Dec 28, 2006

Celebrities = trash

This post isn't about designer handbags or shoes, but I thought I'd post it anyways. Lately I've been getting more and more disgusted with celebrities. What is happening to them? Why are they dressing so badly and looking like trash? I constantly keep seeing Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears wearing shapeless torn clothes or having extremely bad hair days. They constantly look like they badly need a shower! I just want to scrub all this dirt and grease of Britney and Lindsay. Tara Reid seems to have cleaned up a little bit. But other celebrities just keep looking worse and worse. Don't they have enough money to hire stylists and hairdressers and what not? Don't they have mirrors at home? Even if they don't, can't they see pictures of themselves in the tabloids? I understand that they can't keep dressing up for the paparazzi cameras and they do want to be able to live normal lives, but I mean everyone should take showers and wear clean decent clothes. Even if it's sweatpants and a t-shirt.
And what's with the no panties or bras? Is it really so hard to wear underwear once in a while? What were their parents thinking raising their kids like that? I hope somebody will be able to explain this to me someday. This whole thing just makes me mad.

Dec 21, 2006

Celebrities carrying fake designer bags?

I found a thread at the Purseblog forum where the members were discussing celebrities carrying fake bags. I am not good at telling whether a bag is fake or not unless I actually see it in real life or get loads of close up pictures, but some forum members are supposedly really good at identifying fakes. I was surprised when I saw all these pictures that they posted of celebrities carrying fake Louis Vuitton bags. First of all, I couldn't see that they were fake. Okay, some bags were actually obvious fakes, such as Anna Kournikova's Multicolor Louis Vuitton Speedy (she actually admitted to carrying a fake). But Paris and Nicky Hilton? Would they really carry fakes? I guess you could say that they are rich and careless and therefore do not pay as much attention to what they buy or how much it costs. But still.. Celebrities? Fakes? I really do not know what to think of this. I refuse to believe that people that rich would buy a fake bag.

Dec 19, 2006

Shopping - Christmas gifts from Louis Vuitton

Looking for Christmas gifts from high-fashion designers? Here are a few examples of smaller Louis Vuitton gifts what you can get for your better half or some other special person.

FOR HER:

Pochette MM, $330 at eLuxury
Clochette Key Holder, $365 at eLuxury
Key and Change Holder, $200.00 at eLuxury
FOR HIM:
6 Key Holder, $225.00 at eLuxury

Etui à Cigarettes , $270.00 at eLuxury
Organizer Olav, $585.00 at eLuxury




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Dec 17, 2006

Types of handbags

In case you are not so familiar with bags (designer or non-designer), here is a little 101 by Cathy Feldman on the different bag types - name, style, look and feel.

1. Shoulder Bag – A shoulder bag comes in many different sizes and shapes. They are usually larger, providing more space for essentials such as your wallet, books, makeup etc. Shoulder bags are meant only to be worn over the shoulder and provide a combination practicality and style in one handbag.

2. Handheld Handbag – Handheld handbags are handbags which are designed to be held in the hand and no other way. They are usually smaller and provide less space than a shoulder bag. The difference between this form of bag and a clutch is that a handheld bag usually has a strap or handles. These types of bags are best suited for shopping or cruising around town...


- Read the full article by Cathy Feldman-





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Laptop Bags

I bought a new laptop recently - a MacBook - and straight after sorting out everything with the operating systems and other software I started searching the web for a decent-looking laptop bag. I found a few good websites offering really nice-looking laptop bags but eventually I ordered one from Apple's homepage. It is by Knomo and is made of very good quality leather.
knomo laptop bag
Now I found this web page with a rather interesting list of laptop bags. With pictures, of course. Check it out!


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Dior - great winter bags!

In the latest Dior handbags collection you can find this one particular bag in all sorts of different colors and sizes - the Gaucho bag. I think this bag is perfect for winter. Of course, it would be great in summer, too, but somehow I think it would look best with cozy winter coats, jackets and sweaters.
All the celebrities seem to have already realized how great this bag is and here are some pictures to show you how great the Gaucho bag is.

Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba
Sienna Miller
Sienna MillerMischa Barton
Mischa Barton
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
Heidi Klum
Heidi KlumGisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton
Nicky Hilton
Nicky Hilton
Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller

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Dec 15, 2006

Hermés

I am a member at this very popular purse-forum and just recently I saw this thread where forum members were discussing the "bag hierarchy", i.e. what brands are considered to be more exclusive than the others. People's opinions differ quite a bit but you could definitely see that Hermés was almost unanimously decided to be at the top of the bag "food chain". So I decided to dedicate a post to Hermés.

Hermés is a legendary French luxury house which began as saddle maker in Paris inKelly the end of the 19th century. In the 1920s Hermés introduced the first ladies bags with zippers (it also had the patent for zippers in France). The company also expanded its production into other leather goods such as belts, gloves and men and women's sportswear and also designed the travel trunks to meet needs of the new automobile drivers. The world's most coveted handbag - The Kelly - debuted in 1956 after Grace Kelly used a large crocodile handbag to hide her pregnancy. Later in the 70s Hermés introduced a shoe collection and the first complete ready-to-wear men's collection.

Birkin
The Birkin bag rage that is still going on today was started by the actress Jane Birkin. It is said that she complained to a Hermés marketing director that the Kelly bag was hard to open (or simply that there wasn't a bag that would fit her needs) and hence the Birkin bag was made. Right now this bag has the longest waiting list of approximately six years!

In 2003 Jean-Paul Gaultier joined the house as the women's ready-to-wear designer.

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