Balenciaga Small Ville Rainbow Striped Top Handle Bag

 

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The thing about Balenciaga’s Ville handbag is that comparisons will definitely be made to Hermès’ Bolide and Louis Vuitton’s Alma, evident in the similarities between the double top handles right down to the bag’s shape and silhouette. But what sets Balenciaga apart are its avant-garde prints and unique tweaks which its counterparts will never ever do. Like dressing the smooth leather body up in a multi-coloured rainbow graphic exterior for example, perhaps Demna Gvasalia’s tribute to Pride?

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It’s bold, it’s bright, it’s definitely cute, measuring 19 cm at its widest and 15 cm high, making for a great crossbody or over-the-shoulder piece thanks to the adjustable (and removable) rainbow leather strap. It’s part of the brand’s Fall-Winter 2019 collection, but can now be pre-ordered for USD 1,695 with deliveries slated to happen from July 2019.

Come in the beautiful world of Balenciaga.

 

 

 

 

Montblanc introduces new Le Petit Prince Meisterstück writing instruments

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Montblanc has released a new series of Meisterstück writing instruments, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) novella. Montblanc said its latest series of fountain, roller ball and ballpoint pens pays tribute to the power of gifting, imagination and the importance of transmitting ideas and dreams to others.

The Meisterstück Le Petit Prince edition brings together the heritage of a timeless gifting favourite and the cultural influence of a literary great. Filled with meaning and symbolism, the new special edition reaffirms Montblanc’s belief that writing is a gift, one that is passed from one generation to the other with a positive message, just like the ideas, dreams and thoughts that Le Petit Prince shares with the world around him.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince is one of the world’s most translated books, with editions in more than 250 languages and dialects. The story relates the encounter between a pilot and a little prince, and touches on imagination, open-mindedness and the value of human relationships.

Design elements on the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince are based on Saint-Exupéry’s hand-drawn illustrations.

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The cap and barrel of the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition are in blue resin to echo the colour of the universe around the prince. The milled cap features a fox face pattern, a reference to the character that instructs the young boy about the bonds of human relationships. Platinum-coated fittings and a gold star are also included.

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The rhodium-plated nib features an engraving of the boy and the fox and a sentence from the novel is laser-engraved into the crown.

Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Doué Classique Edition has an 18 carat bi-colour nib with an outline of the Little Prince and the fox. The fox pattern continues on the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Solitaire cap and barrel and the Montblanc emblem is encircled by words from the novella.

Monblanc_Petit_Prince_Resin_FP_Classique_118056.jpgTo extend the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince writing experience, Montblanc has also created special ink and refills inspired by the fox character in a dark orange color reminiscent of its fur. A leather notebook completes the writing experience and is bound in fine Saffiano leather that features a fox scenery print on its cover, inspired by the author’s famous illustrations.

Come into the beautiful world of Montblanc.

 

 

 

 

 

Loewe Large Heel Pouch

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You’ve got to give Spanish fashion house Loewe major props for churning out brand new pouches that are equal parts cute and functional, in prices that don’t exactly break the bank. The Paula’s Drawstring Pouch is a clear example that’s priced at just €250 recently restocked online and in the boutiques, which a number of you managed to get.

20190521_161016.gifThe Large Heel Pouch (€350) is another hot favourite that was sold out the moment it arrived, and it’s frankly not that hard to see why. Rendered in full smooth calf leather, the pouch measures 12 cm across and 12.5 cm high, furnished with 3 card slots in the interior along with a patch pocket for coins, folded cash and even a set of house keys.

It’s essentially a mini wallet that comes attached with a long strap that you can wear around your neck, or have it slung across your body so it sits right under your chest like you would with a typical belt bag.

 
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It also helps that the pouch comes in easy-to-match colours like Black or Tan, and finished with the iconic embossed Loewe Anagram in front.

Come into the beautiful world of Loewe.

 

 

 

 

Object of Desire: Wolf 1834 Watch Winder Safe

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A British icon since 1834, WOLF continues to command attention in the luxury leather-goods market, designing the world’s most exquisite watch winders, watch boxes, and jewellery cases.

Over the past 185 years, Wolf has helped many safeguard their valuable effects. Across five generations, the family-run company has made a name for itself in the watch winder industry through its tireless pursuit of perfection in their craft. If you’re into watches, especially automatic ones, and are all about taking care of them – the Wolf 1834 Watch Winder Safe is for you.

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A tasteful marriage between style and patented innovation, the safe boasts top-notch craftsmanship, backed by close to two centuries of experience offering solutions for safekeeping and maintaining your precious time pieces and jewellery. With patented rotation counting technology, a wolf safe’s primary focus is the health of your watches. While other names in the market merely use a estimation of rotations per day, Wolf counts precisely the specified number of turns for each individual watch – providing nonpareil care for the timepieces on your wrist.

Thanks to technology, an app on your smartphone can also seamlessly control the individual winders (or even collectively), allowing you to set your preferred rotation rate or direction of the turning on your phone via bluetooth. You can also register for a two-year warranty online, which comes with the purchase of each safe.

