Posts tagged evening clutch/pouch
a.Fasione’s Shopping Round Up # 24: CELINE DOUBLE FLAP CLUTCH

Taking a break from catching the #NYFW shows, I just wanted to share a recent find during one of my shopping trips. Céline has recently launched a new clutch bag - perfect for evenings out or even for work if I can say so myself - called the Double Flap Clutch.

Celine Double Flap Clutch in Burgundy Python Skin
Celine Double Flap Clutch in Burgundy Python Skin
Celine Double Flap Clutch in Pony Hair Orange
Celine Double Flap Clutch in Pony Hair Orange

Available in the Takashimaya Boutique here in Singapore, it's currently available in 2 variations - one in python skin leather in a deep and warm burgundy colour as you see above and the other in a bi-color/material combination dominated by lush pony hair on the front flap with a bright orange hue. I am personally in love with the latter option and for SGD 2100, it's a piece that'll definitely add a touch of glam and bam to your wardrobe. For those looking for a more classic and elegant variation then I'd suggest going for the one in python, which retails for SGD 2700.

Celine Double Flap Clutch
Celine Double Flap Clutch

Inside, there's so much room to put in essentials - whether you use the first flap pocket to store say an iPad Mini or even evening out necessities. Alternatively you still have the zipped area to put other items you'll need. There are also a sufficient number of card and money slots for you to play with on the other flap side as you can see below.

Celine Double Flap Clutch
Celine Double Flap Clutch

Gorgeous isn't it? I just love it and I'm thinking of getting one myself. So if you're lusting after these babies, better head on down to Takashimaya [look for Jasmine who'd be the perfect person to assist you] before they get all snatched up by fashion addicts such as myself.

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GIVENCHY SPRING-SUMMER 2013 BAGS

Ah the allure of Spring-Summer beckons and it's almost time to update your wardrobes and bags with nothing but the latest & the greatest from the season. Well, look no further than Tisci's collection for SS2013 for mouth-watering pieces that are to die for!

There are a couple of eye-catching designs this season and first up would be one of the more sought after new celebrity staple - the Lucrezia. A lot would probably say this is reminiscent of Vuitton's Speedy but personally I think it has it's own unique flair and character to it, making it the perfect workbag. Retailing for SGD 3350 in Singapore [or for USD 3175 via Bergdorfs] for the medium size, it's available in 2 variations [blue and brown or bronze and black] as you see above both in sturdy calf [or was it buffalo?] leather.

Givenchy Lucrezia Bag
Givenchy Lucrezia Bag

Initially when you see the piece you may be put off by the scratchy nature of the leather, but honestly after some deep thinking it will definitely add character and personality to the bag as it ages. I also adore the 2 leather side straps that frames the bag and of course it has a utilitarian aspect to it in helping protect the integrity of the bag's structure. Alternatively, if you're looking for the perfect evening clutchfor the holiday season, there's the Obsedia Minauidere retailing for SGD 2650. It's the perfect stand out chic item - sure to draw the envy of ladies everywhere and grab the attention of gentlemen with its unique and edgy design.

Don't even think about it if you're still lusting after any one of these pieces after reading this post. It's so worth it. Don't hesitate, just jump and grab these pieces! After all, it's the holidays - perfect excuse to buy a gift for one's self [or for someone else for that matter ;)]. Merry Christmas fasioneistas!

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a.Fasione's Shopping Round Up # 19: GIVENCHY PYTHON ANTIGONA ENVELOPE CLUTCH
Givenchy Python Antigona Clutch
Givenchy Python Antigona Clutch

FW 2012 is definitely the season to get Givenchy's Antigona Envelope Clutch. After releasing a version in a gorgeous calf-hair number [CLICK HERE for MORE DETAILS], we see Tisci exploring further the boundaries of this growing classic in orange python. The result is nothing short of magical. I tell you, it is as beautiful in person as it is in the photo. The feel of the clutch is sheer luxury - and that is saying a lot, coming from someone who absolutely abhors anything to do with snakes. The color is rich and supple and definitely catches the eye of anyone who sees it. Retailing for SGD2400 here in Singapore, it's a bit pricey, but honestly I think worth every penny. This will definitely draw the attention and jealous stares of anyone who sees you strutting down a party with this clutch. Alternatively, you can order this piece from Barneys NY where it retails for around USD1770.

