PurseForum Roundup – October 31

PurseForum Roundup – October 31

Happy Halloween! Happy Friday! This week, Coach the Jewelry Box were on our itinerary as we made our way around the forum. We also found some honest and interesting conversations about quality in Christian Louboutin, as well as reveals in Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Check out all that and more below.

On the Street….Florals with Attitude, London

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Happy Halloween

LA Days

A few days in LA and all I can think about is what to wear to the pool!


Its always sunny somewhere, more shopping ideas on my Pinterest.


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LA Days

A few days in LA and all I can think about is what to wear to the pool!


Its always sunny somewhere, more shopping ideas on my Pinterest.


By admin

WONDER WOMAN!!

WONDER WOMAN!!
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Versatility

13 Facts About IKEA That Will Blow Your Mind


What began in 1943 as a mail-order sales business in a tiny Swedish town has become the world's largest furniture company. IKEA sells a bewildering $28 billion in furniture each year, operating 351 stores in 43 countries. We've all visited enough times—towering shopping cart in tow—to think we get the gist. The flat-packed furniture. The crazy affordable prices. The meatballs. But the truth is, there is so much more to learn about this international megastore. Read on below: You'll be surprised.

Red Dresses to Wear Through Holiday Season and Beyond


There’s no denying the power of wearing red. You feel instantly more confident, bold, and—dare we say it?—sexy in the hue. As such, we rounded up 17 of our favorite celebrities and street style stars wearing the color to inspire your holiday dressing this season. If you love the look, shop our selection of crimson frocks at the end, and be sure to tell us which one you got!

Tip of the Day: Going Monochrome


To accomplish the coveted triad of comfort, style, and sophistication, all you need is a mild color pallet and sculptural, clean lines. Wear a long gray coat with a gray lightweight scarf, and, you guessed it, a gray sweater. In order to make things a little dressier, slide into a pair of black court shoes and some fun lace-up pants. Since today is Halloween, we'll pretend that this is our interpretation of a 50 Shades of Gray costume.

Alexa Chung’s Marc by Marc Jacobs Skirt Is FINALLY Available to Shop


Marc by Marc Jacobs Emi Shiny Long Pencil Skirt ($428)

The It-Shoes The Fashion World Is Obsessed With


Call us biased—after all, they are featured in our editorial with Teresa Oman today—but we simply can’t get enough of Stella McCartney’s platform oxfords. Why? The brand’s latest It-shoes offer height without sacrificing comfort, and they have an edgy-meets-preppy vibe that pairs surprisingly well with a variety of looks. Scroll through to see these street style favorites, and be sure to shop the Stella McCartney shoes and some budget-friendly alternatives at the end.

The 15 Most ADORABLE Pet Halloween Costumes on Instagram

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Happy Halloween! Now that the year's biggest costuming day is officially upon us, we're busy finalizing spooky plans, putting together our last-minute outfits, and stalking Instagram to see what everyone else is wearing. But when we started scrolling through our feed, you can imagine our shock and awe when it wasn't the human costumes we ended up squealing about, but those donned by our furry little friends.

The World's Top Models Reveal Their Favorite Halloween Costumes


If there's one category of human being that consistently looks chic even when zombie-fied, it's the models of the world. And if you think about it, it makes sense—if they look as good as they do with good, old-fashioned normal makeup, one can only imagine how good they look with a full face of Halloween product.

On the Street….Sarah Harris, London & Milan

91414SarahH6B0023Web91414SarahH6B1196Most certainly more than just a great head of hair, follow @sarahharrisuk on Instagram to see what this very chic Fashion Director is up to!

Heidi Klum Takes Her Kids to Pinkberry with a Birkin on Her Arm

Heidi Klum Takes Her Kids to Pinkberry with a Birkin on Her Arm

There are some things celebs never seem to tire of, like fro-yo and Hermès Birkins. Here’s Heidi Klum, escorting her kids to Pinkberry post-soccer practice and carrying an especially nice blue Hermès Birkin. Heidi owns several Birkins, but I don’t think we’ve seen her carrying this one before, so it may be a recent addition to her collection.