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The Wolf safe comes with jewellery and accessory drawers inside, lined with lush suede lining, as well as black watch panels. Each safe is also finished with high gloss onyx or titanium on the exterior, providing not just first-class security, but aesthetics as well.

The collection is available in 2, 8, 12, and 16-piece winders in a stellar high gloss onyx or titanium finish with Bluetooth control, custom drawers, and global UL certification ensuring the highest level of security. The safe comes in three variants – a two-piece safe for the casual collector, the Orion; an eight-piece safe, the Vanguard, for those to whom watches are more than just a hobby; and the Atlas, a 12-piece beast for the serious aficionado. A 16-piece Atlas is also available if 12 just isn’t enough.

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Wolf 1834 Atlas Watch Winder Safe

A Wolf winder is a handmade precision instrument. From the optimum size of drum and cuff to the technology that delivers exact turns per day, Wolf test the test to ensure they deliver the highest possible quality – nothing is left to chance. Ensuring the highest commitment to quality, every Wolf winder is covered by a 2-year warranty and can be traced to birth by its unique serial number.

The Wolf watch winders and watch boxes can both be found on the official Wolf website along with other watch accessories and tools. Wolf watch winders are offered in a variety of capacities and styles ranging in price from $229 to $31,999, while their vast line of watch boxes sell for $45 to $355.

Come into the beautiful world of Wolf.

 

 

 

 

Balenciaga Opera Clutch

balenciaga_ss19-opera-clutch-1024x768Balenciaga is HOT! Keen eyed fashionistas would have noticed that Balenciaga is bringing some of its cult favourites (such as the Classic City) back into its leather goods lineup, but Demna Gvasalia is also making sure to introduce new silhouettes that carry his eclectic touch, such as the half-moon shaped Opera Clutch that’s new to the season.

The exterior comes in soft suede leather, finished with the iconic BB logo in aged-gold hardware that was taken and updated from the archives, complete with a circular metallic top handle that’s wrapped with a silk-twill scarf to ensure maximum comfort while sitting in the crook of your arm. Measuring 22 cm at its widest and 11 cm at its highest, the Opera Clutch opens via a snap magnetic fastening to a black leather interior that would fit your absolute essentials. A phone, lipstick, several essential cards (fitted into the card slot within) and maybe a pocket-sized perfume spray – all you really need on a good day (or night) out.

Come into the beautiful world of Balenciaga.

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton Coloured Pencils Pouch

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French Maison Louis Vuitton has been at the forefront of luxury home and lifestyle goods for a couple of years now, so if you thought that the Parisian brand is pulling a ‘Supreme’ with these coloured pencils, think again. From Vivienne charms and trinkets, to the classic perfumed candles, you can say that Louis Vuitton has done it all. Well, almost.

Take a look at these 40 fine-quality coloured pencils imbued with the Louis Vuitton watermark slotted individually within the foldable pouch, a refreshing new addition to the home and lifestyle department that’s set to officially launch in the days to come. Flip it to the other side, and you will find the pouch finished in Monogram Canvas, with hand-painted circles to indicate the colour of the pencil that sits on the opposite end.

The Louis Vuitton Coloured Pencils Pouch will be available soon. You should visit – or ring – your nearby Louis Vuitton boutique and put your name on the list to be informed the moment it’s officially up for sale. One thing’s for sure, this Coloured Pencils Pouch will be sold out before you know it.

Come into the wonderful world of Maison Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

The perfect gift: Louis Vuitton’s Voguez Volez Voyagez paperweight

 

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Inspired by Italian sportscars like Maserati and O.S.C.A., their coachbuilders Bertone, Touring and Vignale, and the French Maison’s travel influences, the Louis Vuitton Voguez Volez Voyagez paperweight is a playful accessory for the workplace. This fun piece embodies Gaston Louis Vuitton’s nostalgia for his youth. An elegant sensibility is provided by a Louis Vuitton key emblem.

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Beauty may doesn’t come cheap, but this would be the perfect gift for him (or her!). Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton…… vrooom!

 

 

 

 

Must have: Louis Vuitton’s new monogrammed lipstick case

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Well this is chic with a capital-C. Louis Vuitton has reimagined the ultimate beauty accessory for modern women. Inspired by makeup and jewelry cases of the 1920s, the French Maison has debuted a monogram lipstick case in two neutral colorways.

After launching a collection of travel leather cases for their perfume last year, the latest object of desire by Louis Vuitton will keep your beauty products safe, or at least stylish.

After launching a collection of travel leather cases for their perfume last year, and the news that we’ll be getting some LV wireless earpods, we weren’t surprised the luxury French fashion house went back to the drawing board and came up with a lipstick case.

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We all know about Louis Vuitton’s longstanding tradition of creating fancy travel objects, but the latest monogrammed accessory from the French house has us floored. The French Maison is launching a monogrammed bullet case inspired by 1920s-style jewellery holders, the monogrammed bullet case will come in two colorways: classic chocolate with gold metal casing and light tan with silver accents, with details in brass gold or silver finish with the addition of the ‘LV’ monogram at the very top of the case.

