When you walk into any department stores or designer boutiques, here are oceans of luxury goods that flooded the stores with flashy, flamboyant, in your face “I am a Rich Bitch” kinda clothing, handbags & accessories …. Which I am a big fan of some of them! Just like some of my favorite designer’s creations such as Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace. But ! There is a part of me (maybe I have a split personality haha!) that I’ve always appreciate the “Hidden Luxury” details that is just luxurious without letting everyone know you’ve paid thousands of dollars for it and ONLY you know it’s supreme quality, workmanships & details that has goes into making the piece of art.
Archive for the Fendi Category
Ok, I am officially sick & tired of the cold weather & so glad the Spring has officially arrived & temperature has finally warms up! After organizing & put way all my cashmere sweaters into the storage, I change into my short sleeves Quiksilver Tees and hibiscus floral board shorts and headed to an outdoor café to enjoy the sun. To our readers who is not living in the sunny California but dreamed about soaking up the sun on the beach, enjoy the warm salty breeze & cruising with the top down going shopping while celebrities sighting on your next vacation to Southern California, here are some “California Looks” you can try it out at whatever city or country you are at now & looking Chic in “California Style” !
First, remember, California girls dress all different ways! From Bohemian Goddess to Surfer girl and the skater girl looks. Don’t assume we all look like the girls from the reality show “The Hills” or “Laguna Beach” on MTV! The most important thing to remember is being unique and show off your individuality! But typically the “California style” is a more laid-back and casual look. Here are some of the looks I think its super cute!
(Available @ Barneys.com)
Ok! after all these fabulous ideas showing you how to achieve that “California Look”, now! go to your closet dig up some of your already own pieces & go out to shop for some new stuff to create your own unique style to let out your “Inner California Girl” this summer !
Until next time, be well and look fabulous!
Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug
OMG! this is just too cool! You can create your own unique one of the kind Fendi Baguette! But I don’t think I’d have the guts to sew or draw on a thousand dollar bag, but it’s such a great idea!
Every time I attempt to pull a “Martha Stewart” moment thinking I can be like a domestic diva like her turning an ugly flea market find junk into a paper-mache chandelier, it’s always a miserably failure. So needless to say, I haven’t been brave enough to attempt or having a thought to decorate my own FENDI Baguette!
So, of course, when I saw Fendi’s new Baguette Needlepoint Stitch Kit, designed by Silvia Venturini FENDI, I’m just not sure I can do it. Initially, I was excited like a little kid at the candy store! The bright colorful packaging box! It was luring me into this FENDI fantasy world like a whirling cotton candy machine that tells me, yes buy me! Buy me! And, then, I saw the contents of the box – and that’s when my rainbow sparkling, unicorn flying, Fendi-wonderland bubble bursted & face the reality.
Inside the box, you’ll find a basic canvas baguette, filled with color threads of every color in the rainbow, and instructions on how you can embroider your very own bag using needlepoint. HELLO! I will be a nervous wreck & so afraid if I make a boo-boo, then my $995 FENDI Baguette will be ruin! Also for this price, they better come already beaded, embroidered and ready to use! This is not the first time FENDI has come up with a “Do it yourself” bag, just about an year ago FENDI has a similar bag that’s made of white color canvas and came with 10 permanent pantone markers so you can create your own “Masterpiece”
But I have to say, it is a charming idea that FENDI has came up with this D.I.Y. Baguette Needlepoint Kit! And for those of you who are brave enough to do it yourself, more power to you! and I bow to your courage! Haha
Until next time, be well & look fabulous!
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug
OMG! I am crazy about this Limited Edition FENDI Grey Jersey Peekaboo Satchel w/ Hot Pink Leather Lining!! It’s so uptown chic yet downtown cool! Combining the everyday material as the jersey fabric that we wear as the sweatshirt with luxurious hot pink color leather, it’s a must have for every hip fashionistas!
Avaliable at Luxe-Gifts.com
We’ve been reporting many different style of the Fendi Peekaboo Satchel in our blog, but this new jersey peekaboo is one of my favorite one, because it has a very similar shape to the Hermes Kelly bag, but this Fendi Peekaboo satchel has a classic shape without seeming “snoby” and bourgeois like the Hermes Kelly…. and it’s way more hip and easy to carry. Don’t get me wrong i love Hermes, but compare to Fendi’s peekaboo, I like this bag more, it’s just my opinion.
