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?

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
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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.
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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

Wish List: Victoria Beckham Quincy Leather Tote

Just the other day I was asked the following questions; what is the purpose of my wish list, do you gain anything from promoting these goods, why even bother to put them up on a list even though you you may not purchase them. While these are valid questions that are worthy of constructive answers, in my world, a wish list is just that ‘a wish list’. Yes, one may not be able to purchase the items right away, afterall they can be very expensive, but can a woman dream. Whatever happened to the days we all spent time simply dreaming of all the things we want out of life, even though it may be just luxurious items as in my case. I am a dreamer, I love to dream about luxurious stylish things, and believe it or not, it helps me save money too. So, my wish list will remain, It may not be for everyone, but I love it and so far are there are new luxurious items in the market, there will always be items worthy of enough to fall under my very own wish list.
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So today, I am absolutely in love with this new Quincy leather tote by Victoria Beckham. The pink hue is definitely eye-catching and I must confess, I was drawn to the bag because of it’s color.  According to Victoria, ‘when I design a bag, it’s about creating something truly luxurious,” and it shows with this new ‘Quincy’ tote that is handcrafted in Italy from supple fuchsia leather. The neatly proportioned interior is roomy enough for your day-long essentials, whilst a detachable shoulder strap allows you to go hands-free.

 

 

 

 

Win a Sophie Hulme Jade Tote!

NYMag-The Cut is having a giveaway that would truly make your day. The best part is that you get a chance to win this beautiful Sophie Hulme Jade Tote. Culled from the magazine, ‘with its roomy interior, structured shape, and gorgeous marine-jade leather (great for wearing now and well into summer), this is one of the most stylish bags to own. And it’s simple — just join the Cut’s mailing list any time between today and the Jan. 31st to receive updates from Shop the Cut and thecorner.com, and win the chance to sling this beauty over your shoulder.” Don’t say that I didn’t look out for you guys, click here for your chance to win.
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The List: Dolce & Gabbana’s bejewelled bag

Encrusted with gems the color of rubies, diamonds and emeralds, this bag from Dolce & Gabbana‘s 2014 Cruise collection channels embellished opulence to the fullest. In leather, snake skin and rattan, finished with an all-important golden padlock, this treasure chest wears its gems on the outside.

The List: Valentino crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag

 I am absolutely in love with this Valentino crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag. What’s more, each color pop crystal on this  stunning bag has been hand-painted in Italy. If you want a statement accessory that will literally make you stand out from the crowd, then look no further than this purse. Now, to also be honest, I will not add the price  as it is truly on the high end, and I do realize that many people may not be able to afford it, but hence the beauty of my list. To me, it’s really not about the price as really no amount of money will equate to the time spent to hand-paint this purse. Instead, I feature this gorgeous Valentino crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag on my list today because it is quite frankly, simply stunning, a thing of beauty to love.
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