What’s cool is each case can hold up to two lipsticks but to be totally honest, if you can fit anything else in there – mints, hair clips, some cash – it’s gotta be done. No judgments…

It fits up to two lipsticks and secures with a lock. The best part of all is that it comes with a chain so you can wear it as a long necklace, a crossbody, or even link it to your purse as an accessory. The latest object of desire by Louis Vuitton will keep your beauty products safe, or at least stylish.

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Even your lipsticks could be dressed in Louis Vuitton now. The price for the lipstick case is USD$1,390 and they’re expected to drop on 22 February. Looks like our beauty and accessories game will be strong this season. Come in the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

 

Eila Chérie Launches Online in January

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Eila Chérie, an e-commerce lifestyle brand, will officially launch on January 9th, 2019. This forward-thinking, female focused brand represents a community-based approach to entrepreneurship. Its founder looks at Eila Chérie as a brand that offers today’s boss babes a way to live an Instagram-perfect life while making a positive impact in the real world at the same time.

Eila Chérie is a lifestyle brand for the boss babes who are inspired by change and driven by kindness.

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Eila Chérie is already attracting much attention ahead of its launch as a result of its pledge to donate a 10 percent of net sales to organizations that assist and empower women around the globe. The brand will break the mold and redefine ‘women helping women’ by donating regardless of profit numbers. To promote its ethos of community over competition, plans are in place for Eila Chérie to eventually host an entrepreneurial online community and organize in-person events for women in business.

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Eila Chérie operates based on a company-wide mission to be a force of character. It invites all women to define what being a force of character means to them on their own terms. The company will donate 10 percent of each net sale to an organization that benefits women. One organization will be selected per year. Eila Chérie is partnering with the nonprofit Global Fund for Women in 2019. Plans are in place to have customers nominate recipients in future years. A donation will be made even if the company does not turn a profit in the first year.

Eila Chérie’s online store features a premium selection of handbags, sunglasses, watches, earrings and much more. The looks offered by the brand have been carefully curated to fit the needs of today’s modern women. Unlike most startup companies, Eila Chérie is a completely independent and self-funded brand. This fact enables the company to fulfill its commitment to donating to charitable organizations regardless of sales numbers.

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Eila Chérie’s e-commerce store will go live on January 9th of 2019. Shoppers can visit Eilacherie.com to browse the brand’s collection and learn more about its mission.

 

 

 

 

Karl Lagerfeld & PUMA Unveil Collaborative Apparel Capsule

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Heads up, sneaker fans. Legendary German fashion designer and all-round style icon Karl Lagerfeld has collaborated with German sportswear rand Puma on a capsule collection for men and women, launching globally this month.

Bringing together two iconic brands, each with their own unique aesthetic, the result is a chic, contemporary fusion of Karl Lagerfeld’s signature design aesthetic and Puma’s sporty, street style classics.

Marking 50 years since their iconic sneaker’s first launch, Puma’s ‘Suede 50’ program throughout 2018 culminates in the highly-anticipated release of the Karl Lagerfeld X Puma collection on October 19, three days after the 50th anniversary of the original Suede Classic release.

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Originally invited to design a Karl Lagerfeld iteration of the classic Suede sneaker for the anniversary celebration, the partnership soon developed into the creation of a complete 13-piece capsule collection. Bringing together two iconic brands, each with their own unique aesthetic, the result is a chic, contemporary fusion of Karl Lagerfeld’s signature design aesthetic and Puma’s sporty, street style classics.

Featuring two unisex suede sneakers inspired by Karl’s iconic signature aesthetic – a tuxedo jacket, high white collar, tie and sunglasses – the shoes blend Karl’s timeless look with contemporary street style, and feature either a playful KARL graphic or removable sunglasses detail.

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The women’s offering includes a tuxedo-inspired T7 track jacket with matching pants and a T7 jumpsuit, both of which are stylish plays on Puma’s iconic track jacket with 7mm stripes, a track top, and a cropped tee. Meanwhile, the men’s collection features a slim-fit hoodie and matching sweat pants, plus a logo tee. A backpack, a shoulder bag and a baseball cap featuring custom Karl Lagerfeld X Puma branding completes the collection.

The move is the latest in a string of high-profile collaborations undertaken by Lagerfeld’s brand, which unveiled a capsule collection with supermodel-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber at the end of August. The creative also released a limited-edition beauty collection with Model Co earlier this year, and joined forces with his personal assistant Sebastien Jondeau on a curated menswear capsule that debuted at the Pitti Uomo trade show back in January. Puma has also been racking up celebrity collaborations of late, enlisting the help of The Weeknd, Sonra and Hello Kitty, to name just a few.

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The Karl Lagerfeld X Puma collection will be available for pre-sale at karl.com and puma.com on October 18th, and worldwide on October 19, at Karl Lagerfeld and Puma retail stores, online at Karl.com and puma.com, and via curated retailers and concept stores.

Come in the beautiful world of Karl Lagerfeld and Puma.