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Opelle’s Luxury Bespoke Bags…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on September 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

As per usual, I’m always perusing my favourite site, Etsy and I came across Opelle Creative; based out of Toronto, Canada.  Opelle is the creator of a gorgeous line of handmade leather handbags, which would give the big name designers a run for their money.

I came across the Baby Opelle Botanist Bag, above {$338}, and it was an instant hit with me.  Created from genuine cowhide leather, this beauty is a must have, with its elegant half moon style, huge tasselled leather zipper, and gold tone hardware.

Items are made to order and take approximately 2 weeks to complete.  For a unique handmade handbag, that you won’t see everyone walking around with, it’s worth it!

I’m also loving the Opelle Nautilus Bag in camel ~ $298

To see both of these items and more of Opelle Creative’s beautiful handbag collection, click here

All images are the property of Opelle Creative

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They’re Going To be Mine…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

Just discovered these booties from one of my favourite shoe designers, Jeffrey Campbell.  This cute pair called the Antonio, I would have called them Victoria, or Elizabeth myself, but I digress.

These vintage inspired booties are a beautiful nude colour with gold accents. It’s the gold ornamentation, which really got me; it’s nice to have a bit of flash on your shoes/boots. These will definitely be going on my Autumn/Winter wish list.  Also available in black suede.

Price: $305 ~ Available at Bona Drag  Click Here

Happy Friday Dahhlings!  Have yourselves an extraordinary weekend… Mwah!

Oh Louie… “An Objects of Desire” Posting

In Daily Musings, Object's of Desire on July 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

Happy Monday Dahhlings… I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had a headache most of Saturday, but perked up again yesterday.

My sister and I have been discussing our upcoming birthdays, and we’re floating a few ideas around.  There will definitely be travel involved; so for my 2nd Objects of Desire posting, I decided that a full set of Louis Vuitton Luggage would be the perfect post, since we’re discussing travel.  Of course, we’d need our own private G5 plane (You can’t fly commercial with luggage like this!).  Louis Vuitton is one of the most timeless and classic luxury brands around.  The company has been in existence since 1854.

Mr. Vuitton was first commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife as her personal box-maker and packer in 1852.  The signature monogram canvas above, was launched by Louis Vuitton’s son Georges Vuitton in 1896.

For those of you not familiar with my Objects of Desire postings, I started this series about a month ago, to be posted at the end of each month.  It’s my way of expressing to you, all of the extravagant things I would buy if money were no object (Hey a girl can dream can’t she!).  Now… where shall we go?

To read last month’s’ post  “A Bentley Passion” Click Here

Wishing you the most amazing, extraordinary and fabulous week.

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{Repost} Going Aqua…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on June 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

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Today has been the craziest and busiest day so far, therefore I have not had time to write today’s post.  I usually have what I call fill-in posts written in advance for when I’m busy, but I’ve been a little swamped over the past week.  Today I’m reposting an article that has been very popular and has generated a lot of interest.

To all my lovely bombshells who have been asking; the answer is NO!!! I have not found this bag; and not for the lack of trying!!  This aqua coloured Coach bag is the most elusive and obviously exclusive and rare Coach bag ever!  I have tried several avenues of trying to locate this bag, even calling outside the country; but to no avail.  This bag is easy to obtain in any other colour but the aqua; apparently Coach only released a very limited run in this colour.   At this time, we shall just have to continue to drool over the photo.

Stay tuned, I’m still searching!!!

ORIGINAL POST ~ APRIL 16, 2012

I just discovered this amazing aqua coloured Coach bag which I found on @justsitpretty’s Pinterest board. Do you hear me screaming just have to have!!! I am obsessed with this colour. This bag is simply gorgeous!!! It is 11:11 pm at night. I’m going to track this baby down tomorrow.

Update 4/17 – just found out from @justsitpretty this bag is called the Kristin Elevated Satchel and it’s no longer available in aqua… Bummer!  eBay here I come!!!

Have yourselves the most fabulous and amazing weekend!!

See Bex Rox…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on May 9, 2012 at 9:42 am

  

While perusing a newly discovered, shopping site, Obaz www.obaz.com, I came across this stunning bracelet which is called the Elvissa cuff, and loved it so much, I decided to do more research.  It was a pleasant surprise to find out that it’s created by a British company named Bex Rox, with a showroom and studio based in Nottinghill in London (my neck of the woods). 

The designer Bex Manners was born and raised on Spain’s Balearic Islands.  Her company Bex Rox was launched in 2006 and the rise has been amazing to say the least.  I can see why!  When you visit her website, you are confronted with the most beautiful and unusual pieces of jewelry.  This is not your everyday run of the mill trinkets; these are statement pieces large and small with a lot to say.  I’m sure they will be conversation starters if you were ever to own one. 

I wish I could post all of the pieces, because they truly are beautiful, but take a visit to her site www.bexrox.com; I’m sure you’ll find something there.  A couple of my favourite pieces are the featured bracelet above and the kissing seahorses. There are also a number of variations of the same bracelet.  Bex Rox prices range from $100 and up.

