Celine Bags for All Occasions: Find the Right One for You

Celine for Everyday  

The unique beauty of a Celine handbag is not only it’s appeal in terms of wearable high-fashion, but also it’s function. Namely Celine’s iconic Belt Bag, the perfect handbag to take from day to night, it also comes in small and medium sizes to house all your needs for the following 24-hours.

The Original Celine Belt Bag

Looking for more? We can’t say that bigger always means better, but in the case of the Phantom Luggage Bag, Big Bag, and Large Tote we are quite confident that the idiom remains true. A statement to say the least, these bags from Celine are there for the bag lady in all of us, carrying everything we could possibly need in absolute style.

Celine Medium Phantom
Celine Big Bag

Celine for Work

From home to the office, a good work bag is essential for every nine-to-five—and Celine has you covered when the workweek gets hectic. Add structure to your day with the Celine Tri-Fold Bag, which features three compartments, all drawn together with elegant leather laces—a visionary bag bringing the best of both world’s, luxury and function.

Celine Tri Fold Black
Celine Tri Fold Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Celine Box Bag is an iconic as well as smaller option ideal for taking the bare essentials wherever you go. Other options worth taking a look at include the Celine Frame and Celine Micro Luggage Tote.

The Classic Celine Box
The Celine Box is one of the most versatile cross body bags

Celine for Special Occasions

Nothing completes an evening look quite like the proper clutch—and Celine has those in spades. The label’s Frame Bag is an iconic rectangular structure that epitomizes city-chic. Available in various sizes, it’s ideal for nights you want to remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A real showstopper, the Celine Clasp Bag is minimalist piece with an ultra-refined structure that offers a throwback to the fashions of the 1950s. Timeless with a twist, this evening essential will undoubtedly garner some double takes from the fashion-savvy and those with an eye for design. Known for it’s alternative shape and unique aesthetic appeal, another look to consider would be the Bridge Lock Chunky Clutch.

 

The Ultimate Celine Handbag Guide

From Louis Vuitton to Coco Chanel, the French are notorious for highbrow fashion and few brands say chic quite like Celine. Founded in 1945, the ubiquitous Parisienne label has since garnered an international following who covet one object like no other—the Celine handbag. The epitome of sophistication when it comes to the world of accessories, the Celine collection of handbags ranges in sizes, looks, colours, and cuts, but one thing remains a constant—undeniable style.

Recognized as a leader in accessories since Michael Kors was named the first women’s ready-to-wear designer and creative director in 1997, Celine has been growing steadily, pumping out hit after hit of bags and totes. Although it was with Phoebe Philo that Celine bags and accessories went from fashion-forward to top of the list of best-selling bags.

Phoebe Philo was awarded the OBE, Order of the British Empire in 2013

Structured, minimalist, and dabbling in tones and textures that standout from the pack, Celine bags speak for the style-savant without overwhelming one’s look. Representing style and class, the brand remains synonymous with laid-back luxury and world class craftsmanship. From the Trotteur to the Phantom Luggage , and all the Celine Handbags, the brand has designed and created the most valuable and sought after bags in recent decades, increasing in value year after year.

While imitation may be the highest form of flattery, there’s nothing more disappointing that getting duped with a fake. To make sure your Celine bag is authentic, pay special attention to the heat stamped logo as well as the lining and duster bag the bag comes with. While fakes make up a large part of the market, feel confident that your Celine handbag is the real thing by buying from legitimate online dealers and distributors. Buy Cline online with distributors that sell Celine at a discount price and get your dream bag for less than you bargained for.

Verify the clasp & logo outside
The heat stamped logo is often gold, but it can be brown or black as well
Legitimate Celine bags come with proof of authenticity & a duster bag
Check the inner lining for logo and where it was made

 

The History of Louboutin and the Red Soled Shoe

The beginning

The unmistakable red lacquer soled shoes that have taken the world by storm since the early 90s, were created from none other than Christian Louboutin. This French born native has always been daring and defying with his designs and has successfully created a fashion empire like no other.

