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Balenciaga Rose Gold Giant Hardware RGGH Work Bag Obsession

Posted in Balenciaga, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , on February 5, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

In the seas of designer handbags, so many beautiful bags in all details & styles, something about the Balenciaga “Work” size bag in rose gold giant hardware (RGGH) just keeps luring me in that I just can’t get enough of! It’s almost like a drug, I need it in new colors every season and I just can’t help myself obsessing over it. Well, it’s not hard to understand why, because the Balenciaga “Work” bag is just a timeless beauty with a modern twist!
Here is couple photo of the bag under the sunlight in my backyard.

The Balenciaga “Work” bag measures a generously size of 18” L x 10.5” H x 8” D that is big enough to fit all of your essential items, including your entire life – a Loro Piana Cashmere, iPhone, iPad, laptop computer, make-ups, a bottle of Pellegrino and a big September issue size of Vogue magazine can all fit nicely in there.

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Shopping for Balenciaga Giant Covered Moutarde Yellow City Bag in NYC

Posted in Balenciaga, Handbags & Accessories, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 21, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Each season, the house of Balenciaga always comes out with mouth-watering, irresistible colors for their super chic handbags that all of the fashionistas just have to collect them all! But for the spring-summer 2010 collection, there is a color that just captures my eyes! The “Moutarde” yellow, it is a warm, buttery, mustard color that is just like a ray of sunshine that makes you smile each time you look at it!

As we all know, the fabulous Balenciaga bags comes with various sizes “City”, “Work”, “Weekender”, “Day”….etc and available in various hardware such as “Giant Gold or Silver hardware”, “Classic hardware”, “Giant Rose Gold hardware”…etc and the bag we are featuring is the “Giant Covered Hardware” in the “City” size.

The bag is made of soft vintage crafted lambskin with the leather covered metal hardware. Top zip closure, hand stitched handles with 4.5” drop. Removable shoulder strap about 8.2” drop, at the front there is a zip pocket with leather tassel. It also comes with a leather framed hand mirror, inside of the bag has canvas lining with interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather tag. The measurements of the bag is 15” W x 9.5” H x 5.5” D. Made in Italy. $1945 USD

So, one day I was talking with my friend Mrs. L ( she was my first friend whom I met at Parson School of Design NYC, we met in the elevator while moving into the dorm over her fabulous summer white Chanel bag! Yes, that’s how a true fashionistas met and started a beautiful friendship! Haha) on the facebook about this fabulous color and she told me that she is going to the Balenciaga boutique in NYC to get one of this “Moutarde” yellow color “City” bag. So we asked her to document her shopping trip and share the fun with our readers!

It was a perfect Saturday in NYC, and Mrs. L is on her way to the Balenciaga boutique

Here it is, the sunny & happy color “Moutarde” city bag !

Balenciaga boutique in Chelsea, New York City has the most selections of handbags & clothing, also friendly sales person!

Looking fabulous in this uptown chic downtown cool “Moutarde” yellow city bag! Mission accomplished!

Don’t we just love shopping!? If you are interested in getting one of these  “Happy” color “Moutarde Yellow” Balenciaga bags, it is available either at Balenciaga.com or you can call my favorite Balenciaga sales person

Bill @ Balenciaga Boutique New York (212) 206-0872 tell him, Alan from FashionistasDaily.com refer you, he will take good care of you! and help you to locate any special color or style of Balenciaga handbags or clothing you are looking for!

Until next time, be well & look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug

Fashion Drama! Balenciaga Banned Editor in Chief Carine Roitfeld of French Vogue

Posted in Balenciaga, Fashion, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , , , on March 21, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

OMG! This is like the day time soap opera meets the Melrose Place kinda drama happened last week during the Paris fall winter 2010 fashion week. Tthe French fashion house Balenciaga banned French Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld & her team from their show! This is a shocking news! Many designer dreamed of having those influential Vogue editors to grace the front row at their fashion shows and Balenciaga says no to them?! Everyone in the fashion industry were all wondered the cause of this fued.

American Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour (left) & Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld (Right)

At the Nina Ricci show, Carine Roitfeld told WWD: “We’re blacklisted, It’s too bad! it’s a beautiful house and it’s French. I hope that it’s not forever.” She noted Balenciaga no longer advertises in the magazine or lends it clothes, but stopped short of giving any reason for the rift. “Ask them,” she offered. A Balenciaga spokesman declined comment. For those who doesn’t know who Carnie Roitfeld is, click on the media player below to see a little documentary about her.

It’s no secret that the House of Balenciaga, which is owned by Gucci Group/PPR, is super conservative when it comes to their show but to blacklist Carine Roitfeld (who wore Balenciaga to many events) and her Vogue Paris team means something serious happened behind closed doors.

Designer of the house of Balenciaga : Nicolas Ghesquiere

Meanwhile, Balenciaga has received mixed reviews on their runway show and has critics divided on the fall collection, which mixed industrial items such as paper and plastic with more luxurious fabrics. Geomatric collages of stiff yet rounded and contrast the matte and shine then the “recycle” theme of newspaper, plastic bags looking fabric and made it into a blouses is the main theme of the show.

