Net-a-porter International Sale now LIVE!

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This is really just a PSA more than anything else, but I just wanted to let you guys know that both the Net-a-porter International Sale and the Net-a-porter Asia/Pacific Sales are now LIVE! After waiting weeks since the US sale (which recently took its second markdowns!), everyone else can now CLICK HERE to shop!

Some helpful tips: I recommend shopping around both sites, as the exact same items may cost different depending on which site you’re viewing. General rule of thumb: European brands are cheaper on the UK site, and US brands are cheaper on the Asia/US sites. Shipping to Singapore from the UK site is 20 pounds, or 15USD from the Asia site. Don’t bother trying to split your order to avoid GST on the Asia site, NAP already factors in the 7% even on orders below $300SGD and you pay tax on checkout. And lastly, shop quickly as stock tends to move fast!

Don’t forget to come back and tell me what you scored from the sale! I’ve already picked up a pair of rose gold MBMJ mouse flats, and a cute mint mini Mulberry crossbody. I’m also eyeing several Saint Laurent Arty rings, and I spotted the McQueen Dragonfly De Manta clutch going for an absolute steal! Happy shopping everyone ūüôā

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Droopy Celine Luggage totes

I’ve seen one too many pictures of celebs and their saggy luggage totes that I’ve come to the conclusion that time definitely affects us all. Droopy luggage totes were never a problem for me because my favourite Celine bag¬†has always been the Phantom (that droopy tongue… those Dobby ears…) so the slouchier the better, but I’ve recently succumbed and bought a Mini luggage tote of my own. The first day I bought it I frantically googled, “Do Celine luggage totes sag over time??” (yeah don’t judge), and to my horror I discovered this thread on PurseForum.com, where I found the following pictures:

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                  Spanking new kelly green mini. Credit: Syma on PurseForum

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                                             Yes, yes I do sag.

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¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†¬† Perhaps “melt” might be a more appropriate word.

Yeah, I actually found all this quite funny. Horrifying, yes, but definitely funny too. Apparently this sagging can happen even if you leave your luggage tote in a cupboard and don’t use it – imagine not touching your precious Celine for 6 months, finally taking it out of its dustbag again aaaaaand it’s turned to goo. Mad depressing, but funny no? I think I would burst into hysterical laughter,¬†then cry. Definitely cry.

You can bet I’ll be monitoring my luggage tote over the next year! If it really starts sagging something horrific I’ll be sure to post pictures for¬† you guys to see. I got it in Oct’12 and it’s grown some tiny wrinkles (just like my face…) but nothing major. To anyone with a luggage tote/trapeze/phantom (the main saggy culprits) of your own, have you experienced this with your bag? Let me know!

Balenciaga GWP: Free Tiny First/Tiny City bag Charms!

 

 

Balenciaga is currently offering free¬†Tiny Firsts and Tiny City bag charms for everyone who buys a Classic/Giant 12/Giant 21¬†Arena bag from their online site! I must say that this is one of the most generous GWPs (Gift With Purchase) I’ve seen a designer do, since these tiny babies cost a couple hundred dollars a pop at retail, plus they’re seasonal.¬†What’s better than a Balenciaga bag? A Balenciaga with a tiny Balenciaga bag hanging off of it, of course!

Miu Miu Jeweled Patent and Velvet Sneakers

 

Er. I really have nothing else to say besides that I need these shoes, and I need them as soon as these land in my nearest Miu Miu store and I get to run my fingers over that gorgeous aqua velvet, and ogle all the shiny stuff over the toe cap. I love almost every jeweled shoe Miu Miu makes (um, not the Oxfords), and I just bought a pair of their jeweled heel ballerinas in May. First Louboutin, now Miu Miu are out to tempt me with their designer sneakers! I suppose some people will look at these and see a very impractical shoe – velvet and jewels on a sneaker, why should a sneaker cost $585USD, how are you going to do anything in them without getting them dirty, yada yada. That doesn’t faze me in the slightest though, since I’m not even the least bit sporty! Wearing these probably counts as being sporty enough for the year for me, actually. So these will just make people think that maybe I run sometimes, when actually I won’t be doing anything of the sort (no trekking through mud or whatever it is outdoorsy types do) at all, and my shoes will stay pristine. Perfect! Now only to wait til 15th October when the pre-orders ship…

 

Here’s a picture of the top of the shoe, so you can ogle the jewels too:

 

Ooh, shiny

 

If you want to pre-order your own pair, you can do so at Sak’s Fifth Avenue!

Kate Spade Friends and Family Sale April 8-9th 2011

 

Exactly what the picture says: the Kate Spade Friends and Family Sale is currently going on, and entering the code FFSPR11 gets you 25% off your purchase online. Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s back to the Kate Spade site for me – I know, I’m such a good blogger, interrupting my own shopping to let you guys in on the sale…

Abbey Lee Kershaw for Atelier Versace Spring 2011

via fashioneditorials.com

 

This is a picture of Abbey Lee Kershaw wearing an Atelier Versace gown for their Spring 2011 lookbook, and the combination of very light blonde hair with that gorgeous deep green gown is simply stunning. I’m utterly in love with the shoes too – they don’t so much as match the gown as were made perfectly for this gown and this gown alone, and I love the skinny metallic heel and bling. Despite my massive amount of love for pink, this particular shade of deep turquoise green happens to be my favorite color – I just wish more things came in turquoise!

You can take a look at the rest of the collection over at fashioneditorials.com.

Elizabeth Taylor Vogue 20 looks

via vogue.fr

A few days ago the world felt the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, great actress and glamorous style icon. French Vogue has compiled 20 of her iconic looks on its website, and my favorite as you can see above is a picture of her from 1956. You can view the full post (in French) here.

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