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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

 

Christian Dior Private Collection

One of my favorite perfume collections of all time is the Christian Dior private collection. These perfumes have been created by one of the best perfumers in the world, Francois Demachy. Each scent is unique, some are gentle and soft while others take your senses on a whirlwind ride and leave you wanting more. Even though the private collection has been out for a long time its still one of the best out there. They are available in Dior boutiques and some department stores like Bloomingdales in Dubai and Edgars in Sandton.

Dior has recently created 4 concentrated perfume elixirs. These are perfumed oils that come in 4 scents: musk, oud, rose and amber. They are highly concentrated, long lasting and have a potent smell. The oils are widely used in the Middle East as only a few drops are required to last the day. The best way to use them is to apply a few drops of the oil to the skin followed by a spray of one of the perfumes from the private collection. This process will result in an enhanced, longer lasting fragrance.
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My favourite oils are the Oud and Rose. The Rose can be complimented with the Bois D’Argent perfume and the Oud with Gris Montaigne. Oud Ispahan perfume by itself is simply delightful and a must have. Price… its expensive but they last a long time, I prefer to buy the largest bottles of the perfume to ensure more value for money.

Lotsa love Raeesah ☺

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Dior Nude Air

Dior does it again!!! I am fast becoming a great fan of the Dior foundations. The Dior star is a staple in my makeup routine and now I’ve added the nude air to my favorites. It’s a light to medium coverage serum foundation that allows your skin to breathe while you wear it!!! In addition it claims to treat to your skin as you use it. This is a good option for everyday use when you want to avoid a heavy foundation. Letting your skin breathe is of outmost importance. Try using a tinted moisturiser or bb cream on days where u can afford to give foundation a miss.

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