Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

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For the Paul & Joe spring/summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection, Sophie Albou goes young surfing the USA. Metallic fabrics and tropical prints are key elements this season, and may remind some of you of Paul & Joe’s SS 2016 menswear collection, which took great advantage from this summer-y mood offering palm tree prints and Hawaiian shirts. These connections with her menswear collection do not end here: in fact, as we approach the heart of the line-up, we instantly spot Albou’s desire to give her womenswear line a more boyish attitude, which combines fashion trends from the Nineties with those from the next summer 2016.

Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Being the daughter of a clothing-company executive and of a fashion designer, Sophie Albou has always been a fashion enthusiast (a similar destiny she shares with compatriot Vanessa Bruno). Paris-based Albou founded her clothing line Paul & Joe in the mid-90s, which releases a menswear and a womanswear collection each season. She has often worked as a designer for many American fast-fashion companies, like Target, and we may say more in general that she gives her best when designing limited edition lines.

In line with her clothing collections, she has recently started a houseware line that takes inspiration from the motifs and prints used in her ready-to-wear collections. As we are about to see, the French fashion designers loves to mix every single aspect of her working life, menswear and womenswear’s collections included.

Those who instantly loved these fashion weeks’ main trends, like the futuristic trend and the boyish cuts, but are looking for a more ready-to-wear collection, will probably fall in love with Albou’s Paul & Joe spring 2016 collection and with what seems to be her coast to coast trip around the United States of America. The first part of the line-up takes us to the East Cost, Florida, and introduces us to sleek pink fabrics and pink palm tree prints, which adorn mannish suits, swimsuits and oversized shirts.

Sleek short jumpsuits and peg-top pants take us to the next phase, which is probably also the most casual part of the collection. Here we welcome late-Seventies-inspired outfits that include casual digger jeans, printed shirts and even ‘plain’ little back dresses, adorned with lace embroideries and combined with ankle boots. We may say that, from the East Coast, we have jumped to the Midwest.

Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

From the Midwest to Las Vegas, the third part of the collection goes metallic and shows even more bare skin, thanks to the oversized shirtdresses, deep V-necklines and skimpy bikinis, covered with metallic-green palm motifs. As a fluid continuum of fashion styles, the metallic palm tree motifs flow into a boyish turnaround bringing sleek light blue suits with printed red shirts. The upcoming looks, instead, like to mix femininity with masculinity, playing with off-the-shoulder dresses, ruffled shirts, and pink dresses, both long and short.

The finale of the Paul & Joe spring 2016 runway show finally takes us to California with its Havana motifs and surfer-approved clothing pieces. Tennis blouses, short Hawaiian shorts and front-split long skirts are just a few examples of this range of looks, which skillfully combines all the other main styles and motifs spotted throughout the line-up.

Last but not least, we should not neglect Albou’s shoe offerings, because it is also thanks to the stylish pointy-toe shoes and metallic sneakers that the Paul & Joe spring/summer 2016 line-up has travelled successfully from Florida to California.

Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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CHANEL PYTHON ZIPPED WALLET

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The Chanel Python Zipped Wallet is in it to win it! Well, if you’re talking about design and elegance, this baby won’t fail you at all. We’re not even exaggerating here, this wallet is about to bring it! Here at BragMyBag, we are very much aware that Chanel pieces have a huge following, that’s why we’re giving it to you! Are you ready for this?

The wallet is a bombshell in white – it has a beautiful python skin exterior that’s truly a joy to wear. Imagine yourself strutting out in the streets with this baby…we’re more than sure that you’ll get some onlookers watching your every move (all eyes on the python, please!). As a wonderful addition to the whole design, this darling features a gold Mademoiselle turnlock which has an illustrious history on its own (50th anniversary, reissues, you get the point).

Measuring 4.1’ x 7.6’ x 0.8’ inches, and a style code of A69052, you can get your very own Python Zipped Wallet for €2,300 EUR via Chanel boutique.

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Louis Vuitton Singapore Golden Jubilee Collection

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louis_vuitton_singapore-golden-jubilee-collection1To mark Singapore’s upcoming Golden Jubilee (or #SG50, in layman speak), Louis Vuitton has a launched a series of special products and services specially created to fête our 50 years as a nation. For starters, Louis Vuitton has partnered with students from SOTA to create 3 beautiful illustrations (one of which is above shown above) that you can have painted onto your Louis Vuitton trunk, a service that will also only be available at Louis Vuitton Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands.

louis_vuitton_singapore-golden-jubilee-collection2There’s also a specially designed Tambour Monogram (25 pieces only, SGD3800apiece), a Singapore edition of Ruben Toledo’s Artist Edition which features 15 drawings signed and numbered by the artist (1 box set only, SGD8800), as well as this, the Monogram Rouge Petite Malle trimmed with a colour so red that it’s something all Singaporeans can easily identify with. Only 38 pieces ever made, each Petite Malle will come with a matching bright red leather sling and engraved with the words ‘Limited Edition Singapore Jubilee 2015‘ on the inside. Priced at SGD7050apiece, you can reserve them now at Louis Vuitton boutiques at MBS, Ngee Ann City or ION Orchard where they’ll be released for sale sometime in late June/early July.

