Petite Style – ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Satchel Bag
Do you remember a few years back when Zac Posen handbags were everywhere? Not his current ZAC by Zac Posen contemporary handbag label. Back when his namesake handbags were shopped at along side the shelves of Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Jacobs. Then, what basically felt like overnight, Zac Posen decided to drop the high-end line (and price tag) and focus on the contemporary price range with his diffusion line- called ZAC by Zac Posen. Same styles, just not made with luxe materials. One bag that recently caught my eye is the ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Mini Bag. The petite version of the Eartha Satchel.
The ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Satchel is available in a wide selection of colors, materials, and embellishments. Two of my favorites that are perfect for right now: Sun and Blush.
For those who love for their bags to make a statement, the Eartha bag in Sun adds the perfect pop of color.
If neutral tones are more your style, the Blush is the perfect shade to round out your look.
Well well, look what we found here. It sure looks like this Gucci Pearl Studded Padlock Bag came out straight from a fairytale book. It’s that beautiful that we are 100% certain that Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Belle might be interested in bringing it to the royal ball.
A small structured chain shoulder bags that feature a key lock closure; this precious Gucci creation is the crème de la crème from all the other shoulder bags out there.
You might think you’ve seen this before but couldn’t quite pinpoint out where, and we’re here to break it up to you that yes, we’ve featured it before but this time around it comes with pearls and studs as an added embellishments.
A statement bag, the key lock closure is pulled straight from the archives while the key is placed in a leather key case. It also has a sliding chain strap therefore you can transform it from being a shoulder bag or a hand bag in an instant since the chains also act as a top handle.
This Gucci goody also has gold toned studs and glass GG Pearl studs, has an interior open pocket and one side gusset. What’s more surprising is that it comes in three bold colors you can choose from: pink leather, hibiscus red leather and black leather.
It measures 20 x 12.5 x 8 (W x H x D) cm
Did you know that the Chanel Castle Rock Bag has been rocking the fashion industry since it was introduced in the Pre-Fall 2013 Collection? Well if you’ve missed it before and now on a serious fashion hunt, worry not for it is coming back to Chanel’s most loved boutiques for its Paris In Rome Collection.
For keen observers like us, this newest Chanel flap bag that appears in the Pre-fall 2016 Collection already made its way to the fashion ramp, which is popularly known as the Castle Rock Bag.
Now you might wonder what’s the difference between the 2013 and 2016 versions? Let’s take a look and compare. We’ve previously featured the Castle Rock bag before. In vintage-style appealed to bag lovers back in 2013 that’s why it was made available in medium and large size. The 2013 version looks antiquated with the top handle and CC clasp making all the difference.
The 2016 version on the other looks ever polished and refined. It looks so fresh that one might think it came straight out of the Chanel’s fashion oven. It’s so hot and classy, one should not dare miss it especially the rich burgundy color contrasts well with the golden chain straps. The CC clasp looks more pronounced this time and oh, the quilting effect and the tiny shiny effect in the leather used made it more appealing and desirable.
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If you're shopping for new everyday bag options before it really heats up, invest in lighter shades and smaller shapes that won't weigh you down. Mini bags are ideal picks to carry all of your essentials and small shoulder varieties are eternally reliable for the office and beyond. Ahead, we've rounded up the best picks to shop this season.
Paris Fashion Week has wrapped! And while you might've expected the same statement-making bags and shoes that roamed the streets of New York, London, and Milan, we've got a delightful surprise. It seems like the editors, bloggers, and stars packed the best accessories in their last suitcase — the one headed to France. Read on to see the fringe-finished heels and quirky, look-at-me bags that really made us stop and stare. One thing's for sure: Fashion Month went out with a bang thanks to PFW.
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I catch the bus to work at 8.30am most mornings. At the stop immediately after mine, an immaculately put-together gent gets on board. His suit is flannel, his shoes leather monk-straps, his glasses tortoiseshell and his bag a beautiful sumptuously dark brown box calf briefcase with a brass hinge lock. It’s a look that turns heads.
On casual Fridays, he swaps the tailoring for jeans, a cashmere knit and enviably well-ironed shirts, the monk-straps for suede brogues, and his usual bag for a tan leather briefcase. The man can dress – that much is unquestionable.
Yes, Mr 8.32am, my fellow passenger, takes the time to swap bags to complement his look, and I can only wish I had the discipline.
