June 28, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Deysa
Balenciaga Polo Tote in Purple!
For the past couple of days I’ve been keeping an eye out for purple hued handbags ever since I learned how popular the shade is going to be this coming fall. I keep on asking myself whether a bag with such a rich color as purple would last me all year long or just for the season. I also wonder if spending a couple of hundred or so to satisfy my purple crave is the way to go, or if splurging on a premium designer name is totally necessary for such a great colored bag. Who knows! But I do know that the infamous Italian name Balenciaga carries this great violet bag.
Right now over at BlueFly, Balenciaga’s “Polo” Tote (in purple) is marked down 20% from $1310 to $1048. Now there’s one great “splurge” find. As Balenciaga is known for its amazing distressed or buttery-soft leather, this bag is no exception. Double chained straps and an open top for easy access make the “Polo” tote a great everyday bag. The limited amount of silver-toned hardware found throughout the tote compliments the bags “colour” perfectly. This Balenciaga is one of the many examples of purple handbags I would definitely splurge on, and I also know that this beauty won’t sit for long on the sales rack!
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June 27, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Jennifer
Fashion News: Weekly Round Up!
Time for our weekly fashion news round up.
Great reads on all the latest fashion news from other top highly rated sites.
A Few Goody GumDrops views the whimsical collection from New York Designer, Cody Ross!
Stiletto Jungle shows you how to score Season One of Gossip Girl on DVD for 35% off.
All About the Pretty gives us a glimpse at NARS Cosmetics Fall 2008 Collection.
Allie is Wired Fashion Face-Off: Leighton Meester or Cassie?
Beauty Snob digs the colorful MAC Electro Flash collection!
Get that sweet ‘n sexy style with lace, a favorite of Coquette.
Debutante Clothing shows you, via video, how to take your measurements for a perfect vintage fit.
Fashion, Evolved loves her LOOKBOOK!
Fashiontribes has the Top 10 most interesting trends from the Fall 2008 couture shows.
I’m Not Obsessed debunks Acne myths!
Kristopher blogs what she’s wearing, wanting and hating in Miami.
Ladybrille Gets the Exclusive on Femi Emiola Hollywood’s Next Breakout Star!
Papierblog recommends Marc Jacobs kitten heels for those exhausted from the gladiator sandals rage.
Quinta Trends talks to Laboratorio Textil designers about her amazing jewels hand – made wooden.
Second City Style thinks that if a prairie dress is not quite for you, try a dirndl skirt instead.
StyleBakery.com gives us 10 Rules of Summer Style
Stylehive shows you how to look hot and beat the heat with 6 sexy, eco-friendly bikinis!
Stylenotes nabs an exclusive interview with designer Ulla Johnson!
SugarShock Beauty is smitten with the chic beauty looks of the ladies of Mad Men.
Sxy Fashion Queen discovers new promising designer. Celebrities already love him!
The Beauty Stop explains the wonders of the Aspirin Mask.
The Coveted Finds vintage sunglasses for summer!
The Fashionable Housewife confirms that Long Dresses are definitely the hottest trend this summer!
The Shoe Goddess features some of the fabulous shoes from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week!
WE LOVE BEAUTY.com goes gaga over the perfectly portable mini fragrances soldexclusively at Sephora!
Shu Uemura’s summer celebration continues with a limited time offer! Starting today Shu Uemura will offer 20% off plus Free Shipping on all orders!
Ends: June 29th.
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Last days to take advantage of Lancôme’s Summer Celebration with 20% Off all product purchases!
Ends: June 27th
June 27, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Alicia
Louis Vuitton Damier Trevi PM Bag
Louis Vuitton is widely known for it’s monogram canvas pieces which are classic, elegant and above all, timeless. One can never go wrong with a handbag or accessory from the mono line. However, sometimes a breath of fresh air is needed after constantly sporting a purse with the common all-over logo or signature. And lately, I’ve had my mind and eyes on the gorgeous logo-free Damier line by LV, especially the Trevi PM.
Ever since the Trevi made it’s debut last year, I thought it was such an awesome versatile bag since you can wear it casually on the shouder or carry it elegantly over the arm. And as for the Damier print, I personally rate it as being right up there on the classic scale with the mono canvas line. The brown checker board print really macthes with anything and can be worn casually or dressed up.
I think the style of the Trevi goes beautifully with the Damier pattern. Everything about this bag is amazing from the adorable pleat in the front, brown leather trim, golden hardware including the protective feet on the bottom, and of course, it’s convertibility. Plus this bag would still look fresh years from now because there’s no vachatta to worry about and maintain. It comes in two sizes, the PM and GM, and I would personally opt for the PM size which measures 13.4″x 9.4″x 5.9″. I think the GM might look a bit too bulky and more casual. Anyways, the price tag on this one is $1,590.
Looking to score some sweet deals on a Rebecca Minkoff bag?
TBF now has a thread dedicated to R.B. purse deal sightings.
Current Discussion: Deals: Rebecca Minkoff Handbags (continuous thread)
June 26, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Jennifer
Foley + Corinna Bender Bags
I’m a bit frustrated with myself that I didn’t snag one of the Foley + Corinna Bender bags from the HauteLook sample sale. By the time I logged on (8:00.01) almost all of the bags were on hold (common event @ HL sales), so I snagged the first bag that caught my eye — the City in slate blue pebbled leather. Although one minute after the purchase I was a bit disappointed because I really wanted to get the glossy blue glazed version. Oh well, I can’t complain too much since the prices were so amazingly low at this sale – I’m talking like under $200 for bags that usually carry a retail of double that.
I’m still craving the Bender.
The Bender bag, designed by New York designers Anna Corinna and Dana Foley, who bring their passion for vintage detail to this very modern, functional and spacious everyday bag.
Left: Bender in Black @ shopbop – $468
An ultra-chic, vintage-inspired style with a convenient, expandable shape.
Distressed leather handbag with magnetic-snap pocket at one side and turn-lock style clasp at other. Short, double handles and 13″ main compartment zipper. Lined interior. Measures 14″ height x 16″ length x 6″ depth. 6″ strap drop.
Right: Bender in Lichen @ Tobi – $485
This Bender Bag is a standout choice for spring in a serene green hue with gleaming gold hardware. The gold turnlock can be opened to reveal an expandable middle with zip closure. The other side of the bag features a hidden magnetic snap pocket. Measures 14″ height x 16″ length x 6″ depth. 6″ strap
In other Foley + Corinna news: The Bag Forum has added a Foley + Corinna section! If you’re searching for the Bender Bag on sale, or any other F+C bag, keep checking back in the “Deals & Steals: Foley + Corinna Handbags (continuous thread)“.
Oh and while you’re over there, don’t forget to check out the new templates located in the scroll down at the bottom of the page.
Tinsley Mortimer wears her own Samantha Thavasa design on Gossip Girl
New York, NY-Tinsley Mortimer filmed a cameo role for Gossip Girl, Episode 1 of Season 2 on Monday in Long Island. Within the episode, Tinsley plays herself and attends a “white party” in the Hamptons. Tinsley wears one of her own handbag designs for Samantha Thavasa.
Samantha Thavasa by Tinsley Mortimer
Travis Bag, $450
Fall/Winter 2008 Collection available this September exclusively at Samantha Thavasa, NYC
Current Discussion: Tinsley Mortimer + Samantha Thavasa: The Travis Bag