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BALENCIAGA GRAFFITI BAGS

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A couple years ago, Graffiti wasn’t the chic’est thing in high fashion. And perhaps it was Louis Vuitton that was responsible for starting this trend; remember the Sprouse Graffiti?

The idea of putting graffiti on expensive bags was a bold move, because it wasn’t seen as luxury, but more like street art. Later on, Chanel came up with the graffiti backpack in 2014 and there were mixed opinions about the design. But in the end, it became the hottest trend and more designer brands were adopting this style as the new normal.

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The design

Introducing the Balenciaga Graffiti Print. This colorful print has been embellished on the iconic Classic City Bags. It’s now one of the best street-chic accessories of the house.

The graffiti is done in combination of multiple colors and letters in different shape. It’s like street art – very sophisticated but eye-catching. The words painted on the bag are not randomly picked, they have a meaning. For example, the logo Balenciaga in big lettering and the address 40 Rue de Sevres is one of their stores in Paris at Le Bon Marche.

No leather part was left behind; the graffiti print has been painted on the front, on the back and even on the handles. It gives the Classic City Bag a different feel and more urban as opposed to the original version which felt more like motorcycle-chic.

The Classic City Bag

For those that are interested in the Classic City Bag, it’s made in lambskin and it comes with a long leather shoulder strap. The exterior features a front zip pocket while the interior is made with zip pocket, double phone compartment and a framed mirror. The small size is measured 11.7’ x 7.8’ x 3.9’ (W x H x D) inches, priced at $1995 USD, €1550 euro, £1345 GBP, ¥230040 JPY, $16000 HKD.

The medium size is measured 14.8’ x 9.4’ x 5.5’ (W x H x D) inches and is priced at $2150 USD, €1650 euro, £1395 GBP, ¥244080 JPY, $17100 HKD available via Balenciaga boutiques.

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Balenciaga Giant 12 Gunmetal City Bags

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Presenting the Balenciaga Giant 12 Gunmetal City Bags for Fall 2016. Balenciaga has finally returned the Giant 12 Gunmetal hardware this Fall, which features burnished metal finish. This hardware was produced back in 2007 for a limited time. Since then, the Giant 12 was only made available in Silver and Gold. But this year, the Gunmetal is back and available for the brand’s iconic City Bags, in all three sizes.

Style & Price

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Balenciaga Giant 12 Brass City Bag $1,985.00 (USD)
Balenciaga Giant 12 Brass City S Bag $1,835.00 (USD)
Balenciaga Giant 12 Brass Mini City Bag $1,395.00 (USD)

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Loewe’s Newest Bags for Spring Summer 2017

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Hey peeps! It has been awhile since I last posted something on the blog because well, life caught up with me. Shortly after I got back to Manila, I had to fly out again for a work- related meeting in Hong Kong. And although the trip was short, I was just as tired, not having really recovered yet from jetlag. The worst thing about all that fatigue was, while much of it was attributed to the fact that my body has not adjusted “regular programming,” I have also been suffering from a serious skin allergy condition yet to be cured. I have to get myself checked next week and prep for a blood test to find out what’s causing all the skin aggravation. My skin got 100% worse in Manila. Anyway I shan’t bore you with the gory details, but it has not been easy for me.

Anyway, back to the blog. I am about to get a site revamp in the next few weeks, finally. And that was also the reason why I decided to halt writing. Initially thought of shutting down the blog temporarily but I realized as well that there are still a few of you who come back to this site for reference purposes. So haha, there is still some traffic And thank you for continuing to read what I write or wrote!

