• Beyond the whisper: Loro Piana’s Extra Bag Review

    Beyond the whisper: Loro Piana’s Extra Bag Review

    Is it possible to write a review about Loro Piana without mentioning “quiet luxury?” I’d like to imagine that I could have gone this entire review of their Extra bag without even whispering a notion to that term, but, I can’t. The thing about “quiet luxury,” is that people should be quiet about it. No…

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  • Chanel Slingbacks Review: The New Classic ft. Sizing Tips & Prices

    Chanel Slingbacks Review: The New Classic ft. Sizing Tips & Prices

    On March 10th 2015, an unexpected force was launched into the fashion world: the revamped Chanel slingbacks. Either in leather or suede, every model during the 97-look long Fall/Winter 2016 show had one thing in common; their two tone Chanel slingbacks. A simple beige body with a black capped toe, they were on every single…

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  • Hermès Oran Sandals Review: Sizing, prices, & what you need to know

    Hermès Oran Sandals Review: Sizing, prices, & what you need to know

    Hermès Oran sandals… where to start? There’s the iconic “H” cut-out across the top that makes a dodgy tan line so worth it… There’s that smell of new Italian leather that could get you drunker than a bottle of grappa… There are all those articles about how they’re the “#1 shoe” to wear this summer,…

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  • Every detail including latest prices & fit | Chanel Ballet Flats review

    Every detail including latest prices & fit | Chanel Ballet Flats review

    With Chanel’s infamous price hikes, Chanel ballet flats are seriously expensive starting at $975 USD in 2024. Considering that in 2008, they cost $550 USD, it’s actually kind of nuts… actually, a ~77.27% price increase for a pair of shoes (over 16 years) is all the nuts (and especially includes “premium” cashews). … but here’s…

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  • Unpopular opinion: Hermès’ Bride-a-Brac makes a perfectly good handbag

    Unpopular opinion: Hermès’ Bride-a-Brac makes a perfectly good handbag

    I’m the first person to give an unpopular opinion. … and if someone gives an unpopular opinion, I’m the first to challenge it. Basically, I live in a realm of being a confused contrarian… or something like that. In an Hermès haze, I’ve been perusing a lot of sites lately about this historic house. Imagine…

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  • Wolford Tights Review: My take on the most iconic hosiery brand

    Frette : Linen :: Wolford : TightsRimowa : Luggage :: Wolford : TightsEres : Swimwear :: Wolford : Tights If the SATS’ analogies had been formed with designer items, my scores wouldn’t have put me in remedial English. Sometimes there are no arguments what the “top of the line” item is. New York Times, Racked,…

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  • Dôen Dress Review: All the details on these dreamy dresses

    Recently, most of my vacations have been spent in California. As a result, my style has gone from French cool girl (read: Rouje) to relaxed California girl (read: Goop’s G. Label). There are a lot of reasons that this new ~vibe~ started, but the biggest… The location… duh. When I’m in California, the laidback West…

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  • 9 pairs of pumps & 7 pieces of advice: A Christian Louboutin Heels Review

    9 pairs of pumps & 7 pieces of advice: A Christian Louboutin Heels Review

    Click clack, click clack, click clack Who the hell is wearing heels? … and also, what kinda heels are those? The New York Times says a pair of Christian Louboutin heels are “shorthand for luxury, fabulosity and sex appeal, a kind of synecdoche of success.” … but, are these red bottomed shoes really worth it?…

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  • The best card holder? An Hermès Calvi card case review

    The best card holder? An Hermès Calvi card case review

    I’ve had my “main” wallet for well over a decade now. Meanwhile, my card holder has been slipping in and out of bags for, probably, 7+ years. They’re both total work horses. … but, on account of their daily use, they need to return to the stable. It’s just that the edges of these two…

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  • Step into comfort: Bobbies Paris shoe review

    Step into comfort: Bobbies Paris shoe review

    When people complain about “wedding season,” it goes way over my head. You see, at 30-something years old, I don’t go to a lot of weddings. … like, the last two weddings I’ve gone to, I was either a flower girl or the bride. I don’t find it burdensome to turn down a wedding invitation.…

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