Getting her closeup, Bar Refaeli graces the March 2017 cover of ELLE Spain. Photographer Xavi Gordo (8 Artist Management) captures the Israeli beauty in a Pedro del Hierro polka dot dress with a Menkes hat. This marks Bar’s first major cover since giving birth last year. In the accompanying spread, Bar poses in notable looks from the spring collections. Fashion editor Inmaculada Jimenez selects ensembles that range from ladylike to bohemian cool for the colorful studio shoot. Bar shines in the designs of DSquared2, Carolina Herrera, Max Mara and more. Vicky Marcos worked on hair and makeup for the feature.
EDITORIAL: BAR REFAELI BY XAVI GORDO FOR ELLE SPAINPhotographed by Xavi Gordo, Bar Refaeli wears denim styleModel Bar Refaeli poses in Chanel tweed jacket and skirt with Jimmy Choo heelsBar Refaeli models Miu Miu poncho, top and briefsBar Refaeli poses in Max Mara mohair sweater and printed skirt
Model Bar Refaeli wears DSquared2 embroidered jacket and skirt with DSquared2 earringsModel Bar Refaeli poses in total look from LOEWEBar Refaeli models Carolina Herrera gown with Bulgari necklace and Nina Ricci heelsPosing barefoot, Bar Refaeli wears Alberta Ferretti ruffled dress and beltsRocking a hat, Bar Refaeli models Pedro del Hierro dress with polka dots. Hat by Menkes and heels by Jimmy Choo. Other Brands
Chanel is quickly developing their portfolio of watches and their dazzling new Première Camélia Skeleton Watch marks another feather in the maison’s cap. This is the first watch for ladies from Chanel to feature an in-house movement and the movement is being called Calibre 2. The first in-house movement from Chanel (Calibre 1) debuted in their Monsieur de Chanel watch last year.
Chanel’s Première is not a new watch at all; this model was originally launched 30 years ago. The new version features the same octagonal shape that’s inspired by the brand’s own No. 5 perfume bottle. The watch is available in a version with 104 brilliant-cut diamonds and 4 baguette-cut diamonds and another with 42 baguette-cut diamonds and 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. Chanel’s simple and classic aesthetic is maintained by the black satin strap and the white gold double folding buckle set with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Chanel’s skeletonized Calibre 2 is a work of art in itself. The movement has been designed in a way that its bridges form the house’s emblem, the Camelia flower. After the idea was conceptualized, it was the technical team’s responsibility to bring the vision to life, which they have certainly done. The movement is manually wound with a 48 hour power reserve. Chanel has gone one step further with the baguette diamond set watch by setting the movement with diamonds too. The brilliant cut diamond case version has no diamonds on the movement, but a bit of dazzle on the watch hands instead. The baguette version will also be available with a full pave bracelet.
According to Hodinkee, prices start at €130,000 (approx. $138,000) for the brilliant-set model while the baguette-set model is to be priced at €190,000 (approx. $200,000) on a satin strap and €260,000 (approximately $276,000) with the full pavé bracelet.
Gucci brocade to decorate many collection Spring Summer 2017 bag. But this is not in the form of the bag GG Supreme or the bag Jacquard that is already a lot of people know. This is a collection of Gucci brocade backpack of in the latest collection comes in four options, all of which are difficult to resist. Gucci Brocade Modern Future Drawstring Backpack Bag comes with a choice of 2 different sizes, large and small that sets it apart. There is also a collection of backpack with a touch of pretty ribbons. Here is the collection.
There are now three men’s Peekaboo size. Regular, Small, and Fit.
We love the Peekaboo. Men’s, women’s, it doesn’t matter. It’s a great amazing bag and there’s no getting over it. It was such a wonderful thing to find that there’s a men’s Peekaboo bag. Perhaps it could be considered too big, so Fendi came out with a smaller men’s Peekaboo.
Perhaps, as a briefcase, the men’s Peekaboo really just didn’t make it well enough as a briefcase. So seeing a new kind of men’s Peekaboo, called the Peekaboo Fit, is the union of two things: the iconic Peekaboo design, and the familiarity of the briefase that you’ve known all your life.
It’s a much thinner bag compared to its bigger brothers, but carries over all the good things about the men’s Peekaboo. There’s the drop leather front that makes a Fendi bag bag a Peekaboo, zippered pockets, and a top handle. It also retains rings on both sides so you can carry it with a sling.
It’s a great business suit companion. But some could consider the bag an okay everyday bag, even though you’re not necessarily dressed up.
With the Peekaboo Fit, men can now choose three sizes of the peekaboo bag. The Large, Regular and Fit sizes should be enough selection for the fashionable Fendi man. Wouldn’t mind having one of each too.
Images from Fendi.Fashion Photo: Karen Millen Spring 2017 Campaign
Since spring is almost around the corner it’s time to start scouting for appropriate bags to go with your spring look. If you’ve picked your favorite spring looks from the likes of Burberry and Emilio Pucci, you can find a complimentary bag to accessorize with from the list below. These are the hottest bag trends for spring 2017.
The season of bold and chic prints
When it comes to picking a bag, the key is to find a color and print that goes well with your look. Of course, you can even use your bag as the basis for creating your look and 2017 is perfect for letting bags guide your way.
