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Bag Review: Elie Saab Pairs Backpack with Couture Gown

Bag Review: Elie Saab Pairs Backpack with Couture Gown

I would cringe when I see a beautifully dressed woman in a gown carrying a chunky bag. I would have normally recommend a box clutch, a flat pochette, or a minaudiere for formal occasions. Never really thought that sizable leather bags would work with couture. Until Elie Saab’s current Haute Couture collection presentation which showcased...
Must- Buys When Shopping in Paris (Part 1)

Must- Buys When Shopping in Paris (Part 1)

You travelled a long way to Paris. You have shopping on your mind. But what to get? If you are in the City of Lights for 3 reasons: 1. To shop, 2. To eat, 3. To sightsee, let me give you a few tips for #1. Check your local currency’s conversion but as far as...
A Smart Clutch!

A Smart Clutch!

Hey everyone! The last few days went by in a blur because of work and a few pending projects that need to take off this year– I have to get those going and with the way things are, I will need 40 hours a day and 2 of me haha. Anyway, as soon as things...

Carrying More Than One Bag?

Do you notice that many women opt to carry more than one bag of late? I know I ended up carrying 2 bags in Milan over fashion week because I had originally wanted to bring this gorgeous minaudiere but my phone could not fit into it (the phones they make these days are just so...

Celebrity Bag: Diane Kruger is Ticking with Her Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia clutches always have a way of making me smile. Diane Kruger is the latest celebrity to carry one of Charlotte’s famous whimsical bags. Kruger carries the Clock clutch as a shoulder bag. Her whole ensemble reminded me of the rabbit with that clock on Alice in Wonderland– only Diane is the fashion rabbit...

Sale: Emilio Pucci Satin Minaudiere

If you have always wanted to get a Pucci bag but are quite overwhelmed with the prints (although they are supposed to overwhelm :D), now’s the chance to get a hold of a Pucci bag in the form of a minaudiere. Small enough not to overwhelm whatever outfit you are wearing! Emilio Pucci Evening Papillion...

Walking for SM Ladies’ Fashion Show- Philippine Fashion Week

Wheee, this has been a whirlwind- crazy week with meetings and events! The country’s premier society and luxury lifestyle magazine Lifestyle Asia celebrated its 26th Anniversary and hosted a Royal Gala (congratulations) for Bhutan’s Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck a few nights ago. (Click HERE to read about & see photos from the Lifestyle Asia event)...

The Five Bag Styles You’ll Need

Thought I’d repost this story I wrote for my Huffington Post column a few days ago. These are the 5 key bag styles that you need in your closet and you’re pretty much good to go 1. The Day Clutch: To choose to carry a clutch over a large tote for the day takes a lot...

Architect-Turned- Bag Designer!

Last night, I managed to catch Chito Antonio’s bag launch at the Silver Vault inside Rustan’s Shangrila Tower. Architect and interior designer Chito Antonio (son of Philippine National Artist, Arch. Pablo Antonio) is very well- known and is considered one of the best in the Philippines for his exceptional taste in home interior styling. He...

The Holiday Spirit… in Clutches!

I cannot believe that December is just around the corner. It’s way too fast! And the weather on this side of the world (Philippines) is not reflective of the winters that many other countries are already experiencing. I do wish that we get cooler temperatures here to get everyone to enjoy and feel that yuletide...

PFW SS 2013: Jay Ahr’s Details

Jonathan Riss (Jay Ahr– pronounced like J.R.– his initials) is a Belgian designer that I have a deep admiration for. Having met him a few seasons ago in Paris (and he happens to also be good friends with a friend of mine, PJ, an excellent stylist and former editor in New York) and then meeting...