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Bag it Up
The unedited version of my monthly column
Bag It Up!
A statement bag is the wardrobe-transforming key to every fashionista’s new season look. And I can talk about this for eight pages but I will try to contain it in this column and give you all the juice for the season’s “it bags” so you can run out and get yourself a bag or three.
It’s THE trend of this summer; the right one could take you straight into fall and could be slung around your shoulder for a few more seasons to come. It’s easy to wear and goes with almost everything. It guarantees to provide not only style but also comfort and convenience. Sounds like a good deal!
The hottest satchel would be the Alexa from Mulberry. Inspired by Alexa Chung, London’s uber-fashionista, this bag epitomizes the understated coolness. I’ve already got mine in brown, while still eyeing the yellow. So go get yours before they’re all flying off the shelves.
Summer bags are about colors—think azure, lemon, turquoise… Either go for ton sur ton or contrast it with your outfit, doesn’t matter. It’s sunny out, so be bold with your choices. Proenza Schouler and Marni have awesome eye-catching colors in stores now.
It’s timeless, that’s why all designers do it again and again. It’s screaming Chic out loud without you have to do anything. This summer, chose the chain-trimmed one in lighter tones like pale rose or sand and wear it across your body. And nobody does quilt better than Chanel; it’s a great investment.
It’s the perfect time to release the animal in you. Python skin, leopard, zebra—the more exotic the better. Dolce & Gabanna and Roberto Cavalli are experts when it comes to skins. Be fierce when you carry this look but remember one animal print per outfit is good enough (unless you’re Naomi Campbell). You don’t wanna be a roving zoo, and watch out for those PETA enthusiasts.
Every girl has her dark side and it doesn’t hurt to bring it out once in a while. Think black, heavily studded, or chained and riveted. Wear it with your skinniest skin and highest platform pumps for a night out. Alexander Wang has the best duffel and Balmain has the best clutches I’ve seen yet.
No woman should ever leave the house without a beautiful bag in her hand. It’s a make-or-break-the-outfit accessory, so be wise with your choices, because once you’ve decided to buy a bag, there’s an intimate relationship you’re about to embrace.
Some of my favorites over the summer...
A Chair or a Table?
What about both?
My new obsession: Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler PS1: the blue one is heaven.
Proenza Schouler Fish Frint Tote
LOVE love love!
Bag it up!
My Asia Life last month's column was all about bags, and with no pictures come with it i dont think it would do anybody any good, so here are some of the fab bags i want them for myself and some others i think you should have it!
Things i can't wait for...
Our new store, Valenciani's little sister, Chic Accessories. This April 30th at Vincom Center HCMC.
Mulberry's yellow Alexa bag. Named after Alexa Chung. Only a few weeks till the day i have it in my hands.
Sex And The City 2, May 27th.
City Gardens apartment, not until 2012.
The amazing new Kylie's album, Aphrodite, this July.
Ahhhhh... Time goes by so slowly...