Monday, November 28, 2011

Behind The Bag- Chanel 2.55

The beautiful and amazing bag that I can never get tired of is the Chanel 2.55.
While it comes in many colors and 3 different sizes the bag has a very interesting history and a great story to tell. Coco Chanel in one of the days of 1920 decided she was tired of having to carry a bag with her arms and she wanted a bag that would free her hands so she found inspiration in the straps found on the soldiers bags and so she added thin straps and had a design ready in 1929, thanks to her now we have shoulder bags which I'm a big fan of. By 1954 which was the time of her fashion comeback she decided to upgrade her bag and her new design was called Chanel 2.55 for her February 1955 collection. The bag has many meaningful features to Coco like the burgundy lining represents the color that Coco wore at the convent where she grew up. The zippered compartment at the inside of the front flap is where Coco was rumored to keep her secret love letters in her original bags. Chanel designed the double chain shoulder straps which was something commonly used in downmarket products and rare in luxury circles at the time. The chains which are attached by leather threaded chain inserted threw eyelets were inspired by keys that the caretakers in the covenant she grew at held at their waist from the same type of chains as the 2.55 shoulder strap chains. The bag originally came with a front lock called the Mademoiselle lock which was in reference to Coco never marrying, since the 1980's versions can also be supplied with the lock in the shape of a double C which are called the classic flaps. The quilted diamond pattern on the exterior is believed to be inspired by Jockeys riding coats, stained glass windows of the abbey at Aubazine, and the cushions in Coco's apartment in Paris. Chanel has released the exact copy of  the original 2.55 in February 2005 for its 50th anniversary. This is a classic and beautiful purse that I believe should be in every girls closet.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Behind The Bag- Lady Dior Bag

The Lady Dior handbag is a beautiful and classy bag, it can be used for many occasions and will always leave you looking and feeling good. The bag comes in many skins such as patent leather, lambskin, snake, crocodile and many other exotic skins. The lady Dior bag features Dior's signature Cannage stitching, a geometric pattern which was inspired by Napoleon the III chairs which were used once by Christian Dior in the 1940's, it also features Dior letter charms hanging of one side which were once described as "a luxurious detail with a feminine and mischievous signature" and its  feel of cushion makes it very elegant. It launched on September 1995 with the name Lady Dior,  for the bag was made famous by the beautiful late Princess Diana, the bag was a gift to her by the Former French First Lady, Mrs. Chirac, this happened while Diana was once visiting her in France. The bag being as beautiful as it is, Diana couldn't help but be in love and she ordered the bag in every style and color, which I don't blame her for because I would love to do the same. Many new styles and colors have been made as the years have passed.

Megan Fox- Uggs

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UGG Classic Short / $105 6pm

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Blake Lively Chanel Fall 2011 Style

 Blake dressed in Chanel, she looked glamorous in a fancy grey coat from Chanel over an adorable Chanel Ensemble which she accessorized with Christian Louboutin Orniron Ankle Boots.

                                                     What She Wore:

Chanel Fall 2011 RTW Gray Coat

Chanel Fall 2011 HC Ensemble 

Christian Louboutin Orniron Ankle Boots

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gossip Girl- Rhodes To Perdition- Charlie Rhodes Style

Get Charlies Marc By Marc Jacobs Metallic Sweater, its very fashionable and great for the cold.

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Marc By Marc Jacobs Camino Metallic Sweater / $228 Nordstrom

Gossip Girl- Georgina Sparks On Set Style

Georgina looks amazing in this outfit fit for a princess, she wears a black Burberry Gem Embellished Coat, a Philip Treacy hat, and Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Pumps.

Get The Look:

Burberry Gem Embellished Trench Coat / $1,695 Burberry

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Etched-Leather Pumps / $795 Net-A-Porter

Gossip Girl- I am Number Nine- Blair Waldorf Style

Blair looks amazing all in red she wore this beautiful lace dress from Blumarine which she perfectly accessorized with Sergio Rossi pumps and a golden sequin bangle.