What is obaz?   Well obaz which is short for online bazaar, lets anyone create their own group of like-minded buyers looking to get a good price on the same product.  A  minimum of 25 people have to be in a group to haggle for a product.  oBaz hagglers will then reach out to merchants or manufacturers and leverage the group and their own negotiating expertise to get the best possible deal.  This could be a win win situation, as you’re able to purchase products under the going retail price.

 

Decisions, Decisions…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on May 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

 

OK, fabulous people, I need your help here.  I love Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags.  Marc’s bags  will last you a life time, I think they’re pretty much indestructible.  I love the sturdy tumbled leather and the heavy metal hardware.  One thing you will notice about a Marc Jacobs bag is that they are heavy!  The bag empty has to weigh at least 2 pounds and by the time you put all your stuff in, you’re carrying around 6 pounds worth of stuff!  That’s why I’ve got such good contours on my arms, because I’m constantly working out when carrying my bag. 

Anyway, I’m always on the look out for a nice Marc Jacobs (I already own 3) and I came across the Marc by Marc Jacobs  Preppy Natasha crossbody bag.  When I saw the electric blue, I was smitten, and was all set to order when I came across the fuchsia! I’m really loving the electric blue, but I need your help to make a final decision.  So here’s the poll, which would you choose?

Going Aqua…

In Daily Musings on April 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Update 4/17 – just found out from @justsitpretty this bag is called the Kristin Elevated Satchel and it’s no longer available in aqua… Bummer!  eBay here I come!!!

I just discovered this amazing aqua coloured Coach bag which I found on @justsitpretty’s Pinterest board. Do you hear me screaming just have to have!!! I am obsessed with this colour. This bag is simply gorgeous!!! It is 11:11 pm at night. I’m going to track this baby down tomorrow.

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A Bubble Gum Pink Wednesday…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on April 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

 

Update 4/11:  It’s seems everyone is in love with my green Longchamp bag, which has overshadowed the pink clutch.  Thanks to everyone who complimented it. Unfortunately this colour came out about 3 years ago, therefore it is no longer available.  Longchamp always creates an extra special colour each season.  The colour I love right now is the orange, which will be a lovely pop of colour for the summer.  See collection here:   http://www.longchamp.com/en/le-pliage-women-255.html

This was supposed to have been yesterday’s post, but it was a long and crazy day of wearing many hats.  There are lots of exciting things happening, I’ll fill you in when everything has been confirmed. 

I’ve added yet another vintage handbag to my ever-expanding collection. I received my lovely new vintage clutch from Adrian Company Vintage, who are located on Etsy.  Thanks Olga for the speedy shipping.   The clutch is a gorgeous bubble gum pink  and really soft.  This bag is definitely from the 70’s with its chevron stripe and wrist strap. 

Do you remember your mum going out and  carrying one of these? If you ‘re a child of the 70’s like I am, then you certainly do!  It’s going to be one of my go to bags when I’m having a Diana Ross 1970’s moment.

 Adrian Company Vintage has a lovely assortment of vintage clothing and accessories on Etsy; beautifully curated at great prices.

Visit them at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdrianCompanyVintage?ref=ss_profile

Have a fabulous hump day Dahhlings!

Clutch To Me…

In New Loves! on March 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

 

Browsing through my favourite shopping site, Etsy, I  came across this darling little shop by the name of Quistt. Quistt sells a wonderful array of adorable clutch bags and small accessories.  The owner, Patricia Quist -Therson, a native of Ghana studied Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.   However, her passion for fashion, moved her to design her own line of accessories.  You can see her African influence and architectural training shining through her designs.  I’m loving her wooden handled striped clutch which is in line with the bold print themes floating around this year. 

Wooden Handled Clutch - $50.00

Red Clutch - $40.00

Visit Patricia’s Etsy shop @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/Quistt?ref=seller_info I think you’ll love what you see.  

As a small business owner myself, I am all about supporting and promoting women-owned businesses.  Ladies, let’s get out there and support each other, we have no problem buying from our favourite high-end fashion stores; and there is nothing wrong with that, but take a look at what your small independently owned boutique has to offer, you’d be amazed at the quality workmanship you’ll find there.  Every Saturday is “Small Business Saturday” where you should go out and buy at least 1 item  from an independently owned business.  We need you.

Happy Friday Dahhlings!

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Nearly There…

In Daily Musings on January 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

Well after 3 days of trying to get a handle on this cold, I’m now about 75% back to normal. I plan to be at 100% by Wednesday. I will not be sick for my birthday (1/21 for those of you who may not know).  To cheer myself up, I decided to see what’s out there in the shoe world and I found these!!!

They appear to be very much in demand, but I’m determined to find a pair.  I also found the lace up version.  They can be found out Urbanoutffiters.com and Solestruck.com The quest is on!!

Love These Boots!!