Reviewing The ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Satchel Bag

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A few years ago, Zac Posen handbags were everywhere. Back when his namesake handbags were shopped at along side the shelves of Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Jacobs.Not his current ZAC by Zac Posen contemporary handbag label. 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.

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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.Same styles, just not made with luxe materials.

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If neutral tones are more your style, the Blush is the perfect shade to round out your look.

For those who love for their bags to make a statement, the Eartha bag in Sun adds the perfect pop of color.

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Burberry September 2016 Collection: Preview

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Ahead of Burberry’s next show in London on 19 September, the British luxury house has released a preview of the new advertising campaign, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino at Walker Art Gallery. Showcasing Jean Campbell, Alex Dragulele and Cavan McCarthy in a setting inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Burberry’s next collection will contrast masculine and feminine styles across different periods in history.

Besides showing collections for both men and women on the same runway, Burberry will also be offering the collection to be purchased immediately globally, its first straight-to-consumer initiative which I personally think is exciting. I mean, if I see something I like, I would naturally want to buy it right away. What’s the fun in waiting for up to 6 months, right?

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And because I wouldn’t be known as Bagaholicboy if we didn’t focus a little on the bags, you can study both already-released campaign images for some clues on the new pieces. The first image features the Patchwork that’s from the current collection in stores now, but if you look closely, it now comes with (and I’m guessing, exotic leather) ruffles along with a completely reworked sling now made up of shiny links.

Then there’s the new Bridle, which you’ll see on the second image. As far as I can tell, it is a saddle-style shoulder that comes complete with chunky hardware on the sling, gusseted sides in Burberry’s iconic checked fabric and in a size that’s big enough to fit an iPad Mini at least, which would make it a great bag for work or play. Whilst thePatchwork was more fun and ornamental, the Bridle looks set to be most everyone’s function everyday bag come September. What do you think?

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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1. I have a seemingly inexhaustible ability to keep shopping for crossbody bags, and had to share another which I’ve been eyeing (super duper eyeing) – this Saint Laurent convertible pouch/crossbody bag. I think this bag is perfect!!

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Saint Laurent, $995

I’m always looking for a little pouch/bag which I can stick into a larger tote, for when I need to run after baby but don’t want to lug all my stuff. The closest thing I have is the Chanel wallet on chain, which is fabulous, but the strap is too long and I wish it could just fit a smidgen more.

This Saint Laurent bag basically has it all…the size, the sleek shape (easily tucked into a tote), the tassel detail, and the adjustable strap. This bag is basically like if the Gucci Soho Disco and the Celine Trio had a baby, no? A little pouch sized baby.

I also love that it can easily be converted into a clutch – and one that I’d actually wear out. I really, really, might have to get this one.

2. I had to giggle a little bit (maybe I shouldn’t be) at this article, When Startups Fail, Millennial CEOs Like to Share Feelings, via the WSJ. What do you think? At least their hearts are in the right place.

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3. Did you know that The Economist has a new publication (Intelligent Life rebranded) – called 1843, and it’s alifestyle magazine? In their inaugural issue, there’s an interesting article about why Hermes “doesn’t” want to let you buy a Birkin.

4. A fascinating article, (from the always excellent Vanessa Friedman), via The NY Times – What Happened at Oscar de la Renta? Peter Copping, the lead designer, has just left the brand – making him the eighth designer to leave a major house during their first contract in the past year, a staggering number.

5. I was asked for recommendations on the topic of East Germany/The Berlin Wall, so this week I thought I would share a selection I read a few years ago – Stasiland, by Anna Funder.

Stasiland is a collection of stories from those who lived in Communist East Germany during the years that the Stasi (secret police) were operating in force. I’ve always been fascinated about this period, and am always interested in stories that convey what life was like in the era, such as the excellent movie The Lives of Others.

Stasiland is fascinating – the stories and people you meet form a collective glimpse of what life was like living in the surveillance state that was East Germany. Recommended for anyone with an interest in the time period, or non fiction fans in general. I’d compare it to an East German version of Nothing to Envy (though I still have to give preference to the latter).

 

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Tips For Cleaning a Coach Bag

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Anyone with a Coach purse knows what a valuable accessory it can be. Over time, these purses can build up a layer of dust and dirt that needs to be cleaned away. Using a gentle soap and minimal amount of moisture is key to a successful cleaning. Follow these steps to complete the process quickly, easily and effectively.
Tips For Cleaning a Coach Bag

1. Fill the sink with warm water.
2.  Moisten a soft cloth with the clean, warm water.
3. Rub the cloth on the bar of Ivory soap to apply a small amount of soap to the cloth.
4. Clean the surface of the purse by gently rubbing the surface with the moistened soft cloth.
5. Work in small sections until the entire purse is cleaned.
6. Rinse by wiping with a clean, soft cloth that is moistened with clean water.
7. Allow the purse to dry completely.

8. Do not submerge the purse in water. It is best to use the least amount of water necessary toavoid color bleeding and fading.

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Gucci F/W16 GG Marmont Shoulder

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Consider this your first in-depth look at Gucci’s bag-of-the-season from their Fall-Winter 2016 collection, the GG Marmont Shoulder that if you can recall, was also the first bag on the first look that opened the show and came down the runway. And while there’s more to the GG Marmont family than just these shoulder slings (there are structured shoulder bags, a top handle tote and even a backpack, by the way), this one, the shoulder sling, is the one you’ll be seeing lots of in the coming months.

Available in 2 different sizes, the Mini measures 22 cm by 13 cm, while the regular one spans 31 cm across by 19 cm.  Made up almost entirely of matelassé chevron leather (or in the case of the two at the bottom that are actually matelassé velvet, how lush), you can wear the slings long or short, depending on your mood, which means you can go from over the shoulder to across the body faster than you can say Alessandro Michele, just by adjusting the sling.

Anchored with an antiqued-finished GG logo (and matching gold-tone hardware on the sling), the surprise is actually on the back of this bag. Yes, on the back of every GG Marmont Shoulder there’s a heart that’s stitched into the leather, a constant reminder of how much you love Gucci these days.

Priced at SGD2230 and SGD2590 for the ones in leather in Mini and Small, andSGD1870 (Mini) and SGD2260 (Small) for the ones in velvet, you’ll be pleased to know that these beauties are now also available in Singapore.

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Dior Vintage Monogram Print Bag From Fall/Winter 2016

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Dior has returned their vintage monogram print for their Fall/Winter 2016 Collection. The updated version of the vintage print is now available in the Diorama Flap Bag and the new Diorama Satchel Bag that will be released July 2016. Made of fabric, the velvet Dior classic monogram is embroidered on the bag. It comes in three color combinations, Plum and Blue, Beige and Pink and Beige and Blue. The vintage monogram print was first seen on vintage Dior handbags such as the saddle, duffle, clutch and shoulder bags.

Check out the difference between the old and new logo prints.
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