Get The Look:

Blumarine Short-Sleeve Lace Shift Dress / $2,425 NeimanMarcus

Sergio Rossi Pumps / $705 ZapposCouture

Betsey Johnson Sequined Bangle Bracelet / $35 Nordstrom

Gossip Girl- I am Number Nine- Serena Van Der Woodsen Style

Serena dressed for a casual day at work with a Preen Swirl Ruffle Top, AIKO Stormy skirt and a grey cardigan.

Get The Look:

Preen Sphere Beaded Silk-Crepe And Cotton Dress / $1,945 Net-A-Porter

AIKO Stormy Skirt / $420 Shopbop

Alice + Oliva Sonora Sequined Cascade Cardigan / $367 RevolveClothing

Gossip Girl- The Big Sleep No More- Diana Payne Style

Diana wore a gorgeous blue/green  stitch detail dress from Andrew Gn, she accessorized with Pour La Victoire Patent Hidden-Platform Pumps and RichRocks NYC Crystal Faceted Earrings.

Get The Look:

Andrew Gn Stitch-Detail Dress / $3,180 NeimanMarcus

Pour La Victoire Patent Hidden-Platform Pump / $260 NeimanMarcus

RichRocks Clear Faceted Crystal Earrings/ $60 RichRocks

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Twilight: Breaking Dawn PT. 1 Premiere Red Carpet Style

Kristen Stewart arrived at the breaking dawn premiere looking gorgeous, dressed in a beautiful blue sequin dress from the J. Mendel 2012 RTW Collection and black Jimmy Choo Vibe Platform Pumps.

                             Get The Look:

                              Jimmy Choo Vibe Mirrored Leather Peep Toe Pumps / $795 Saks

                                              P.A.R.O.S.H York Dress / $1160 Farfetch

Ashley Greene dressed in a long and flowing custom red lace gown from Donna Karan.

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Adam Strapless Lace Gown / $995 Net-A-Porter

Nikki Reed arrived in  a classy green Greek gown from the Marchesa Resort 2012 Collection which she accessorized with Jimmy Choo Greta Platform Sandals and Sutra brown rough cut diamond earrings.

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Jimmy Choo Greta Lame-Covered Suede Sandals / $1,095 Net-A-Porter

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Get The Look- Kristen Stewart Style at Jimmy Kimmel Live

Kristen Stewart attended the Jimmy Kimmel Live Late Night Show and she looked stunning with a dark olive dress from Camilla and Marc that suited her light skin very well, she simply accessorized with brown Brian Atwood Pumps. 

Get The Look:

Camilla and Marc Skipperling Dress / $330 Saks

Brian Atwood Maniac Pumps / $595 Nordstrom

Friday, November 11, 2011

Gossip Girl- I am Number Nine- Ivy Dickens

Ivy looked gorgeous in grey, her outfit was super chick and suited her perfect. She wore a gray corset denim dress from LOVIN, along with a feather beaded cardigan from Rebecca Taylor, she accessorized wih a simple gray belt.

Get The Look:

Lover Linen Corset Denim Dress / $283.50 Net-A-Porter

Rebecca Taylor Feather Beaded Cardigan / $293 Grafic

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gossip Girl- I Am Number Nine- Nate Archibald Style

Nate as handsome as ever wears a henrick collar shirt from Theory, along with an Armani Collezioni Solid Grey Giorgio Suit.

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Theory Sylvain Shirt / $195 Park&Bond

Armani Collezioni Solid Giorgio Suit / $1,895 Barneys

Gossip Girl- Blair Waldorf Style On Set

Blair dressed like Royalty in a gorgeous outfit made out of a blue Diane von Furstenberg coat, Stuart Weitzman platform pumps, and a dark blue shoulder bag.

Get The Look:

Diane von Furstenberg Milford Alpaca Coat / $545 Bloomingdales

Stuart Weitzman Time Lace-Up Platform Pumps/ $278 Saks

Parentesi Large Leather Bag / $128 YOOX

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gossip Girl- Blair Waldorf Style

Get Blair's classy but comfortable style, she wears a beige Chanel Classic 2.55 Flap Bag, and a pair of Ugg and Jimmy Choo Manda Ankle Boots.

Get The Look:

Chanel 2.55 Double Flap Bag / $2,650 Malleries

Ugg And Jimmy Choo Mandah Ankle Boots / $271 Top-Uggs