• Light grey jersey fabric with hot pink leather lining.
• Goldtone and silvertone hardware.
• Top handle with rings; 4 1/2″ drop.
• Adjustable, removable shoulder strap; 25″ drop.
• Framed top; turn-lock closure.
• Button-tabs on sides.
• Two interior pockets; one zip, one open.• Includes dust bag.
• 12″H x 16 1/4″W x 6 1/2″D.
• Made in Italy.
Avaliable at Luxe-Gifts.com
Here is FENDI spring-summer 2010 fashion show, enjoy!
If you love this bag as much we do, the bag is available is Avaliable at Luxe-Gifts.com ! the Fendi boutique told us there were only 3 in the U.S.A and we’re lucky to get one directly from them! Come check out our store!
Untill next time, be well and look fabulous!
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug
What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about the famous Italian fashion house “FENDI” ? those big “FF” logos all over the place right? If you love their logos then you can’t get enough of it ( Just like I am such a CHANEL “CC” logo freak! haha) but if you hated their “FF” logo then you probably would totally disregard any of the FENDI handbags.
BUT!!! Since in Spring/Summer 2009 collection continues to Fall/Winter 2009 and 2010, Fendi has came up with all different type of the new “IT BAG” name “Peekaboo Bag”. It’s sophisticated & understated! all the bells & whistles are inside of the bag! so when you close the bag all you see just a understated handbag but when you leave it open, the top droops down and reveals all different types of beautiful lining inside of the bag. From beaded “FF logo” to Fur & snakeskin lining!
Here is one of the many beautiful “Peekaboo” bag, this one is the Black Patent Leather Peekaboo with embossed Gold color checkerboard lining. (Available at Luxe-Gifts.com)
This crinkled patent Peek-A-Boo bag is so understated and ladylike that I almost can’t believe it’s Fendi. I mean, where are all the bells and whistles? There’s not even any snakeskin on this bag! The truth is that this bag doesn’t need anything extra to make it work. It has an old fashioned, sophisticated charm that defies trends.
The simple shape of the bag combined with the sleek patent material and the pronounced seams creates a sharply tailored look that will work for a lot of women. For edgier fashionistas, the Peek-A-Boo would make a great bag for the office, but I think a lot of women will find that this is a highly versatile, high quality accessory that can coordinate with a lot of looks.
The details on this bag are so luxurious and plentiful that it’s hard to know where to begin. The inside of the Peek-A-Boo is made of a fabulous laser cut suede with gold paint that will make you want to reach into your purse at every possible opportunity. The gold metal hardware is understated and beautiful. And the interior compartment of the bag is ingeniously divided into two sections, which each have pockets of their own.
Untill next time, be well and look fabulous !
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug 🙂
Fendi keeps making me sad. I want to like Fendi, I want to embrace their bags for the past couple seasons, but I rarely find myself doing so. Especially seeing their ugly Fendi “B” bag, makes me loose faith in this fabulous fashion house…..
(This is the super ugly “B” bags!!! barf !)
Recently, Fendi is sneaking in with some bags that we are liking, which gives us hope that Fendi is trying to get back into our hearts. The Fendi Peek-a-Boo Bag is the most recent popular bag from Fendi, being seen in many renditions and carried by celebrities. Let’s take a closer look at the Peek a Boo.
Fendi’s exquisite black and gray dégradé leather Peek-a-boo bag with a decadent gold leather interior is a subtle way to display your style wealth. Carry this beautifully crafted investment piece open to accent a professional ensemble with a flash of hot metallics.
Black goat leather tote with burnished silver-tone metal hardware. Fendi tote has a dégradé black and anthracite effect at front and back, handle at top, logo-embossed turnlock fastenings at top, pouch compartments at front and back, push-stud fastening straps at each side, a long detachable shoulder strap, internal zipped compartment and has a degradé gold and black leather and black suede lining.
Width 15″ / 37cm
Height 12″ / 31cm
Depth 7″ / 17cm
Handle Drop 5″ / 12cm
There is a similar one on Nordstrom it has the same silver metalic effect on both front & back but inside is all suede lining and the clasp at the top opening is gold instead of this one of the kind hand etched silver antique silver finished as the one on Luxe-Gifts.com
Treat yourself with this fabulous classic bag that will last you for a long time!! I am glad I got mine !! woo hoo!