Born in France in 1963, Christian Louboutin was enamoured with footwear from a very early age. Relentless, rebellious and recently expelled from school, Louboutin stumbled upon his passion by happenstance while visiting a local museum. Fascinated by a sign stating high heels were not permitted, his dream and vision were born. It all started taking shape while working for Folies Bergère. At the age of 16, Louboutin ran plenty of odd jobs for the cabaret, including his dream of creating shoes for the dancers. It wasn’t until the early 1980s, after a brief stint in Egypt and India, did he really learn the ropes of shoe business under the wing and command of Charles Jourdan, famed fashion designer known for his women’s shoes. With a portfolio and sketches in hand Louboutin started on his journey.

How the red sole was born   

Throughout the years, he freelanced for Yves Saint Laurent, Maud Prizon and even Chanel. However, Christian Louboutin had bigger dreams. In 1991 he opened the doors to his very own shoe salon. Soon after the parlour was open for business the red-soled phenomenon was born. At the time, his assistant  was casually painting her fingernails a bright lacquer red when Louboutin noticed how flirtatious and bold of a statement it was. From then on the bottom of his soles were painted a bright red, leaving a distinguished mark on all of his creations.

12 May 2007 – Image by © Fendis/Corbis

This statement didn’t go unnoticed. One of the first customers of the red-soled wonders were Princess Caroline of Monaco. Her admiration alone greatly increased the customers and traffic to Louboutin’s store, resulting in none other than Diane Von Furstenberg following suit. The world was about to hear a lot more about Christian Louboutin and his stilettos taking the world by storm. From there, musicians and artists started donning his shoes in mainstream media. Madonna wore his staggering stilettos in her music video for “Take a Bow” alongside clothes by designer Donatella Versace, which hurdled Louboutin into the spotlight.

It didn’t end with shoes. Additionally Louboutin has expanded his hand in fashion. Handbags in 2003, men’s shoes in 2011 and has also introduced nail polish, perfume and lipstick. It was at this time in 2011 he became the most searched-for shoe brand online. It wasn’t long before Christian Louboutin became a household name.

Over the years, Christian Louboutin has continued to knock out season after season, stiletto after stiletto, of imaginative and defying footwear. He undoubtedly took his dream and made it a reality, turning his surrealistically beautiful shoes into an international success story.

Louboutin Black Velvet Christian Louboutin Strappy Half d'Orsay Louboutin Twistissima Louboutin Pigalle Nude Louboutin So Kate Fuchsia Pumps

When Augmented Reality Invites Itself Into Fashion

Introduced by social networks like Snapchat, which integrates by filters, Augmented Reality (AR) is still discrete in marketing devices. If you are interested in technology (and fashion obviously), you have probably seen or heard about this! For those of you who do not know, Augmented Reality is a technology that consists of superimposing virtual elements into the reality around you, in the form of images, sounds or most effectively a combination of both.

Many fashion brands have joined this trend to highlight their products and develop a real-time relationship with the user. By offering a personalized and individualized experience, the consumer is more likely to find the item that suits them best.

The five things About AR in Fashion You Need to Know:

Mirrormirror on the wall, who’s the…

Imagine, a connected mirror … that assists you in your shopping and gives advice, it makes you dream, no? If you visit New York, this dream can be a reality by going to the Rebbeca Minkoff store. You’ll be able to use a digital mirror in the fitting rooms with the ability to choose and try out a virtual outfit catalogue. The connected mirror recognizes the item as soon as you enter the cabin, the model, the size, the color and even the style. Do you want it in another color, another size? No problem. Simply just touch the screen and identify yourself. A staff member will bring you the item in your booth in a jiffy. (Very handy when you’re mid-change in the dressing room).

 

 

I can see clearly now

It’s always difficult to search for the perfect pair of glasses that fit, match your style and flatter your face. Especially when you buy online, you don’t know if they will fit. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, Ray Ban is using augmented reality to demo their products with the Ray-Ban Virtual Mirror. It works like this: You download a 3D technology at the Ray-Ban site. Connect your web cam. Next choose a Ray-Ban you like and see how you look in the Virtual Mirror… No more unpleasant surprises. Sitting quietly in your sofa and trying a pair of glasses is now possible!