Then the shoes! Block-heeled loafers and brogues with the soles encased in chunks of plastic. I personally think it’s fabulous and would totally rock those shoes when I go out, but to some, it might be a little too much.

The designer of Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquière has totally push the house of Balenciaga to a new direction, some questions about how they will translate to a wearable version when they arrive to the stores, but since everything has already been done in the history of fashion, we desperately needs experimenting talents like Nicolas to push things forward and he did that with extraordinary skills in his March 4th 2010 show at Paris.
Click on the video player below to see Balenciaga Fall Winter 2010 fashion show

So what’s your thoughts about the Paris Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld being banned from his show? And anyone know why? If you knows any inside details please come back and share with us!

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Gorgeous men are dime a dozen ….. But ! ! A perfect tote bag is one in a million !

Posted in Balenciaga, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Neiman Marcus, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Tod's, YSL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Recently I’ve been in shopping for couple of new designer tote bags for the new season. There are seas of bags out there in the market, but to find the right look, material & price of the tote bag that’s perfect for you it’s not as easy. So let the fun begin! Here are some of the designer tote bags I have spotted and thinks it’s super fabulous!

Balenciaga Covered Weekender – $2245

super soft vintage crafted lambskin with leather covered metal hardware. I just love how big this bag is! perfect for both women or men to use! 21” x 9” x 15” made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at Balenciaga.com)

Here to show you the proportion of the bag. Photo courtesy from one of my favorite fashion accessories blog (http://www.luxuryobsessed.com/) it’s a must read blog if you are obsessed about designer bags!

Modern women & men nowdays all have very busy lifestyles and are always in a search of a bag in which they can bring along everything they need wherever they go. When your suitcase is too large or your purse is too small, a designer tote bag always makes the right choice.

Balenciaga Classic Square Tote/Messenger Bag – $1895

I am crazy about this bag! it could be both a tote or messenger bag. Tons of extra compartments to keep all of your “Junk” haha and totally unisex style makes it a perfect gift for a man or woman! or treat yourself! you deserve it! Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at Barneys.com)



FENDI “Peek-A-Boo” Zucca Tote – $2380

Dark brown/gold degrade leather, Goldtone and silvertone hardware. Removable shoulder strap. Zucca-print brown leather lining peeking through if you unlock the top of the bag and just let it drape like shown in the photo for that extra pop of color and design detail! so fabulous! Inside; one zip and one open pocket. Made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

Here is a photo to show you the porportion of this bag. Roomy yet still has that elegant “Kelly/Birkin Bag” feels to it.

Also available in other color combos! Click on the photo below to see more details of these FENDI bags. I got one of this all black one, it’s big enough for a man to carry and great for going to work in style! Click on the photo below to see more details.

FENDI “Peek-a-boo” Tote – Black
(Available from Nordstrom.com)

If you like the feel of suede, then this one is a must have for you! also the charm of this bag is if you un-hook the top, the red lining peeks out for that pop of color!! so fabulous! Click on the photo below to see more details.

FENDI “Peek-a-boo” Tote Brown Suede
(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

For me, a fabulous tote bag can perfectly boosting your self-confidence (yes, I am a little shallow….. I will meditate on that tonight…OM..) and showing your style & taste in fashion! They are the perfect items to accessorize your looks from Uptown Luxe, Hamptons casual chic to urban downtown edgy looks or just wanna go over the top to impress & “offend” others to make you stand out in a crowd! haha.

Tod’s – Yacht Club Shopping Bag – $1265

If you are looking for a pure luxury subtle understated style bags, Tod’s is the brand for you! This bag is so “Old -Money Chic” it’s a must have for any man or woman as a basic tote bag! 16″H x 14″W x 7″D. Made in Italy. Click on photo below to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com Men’s Dept)
Tods

We know a lot of our readers are very stylish men who seeks pure luxury items that goes with their busy daily lives, so continue with “Subtle Understate Chic” theme from the previous bag here is this totally fabulous

Yves Saint Laurent – Large Embossed Logo Tote – $995

Large YSL logo tote bag in soft leather features contrasting logo patch, interior pockets and nickel hardware. Can be hand carried or worn on the shoulder. 15H x 13W x 5D. Made in Italy. Click on the photo to see more details

(Available at YSL.com)
YSL Large logo tote

How can we talk about “Subtle Understate Chic” without mentioning Polo Ralph Lauren? I adore this bag! super soft leather, perfect size for everyday use or going to work and no screaming “Logo” says look at me I spend a lot of money on my bag! haha!

Polo Ralph Lauren – Deerfield Leather Tote Bag $1195

A timeworn vintage quality pervades our handsome leather tote bag, exquisitely crafted in Italy from soft, supple leather for a rugged finish. Two canvas handles at the top are accented with antiqued metal stud hardware and leather reinforcement panels. “Ralph Lauren”-embossed leather proprietor patch accents the front for vintage appeal. 17″ L x 6″ W x 16″ H. Click on photo to see more details.

