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Parisian Craftsmanship: Valerie Salacroux Bags

Parisian Craftsmanship: Valerie Salacroux Bags

Last fashion season, I decided on exploring a bit of Paris in the hopes I’d find new bag designers. I got really lucky. Tucked away on one of the streets of the 3rd arrondissement is the atelier and boutique of Valerie Salacroux. Valerie’s bags are all personally handcrafted by her, using excellent quality taurillon clemence...
That Wild and Crazy Louis Vuitton Bags Sale in Tokyo!

That Wild and Crazy Louis Vuitton Bags Sale in Tokyo!

Last Friday, I was going through my feed on Facebook and saw an album of photos from my FB friend that made my jaw drop. I met Nivat a few times from when he was still living in Manila as an executive of an international airline company. But he has since left town, and is...
So I joined Asia's Next Top Model, Cycle 5...

So I joined Asia’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5…

If you are following both my instagram accounts @thebaghag and @thebaghagdiaries, then you might already have known that yes, I did audition for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 (AsNTM). Pause… *LOL* The executive producer and his team were in town for the open model casting here in the Philippines, and they were hoping to...
Loewe's Newest Bags for Spring Summer 2017

Loewe’s Newest Bags for Spring Summer 2017

Hey peeps! It has been awhile since I last posted something on the blog because well, life caught up with me. Shortly after I got back to Manila, I had to fly out again for a work- related meeting in Hong Kong. And although the trip was short, I was just as tired, not having...
Milan Fashion Week: Fendi's Kan I- Strap You

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi’s Kan I- Strap You

I am currently on the train going to a new city in Italy– because I mistakenly thought I was already going to Paris today, and apparently have another day in Italy! Instead of spending another day in Milan, I took the opportunity to hop on a train to go to another city 🙂 Follow my...
Milan Fashion Week: Gucci's Magic Lantern & the Marmont Bag

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci’s Magic Lantern & the Marmont Bag

It’s the 1st day of Milan Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2017 and Gucci has once again kickstarted another lively season for the fashion folk and for mere mortals like myself 🙂 Of course before the show, a visit to the Gucci boutique is in order! What bags have caught my eye? Actually one has–...
Travelog: Milano Window Shopping After Hours

Travelog: Milano Window Shopping After Hours

Ciao from Milano! Got into the gloomy city around 4p after a long 18 hour travel (layover included). I always feel light- hearted and happy when I’m back here. Been fortunate to live just a few blocks from the Duomo, where all the action happens 🙂 My first dinner in Milan was at Il Salumaio...
Dog Days with Thom Browne's Hector Tote

Dog Days with Thom Browne’s Hector Tote

One of my favorite instagram accounts that I follow is of a dog. Yup, not of a style blogger, of relating to travel, but of a dog 😀 Because the photos of this dog cracks me up biiig time especially on days that are difficult or stressful! He is a bulldog and his account name...
Travelog: 24 Hours in Taipei, The Bag Hag Way!

Travelog: 24 Hours in Taipei, The Bag Hag Way!

I have been to Taipei twice in my adult life before this current one. I was confined to going around in only a few places that time, also perhaps because I was not really free in the afternoons to explore much. This time though, I came with my friends Erika and Lesley, and we were...
Bag Review: Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Mono Backpack

Bag Review: Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Mono Backpack

And then, there were 2! Just 2 seasons ago, Louis Vuitton came out with the mini version of their monogram backpack, modified the design, and changed the vachetta trims into black leather. I personally thought the bag was sooo cute and actually quite easy to carry, and the only thing that made me think twice...
Bag Review: The Chanel Denim Classic Bag for FW2016

Bag Review: The Chanel Denim Classic Bag for FW2016

Everytime I say to myself that I’m done with Chanel bags, I find myself eating those very words. This coming September 2016, Chanel is releasing this beautiful denim quited bag. Many of you might say that denim is not worth the purchase because of the little difference in price compared to that of the same...
Gucci of the Past and Present

Gucci of the Past and Present

A few years ago, then Creative Director of Gucci, Frida Giannini, designed the Jackie Soft shoulder bag which first came out in pink, mustard, and sky blue. I loved the pink version, although it was not a bag that I carried often because I worry about getting it dirty. But each time I take the...