 

You will not look like a clown

Beauty brands also rushed to ride the wave of augmented reality : Sephora has launched an augmented reality application to allow users to try products on their phones. All you have to do is sit in front of the camera and let the program scan your face. The application uses facial recognition and AR to project a version of yourself with makeup. This gives you the opportunity to try on a number of make-up colours, shades and textures. You can even use it from home, a great way to recover from a Sunday morning spent under the covers without makeup…

 

 

The Devils wears … Zara!

Known for its speed of adaptation to the latest fashion trends, Zara launches a collection in all new forms: augmented reality. After downloading the Zara AR app, you can point your phones to the different spots, such as shop windows or delivery boxes. Then, two models are brought to life for 7 to 12 second sequences, which they will then present the current Studio Collection by posing, moving, and even talking. Obviously, all looks shown can then be ordered directly at the touch of a button or bought locally in the store. Yes! Zara’s goal is still to sell more… (And it works!)

 

 

Way less boring than normal Fashion Week

And why not take advantage of this technology to make a fashion show more exciting? Burberry is one of the few leading luxury fashion houses to experiment with augmented reality adding technology from Apple Inc. During the London Fashion Week, Burberry launched a feature on its app which let users virtually add “Burberry-inspired” drawings. The Augmented Reality feature also lets users share their altered photos to social media. A publicity stunt?

 

What other example of augmented reality in fashion do you know?

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Meanwhile, still trying to use my Snapchat filters…

Julie

Five most quirky outfits of the Met Gala 2018 : When Fashion MET Religion

Last night, God was on the guest list….

Each year, the Anna Wintour-helmed Met Gala celebration takes over New York City and the night is usually full of shocks and surprises.

But I’m not telling you something you don’t already know … you must have seen celebrity photos from this giant event plastered all over social media.

“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Is this year’s theme, which will feature couture pieces from fashion powerhouses like Versace and Dolce & Gabbana – as well as 41 pieces of ecclesiastical dress straight from the Vatican.

Wintour, the famous director of Vogue magazine, is more than clever. She understands that today to make a buzz, it must shock and awe the community!

That’s why this year, we do not laugh with the imposed theme. Beware of those who do not understand it well. The principle? Respect the theme.

Now onto the five most quirky outfits of the Met Gala 2018:

Rihanna wears Margiela at the Met Gala 2018 / Getty Images

That Rihanna reign just won’t let up.

An up-close look at the stunning Rihanna wearing a custom made Artisanal outfit by John Galliano. The entire look itself was designed by Margiela. Each piece has been realised in an elaborate Seafoam jacquard, which has been entirely embellished with a series of pearls and “Bijoux” that outline the original and intricate motif of the fabric sewn in silver thread. Pope Francis is going to ask for this outfit soon…

 

Katy Perry wears Versace at the Met Gala 2018 / Getty Images

”Hey it’s a low key night don’t be extra”

The pop princess Katy Perry paired her gold Versace chain-mail mini dress with a pair of matching thigh-high heeled boots, and of course, her larger-than-life feathered wings. The kind of woman I would follow all night to clear a path towards the food…

 

Cardi B wears Moschino at the Met Gala 2018 / Getty Images

Now she says she gon’ do what to who? Let’s find out and see…

Cardi B did not come here to play. And she proved it to us. She walked her first Met Gala red carpet in a dramatic Moschino look. Her entire dress, gloves, choker, and headpiece were covered in beads and ornate jewels, not only that…. she’s sporting the best accessory of the night, her baby bump!

 

Madonna wears Jean Paul Gaultier at the Met Gala 2018 /Getty Images

Like a prayer. 

Known as the queen of controversy, Madonna was fully in her comfort zone. She knows how to stick to a theme. The pop queen chose a black dress of her fetish designer friend Jean Paul Gaultier and a mesh veil on her face. She also wore a cross-covered crown and black roses. Amen…

 

Sarah Jessica Parker wears Dolce & Gabbana at the Met Gala 2018 / Getty Images

“There is an altar on my head.”

Sarah Jessica Parker was dressed from head to toe by Dolce & Gabbana, a fashion house that is overtly influenced by religion. Congratulations Jessica! The headpiece directly honors the theme.

 

Which look do YOU prefer?

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Take me to church,

Julie