The Boy Bag is nice, leather is great as well, but how about Velvet? Since the first introduction of the Pre-Fall Winter 2015 Collection, the Boy Chanel Velvet Bag has returned again and again as an alternative to the leather edition. For the Velvet, there are pros and cons of course. But at the end, it’s personal choice as well.
Exuding class, elegance and sophistication in one, the bag is in velvet, but it doesn’t stop it from getting the diamond-quilted pattern. This bag is as pretty as the leather edition and it features the same elements as well like the Boy Clasp, the shape and the Boyish chain.
Now Velvet is described to be a tufted fabric, which has a distinguishing feel once you run your fingers through it. Though this kind of fabric is hard to maintain, the good news on the other hand is that it offers a super soft tactile feel, which could tickle your luxury fancies!
The downside is the maintenance, if this is your first Chanel, then you might want to pick the leather edition. Velvet is harder to maintain and you need to baby it more often.
However, Velvet feels extremely soft and luxurious. It gives you different experience than the other materials. At the end, this is a personal choice. But if the Velvet Boy Bag is presented to you one day, will you give it a chance?
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On days like these, when the outside temperature feels like what my iPhone tells me -20 degrees Celsius, there’s nothing else we can do than stay inside, and imagine ourselves in more favorable temperatures. If it were only a few degrees above zero, I would imagine myself going out in this sunny Chanel Cruise Cuba collection outfit for brunch. Of course with an appropriate coat one top – I’m still eyeing the Balenciaga puffer and waiting anxiously for it to go on sale… which probably won’t happen anywhere near where I live. I’m drifting off, what I really wanted to say is that when it is cold…
… and then I mean REALLY cold as well as “doable” cold, key is to wear your layers. No rocket science here, I know, but what is something you can reconsider is how to wear your layers. Not only going with base layers that we don’t see, but go for that turtleneck under your slip-dress, or a pair of cropped skinny jeans under your midi-skirt. It might feel completely weird, but in fact, nowadays, fashion isn’t a much about the perfect ratio of the combination you are wearing. It’s much more about personal freedom in the way we wear things, and how we combine them. Proportions are allowed to be odd, the perfect fit isn’t key – although wearing something too small will never be in fashion I think – and I almost feel the need to say “when a look feels slightly uncomfortable due to the above mentioned, you probably are on the right track”.
So transforming this look into something I could actually wear today – reminder, it feels like -20 degrees Celsius outside – I would 1. add a huge puffer coat 2. wear a thin turtleneck under my top 3. Add silky sparkly little socks in my shoes 4. and finish it off with a beanie.
Ready to conquer the cold, in “inappropriate” style.
LOUIS VUITTON ALMA FLOWER BAGIt’s not your fault if you want an early Christmas gift; the Louis Vuitton Alma Flower Bag is literally to-die-for. Ladies, this is an exclusive edition of the iconic Alma Bag And we thought that the Alma Chain Flower print was a gem, but that all changed after we meet the Alma Flower Bag. This Blooming Bag tells a romantic story of the House’s savoir-faire. Individually cut and coloured leather blossoms are set with metal rivets on glamorous Monogram Vernis patent calf. Look at it, the Louis Vuitton Alma Flower Bag shines like a star, its made to be your number #1 BFF. With its help, every night will be yours – steal it naturally. The bag comes is also made with gold metal pieces, the top opens and closes with double zip closure. To refine the design, it comes with a padlock and key bell. The interior is made with one large compartment as well as a smartphone pocket. Measuring 9.4′ x 6.7′ x 4.7′ inches (L x H x W), priced at $2230 USD, €1620 euro, £1510 GBP, $18500 HKD, $2800 AUD, ¥262440 JPY via Louis Vuitton boutiques. Louis Vuitton releases another limited edition handbag this season. Presenting the Monogram Vernis Alma Flower Bag. The iconic Alma features individually cut leather flowers with metal rivets. It has shiny gold-colour metal pieces. This style is currently only available in BB size, and comes in two colors, Rose Ballerine and Amarante. The Alma Flower is a feminine take on the classic Alma Bag, perfect to use from day to night.
Style & Price
|Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Alma Flower||$2,230.00 (USD)|
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You’ve already seen the Monogram World Tour collection, Louis Vuitton’s dedicated Christmas collection created specially for the ladies (and boys who love their Monogram Canvas). Now feast your eyes on the men’s equivalent, which is basically a mash-up between something old and something new.
The old (or in this case, classic is the Damier Graphite coated-canvas), given new life with something new, a reanimation of a previous collaboration with artist Christopher Nemeth. Featuring his distinct rope print, the Damier Nemeth Rope collection, as it is called, comes in 2 colour combinations, a blue rope print on Damier Graphite, as well as a red rope print on other pieces.
Besides bags in at least 4 different styles (there are 2 backpacks, a messenger and a Keepall all adorned with the rope print), there’s also a huge variety of SLGs, which in my opinion are always welcome stocking stuffers.
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From the Damier Graphite Rope Bleu Ambler (a generously-proportioned bumbag, if you must know) that retails for SGD2200 to the PF Slender(LV’s standard 8 card billfold wallet, SGD745) and Zippy Coin Purse(SGD610), you’ll be hard-pressed to find a style not to your liking, especially with the variety of styles available.
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Then there are these, from the classic Zippy Organiser Wallet (SGD1440) to the PF Brazza in Brazza Damier Graphite Rope Rouge (a long wallet with a single zip compartment on the inside), one of the styles I swear by that retails for just SGD1030. And in case you’re in the market for a new zip portfolio, the Pochette Jour GM (shown at the top of this post, SGD1010) is a good option, the 34 cm by 25 cm case big enough for say, a MacBook Air.Or an iPad, documents and then some, but you know what I mean. But if you want something from LV but this is just not your thing, hit this link and check out the other new crowd favourite from the French luxury house this season, Monogram Eclipse.Louis Vuitton Ever since Nicolas Ghesquière has joined Louis Vuitton, he reinvents beautiful and unique pieces for the Parisian brand. This season he has done it again with a number of new styles. The Fall/Winter 2016 Collection features a sporty look using many of the classic bag styles. The iconic Speedy is back this season and comes with Louis Vuitton badges. The mini trunks also makes a return which now includes a shoulder strap and available in two sizes. The popular Petite Malle and Twist Bags comes with a strap that have handles wrapped in scarves. Another travel bag makes it to the runway which has similarities to the Cruiser Bag with a large Vuitton printed on it. The bag collection presents the signature Monogram Canvas in Crocodile, Leopard Print and Metallic Hologram. Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2016 Bag Runway Collection did not fail to disappoint with drool-worthy, jaw-dropping bag pieces. Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director behind this favorite French fashion powerhouse, knows his game so well that his mastery of his craft is all evident and visible from each bag piece. Ever since he appeared in the fashion scene and handled LV since 2013, he is seen being all-hands in making the brand adaptable so as it could cater to the millennials as well. For the Fall/Winter 2016 Bag Runaway Collection, LV lovers and fans will definitely be mesmerized by the big range of handbags from crocodile totes, tiny backpacks, holographic trunks to the traditional leopard prints. There is this small bucket bag that has captured our hearts and attention for it is something we’ve never seen before. A unique design, this bag is seen sporting the famous monogram LV logo + some classic black color. For the luggage box bag, it took its inspiration from the iconic LV classic luggage. A short history recap, LV had its humble beginnings in 1854 when Vuitton himself introduced his trunks with trianon canvas.