Louis Vuitton
The City Steamer is taking the bag industry by storm! As if it couldn’t get any better, the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Clutch with Strap is the newest addition to the family. Ladies, this one is a smaller version of our well-loved City Steamer Tote Bag.
With the perfect blend of House heritage and the new codes established by Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquiere, the City Steamer Clutch with its sleek lines and signature turn lock brings a modern day-to-evening charm to your overall ensembles.
Saying goodbye to its conventional single color, this newest City Steamer Clutch with Strap offers a tricolor combination adding a bold and cheeky touch to any silhouette. With Veau satin leather exterior, which is luxurious to the touch, this one is definitely worth the investment!
The leather is well-matched by the silver coloured metallic pieces while the cowhide lining, calfskin trim, and the LV Circle hot stamped signature on the back body makes it fancier. It also has a zip closure and 8 CC slots inside, featuring a removable non-adjustable leather strap.
Measuring 8.7′ x 6.7′ x 2.8′ inches (L x H x W) and is priced $1920 USD, $15800 HKD, $2400 AUD, ¥224640 JPY via Louis Vuitton e-store and boutiques.