Heidi’s bag choices have truly improved since we profiled her collection in “The Many Bags of Heidi Klum.” Several years ago she had a strong penchant for handbags that were on the extreme end of eccentric, but her bag picks as of late have all been pretty solid, which may mean it’s time for a follow-up edition of “Many Bags.”

Underpass

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Coat: Mason (similar here). Denim: JBrand. Shoes: Vince (also here). Bag: Mansur Gavriel. Scarf: & other stories (just opened in soho!, similar here). Sunglasses: Prada. Lips: Stila 'Beso'

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween
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Spiked Pumpkin Pie Latte {Video + Giveaway}

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I went there: Spiced, Spiked Pumpkin Pie Latte. This dessert-worthy drink is a celebration of fall. The yummy pumpkin spices, warm latte and (recommended) shot of bourbon will keep you nice and cozy for the cool nights to come.

To celebrate all things Fall and the fact that I hit 130k+ YouTube subscribers (woot!) I’m hosting a giveaway featuring a handmade, custom gift box for one lucky LEAF girl!

All of the details to enter are right this way.

Here’s how you make it:

Ingredients
– Small pot of strong coffee
– 1 cup skim milk (or 1%, soy, almond)
– 1 tbsp canned pumpkin
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 1 tbsp vanilla extract
– 1/4 tsp fresh shaved cinnamon
– 1 oz bourbon (optional but recommended)

Instructions
1. Brew 1 pot of strong coffee
2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add: skim milk, pumpkin & sugar
3. Stir until steaming then take off heat & add: vanilla extract & shaved cinnamon
4. Whisk until frothy
5. Fill mug half way with coffee, half way with pumpkin mixture
6. Add bourbon
7. Top with whipped cream & a dash of cinnamon

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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The Del Val #38

Just one more month to see the fog at one of the world’s great pieces of architecture before it disappears…like fog.


What does your zip code say about you? This helps marketers know who to target with what.

In case you still have some extra time when not binge-watching and posting to or checking your social media accounts, here is a new addictive way to spend it.

When you think about it, the internet as we know it is still so young. Here’s a list of how and where it’s exploded in use with us all now connected. Staggering.

“Never design anything you wouldn’t want to wear yourself.” Who said it and how does she keep charming us season after season?

You think you’re making the right choices, but you very well may not be. Avoid these “health” foods and switch to their recommendations.

We’ve met few people who love fashion magazines as much as we do, but we know Luis Venegas does, and he has a new issue of his sporadically-produced and highly-collectible Fanzine137. A must own if you, too, love these magazines.

And speaking of Spaniards and magazines, our friends Omar Sosa and crew also have a new issue of theirs, Apartamento, and it’s one of their finest yet. Don’t miss this one either.

Photographers are usually just on one side of the camera, but here it’s turned on a number of them and we hear about their lives shooting.

A weekly round up of the best links from Delphine & Wes Del Val.


By delphine and wes

The Del Val #38

Just one more month to see the fog at one of the world’s great pieces of architecture before it disappears…like fog.


What does your zip code say about you? This helps marketers know who to target with what.

In case you still have some extra time when not binge-watching and posting to or checking your social media accounts, here is a new addictive way to spend it.

When you think about it, the internet as we know it is still so young. Here’s a list of how and where it’s exploded in use with us all now connected. Staggering.

“Never design anything you wouldn’t want to wear yourself.” Who said it and how does she keep charming us season after season?

You think you’re making the right choices, but you very well may not be. Avoid these “health” foods and switch to their recommendations.

We’ve met few people who love fashion magazines as much as we do, but we know Luis Venegas does, and he has a new issue of his sporadically-produced and highly-collectible Fanzine137. A must own if you, too, love these magazines.

And speaking of Spaniards and magazines, our friends Omar Sosa and crew also have a new issue of theirs, Apartamento, and it’s one of their finest yet. Don’t miss this one either.

Photographers are usually just on one side of the camera, but here it’s turned on a number of them and we hear about their lives shooting.

A weekly round up of the best links from Delphine & Wes Del Val.


By delphine and wes

PB Asks: When Is a Similar Design Crossing the Line?

