Givenchy Antigona – purse review

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Hi guys, today I wanted to review the Givenchy Antigona medium bag. I think this is my absolutely new favorite bag. I love the medium size. I can fit my 13″ laptop as well as my (big) wallet and a small makeup bag. Even when I don’t have a lot of stuff in it, it retains its shape and looks super elegant. The quality is great. I love it with the strap on. When I’m shopping I will use the strap so I can free up my hands. I receive a lot of compliments when I carry it. The leather is beautiful and doesn’t show scratches easily. If you are looking for a versatile bag, this is perfect! I got it in medium blue from Saks. I love that color. I carry it often even though I usually like to rotate my bags. This color was unique. I’m usually weary of buying expensive bags in colors other than neutrals. However, this blue can be worn year around and it’s really beautiful. Quality wise, I think Givenchy really stands behind its products and is doing an excellent job. The bag oozes elegance. I’m completely in love with it!

CHANEL classic flap bag – purse review

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Hi everyone. I was going through rearranging my closet and as I was looking at all my babies (aka my bags), I figured why not write reviews about them. So today, I’m going to start with the first CHANEL bag I bought when I was in NYC. Below you see the CHANEL Limited Edition Cruise 2011 Nautical Charms classic flap bag.

CHANEL Limited Edition Cruise 2011 Nautical Charms classic flap bag

CHANEL Limited Edition Cruise 2011 Nautical Charms classic flap bag

This bag is beautiful. It’s CHANEL’s classic bag with charms. I find it very elegant. I was a bit hesitant when I got it with charms, but it looked so unique and different compared to the usual classic bag. It can be warn to so many occasions, very versatile. This is the medium bag and the more I use it, the more I wished it was the bigger size; however, they did not have the bigger size with charms. The lambskin is very soft but very easy to scratch. I have to be very careful with it. If I ever get another CHANEL bag I would more likely consider the caviar one because the leather is more resistant to scratches. Overall, I love this bag. The quality is really good and it feels and looks elegant. The charms make it more unique. I wish less counterfeits were around because I see the CHANEL classic bag everywhere now and to me it makes a bit less appealing.

CHANEL – The making of the Métiers d’Art 2014/15 Paris-Salzburg collection.

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Excellent craftsmanship! CHANEL’s attention to detail shows the art and quality of their products. I love this video.

Beauty products that I use and love

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We all have products that we find and fall in love with them. Today I want to share with you some of the products that I love and use a lot. I will start with my morning routine. I found this new facial wash that is very refreshing and made from natural ingredients by Christina Moss Naturals. It leaves you with a very refreshing clean feeling. I use it with a face brush by Olay. Afterwards I apply Moisturizer also by Christina Moss Naturals. It has a licorice smell to it when you first apply it but I don’t find it to bother me and makes my face feel very refreshed. You can find the Facial wash and Moisturizer here, and the brush here. I bought all the products through amazon since Moss sells through amazon and the Olay product was cheaper there.

Love the facial wash and moisturizer by Christina Moss Naturals.

Love the facial wash and moisturizer by Christina Moss Naturals.

After applying the moisturizer, I don’t apply full make up on a daily bases. However, if I’m up reading a book or watching some TV last night, my eyes will look tired the next day (as expected). To help my eyes look refreshed, I use Eye bright by Benefit, which you can find here. I would apply it around the inner V of the eye, on the eye lid right over the eyelashes and right under the eyebrow. I blend it in so it doesn’t stick out. Also, I apply some under my eyes, making sure the coverage is a triangle pointing away from the eye. For final touch I use Chanel Rouge Coco Baume to hydrate my lips and make them smooth. This is my absolutely favorite product. It is a must have and worth every penny. You can find it here, as well as most department stores. I highly recommend it. Finaly, after the baume is absorbed I apply nude color lipstick from Clinic the Matte Suede number 44 also found in most department stores.

