The List and Base of the Pyramid: Are expensive bracelets worth it?

Tis the season to splurge or think twice before spending. It’s been a while since I wrote about this section called The List. For a while now, it represented everything I loved about fashion and the more expensive the better. But life has changed for me in so many directions and so has this list. As I resurrect it for the holidays, let’s just say that I will be writing this with a different mindset. After everything that has happened in the world this year, it’s my humble opinion that we should live each day like it’s our last and try to be a kind to the universe and all it’s people. We have so many people living in poverty, so many refugees who want to see tomorrow, the world is a very ugly place right now and it’s because we often think only about ourselves. But as you go out to splurge this season, my only advice is that you spend your money wisely on things that make sense. Continue reading The List and Base of the Pyramid: Are expensive bracelets worth it?

When the word “Africa” is worth over $15,000

For many years, people have asked the question: Do people really want to buy products from Africa? The answer has always being “sort off” with issues of quality and lack of investment blamed if sales are not made. People consistently love and admire things from Africa, and some will even pay more if it our diamond or gold. But this intent to purchase does not always translate into real sales, and many African brands have often struggled to make their products more mainstream with a global reach. Continue reading When the word “Africa” is worth over $15,000

The List: Michael Kors Large Sueded Snakeskin Drawstring Messenger Bag

Love, love, this item on my list, this truly gorgeous fuchsia colored Michael Kors Large Sueded Snakeskin Drawskin Messenger Bag. It’s a mouthful, but beautiful to behold. It’s made with imported italian leather with a functional tie closure detail and adjustable shoulder strap. Luxury item indeed worth, $1,295 at Neiman Marcus

The List: Karen Millen Floral Dress

UK designer Karen Millen knows how to make a woman look and feel good and she has done it again with her new Spring/Summer dresses for 2015. Personally, I am all for feminine style’s this summer and anything with floral designs, anything that will accentuate my waist is a plus and colors, lush colors on a dress are a must. For my list today Continue reading The List: Karen Millen Floral Dress

The List: This Shinola Oscar de La Renta Watches Would be Perfect for any African Diva

There are only 1,000 Shinola Oscar de la Renta watches made, individually numbered, and exceptionally designed, a perfect fit in the wrist of any African fashion and style diva. I came across these watches over at Neiman Marcus blog here and I must say that they are really beautiful to look at. Even more, I have become a true fan of the work being done by Shinola is the great city of Detroit, especially their made in America ethos, which I think many African countries can learn and become inspired by.
Anyways, about the Shionla Oscar de la Renta watches, “A close look at this stunning collection shows why the collaboration works: Oscar de la Renta’s bold jewelry meets Shinola’s utilitarian, modern leather goods right in the middle, while making a strong statement when it comes to American-made luxury pieces. “Shinola believes in products designed and manufactured to the highest standards of quality. We both believe that these high standards are best exemplified by American craftsmen,” said Oscar de la Renta CEO Alex Bolen.”

Source Neiman Marcus Blog

The List: Couture Deluxe Tuberose by Versus

Building on the Versus post below, here is an exclusive fragrance by Versus that ought to be on the table of any stylish woman. Developed with jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose and benzoin, Versus’ s Couture Deluxe Tuberose is the “it” fragrance to own. According to Versus, “Jasmine is a multifaceted, noble flower, which radiates the fragrance with light. In association with Ylang Ylang and Rose it enhances brightness and expresses all its richness. Sweet and opulent, Jasmine embraces Benzoin for a voluptuous and addictive trail. Presented in an ultra soft, hand-crafted Nappa leathercase with the iconic Couture name plate. The cap is a refined jewel that decorates the bottle with light.” It also available for sale here.



My Wish List: Chloé Baylee Mini Tote

Baylee mini tote Baylee mini tote-2Hello September, Hello Followers where ever you may be. It has been a very long summer and pardon my absence. I would like to start this month off with my wish list, and given my obsession with luxury bags, this Chloé Baylee Mini Tote in my favorite color for Fall speaks volumes to my soul. A disclaimer, my wishlist is never about going out to purchase, but instead, it is about appreciating beautiful luxurious shoes, handbags, or clothes, for the sake of, well admiring them, so consider this my online window shopping, it’s free, and free. So let me tell you why I love this tote. It is grey, need I say more. Well, it is a gray-leather bag, a color I am constantly obsessing over during this time of the year. But the color is not the only thing I love, I lovethe gold elements on this bag, from the handle to the chain wow, I truly adore. This bag would be the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe, whether for office or for play. To purchase, head over to the other site I constantly obsesses over (p.s., like my disclaimer, it is not for everyone one ooh given the price, but there is no harm in admiring).