Mar 31, 2007

Louis Vuitton Kirsten

The new Louis Vuitton Dentelle collection includes a beautiful small bag named Kirsten. This purse pays homage to the adorable actress Kirsten Dunst. Just as soon as the bag appeared in stores it was quickly sold out. So if you are thinking of getting one, you should keep a close look on your local Louis Vuitton boutique and if possible put yourself on the waiting list.

Mar 15, 2007

High-Waist Jeans - yay or nay?

Over the past year a few celebrities have been spotted wearing hight-waist jeans and many people are wondering if this trend is here to stay. Right now when skinny and low-waist jeans are still very much in it is very hard to imagine liking the high-waist, but who knows, fashion is funny that way - you might first hate it but then you fall in love with it.

Here are the pictures of the celebrities wearing the high-waist jeans.

Sienna Miller:

Geri Halliwell:

Kate Moss:

Mar 14, 2007

The Beauty of Gucci Handbags

by: Angle Tingen

While there are of course many unique and stylish handbags and purses on the market, for many buyers Gucci handbags remain the gold standard, and the standard by which all other handbags are judged. Indeed, in survey after survey shoppers have picked Gucci as the bag they would most like to carry, and for many of us being able to afford one of these fine handbags is a sign that we have truly arrived.

The very popularity and quality of Gucci handbags has of course meant that there are a number of knockoffs and fake Gucci products that have sprung up to take advantage of unwary buyers. While these fakes can be very authentic looking to the casual observer, what they lack is the truly exceptional style and quality that has given Gucci its well deserved reputation.

When shopping for genuine Gucci handbags it is important to remember that genuine Gucci handbags, be they hobo bags, clutches, purses, shoulder bags or other styles, will typically sell for several hundred dollars. While there are of course a number of deals to be had, the fact is that if a retailer offers to sell you a Gucci purse for a fraction of that retail price chances are the product is a fake, and if it is fake chances are good that it is not even worth that heavily discounted price.

There are a number of things to look for to help determine if a Gucci handbag is the real deal or a cheap knockoff. One thing to look closely at is the stitching around the edges of the purse. A genuine Gucci bag will have high quality, fine stitching throughout the bag, while a cheap fake will likely have stitching that is poorly done or uneven. It is also important to look at the quality of the leather, canvas and other materials used in the construction of the handbag. Gucci has long been the highest quality handbag on the market, and as such the company uses only the highest quality, leather, canvas and other materials.

If the material looks cheap or shoddy, chances are good you are looking at a fake. While a fake may be able to fool some people, it is far better to spend a little more and enjoy the truly exceptional quality and style only genuine Gucci handbags can deliver.

There are of course many choices when it comes to which handbag to carry, but there is something about the quality and style of Gucci that is sure to make a statement no matter where you go. For many women the purse she carries is much more than just a place to hold their money. Indeed a purse is a fashion statement, and a genuine Gucci purse makes a statement no other brand name can match. These great handbags, purses, wallets and other accessories may not be the cheapest on the market, but they are certainly among the best and highest quality on the market.

Mar 7, 2007

Lanvin flats replica?

No, I don't mean the illegal terrorist-supporting and child labor using replicas. I just mean a really well inspired Lanvin look-alikes from... Gap! They are being sold for $30-$40 and I have to admit that it is pretty cheap comaring to the actual Lanvin flats. Yes, they quality may not be as great, but hey, you might get tired of them sooner than they start to break and rip. And the beauty of it is that you won't feel guilty throwing the old ones out and getting yourself a new pair. Maybe even in some new funky color!
They are rather pleasent to wear and the leather is pretty soft, too. Definitelly a great replacement for those who don't wanna splurge on the real deal.

If Gap isn't really cool enough for you, try out the NINE WEST flats. These are also very comfortable and isn't the ostrich-like pattern looking cute? Those are sold for the dubble of what the Gap flats cost, but that is still so much less than the Lanvins. I really think that is a great and a very much cheaper way to get the desired look if you aren't the kind of person to spend several hundreds of dollars on a pair of summer shoes.

All of these can be bought online at the official Gap and Nine West websites.
Pictures were also taken from the official Gap and Nine West websits.

LA and Vegas shopping for Balenciaga

If you are in the Los Angeles area (be it Hollywood or Beverly Hills) or Las Vegas and are eager to buy a new Balenciaga - this is for you.
So, where can you find it?
The usual stores that carry Balenciaga bags in the United States are Neiman Marcus, Barney's New York and Saks Fifth Avenue. But not all of them carry the purses. However, here is some info on which stores do.
If you are in Vegas: Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall has a rather good collection of "Bbags".
If you are in LA: Don't bother going in Neiman Marcus or Saks by the Rodeo Drive (Wilshire boulevard). Go straight to Barney's. That's where you'll find you dream purse. And while you are in the area, swing by the gorgeous LV boutique just around the block. LV handbags are such an eye-candy. Always and forever.