Posts tagged travel/weekend bag
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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LI BINGBING BLING-ED UP IN GUCCI
Li Bing Bing in Gucci at the Beijing Airport
Li Bing Bing in Gucci at the Beijing Airport

Gucci has been on a roll lately. Celebrities everywhere have been spotted either sporting gorgeous Gucci couture or toting Gucci bags. Well, look no further cause Gucci's latest celebrity ambassador lives close to home. Li Bingbing - famous Chinese songstress and actress - was spotted at the Beijing airport wearing HTT [head to toe]Gucci and thank God it wasn't in a tacky way! She wore this luscious pair of Gucci tan and black printed calf hair loafers with gold horsebit detail and carried a FW2012 black brocade large Soft Stirrup Bag. Check out the gorgeous top-stitching and gold stirrup detail!

Li Bing Bing - Orange Image Studio - MG6411- unlimited use- LR
Li Bing Bing - Orange Image Studio - MG6411- unlimited use- LR

And as if to prove a point that these weren't enough Gucci on her, she was also toting a Black GG Leather Carry-On Luggage with black leather trim and an Interlocking Watchpink gold with stainless steel and brown crocodile strap. Oh wait there's more, don't forget the GucciSilver Horsebit Contraire White Horn Ring. What did I say? Gucci HTT!

CREDITS: Photo from Gucci c/o Orange Image Studio

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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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a.Fasione's Shopping Round Up # 21: GIVENCHY FW12 PANDORA BAGS

Givenchy is certainly on the rise in the fashion world as we see fashion heavy weights such as Bryanboy & Pelayo profess their love for the label by strutting down in the label's wares every where they go. Well, lucky for us here in Singapore, the label is already well entrenched and I think it is one of the most prolific brands we have that brings haute couture right to your doorstep. For FW12, we see the brand reinventing its key bag designs and I believe you should have seen some of my past posts on the Antigona[CLICK HERE to FIND OUT MORE]. This time around, let's pay homage to my first love - the Pandora. For this season, we see the label adding a ton of texture to their key pieces and it's all in good measure. The result are exquisite, timeless pieces that would be welcome in any bag lover's collection!

Givenchy Ostrich Skin Pandora Bag
Givenchy Ostrich Skin Pandora Bag

This Pandora Bag in gorgeous red is made of ostrich skin with gun metal detailing. Retailing for SGD 7500, it is the only piece here in Singapore - making it one of a kind. Unique, eye catching and exquisite best describes this bag and for the price it commands, why wouldn't it no?

Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
Pandora Bag with Mink Fur

Another bag that caught my eye would be this small Pandora Bag with mink fur in luscious chocolate brown. I loved how supple the leather of the bag is and so does the mink fur. You'd totally just want to hang onto it and hug it! The price tag isn't as bad as that of the latter as this piece will set you back for SGD 2600 only [and this is considering the fact that it has mink on it].

For more photos of the bags, click next!

Givenchy Ostrich Skin Pandora Bag
Givenchy Ostrich Skin Pandora Bag
Givenchy Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
Givenchy Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
Givenchy Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
Givenchy Pandora Bag with Mink Fur
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THE ART OF PACKING

A colleague of mine at work introduced me to this nifty feature on the Louis Vuitton website called -The Art of Packing. And I'm sure as hell glad that he did! Honestly, this is such a timely find, especially for those who will soon be embarking on their RTW Fashion Week journey's to far flung fashion capitals!

Louis Vuitton The Art of Packing
Louis Vuitton The Art of Packing

Following suit the celebration of The Art of Traveling a few months back, this feature showcases some of the brand's most iconic luxe travel bagsThe Alzer, The Keepall and The Pegase - all with instructional videos on how best to utilize the space available in each one with all of your travel essentials. Not only that, they also showcase tips and tricks on packing, folding and so much more. I adored going through the neat packing trips, unique to the bag's style and make. In general the tips will work for most bags of the same style and make as they are actually quite common sensical and useful to the nth degree. For instance keeping all the heavy pieces at the bottom of your travel bag, opening collars to ensure no creases are on the outer portion, packing together heavy clothing like trenches and slacks, rolling up shirts and cardigans and the list goes on and on!

One thing I noticed though, going through all of this, made me want to run down Louis Vuitton and ensure that I'm all decked out in their travel bags & accessories ASAP. Genius on their behalf if you ask me. Well who doesn't want to travel in extreme luxury? After all, I think that's what their travel pieces stand for. Sheer luxury and art. As they say - travel [and in this case packing] is an art, so why not work with the best option you've got eh?

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FENDI 2JOURS BAG

Finally! My laptop woes are done and over with! It's been days since I've had issues, which is why you haven't heard from me in a while. But fret not we're back in business! First order of business for me - Fendi. Karl Lagerfeld is truly a master. He has done wonders for the Fendi house and this FW2012 he has done it again. Introducing the 2Jours Bag. One of the most sought after bags for FW2012.

Fresh off its appearance on the runway, it has a classic and luxurious feel that appeals to celebrities and fasioneistas all over! Options are definitely numerous in terms of color and even material. Of course there are the basic and more classic pieces available in black, red, blue and yellow-orange, albeit the ones in mixed material and with patterns are not bad either. Retail price

Fendi 2Jours Interior
Fendi 2Jours Interior

Available in 2 sizes, both of which have roomy interiors that can fit almost anything - making it a perfect workbag or travel bag. Of the 2 sizes, the medium has an internal divider with a zip, perfectly compartmentalizing it into 3 compartments. Apart from the divider, the medium sized piece has a sling perfect for those days when you just feel tired hand-carrying your bag. Personally I prefer the medium sized piece given it's utilitarian design, though if you need something that will tide you over during your travels this season, then the larger one will be a better option. Retailing from USD 2200 to USD 3300 for the more elaborate pieces, Fendi has definitely covered everyone budget wise. So which one's your pick?

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PROENZA SCHOULER BOOK BAG
Proenza Schouler Book Bag in Black
Proenza Schouler Book Bag in Black

Proenza Schouler has been on a roll of late. Apart from the release of the PS1 Wallet on Chain[CLICK HERE to FIND OUT MORE] they also launched a new shoulder bag called the Book Bag. Retailing for USD1550, it's available in black and chestnut, which are classic colors for a classic bag. It has a leather flap front with a gold push lock closure and simple but stated buckle detailing.

Proenza Schouler Book Bag in Chestnut
Proenza Schouler Book Bag in Chestnut

Inside, there are two compartments and one inner zip pocket, which makes it fairly roomy to fit all your daily essentials on top of any work documents or travel essentials; making it the perfect workbag or travel/weekend bag. Much like most of the brand's bags, it also has an inner pouch pocket with a removable mirror.

Proenza Schouler Book Bag in Red
Proenza Schouler Book Bag in Red

If a classic looking piece is not your thing, there are variations available at Barneys NY. My favorite of those available would have to be the one in red, which is in a smaller size compared to the classic pieces. Alternatively, there are options in black pony hair and jacquard as well if you're after something a bit more trendy.

CREDITS: Photos from Proenza Schouler

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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