Accessories

Invest in These Must-Have Handbags

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Handbags are truly seasonless – from your most basic totes to your savviest evening purse. Which begs the question of “which ones are really worth the investment?”.

The reality is, there’s not a single bag in the whole wide world that doesn’t deserve our undivided attention. I mean, could anyone ever have enough purses? We think not. But since we’re on that subject, we thought it would only be fair to highlight this season’s key pieces, from the most neutral colors to the brightest, from the softest fabrics to the edgiest, and finally, from the most basic styles to the funkiest.

Give your everyday style a little lift with bags that scream “Style” and “elegance” all at once. Ready or not, here they come….the must-have handbags this season, in the Photo Gallery below!

 

Cindy Menassa

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10 Wallets on our Radar

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What would we do without wallets? Well our miscellaneous receipts would be running wild and free in our bags, that’s for sure. But jokes apart, a wallet is an essential must-have for any woman, as it contains little necessities such as credit cards, IDs, driver’s license and cash – amongst other important things.

So it only seems fair we pay attention to the kind of wallet we own, right? Right. But before going into it, the decision-making process really relies on the kind of wallet you want, and that could range from a zipper-lined wallet to one with a flap and a clasp, to little pouches, leather cards or coin purses. Once you know what you want, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices from leather wallets, to canvas styles or even shiny ones. The most important thing to keep in mind here is that the material or fabric used is really relevant to the sanctity of your wallet. You don’t want to choose a fabric that will go awry should a coin graze it.

With that in mind, we’ve taken the liberty to pick out 10 wallets for you and only you. Shop away!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Saint Laurent
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Dior
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Prada
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Gucci
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Louis Vuitton
 
Dolce & Gabbana
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Balenciaga
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Burberry
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Bottega Veneta
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Chloé
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8 Flatforms You Definitely Need

The Spice Girls had a reunion this year and the fashion industry is now definitely eying their iconic flatforms. So, are these beauties back? Yes, they definitely are.

If you’re having a hard time trying to remember what they look like, just think of it this way: they’re the kind of shoes that are technically thick with high soles, but are designed in a way that makes you feel like you’re actually walking in flats. Call it magic or call it what you may, these nineties staples are having a wild comeback and they’ve been invading both the runways and the streets! The secret to wearing them lies in the combination you make of them – i.e., there are thousands of occasions to don them oh-so proudly, from brunches to dinners and daytime activities of all sort. The trick here is to pair them well with your outfits, without crossing the borders to Vulgar-town. And hey, the great thing about these shoes is that they’re back-friendly and make you look much taller than you already are!

That said, we’ve taken the liberty to choose some of the most trending styles as we speak. So which ones will you choose?

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Chloé
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Gucci
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Marni
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Prada
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Carrie Forbes
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Chloé
 
Nicholas Kirkwood
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Ann Demeulemeester
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All the Stylish Ways You Can Wear Your Bandana

Remember that paisley patterned, color-popping, large scarf you used to wear around your hair as a nineties kid? Well ladies, rejoice. This ever-so adorable accessory is back and it has undergone a fresh makeover to suit the likings of our fashion aficionadas.

Considering the huge surge in popularity for 90s memorabilia, the revival of the bandana didn’t come as much of a surprise to us. First, there were the flatforms and then came the chokers and the slip dress. And now, the bandana is returning to the land of all-things stylish, reminding us of the countless ways people used to wear it – from styling it around their neck to wrapping it on their head. But before you take out your old bandanas from the very back of your closet, allow us to give you some tried and true tips on how to wear this fabulous trend this season.

