Alexander McQueen Padlock Mini Elaphe Zip Satchel: Snake Eyes

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We love exotics because well, they’re exotic, but this takes the jungle vibe a step further. It’s downright dangerous looking! And who doesn’t crave the element of danger every now and again?

The basic shape allows the skin to take center stage (that’s good because any additional flair would shove this over the edge), and the super-snaky effect delivers plenty of drama, which Alexander McQueen has never been known to shy away from. Come on, this is a brand whose signature is an often-bedazzled skull! Neutral elaphe looks great on an otherwise simple and smallish satchel; this organic pattern is strong enough to speak for itself.

High-gloss and in-your-face: this might be too much for some, but I happen to like nature in its most natural form, and this feels like something straight out of the jungle that belongs right on your arm. Alexander McQueen Padlock available for pre-order at Saks Fifth Avenue for $2,395

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Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

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Inspired by the Iron Lady (La Dame de Fer in French), a.k.a. the Eiffel Tower, the Dior Skyline fall 2016 makeup collection aims at turning you into the ultimate seductress of the upcoming season. Comprising mesmerizing eyeshadow palettes, cheek and lip products, the long-awaited collection is set to hit the international market later in August, 2016, when you’ll finally be able to purchase your favorites from NordstromSephoraHarrods and other major department stores.

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The collection strives to give your face that majestic play of light and shadow, creating a kind of enigmatic beauty that’s truly obsessive. While the complexion is kept natural and clear, all the focus centers on the edgy lip makeup and the heavily accentuated eyes without looking overwhelming. It’s the highly coveted look Peter Philips created for the Dior fall 2016 runway show.

This is what you get in the Dior Skyline fall 2016 makeup line:

Dior Diorblush Light & Contour Sculpting Stick Duo ($44.00)

This innovative sculpting stick duo features a matte contouring shade on one hand and a shimmering softer color on the other one that is perfect for highlighting. While with the contouring color you can sculpt your facial structure, with the help of the modern strobing techniques you can give that irresistible glow to the high points of your face.

• 001 Soft – light colors
• 002 Medium – mid tones
• 003 Intense – dark shades

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Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

This universally flattering shining powder will brighten up your face even more, serving as the best finishing touch to your flawless complexion achieved with the help of the brand’s Diorskin Forever foundation.

Dior Fix It Color 2-in-1 Prime & Correct Face-Eyes-Lips ($36.00)

This 2-in-1 stick is a multitasking concealer inspired by the backstage beauty techniques Dior’s makeup artist applies. It serves as a lip primer creating the perfect base for your lipstick application, as well as comes to act as a skin perfector concealing under-eye dark circles, blemishes and other small skin imperfections. The product is available in four colors each boasting a special feature:

• 100 Bleu – a light blue color that masks yellowness, removes signs of fatigue and brightens up the skin
• 200 Abricot – a soft peach color that conceals under-eye dark circles and dull complexion
• 300 Jaune – a light yellow color that hides vascular mesh
• 400 Vert – a pastel green color that neutralizes skin redness

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Dior Flash Luminizer ($38.00)

Obviously, creating your dream flawless complexion is the primary focus of the Dior Skyline fall 2016 makeup line, as it offers so many innovative products for diminishing signs of fatigue and illuminating your skin instantly. This illuminating concealer is another must-have product if you want to mask minor skin problems, such as dark circles and blemishes, and boost the fresh, radiant look of your face.

Apply the product before or after the foundation, on the high points of your face – the chin, the nose bridge, the cheekbones, the forehead and the nose wings. It’s advised to use a color that is one tone lighter than your foundation. The product is available in four shades to match every skin tone out there.

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

Dior Skyline 5 Couleurs Palette ($63.00)

Peter Philips has created two fall-ready eyeshadow palettes for the new season, one of which creates timeless soft earth eye looks, while the other one is all about balancing the warmness of browns with touches of plum and pink. The Eiffel Tower inspired lace patterns embossed on the eyeshadows are an added bonus as you purchase these exclusive palettes.