Here is Fendi Fall/Winter 2009 fashion show, enjoy!
untill next time, be well and look fabulous!
Alan Tung + Mei-Mei the pug 🙂
Recently I’ve been in shopping for couple of new designer tote bags for the new season. There are seas of bags out there in the market, but to find the right look, material & price of the tote bag that’s perfect for you it’s not as easy. So let the fun begin! Here are some of the designer tote bags I have spotted and thinks it’s super fabulous!
Balenciaga Covered Weekender – $2245
super soft vintage crafted lambskin with leather covered metal hardware. I just love how big this bag is! perfect for both women or men to use! 21” x 9” x 15” made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.
Here to show you the proportion of the bag. Photo courtesy from one of my favorite fashion accessories blog (http://www.luxuryobsessed.com/) it’s a must read blog if you are obsessed about designer bags!
Modern women & men nowdays all have very busy lifestyles and are always in a search of a bag in which they can bring along everything they need wherever they go. When your suitcase is too large or your purse is too small, a designer tote bag always makes the right choice.
Balenciaga Classic Square Tote/Messenger Bag – $1895
I am crazy about this bag! it could be both a tote or messenger bag. Tons of extra compartments to keep all of your “Junk” haha and totally unisex style makes it a perfect gift for a man or woman! or treat yourself! you deserve it! Click on the photo below to see more details.
(Available at Barneys.com)
Dark brown/gold degrade leather, Goldtone and silvertone hardware. Removable shoulder strap. Zucca-print brown leather lining peeking through if you unlock the top of the bag and just let it drape like shown in the photo for that extra pop of color and design detail! so fabulous! Inside; one zip and one open pocket. Made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.
Here is a photo to show you the porportion of this bag. Roomy yet still has that elegant “Kelly/Birkin Bag” feels to it.
Also available in other color combos! Click on the photo below to see more details of these FENDI bags. I got one of this all black one, it’s big enough for a man to carry and great for going to work in style! Click on the photo below to see more details.
If you like the feel of suede, then this one is a must have for you! also the charm of this bag is if you un-hook the top, the red lining peeks out for that pop of color!! so fabulous! Click on the photo below to see more details.
For me, a fabulous tote bag can perfectly boosting your self-confidence (yes, I am a little shallow….. I will meditate on that tonight…OM..) and showing your style & taste in fashion! They are the perfect items to accessorize your looks from Uptown Luxe, Hamptons casual chic to urban downtown edgy looks or just wanna go over the top to impress & “offend” others to make you stand out in a crowd! haha.
Tod’s – Yacht Club Shopping Bag – $1265
If you are looking for a pure luxury subtle understated style bags, Tod’s is the brand for you! This bag is so “Old -Money Chic” it’s a must have for any man or woman as a basic tote bag! 16″H x 14″W x 7″D. Made in Italy. Click on photo below to see more details.
We know a lot of our readers are very stylish men who seeks pure luxury items that goes with their busy daily lives, so continue with “Subtle Understate Chic” theme from the previous bag here is this totally fabulous
Yves Saint Laurent – Large Embossed Logo Tote – $995
Large YSL logo tote bag in soft leather features contrasting logo patch, interior pockets and nickel hardware. Can be hand carried or worn on the shoulder. 15H x 13W x 5D. Made in Italy. Click on the photo to see more details
How can we talk about “Subtle Understate Chic” without mentioning Polo Ralph Lauren? I adore this bag! super soft leather, perfect size for everyday use or going to work and no screaming “Logo” says look at me I spend a lot of money on my bag! haha!
Polo Ralph Lauren – Deerfield Leather Tote Bag $1195
A timeworn vintage quality pervades our handsome leather tote bag, exquisitely crafted in Italy from soft, supple leather for a rugged finish. Two canvas handles at the top are accented with antiqued metal stud hardware and leather reinforcement panels. “Ralph Lauren”-embossed leather proprietor patch accents the front for vintage appeal. 17″ L x 6″ W x 16″ H. Click on photo to see more details.
(Available at RalphLauren.com)
Polo Ralph Lauren – Handle Portfolio Briefcase $350
Sturdy two-handle construction with reinforced bottom. Top-zip closure with pony-embossed side tabs and leather pull. Accompanied by a leather luggage tag with plastic front, adjustable leather strap and our tonal embossed Big Pony at the back. Cotton twill-lined interior with single zip pocket and our signature leather logo tab. Elegantly presented in our signature pouch.
