BAG REVIEWS
In San Francisco and Blending Right in

In San Francisco and Blending Right in

Hi everyone! After that super fun but too short Tokyo trip, I am back in the city I called home a decade ago. Every year, my fambam and I fly to San Francisco for the holidays. We have been staying in the same home for nearly 30 years now and each time we come back,...
The Return of the Monogram Bag

The Return of the Monogram Bag

Do you still remember which brand became famous because of the monogram? Yup, CHANEL with its unmistakable double C twist lock on the center of the bag. And of course, who can forget Hermes– the ubiquitous Constance which is really a prize if you manage to buy it today at the Hermes boutique! Well, of...
Shop, Shop, Shop the Big Sale!

Shop, Shop, Shop the Big Sale!

You know what they say, Shopping is considered therapy (haha retail therapy). And the timing could not have been better for most of us folk who are stressed with work this week. So here’s a Big Sale shoutout: Moda Operandi’s Sale has got me excited because some of the pieces I’ve been eyeing for quite...
SALE ALERT! The Great Net-a-Porter Sale!

SALE ALERT! The Great Net-a-Porter Sale!

How do you know when you are a hopeless shopaholic? Case in point: when I find out that Net-a-porter goes on sale, I privately go nuts. Because confession: you have no idea how many times I’d put bags on the checkout basket or wishlist—and leave them there in the hopes that I’d get an email...
Reeled in by the June (Birthday) Bug

Reeled in by the June (Birthday) Bug

Oh dear, where had all those months gone? In the blink of an eye, it was 2016. And in another blink, it’s already June– so where did all the 6 months go? I have honestly been cruising along in the last few weeks. Confession: I don’t think I ever got over jet lag. Drat, this...
Bag Review: Joanique Maskara Hard Case

Bag Review: Joanique Maskara Hard Case

I rarely write about Philippine- made bags. There are a number of talented designers that are actually worth the mention, but I had not yet seen anything “different” from the other bags that I have already seen in the past. I am also more interested not just in the design and manufacturing aspect of the...
Bag Review: Dior's Diorama Bag

Bag Review: Dior’s Diorama Bag

One of the brands I have utmost respect for is Dior. But in all the years of my respect for the brand, never once did I actually like anything in the House’s bag collection. There was never enough magnetism from any of the brand’s bags for me to obsess over– I’ve never loved anything enough...
Valentino Rockstud Bag: So Over it or Still Like it?

Valentino Rockstud Bag: So Over it or Still Like it?

Sorry for the blogging absence. I decided to take a leave from the blog because of the crazy travel schedule I have during this trip. I also decided on just enjoying each moment and taking photographs first and writing all about the experiences later. I assure you all, the stories I’ll share will all be...
Much Ado about Hermes Birkins

Much Ado about Hermes Birkins

It was in 2003, shortly after my 1st child was born, that I purchased my first ever Hermes bag– it was an Hermes orange Kelly in 35cm, with palladium hardware. When I carried the bag around with my baby, one of the younger “ladies who lunch” whom I visited  in her family’s retail shop asked...
Shopping for Vintage Designer Merchandise in Paris

Shopping for Vintage Designer Merchandise in Paris

If you get tired of shopping along the more famous shopping streets of Paris like Avenue Montaigne, Saint Honoré, or the tourist- packed Champs Elyseés,  why not try vintage designer merchandise shopping around the city? I confess this is actually one of my favorite things to do when I have free time. Because while you...
Order Celine Lefebure Bucket Bags Online Here!

Order Celine Lefebure Bucket Bags Online Here!

The bucket bag was initially made famous by Louis Vuitton– their Petit Noe bag was designed in 1932 after a request was made by a champagne producer to make a holdall that would allow 5 bottles of champagne to be carried (4 upright and 1 upside down in the middle). Back in the late 80s...
Celebrity Bags: Her Madgesty Keeps it Real in Gucci

Celebrity Bags: Her Madgesty Keeps it Real in Gucci

Fresh from her Rebel Heart Tour where she performed and as expected, courted controversy, Madonna jetted off to London in what is reportedly an attempt to work on family affairs. And of course Madge kept in real with the latest Fall/Winter 2016 Gucci tote. I was initially not a big fan of this bag style...