Have you ever had enough of something without even owning it? It happens to us sometimes, seeing the same shoes or bags over and over again being worn by a complete stranger can drive you to think that you have it and that you would gladly give it a rest at the back, back of your closet. Instagram’s influx of photos does not really help. Seeing the big international brands everywhere and on everyone can sometimes be a put-off, considering the 4-digit price figures you have to pay, and the counterfeit wave that usually follows a successful bag model. And so we are enlightened when we come across new brands that are offering unpretentious designs complemented by great quality. Continue reading “Bag Discovery”
Today was the opening of Hermés latest installation: Wanderland, a combination of the weird and wonderful, tangible and surreal, traditional and unexpected. Composed of 10 main rooms and situated at the heart of the Dubai fountain, Hermés exhibition is bound to leave you craving for more magic. Stepping inside this dreamlike world is guaranteed to make you wonder as you wander. Hope you have a chance to check it out and enjoy it as much as I did!
They say there is no harm in daydreaming, and then bagdreaming shouldn’t be a problem either. Our latest fantasy: Mansur Gavriel. Its clean lines, bright interiors and chic silhouette make it an absolute must have. Established in 2012 by Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel’s warm natural leather bags have become a sensation that is almost sold out everywhere. Getting your hands on a Mansur Gavriel isn’t easy but that’s the beauty of a dream, once you do, it feels magnificent! We were lucky to find our tote bag on Netaporter.com before it sold out. But here’s some really exciting news: The label is launching e-commerce on its site early this summer! Eventually, dreams will come true!
Photo Source: Gavrielmansour.com
It’s not only what you carry, it’s also about how you carry it. A bag’s function is undeniable yet it’s most important attribute lies in its ability to create the perfect harmony in any look. And Multi-colored bags definitely add to the wow factor! You can easily contrast with your shoes and outfit while still hinting at the matching intention.
Jacket: Massimo Dutti
Shorts: BCBG Generation
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Last night we were heading to Zalka-Beirut to presence what we already knew was going to be a great night for our friend Rajaa. It was the official opening of his shop: La Rose de Sim. It was his invitation to step into a time machine and go back to iconic times. Before even walking into the shop, you get a hint that the designs are inspired by the Lebanese tradition and heritage. There are a wide range of purses that come in all sizes and portray different attractive visuals. Just as the name of the brand, every creation has a story that is bound to touch your heart.
You can check more pictures of La Rose de Sim here on Facebook and on their Instagram @larosedesim.
A card up my sleeve, literally! And not just any card but a Queen of Hearts. When creativity meets fashion and classicism gets a hint of futurism, you are bound to get great creations like the ones of Urania Gazelli. Urania Gazelli is the creative name chosen by the Greek designer Urania Giourmetaki for her bags label. She swears by plexiglass, the main material behind all her creations. The handcrafted clutch bags are made using fine materials that give it a playful and modern look but still manage to radiate luxury and elegance. The brand was founded in Spring 2010 and “Urania Gazellis AW 2012” was her debut collection but it has already captured the attention of many fashion celebrities (below is pic of Anna De Lo Russo Customized clutch). With a clutch like this, you are bound to have a winning outfit! Want to start playing cards? Check Urania Gazellis’s Facebook, Website, or instagram account @URANIAGAZELLI