ASHLEY GRAHAM’S NEW COVER, PRADA’S FALL CAMPAIGN, FREJA BEHA ERICHSEN FOR VOGUE CHINA

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Actress Gabriella Wilde poses in Erika Cavallini off-the-shoulder top, Dolce & Gabbana jeans and Diane Kordas hoop earringsActress Gabriella Wilde poses in Erika Cavallini off-the-shoulder top, Dolce & Gabbana jeans and Diane Kordas hoop earrings

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Moynat: Singapore’s First Boutique To Open At Ngee Ann City

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I’m feeling all kinds of excited as I’m typing this, since the brand I’ve been following both online (and off) for at least the last 5 years will be opening her very first gallery in Singapore. Yes, boys and girls, French luxury atelier Moynat will finally be opening her doors to all next week (Friday, 28 July 2017) at Ngee Ann City.

Founded in 1849 and revived in 2011, Singapore will be only the 9th country in the world (and the first country in Southeast Asia) to have her own Moynat boutique. So what can you expect from one of my favourite brands that pride itself in using only the best of the best, from the dedicated craftsmen to the finest leathers (both of which I’ve witnessed firsthand)? Well, for starters, beautifully designed bags dreamt up by Artistic Director Ramesh Nair, taking inspiration from its founder Pauline Moynat who was (and still is) the only female trunk maker in history when she launched the label back in the 1800s.

At Singapore’s Moynat Gallery you’ll find trunks, bags, leather goods and textiles for both men and women (some of which you’ll see if you follow this link), along with the opportunity to customise your own bags and trunks. Even Moynat’s signature personalisation service, where an artist will hand-paint initials on your bags, will be available here.

Also, if you are keen to have a look at what Moynat has to offer (and find out more about what they do, how they do it and have an up-close and personal look yourself), I’ll be at the boutique on 28 and 29 July (and reliving my memories from being a Metro salesgirl salesboy), so if you want get a quick introductory tour from yours truly, simply leave a comment here, drop me an email or even DM me on Instagram and I’ll set the appointment up. See you all next week.

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CARA DELEVINGNE POSES FOR GLAMOUR, OPENS UP ABOUT HER SEXUALITY

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Cara Delevingne on Glamour Magazine August 2017 Cover

Cara Delevingne on Glamour Magazine August 2017 Cover

Model and actress Cara Delevingne stands strong on the August 2017 cover of Glamour Magazine. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, the pixie cut wearing beauty poses in a Prada top and skirt. For the accompanying spread, Cara charms in looks from the fall collections of Gucci, Maison Margiela and Saint Laurent amongst others. Fashion editor Jillian Davisondresses the ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ star in a mix of denim, checkered prints and oversized coats.

COVER STORY: CARA DELEVINGNE STARS IN GLAMOUR MAGAZINE AUGUST 2017

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CARA DELEVINGNE ON HER SEXUALITY

In her interview, Cara Delevingne opens up about her sexuality to friend (and model) Adwoa Aboah. “A lot of the friends I have who are straight have such an old way of thinking. It’s ‘So you’re just gay, right?’ [They] don’t understand it. [If] I’m like, ‘Oh, I really like this guy,’ [they’re like], ‘But you’re gay.’ I’m like, ‘No, you’re so annoying!’…. Someone is in a relationship with a girl one minute, or a boy is in a relationship with a boy, I don’t want them to be pigeonholed. Imagine if I got married to a man. Would people be like—‘She lied to us!’ It’s like, no.”

Photographed in black and white, Cara Delevingne poses in Michael Kors Collection coat, blouse, trousers and beltPhotographed in black and white, Cara Delevingne poses in Michael Kors Collection coat, blouse, trousers and beltModel and actress Cara Delevingne poses in Maison Margiela peacoat, top, skirt, hat and bootsModel and actress Cara Delevingne poses in Maison Margiela peacoat, top, skirt, hat and bootsCara Delevingne wears Saint Laurent tank, jeans, sleeves and bootsCara Delevingne wears Saint Laurent tank, jeans, sleeves and boots

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LOUIS VUITTON VERNIS LISSE LOUISE CLUTCH WITH CHAIN

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Some handbags need no introduction; they just shine like a star in the public space due to its beauty. The Louis Vuitton Louise Bag is one of such handbag; it’s an ultra-feminine and charming accessory. Slinging this thing on your shoulder doesn’t come with a guarantee, except for the one that you will make some girls jealous. Meet the newest and smallest Louise Bag, it’s now adorned with Vernis Lisse for the Spring Summer 2017 Collection.

The black is classy, but let’s face it, the pink is irresistible. Rip all the overhyped words out of the fashion industry, because we need it now so desperately – chic, iconic or better flawless. Even those are not enough to describe its beauty.

The latest Louis Vuitton Louise Clutch with Chain Bag is the smallest size of the Louise Bag Collection. The design is glossy, cute, charming and a bit of girly. It’s like the Wallet On Chain Bag; small and perfect for the evenings or on days when you don’t feel like carrying much. It’s made with a front flap and the signature LV logo in golden hardware in the center. The bag also comes with a jewelry-like chain it’s ideal for the evening gala or a night at the opera. What’s also really beautiful and can only be seen if you pay special attention to tiny details, is the little stitch around the front flap. The bag is made from smooth patent calfskin and the chain is removable.