As you might have picked from the runway at this year’s Oscars, metallic shines are a big thing. The trend is also going to feature in the bag trends, helping you create the iconic 80s style. The metallic shine is the perfect choice for evening bags, but you can make it work during the day time as well.
Marc Jacobs metallic bucket bags come in shades of blue and gold, with the unique texture adding extra to the glimmer. Delpozo bags are also worth a check – the semi-transparent shiny look creates a stunning finish.Photo: Nicole Miller Spring 2017 Campaign
Another big trend is to opt for floral print bags. The chic pattern is perfect for spring and it can add a bit of fun to your daily look. It’s definitely a print to keep in mind with your casual bags, such as work bags.
Monique Lhuillier’s runway features some stunning floral prints, with the focus being on soft colors and delicate design. For a more 60s vibe, you could opt for a bag from the Tory Burch collection.
If you are a fan of the 60s, you’ll definitely find a favorite bag from the spring collection rather easily. Hippy prints are back and they are going to add quite a bit of color to your look.
Marc Jacobs had plenty of Picasso-esque bags in its spring collection. Oscar de la Renta’s 60s inspired bags are definitely a must-have, with the outfits perfectly matching the prints.
Animal prints and furs
Finally, top designers still trust in animal prints. In spring 2017, you won’t just see animal prints, but bags also have furry elements in them.
Celine’s solid leopard print bag is a traditional option for fashionistas that love classic designs. For those that want something more fun and quirky, Sportmax had a collection of zebra striped backs in loud shades of blue and red.
The season of contrast
The most notable thing about the season’s bag trends is the contrast in size. You can either opt for teeny tiny models or go with larger than life designs.Photo: Jimmy Choo Spring 2017 Campaign
Let’s explore the small bag trends first. The Thumbelina purse is a popular pick – it can give you just the right amount of room for the handbag essentials: a lipstick, smartphone and keys.
Valentino opted for heavy-duty designs and materials, adding a bit of flair to their bags with a chain strap finish. Fendi’s flower print bag in baby pink is definitely a great option for any chic fashionista. In terms of fabric, many of the tiny purses tended to be in leather, such as the matchbox purses by Hermes.
Some of the tiny bags were also paired with the larger options. This can be a quirky way of keeping your coins in one bag while storing your shopping in another. Not to mention it makes a great look for a weekend trip!
Large duffle bags
On the other end, you had the larger than life bags that are going to make a splash in 2017. These bigger bags are definitely more practical than the smaller designs, so opt for them when you want to combine fashion with functionality.
The large travel and duffle bag style comes in many different colors and prints. Gucci has gone with exotic floral prints. The floral finish is also visible in Balenciaga’s bags, which feature a rather loud, yet beautiful design. The most surprising look came from Michael Kors, with the material being almost woven straw-like.Photo: Bulgari Spring 2017 Campaign
The season of attachments
Interestingly, plenty of the season’s bags are also going to feature attachment and accessories. You are almost going to accessorize your accessory!
Big furry balls were a popular pick for both the Fendi and Rebecca Minkoff collections. The other popular option seems to be adding tassels to the bag. Moschino featured a lot of creative tassels in its runway, with Maison Margiela going with larger than life attachments.
Fringe features are also back with a bang. Elie Saab combined the metallic materials and design with fringe in a glorious way. The silver and gold tassels added just the right kind of shine to the modern bags.
If you’d like to pick a bag featuring the following trends, you can find plenty of options from retailers like ASOS, Miss Selfridge and Debenhams. VoucherBin has great offers available for the above designers and retailers, guaranteeing you can have room for at least two bags in your budget – because one trendy bag is simply not enough with these fantastic trends!Other Brands
It looks like a quilting-trend is going on, designer brands are competing with each other under the radar. But that’s a not a surprise, quilting looks chic, elegant and expensive, which fits perfectly in the category of high fashion. After Saint Laurent introduced the ‘Y’ Quilting, now they released a brand-new Stitched Diamond Matelasse Quilting.
A classic bag to own, this Saint Laurent College Bag is not a new bag. Laying eyes on it might feel like an old love rekindling that spark in your heart because there’s something good about it that has changed over the course of years. If you look closer, you’ll instantly notice that the College Bag is now sporting a new ‘Stitched Diamond Matelasse Quilting’ which means that the quilting is done by a meticulous way of stitching.
Aside from this, it features a top handle with metal chain and leather removable shoulder strap so you can easily transition it from being a handbag to a shoulder bag. It also has an interlocking YSL signature buckle magnetic closure placed in the middle for an added sense of security.
Compartment wise, it has an exterior back slot pocket, an interior central zip compartment, and 1 slot pocket to hold your essentials.
But overall, be prepared, because it’s a matter of time that Saint Laurent will inject this new Quilting in other Classic Bags.
Saint Laurent Small Stitched Diamond Matelasse College Bag
Size: 9.4’ x 6.6’ x 2.5’ inches
Prices: $2490 USD, €1790 euro, £1540 GBP, $2590 AUD, $21000 HKD, $17900 HKD, ¥243000 JPY
Saint Laurent Medium Stitched Diamond Matelasse College Bag
Size: 12.5” x 7.8” x 3.3” inches
Prices: $2690 USD,€2150 euro, £1850 GBP, $3035 AUD, $21000 HKD