PB Asks: When Is a Similar Design Crossing the Line?

I read as many comments as I can on PurseBlog, which I love to do. Sometimes I get a little behind and I’ll make myself a tea and sit down to catch up on comments. One comment that I see popping up often is ‘that bag is a copy of this bag’. Some use the word copy, some use unoriginal, some use the word inspired, others use the word knock-off.

Each of these words means something very different to me.

An unoriginal design simply lacks creativity and many times pulls its idea from an existing bag. When it comes to inspired bags, it’s clear that elements from another design makeup the bag. A knock-off is an unauthorized copy of another item, many times labeled as the original; a knock-off bag is a true fake.

This week I was thinking about the topic of what to label a bag that clearly has been inspired by another bag. Additionally, I want to figure out when a designer takes it too far – what crosses the line from inspiration to copying?

The Céline Luggage Tote became widely popular and its defining design element, the gusseted sides, made their way onto many other designer bags. As consumers began to see the Céline Luggage shape on other bags, many called these new designs copies. But is taking a design element or popular shape and integrating it into your lineup a major no-no?

Take the two bags I used for this article as an example. One bag is the highly coveted Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag and the other is the Michael Kors Miranda Bucket.

Obviously, both are bucket bags and it is easy to say there isn’t much you can do with a bucket bag. But when I scrolled past the Michael Kors Bucket Bag I was immediately reminded of the Mansur Gavriel. I would call this bag inspired.

I want to hear from you – when is a similar design or design elements crossing the line for you? Are there certain designers that you find to take too much inspiration from others?

It’s my birthday!

Tonal

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Shot by Jeff Thibodeau

ON MY MIND

Acne Studios, Nicole-black

 

Black leather gloves with zipper detailing from Acne Studios. I like the longer ones as well.

Here!

The Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of October 31

The Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of October 31

Happy Halloween, everyone! In preparation for all the candy you’ll pass out this weekend, you are in for a major treat with this round of bag deals. Not even the scariest masks or costumes could scare us away from the markdowns that await you below. And while you’re snacking on leftover fun-size candy, don’t forget to also check out our Deals Page.

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CÉLINE RESORT 2015

Céline resort 15Daria Werbowy for Céline Resort 2015, by Tyrone Lebon.  Beautiful.

CÉLINE RESORT 2015

Céline resort 15Daria Werbowy for Céline Resort 2015, by Tyrone Lebon.  Beautiful.

Bell Bottom Alert

Have you noticed that bell bottom jeans are making a come back?

It’s still a micro trend, but if you don’t mind, I’m going to choose to keep hiding behind my skinnies and ask my friends to stop me the day I say something like (“I need bell bottom jeeeaaaans!!! RIGHT NOW!!!”) and even if I’ve kept my favorite ones from 4 (wait, 6?) years ago.


The problem? Well it’s calling for a perfect silhouette and crazy high heels. Let’s not pretend we haven’t noticed the platform shoes hiding under the jeans in the photo. So you find yourself tight in the waist and walking uncomfortably.

As a side effect, you also clean the ground around you, which is not so bad if you think about it, until it rains on you and you become a human mop.

Not so cool.

But you know the drill. First we hate, then we need.

Are you ready for them ?

Photo by Sandra Semburg.

It’s Always 5 O’Clock Somewhere with this Alice + Olivia Bag

It’s Always 5 O’Clock Somewhere with this Alice + Olivia Bag

I fully believe in starting Fridays with something a little bit silly (that’s true of most days, but especially Fridays), and in honor of the Halloween drinks that many of us shall consume in mere hours’ time, the Alice + Olivia Martini Pouch seems more than appropriate.

Not only is this bag in the shape of a literal cocktail, but it’s also basically a costume, in and of itself. Put it on with a shift dress and you’re a cartoonish, Mad Men-era sexy secretary. Put it on with jeans and a t-shirt and you’re a slightly misguided soccer mom trying to update your look with some kitsch. Put it on with some sweats and you’re the woman people avoid in the ice cream aisle at the grocery story.

Happy Halloween, everyone. Pick up this bag for next year’s costume for $198 via ShopBop.