  1. When push comes to shove, you can always go the easy way. That said, the most common way is to wear it like a headband – it doesn’t matter if you leave the knot behind your hair or on top of it or if you tie your hair, or leave it to fall graciously on your shoulders.
  2. If you want to crank it up a notch, you can always wear your bandana as a choker and add some sass to your outfit. This style can look good with a plunging neckline and can add a statement to your look.
  3. Big fan of the ponytail? Wear your bandana wrapped around your ponytail and make this hairdo happen again!
  4. Who says bandanas can’t replace belts? Indeed ladies, if you’re looking for ways to spruce up your denim jeans, just throw on your bandana into your belt loop and strut your good looks ever-so fabulously!
  5. Don’t let your bag feel excluded! Wrap your bandana on one of the handles and let it shine oh-so proudly.
  6. Finally, don’t forget that the bandana is long and wide enough to be worn as a top. So if you’re ever short of a cropped top, just wrap it around your torso and pair it with high waisted bottoms to seal the deal!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Mini-Purse for Mini-Mes

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Little Miss Sunshines with equally adorable purses? Yes, please! This year, we’ve seen a lot of resurgence of retro and classic trends – yes, even for childrenwear. But if there’s one thing that doesn’t change through time and space, is the love we women have for purses. And what’s a good old love if it doesn’t start from a very young age?

That said, I remember the first time my mother gave me a purse. I was so ecstatic that even though I didn’t have anything to put in it, I filled it with fake Monopoly money just so I could flaunt my brand new style. Granted, kids might not have extremely important essentials to fit in their bags, but they sure look cute walking around with them. And who doesn’t love to see the smile on kids’ faces when they’re happy with their new toy? Luckily, this season has given away more than a few styles to fit your children’s everyday wants, from cross-body bags, to mini-bags and top-handle purses.

So what will you spoil them with?

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Alberta Ferretti
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Loveshackfancy Kids
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Dolce & Gabbana
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David Charles
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Young Versace
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Alienina
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Gucci
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Mini Rodini
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Bari Lynn
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Soft Gallery
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Riri Dada x Lynyer – Summer Magic Redefined

Have you heard of the latest collaboration, you know, the one with Riri Dada and Lynyer? Well, we all know how Lynyer is a remarkable brand when it comes to fashion and jewelry, and we also know how incredible blogger Rita Dahdah’s personal style is, so just imagine what happens when these two come together.

It’s definitely all about a load of charm and swooning pieces. With these two joining forces, the beautiful nature and beach life of London, Beirut and Doha come together to bring to light five stunning creations that fill your summer with magic and add fun and boldness to your look.

What makes these pieces more distinguished is that artisans in Beirut and Jaipur gorgeously handcrafted them one by one and plated them with 24-carat gold. This collection is so versatile that it can suit all tastes, can be worn at any time, and will certainly add elegance to all your summer looks as well as take you through the fall season in style.

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Eid Al-Adha 2019 – A Little Gift Guide for Your Loved Ones

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Eid Al-Adha is just around the corner and you’re probably going mad with all the holiday preparations on your calendar. But the fact is, sharing this blessed occasion with your family and loved ones is worth the hectic schedule, especially if it means that gifts are part of the deal.

That said, with the spirit of gift-giving taking over the season, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Should we focus on spoiling our loved ones with fabulously fashionable items or should we let them choose for themselves? While the latter might seem like a plausible option, it’s always better to show them you care so much that you went through the trouble of finding the perfect gift. But hey, we’ve got your back and it’ll be our little secret. This special time has given way to one too many exceptional items, from statement shoes to gorgeous bags and luscious accessories of all kinds. All you have to do is make a list of all the people you want to spoil, their likings and sit back as we show you our own little Eid Al-Adha curation.

Ahead, we’ve gathered all the little special gifts you can usher the festivities with!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Tod’s bag
 
Valentino dress
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Dior bag
Chloé bag
Christopher Kane skirt
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Karl Lagerfeld blouse
 
Gucci bag
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Louis Vuitton wallet
 
Prada bag
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Tod’s loafers
 
Simone Rocha blouse
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Dior sunglasses
 
Nanushka dress
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Karl Lagerfeld bag

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