I’m really extremely excited right now and I just have to share! Finally after two long years my cellphone contract is set for renewal, which means it’s time for a new phone. Yeayyyy! Obviously this time around I’m going with an iPhone! I had the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation iPhone but a couple years ago I was going through some sortof anti-iphone stage. Everyone had one, plus I fell in love with the HTC Inspire – huge screen and took awesome photos. But that’s not enough to keep me. I miss not being able to buy cute and stylish designer phone cases, plus there are quite a few apps that I’m missing out on.
So right this very moment I’m sitting here blogging about iPhone Cases while waiting for the delivery man to get here with my new Apple iPhone 5!
Here are a couple of my favorites, in no particular order.
Pierre Hardy Cube iPhone Sleeve. $110
Love the building block coated canvas print – Pierre Hardy’s style signature. One may say slightly M.C. Escher – ish?
I know we have seen the Alexander McQueen “Britannia” Crystal Skull Clutch before. We are all use to seeing it in the colors that represent the UK, red, white and blue. However, the clutch is so beautiful and fun that it’s great to see it released in other colors. I have to admit orange is one of my least favorite colors but I absolutely love it on this clutch. This clutch looks even cuter now and more perfect for the Spring and Summer. My Father’s family is English so I’m accustomed to seeing the British flag everywhere. However, I myself was born in the United States so for me it’s nice to see this beautiful clutch in a different color. It would be kind of odd for me to carry around a clutch of the Union Flag in the appropriate colors when I’m not from the UK but I don’t see a problem carrying around an orange one! It kind of states I’m proud to have English blood in me but I respect I’m not from there so I won’t carry around the actual colors.
I am not going to deny that Alexander McQueen makes the most beautiful pieces. The Alexander McQueen Knuckle Clutches aren’t my FAVORITE favorite (that would be the Skull Clutches), but they are definitely the next runner up. They are always so ornate with many exquisite details. But I came across the Alexander McQueen Hummingbird Knuckle Clutch and… well, I have a little bone to pick.
The Alexander McQueen De Manta Clutch is back! This is probably one of my favorite McQueen styles. And judging from all the new versions that keep appearing season after season, this is a favorite for a lot of other bagistas as well. I don’t blame anyone though, this clutch certainly has an allure. I have always loved the soft lines and folded corners. They give this clutch a certain degree of uniqueness that I find very attractive. I don’t think I have ever seen a version of this clutch that I didn’t like. The one you see here is certainly no different! Introducing the new Alexander McQueen De Manta Flesh Dragonfly Spine Clutch!
If this bag was available last week when I wrote my piece on Reusable Shopper Totes, this packaway shopper by Alexander MQueen would have been on the top of my list. I have an obsession with Alexander McQueen stuff – bags, shoes, blazers, dresses, you name it! The very first thing I ever purchased by the designer was years ago (maybe 4), it was a grey-ish blue blazer, that I still occasionally wear to this day. That was the first item that kinda kicked off my obsession. I have many pieces by the designer in my closet that have truly stood the test of time. Quality is always at it’s best. Which is exactly what I’m looking for in a reusable shopper tote – it’s a requirement! Like I mentioned in my previous post, there is a grocery bag ban here in Seattle so it’s essential to have a tote that can withstand high-usage and being tossed around. Now this isn’t a tote that I would recommend using at the grocery store, unless you’re just picking up a couple small items. This is more of a fashionable statement shopper. One that I would used when out shopping for clothes, or on one of my weekly trips to Pike Place Market ~ flowers & baguette. And the bag is made of nylon which makes it a cinch to clean after each use. Also this “Packaway” shopper cleverly folds down into its own zipped leather carry pouch – brilliant! Makes it easy to store in your day bag.
No one quite makes a clutch like Alexander McQueen. The amazing designer may have left us but his brand and designs are here to stay! It’s my dream to own a Alexander McQueen Skull Clutch and I’m determined to have one someday. I like bags that make a statement and the skull clutches are always unique looking. Every season the skull clutch gets revamped but at the moment I’m absolutely in love with the Lattice Studded Skull Clutch. Both the colors of the clutch and the hardware look stunning together! Of course the skull is the perfect finishing touch to such a beautiful bag.
There’s a ridiculously awesome sale going on right now over on MyTheresa, featuring over 400 gorgeous designer handbags by favorite name brands like Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana and more. Below are a couple of my favorites (only a couple!)..
Givenchy Antigona Clutch. $785 ($1,121)
Adding a high dose of vitamin C is just what the doctor ordered for summer. Love this juicy orange clutch. It will add some life to even the dullest outfit.
Alexander McQueen De Manta Floral Clutch. $368 ($525)
I have a secret obsession with watercoloring. It’s been my long time fascination with this technique that draws me in to this tonal rose watercolor-effect satin clutch by McQueen. Such a beauty!
As I’ve stated over and over again black and gold is my favorite color combination when it comes to fashion and Alexander McQueen has always been one of my favorite designer brands. Put them together and you have got one fabulous fashion piece. If you currently do not own a clutch, the Alexander McQueen “Skull” Padlock Fold-Over Clutch is a lovely one to add to your collection.
This past year was filled with so many wonderful bags from so many wonderful designers. It is so difficult to choose just one as my all-time favorite for 2012. Lucky for me, I don’t have to. I was told I could have a list of my top picks. Admittedly, this was still somewhat difficult. But I think I managed to come up with four bags that are the best of the best. They are all something I think every bagista should consider adding to her collection. So check out my top picks below. They are listed in no particular order.
Rebecca Minkoff Studded Affair Bag. $425
I absolutely adore my Affair. It is such a sweet little shoulder bag. The pyramid shaped studs and classic flap closure design create the perfect balance between edge and sophistication. I also love the pairing of gold-tone hardware with soft black leather. It is such a great, updated look. This bag looks great with just about any ensemble, but personally I love it with a dressy top.