Friday, December 20, 2013

Another Charlotte Olympia masterpiece

... is of course her Jukebox bag, which might have been even more fun and pretty with some more color, but it's pretty perfect as it is too.

I can't believe how Charlotte Olympia seems to nail it every time with her bags!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My new owl bag

I love owls, and always have, probably due to the myth that they are supposed to be smart. (Or is it a myth?)
So when I first spotted this owl bag over at Modcloth, I knew I had to get it!

It took me quite some time to get around to it, though, since my wish list over at Modcloth is super long by now, but this bag was just on sale (it still is!), so I I had no excuse to delay my purchase any longer!

(If you like animal themed bags, Modcloth also has similar fox bags, beaver bags, racoon bags etc., so I definitely recommend checking them out! I might even get some more animal themed bags from them myself...)

Monday, December 9, 2013

The latest Charlotte Olympia goodie to catch my eye...

... is the Record Perspex clutch, that looks like an old fashioned record, if anyone should happen to still remember those. I love it, due to the vintage feel of it. It's fun, yet historic at the same time!

Friday, November 29, 2013

My new bag

Remember how I blogged about Charlotte Olympia's milk cartoon bag a while ago? (if not, you can read the original post here)

Well, now I have found a really nice, cheaper alternative to that bag, over at Storenvy, where I also got my popcorn bag a while ago (and as it happens, that bag was also a copy of a Charlotte Olympia bag, see the original one here). This is how it looks:

It's only $29 + shipping, which is just a fraction of the price of the Charlotte Olympia original, so I think I made a pretty good deal! Novelty bags are not worth spending insane amounts of money on, after all, since they are just supposed to be an occasional treat, not your actual, every day handbag.

It's available in pink as well, here.
In case you are interested in ordering something from Storenvy like me, I should add that I have already gotten one order (the popcorn handbag) from there, and everything worked really well with my order. So I definitely think it's a legit site!

Another Charlotte Olympia bag that I like but don't love...

... is the Gummi Bear clutch.

I like the shape and look of it, but I am not a big fan of gold plated things, so the gold color of it is not for me. And even if it was, I think a gummi bear clutch should be in the same color as actual gummi bears. So a yellow, red or green one, for instance, would have been much more suitable if you ask me!

But even with the gold color the Charlotte Olympia Gummi Bear clutch is pretty cool, I have to admit!

A great bag for Valentine's Day

I've written about Valentine's Day bags on the blog before (here and here, for instance), but it seems Charlotte Olympia does not only make really cool comic book clutches and bags that look like telephones, she's also created what might be the perfect Valentine's Day bag:

The bag is called Arm Candy - Be Mine, and you can get it over at Net-a-Porter, for instance.

(And yes, I do realize Valentine's Day is still some time away, but how do you expect to have the perfect bag for it, if you shop for that bag in the last minute?)

The perfect clutch for comic book lovers

Has to be a Charlotte Olympia bag too, the Archie Comic Embroidered crepe de chine clutch.

Sure, there are some cheaper comic book clutches out there, too, but the issue I have with most of them is that they are not very well made, and a lot of them look rather cheap to be honest. But a clutch made by Charlotte Olympia, of course, does not! So if you are looking for a slightly more upscale comic book clutch, this would be a great option, I think!

Another great Charlotte Olympia bag

Is of course the one called Chatterbox (I even love the names of Charlotte Olympia bags!), that looks like a phone, an old fashioned, simple one.

I would really love to get this bag, but then again, that goes for most Charlotte Olympia bags, it seems. So maybe it's really not that noteworthy...

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Chanel backpack, anyone?

I hate backpacks with a passion. I just don't think they do anything for your posture, and they are also not feminine in any way, just to name a few reasons I would never ever be seen carrying a backpack, no matter what brand that backpack came from. So even the Chanel backpack that I spotted over at The Purse Blog today, does not appeal to me at all.
I still think it will be interesting to see how many other Chanel aficionados pick this one up, though. I bet it will be a few!

But if you ask me, Chanel backpacks are just crazy. Stick to what you do best, Chanel! (meaning: beautiful, timeless and feminine bags, not some sloppy looking canvas thing!)

Olympia Le-Tans super cool milk carton bag

Another super quirky and fun bag has hit the shelves! I am talking of course about Olympia Le-Tan's milk carton bag, that has already sold out at least over at Net-a-Porter.

