Thursday, August 17, 2017

Chanel: Spring 2010 Cruise Line Bags

TBT  More throw-back-Thursday pictures.
Love these Yellow Lambskin Bags

Yellow Lambskin Mini Square Flap Bag

Yellow Lambskin Flap Bag

CC Handy - Blue, Red, White with Denim Interior

CC Handy --- Black & White with Denim Interior

ETA: Modelling pictures of the above bags; courtesy of pics from the Purse Forum.  Sorry, they're smallish in size, but you get the idea.

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, 
that ye may be healed.   The effectual fervent prayer 
of a righteous man availeth much
(James 5)


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dolce & Gabbana: Hot Pink

Really loving my D & G Passport Cover:

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 

1 John 1:7

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Betsey Johnson: It's her Birthday!

Designer Betsey Johnson 
born August 10, 1942
Happy Birthday!
via: wikipedia
My chain-and-glass BJ necklace

Ms Betsey Johnson  is a long-term breast cancer survivor.  

Alexander McQueen: Skull Clutch Bag (Gold & Flag)

TBT! Year 2009
Gold Skull Clutch  $ 1195 
UK Skull Clutch $ 1350

Colossians 1
Giving thanks unto the Father...Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature

orig 12.15.09

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hermes: She Owns Over 200 Bags!

IG: ec24m

Link --> Largest Hermes Collection in the World

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Mark 8:36-37

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chanel: Spring Cruise Line 2010

TBT Perusing my blog.  Photobucket has been messing with my pictures and links, sorry. Fixing the mess they've made.  Noticed that this post was paused in the past.  Thought I'd repost.  Enjoy!

Lipstick Tote Bag

Lipstick Flap Bag

Navy Pearls CC Hoop Earrings

Regatta Earrings

Navy Caviar Jumbo Flap Bag

Red Lambskin Mini Bag

Barocco CC Stud Earrings

Navy Pearls CC Drop Earrings

Crystal CC Brooch

Sevruga Continental Wallet

Black Caviar PST with Silver HW

An email from a friendly Chanel/Nordies SA in year 2010:  Feast your eyes on these first few bits of Cruise 2010!  It is looking to be an especially amazing season...As always, quantities are EXTREMELY limited. Get your orders in before they're all gone!

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  
Romans 8


Thursday, July 27, 2017

TBT Chanel: Pre-Fall 2009

TBT.  Pictures that I had not posted from PreFall 2009.  Enjoy the look to the past!

Burgundy 2.55 Tote

Rock in Moscow Large Bag

Bronze Jumbo 2.55 Reissue

Unlimited Leather Drawstring Tote

Cashmere Gloves with Chain detail

Cotton Club Cosmetic Cases

Russian Pearls long drop earrings

Red Army small Brooch

Liubov CC drop earrings

Red Army round Brooch

Pre-Fall 09 from Chanel. Pics courtesy of a friendly SA from Nordstrom.

Rejoice in the Lord always: 
and again I say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:4

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christian Louboutin & Yuja Wang, Pianist

pc: Ravinia

We attended Pianist Yuja Wang's  concert at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois.  She performed Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 on a Steinway Grand Piano, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra accompanied her.  Well done!

Ms Wang struck me as looking older than her 30 years. Her hair was well-suited for Summer performances as it was cut in an inverted wedge style. She wore an outfit which showed a lot of leg  & arm, yet she was sweating a lot when her Piano performance was over -- possibly because the 3-part Piano Concerto lasted almost an hour.  She also performed two, cute encores;  the last one was a special rendition of "Turkish March" by Mozart.  Loved it!

Even with me on my folding chair on the lawn -- away from the main pavillion --  her high-heeled (stiletto) shoes caught my attention. They were gorgeous Christin Louboutin  shoes similar to the pics below in height. Yet, she managed to play well; and walked on and off the stage just fine.



Ms Wang will wear a long skirt only when she is 40 y.o.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hermes: Kelly Bag

pc: House Beautiful

The fashion world often talks about "investment pieces," the things that will supposedly see you through a lifetime of wardrobe changes and style crises.
The one place where that certainly holds true? A handbag. A well-chosen one really can last you forever, and even become a valuable heirloom to be passed down in the family.
Here, we round up the bags that are really worth pumping your hard-earned, hard-saved money into — six classics you'll have for life.
Read the rest of the story here --> Worth the Investment $$$

Link:  Spotted Kelly Bag

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dolce & Gabbana and Melania Trump

I am pleased that First Lady, Melania Trump, loves what I also love (but can not yet afford): anything and everything that is by Italian fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana :

Saudi Arabia: White Dolce & Gabbana paint-suit paired with a ruffled black blouse and Manolo Blahnik black pumps made of snakeskin.
pc: AP Images
pc: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Israel: Black Lace Dress
pc: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Rome:  Custom-made black coat-dress with gold brocade details on the collar and sleeves.

 Italy: Black lace dress
pc: AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca

--- > Saudi Arabian Nights

--- > Melania Radiates in High Fashion

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hermes: The most expensive Birkin bag EVER!

A Hermes Birkin bag was recently offered at a Christie's auction in Hong Kong. Note to anonymous Bidder -- Use it in good health!

pc: House Beautiful


Name: Hermes 2014 Himalaya Birkin

Composition: Rare, matte crocodile skin;  encrusted in 205 diamonds and 18-karat gold buckles

Price: $380,000

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Jesus speaking, Matthew 16:26

pc: House Beautiful

Link --- >> Worth More Than a House

Hermes Birkin in Crocodile

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Louis Vuitton: LV store in Strasbourg, France

Our Dear Daughter was delighted to take the picture below in front of the LV store in Strasbourg, France.  She was in Germany visiting our son and daughter in law. This Louis Vuitton store is located over the border from Germany.  However, it is still over 4 hours away from the famous Louis Vuitton Champs-Elysees, Paris -- the LV store within a few blocks from our Paris AirBNB apartment. 

LV, Strasbourg France
LV Paris