Studio shoot in LA

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I was wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION CAMERON SNEAKERS
LEVIS VINTAGE JACKET
RODARTE SWEATER
GAS JEANS DUNGAREE

Photos by Nicolas Padron

Uzwei Hamburg

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Two days ago I was in Hamburg for the reopening of concept store Uzwei, which is the second store of parent house UNGER, famous luxury retailer. Uzwei has a slightly different approach as it hosts both fashion and lifestyle brands. For the event, I got my fitting done at Stella McCartney’s corner (wearing skirt and boots by the brand paired with a Charlotte Gainsbourg for Current Elliot shirt and Proenza Schouler mini bag). I had my make up done by talented stylist Michael Maier using Rodial products which are simply amazing! I also had the pleasure to meet the owner, Florian Braun, as well as the rest of the team. We had a delicious dinner followed by a party in Golem club where I was DJing for the night. It was a great experience and definetely you should check it out if you are around town!
Hace dos días estuve en Hamburgo para la reapertura de Uzwei, que es la segunda tienda de UNGER, famosa tienda multimarca. Uzwei tiene un enfoque distinto ya que aúna marcas de moda y del hogar. Para el evento, me hice el fitting en la sección de Stella McCartney ( llevé falda y botas de la marca combinado con una camisa de Charlotte Gainsbourg para Current Elliot y bolso de Proenza Schouler). Michael Maier, el encantador estilista, se ocupó de mi maquillaje utilizando productos de Rodial que son simplemente maravillosos. También tuve el placer de conocer al manager, Florian Braun, además de al resto de su equipo. Disfrutamos de una cena exquisita y después fui al club Golem dónde pinchaba esa noche. ¡Fue una muy grata experiencia y definitivamente recomiendo visitar la tienda si os encontráis de visita por la ciudad!
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Kenzo fun

Portraits Blogueuses

Portraits Blogueuses

Portraits Blogueuses

Portraits Blogueuses

A while ago I was in Paris to participate in a photoshoot with Kenzo Parfums as part of their Kenzo Jeu d’Amour campaign.  I must admit I was a little nervous as I haven’t played dress-up and being photographed with a team of professionals in a long time, I spend 80% of my time behind the lens photographing my regular clients for their respective blogs, please forgive me for looking a little lanky I’m still an amateur poser.  The theme for the shoot was of course ‘seduction’ with a touch of playfulness, the photoshoot took place in the fabulous salsa venue at Latino Barrio in Bastille, it was a very fitting atmosphere with grand staircase, Cuban style bars, a mix of velvet and upholstery furnitures et al, it feels like I was standing on a dance floor at the Rivoli ballroom in London.  For the look, I always go for my signature red lips, had my make-up did by Givenchy make up artiste, and wore a little black cocktail dress with pins exposing splits from ASOS and a pair of Stuart Weitzman dagger heels.  My face has been prepped with Kenzo’s latest skincare line Kenzoki which I have fallen for – the Fresh Lotus Water and Moisturizing Skin Guardian are amongst my favourite must haves for hydration-obsessed beauty savvies, Kenzoki skincare are available at feelunique.com.  I think the photographer Stanislas Liban did a uber great job with the portraits.  Thank you team Kenzo for having me!


Photography: Stanislas Liban.
Makeup: Givenchy
Location: Latino Barrio, Bastille in Paris.

In collaboration with Kenzo Parfums.


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COZY

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I got these knitted pants before I went to New York and quite frankly, I have been wearing them “off the scenes” A LOT, just because they’re so damn cozy and comfortable. I rarely find pants that are long enough so these were quite a gem to find, perfect for outdoors but also while sitting on the couch, wearing a warm sweatshirt and watching an episode of Boardwalk Empire over a cup of hot green with jasmine tea. The Autumn has its perks after all…

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Olive + Black

alexanderwanglysslingpradaolivebackpackthpshopcuffsEvery season, we are literally inundated with hundreds of ‘It’ Accessories that we must buy buy buy! For me, this season in terms of footwear it’s this Lys Slingback from Alexander Wang. I don’t know why but I immediately associated it with a bird. Anyways, it’s sexy as shit and with most AW shoes, it’s taken a very basic silhouette and exaggerated it. Being a fan of AW shoes, I can say that you definitely get what you pay for. The Freja boots that I’ve been wearing for the last 3 years are still as relevant and wearable after all this time. Expect a real outfit of this oh-so-soon!

