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It Purse of the Month: Dolce and Gabbana Blue Majolica Sicily

 

Dolce and Gabbana Blue Majolica Print Sicily Bag

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With a hot June breeze comes the time to get ready for long-awaited summer vacation in one of your dream destinations. Will it be Hawaii, Cuba, Aruba, Maldives or somewhere closer to home? Make sure to pack your good mood and some fashionable pieces to keep you chic and sophisticated under the blue sky.

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It Purse of The Month: Chanel Girl Chanel

 

Chanel Girl Chanel Bag

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May is the fifth month of the year and Coco Chanel’s favorite number was 5, therefore, the “It Purse of May” title goes to Chanel.

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Winter’s Tale Part II

Pursefixation against the Brooklyn Bridge

And he was seldom out of sight of the new bridges, which had married beautiful womanly Brooklyn to her rich uncle, Manhattan; had put the city’s hand out to the country; and were the end of the past because they spanned not only distance and deep water but dreams and time.”

Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin

And that’s where my Winter’s Tale brought me: to the foot of Brooklyn Bridge – the colossal construction of steel with monumental columns made of limestone, granite and cement that became an imposing symbol of the power of technology and optimism of the time. Today, embodying the grandiose spirit of New York City, this transcendent architectural marvel still attracts thousands of people every day. Prodigious in the eyes of its first admirers, it transgresses the time and astounds the hearts of crowds today, and no doubt, it will still impress the ones that come after.

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Winter’s Tale Part I

Blizzard in Central Park

They’re not just dreams. Not anymore, I dream more than I wake now, and, at times, I have crossed over. Can’t you see? I’ve been there.”

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin.

I dreamed about the perfect blizzard to come over New York City, the one that transfigures scenery and redesigns the landscape; the mesmerizing snow storm that slows time down and takes you into the realm of pure winter wonderland, where snow incessantly falls with soft, sparkling, shooting star flakes that resemble comet’s tail when captured in the fall, before they kiss the puffy clouds you walk on.

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It Purse of the Month: Velentino Rockstud Multicolor Chevron Shoulder Bag

ItBag 2015 Valentino Rockstud Multicolor Chevron Shoulder Bag

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There it is, the It Purse of January 2015: Valentino Rockstud Chevron Shoulder Bag.

With this stunner, I start what seems a natural and obvious section of my blog: “It Purse of the Month“. Each month, I will come up with my “It Purse” pick and present it in a short article to share with you my current fixation.

January belongs to Valentino Garavani and his mind-blowing shoulder bag in dazzling rainbow colors. How not to be obsessed?!

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Angela & Roi: Handbags with the Cause

Angela & Roi vegan handbags, donate by color charity causes

Angela & Roi “Donate by Color” handbags and pop-up store in Soho.

Last Saturday, I attended Angela & Roi Trunk Show in Soho where I had a great pleasure to meet the designer Angela and talk about her unique collection of handbags and “Donate by Color” movement that the brand advocates.

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Zebra Dazzle Part I

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Single or multicolor, vertical or horizontal – stripes of all types and combinations cross the streets and walk the runways with a real dazzle of bold lines and contrasting colors that dizzy  yet draw the astonished eye. Among all of them, zebra stripes strike with a transfixing color duet that performs a mind-blowing act of pure sophistication and refined elegance spiced with a dash of exotic vibe.

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The Eye of the Tiger Part I

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 “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter

 Dancing through the fire

‘Cause  I am a champion

And you’re gonna hear me roar

Louder, louder than a lion

‘Cause I am a champion

 And you’re gonna hear me roar”

   “Roar”, Katy Perry (video)

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Rose Renaissance Part II

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                            ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
                               By any other name would smell as sweet.’

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

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Rose Renaissance Part I

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“People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… yet they don’t find what they’re looking for…[…] And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose […]”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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