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CELINE SPRING-SUMMER 2013 LUGGAGE COLORS
Celine SS2013 Luggage Colors
Celine SS2013 Luggage Colors

I've noticed that a lot of you have been clamoring for the latest Céline Luggage colors for SS2013. Most of the colors are now out in stores anyhow, but I thought it'd still be good to share what's [was] available. We all know how quick these babies fly off the shelves these days. It's like fasioneistas are prepping for the plague! This season, we'll see a good range of bright and dark hues for both the regular luggage tote and the phantom - orange, flesh, tan, butter, burgundy or rust, navy, slate blue and of course classic black. Just note that not all of these will be available to both designs. There's also a range of leather options to choose from - supple and natural. So sky's the limit!

Celine Luggage Tote
Celine Luggage Tote

Apart from that, there's a series of bi-colored options available and here are some of my absolute faves.

Celine Luggage Tote
Celine Luggage Tote
Celine Phantom in Slate Blue
Celine Phantom in Slate Blue
Celine Phantom in Flesh
Celine Phantom in Flesh
Celine Phantom in Pearl Grey
Celine Phantom in Pearl Grey
Celine Phantom in Butter
Celine Phantom in Butter
Celine Luggage Tote in Vanilla
Celine Luggage Tote in Vanilla
Celine Luggage Tote in Glacier
Celine Luggage Tote in Glacier

By the way, prices are increasing like cray cray for the Luggage so if you don't have one yet, better get one already before it reaches Chanel Flap pricing proportions! Happy shopping fasioneistas!

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a.Fasione's Shopping Round Up # 22: CELINE FW2012 SUEDE PHANTOM LUGGAGE
Celine FW2012 Suede Phantom Luggage Tote
Celine FW2012 Suede Phantom Luggage Tote

I think it's pretty obvious that I am a Céline fan ever since Ms. Philo stepped in as the label's Creative Director. I was actually waiting with bated breath for the SS2013 Women's RTW Collection shown at Paris Fashion Week, and as per usual it was brilliant! Well, to add fuel to my ever-growing fanaticism, I dropped by the shop the other day to check out what pieces from the FW12 collection have been left un-snatched by Céline hungry fasioneistas. And lo and behold there is one more jewel that is up for grabs ladies and gents! Check out this simply mouth-watering Phantom Luggage from Céline' FW2012 collection in a deep red suede material retailing for SGD 2900. Beautiful isn't it? It's lined in lamb leather, with the same deep red color and of course, the handle and outer detailing is made of leather too. I was immediately head over heels! And who wouldn't? It looks absolutely stunning! The only caution to this is the fact that it's made of suede, which will stain lighter colored clothing. Otherwise, it's the perfect piece to have and to hold. If I were you, I'd be running down Takashimaya right now to grab it for my very own as it's the only piece left Otherwise, some other fasioneista will be the proud owner of this beautiful baby.

Celine FW2012 Suede Phantom Luggage Tote
Celine FW2012 Suede Phantom Luggage Tote
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CELINE FALL WINTER'12 LUGGAGE TOTE COLORS

And the hysteria continues. One of Céline's IT bags, the infamous Luggage Tote, has released its offering of colors for this Fall-Winter 2012.

As my friends and I have noticed, it seems that I'm more of a Spring-Summer creature vs. Fall-Winter when it comes to fashion taste. And it's mostly because living in a tropical climate restricts a lot of my choices during the wintery season. This time around though, I'm quite excited to see this color palette as I personally think some of these pieces will bode the spring season quite well. We're seeing quite a bit of color from Céline this Fall-Winter, which makes me very pleased - specially seeing perennial favorites such as the black & royal blue colors. I actually think that the royal blue color has turned to a staple fall seasonal color given that I've been seeing it for the past 2 fall seasons. I think of note as well would be the color-blocked version of yellow, beige & brown.

So my dear fasione-istas, which color are you going to be lusting after this season? Better head on down the nearest Céline boutique and queue yourself up for that ever elusive Luggage Tote.

a.Fasione’s: ROUND UP # 7

Looking back at all the a.Fasione Round Ups I think I must admit that I am guilty of favoritism. Majority if not all had posts on Céline; and how could I not? They're bags are just gorgeous [well, I must admit there's a bit of bias involved in this as I'm just in love with the brand. That's what brand love does for you ;)]

Caught sight of the Summer 2012 specific colors, which are different from the Spring-Summer 2012 melee of colors [CLICK HERE for RELATED POST] I posted a while back. As per usual, the summer colors consist mainly of the color-blocked options and to be fair and objective about it, I don't think all color combinations are as fantabulous as the last seasons - as a matter of fact I think there's only one combination that's worth anyone's time, which is the one in WHITE. Other than that, I'd say don't even bother - not even for the sake of finally owning one of these elusive Luggage Totes. You might as well take any one of the solid colors they have available, mostly in suede, or if you willing & able - invest in one of the exotic skin versions available [which you will see photos of if you click on next].

The other piece, which I think is new in the slew of Céline bags is this gorgeous bi-color clutch. I just think they're amazing statement pieces that will definitely spice up any girl's evening look. And the colors they have for the season transition well, regardless if it's spring, summer, fall or winter! That's about it for this edition of the Round Up.

Just a little teaser, since the blog's first year anniversary is up and coming, I'm going to make some much needed changes to the Round Up - which I think all of you should watch out for. So keep your eyes and ears peeled for that one.  'Till then, sayonara folks!

