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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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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 # 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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a.Fasione's Round Up # 16: TOD'S FW2012 Must Haves
TOD'S FALL-WINTER 2012 LEOPARD PRINT & CALF-HAIR LOAFERS
TOD'S FALL-WINTER 2012 LEOPARD PRINT & CALF-HAIR LOAFERS

During one of my numerous trips to Orchard Road, I dropped by Tod's to check out their offerings for FW2012 and I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the selection, specifically amongst the ladies' pieces. First thing I spotted were these gorgeous loafers in deep emerald green color and leopard print calf hair combination. Posh, sophisticated and oh so fall-winter is how I would describe this piece. It so soft and comfortable that I honestly think it'd be perfect for everyday wear. I also love the fact that it combines a lot of this season's trends - animal theme, emerald green and gold - in such a poignant and fashionable piece that can be worn for wear. Considering the roughly SGD700 price tag it commands, it's no wonder stocks are flying off the shelves! Unfortunately [or fortunately] for me, I ran out of the right size, as the pair I tried on was just too big for me.

TOD'S FW2012 GIULI BAG
TOD'S FW2012 GIULI BAG
TOD'S FW2012 GIULI BAG
TOD'S FW2012 GIULI BAG

The other piece that caught my eye would have to be the FW12Giuli Bag. Much like the calf-hair loafers, it screams so much sophistication. Understated elegance with a utilitarian twist is what comes to mind when you see this bag. It'll make one good workbag in my opinion given the size and properly compartmentalised sections it has when you open the bag. Available in 2 sizes and a myriad of color-blocked combinations - sky's the limit when it comes to options available to you. Retailing for around SGD2100, it's as much an investment piece as something that you'll be lugging around for days and days to come.

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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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GUCCI FW2012 STIRRUP BAGS
Gucci FW2012 Lady Stirrup
Gucci FW2012 Lady Stirrup

Romance. Opulence. Drama. These are the key words which best describe Frida Giannini's FW2012 RTW Collection. And such a collection demands a series of bags that can complement it very well - ergo introducing the Stirrup FW 2012 Collection. Available in 2 variations - a more sophisticated range called the Lady Stirrup Line and a softer variation aka the Soft Stirrup Line. Both series are characterized by the brand's iconic spur ornament differentiated mainly by its structure and construction. The Lady Stirrup, which I must say is my favorite of the lot, is a more structured piece that balances perfectly well boldness, femininity and modernity. The design is highly functional and dare I say a perfect bag to use as a workbag or for travel. Celebs like Diane Kruger and Jennifer Connelly have been spotted lugging these babies around. It is available in 2 sizes [medium and large], as well as a range of plain and luxurious exotic leathers from calf, lamb and pony skin to shiny crocodile. There are also variations in opulent velvet printed all-over with the brand's classic Diamante print. Another, which is of note is a floral printed suede. Expect to pay a fortune for these pieces, ranging from SGD 3800 to SGD 47000 for the ones in exotic leather and it's mainly due to the fact that each piece is hand stitched by Gucci'smaster artisans to ensure high calibre pieces.

Celebrities Carrying the Gucci Lady Stirrup
Celebrities Carrying the Gucci Lady Stirrup
Rachel Zoe Carrying Gucci Soft Stirrup
Rachel Zoe Carrying Gucci Soft Stirrup

The Soft Stirrup on the one side exudes a softer glamour, for a more casual lady-like look. Loving how stylist extraordinaire Rachel Zoe has paired it with a billowing dress for a day out. Much like it's glamorous sister, it's also available in a myriad of leather options though it is more forgiving to the pocket retailing for SGD 2500 to SGD 9200 for the pieces in exotic skins. This line has a functional feel to it for everyday use, making it the perfect weekend bag or shopping tote. It's fairly light and with enough room to carry your daily essentials.

Gucci FW2012 Soft Stirrup
Gucci FW2012 Soft Stirrup

Between the two series, and knowing my own personal taste, I'd recommend going for the Lady Stirrup but then again I guess the reason why Giannini crafted 2 variations of the series is to ensure fasione-istas of all shapes, sizes and style will have something to lust after this FWSo honestly, I'd say grab whichever floats your boat as I think these pieces will transcend seasons!

CREDITS: Photos from Gucci

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