Must haves for quick touch up

Must haves for quick touch up

Before I go to bed, I tend to use a different product to wash my face it is both a cleanser and moisturizer. It’s the Eve Lom cleanser/make up remover. It’s perfect to remove makeup, clean and moisturize. I especially love it when I’m traveling because it replaces so many products and I gain more space. You can find it here as well as other beauty stores.

Eve lom cleanser.

Eve lom cleanser.

I have been using these products for a while and they have worked great. I hope you find them useful!

Cloth app… Amazing tool

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I recently stumbled on an app called Cloth. It is an amazing app to catalogue your clothes by outfits, weather and other categories. I just started using it so I only really have one outfit on there. However, once I get it into my routine I think this is going to be a life saver because if one thing is true, it’s we never have anything to wear. This app will help you pull quick outfit ideas from your archives, or remind you (because I forget) of what items you have to put together another outfit. I absolutely love it. It will take some effort at first to get into the habit of snapping a quick photo and adding it especially when I’m always running late to work. I think I should be able to do it :). Find more information at clothapp.com

My username is LaModeBlog and I hope to be adding more ideas on there soon. I hope you guys find it useful! Let me know your thoughts

Weekender outfit for Him

Casual chic outfit as weekend guest or trip
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The holidays are approaching fast. I can’t believe it’s thanksgiving next week. This only means that I need to start and wrap up my Christmas shopping early to avoid the huge crowds at the mall. As I was browsing online for ideas for my hubby, I came across the world’s largest online auction place Invaluable and specifically their men’s watches page which has a large collection of vintage watches. I’m usually obsessed with vintage items. I think they are beautiful and unique. While I was browsing, I put together a weekender outfit for Him, that hopefully will give you ideas about what to get him for the holidays.

Casual chic outfit as weekend guest or trip

Casual chic outfit as weekend guest or trip

I hope you guys like this. Let me know your thoughts :)

Jimmy Choo the exclusive new collection Vices

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Jimmy Choo released their exclusive new collection Vices for Cruise 2015. The limited edition collection consists of bejeweled shoes and bags. They are in diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, jet, black diamond and citrine crystal gemstones. The chosen gemstones comprise the seven sins that seduce as describe on Jimmy Choo site. Checkout some of the collection items below.

Checkout the full collection here.

Buying same clothes in different colors?

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Many times I ask myself does it make sense to buy the same clothing item in different colors. For the longest time, I never did and I almost opposed it. However, when my favorite pair of jeans were worn out, finding a replacement was always difficult. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t really matter. When I find a pair of jeans that are absolutely perfect… well then I’m going to buy at least two in different washes; and if the jeans were super perfect, then I will be getting two in my favorite wash as well. It sounds crazy, but I have the hardest time finding a good pair of jeans. In addition to jeans, I find essential items like sweaters or layering or under blazers and other items, are usually ok to get the same in different colors if they feel great and you love the fit.

On the other hand, I find it very difficult to buy the same bag in different colors, even something as practical as ‘Le Pilage’ by Longchamp. I think I would get bored of the bags quickly and would want something different.

Would you buy the same item in different colors?

Same jeans in different colors...

Same jeans in different colors…

Never Mispronounce A Fashion Designer’s Name Again

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Mixing hardware and jewelry color fashion faux pas to ditch

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Mixing Silver and Gold was a big no-no, but not anymore. This fashion faux pas rule is much more lax. Sometimes we feel obliged to match our wedding rings or handbag and shoes hardware. This is definitely something to not worry about and especially the wedding or engagement ring. When jewelry is stacked and the pieces go well together regardless of the color then it will work out beautifully. If the pieces don’t go well together whether they are the same color or not, they will not work. You do not have to mix the colors if it is not something you are comfortable with. I used to match all my hardwares from shoes to bag to jewelry, and even though I still like to do that sometimes depending on the outfit and the occasion, I feel much better about mixing the colors for most of my outfits. It really helps if some pieces of jewelry were two tone or three tone pieces like some of the ones shown below.

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