I’m a fan of the Russian street style icon / couture-buyer-turned-couturier, whose pieces tell their own story. Ulyana Sergeenko’s latest collection looks like it was specially designed for a classic Hollywood movie, to be donned by the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth. A movie I would totally watch.

Needless to say, it’s another gorgeous, dreamy collection. Why isn’t she featured more often on the red carpets already?

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You can watch the full Spring/Summer 2014 show here:

(images via Style.com)

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Valentino S/S 2013

October 7, 2012 · 0 comments

in Style

Now that all the fashion weeks are over, my Tumblr (and my life) can go back to its regular programming. Before that, have a look at my favourite pieces from this gorgeous Spring/Summer 2013 collection by Valentino, will ya? Because clothes as pretty as these need to be in every woman’s wardrobe.

(images via Style.com)

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Song of the Day

Honey Bee, by Blake Shelton

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LeatherFun

October 4, 2012 · 2 comments

in Etsy, Style

I featured LeatherFun as one of my Saturday Selections last month and boy, do I have amazing things to say about this store. Completely enamoured, in particular by this one bag, I contacted the owner and asked if she could customise it in this vibrant green that I saw she had used for another bag. After a few very quick and very friendly exchanges (and all in the same day too), I found myself doing the PayPal checkout.

Ladies (and the few gentlemen who actually read this), please say hello to my new custom handmade bag.

Isn’t she lovely? :) And yes, that is my name imprinted on the back, with my font of choice.

I imagined the bag to be fairly well-made but I wasn’t quite expecting this sort of craftsmanship. The leather used truly is of a good quality (it passed my fingernail scratch test) and the bag is structured yet still soft to touch. It comes complete with an adjustable shoulder strap, an inner zip pocket and another pocket for your mobile phone. All that functionality aside, LeatherFun also threw in a free coin purse, together with the mould that they used to imprint my name! What a way to make customers happy. ;)

My only complaint is that even though the bag was thoughtfully stuffed so it could maintain its shape, it was stuffed with shredded paper, of which many tiny pieces were stuck to the bag’s inner lining. I wasted about 15 minutes removing them with some masking tape. But I guess I didn’t mind it all too much because I was that happy with the bag. Heh.

If you’re on the lookout for a custom leather bag, be sure to head on over to LeatherFun. Prices range from USD114 for a small crossbody, to USD299 for a backpack.

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Song of the Day

Sherry, by Jersey Boys (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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