One of the few shows I look forward to in Paris is Jonathan Anderson’s for Loewe. Why? Because it is heaven for a bag hag, with all the bags that accompany almost every look. Let me first start off by sharing with you exactly what happened that morning. So I was finally reunited with my dear bro from another life, Simon, and he decided to accompany me that morning to Loewe to shoot street style. We all woke up extra early that morning– 7 am to be in fact, because the venue of Loewe’s show *at the UNESCO headquarters* was quite far from my place. I called for a car on Uber, accepting a surge in price of 2.5x. Oh yes, Uber in Paris with that rate, and during fashion week when it is crazy traffic, can be quite an experience on the wallet I couldn’t seem to find the exact address on the Uber map– I did not bother to look at the invitation, my bad. I recalled it was Place de Fontenay. But only Avenue Fontenay was showing up. So I opted for that, thinking that “Place” met “plaza”, and that it should be within the avenue anyway. According to Uber, it would take at least 20 minutes to get there. Perfect. Because we left at 8:30. The show starts at 9:30am. We would be there quite early.

Halfway through the trip, I looked up from my phone and realized that this was not where we were supposed to be at. I felt that we kept getting farther from the Eiffel Tower. And I remembered the Eiffel Tower looked quite close from the venue. So I asked Simon for the invitation and then I saw it. It was Place de FontenOy. NOT FontenAy! Off By ONE letter! I quickly changed the destination address and the driver stops to tell me that the new address was all the way on the other side of town. We were already in the 11th arrondissement. And the other destination is on the 7th arrondissement. My jaw DROPS. Time check: 8:50am. Driver tells me it will take at least 30 minutes to go around and get to new destination.

I prayed soooooo hard to get to the venue on time. And thank goodness I did! There was a security line to enter the UNESCO complex, but it was apparently super long much earlier. So thank goodness it was already short by the time I got there. Within minutes, I was happily comfortable in my seat as the show began. While JWA delivered quite possibly one of the most sophisticated collection in Paris when it came to clothes, it was his accessories collection that stole the show. The Hammock and the Puzzle were still scene- stealers with new designs and materials (modern cheeky and traditional classy), with even one piece that highlighted craftsmanship.

Hammock bag:

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In woven textile. Did you notice the pink knotted shoulder strap?

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This woven Hammock was exquisite! I did not see this bag at the showroom and am hoping this will still go into commercial production. This was a very special bag.

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A beautiful day with perfect blue skies for the Puzzle Bag,  Spring Summer 2017

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The Barcelona makes its presence felt with these new leather strips stitched in and designed into the body of the bag:

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The same leather stitched- in concept was applied to the new 2017  Canoe bags:

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And yay, JWA introduces more new bags, and this one is called the Zipper bag. This is a very classic shape, is easy to carry, and is a clear winner.

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I also love this Cushion bag because of its slouchiness. It looks buttery soft! And I reckon this will make a perfect travel companion on the plane too!

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JWA also introduced new shoulder straps for the coming season to complement most of the bags in the label’s lineup.

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I find JWA’s design principles fascinating– every single piece from the bag collection seems to have been given a lot of thought before it was manufactured. My love for the Puzzle bag continues, and now the Hammock also won me over. I won’t be surprised if I succumb to a Barcelona, or a Zipper, or that Cushion soon

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Louis Vuitton Race Bags

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Louis Vuitton Race Speedy Bag

$2,510 VIA LOUIS VUITTON

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HOW MANY HERMES KELLY BAGS

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As Hermes points out, the Hermes Kelly Bag is a rare a precious thing. Every designer bag has a name, but not all of them have a long interesting history. And the longer the history, the more the bag has gone through and the more story to tell.

The princess of Monaco, Grace, fell in love with the design of the Hermes Kelly Bag. She asked for half a dozen of the bags in various colors. Of course today, the Kelly Bag has become more sophisticated and there are many more choices besides the color. So it’s up to you to choose the right one. But here is a catch…

It’s not easy to get a Hermes Kelly Bag, everyone desire to own one. Even if you have the cash, you need to be put on the waiting list. But there are also times when you travel, visit the Hermes boutique and the Sales Associates surprise you with one Kelly Bag from the back.

Now you have a challenge face, are you willing to accept this Kelly Bag, even if they only have one color and it’s the one you don’t like? Or they introduce a Kelly with tassels, but you want the original one in orange, so what do you do?

Now, on this posts we will be introducing some designs so you can choose in prior what you want and what you don’t want. It’s easy to buy, but it’s hard to get rid of buyer’s remorse. So here we go:

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