PRADA ELEKTRA BAG

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Box pochette, diagramme quilting and now buckle-studded strap, it really never gets boring at Prada. And today, they have a wide variation of different handbag styles, more than we can collect. Still, we hope they will bring back the classic Saffiano Lux Tote one day, the bag that we love so dearly. But anyways, meet the new Prada Elektra Bag.

The Design

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Prada is challenging all fields of fashion, but aren’t they trying to do a bit too much? The pyramid studs on the Elektra Bag do remind me of the Valentino, especially the red colored handbag.

The Elektra Bag is made with a mix of calf and saffiano leather. Both leathers are durable, especially the saffiano, which is unbreakable. The studs have been embellished in different parts; first on the center buckle strap, but also on the handles. The front features a flap with push-lock clasp and you can sling it on the shoulder as it comes with a removable leather strap.

It’s a chic bag with tremendous space in the interior. And it can function as a great everyday bag, blending with casual clothing.

The Interior

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So how does the inside of this bag looks like? There are two compartments and one zipped pocket. Both are big enough to help you transport all your basic needs and there is even space for more.

The Prices And Sizes

Measuring 4.2’ x 7.2’ x 10.2’ (D x H x W) inches, priced at $2840 USD, €2200 EUR, £1990 GBP, ¥346680 JPY.

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MENSWEAR: DRESSING FOR THE OCCASION

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Menswear should be all about style, versatility, and ease. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get up in the morning, get dressed for work, and have some durable and fashionable shirts for men readily available to you? Having a wardrobe that is both functional and stylish can save you time, money, and allow you to feel confident in your decision making when it comes to what you wear.


We’ve all heard of business casual, but what is it really? Typically, it means wearing slacks or khakis, a shirt with an optional tie, dark socks, and dress shoes (never jeans or sneakers). The goal of this look is to ultimately dress down your business attire while keeping it professional. It can be easily dressed up with a sports jacket or dressed down even further to create a casual look with the change of a shirt, pants, or shoes.

Business casual sets you up perfectly for a day at the office and with the change of a shirt can take you straight into your evening plans. Let’s say you woke up and chose black dress shoes, black slacks, and one of your dress shirts. You’re planning on going out with friends after work for dinner and want a more casual look. Swap the dress shirt for one of your casual shirts. A t-shirt with a nice V-neck, for example, and you’re good to go. Still looking stylish but comfortable, clean, and casual.

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Now, let’s say you’re going out for a more formal dinner after work. Instead of changing into a nice t-shirt, put a sports jacket on top and call it a day! The possibilities are endless as far as mixing and matching are concerned. When executed correctly, this look should leave you feeling neat, sharp, and comfortable.

A great and versatile item to have in your wardrobe is a cotton suit. Thanks to the fashion industry utilizing new materials for suits, they no longer need to be stiff and uncomfortable. You can also use the pieces together or separately, allowing for multiple looks.

When looking to accessorize, a professional watch (with a case no larger than the wrist) and a nice pair of sunglasses can do the trick. Don’t forget about the shoes! The typical black or brown leather dress shoe is always a classic choice. However, if you’re looking for something new, keep your eyes open for a pair of dress shoes made of suede. They’re comfortable, durable, long-lasting, and can be worn in formal situations or look just as good paired with jeans and a t-shirt.

Traditionally, it would be unheard of to wear t-shirts, jeans, or sneakers to the office. But, it is worth saying that the fashion industry is challenging those traditional guidelines by putting items together that are considered extremely casual with items that are more formal, such as blazers and slacks. Ultimately, this leaves you with a lot of room to be creative and put together an entire wardrobe that can produce any look you are wanting to achieve with just a few items. With a little practice and wise shopping, you’ll figure out exactly what you like and what works best for you.

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9 AFFORDABLE WEDDING DRESS DESIGNERS FOR BRIDES TO BE

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When it comes to having the perfect wedding, every bride dreams of finding that ideal dress straight from a fairytale. But what if you are a bride on the budget? From dramatic ball gowns to chic minimal silhouettes, we rounded up nine amazing wedding dress designers. Discover names like Adrianna Papell, BHLDN, Tadashi Shoji and more on this page. Just because you are on a budget, it does not mean you can’t look like a million bucks. With prices ranging from $150 to $3,200, discover the full list of affordable wedding dresses below!


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ADRIANNA PAPELL

Founded in 1979, New York-based brand Adrianna Papell offers chic bridal styles in the affordable range. Brides can choose from dresses that start at $150 and go up to $400. The collection includes a wide variety of styles including rustic wedding gowns, beaded dresses and lace embellishments. But Papell’s offerings don’t just end at dresses. The brand also produces those perfect finishing touches including shoes, jewelry and cover-ups.