• 506 Parisian Sky – light sky blue, soft metallic grey, beige and brown tones
• 806 Capital of Light – deep plum, soft pink, beige and brown shades

Dior Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky Eyeshadow ($29.50)

In case you crave more eyeshadow colors from Dior, here you have six highly saturated hues with matte, metallic, silky and glittery finishes, inspired by the fabric textures the brand has used in its fall collection.

• 094 Gravity – chestnut
• 184 Temptation – graphite
• 564 Fire – coral
• 684 Reflection – brown
• 764 Fusion – golden bronze
• 794 Fever – violet

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

Dior Diorshow Brow Chalk

Gone are the days when all the focus was placed on those long, perfectly curled eyelashes, as Peter Philips suggests bringing out the best in your powerful eyebrows using this brow product. This creamy eyebrow pencil comes to give you on-fleek eyebrows in an instance, also acting as a fixing wax.

• 001 Blonde
• 002 Soft Brown
• 003 Dark Brown

Dior Addict Lipstick ($35.00)

For the lips, the Dior Skyline collection offers three new lipstick shades with a soft sheer texture, the brown color out of which will help you emulate the models’ beauty looks from the fall 2016 runway show.

• 951 Too Much – vivid violet
• 927 Sophisticated – bright fuchsia
• 777 Sensational – deep brown with a copper tint

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

Dior Addict Gloss ($30.00)

Fans of Dior’s Addict lip-glosses will be happy to discover three new shades, perfect for wearing on the naked lips or for layering with other lipstick colors.

• 041 Gorgeous – peach
• 339 Famous – copper
• 929 Scandalous – transparent with holographic shimmering particles

Dior Le Vernis ($27.00)

The new formula of the iconic Dior Le Vernis nail polish features a special gel effect, which provides a rich color payoff with a single application. The brand-new autumnal colors are timeless and versatile shades you definitely don’t want to miss!

• 112 Minimal – beige
• 522 Abstract – muted soft brown
• 818 Obscure – chocolate
• 848 Skyline – mahogany

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Beyond pens – MontBlanc unveils limited edition Backpack range for travelers

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Montblanc Urban Spirit Launch In Paris
Made in black Italian leather, each Backpack comes with a custom-made storm cover which is designed as a travel map covering the metro, subway and transit routes of four legendary cities-New York, Seoul, Paris and London. Apart from being your handy navigation guide, these covers can also protect your Backpack from those unexpected downpours. The quirky design of the covers break the boring monotony of the black while managing to give a contemporary twist to the range.
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Functionally speaking, these MontBlanc backpacks are a good option for those on-the-run sort of days. You can now save yourself the misery of fumbling through the bag each time yours phone rings, as the Backpack comes with a personalized pocket space for a phone. Incorporated in the design are also a see through section for headphones, a compartment for a laptop and a satellite system. If that’s not enough, the Backpack can be effortlessly converted into a document case holder more suited for a business look with a few quick adjustments. Limited to only five pieces for each of the dedicated cities, the Urban Spirit Backpack is a star which is sure to be priced like one!
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Céline Trotteur Bag: Hot to Trotteur

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In time for their Winter ’15 collection, Céline’s classic Trotteur gets a subtle yet significant update with new closure. The original saddle-inspired version is overtly simple, almost completely free of metal details. This new variation on the closure changes the bag completely, just the way our accessories can change the connotation of our outfits.

Actually, I often think of gleaming hardware as the equivalent of jewels for a bag. The right necklace or pair of earrings brighten up our look, and so does the spanking-new touch of shine on the Trotteur. To be honest, this is a bag I didn’t give much thought to last season. But now? It’s more than worthy of our attention. Just look at it on actress Li Bing Bing. The bold hue punctuates her otherwise monochrome white outfit, and the glistening bit of gold quietly mirrors her pendant necklace. It just goes to show less can be more, and a small switch-up can make all the difference. Céline Trotteur Bag available in mini, $2,200, and medium, $2,650, at Forty Five Tenicon.

