Sorry for the lack of updates as I've parted ways with The friend whom I've been co-writing this blog with.
However, I've just started a blog on my own, and will be known as "Stylicious Fashionista" instead of Bagaholic Babe.
I'm currently featuring the Spring/Summer 2010 collections on the new blog. Click Here! to be redirected!
Thank you for your continuous support! I hope you'll love the new blog as much as you love this one.!
Stylicious Fashionista (previously known as Bagaholic Babe)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Verdict: Pink seems to be the colour of the season for Chanel, With the iconic 2.55s in all shades of pale pink. I must say that Chanel has quite inventively used transparent plastic prototype thingymajigs featuring all their accessories - lipstick, sunglasses, iPod, etc. Quite an inventive way to showcase all your products, and never seen before on the runways ever. It's a very clever gimmick indeed. Possibly those plastic things are come in handy letting one know that all the contents featured (Chanel only of course!) can all fit into the small 2.55.
Also, I've noticed the studded structured backpacks on 2 models. They look kinda a smaller version of old-school backpacks. Is Lagerfeld trying to revive the backpack? Can it possibly make a comeback? Hmmm...
Friday, March 27, 2009
The Verdict: This season, although we see some blacks in Dior's F/W collection, it is an otherwise brightly coloured collection, thus standing out amongst all the uber designers who have seemed to have adopted a much more sombre colour palette. We see the iconic Lady Dior in dark purple and red lambskin for day, whilst the pleated evening clutches and wristlets seem to dazzle in jewel-toned satin with beaded, rhinestone and crystal motifs. The evening collection definitely exudes courtly and palatial grandeur, and can, imho, be certainly dubbed as the new chatelaine of the 21st century!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Verdict : Judging from the pics above, Fendi's F/W 09 collection seems to be like 2 distinct separate collections: One is the spillover from last season albeit in slightly smaller sizes this season, in all shades of grey and black (and some metallics); the other a new mod architectural-esque like contrasting colour block clutches (with a shoulder strap that can be tucked into the bag) with turnlock closure and black topstitchingin a much brighter colour palette compared to the greys and blacks. Oh and of course, just like Valentino's signature red dress in every collection, no Fendi F/W collection is complete without fur, hence the odd fur bag that doesn't really seem to fit in with the rest of the collection...
Bagaholic Babe is loving the new clutches! It's good to be bright during the Fall/Winter season amongst a sea of blacks, greys and the usual F/W colours. Plus, it'll definitely liven up your F/W outfits, headgear, coats and boots! To make the colour block clutches work, dress up in an entirely black outfit to draw attention to your fab new colourful clutch of the season!
images from Style.com
Monday, March 9, 2009
I've always been a fan of Chloe bags as the brand's designs never fail to disappoint, or perhaps cos' they're just so me!. This season, the 'Paraty' (below) is the new addition to the line of Chloe's ever-expanding icons. Today's Splurge of the Week is the Python version of the Paraty...
You might recognise this bag from one of Chloe's Spring/Summer 2009 ad campaigns (shown above). As we all know, some bags that we see in stores are not sold online. I was searching high and low for this bag so that I can share it with all you BagAddicts out there. Alas, I finally managed to locate this Python leather version. The lambskin versions are imho, a tad boring. This version, on the other hand, is so chic and stylish, perhaps due to the embossed python leather that gives the bag added texture and an edgy appeal. It's black so you can wear it with practically anything! Plus, like most bags out there nowadays, it comes with a detachable shoulder strap for carrying on the shoulder.
I'm a firm believer in having only ONE black bag that you can wear to death, so at £1,873.83 / $3820, it's definitely worth the investment! Get this via Net-a-Porter or Saks today!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Miuccia Prada never fails to "wow" its audience at every opportunity. Just last Spring, she drew her inspiration from the late 60s, early 70s era with artsy pieces. And just before that, in Fall '08, it was handmade lace. Every season is unique and fresh and this Fall is no different.
During an interview with Style.com early this month, Miuccia admitted she couldn't quite identify a central theme for the incoming Fall collection except that it would lean towards the nature and the outdoors rather than its usual focus on the city.
Totes and shoulder bags are a hit with the designers, as always.. as with gold hardware. This coming Fall, expect to find mostly triangular-shaped pieces in leather or fur. But of course, no collection is considered complete without the occasional sequins which have been part of most collections for many years now.
A tad bit boring on the whole with lots of plain, business-like shoulder bags which attracts the working crowd. A "feminine empowerment", as Miuccia calls it. And of course, no Fall collection is complete without some fur here and there. However, I'd term the collection as predictable. She could've really done better with the design for the clutches. Walk in to any bag shop today and tell me you don't see any fur clutches. They've been around forever and they look like what's been just introduced in the Fall '09 collection. But I must say, I give her the credit for putting together such a collection. Anything, at this stage, is better than what's been seen on Gucci.
Finding something I really like, at this stage, is like finding a needle in the haystack. But I'm glad to say I found something in the Fall '09 collection I might really like. See the bright pink clutch with sequins? That's the one.
Oh yah, did I mention I noticed some studs in the collection which was probably a spillover from last season's craze?
Pics courtesy of Style.com
Thursday, March 5, 2009
NY Fashion Week is not quite over without Marc Jacob's collection. I'm sure you've been waiting for their Fall '09 collection for a while now.
Presenting to you the new Marc Jacobs Fall '09 collection.. A collection with many spillovers from the previous seasons. One of many is the spillover from the Sprouse for LV Spring/Summer '08 Day Glo collection. Neon-hued, together with its floral pattern, the new collection is said to reflect the good old days in New York where he used to spend his night outs in clubs.
The new Fall collection is made up of mostly shoulder bags and totes with the use of a mix and match of colors and designs to re-create what has been seen in the previous MJ collections. Chain-link shoulder straps are still a hit with the designers. So is the gold hardware spotted on plaques and most zippers.
Take a look..
You'll find the collection contains a lot of materials - from leather to patent to satin. I think the toned down satin foldovers look great and looks exceptionally pretty with a dress. Definitely my pick for the season.
Pics courtesy of Style.com