Saturday, March 26, 2011

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel opened her fashion house in the 1920s, since then she redefined the way women dressed.  Her extraordinary influence on fashion still exist today and will last forever.

She created many timeless designs that are still popular today, such as black party dresses, long pearl necklaces, tweed jackets and of course the classic quilted handbags.

My favourite Quotes by Coco Chanel:

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
"Fashion changes, but style endures."
"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
"A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant."
"The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you."
"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."

Coco Chanel you are an amazing woman!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Birkin or Kelly?

I have to admit...I can't really tell the difference between Birkin and Kelly until last year :p

From far, both style look very similar.  I found the easiest way to identity the two bags is by looking at the handle.  

Birkin has two handles attached to the front and back of the bag and they are longer than Kelly's handle.

Kelly only has one short handle on the top of the bag.

Here are more interesting facts about the two famous Hermes bags:

Named after Jane Birkin.  
Sizes are 25, 30, 35, and 40 centimeters
It also comes in 45 and 50 centimeter as a travel bag
An average Birkin bag is created in 48 hours
More casual and can be use as a briefcase
It is easier to open than the Kelly
Victoria Beckham owns more than 100 Birkins ~ She is expecting a girl this summer, a lucky girl who will inherit all her mom's Birkins :p

Named after Grace Kelly
Sizes are 22 (Pochette) 25, 28, 32, and 35 cm
An average Kelly bag is created in 18 hours
A nice evening bag

So after all, do you prefer a Birkin or a Kelly?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Valentino Shoes

Valentino may not be one of my top pick designers, but their shoes collection have really caught my attention in the recent years.

Most of the shoes are utterly elegant and feminine, especially the one made with laces, floral or bow. Ohhh...they surely know my weakness :p


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Goodbye John Galliano

John Galliano is one of the most influential fashion designers.  He was dismissed as creative director for couture house Christian Dior for allegedly making anti-Semitic comments during a night out in Paris last month.  

Ever since Galliano bowed out, Paris has been awash with speculation over who might replace him.  I have always been a big fan of Galliano and I hope the next designer will continue excite me with beautiful designs.

John Galliano:
"I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people's understanding and compassion,"

My little collection of Dior during John Galliano Era 1996 - 2011, I will definitely miss John Galliano's design talent.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lady Dior and Diana, Princess Wales

Lady Dior is an absolute classic handbag.

In 1995, LVMH sponsored the Cezanne Art Exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris.  At the opening ceremony a new Dior bag was given to Diana, Princess of Wales by former French First Lady Bernadette Chirac.

Dior’s new creation was immediately adopted by the Princess Diana, who ordered every available version and colour.  In order to show the honor of Princess Diana, Dior then gave this new model a graceful name "Lady Dior" with Princess's blessing, which has nowadays become one of Dior’s classic handbags.

I always wanted a Lady Dior bag, now I have a new reason to get one.

Photos of my favourite Lady Dior handbags :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Meal Anyone?

Combo 1: Prada Happy Meal

Combo 2: Hermes Happy Meal

Combo 3: Chanel Happy Meal

May I have combo 2 & 3 :)

What is your favourite happy meal?

*Combo are created by TOM SACHS.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Chanel Bowling Bag

Love Love Love the new Chanel Bowling Bag!!!

It is available in my favourite soft pink matte alligator leather and embellished with jewel chain.  I am sure I won’t be able to afford it.

I really need a tree that can grow money…:p


I read on the news today that LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton offered €4.3 billion to acquire Bulgari, another big acquisition from LVMH. 

Currently LVMH owns over 50 luxury brands, includes LV, Loewe, Marc Jacobs, Guerlain, Zenith, Champagne Moët & Chandon, Sephora and more.  It also acquired over 20% stakes in Hermes International.  Almost everything I love are own by LVMH, it is unbelievable.  

Cute picture I found on the web:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Little Black Dress

Every girl needs a nice little black dress for her special occasion.  I found two lovely black dresses, which one do you like better?

DESIGNERS REMIX's one shoulder dress

DSQUARED2's bowie dress

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chanel Necklace

I absolutely adore this lovely necklace from Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection. It looks like a vintage jewellery, very classic and elegant.

This exquisite necklace is made of freshwater pearls with a beautifully crafted pendant hanging from the necklace. 

Enjoy it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Addicted to Chanel

Ain't another brand that could take your spot

Well baby, I've been around the world

But I ain't seen myself another brand

Chanel, you amaze me :)