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Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2016 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

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Tom Ford, never one to conform to the norm, created a boisterous video to showcase his new garments included in the Tom Ford spring/summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection on a virtual runway. Models sassed and danced their way down a runway paved by dancing onlookers, and to the beat of Lady Gaga’s cover of Nile Rodgers’ “I Want Your Love,” no less. But the fashion-dance party didn’t stop there.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

“It was a great deal of fun to do,” Ford said in an interview with Vogue, “and I think that the video captures the spirit of the collection in a way that a filmed traditional show would not have.” There is no doubt this addition of media to the runway allowed for Tom Ford to play a lot more than he otherwise could have. With the limitations of space and audience avoided, he was able to create a fully sensual experience for the models, the actors, and the audience of the video.

These theatrics didn’t overshadow the clothes the models wore, however. The clothes were as spunky as the models themselves, and there couldn’t have been a better presentation for the line. Tom Ford didn’t just present clothes, but also a distinct attitude and way of life. These are all feats you can only achieve in minimal amounts on the runway.

From sparkly beaded tops to drop-dead gorgeous eveningwear, and down to the sexy stilettos, the Tom Ford spring 2016 collection is not for the faint of heart. It is for the young, the bold, and anyone who isn’t afraid to take risks for the sake of fashion. In his choice of presentation alone, you can see his own love for taking risks, and the woman he designs for has the same tendencies.

Even Lady Gaga herself made an appearance in the video as a spectator, and of course she didn’t forego the opportunity to show off her dancing skills alongside the rest of the actors. It seemed like it was a music video, featuring Tom Ford’s designs.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

The looks themselves match the energy of the video, and really shine as the focal point. The dancing could have easily overshadowed the looks, but the complete opposite happened, as the ruckus in the background created a perfect stage for the garments.

Tom Ford designed a collection for a woman with an all-encompassing life. He showed professional clothes, streetwear, and even clubwear, which was furthered by the music and dancing in the video. If there’s one thing to be said about the Tom Ford girl, however, it’s that her sex appeal is never lost in her clothes. She is able to put on a garment and know that she’s rocking it. She’s able to have fun and not take herself too seriously while knowing when to balance things out with professionalism.

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tom Ford had a groundbreaking display for spring/summer 2016 with his incorporation of technology, proving for yet another season that he is not held down by the laws of fashion gravity. Check out the video below!

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PRADA BOW COSMETIC POUCH WITH CHAIN

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Prada lovers in the house, make some noise! Today, we’re going to feature the Bow Cosmetic Pouch with Chain, another delectable treat that comes in an assortment of candy colors to choose from (if pastels and light shades are your thing, you know what to find). These babies come in beautiful Saffiano leather, with an added design element which is a cute bow with the luxury house’s metal lettering logo in front.

The bag may be called a cosmetic pouch, but it has a chain and can be used as a beautiful shoulder bag…which leaves us with a tricky question – is it really a pouch or a shoulder bag? The jury is out on this one, but we’d want to know your thoughts. What do you think?

It is also adorned with gold-plated hardware, which shines beautifully and accentuates the piece’s exterior. It has zipper closure, which keeps all of your valuables intact. Also, for added measure, it has two inside pockets – I mean, if you have to fit all of your stuff in a teeny bag then this should be on top of your list! Even with its seemingly minute size, it has enough space to store your essentials.

Priced at $780 USD or €590 EUR, you can get your very own Bow Cosmetic Pouch with Chain via Prada e-store.

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Chanel Tweed Sunglasses

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chanel_ss15-tweed-sunglasses1This might seem like a case of #randommuch, but with sunglasses becoming the 3rd most important component towards completing an outfit after deciding on your stunning sling and killer heels, I figured these soon-to-be-released ones from Chanel were worth a quick mention. A signature emblem of the French luxury house, you’ll find renderings of tweed patterns on the oversized butterfly styles whilst channelling your inner Bardot or Onassis.

chanel_ss15-tweed-sunglasses2Available in a plethora of colours (I find the ones in black/white and black/white with a tinge of red especially alluring), you’ll be able to try them out (and buy a pair or 3) come 1 May when they are launched in Singapore at Chanel boutiques island-wide. And by island-wide I mean their respective stores at either Marina Bay Sands or Ngee Ann City.

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