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Jimmy Choo Mandah bag

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Even I am not agree with the pony skin because it looks like sick  and malnutrition Dalmatian  but I think it is forgiven considering it is Jimmy Choo. From the front it looks quite trendy for those who are really into African or tribal inspired tote.  

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But from the side it is like ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.. is that a Dalmatian drop case? It looks so gigantic, bulky and it makes the tote looks sick! Who on earth want to carry this bag or the most one million question is are you willing to spend  1,449.13 British pounds ( you do the math!).

Save Jimmy Choo ‘Mandah’ to Cruella Devil. At net-a-porter.

May 27, 2009 Posted by | Bag | | 2 Comments

Michelle Obama fashion/Inaugaration Day

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Glamour day..

For your info, Michelle is wearing Isabel Toledo and sexy, very sexy green Jimmy Choo. You can wear this pumps with jeans.

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Barack Obama is getting white, whiter and whitest everyday!

January 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Balenciaga Pleated Clutch

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The thing that so make me so can’t keep my eyes from this clutch is because of the structured pleated details. It makes this clutch looks so strong but at the same time not too overdone. The suede on leather makes this one of exclusive clutch. It is not wrong to pair this with soft material dress and if you want to an impact why think something manly like slim cut tuxedo?

Balenciaga pleated clutch bag for GBP495 at brownsfashion .

Carry the clutch with:-

ISAAC MIZRAHI SWEETIE PIE

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Think Anne Hathaway at her best behaviour and you get a very feminine and demure dress from Isaac Mizrahi Sweetie pie Gown for GBP3,572.42 at net-a-porter.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL

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Or think fierce Anne Hathaway and you get Vivienne Westwood jacket at GBP448.47 at net-a-porter.

JIMMY CHOO PRESTA

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Feminine dress must with the kiiller and most elegant and glamorous shoes I’ve ever seen. Jimmy Choo Presta metallic sandal GBP360.43 at net-a-porter.

KENNETH JAY

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Sparkle with Kenneth Jay Landver asymmetrical crystal necklace. GBP194.65 at net-a-porter. Note: this only applicable for the dress.

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jimmy Choo Riki

A must go place apart from shopping malls and factory outlet if I am on my overseas trip is museum. I just love museum because it is the place where I can learn about the country culture, people, history and fashion. One of the cities with lots of interesting museum is definitely London. The museums have a lot of similarity but yet so different. The scope of exhibits not only about English people or land but from all over the world. It is interesting to see my country pre-historic weapons,  Egyptian monuments and Japanese ancient war amour that has resemblance with Jimmy Choo Riki bag.

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The patent leather looks amazingly strong with a lot studs and buckle. I will not vote this as the best, perfect bag but it is just interesting to look at. It is complex but at the same time so touchable and friendly to carry.

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Some women just love great fashion while others just love attention. This kind of bag will gain a lot of attention; doesn’t matter if it is bad or good.. Riki has a strong character. The not so good thing about this is Riki is not something that you can carry so often,. Strong bag mean it is easily recognized and remembered.

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For statement seekers, Riki for USD1895 at saks.

December 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

AGE APPROPRIATE BAGS

TEEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miley 'Drama Queen' Cyrus

Miley 'Drama Queen' Cyrus

Bottega Veneta

 

 

 

This is  an experimental period first period. A girl just wants to impress with what she has and she might try very very hard to impress. She might end up like a retarded gothic sorry… that is me once upon a time.  Here are bags for the one with cute zits…

 

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Le sport Sac

Le Sport Sac is synonym with a funky simple side of a teen. Nothing angst or revolutionary here. Just a bag with a lot of fun.

 

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Betseyville

Betsey Johnson (14 year old trapped in 66 year old body) attitude as a person is maybe the very last thing you want your little sis or daughter to react. But the reality is most teens act like Betsey.  Violently happy in morning or ecstatic girl without reason in the evening. But she design great, whimsical bag. If you don’t know how to appreciate Betsey, it means you must learn how to appreciate fun.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Roxy

Every young girls I know, must list Roxy as one of the must have brand. I understand because Roxy knows what girl wants (pink and fun). Roxy is like a cute boy. Girl wants to hang out with cute boy so she can have something to talk about on her friend sleepover.

TWENTIES

Sienna "young,slim n fresh" Miller

Sienna "young,slim n fresh" Miller

 

 

 

Girls still experimenting. This is the most important phase. In this period, if she choosing something wrong, she may end up living on a wrong side of life for the rest of her life. But there is no way she going to do wrong if she should consider purchasing these bags!

 

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

Faridah shoulder bag makes Marc Jacobs what makes Marc a very great designer. The design is very simple and casual. Not too huge and not too tiny. Almost perfect for any dresses or jeans. The two pockets are essentials for keeping essentials!

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Emilio Pucci

Twenties is a phase with most colours and patterns of life. A woman may know what she really wants in term of her career and she is planning what is going to be in the next decades. A woman may have the devastated experienced in her love life but these will eventually think her how to face the unknown future. The multiple colours and patterns are a colours of life. Just like fresh and young Emilio Pucci Cancello Nylon bag.

