Sonntag, 21. Juni 2009

The It-Bag Revival

A midnight blue Chloé Paddington was my very first It-Bag ever. I can basically still recall the hunt for it (checking ebay religiously on a ten-times-a-day basis for an affordable one because there was no way I could have afforded to pay full retail). And when I finally had it in my hands and felt the super soft leather and smelled it, I knew one could be in love with a bag. At that time around, fashion mags everwhere proclaimed the birth of It-Bags*.

Every season one designer would bring out a new one convincing thousands of women all over the world that they couldn't live without it. Be it a Fendi Spy, YSL Muse or Marc Jacobs Stam. But the thing with trends is that they die sooner or later. And so we all said good-bye to the much celebratet It-Bags not shedding one tear about their disappearnce.

But the true Fashionista knows that trends always tend to come back after a certain period of time being absent. I have a feeling this could be the case with the new COCO duffle bag designed by no other than the popular award winning Alexander Wang. You might have seen pics of Mary-Kate Olsen carrying it with her everywhere. And that although the bag won't be available for purchase until the beginning of July. Something tells me that this bag will sell out in no time. It's a great bag indeed. Black, smooth leather and gold/silver studs at the bottom. It's big enough to hold everything and goes with practically every outfit. And with under 1K (it will probably retail for about $895) it will even be more affordabe than other It-Bags used to be in the past.

Just wondering if this will be a one-time wonder or if there's more to come. And for how long will this trend-revival last this time?

P.S.: What was your first It-/Designer-Bag? I'm curious to know.

* a very much coveted and insanely expensive high end designer bag that is, that got much attention and became famous through numerous celebs toting it around town. This trend basically started at the beginning of 00 and lasted until mid 00.

Freitag, 12. Juni 2009

Fiona Paxton Jewellery

I'm pretty impressed by Fiona Paxton's debut jewellery line. It combines twenties glamour with Indian artistry and all items are hand made. "Each jewellery piece is tightly patterned beaded mosaic of glistening strands of silver and gold coloured chains and beads. Intricate beadworks create fluid necklaces that drape flat to the body languid and snakelike". Especially the necklaces are statement pieces as they have that glam rock style to them that is so "in" right now. It will instantly update any outfit.

The designer gets inspired by "street imagery, the flashing images of popular music culture, pattern and decoration from vintage finds and lazy weekends in art galleries taking tea and collecting postcards" and it's pretty visibile in her pieces.

Some of her unique necklaces are available at Shopbop.

Alexander Wang S/S 09 "Eye Candy"

I know, nothing that not almost everybody being into fashion hasn't seen before. I'm just so totally into everything by Alexander Wang atm therefore I thought I'd post some of my favorite items from his S/S 09 line. I wouldn't mind having everything but I personally think his dresses are perfection. The materials, the tailoring and the color palette are merged into outanding and unique dresses for special occasions. That explains why he is a favorite among celebrities.