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?
Happy Halloween everybody!!!!
Today is the day that happens only once a year, HALLOWEEN! Whether you like to dress up or treat it like any other day, here are a few of my favorite Halloween-ish inspired handbags that I absolutely love.
Halloween-ish Category: Zombie-inspired
Jun Takahashi Brain Bag
Halloween-ish Category: Godzilla & Reptile inspired
Diane von Furstenburg Camouflage Python Tonda Clutch, $365
Mulberry Del Rey Bag, $1904
Versace has been hiding from the spotlight and it’s about time we bring them forward. The Italian brand can be best characterized for its modern style with a gothic twist to it. You either a fan of them or not, regardless, we always look forward to the newbie’s that the House has to offer. It seems like the most interesting details are found on Donatella’s accessories. If it doesn’t arrive with a heavily studded metal array then it’s the unusual patterns that challenge the design element of the typical women’s style.
The classic black work tote. Check out this Foley and Corinna Shopper tote, available in durable pebbled leather and snakeskin-embossed trim. The deal: $340 (reg $495)
Another favorite from Foley + Corinna can now be found on Last Call, the Mini Jet-Set in Chocolaty leather. The deal: $290 (reg $425)
Whether you’re a fan of summer white or winter white the classic hobo by Michael Kors is the best of both worlds. Available only in Vanilla. The deal: $255 (reg $348)
To be completely honest when I first saw the Pyramid Stud Tote pictured above I was thinking it was by Michael Kors, you know, the classic Uptown Astor Shoulder Tote. Despite the similarities I still love this bag, even though it’s by BCBG. The deal: $350 (reg $465)
With all the coverage of the Coachella music festival, I’ve been inspired for the Boho looks on everyone. How easy, romantic, earthy and down to earth everyone looks! Of course, Kate Hudson and Nicole Richie have been rockin’ Boho for several years and now with the starlets Vanessa Hudgens and Miley Cyrus embracing the look, it should be on the radar for awhile to come. Considering the publicity these ladies garner, you can understand why the Versace Fringed Leather and Twill Cross Body Bag caught my eye.
Here’s a designer bag fit for the inner punk chic in you. Although this piece is not my taste at all, I like the ‘tough girl’ statement that it is sending. With all those heavy looking studs and metal detailing, this shoulder bag can easily be classified as a personal weapon as well; but the Italian House of Versace calls it the Studded Leather Shoulder bag, instead. Donatella’s designs sure can be fierce, and this piece was no exception.
A classic pouch like silhouette arrives in thick black leather with countless oversized squared studs and more. Simply flip the heavy front flap over to reveal the florescent green and tan silk interior to this three compartment shoulder bag. This Versace bag probably wouldn’t make the best candidate for a work, everyday, or formal evening piece; but you sure can pull it off with your casual jeans and tee look for a night out in town.
You never know what to expect out of Donatella Versace and her unusual designs each season. One thing is for sure, you’re either going to love them or hate them, regardless, it’s what makes the House of Versace stand out much. Of course other factors such as steep price tags, more than enough details and very distinctive handbag silhouettes are key when it comes to the Italian fashion label, such as what we see in the Woven Leather Bucket Bag. To weave leather, craftsmanship must be precise and neat and frankly, I’m not feeling the work done on this Versace. Perhaps it’s the extras of vibrant orange panels that run down the sides of this bucket that throw its look off, should they have stuck with all camel leather throughout, instead? Versace loves color and a pale pink interior pouch they placed inside this bucket bag, along with drawstring leather pulls and a white satin lining.
Versace has always been a fan of adding so many textiles and designs onto their accessories in fear of their goods looking too ordinary. Of course, their latest piece arrives adorned with more features than the average bagsita could handle.
Just take a glimpse at one of their latest S/S collection handbags, the Scream Shopper. I took me a while to actually examine the entire bag, detail by detail, and it’s taking me even longer to decide if I’d give this a thumbs up or down. One thing is for sure, there’s no doubt that this shopper is very unique and quite lovely due to the colors used throughout this bag.