You might still be able to get this bag at some other online store, and there does seem to be some cheaper alternatives to it out there as well. Emma Roberts was spotted carrying a similar, yet not identical bag quite some time ago, for instance:
I definitely think I want to get one of these milk carton bags, they really are very, very cute!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The most coveted handbag right now

Has to be Givenchy's Bambi clutch.
As a huge Disney fan as a child, and still actually, and someone who always loved Bambi, I simply swoon over this clutch, as well as the matching tops, I would totally like to get a clutch as well as a top.

Too bad both the clothing and the clutch seem to be sold out pretty much everywhere by now! That's what happens when you don't spot items like these at once I guess...
But hopefully, someone will make a cheapo copy of these items at some point. Or better yet, Givenchy will make something similar again! Let's see...

(images from PapuaTattoo, Red Carpet Fashionawards and Fashion Gone Rogue)

Friday, November 8, 2013

The museum I most want to visit right now...

... is of course the Leiber Museum, a museum I didn't even know existed until I read this article in the Wall Street Journal, about how Judith Leiber is buying her own bags, so that she can put them on display in the museum.

While Judith Leiber bags are not my favorite bags, and I don't even own one of these bags (they are insanely expensive, so can you blame me, really?), I do think they are very well made and iconic, so I think it would be really interesting to see several of them up close.

If you'd like to visit the museum too, or just read some more about it, a great place to start is the museum's website.

(image from Blackcat060)

Friday, October 25, 2013

One of my favorite bags this season

Is definitely Givenchy's medium sized Lucrezia bag. I really like the detailing on this bag, but most of all I like the color.

I am very drawn to grey this season, and I think grey is also a very classic and timeless color, so if you get this bag, I am sure you will be using it for years and years to come. I know I would!

Another great bag for Halloween

Besides Charlotte Olympia's Boo bag, that I wrote about in the previous post, is ASOS's Pumpkin bag.

I like this so much I think I will get it myself! The only thing I am kind of bummed about is that I won't get it in Halloween. But I guess I can always carry it next year!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The perfect bag for Halloween?

Another cute and cool bag that I absolutely love right now is Charlotte Olympia's Boo bag.

I really can't think of a more appropriate bag for Halloween, and what amazes me about this brand is how Charlotte Olympia constantly seems to create needs in my bag collection that I didn't even know I had! Who knew you needed a special bag for Halloween, for instance, or for going to the movies? But somehow, I am convinced that this is indeed the case when I see Charlotte Olympia's very cool and very fun bags!

Limited edition Olympia Le-Tan Paris book clutches

I don't know if it is because I was recently in Paris, and really loved it, but I have totally fallen for Nordstrom's limited edition Paris themed Olympia Le-Tan clutches.
They look like her regular book clutches, basically, but they all have a Paris theme:

So while I have been admiring Olympia Le-Tan's book clutches for quite some time already, this new Paris collection might just be the thing that actually forces me to get one in the end!

(images from Nordstrom, see the bags in question here, here, here and here)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My new Alexander McQueen bag

I am a huge Alexander McQueen fan, especially of his skull items, for some reason, but most of the stuff from this brand actually appeal to me. But it has still taken me a really, really long time to actually get an Alexander McQueen bag. I guess I just didn't find most of the bags from this brand timeless enough to invest in one. But now I have decided to take the plunge and order an Alexander McQueen bag I had been eyeing for quite some time on Ebay.

It's a white and black version, with the same print that I already have on one of my Alexander McQueen scarves, so I have a feeling I will be wearing both the bag and the scarf together sometimes.

This is, of course, a bag from an older collection, so I am glad I could still find it. Now I just wish I could find the matching flats too, I would love that!

(all the images are from the Ebay auction in question)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The latest addition to my bag collection

Is actually my first ever purchase that I made from Storenvy, a site I have been using for a while now, but I guess I never liked an item I saw there enough to order it. Until now. You see, I spotted a popcorn themed bag, a bit similar to the Charlotte Olympia Movie Night bag I have been eyeing for quite some time now (I just figured this would be the perfect bag to take to the movies!) over at Storenvy today, and since I almost bought the Charlotte Olympia bag, but then decided against it at the last minute, since I mostly wanted to have it for going to the movies, and I then realized I actually do that very rarely (most of the movies released in the last few years simply do not appeal to me...), I decided I had to get a bag that was so similar to my current Charlotte Olympia obsession, but significantly cheaper.

So voila! This cutie is now on the way to me:

And I really look forward to going to the movie theatre with it now!

(You can see other things I like over at Storenvy here, by the way, if you're interested)

(all pics are from Storenvy)