Alexander Wang black Knit, Prada Olive Leather Backpack, THPSHOP.CO Cuffs + Rings, Alexander Wang Lys Slingbacks, THPSHOP.CO Cara Bra, T by Alexander Wang leather shorts

29 Olivia Palermo-Approved Accessories to Shop Now


If you’re a fan of Olivia Palermo’s style, then you know the trendsetter is a pro at elevating her outfits with a few well-chosen accents, whether it’s a pair of fashion-forward shoes or an exceptionally polished fedora. To help you get her look, we’ve gathered some of her best accessories, and found more affordable alternatives for the most luxurious items just in case you don’t have Palermo’s wardrobe budget.

Meet the Internet’s Latest Style Muse: Teresa Oman


Born and bred in the hippie surf town of Byron Bay, Australia, Teresa Oman’s first fashion memories consist of dressing up for music festivals—namely Blues Fest, which her parents run each year—and perusing the local markets for crazy dresses. “That’s where I got my rainbow sense from,” she tells us on a chilly morning in Malibu, California, the backdrop for our fashion shoot. The 21-year-old, who just last year was named one of the most re-blogged models by Tumblr, has the kind of look we California girls dream of. Add in her Cara Delevingne-esque up-for-anything attitude, and she’s got all the makings of a muse. We caught up with the beauty at the tail end of her California road trip to chat about her first big gig, living in NYC, and her dreams of becoming an actress. 

Meet the Internet’s Latest Style Muse: Teresa Oman


Born and bred in the hippie surf town of Byron Bay, Australia, Teresa Oman’s first fashion memories consist of dressing up for music festivals—namely Blues Fest, which her parents run each year—and perusing the local markets for crazy dresses. “That’s where I got my rainbow sense from,” she tells us on a chilly morning in Malibu, California, the backdrop for our fashion shoot. The 21-year-old, who just last year was named one of the most re-blogged models by Tumblr, has the kind of look we California girls dream of. Add in her Cara Delevingne-esque up-for-anything attitude, and she’s got all the makings of a muse. We caught up with the beauty at the tail end of her California road trip to chat about her first big gig, living in NYC, and her dreams of becoming an actress. 

Heidi Klum Gets in the Halloween Spirit for Weekend Outing


On Heidi:

The Secret Lives of Your Favorite Models


The life of a jet-setting supermodel may seem like the ultimate dream (hello, gorgeous clothes and exotic locales), but many of these multitasking beauties somehow find time to fit in surprising side jobs. Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a "slash" (model/actress, actress/singer, and so on), so we set out to find the most interesting, non-model-y gigs of some of our favorite catwalkers that go beyond the standard model/actress label.

5 Easy Ways to Look as Polished as a Fashion Editor


Here's a little secret nobody knows (well, maybe a few people): the key to fashion editors' relentlessly chic style lies not in their clothes, necessarily, but in how they polish off their outfits. While, for sure, most of the world's most foremost fashion editors have closets full of designer garb any woman would love to get her hands on, the secret lies more in their accessories, details, and how they wear the things they own.

Coffee Date With Madeline

Not Quite Over Overalls

Hurry! Lauren Conrad’s Sweater and Dress Are On Sale


We found where you can shop Lauren Conrad’s latest laid-back look, and the best part? The already affordable dress and sweater are on sale! From now until Tuesday, Urban Outfitters is offering 25 percent off all sweaters at checkout. So, scroll through to shop the budget-friendly pieces you need to recreate the Queen of Halloween’s cute look. 

'Solo' Weddings Are a Thing That's Happening Now


1. Apparently solo weddings are a growing trend in Japan. Yes, women holding weddings without actually getting married. [Fox]

Let’s Get Spooky

Oh Boy!

Dorothy Costume From Your Closet