After the Valentino show, I went to the Palais Royal to preview 3.1 Phillip Lim’s collaboration with BLITZ Lane Crawford. It’s Phillip’s first collection of exotic skin (American crocodile) handbags.
The collection features three of Phillip’s popular handbag styles, the 3.1 Minute clutch, the Mini Ryder and the Wednesday, made from fine American crocodile skin. Each style is available in two colorways, jet black and jade green. They come in a very limited quantity of no more than 20 pieces per style.
Visit Lanecrawford.com to view (or purchase) online. Lane Crawford ships worldwide. For those of you in Hong Kong, the bags are going to be available in-stores, at Lane Crawford IFC Mall and Lane Crawford Canton Road starting from October 6.
“You’ve been wearing a lot of white lately, you’re gonna love our gift,” my friend Gustavo squealed as he handed me my present when I celebrated my birthday dinner at the Monarch Room last month. He was right. This gorgeous ivory laser-cut leather “Daphne” clutch by Jason Wu is the most perfect thing ever. It’s slightly roomier than most clutches; it also functions as a chic day piece! I love a good bag that can fit way more than a credit card and a lip gloss tube.
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My friends at Valentino recently sent me what I think is the ultimate must-have this season — the “My Own Code” bag. It’s a lovely clutch with a foldover clutch and a handle. What makes the bag extra chic is the fact that you can have your initials stamped on the handle — available at select Valentino boutiques worldwide. I’m all about personalization. In this day and age of everyone can pretty much get anything, having something monogrammed with your initials is what makes it truly and only yours.
Sunglasses by Saint Laurent Paris, sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim, trousers from Just Cavalli, sandals by Kris Van Assche, bag by Valentino, watch and bracelet by Cartier
I don’t know what it is but lately, I’m obsessed with simplicity. I love the idea of keeping everything to the bare minimum. Why carry a bulky bag when a small, clutch will do? Why bring a heavy wallet when there’s the lizard case option? Why wear a bangle when you can sport a chic, thin, gold bracelet? Why carry a packet of cigarettes and a lighter when you can get your nicotine fix via NJOY e-cigarettes? There’s something about well-chosen little things that pack a lot of punch.
Jason Wu Daphne bag, “For The Love Of Fashion” book by Smythson of Bond Street, ivory leather iPhone 5 case by Adopted, watch and bracelet by Cartier, wallet by Vianel, sunglasses by Saint Laurent, NJOY e-cigarettes, altoids, Kiehl’s lip balm, mirror, bracelets by Ryan Porter
Google+ and Neiman Marcus are hosting a live, Google+ Hangout session next week and you’re invited! I, along with my friends Rebecca Minkoff (who recently named one of her blockbuster bags after my beloved grandmother) and my lovely Tina Craig of Snob Essentials will take part in the video chat and you’re all invited. Mark it on your calendars my dearest readers!
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Two seasons ago, my friend Jason Wu gifted me with my very own Daphne Bag in a rich, cherry red color. It’s become one of my favorite and most practical bags. I really love how you can turn this shoulder bag into a really elegant clutch by just tucking in the straps. It’s very roomy and the leather is oh so buttery soft and smooth. Despite its compact size, it fits all my essentials. How chic is this version, in pastel mint?
Available at Net-a-Porter. Click HERE to buy or for more information.
While my super gorgeous seatmate Jessica Stam was busy fanning herself (I don’t blame her — it was soo hot at the Tuileries) while watching the spring/summer 2013 fashion show, I couldn’t stop ooh-ing and ahh-ing at these MAJOR Valentino bags.
Oh and this amazing pyramid-studded, clear trench coat showed up. I DIED!
The timing could not be anymore perfect because I wore a transparent Sonia Rykiel coat at Chanel earlier that morning.