Because of the shortage of materials during WWII, Guccio Gucci started to experiment with other types of material such as jute, cotton canvas, linen and hemp with curved bamboo handles.
The collection finally evolved into one of the most iconic products of the House of Gucci, the Bamboo collection was born.
Jean Paul Gaultier is reportedly leaving the high-end House of Hermes to concentrate on his own label and Lacoste designer, Christophe Lemaire is taking over.
Jean Paul Gaultier has been with Hermes for seven years, and the upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 Hermes collection will be Gaultier’s last.
Originally launched as a denim line in 2001, the See by Chloé brand was a response to the success of denim and jersey pieces in the Chloé collection. While there aren’t many See by Chloe handbags that make me take a second look, the Cherry Small Metallic Cross Body Sling did just that! Softly shaped with a little bit of edge, I’m loving this one!
This cute little cross body is the darling sibling to the Cherry Large version. This little bag packs alot of “WOW” for it’s small size. Gorgeous pebbled leather featuring gold metallic accents. I really love how they “pop” against the black. Two zippered pockets on the front provide an interesting design element without being overwhelming. A short tasseled drawstring at the top of the bag also provides another design element that provides stylish detail without being too long and overpowering the scale of the bag. I love the pleating on the sides of the bag is it gives the bag a soft rounded shape rather than a hard line geometric shape. It’s almost like carrying a little pillow! small front flap has a magnetic closure so it doesn’t stay open.
These days, everyone is trying to save money. And people who love Louis Vuitton handbags are certainly no exception. One great way to save money is to buy pre-owned (AKA “pre-loved”) handbags on eBay, Bonazle, eCrater, or what have you. And with so many people out there trying to unload their luxury items for some quick cash, there are many great deals to be had. But is that Louis Vuitton handbag authentic? For the unwary shopper, these internet market places can be quite dangerous. So how can you avoid buying a fake? There are some things you can do to help lower your chances of getting stuck with a knock-off. Below you will find some tips on buying pre-owned Louis Vuitton handbags online.
The Artisan Corner is a new unique event that brings the craftsmanship of Gucci’s Florentine leather goods factory directly to its clientele. And this month the House’s most skilled artisans will travel to a select few Gucci stores here within the US, where they will be stationed at custom-built workshops.
The Artisan Corner will include work tables, a sewing machines, a leather stand, and various tools that are used to make some of Gucci’s most memorable leather goods. The artisans be working on various classics like the Bamboo, New Jackie, New Pelham, G Wave and as well as small leather goods. Gucci announced, “Customers will be able to see craftsman as they hand-stitch handles, assemble bamboo tassels, prepare leather strips for woven stitching and hand emboss customer’s initials, offering a unique viewing of Gucci’s time honored traditions.”
Last week, Reese Witherspoon was spotted taking in a little shopping at an LA boutique called Satine. And it looks like a Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch was just added to her handbag collection.
I would have never guessed she was a Rebecca Minkoff fan, but I guess who isn’t these days? For the occasion, Reese was sporting her favorite 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt. The high waist and geometric pattern seem to flatter her figure very nicely. She paired the skirt with a simple black top and gray shoes. And to complete her ensemble, Reese is carrying what looks to be a gray suede handbag.
But wait, I just know I have seen that handbag somewhere before. It’s driving me crazy, I just can’t seem to put my finger on it! It is a very lovely handbag, there is no doubt about it. I really like the slouchy shape, the diagonal zippered pockets, and contrasting trim. I’m really curious as to how soft and plush the suede is. It looks really luxurious in the pictures.
So what do you think ladies? Who makes this handbag? Let’s hear your guesses in the comments section below! I’m just dying to find out who the designer is!
The Chat: identify!
I just received a mailer in my box about Coach’s new Wallet Finder. Where they match you up with one of their wallets, based on some of your preference criteria, such as function, size, design, and materials.
Why not, lets give it a try. I’m dying to know which wallet Coach has lined up for me….
First question they ask: “What size are you looking for?”
I picked medium. Not a fan of wallets that are too small and get lost amongst the other accessories in my purse. Also not a fan of larger sizes. Don’t really need the card space.
Next question pops up: “Do you have a favorite wallet style?”
I would have checked ‘not really’, if they asked, but since it’s not an opinion, I went ahead and went with the Compact clutch. After hovering over to get the details of each, I decided that one has the most useful features for me.
Now for fabric: “Do you have a preference on fabrication?”
I sure do. Didn’t take me long to answer this one. Leather. Although I have to admit, I think Coach’s new leopard print fabric is pretty rad.
Time to pick the shade: “Choose a favorite color”
This question actually took me a while to answer. I am all for bright and bold small accessories. Little things that just burst in vibrant color is something I crave. However… that is not an option in Coach’s little Wallet Finder. So disappointed. The options: choose between brown/khaki or grey/black. Alright, I guess I will go with black.
*drum roll please* and Coach matched me up with the Gramercy Embossed Leather Compact Clutch.
Impressed, because out of all the wallets displayed on coach.com, this was indeed my pick. I love the quilting. And usually I am so not one for picking up a signature bag, but this wallet is pretty darn cute. And even though I didn’t get to pick a bright color for the exterior, what I love about this little piece is when popped open, reveals a pretty pink interior. Fabulous!
Go give it a try @ coach and see what they match you up with.
Here’s some exciting new eye candies to me, these miniature-sized accessories are Limited Edition bowling bags by Pineider. I wasn’t familiar at all with the Italian based brand, but upon discovering the collection and its history, I’d call myself a fan.
Their roots date back to 1774 in Florence, Italy as founder Francesco Pineider opened his shop where he specialized in handmade papers, leather goods, and personalized stationary. Unique leather accessories were a favorite among men and women, as they were known for excellent craftsmanship and rich aged leathers. The brand has a wide array of collections, and these cute bowler bags belong to the 1774 line. They come in a fun size that measure in at 7” x 7” x 4” and in a variety of eye catching colors. Among these pieces you’re sure to find glossy calf leather, mink fur, and of course the odd round design. What’s the story behind these little accessories? The hand making of shoes inspired the creation of these little bags, I imagine small scraps of leathers collaborating to form these lovely goods.
They’re pleasant to look at but I’m not sure if I’d give this style a chance, their petite frame seem is not my kind of bag, and for the $1,215 asking price isn’t too appealing. If you’re truly eyeing these out, you can find them Here at FORZIERI . Act quick as they are limited!
The Chat: Pineider!