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Willow Smith Lands Her First Chanel Eyewear Campaign

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Is there anything cooler than Willow Smith wearing a pair of Chanel sunglasses? Judging from the first ever Willow Smith x Chanel eyewear campaign for fall 2016, well, we have to say there isn’t!

Willow Smith in Chanel Eyewear Fall 2016 Campaign

Daughter of Will and sister to Jaden Smith (who is so far one of the most innovative fashion icons ever), Willow Smith has finally landed her first ever Chanel campaign, officially becoming one of Karl Lagerfeld’s most eclectic muses.

“A multifaceted artist, writer-composer-singer and actress, Willow Smith is the embodiment of her generation’s spirit. Her youth and energy charmed Karl Lagerfeld who has invited her to join the family of CHANEL muses… Swathed in jewels from the Fall-Winter 2016/17 Ready-to-Wear collection, she breathes new energy into the world of Chanel eyewear,” said the brand’s headquarters in a press release.

Lagerfeld formally invited Willow to join Chanel’s crew back in March, leaving many thrilled and enthusiastic about such a choice.

As for the Chanel fall 2016 eyewear campaign in and of itself, get ready for the perfect match between Chanel’s signature classic lines and Willow Smith’s edgy and fresh personality. Energetic and youthful, the campaign shows 15-year-old Smith (who besides being Chanel’s brand ambassador is a singer) wearing a pair of oversized sunglasses and various different eyewear frames, paired with a wide belt worn as a chocker and dark, matte lipstick.

The campaign features two short videos as well, in which Willow dances rhythmically showing off both the Chanel AW 2016-17 eyewear proposals and her inspiring style and charismatic personality.

Willow Smith in Chanel Eyewear Fall 2016 Campaign

Shot in black & white by Karl Lagerfeld himself, whose creativity touches photography as well, Willow Smith is thus officially following in the footsteps of muses Lily-Rose DeppCara Delevingne and Kristen Stewart, who represent Chanel’s newest generation of brand ambassadors.

From her first ever ad campaign with Marc Jacobs to her debut at the Paris Fashion Week with Chanel’s fall 2016 runaway show, Willow is everywhere in the fashion industry nowadays and we can’t wait to see her in more Chanel ad campaigns in future. Her strong personality and willingness to always challenge herself can undeniably set a good example for many young teenage girls out there.

“Being a young African-American woman with dreads, it blows my mind that I’m a Chanel ambassador. I’m coming into a new part of my life that is completely unknown, and I’m jumping right in. All I can do from here is continue to shift paradigms and continue to push the envelope further and further,” she told Teen Vogue back in May. You go, girl!

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VALENTINO TWIST-LOCK MY ROCKSTUD BAG

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Valentino sure knows how to rock your hearts with its Rockstud Mini Leather Shoulder Bag. For those who fell in love and had an amorous bag affair with the rockstud, here’s a good news for you: the rockstud shoulder bag is back with all the refinements and upgrading that it deserves.

This is Valentino’s Twist Lock My Rockstud Shoulder Bag. As you can see, it’s a lot different than the original Rockstud version. Considered to be a smoking fresh-of-the-grill kind of bag, this Valentino leather goody is perfect for your daytime-elegance ensemble. The well-structured shape of this bag is further highlighted with the Valentino’s signature pyramid studs in a shiny yellow gold-tone effect.

The side straps and zipped top gives you full access to the bag, also giving you easy organized on the go. It also has a detachable shoulder strap and a twist-lock fastening side straps for adjustable width. It measures 8′ x 10′ x 5′ (H x W x D) inches and is priced $3595 USD or €2300 euro via MyTheresa.

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