Monthly Archives: January 2009

Be & D

I first noticed Be & D at Saks Fifth Avenue, perhaps a few years after the hype of Marc Jacob’s Stella Bag? I always wanted to own one. Be & D is to handbags what Rock & Republic is to jeans- a very chic and edgy brand.

I was also pondering recently that… sad to say, it’s almost become norm that higher-end designer handbags will cost $800-$1500, if not more (this of course is excluding Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Valentino which I consider higher higher-end). A shopper has to become more savvy to complete her collection. This of course, is another discussion…

*Photocredit: Be & D

Lesa Wallace, Dautore, Kale Handbags

Just a small highlight from these brands. I love Kale in “Ice.” It’s not a matte/dull leather finish but a pearl/opal white. Kind of reminds me of newly fallen snow with iridescence. It’s really beautiful! I’m not that into white or even ivory colored bags but this one I definitely like. The Kales have a terrific suede hot pink signature lining (see Chilton below). The Lemon Python is TDF. Love the Kale Terra Grande but wish the exterior pocket was different. It’s a little strange to me; wish it was more like one of the YSLs “Downtown” exterior pocket (I know; I’m too hard to please)…

*Photocredit: Endless.com, Shopstyle.com, Shoptotem.com

Katherine Kwei

Where have I been all this time? I can’t believe I didn’t notice this designer before. Katherine Kwei is so talented! Lovely bags and accessories based on Chinese knotting- a refreshing combination. Must-have items (I’m not into which celebrity is carrying it; I just know it’s beautiful and a potential classic to own). She is trying to roll out her 2009 pretty soon. Here’s some 2007 & 2008 eye-candy for you–>

*Photocredit: Katherine Kwei & Neiman Marcus

A Girl’s Second Best Friend?

I’d have to say it’s third for me but I’m sure it’s second for many gals out there. My second is of course handbags. Here are some great recent finds. I was lucky enough to score the gold pair of Missoni for $98! I still can’t believe it!

I also love the pink Diane Von Furstenberg but there were none left in my size =(. They would look great on tanned skin.

As for the Stuart Weitzman, I’m thinking ahead to spring and summer. Any suggestions for stylish shoes (boots) for a snowy winter? I’ve been depending too much on my UGGs to get me through this season.

*Photocredit: Gilt, Various Sources