Givenchy Python Antigona Clutch
Givenchy Python Antigona Clutch

Oh and of course I couldn't resist the fun of taking a photo with it. It complemented my outfit that day, making me lust after it even more. What do you think? Gorgeous isn't it?

Givenchy Python Antigona Clutch
Givenchy Python Antigona Clutch
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PROENZA SCHOULER WALLET on CHAIN
Proenza Schouler Wallet on Chain
Proenza Schouler Wallet on Chain

It seems like Proenza Schouler is capitalizing on the uptrend growth of Chanel's iconic Wallet on Chain[aka WOC] with the launch of their very own rendition of the WOC in the PS1 design. Everyone is clamoring about the latest addition to the PS1 family and who wouldn't? It's such a beautiful piece! Measuring 8"x2.5"x5.75", I think it's just the perfect size for an evening out or even for carrying your travel essentials. The strap is 60" long with a 25" drop. Available in 7 colors - classic black, midnight, raspberry, birch, lipstick, lemon and purple rain[CLICK on the COLORS to SEE PHOTOS and PURCHASE]- it's a brilliant move to make it available in almost every color of the rainbow. What I love about this piece is that the chain is removable and you can actually use it as a regular wallet. It has one interior pocket with a front slit for bits and bobs, as well as a zipped pocket at the back. 6 credit cards can fit snugly into each one and I believe there would be 2 pouch pockets as well. Oh and the bonus you might ask or rather the advantage it has over the Chanel WOC [apart from the price of course] is that it has a mirror! Perfect for instant retouching.

Raspberry Proenza Schouler Wallet on Chain
Raspberry Proenza Schouler Wallet on Chain

Color-wise my top 3 would definitely have to be the midnightraspberry, and lemon as you see in the photos above. But my absolute fave would have to be the one in raspberry. Available via Proenza Schouler online [by the way, they do ship internationally] it retails for USD785, which is honestly not a bad price at all considering the utility you can get out of it. And if you can muster enough to purchase a Chanel WOC, why not get several colors of this beauty while you're at it!

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CREDITS: Photos from Proenza Schouler

a.Fasione's Round Up #14: CELINE CASE BAG
Celine Case Bag
Celine Case Bag
Celine Case Bag
Celine Case Bag

It's been a while since I featured anything from one of my favorite brands Céline - I guess I was just waiting for something worth sharing and low and behold here we have something that is simply too irresistible not to share. Introducing the Céline Case Bag. Born from the house's FW2012 collection, it brings to life in a refreshed form the Classic Box. Available in 2 variations - one with a leather strap, the other in a golden chain - it's a chic as it's well-known predecessor. What makes it unique apart from the varied options in strap [which are not detachable unlike that of the Classic Box] would be the shape, size and compartments it has vs. the latter. It has more room for items and it has an elongated shape. Retailing for about the same price as that of the Box[SGD 5200], it's something that can compete against Chanel'sJumbo Classic Flap. Who knows, it may have been designed to be exactly that. Nonetheless, I think this is a perfect bag to have - one you can take from work to an evening event and even out and about while running errands or on a shopping trip. Versatile and classy - 2 of my favorite descriptors when it comes to a.Must Have bags!

