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Louis Vuitton soft Lockit bag

New Louis Vuitton's Lockit bag

And a great colour selection to choose from

Vanity Fair says that......The Lockit Bag has appeared in various guises since it was launched as the Knick-Knack in 1958.  Whether it has been rendered in a multicolored monogram or a gleaming patent gold, pale shearling or iconic Kusana infinity dots, the bag has always sported a trademark padlock and firm shell - until now.......

The new 2014 Soft Lockit bag in softest cashmere calfskin is the latest, gentlest take on an icon.  

They are absolutely beautiful to hold and wear.

www.louisvuitton.co.uk (Bond Street Store in London - amaZing & enticing!)

Sissy x 

July 5th 2014



Prada's new 2014 artful portraiture bag - Art meets Fashion - you decide?
Celine Trapeze

The new Celine collection includes lots of Celine’s hits in new color combinations and leathers, including new Luggage Totes, Trapeze Bags and Cabas Totes of both the bicolored and zipper-gusseted varieties. Also available are new versions of what Celine is calling the Celine Tie Tote, which was new for Winter 2013 and plays on the wide-gusseted structure of the Luggage Tote, but with a knotted handle attachment. For winter, the bags where shown with their top flap closures exposed, but in these product images, they’re tucked in. 

Creamy Celine knot - currently in Brown Thomas Dublin, Ireland

Hermès Petit h

"Waste not, want not".  Hermès takes the old saying literally with its métier Petit h, a magical laboratory of sorts, where precious Hermès scraps become objects of wonder.  A tiny flaw in a crocodile skin may stop it from becoming a bag, but in the hands of the craftspeople at Petit h, it becomes something else entirely - a pair of intriguing book-ends, perhaps? Or a custom bag for a single apple? Catch a showcase of especially created items when Petit h descends on the New Bond Street store (November 20-December 7, 2013).

For anyone in London for those dates, check it out. 



Dior Spring 2014 is all about wall to wall exotics - they are classic shapes and beautiful so if you like exotics and have the budget go right ahead!
Proenza Schouler large clutch. This great brand now in Brown Thomas, crafted from luxury leather, offers an artistic flair with its stylish cut out design and its gold-tone metal flip-lock fastening.

YSL - Saint Laurent Paris News

The Cool St. Laurent Duffle bag

A New Designer for YSL 

Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent's new designer, has changed the brand's name from the well known YSL to Saint Laurent Paris, he moved the design studio to LA and has taken on the house with sheer wilful determination to start a new era - something different than what has come before. It is all about Slimane's obsession with west coast cultural mythology.  

This hot new Duffle bag is so popular and comes in an array of colours.  A great selection of Saint Laurent Bags are currently in Brown Thomas, Dublin, a very fine collection actually.  

Slimane in an interview recently said "we want to take back the spirit of 60's & 70's when YSL had an extremely large and revolutionary impact".  I am sure he will. 

This is a $12,900 basketball created by Hermès - This blue calf leather ball is hand stitched and embossed with the house's trademark H sign along with the inscription Beverly Hills. At least 3 people have ordered one of these, Hermès boss has declared! (I hope these are serious NBA basketball players!) This ball was created to celebrate the opening of the new renovated LA store.

Hermès Latest News:

Rodeo Drive, CA, Beverly Hills.


Hermès opens the doors to its 12,000 square foot boutique in Beverly Hills this month, Yes I said 12,000, wow! This was opened in 1997 but Hermès has renovated the store on posh Rodeo Drive to an amazing new size. 

Hermès has long been heralded as the house of choice for thorougbreds in pursuit of luxury goods, from equestrian saddles and timepieces to ready-to-wear and china.  Established in 1837 in Paris as a tiny harness shop.

See my other Hermès blogs for more............



Have a look at my News for Balenciaga in my new blog, don't know about you, but I very much like this new look from Alexander Wang, Le Dix bag.

New Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter bags - structured muted tones and less monogramming - looking forward to these!
COCO CHANEL is the subject of a new exhibition at the London College of Fashion (LCF). The display featured portraits of the designer taken by her friend, Californian artist Marion Pike. The showcase looked at the friendship between the two, exploring their life stories and their creative influences. Pike first met Chanel in 1967, when she was asked to create the designer's portrait - a large-scale painting that pays homage to her skills as a colourist. The exhibition featured five portraits of Chanel, alongside couture pieces worn by Pike and her daughter, Jeffie Pike Durham, who loaned each of the displayed pieces. Curated by LCF professor Amy de la Haye, the display was on show between September 4 and November 16 at the college's Fashion Space Gallery on John Princes Street, London W1. see my review after my visit in my blog "Coco & Marion".
Adore this great actress, Cate Blanchett, she looks amazing carrying her fabulous Roger Vivier Prismick Zig Zag shoulder bag.
This is a new Diane Von Furstenberg 440 mini shoulder bag (but I think more like a med size myself), it's between winter white and beige in colour and the top flap a little lighter in colour with a little lizard embossing on it, I think a great bag because its versatile and well designed. It is not rigid but it's structured enough but still gives a casual feel. Go onto Net-A-Porter and get yourself one! Please take a look at my other blog post called "my latest purchase" to see my new crimson red delight!
Sisters! Like 'em or loathe 'em, there is no end to these girls' collection of AmaZing bags, these sisters are definite handbag LOVERS.
Louis Vuitton News: The more styles in the Neverfull, the better! These bags never let you down especially travelling. These are new vibrant colours just out in the Epi leather style. Ah just great!
Tools they use to create handbags in general and for these great displays in the Harrods Windows.
Iconic New Fendi Be Baguette - The New Fendi Be Baguette crossbody wear - Taupe colour. This bag has a long shoulder strap, made out of chain instead of leather, I always love chain straps for a change, and it has a great front pocket added also for a smartphone, to be honest I don't think it is really like the old Baguette but it is named Be Baguette after the original one. I like them and they come in amazing colours. I think this bag is to rival the very expensive Chanel & Hermes.
I saw this in Seville yesterday, the great Carolina Herrera, a selection of fine bags there on display, she is such class. I really like this red one to match my lipstick! June '13
Diane Kruger with Balmain 💕 The Pierre made of luxe calfskin suede and has a faux ivory tooth accent on the zipper.
Diane Von Furstenberg: Polished and chic, the On the Go leather tote is DVF's most effortless silhouette with perforated Sutra chain detail. Expandable sides allow for a sleek or boxier shape. With 4 external pockets, internal zip pockets, magnetic closure, and Detachable ID tag with iconic lip hardware detail.
Lots of animal print bags in vogue for 2013 ladies! Olsen Twins - Their Elizabeth & James new handbags

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Michelle Morrison | Reply 02.10.2013 10.06

Who needs Vogue when we have Sissy Sinclair producing these professional and informative updates with such vibrant photos ? Michelle

Claudia Rocca Ryan | Reply 27.06.2013 11.00

Oh I LOVE these!!! They are going on my wish list!! Christine I am loving the blog!! Xxx

Michelle Rocca Morrison | Reply 26.06.2013 22.01

Very interesting updates... Michele X

Nuala Kiely | Reply 24.06.2013 21.37

Well....... Did you get the bag??

kielyn@iol.ie 25.06.2013 10.01

A tragedy for sure!

Christine 24.06.2013 22.09

Unfortunately took my eye off the ball and was at the beach instead of bidding again, damn!

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