Mini Bag Mania!

The  Fast growing Street style trend of sporting your favourite designer handbag in a teeny tiny size is hard to resist! Converting to the minis and nanos of the fashion world might take some extra effort for those of us who instinctively reach for the largest bag our arms can carry! The bigger bag trend of the past had the benefit of fitting all our daily essentials and then some, without a second thought! Just throw it all in and you’re good to go!!

The mini bag, however, requires a bit more planning and skill. An IPhone, sunglasses, credit card and gloss is about as much as you’ll manage to squeeze in! However, the hint of sophistication added by these adorable armcandies make it well worth the effort.

As much love as I have for these mini’s, I am in no way ready to completely forsake my huge totes! I’ve found its all about balance. Keep the carryalls for school runs and soccer practice and whip out the nano’s for more ladylike adventures!

I’ve rounded up my top ten mini must haves  but with the way things are going I’m sure this list will keep growing!!

Hope you find the perfect mini masterpiece ❤❤

  1. Fend Peekaboo Mini

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2. Moynat Rejane mini

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3. Gucci Mini Top Handle

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4. Fendi Micro

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5. Michael Kors Ava Mini Bag

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6. Zara City bag

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7. Zara Embossed City bag

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8. Louis Vuitton mini capucine

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9. Chanel Round Messenger

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10. Louis Vuitton Palm Springs mini backpack/crossbody

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Espadrille Obsessed!!

I was recently gifted a pair of gorgeous Louboutin espadrilles that made the shoe addict in me smile from ear to ear. I instantly fell in love and rushed out to add the white to my collection! Espadrilles are making a huge comeback and I’m obsessed!!

The infamous and much coveted Chanel espadrille is the one that started it all!! A pair of these gorgeous babies retail at almost $900  and even if you can afford a dent that size in your wallet, you’re not guaranteed to get one. The waiting list to get one of these are endless and the store is rumored to sell them out within 2 hours on the day they are restocked!

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For those of you willing to splurge on a pair of rocking espadrilles but don’t have the patience to wait for your Chanel’s, I’ve found a gorgeous range of options that will add some wonder to your wardrobe! Rock them with boyfriend jeans, a dungaree or even a cute dress to be both trendy and comfortable. Alternatively, an espadrille heel is perfect for the days you’d like to dress it up a bit!

Dior : An espadrille with touch of class. Mink is one of my favorite colours of the year and these Diors have just the right amount of sparkle.

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Gucci: These are super soft and perfect for everyday!! They’re those live in kind of shoes!!

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Fendi: Classic with a touch of pop. Loving the cobalt detail.

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Steve Madden: These come in two options: a thin and thicker sole. Both are super comfy and won’t put you too out of pocket.

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Top shop: They have both the heel and flat option so you’re spoilt for choice!

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Forever 21: Who said you have to spend a fortune to be fashionable? These are a steal not to be missed!!

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Zara: Classy and cool, I’m loving the combo of the linen and silver!

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I decided to wear mine a bit differently and pair them with a printed cape style abaya!

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Hope you find your perfect pair!

Lotsa love
Raeesah

Moynat Atelier

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My must have bag for 2015 is the Moynat Rejane. Made in France, It takes a single craftsman over 20 hours to make a Réjane, including cutting, assembling, stitching and finishing the bag. Lining and interlining is made of leather. The inside of the handle is sculpted leather.

Moynat is one of the oldest trunk makers in world established in 1849 well known for its hand crafted made to order leather goods and trunks. The company had become world renowned for their Automobile luggage in the early 1900’s. The house of Moynat closed their boutique doors In 1976 and the brand lay dormant until the it was revived by LVMH in 2011. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of Moynat’s Quattro’s which has become a necessity in my collection. For those who want a bag a little more exclusive and not as wide spread as other luxury brands, find a Moynat. Can’t wait to get my hands on one of the Rejane’s

 

Louboutin Charme

My twist on Louboutin Charme

So that a women can wear it as a piece of jewelry, to adorn her lips and adorn herself – Christian Louboutin

Is it a Charme? Is it a Lipstick? It’s both!! And phenomenally amazing at that! I don’t know how he does it but Christian Louboutin has created a lipstick on another level. The texture is the the most nourishing and rich I’ve ever tried! It’s long lasting, comes in an array of colours and it doesn’t hurt that the packaging is most beautiful and creative to date! The metal body of the lipstick was designed to rest comfortably in your hand, allowing for a controlled and graceful application. And it gets better!

Initially created as a charm to be worn around your neck, I’ve decided to add my own twist to these beautiful golden gems and use them as a Charme on my bags!!! Every bag needs a charm to add a finishing touch. The Louboutin Charme will rock any bag you add it to, from your Loubis to your Louis. As an added bonus, it makes for convenient lipstick application as you no longer need to go digging through your bag for a quick touch up.

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Thanks to the help of the amazing team at level shoe district in Dubai I came home with a load of products, swatches and knowledge! We all deserve a touch of luxury to our lips. I’ve added some swatches to help you decide on your ideal colour!

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I also purchased one of the lip liners. The lip liner automatically sharpens on opening and closing of the cap! The concept behind how it works, is genius!! You only need to buy one, in a colour that matches your skin tone. The liner is designed to enhance the natural contour of the lip and not compete with the lip colour. This means you can wear it with any lip colour and it will save you a fortune as you won’t need individual liners to match your lipsticks.

Christian Louboutin never ceases to amaze! The incredible thought that goes into each item he creates results in the most unique treasures!

They’re avaiable at Sephora in the states, the level shoe district in dubai and @laboutiquedemaquillage in South Africa.

Hope you find your perfect pout!

Lotsa love
Raeesah