KATIE MAY

Launched in 2012, Katie May Neu launched bridal label Katie May after designing her younger sister’s wedding dress. She created the nontraditional backless gown for women. The gowns are made in Los Angeles with prices ranging from $280 to $2,500. May’s designs became known for their sensual shapes. The designer also launched Noel and Jean as well as a bridesmaid collection in 2016. You can find Katie May bridal designs at retailers like REVOLVE, Nordstrom and Shopbop.

BHLDN

Another brand where you can find affordable dresses is BHLDN. Known as a wedding retailer, the company was founded in 2011 by its parent group Anthropologie. But in addition to carrying its other brands, BHLDN also has its own in-house wedding label. You can find gowns starting at $150 and they can go up to $1,600 for more detailed styles. Whether you want to keep it simple in an A-line gown or wear an embellished dress, BHLDN has plenty of options. In addition to dresses, the company also sells lingerie, bridal accessories, shoes and veils.

BRONX AND BANCO

Founded in 2009 by Natalie DeBanco, Australian brand Bronx and Banco also designs bridal fashions. Bronx and Banco is carried at retailers like REVOLVE and Bloomingdale’s. The brand designs chic and romantic styles ranging from short dresses to long and embellished gowns. Prices start at $415 for a minidress and go up to $1,120 for full-length gowns. We love this brand’s sequin embellishments as well as its lace overlays. An A-line, full skirt and long-sleeve styles channel bohemian vibes for those free-spirited brides.

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THEIA BRIDAL

Opened in 2008, THEIA Bridal offers dreamy and romantic styles with sculptural shapes perfect for the bride looking for fashion forward looks. With a price range starting at $650 and going up to $3,200 depending on the gown style, these are a little more on the pricy side, but definitely worth it. Whether looking for a strapless gown or two-piece set or voluminous tiered styles, these designs are truly stunning. And a fun fact, the name Theia is named after the Greek goddess of sight and shine. She was known for creating the sparkle of gold, silver and other gemstones.

TADASHI SHOJI

Another brand that you should put on your list of wedding designers to follow is Tadashi Shoji. With his main line originally founded in 1982, the Japanese designer creates many elegant dresses for the special day. In addition to gowns and dresses, Shoji also designs gorgeous bridal jewelry as well as ornate headpieces. Prices start as low as $260 and go up to $970 so there’s plenty of options for those brides on the budget.

Whether you want to look less formal in a little white dress, or look ultra-glam in a dramatic gown, there’s many designs. When it comes to bridal gowns, Shoji offers plenty of unique details. From off-the-shoulder necklines or lattice details and fringe, your dress can be as embellished or minimal as you would like.

GHOST LONDON

If you want to look across the pond for some bridal inspiration, Ghost London is the brand for you. Well-known in the UK, the company launched in 1984 meaning it has over thirty years of experience! Whether searching for your wedding dress or bridesmaid looks, Ghost London offers plenty of affordable designs. The company uses romantic fabrics including soft georgettes, crepe materials and luxurious satins. Their bridal gowns start at as little as $300 and go up to $1,000. If you are looking for a dress in a simple silhouette that shows off your figure, Ghost London is certainly one brand to check out. A minimal shape works perfectly with ornate jewelry and accessories.

BADGLEY MISCHKA BRIDAL

A well-known name in the fashion world for its ready-to-wear line, Badgley Mischka also has an amazing bridal collection. Originally launched in 1988, the company also produces shoes and handbags for the wedding day. From sleek, form-fitting gowns to embellished styles adorned with lace and beading include so many gorgeous styles. Badgley Mischka bridal dresses can usually cost within the thousands, but you can find designs starting at $700 and less at retailers like BHLDN. This proves that you do not have to break the budget to wear a designer name!

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PRONOVIAS

Last but not least, we’re taking a look at another major name in wedding dresses–Pronovias. The brand dates back to 1922 in Barcelona, Spain, where Alberto Palatchi Bienveniste sold lace, embroidery and high-quality silk fabrics. Although started in Spain, their designs are now sold in over 4,000 points of sale in 105 countries. You can find Pronovias dresses at prices starting at $750 and they go up to $2,100.

The company offers designs perfect for the traditional bride including lace embroidery, ruffles and tulles. Pronovias carries many different lines so you will have plenty of styles to choose from. And good news for curvy brides, they also carry a plus-sized range which goes from a size 14 to a 32.

Now that you have read our guide to affordable wedding dresses, you should feel a lot more comfortable searching for that perfect gown. Whether you are searching for dresses that cost less than $200, or have a budget for over $1,000, there’s no shortage of options. From UK brands to American-made labels and designers from Asia, our guide offers wedding gowns from around the globe. Know of any other affordable bridal labels? Tell us below!