While buying a bag suitable for every possible outfit you can put together is, to say the least, impractical for most of us, it’s worth investing in one or two quality bags that cover off the majority of scenarios – whether you spend most of your time in the gym or at parties drinking gin.
Bag-wise, what kind of man are you? If you haven’t asked yourself this question, chances are you’re dragging around a shabby, badly proportioned number that just isn’t completing your look like it should, or worse yet: you’re still shoving all your particulars into overfull pockets.
To help you determine which type of bag works best for you and your lifestyle, here are five styles worth considering this year.
1. The Cross-Body
After a few seasons stuck in fashion limbo, cross-body bags are making a return this year. As seen at Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2015 show, zippered styles – also known as reporter bags – are the ones to keep an eye out for, and a far cry from the fold-over flap designs so reminiscent of the early noughties.
They give off a slightly more casual vibe, so you might want to think twice before pairing one with a suit. You’ll also want to make sure the strap is the right length for the bag to be carried no lower than your hipline – unless you plan on delivering someone’s post.
2. The Backpack
Another historically bland type of bag that’s having a bit of a moment, the backpack has – for several seasons now – been given the luxury treatment by a number of high-end designers.
For those of us on a budget, the good news is that this trend has already trickled down to the high street – meaning you can find buttery leather versions, complete with elegant hardware and exquisite detailing, at much more affordable price points.
An unexpected yet luxurious way to accessorise a suit, the backpack is also the ideal finishing touch to a minimal sportswear-inspired look:
3. The Folio
Smart and unobtrusive, a leather folio is a classic that shows you mean business whether you’re suited and booted or prefer to work in jeans and a wool bomber.
If you’re looking for a design that’s up to the minute (and you’re not lugging around 500-page contracts), then consider a leaner, more discreet style in the form of the pouch – though keep in mind you won’t be able to carry anything sizeable in these slimline versions.
We mean it – as tempting as it is, stuffing a folio with junk instantly ruins its sleek and sophisticated shape.
4. The Tote
Arguably one of the most ‘fashion’ bags alongside the folio, the tote is practical, but really shines as a statement accessory rather than something sturdy to cart your daily essentials around in.
Ideal for storing your phone, keys, a couple of notebooks and a laptop, it’s a stylish alternative to a briefcase that – admittedly – can sometimes be difficult to hold when striding through packed train stations.
Available in canvas and leather predominantly, as well as every colour and print imaginable, there’s a tote to suit every taste. Avoid excessive hardware or add-ons like charms or key chains, and let the simple design and great materials do the talking.
5. The Holdall/Duffle Bag
Hitting the gym several times a week? A mid-sized holdall or duffle bag will fit all of your kit while keeping you looking on-form.
Nothing beats leather when it comes to sophistication but textiles – including canvas, wool and performance materials – work well depending on your everyday attire.
Dimensions matter, so ask for something no larger than 55cm wide (enabling it to double up as cabin baggage for short trips away) and make sure it’s lightweight enough to be carried with ease. A detachable, padded shoulder strap should also be a priority if you find yourself lugging it around for extended periods each day.
The Right Bag For You
Whichever bag you choose, it’s worth following these guidelines:
When purchasing, keep your personal style and usual colour palette in mind. It’s important to opt for something in a hue and material that can be easily integrated with your existing wardrobe – whether that’s mostly longline white T-shirts and black nylon bombers or sharp pastel tailoring.
Although certain capacious designs offer plenty of room, you shouldn’t necessarily use every last inch of the space available. This is as much a scoliosis warning as a style diktat. Carrying heavy weights is never a good look, while over-stuffing your bag can stretch and wear out the material.
Why should you care what your gym bag looks like? Because despite holding sweaty shorts and dirty trainers, you’ll be carrying it around all day and – irrespective of its pungent contents – if it looks bad, then so do you.
Watch out for shoulder straps when you’re wearing tailoring, as they can cause unsightly creases, and have the potential to ruin the structure of your blazer or coat. Look for bags that offer both hand straps and a shoulder strap so you can switch around to keep your suits looking their best.
Certain styles, particularly handle-free folios, can be a pain to carry for extended periods of time. Even simple tasks – such as taking a call while smoking a cigarette or hailing a taxi while holding a coffee, for example – quickly become laborious, which may mean you’re better off with a more practical backpack or cross-body.
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