THE GREAT CHANEL WEEKEND

It was an amazing weekend to say the least. I spent the weekend catching up and going around with my dear friend Anj [don’t you just love her rings??  Gorgeous!!] and I guess saying “we painted the town red” is not enough. The past 2 days has been spent brunching and shopping all over Singapore’s main shopping thoroughfares and as such, when you combine me and another manic shopper, damage was done. That said, I think I can safely say that it did more good than bad; soothing out our work weary selves with enough fashion sustenance to last a few months [I think more so Anj than me LOL! I still want a pair of shoes – you’ll find out later what I mean]

Spring-Summer 2012 is in full bloom in stores and we got a taste of some of the finest pieces such as these gorgeous printed sandals from Proenza Schouler

…to these delectable calf-skin [though I seriously thought they were lamb because of the buttery soft treatment!] Chanel Quilted Sneakers

…to the past 2 days’ purchases such as these gorgeous Céline Shades…

and our belle de jour, Anj’s Chanel Chic Quilt from the Spring-Summer 2012 collection.

I absolutely adore this bag.  It’s like a pumped up version of the Classic Flap with its buttery soft calfskin leather to its gleaming sheen and of course the same versatility in terms of usage. Oh it’s more economical to boot! Available in 2 sizes, I prefer the one Anj bought vs. the bigger piece as the bigger one loses its semblance to the Classic Flap.

Well, more stories to come about this amazing weekend. I’m still in the hunt for Spring-Summer 2012 statement shoes – contemplating on these gorgeous Chanel Quilted Sneakers or Prada’s Kiltie Golf Shoes that are unfortunately out of stock in my size everywhere. Darn it! Updates definitely to follow if my luck permits it but for now, I must bid you all adieu as it’s time for me to hit the hay sack! Seriously poofed and I’m up for another challenging workweek. So till the next update then!

[UPDATES] CELINE BLUE CROC BOX

Passed by Céline Takashimaya a couple of days ago and I spotted my dream Golden Bag - the Céline Box. I did a double take when I saw this bag on the window display - it's such a gorgeous rendition of a classic design that I was literally drooling. It has all the right elements for an amazing Spring-Summer bag - croc leather, blue color with gold detail.

I just love it and I want it now!

UPDATES: Much to my disappointment and to this classic piece's appropriate appraisal, this specific Classic Box retails for SGD 31000. Yes you saw that right, there are 3 zeroes in there - that's the cost of genuine crocodile leather for you. I guess all I can do now is sing its praises and drool at it longingly............

CELINE LUGGAGE TOTE TRIPLETS
Celine Luggage Tote Triplets
Celine Luggage Tote Triplets

To the people who know me and to those who have been following this blog, it is apparent and obvious how much I am in love with Céline. No words can describe how attuned I feel to this brand and to their designs - what can I say it's just love at first sight. Phoebe Philo is a genius! From the details, to the craftsmanship, to the genius that each season unfolds, I must say I am a true Céline fanatic. And love is shown through actions - thus I proudly introduce my Céline Luggage Tote Triplets. I just couldn't help it. It's sheer fanaticism and love. That's all there is to say...

All 3 versions are Spring-Summer pieces from the past year or so [which makes me wonder, will I soon have quadruplets? I need Fall-Winter pieces!]. And since my first purchase I'm unable to stop.

What I'm happy about these Luggage Totes is that they're unique designs with the exception of the classic black Mini Luggage Tote, which I thought is a.Must Have.

Celine Luggage Tote 2
Celine Luggage Tote 2

The eldest of the lot would be the tri-colored Shoulder Luggage Tote in combination linen and lambskin leather, followed by another tri-colored [yes it is tri-colored!]Shoulder Luggage Tote in gorgeous calf leather and shrunken lambskin combination. And the youngest of the lot would be my black grainy calfskin Mini Luggage Tote. They're all one big happy Spring family!

Celine Luggage Tote 1
Celine Luggage Tote 1

Check out Nicole Richie in the exact same bag out and about on fashion week [yay! Bag soul sisters!].

Nicole Richie Celine Luggage Tote
Nicole Richie Celine Luggage Tote

So for those hankering to grab a piece of your own, you can check out the Céline Luggage Tote Spring-Summer'12 Colors [CLICK HERE] and head on down to have yourself wait listed for one of these beauties.  As for me, do watch out if a quadruplet will be borne the coming season right here on this space!

MUST READ:Céline Luggage Tote Spring-Summer'12 Colors

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[UPDATES] CELINE SPRING SUMMER'12 LUGGAGE TOTE COLORS

With a new season comes a flurry of new colors for every fasione-ista's have IT bag - the Céline Luggage Tote. Though this comes in a bit late as some of these bags have already been in the market for a while, it's always good to know what colors are available this season. Starting from the top left, Céline launched 9 colors for the Luggage Tote in black, dune, lune, souris, jungle, fluo pink, coquelicot, vermillion and citron. They will be available in either the smooth or grainy calfskin all in silver finish except for the jungle and coquelicot colors.

Just to whet your appetites, you see above the one in jungle and the one below in citron. Gorgeous aren't they?

So if you still don’t have one, better grab yourself a piece before it’s price increases further! Prices for the Luggage have already increased globally. In Singapore, the Mini Luggage now retails for SGD 3150 whilst in the US, it will already retail for USD 2400. Quite an increase, but honestly it’s worth it. For such an iconic and fashionable bag, why wouldn’t you spend on it right?

UPDATES: Another update on the pricing - in Europe, specifically Paris, prices will begin increasing on the 1st of February. Expect an increase of about 10-12% as in all other markets.  Lucky for those who live in Europe as you still have a day to head on down and grab a piece before the price increase!