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PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 FW 2012 BAGS
PS11 Mini Classic Leather Shoulder Bag
PS11 Mini Classic Leather Shoulder Bag

FW2012 heralds in the onslaught of Proenza Schouler's PS11 Bags in variation of shapes and sizes that will fit any fasione-ista's bag needs. I've been enamored by the design of the PS11 for quite some time as I think it has that IT factor anyone should look for in a bag. Be it the tote or the shoulder bag, I love how it stands out in a crowd due to the simplicity and the unmistakable trademark it has as a design. First up would be the current bane of my existence - the PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag. Don't get me wrong, I adore this bag! If I can have it in all the colors available, I would've started collecting months ago. And I guess herewith lies the problem, I just want it so bad that I can't stop thinking about it! Available in 2 sizes - the mini and the regular size - it's perfect regardless, which you'll take as it can fit all the daily essentials you carry around. The design is as sleek as any shoulder bag can get and what I love about it is the versatility in terms of use - it'll be perfect as a weekend bag out and about in the streets or even as a nice workbag that transitions into a handy evening clutch. Retailing for almost USD 1700 for the mini [such as the hot orange number you see above via Bergdorf Goodman] and about USD 1900 for the bigger one [much like the ones below in emerald and classic black, which is available via Bergdorf Goodman and MyTheresa respectively]; it's an investment worth making given the mileage you'll get out of this baby.

PS11 Classic Shoulder
PS11 Classic Shoulder
PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag
PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag

Alternatively, if a shoulder bag isn't your thing, you can opt for the new and improved PS11 Shopping Tote as you see below. It's big and roomy enough to be - well as the name suggests, a shopping tote or even as a travel bag. For this piece, I'd highly suggest going with a classic color given the battering it can get when you bring it our for shopping or travel trips. Though fret not, Proenza also made sure that those who love a splash of color won't be disappointed.

PS11 Shopping Tote
PS11 Shopping Tote

What I love with the new and improved version are the front pockets that can fit things you need to grab quick - like keys, metro card or coins. Further, they've added in a detachable strap that you can use to lug it around on your shoulder when you get tired of hand carrying it. It's absolutely fantabulous! Available as well in 2 sizes, small and large, it retails for about USD 2000 and USD 2300 respectively. If you're interested with the black one above it is available via Net-a-Porter[just note that it's the large size].

See below some of the other variations that I think are note-worthy, and I'm lusting after:

PS11 Mini Shoulder Bag
PS11 Mini Shoulder Bag
PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag in Burgundy
PS11 Classic Shoulder Bag in Burgundy
Brand Logo (White)
Brand Logo (White)
YSL FW 2012 CHYC CLUTCH
YSL Chyc Clutch
YSL Chyc Clutch

I don't think any amount of rebranding will make my love for YSL die down, especially after seeing the gorgeous FW2012 renditions of the ever-famed Chyc Clutch.Retailing for about USD 980 at Matches, it's the perfect evening clutch to grace an evening event with. Alternatively, here in Singapore you can get it for SGD 1060 at YSL Boutiques across the island. If you ask my opinion, I'd say pine away for the one in classic black or deep burgundy - quintessential pieces in any lady's wardrobe. Though if you're more adventurous than usual and are looking for flair, I'd say the bright pink one is not so bad either. Personally I'm lusting after the one in burgundy, but as with everything else, color is a personal choice isn't it? So which one are you gunning for? Better start saving and purchasing before these luxurious pieces get snagged away from right under your nose!

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GIVENCHY ANTIGONA ENVELOPE CLUTCH
Givenchy Antigona Clutch
Givenchy Antigona Clutch

FW'12 is in full swing and one of the pieces that I am just lusting after is this gorgeous Antigona Envelope Clutch from Givenchy. Made out of black calf hair, tie-tied with a gorgeous red - it's a.Must Have evening clutch for the fashion forward fasione-ista!

Givenchy Antigona Envelope Clutch
Givenchy Antigona Envelope Clutch

Retailing for SGD 2400 at Givenchy Paragon, I honestly think this is well worth the purchase for something that is as unique and painstakingly beautiful a piece. Alternatively, you can purchase it from Selfridges for GBP 995[CLICK HERE to PURCHASE].

Givenchy Antigona Envelope Clutch
Givenchy Antigona Envelope Clutch

(Blazer from H&M, Shirt from YSL, Sneakers from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bracelet from Chanel)

I personally think that the clutch is versatile - transcending seasons if you must. See how it works well with the outfit that I wore that day, which is still inspired by SS'12. Got to love versatile and lasting accessories!

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