(Available at RalphLauren.com)

Polo Ralph Lauren – Handle Portfolio Briefcase $350

Sturdy two-handle construction with reinforced bottom. Top-zip closure with pony-embossed side tabs and leather pull. Accompanied by a leather luggage tag with plastic front, adjustable leather strap and our tonal embossed Big Pony at the back. Cotton twill-lined interior with single zip pocket and our signature leather logo tab. Elegantly presented in our signature pouch.
15½” L x 2½” W x 11½” H. Click on photo to see more details

(Available at RalphLauren.com)

Ok we don’t want you to fall asleep from over-dose on “Subtle Chic” haha, now back to Logos and dramas for you Logo loving fashionistas!

FENDI – Zucca Chain-Handle Tote $1180

Iconic ZUCCA print canvas, Chain top handles with woven leather with Enameled Zucca clasp and the Inverted pleat details on center front. 11″H x 18″W x 5″D Made in Italy. Click on photo to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

I LOVE how tihs bag looks! mixing the uptown preppy plaid chic with downtown edgy look with the golden barbed wire chain. Admit it guys & gals, we all have a little “Duo-personality” once a while haha just kidding 😛

Burberry – Barbed Wire Check Tote $1695

Signature Burberry plaid in dark brown, Inverted pleat on center front. Inside, zip compartment with three open pockets & on top of the bag opening a decorative gold tone barbed wired chain. 17 1/8″H x 22″W x 5 7/8″D Made in Italy. Click on the photo to see more info.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

For all your stylish multi-tasking ladies or moms out there, this multi compartment tote bag is a must have for you!

Prada – Vitello Daino Tote $1595

Black pebbled calf leather. Top handles. Removable shoulder strap. Side pockets. Luggage tag. Made in Italy. Click on photo below to see more details

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)


I almost screamed ( yes a little miss drama haha) when I saw this men’s (well it’s pretty unisex) tote bag from Gucci! classic logo print coated canvas with the metail chain and leather braded strap drape down on one side with the key holder at the end to add that downtown edgy looks to this classic shaped tote. It’s a must have!! click on the photo below to see more info

GUCCI – GG Coated Fabric Tote – $1360

Medium tote with double handles, gucci crest trademark, push lock chain with key case and braided detail, studs, and inside zip, cell phone and PDA pockets. 17 1/2″L x 8 7/10″W x 19 3/10″H. Made in Italy.

(Available at GUCCI.com)

This bag is a perfect work bag for any men who is always on the run and need something that’s classy yet still has that designer touch to it.

Salvatore Ferragamo – Manhattan Briefcase $1900

Choose hickory or nero (black) calfskin. Silvertone hardware. Top handles with square rings. Zip top. Front zip pocket. “Manhattan 1” is imported. Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com Men’s Dept)

This bag screams “Sex and the city ” to me! classic shape with over the top beading on the front side of the tote. Don’t be shy to use this bag during the day,too! because we all needs sparkles in our lives day and night!

PRADA – Tessuto Ricamo Tote $3695
Black nylon with sequin and floral-embroidered detail. Goldtone hardware. Double handles with rings; detachable shoulder strap. Zip top. Inside zip pocket. 16 1/2″H x 15″W x 7″D. Made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

As you might agree with me, finding a perfect white color bag is hard! It needs to have the right details, hardware and shape so it won’t look cheap & tacky! With this fabulous off-white PRADA tote bag, you can never go wrong! I can just imagine myself carrying this bag vacationing at Côte d’Azur in the Riviera or going to some fabulous spas in Bali. Such a perfect summer bag but works perfect with your winter white outfits,too!

PRADA – Daino Large Tote $1220

Soft leather tote with magnetic snap closure, rolled leather handles and removable shoulder strap. Prada jacquard fabric lined interior with leather-trimmed zipper pocket. 14″ x 18″ x 5″. 6″ handle drop. Available in White. Made in Italy.

(Available at Barneys.com)

Of course how can we talking about tote bags without mentioning the ultimate luxury totes “HERMES“? The Birkin & Kelly bag from Hermes is the most sough after bags in the world! Most of the time there will be 2 years waiting list for each bag! since it’s all handmade in limited editions! So most of us can just dream about owning one of these trully fabulous Hermes bag. Here is the newest version of the Birkin bag, the size 50cm Haut à Courroies.

This lucky boy at Soho, NYC is sporting the smaller version of the Hermes 40cm Birkin

Here is a video to show you why the Hermes Birkin bag is so expensive and so hard to get (Even Oprah needs wait in line for it!)

hermes tv

We hope you had as much fun reading this fall 2009 designer tote bag review and inspired you to go out and find the perfect tote bag for yourself! remember…..

Gorgeous men are dime a dozen, But a perfect tote bag is one in a million ! haha

untill next time, be well and come back to visit us again to see what other fabulous items we’ve found!

xoxo

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug