Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent: Crest Hobo Bag w/ Deer Horn

One of the most beautiful bags I've ever owned!  We happened to be downtown when NM was having a pre-sale; and it was the only one of its kind.  Perfect, off-white YSL lambskin bag. Great size. The crest is made of pewter-like material. The horn is real, naturally-shed deer horn; hefty and adjustable. It felt great in my hand.  Overall, simple in design, with just-enough of the right detail where it matters most. Much, much better IRL.  Yves Saint Laurent is one of the best bag-makers in the world, IMO. 












Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Louis Vuitton: Tapage Keychain or Key Charm or Key Holder

A large, attention-grabbing Louis Vuitton keychain.  Another of my  purchases from the free-standing LV store in Oakbrook. Be sure to enlarge the pictures.  Love it!













Monday, September 28, 2009

Louis Vuittton: Lost (and Found) Mott and Club Bags

Before Photobucket, I had used another site to store my photos.  This was in the early days of my collection, when I was a bit careless and still young and innocent to the ways of the world & collecting (*smirk*). I allowed their beautiful pictures to disappear into cyber space, never to be seen again.  Anyway, I scanned my for-insurance-purposes-only photos of a couple of the bags:  (a) LV Mott bag in Pink, and (b)  LV Club bag in Noir.  The Club is long-ago discontinued, the Mott may still be made, but not in this shade of pink. Both are long gone. Each was much more glorious, and beautiful IRL.  Also in this entry, are a couple of old Vogue Magazine pictures of the Louis Vuitton Club.  Click on photos for more detail.  Sorry for the bad-quality of the pictures of my bags.

LV Damier Vernis Club Bag






Louis Vuitton Mott Bag in Pink





Louis Vuitton Club Bag in Noir






Saturday, September 26, 2009

Chanel: Maxi Jumbo & Portobello Bags

Maxi Jumbo

Portobello


Maxi Jumbo


Check these out at your local Chanel counter or boutique, IF they're still available:  ***Spring 2009 Maxi Jumbo - Black Caviar with Silver******Spring 2009 Portobello - Pink Suede with White Calfskin and Silver******Spring 2009 Maxi Jumbo - White Caviar with Silver*** Pictures courtesy of Nordstrom.  Click to enlarge.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bottega Veneta: Blue Large Veneta @ B&N











Below, Turnabuoni Veneta



I purchased my Large Veneta from Net-a-Porter.  At the top was the email picture that drew my attention to the bag.  Browsing at Barnes and Noble; plus a couple of orange Bottega Venetas I admire.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chanel: Vintage Bag in Patent Leather

Chanel's vintage bags are the best!  This was "old" yet remained in excellent condition.  The snap closure was as tight as ever.  The HW finish was bright. The patent leather unblemished.  Look at that pretty, gold-toned strap (pictured with my fave Christmas ornament imprinted with a favorite motto, LOL).










Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Louis Vuitton: Sac Mary Kate Bag

 LOVE  this Louis Vuitton bag. I think the LV Sac Mary Kate is a superb bag.  It was the last one available on eLuxury in this color.  Of course, I had to have it.  Roomy, and it's not the usual LV monogram. Instead, LV uses  their( discontinued ) Mini Monogram. It's got a front pocket, plus slip pockets on either side of the exterior. I had room for all of my junk without having to open the bag!  Did I mention how much I love this bag?! It's a winner, IMO.  Watch out for worn-out straps if you happen to purchase a previously-owned bag in the same style. Of course, it goes without saying to watch out for the fakes also. 















Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bottega Veneta: Medium Veneta Bag

This beautiful Medium Veneta Bag in Yellow Apricot was from NM.  The weaving was fantastic, as usual. This time,  Bottega Veneta  had the added feature of clipping the leather strips for even more flexibility and slouchiness. I don't think they've done this since.










Monday, September 21, 2009

Chanel: MakeUp Case or Bag

Today, we have two blog entries on Chanel accessories.  First, is a cute Chanel make-up Bag embroidered and decorated with various make-up items.  The zipper pull has CC at its tip.  This little bag would be  perfect for carrying cash and credit cards also.  Purchased at SFA.







Chanel: Hand Mirror plus Case


Second, this was purchased by me from the Chanel make-up counter.  A simple Chanel Mirror with box and dustbag,  to complete your Chanel collection.  This is totally Authentic, but guess what --- it was made in China!