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1:43 pm

Sisterly Edition: Tod’s D-Bag

14/07/2011, Accessories, Handbags, Tod's

I love the size and the shape of Daphne and Ingrid’s iconic D bag by Tod’s.

Daphne Osena-Paez and Ingrid Go's Tod's D Bag

Princess Diana loved (and used) the bag so much that Tod’s renamed the bag in her honor.

I’ve been obsessed with Tod’s as of late. Remember the blue suede Gommini loafers I bought in January? Well, I bought another pair of suede loafers (they really make comfiest shoes on Earth), this time in olive green, when I went to Milan for the menswear shows last month. Can’t wait to use it.

10:23 am

You Can’t Fake Fashion

11/07/2011, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags

I know I touched the subject of canvas tote bags (oh no, not again) in my previous post but here’s something worth checking out.

To raise awareness against counterfeit goods and to celebrate original design within the fashion industry, the world’s biggest auction site, eBay and the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) produced one-of-a-kind tote bags customized by fifty CFDA designers.

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Here’s the full list of fashion designers and brands participating: Adam, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Band of Outsiders, Betsey Johnson, Billy Reid, Botkier, Brian Atwood, Calvin Klein Collection, Catherine Malandrino, Chaiken, Coach, Cynthia Rowley, Cynthia Steffe, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Donna Karan, Foley + Corinna, Helmut Lang, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, Judith Leiber, Kenneth Cole, Libertine, Lilly Pulitzer, Loeffler Randall, Marchesa, Milly, Naeem Khan, Nanette Lepore, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, Peter Som, Phillip Lim, Rachel Roy, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Taylor, Reed Krakoff, Rodarte, Stuart Weitzman, Tahari, Theory, The Row, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Tracy Reese, Vena Cava, Vivienne Tam, Yigal Azrouel, Zero + Maria Cornejo

Someone bought the one designed by Reed Krakoff so I bought the bag made by my beloved Peter Som.

Click HERE to browse the eBay + CFDA auction before it’s too late.

5:03 am

Les Allures De Chanel Haute Couture

07/07/2011, Accessories, Chanel, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture

Check out some of the accessories used at the Chanel fall/winter 2011 haute couture collection.

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6:43 pm

The Flask Purse

06/07/2011, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags

It’s not every day I blog about things I saw from Twitter but when Janet of Graey NY sent me a link to her flask-inspired purse video, I must say I was enamored. See for yourself.
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Cool purse aside, I thought it was a well-made video. After Janet introducing herself and her company briefly, she provided details about the flask purse such as what it can fit, what it’s made of and why you should buy it. Best of all, it was capped at exactly sixty seconds. I love this direct but personal and intimate approach that doesn’t sound forced or overt.

Visit to learn more.

5:33 pm

Roadside Assistance

03/07/2011, Accessories, Current Affairs, Handbags, Jaipur, New Delhi

When it comes to road rules, in India, there are no rules. As our driver said, you need three things: a good horn, a good break and lastly, the most important of all, good luck. During the road trip from New Delhi to Agra, I saw four accidents over the span of five hours. Traffic lights are very rare here. Also, everyone honks like mad. They use their horns to communicate to one another. Even trucks have signs “Blow Horn Please” painted on the back. I’ve been using the ear plugs I got from the plane whenever I’m inside the car and let me tell you, they’re a godsend!

Bryanboy in the grassfields during his roadtrip from Jaipur to New Delhi

Three necklaces (one used as a headband) from New Delhi, sunglasses from Miu Miu, black top from Uniqlo, belt from Kenzo, trousers from a market in Jaipur, bracelets from Hermes and Morocco, shoes from Morocco, bag from Mark Cross

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4:10 pm

The $10 Wire Necklace

28/06/2011, Accessories, Jewelry, Shopping

I’m all for cheap thrills, no secret about that. Imagine the delight when I saw this super chic wire necklace.

Gold wire necklace from New Delhi, India

I got from the Dilli Haat market in New Delhi a few days ago for around ten US dollars. Awesome eh? Wear it underneath a shirt collar and voila! A touch of metallica doesn’t hurt anyone. Also looks terrific with white shirts as long as you don’t get it wet.

7:42 pm

A Marketing Ploy at Prada’s Expense

18/06/2011, Accessories, Fashion and Style

After the Burberry Prorsum show, I rushed to Via Montenapoleone really quick to pick up some of the fall/winter 2012 Prada pieces I sent for alteration. I saw this lady from a far, casually strolling down the street, sporting a canvas bag and that distinct stripe from the spring 2011 collection.

Woman wearing a Prada bag and Prada shoes at Via Montenapoleone, Milan

A few meters later, I saw another lady carrying the same bag, wearing the same shoes. Click click click!

5:21 pm

Jason Wu’s Mini Miss Wu Python Bag

31/05/2011, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Jason Wu

I don’t obsess about handbags like I used to (I tend to love shoes and clothes these days) but I must say I love the mini Miss Wu (by Jason Wu) bag for Pre-Fall 2011. They come in various shades and leathers but how can I resist the eye-popping colours of these python bags? Very nice. From what I’ve seen, the bag is very small — just enough space to carry the most basic essentials: phone, lip gloss, cigarettes and a lighter. It’s perfect for people like me. I’m on a mission to de-clutter and simplify my life. More on that later.

Jason Wu Mini Miss Wu python bag

Photo credit: TheWStudio

2:50 pm

Comme des Garçons Wallet

29/05/2011, Accessories, Comme Des Garcons, Fashion and Style, Shopping

I was browsing the selection of wallets at Hermès on Broad Street the other day and as pretty and buttery soft soft soft supple as they are, the astronomical price tags are just too much. But then again, it’s Hermès. ‘Nuff said. I don’t even know why I’m looking at wallets because the bf gave me one (Hello Kitty, mind you) for my birthday two months ago. Unfortunately, the cute factor had worn off after using it a few times. Going through the Net-a-Porter site this morning, I saw this fluorescent green Comme des Garçons wallet. Green on one side, bright orange on the other.

Comme des Garçons Wallet in Fluorescent Green color

Comme des Garçons wallet, US$100 at Net-a-Porter
Click HERE to buy or for more information.

1:20 pm

Uncommon Creatures

29/05/2011, Accessories, Denmark, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style

I know spring showers are coming to an end to pave way for summer sun but it’s never too early to start planning looks for fall. I love Jens’ collection of hand-made hats for Uncommon Creatures, a cool label based in Denmark. They are inspired by villages such as Viseu de Sus, situated in the Maramures mountains in Romania. I’m all for headgear and these chic creatures will surely punctuate any autumn outfit.

Uncommon Creatures Copenhagen hat

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