The Louis Vuitton Louise Bag has been with the house for a long time and it’s as iconic as the Speedy Bag. This sentence describes the style perfectly: ‘fashion fades but style remains, eternally’.

The interior is crafted with 2 flat inside pockets and one inside zipped pocket. It measures 7.1’ x 5.1’ x 1.5’ inches and is priced at $1650 USD, €1200 euro, £1120 GBP, $2050 CAD, $2130 AUD, $13700 HKD, ¥12600 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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GIGI HADID LOOKS PRETTY IN PINK AT HER VOGUE EYEWEAR LAUNCH

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Gigi Hadid suits up in pink Kriest pant suit with Aquazzura velvet platform sandals. Photo: Getty Images

Gigi Hadid suits up in pink Kriest pant suit with Aquazzura velvet platform sandals. Photo: Getty Images

Supermodel Gigi Hadid celebrated the launch of her new Vogue Eyewear collection on June 27th, 2017. The blonde beauty looked like a retro Barbie wearing a pink pantsuit from Kriest with Aquazzura platform sandals embellished with pearls. Gigi designed three different silhouettes for the eyewear brand ranging from cat eye frames to aviator styles. Discover even more images of Gigi at her Vogue Eyewear launch below!


EVENT: GIGI HADID FOR VOGUE EYEWEAR COLLECTION LAUNCH

Model Gigi Hadid suits up in pink Kriest pant suit with Aquazzura velvet platform sandals. Photo: Getty Images

Model Gigi Hadid suits up in pink Kriest pant suit with Aquazzura velvet platform sandals. Photo: Getty ImagesGigi Hadid strikes a pose at her Vogue Eyewear Collection launch. Photo: Getty Images

Gigi Hadid strikes a pose at her Vogue Eyewear Collection launch. Photo: Getty ImagesLooking pretty in pink, Gigi Hadid poses at Vogue Eyewear Collection launch. Photo: Getty Images

Looking pretty in pink, Gigi Hadid poses at Vogue Eyewear Collection launch. Photo: Getty Images

Aquazzura Harlow Velvet Pearl Platform Sandals $950

Aquazzura Harlow Velvet Pearl Platform Sandals $950

Let out your inner seventies diva in a velvet pair of platforms in chic, blush pink.


Gigi Hadid for Vogue Eyewear VO4083S Sunglasses $139.95

Gigi Hadid for Vogue Eyewear VO4083S Sunglasses $139.95

These rectangular frames have a 90’s retro vibe with orange lenses.

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What Makes an Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Birkin So Special, Anyway: an FAQ

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WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE DRIVEN TO FIVE- AND SIX-FIGURE OBSESSION BY THIS PARTICULAR HANDBAG?

The answer to the question of why anyone wants a particular luxury good is always abstract. Fashion and luxury are meant to poke the soft spots in our brains, the ones that are seduced by physical beauty and tactile pleasures rather than reason and order. But sometimes, a handbag goes far beyond even that element of human desire and transcends to something that is lusted after and hunted on a whole different level. The Holy Grail of these bags is the Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Birkin.

Most of you are probably familiar with this bag on sight and recognize the name, but what does it actually mean, how rare are they and, you know, what’s the deal in general? I’ve talked to plenty of bag lovers who aren’t Hermès experts who have been confused over the years, so below, I’m setting the record straight on what this bag is and why it inspires such a following.

Is the crocodile from the Himalayas?

No. I assumed this for a long time, but then I remembered the Himalayas are cold.

…is the bag made in the Himalayas?

Also no.

Does the bag have anything to do with the Himalayan Mountains?

No, not really.

Hmmm.

I know.

So how’d it get that name?

“Himalaya” is simply the Hermès shade name for this particular combination of white, beige and gray. It’s meant to evoke the snow-capped mountains, which is the one and only place the Himalayas come into the equation here.

That’s wild.

Right?

Okay, so if it’s just a particular colorway, what’s the fuss?

Apparently, the combination’s light colors and shade transitions make it a particularly difficult and time-consuming thing to create. Light colors are especially hard to achieve on crocodile, so getting everything just right (and it has to be just right) takes tremendous skill on the part of the artisan processing the hide. The gradation technique used on the Himalayan Birkins and Kellys is unique among all other Hermès colorways.

Many of the most expensive Himalayan Birkins and Kellys also have white gold hardware encrusted with diamonds, although the entry-level models come with Palladium. (“Entry-level” is a misnomer here; one of these will still set you back around $90,000 on the resale market.)

Originally, Himalaya Niloticus crocodile was only available in Birkins, but now both Birkins and Kellys are available in the material.

Exactly how rare are they?

Very few of the bags are made—only one or two per year, according to rumors reported by the New York Times last year.

So, how do you get a Himalayan Hermès bag?

The easiest way is to buy one on the secondhand market from an auction house like Christie’s or Heritage, but if you want one directly from the source, you’ll have to spend years (and hundreds of thousands of dollars, probably) amassing a purchase history at one of Hermès’s flagship boutiques for the chance to one day, maybe, be offered one.

Seems like a lot.

Well, some people have a lot of money.

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