15½” L x 2½” W x 11½” H. Click on photo to see more details
Ok we don’t want you to fall asleep from over-dose on “Subtle Chic” haha, now back to Logos and dramas for you Logo loving fashionistas!
FENDI – Zucca Chain-Handle Tote $1180
Iconic ZUCCA print canvas, Chain top handles with woven leather with Enameled Zucca clasp and the Inverted pleat details on center front. 11″H x 18″W x 5″D Made in Italy. Click on photo to see more details.
I LOVE how tihs bag looks! mixing the uptown preppy plaid chic with downtown edgy look with the golden barbed wire chain. Admit it guys & gals, we all have a little “Duo-personality” once a while haha just kidding 😛
Burberry – Barbed Wire Check Tote $1695
Signature Burberry plaid in dark brown, Inverted pleat on center front. Inside, zip compartment with three open pockets & on top of the bag opening a decorative gold tone barbed wired chain. 17 1/8″H x 22″W x 5 7/8″D Made in Italy. Click on the photo to see more info.
For all your stylish multi-tasking ladies or moms out there, this multi compartment tote bag is a must have for you!
Prada – Vitello Daino Tote $1595
Black pebbled calf leather. Top handles. Removable shoulder strap. Side pockets. Luggage tag. Made in Italy. Click on photo below to see more details
(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)
I almost screamed ( yes a little miss drama haha) when I saw this men’s (well it’s pretty unisex) tote bag from Gucci! classic logo print coated canvas with the metail chain and leather braded strap drape down on one side with the key holder at the end to add that downtown edgy looks to this classic shaped tote. It’s a must have!! click on the photo below to see more info
GUCCI – GG Coated Fabric Tote – $1360
Medium tote with double handles, gucci crest trademark, push lock chain with key case and braided detail, studs, and inside zip, cell phone and PDA pockets. 17 1/2″L x 8 7/10″W x 19 3/10″H. Made in Italy.
This bag is a perfect work bag for any men who is always on the run and need something that’s classy yet still has that designer touch to it.
Salvatore Ferragamo – Manhattan Briefcase $1900
Choose hickory or nero (black) calfskin. Silvertone hardware. Top handles with square rings. Zip top. Front zip pocket. “Manhattan 1” is imported. Click on the photo below to see more details.
This bag screams “Sex and the city ” to me! classic shape with over the top beading on the front side of the tote. Don’t be shy to use this bag during the day,too! because we all needs sparkles in our lives day and night!
PRADA – Tessuto Ricamo Tote $3695
Black nylon with sequin and floral-embroidered detail. Goldtone hardware. Double handles with rings; detachable shoulder strap. Zip top. Inside zip pocket. 16 1/2″H x 15″W x 7″D. Made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.
As you might agree with me, finding a perfect white color bag is hard! It needs to have the right details, hardware and shape so it won’t look cheap & tacky! With this fabulous off-white PRADA tote bag, you can never go wrong! I can just imagine myself carrying this bag vacationing at Côte d’Azur in the Riviera or going to some fabulous spas in Bali. Such a perfect summer bag but works perfect with your winter white outfits,too!
PRADA – Daino Large Tote $1220
Soft leather tote with magnetic snap closure, rolled leather handles and removable shoulder strap. Prada jacquard fabric lined interior with leather-trimmed zipper pocket. 14″ x 18″ x 5″. 6″ handle drop. Available in White. Made in Italy.
Of course how can we talking about tote bags without mentioning the ultimate luxury totes “HERMES“? The Birkin & Kelly bag from Hermes is the most sough after bags in the world! Most of the time there will be 2 years waiting list for each bag! since it’s all handmade in limited editions! So most of us can just dream about owning one of these trully fabulous Hermes bag. Here is the newest version of the Birkin bag, the size 50cm Haut à Courroies.
This lucky boy at Soho, NYC is sporting the smaller version of the Hermes 40cm Birkin
Here is a video to show you why the Hermes Birkin bag is so expensive and so hard to get (Even Oprah needs wait in line for it!)
We hope you had as much fun reading this fall 2009 designer tote bag review and inspired you to go out and find the perfect tote bag for yourself! remember…..
Gorgeous men are dime a dozen, But a perfect tote bag is one in a million ! haha
untill next time, be well and come back to visit us again to see what other fabulous items we’ve found!
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug