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If I were not paying of my CC, I would buy this and this & this..

I have been a big fan of this brand for many years, and have seen it grow into a well recognised brand.  Who are you talking about, you ask?

Well, the brand that I totally love is gorjana. For my regular post, I was looking for something to share with you, but gorjana’s pieces are so fab, I could not just pick one.  So, with the help of Polyvore, I have created a little set of all my fav pieces – they are all just delicious!!

My favourite Gorjana pieces

Handbag / Jewelry / Necklace / Bracelet / Necklace / Necklace

Now, a little bit about the brand.  Born in 2004, by husband and wife duo Gorjana and Jason Griffin Reidel.  Now named gorjana & griffin,  its creators describe their brand as a “socially conscious lifestyle company that makes cool, fashionable, current, high quality products at reasonable price points for men and women.” – totally love this description.  And you can tell from all their pieces that they are true to their company branding.

I have personally seen the brand grow over the years, as they have added new lines to their collections.  Initially, launching with jewellery.  gorjana has grown their range to include handbags, shoes, accessories as well as launching in 2012 a Men’s line.

They have a huge following, from celeb’s like Kristin Cavallari, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford and Olivia Wilde.  They are regularly seen in fashion magazines in the US – Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Lucky& Instyle

You can visit their website directly here, and enjoy $15.00 postage costs, which is fab.  You can purchase all their collection, plus they have some exclusives that you can only get on their site.  I know that my favourite on-line website ShopBop also carries these wonderful pieces.

So, I would strongly suggest, if you are looking for some wonderful pieces at a fantastic price, with good shipping rates, I would get your little fingers down to gorjana now.

Til next time, be good…

 

 

Images care of gorjana & griffin

 

Who’s on the cover of Vogue’s September’s issue?

Its something that is always talked about, gawd even a movie was made about it – the September issue of Vogue USA.   The cover September issue of Vogue has been leaked none other by the coveree herself – Lady Gaga!  It seems that she posted the cover on her website Little Monsters, with the comments: “SHH DONT TELL TWITTER/ SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE MAGAZINE/ Sorry Anna but the underground kids deserve it. bisous!”

So, here is the cover. The absolutely gorgeous mermaid style dress Lady GG is wearing is from none other than Marc Jacobs.  The photography is amazing by Mert & Marcus.

Lady Gaga on the cover of September Vogue

Inside the issue, Lady Gaga talks about a new fragrance she is launching, as well as being a free spirit.    This is what she says “I still find time to have sex at night on the beach when no one’s around.  Or roll into a bar and get (bleeped) up, and dance with my top off. It’s just that no one ever sees it, because I have great real friends who never let me do it when I would get caught.”  – Just got to love her!!!

The September issue is huge – it is a whopping 916 pages and will be out on August 21.  I know that I look forward to reading it on my iPad!  Can not wait.

Have  a great weekend!

Thanks to Fashion Weekly Daily & Fashionista for assisting with information and Image used in this article

 

 

An Excessorized Life – No thanks Rachel Zoe – Not for me!

Most of you would know who Rachel Zoe is, right?  For those of you who don’t, Rachel Zoe is a celebrity stylist, who has her own reality TV show, launched her own Rachel Zoe fashion line last year, and today(well, yesterday US time) has launched her new jewellery collection exclusively at Neiman Marcus

The jewellery collection is inspired by her Mother and highly esteemed international design houses.  Zoe explains “I poured my heart into the collection so that every piece tells a story, provokes a memory or connotes a sentiment—after all, jewelry really is the most personal part of any look.”
She goes on to explain that the pieces are of quality and detail, but at an attainable price.  hmm… I wonder who she thinks it will be attainable to?

Check out her exclusive video clip

Rachel Zoe’s Jewellery Collection Exclusive to Neiman Marcus

The only piece that I came close to liking was RZ’s – Domed Deco Bracelet

RZ – Domed Deco Bracelet – $420US

This as my most favoured piece from a not so nice collection, only because I have an slight obsession with all things on my wrist.  I must agree that the quality of the pieces is great.  She uses White pave Swarovski® crystals, gold plating, and black quartz.

I can not say much for the rest of her collection.  It is a bit too gold, and art deco for me.  A bit too over the top.  and again I say GOLD… way too much.  The site describes a lot of the pieces as vintage, but I think it is way too vintage for my liking.

There are 40 pieces in her collection, ranging from ear-rings,  bracelets, chunky rings, and necklaces.  The pieces range from $195 – $650, which I think is a little exey, considering that the US isn’t exactly in a good financial position.  Is she thinking about her clients??  I am not sure.

The collection is very Rachel Zoe and has been created from her love for all things vintage.  I have not always liked her style, as I think it is TOO vintage.

The great thing about this collection is that Neiman Marcus ships internationally, so if you love any of the RZ pieces or anything from Neiman Marcus (and who doesn’t), you can get it.  Just love Neiman Marcus

I encourage you all to check out Rachel Zoe’s latest collection and let me know what you think.

Have a great day!

If I were not paying off my CC, I would buy this… I WISH..

Ok,  so I just had to visit Moda Operandi after reading an email notification about the Vintage Hermes bags on sale at their site

So –  yes,  I might be dreaming especially after you see what my favourite Kelly would be if I did not have my credit card debt, and was maybe a millionaire.  Let me dream!

Here she is… the 25cm Fuschia Shiny Porosus Crocodile Kelly Bag!   I can not describe how I feel about this bag… maybe its like being in heaven..Just look at her… I am breathless..

Hermes – Kelly Bag – back view

Hermes – Kelly Bag – I wish this was me…

Ok, so I have come back to earth and here is a little bit about the Kelly, care of Moda Operandi.

  • This 25cm Kelly bag features a single rolled top handle, a detachable shoulder strap with lobster claw clasps, a belt-style strap with branded palladium turn lock hardware at the front flap, a padlock-and-key clochette and protective palladium metal feet
  • Turn lock closure at front flap belt-style strap
  • Leather lined interior features two open patch pockets and one exposed zip pocket
  • Shiny porosus crocodile
  • Pristine condition; bag appears to have never been used, hardware sealed with protective plastic
  • J square stamp; photograph of stamp available upon request
  • Includes dust bag and signature Hermés bag box
  • Made in France

Hermes is the ultimate in handbag luxury in the world – I mean ULTIMATE!  I was even privileged recently to hold one, thanks to a wonderful friend, who recently made a purchase.

They are a totally beautiful bag, and you would know one when you see one.  You will see many celeb’s & very wealthy people donning their Birkin or Kelly.

I can not believe this!  I just converted the priced of this handbag to Australian dollars and it is just on $51,000.00.. Yes,  you are correct, the comma is in the right spot.  Fifty-one thousand dollars.. OMG… OMG… but she is a beautiful bag.

I think you should check out the site and pick your bag and let me know which one you picked and how much it cost in AUD dollars.  Have a bit of fun!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

If I weren’t paying off my CC, I would buy this…

Hello there… Today,  I was on my weekly haunt of finding something I would love to purchase if I did not have my credit card debt.

I got thinking, was checking a few of those lovely email enticers, and I remembered watching Jerseylicious on Foxtel last night. What you say?  Its my thing!(as Miranda would say in SATC)  I remember seeing Cathy Giove in the new Anthony Roberts salon donning her Tory Burch Tote!  With that inspiration, I let my fingers do the typing, and typed my way to Tory Burch

And here she is – The Metallic Michelle Tote

TB – Metallic Michelle Tote – $395.00

TB – Metallic Michelle Tote

This is a very versatile bag for everyone.  I was reading the latest edition of Instyle Magazine Australia, and Rachel Gilbert suggested that the tote was the perfect carry all, especially for us busy Mums!!  So, more reason for you to get one.

Going into summer, this is the perfect bag, for work, out shopping, meeting friends, and even the gym or the local park, ballet, anywhere – perfect bag!!

Silver is like the new black, you can wear with any outfit! I had a silver baby bag, and I used it until it died.. It was great, and always received comments..

I also love the price @ $395.00.  I could only find it at Tory Burch.  Tory Burch now does ship to Australia, which is so awesome – yayyy!.  Prior to this, the best way to get TB was via ShopBop, which is my all time best on-line store.

How many of you know of the Tory Burch Brand???

The brand was established in the US in 2004, and quickly became very popular and even more popular after Oprah said she was the next big thing in fashion, and Oprah is never wrong.

The TB site, describes the brand as “.. a luxury lifestyle brand defined by classic American sportswear with an eclectic sensibility and attainable price point. It embodies the personal style and spirit of its CEO and designer, Tory Burch. Recognizing a void in the market for a sophisticated aesthetic at an attainable price point, Tory wanted to create stylish yet wearable clothing and
accessories for women of all ages.”  You can read more about TB brand

So, who knows about this brand?  Have you purchased anything from Tory Burch??

I have 2 pairs of shoes that were purchased when we were in NYC in 2010.  Her stores are amaze and I love the style aesthetic.

Anyway, have a fab weekend!  Enjoy the Olympics opening ceremony!!

Coach – The Most Searched Luxury Handbag Brands Globally?? Can it be true??

Well,  the answer is yes, according Luxury Society & Digital Luxury Group.  Both firms are well versed in this area of luxury, just check out their respective websites.   So I am more likely to believe them.

“Digital Luxury Group and Luxury Society are the.. wonderful groups ..who launched the World Luxury Index™ Handbags. Unveiling for the first time, a ranking and analysis of the most searched-for handbag brands within the luxury industry, based on the unbiased search inputs coming from global luxury consumers in major search engines.

Their research examined over 130 brands, through 130 million+ searches,  in eight countries.  In a bid to better understand the search behaviours of consumers seeking both premium brands – such as Coach, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Furla and Longchamp – and major luxury brands – such as Armani, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo and Prada.

This is some worthwhile research that is actually interesting… I think they should do more of this sort of stuff!  who’s with me?

Below are the Top 10 results, and it may surprise you a little!  It surprised me!

The Top 10 Most Searched Luxury Handbag Brands Globally

The biggest surprise has to be Coach.  I would have thought that both LV or Chanel would take out the honors of this research.  Coach has been around for a long time but I would have never considered them as a luxurious brand.  I would compare the brand to the likes of Oroton in Australia, but maybe bigger.

In saying that I totally love the Spring 2012 campaign that Gwynneth Patrow stars!  And since purchasing my first bangle in NYC in 2010, I really like their style aesthetic.

Gwyneth-Paltrow & Coach’s Spring 2012 Ad Campaign (Image C/- http://www.fashionista.com)

Below is a little something that I put together care of my friends @ Polyvore.  Here are my picks from their current collection.  You can check them all out and the rest of their current collection at Coach

My Favourite coach bags

Below are some other wonderful statistics from the research performed.

The picture below gives you an idea of where in the world people are doing their searches for Luxury Handbags.  It seems that per 1000 handbag searches that the UK has the largest number of searches!  Interesting.. And even more interesting,  Australia does not even get a mention.  Hmm, I wonder if that means Australians were not part of the group surveyed, or whether we do not even rank per 1000 hand bag searches – ooohhh..

Number of Handbag Searches per 1000 Internet Users

Here are some other results that may interest you:

“Japanese consumers are beginning to move beyond their famed affection for Louis Vuitton handbags, in a market where 85% of Japanese women already own a Louis Vuitton product (The Economist). The brand ranks 9th in Japan, and makes it the only country where Louis Vuitton does not rank in the top 5.

In the European market, Coach is much less popular than its global #1 ranking would suggest. The American brand ranks only 29th in Italy, 19th in France, 11th in Germany and 7th in the UK.

In France, Lonchamp is the most desired brand online, with almost twice the searches for handbags than Louis Vuitton, which comes in 2nd.”

(Information taken from Luxury Society )

So, how many of you agree with this??  Should we conduct our own survey?  I think so.  So, if you were searching for a luxury hand bag, which would be your favored brand?

Is there a choice of all of them.. :).  Think mine would be Chanel or Hermes!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

 

Me? A Nasty Girl… its not what you think!

So, I have been working on an assignment over the past week, and I have been putting together my final pieces on Polyvore.  I am in throws of completing a fashion styling course, which by the way I have been trying to complete for over a year.  I now have a reason to complete it, so am doing so, but more about that later in the year. 🙂

In putting together “MySet” in polyvore, I noticed an awesome photo that I wanted to use in my next set, so I clicked it and it took me to this website – http://www.nastygal.com.  Now before you think, that this is a nasty website, if you know what I mean, its not.

I could not believe what I found.. EUREKA! – that is so Oussie! lol.. Do any of you know the feeling of finding something, that you were not intentionally looking for.. OMG.. that was this moment.  This site is fantastic… I totally heart it!! (is that a bit weird using that word – Am I too old??). When you have been looking at fashion for as long as I have on the internet, its a real treat when you find news ones.  I compare it to finding money in your jeans that you forgot about.. Yes, that’s the feeling – right there!

At this site you will find all sorts of fab-U-lous (I am saying this Kevin Lee style, you know the LA Celebrity florist) things.  Its cool, with a punk sort of vibe.  I was just checking out some styles and there are loads that I totally love.

Check out some of my fav’s below..  I have a little bit of an accessories bias for obvious reasons

Nastygal – Metal Mania Clutch – $47

Not only do I love this silver clutch, but I love all the colours and of course the rack of bangles… gives me some ideas for a gold stack!

Nastygal – Villa Woven tote – $57

This bag is perfect for summer weekends.  I just just obsessed with brights ATM.

Nastygal – prickly platform (by J.Campbell) – $214.00

And these shoes – OMG.  I am so totally in love with these J.Campbell shoes..  So, Lady Gaga.  Not sure how I would go walking in them but they are some fiece shoe.  anyone out there interested in buying me a pair??

Now, a little about this wonderfully fab website.

Nasty Gal is a global online destination for fashion-forward, free-thinking girls. In 2006, founder Sophia Amoruso started an eBay store selling a highly curated selection of vintage pieces. In just five short years, the shop has grown to become an international style source offering both new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Our buyers search high and low for pieces you won’t find anywhere else—be it from the Rose Bowl Flea Market or the racks at showrooms. Our shop is stocked weekly with both handpicked vintage and a highly curated selection of up-and-coming designers, giving you not just what the fashion doctor ordered, but truly unique items that can’t be found elsewhere.

Besides the style of clothing and accessories, I of course love the prices and so will you.  They are all very reasonable.

They ship to Australia.  If you are willing to wait, shipping costs can be as low as $15, but if you can not wait to receive your purchase, you can pay up to approx $40, which is on the high side. I would be going for the $15 shipping myself.  They have have a vintage section, with some fab pieces.

So, do any of you people out there, know of this website? Am I a little slow on the uptake?  Check out the site and let me know what your favorite pieces are!

Til next time!