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BOY CHANEL LAMBSKIN-BRAIDED WOC

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What’s the best way to differentiate yourself without sacrificing your love for the classics? Well, here’s the secret – take an iconic handbag, but with seasonal addition. For example, these Boy Chanel Braided WOCs from Chanel Spring Summer 2018 Collection Act 1. It’s like hitting two jackpots in one; you get the style you want and it’s beautiful as well. So what do you think?

The Design

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Or you can just buy it as an investment because you like collecting Boys. These Boy Chanel WOCs are the ones that you want to bring with when having fine dine with your friends. And the best of all, without any hype, you can never go wrong with these. Always in-style. Forever-trending and better than investing stocks.

These Boy WOCs are nicely built without the quilting, but instead the centers are crafted with two-tone braided-patterns in lambskin. The two-tone eliminates the boredom out of the bag and creates a touchy and lovely contrast. The middle features the iconic studded clasp that everyone fashion girl loves. And what’s best of all? These are unique designs because they will be gone when the season is over.

And if you doubt whether this Boy will be useful or not. Ask yourself; is there a moment when you need this beautiful thing? Of course there is.

The Interior

The interior looks like a big wallet. Inside you will find multiple compartments with patch pockets and credit card slots to help you organize your daily essentials. The only question left is; will you be carrying it day or night? Or both?

The Prices And Sizes

Style code A80287, measuring 4.8’ x 7.6’ x 1.4’ inches, priced at $3150 USD, €2950 EUR, £2670 GBP, $4960 SGD, $25900 HKD, $4650 AUD via Chanel boutiques.

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PYPER AMERICA SMITH & LINA HOSS STAR IN TOMMY JEANS SPRING 2018 CAMPAIGN

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Tommy Jeans taps a diverse group for the launch of its spring-summer 2018 campaign. Sun-drenched images captured by Devyn Galindo star Pyper America Smith, Lina Hoss and Diana Silvers. For men, Christian 'King' Combs (Diddy's son), Sup Park and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis (Daniel Day Lewis' son) join the cast. The new season focuses on distressed denim, floral prints and racing inspired jackets.

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FIVE OF THE MOST FASHIONABLE PLACES TO EAT IN AUSTRALIA

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Every 21st century traveller loves adventuring to new and unexplored places, and Australia offers a whole host of cultural treasures. From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the immense and wondrous Great Barrier Reef, it delivers delights both man-made and natural to enhance your experience and make for a truly unforgettable trip.

But let’s keep our priorities straight here. As amazing as the sight of white sand beaches and crashing waves might be, you don’t want to explore the country on an empty belly. You need a good dose of fantastically delicious food to keep you going, and this list will help you to find it!

If you’re wondering where to pause for a pit stop, here are five exquisite eateries that we recommend…


#1: BENNELONG AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE IN SYDNEY

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No trip to Sydney is complete without a stop at the city’s famed Opera House. The cultural heart of Australia, with its striking architecture and scenic backdrop, it also serves up some pretty great cuisine. The quay-side Bennelong eatery serves only the best to its high-brow clientele, with chef Peter Gilmore artfully showcasing the finest produce the country has to offer. Peruse the extensive menu, pick your favourite, and prepare to be impressed.  

#2: MACK DADDY’S IN PERTH

They say that Mack Daddy’s sells the best pizza in Perth, and they’re not wrong. Serving up an American inspired list of culinary options, they are especially renowned for their famed New York slice, and have an Instagram-worthy interior to boot. Selling stomach-stretching portions of supremely delicious pizza, Mack Daddy’s is a great place to go with friends – just don’t forget to add a side of mozzarella sticks to your order!

#3: 38 CHAIRS IN MELBOURNE     

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Melbourne also has plenty of insanely good eateries to choose from, and 38 Chairs is one of our favourites. Serving up a selection of homemade Italian pasta dishes alongside antipasti and primi piatti, their delicacies are sure to delight even the fussiest of diners. Although the ambience of their interior is really something, you can also order through Deliveroo if you fancy a beach-side picnic on a balmy evening.    

#4: SEPIA IN SYDNEY

The next pick on our list takes us back to Sydney and the amazing Sepia. Nominated as ‘the one to watch’ at the 2015 Best Restaurants Awards in London, it is the brainchild of brilliant chef Martin Benn. Serving up dishes that are both original and inspired, its menu choices are a unique blend of Australian produce and Japanese aesthetic, with the poached spanner crab being our personal favourite.

#5: ORANA IN ADELAIDE

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Last but not least, pay a visit to Orana if you happen to stop overnight in Adelaide. The creation of Scotsman Jock Zonfrillo, it is exquisitely Australian, offering dishes inspired by native desert, bush, and coastal recipes. Minimalist and natural, its menu choices are nonetheless mouth-watering, and include everything from kangaroo steak to green ants and salt sea succulents. 

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