Archive for the ‘Bags’ Category

Prada in Green. Not Green but the GREEN!!

In Bags on September 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm

So I heard from a Paris-based Balenciaga shop staff member that green will be the color of spring and summer 2012. But not all green, a specific green. Yet he couldn’t describe it. And I was “ah! what do you mean with green, green, green?” He answered “Green!!!! Mais si!!! (Yes!!!) You know that sort of green much beautiful than, oh how to describe it. Well you will see with the next season!”. It was in August!! And I did not understand what he was talking about. Now I understand. Now I have a clue: this green is so beautiful, so gorgeous, so Oh My! And see how it perfectly matches with gold. A bag by Prada for next season Spring/Summer 2012 that will go with printed clothes (or with every kind of clothes). Of course, it is already in my wish-list. Ah Prada quand tu tiens mon compte en banque (ah Prada you will kill my credit card)!!!.


All Prada bags can be bought online.

Image originally apparently: Self Service Magazine Blog

Photo credit: Morgan O’Donovan


Must-wish of the moment: Prada shoulder bag

In Bags on September 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

The bag of the moment: Prada shoulder bag. Unless for me… Yet all models, editors, bloggers carry it according to pictures I saw during these fashion weeks. You can also use it as a clutch.

Bizarrely, I’ven’t seen this bag in Japan yet. I however confess I just arrived in Tokyo but I know how deep is the love Japanese fashionistas have for Prada and Miu Miu. And no Prada bag as such…

Image credit Saskia Lawaks and originally appeared on Vogue France

Voilà pour aujourd’hui (that’s it for today)

This September’s Accessories Trend and other blablas (French for ‘chatting’)

In Bags, Fashion, Jewelry, Shoes, Uncategorized on September 12, 2011 at 12:42 am

I was walking on Avenue Montaigne this Vogue Fashion’s Night when I saw all these fashionistas (I confess to be a fashionista, myself) looking at, if not to say admiring, Vogue France Fashion editors Emmanuelle Alt, Géraldine Saglio, Célia Azoulay, and Véronique Didry, and models among other Natasha Poly, Isabelli Fontana, and Anja Rubik. I noticed that all of these voguette were in black. Véronique Didry, for instance, known for her simple, boyish, but very chic style, wore a black hat. She impressed me once again and as usual with her boyish style.

Vogue France Editor at large Véronique Didry with her Hat

(As you can see I need to repair my lamented Nikon D70 for greater pictures). I have the same in brown. You can find it at H&M. You can wear it with everything, a dress for instance, while it looks a bit boyish. As for the shoes, I will opt for something like brogues that you can find from H&M to Robert Clergerie. I really need one… Some suggestions: H&M Brogues, Balenciaga Silver Derbys (French for ‘Brogues’), and Robert Clergerie Brogues. But there are many more…

Now, let’s move onto Géraldine Saglio, who is one of my favorite fashion editors (with Taylor Tomasi-Hill, Mélanie Huynh, Giovanna Bottaglia, and, and Anna Dellor Russo), in total black, of course, wore a Aurélie Bidermann Snake Necklace, according to what I heard (and I am sure it is).

Vogue France Fashion Editor Géraldine Saglio during the Vogue Paris Fashion's Night Out

I have already blogged on this precious — much wanted — snake collection but I have not included the ‘collier’ (French for ‘necklace’). Géraldine Saglio’s snake Necklace was in gold on a black top. Believe me it was so beautiful.

This apart, I was working on a September’s Trend for this blog. Pumps, Hats, necklaces, bags from under $100 up to… Anyway… are what we must wear. That will be the occasion to discover a new Jewelry designer that I love so much…

Valérie Messika. I discovered her in a French magazine, certainly in Jalouse’s this September issue. And I fell in love, I confess. Not exclusively for her snake collection, but for all her jewels. Apart from Valérie Messika’s snake necklace, I am in love with, and this is not a surprise, Pierre Hardy’s Circle Sandals, Proenza Schouler’s Multi-Strap Sandals, Zara Patchwork Court Shoe, Elizabeth and James Wedge, and Balenciaga Escarpins (French for ‘Pump’ or ‘Court shoes’). I bought the H&M calf Hat but in Burgundy and I am planning to purchase the beige and the bag. But I confess to have on target this Emilio Pucci Calf Felt Hat (not yet blogged but soon). And what to think of the ‘indémodable’ (French for ‘Perennially fashionable’) Gérard Darel Midday Midnight Bag? (maybe hard to find in the U.S.…) and the Prada Gaufré Maxi Clutch? This September is announced to be very cool maybe to shift slowly but surely (doucement mais sûrement) into fall.

By the way, I received a pair of sunglasses from my mother, a vintage Emilio Pucci one she wore in the late 60’s that I will wear this fall and winter. I saw in a 2003 Vogue France, Sigrid de l’Épine, who had been responsible for Public Relations and Patrimony at Balenciaga for years and now works for Chanel Couture, wore a similar pair of sunglasses by Old England.

Those designers:

Valérie Messika


Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière

Proenza Schouler


Aurélie Bidermann

Pierre Hardy

Gérard Darel

Elizabeth and James


Emilio Pucci

Robert Clergerie

(*): Price indicated in euros, check out your local store for more information.

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out: “Atelier Fendi” Exhibition

In Bags, Fashion, Shoes on September 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm

In case you don’t know what to see Thursday:

Don’t forget to register and it’s here.

Get the Look #1: clutch, dress, jewels, nail lacquer for green sandals

In Bags, Fashion, Jewelry, Nail polishes, Shoes on August 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

We are now closed to the end of August (unfortunately or not). Shoes are the key of this look #1: a pair of sandals in green crystal by Jimmy Choo. Following the post that announced green as the color for this forthcoming fall season, here is a suggestion to compose the perfect, if not one of, style: a white dress (H&M), a clutch in black (Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, Jimmy Choo, and Proenza Schouler), jewels (Aurélie Bidermann), and a greeny-gold on nails (Chanel makeup), including this pair of sandals in green crystal (Jimmy Choo) for a fresh feel.

News: Prada will launch Candy, a feminine fragrance exclusively for the Fashion Night

In Bags, Fragances, Skincare on August 24, 2011 at 2:19 am

September 8th will not only the opportunity to enter to  boutiques de luxe (namely luxury shops) but also to get Prada new fragrance called Candy, Carine Roitfield.

A fuchsia pouch in nylon will be offered with the perfume.

Source: Vogue France

In Praise of Green

In Bags, Makeup, Shoes on August 21, 2011 at 2:00 am

We are now mid way through August and Fall is coming quickly. It is normal to keep up listing fall’s best to buy. It’s announced this fall will be vivid green: malachite, emerald, vert sauge, dark olive… Here is a suggestion in makeup and accessories.

All these beauties are available:


Nars Cosmetics



Jimmy Choo


Foley & Corinna


Infographic & realisation by lady desinvolte

Objects of desire: Balenciaga Laptop Case and Tablet Case

In Bags on August 9, 2011 at 11:41 am

Two new Balenciaga accessories for this new week: The Laptop Case and the Tablet

I have a 15″ Macbook Pro that needs a new bag. Here is the Balenciaga Laptop Case in black made up of Calfskin leather which comes à pic to save my laptop (mine is in bad condition now). The interior is in black cotton canvas. Its size is 15″ W x 10″ H x 1″ D (limit for my macbook pro but it will enter easily, unless…). This très chic laptop Case is a good ‘friend’ for your Balenciaga bag, specially the Balenciaga Work, or for the Weekender (which appears to be discontinued and I don’t want this sad news to be confirmed. I just want to keep on dreaming on this bag, like a child).

Anyway, Balenciaga Laptop Case is avalaible on Balenciaga e-Store (and your local store), for $675.00 (U.S.), or €445.00 (France), or £425.00 (for U.K. Balenciaga addicts. Others don’t hesitate to check out your local store for detailed information).

The second one is the Balenciaga Tablet for tablet users (I know, I know but it appears to be compatible with iPad only). This case is available in two colors Black and Bleu Lavande. Yet, I saw a cyclamen in Paris Printemps Haussmann, consequently, the best is to go to your local store to check out more available swatches to choose your favorite one. Of course it is made of the so-called and chic soft vintage crafted lambskin. The interior is in microfiber. Its dimensions are good enough for an iPad: 8.5″ W x 10″ H. Yet I can’t confirm if the first version (The Ipag 1G) is compatible with this case.

The Balenciaga Tablet costs $465.00 (U.S.), €295.00 (France), £265.00 (U.K.).


Infographic courtesy lady desinvolte

Prada FW 2011 Campaign

In Bags on August 3, 2011 at 1:06 am

I just watched Prada FW 2011 Compaign. Although a bag addict, I am not a specialist on bags like excellent miu miu addict or also excellent ladies from Purse Curse and Purse blog. However, I have a strong interest in this python leather clutch (very flat as it is). I’ve already seen it on sale in Paris Printemps Haussman. My lovely Prada hobo, I bought years ago (4 years ago), and I went there to check out Prada new collection and I was happily astonished to see these beautiful clutches, and among them, this madras large clutch in red burgundy cocoa brown, or light tan caramel dark, or black cocoa brown, all available on sale for €745 at Prada and of course in local stores. Yet, I’ve heard of a blue version that may be available soon…

And now the link to see the video (if you want to check out the website) and of course this clutch will be honored in a next object of the day. Just click here.

Last but not least, what to think of these Prada faux fur tote and other bags? Amazing isn’t it? It is curiously called Prada Eco faux Mongolia fur Tote on The Bag Forum. Interesting…

Fall-Winter 2011

It is available on sale at Prada for €745. Check out your local Prada for more information on the price.

Image of Faux Fur Tote originally appeared on The Bag Forum

Object of the day: Balenciaga Braided Leather Oversized Clutch

In Bags on August 3, 2011 at 12:26 am

I am currently on and off due to the fact that I am overbusy preparing to move to Tokyo on September. This blog will be officially launched when being in Tokyo and will tell my daily life in Tokyo as a foreigner. This is not my first trip to Japan, but I’ve never tried to live there. So let’s try. Anyhow, for this new post, let me present what I consider as one of the it bag of this fall/winter: Balenciaga oversized clutch. What is it? A beautiful woven leather oversized clutch with a detailed chain strap. I haven’t seen this bag in real because Balenciaga has not launched officially its new collection on sale yet, here in Paris. Yet…

Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2011-12

Unfortunately, a Balenciaga-France seller (working at Le Printemps Haussmann) told me that this model might not be available. At least in France… I am praying the contrary…


Infographic courtesy © Lady Desinvolte; image © Balenciaga