 

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Look elegant like a rich heiress with Jimmy Choo’s mirror clutch. This chic tube clutch is classy and at the very effortless. A young executive who carry this to corporate function is an executive who will be viewed as exclusive for the rest of her life! 

THIRTIES

Aishwarya "married, sans baby n fabulous' Rai

Aishwarya "married, sans baby n fabulous' Rai

 

A woman may still single and happily married. She’s getting wise on her decision. She finally taste the reality of life; like babies are so cute but when they keep crying at night, the best accessories the next day is a strong dose of coffee and big sunglasses to conceal the panda eyes. Whoever you are now, there are no reason for you not to look stunning with a great carry.

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Tod’s

You are not too old and you are not too young. Let everyone viewed you as a strong woman with an attitude. You own the power and you are not afraid to use it. To enhance the ‘superwoman’ in you, carry Tod’s D Bag.

 

 

 

 

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Celestina

Thirties is the time that you actually can understand why some work of art cost so much (that is after you’ve attended an art appreciation exhibition and talk to someone in art business in a business function). Why not you carry something that is art; but not like an art that you still secretly think “why on earth that cost too much?”. Keep your thought to yourself while carrying Celestina sterling silver croc minaudiere.

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Balenciaga

New classic is the best classic. If you think that the typical designer classic bag will aged you, why don’t you choose you own classic. Remember, you are in charge in your life. Choose something chic and at the same time still relevant with the current wave. Choose Balenciaga cherche link minibag.

 

 

 

 

FORTIES

Kirstin 'stylish trophy' Davis

Kirstin 'stylish trophy' Davis

If you are in 40’s should be wise enough on what look best and what is ridiculous. Accept the fact that we are not young anymore. But there is a good news, you might own enough cash to buy what you have. Invest something that is luxurious and expensive. Make that sexy twenty years old look at you and wish they will look like you twenty years later.

 

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Dior

What can I say. Dior is the epitome of luxury and a  thing that you should carry on a daily basis. Make people called you Lady Dior (can you imagine that, Lady Dior!). Start with Dior grained calfskin.

 

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Yves Saintt Laurent

You are strong as you look. You have all the independence, your kids probably in college or dating and your hubby…. he might start to ehmmm…. looking at a bit of young lady. Ok.. sorry.. maybe I am too much. Your hubby would, ever never did that. But, don’t make him feel like he walking with her aging mother when both of you take a ‘romantic walk’ to the nearest clinic for a regular check. YSL tribute tote is something should be on your shoulder (for the prescription and medicines of course!)

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Marni

Again, don’t make your husband feel like he attends a function with her mother. He needs a trophy too. Make him proud and think you are worth than any girls in that function by adding fun to your wardrobe. Add some colours. If you think bright colour is only for your 19 year young girl, add some light with Marni pop colour small clutch.

 

 

FIFTIES

Michelle "matured and gorgeous" Pfeiffer

Michelle "matured and gorgeous" Pfeiffer

Like a fine wine, the older the better. The key for your style is a high level of taste with and comfort. Comfort doesn’t mean that you only wear large tunic and ill fitted dress. Comfort is; you are really comfortable with your body and you are wearing a very acceptable cut outfit. The keyword is classy.  Buy something that you can’t afford to buy when you are young. You are half a decade. Enjoy your life!

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Expensive stone is everyone favourite. Before this stone only around your neck, why don’t you carry it. Dior stone mosaic clutch is one of the best stone that you must hold. Parade this  to show everyone that you accomplish something in life. But you don’t need to try hard because if you can afford this, you can impressive.

 

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Versace

Fifties do not mean you must carry conservative bag. Matured and glam. That is what you are. It is acceptable to carry something shiny (a bit, not too much) when you are attending your granddaughter birthday. Make her proud because you are carrying the soft mink Versace hexagonal tote. She will choose you as the best and hip grandma on earth!

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Bottega Veneta 

Ruffle skirt look stunning on you 30 years ago. Keep it as vintage. If you want to wear it today, wear it on a closed door. That is only to remember the good old days. If you can’t wear it, it doesn’t mean you can’t carry it. Just ask Bottega Veneta. But be carefull, this is the only ruffle you can have today. Too much ruffle you’ll look like curtain in Queen of England bedroom.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jimmy Choo Maia Calf Hobo

I have a confession. Some of you might be surprise, but some of you might not. The confession is me, CuteCarry blogger don’t even own a single white bag! No white wallet, no white tote, no white carryall, no white luggage. It’s like white and I just don’t get along. We just don’t belong together. Ok… I better stop talking about white before I sound like Chris Rock!

It is not like I hate white or something but it somehow when I like that particular white bag, it is either too girly or too expensive! Or for those who know me, you might think there is no way a guy like me can go with white bag. White bag is too pure for me. I am kind of person who put and throw bag wherever and whenever I like!

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Jimmy Choo Maia calf hobo fall into a white bag that I like but too girly maybe a bit pricey category.

If it is was made bigger without the handles, I might consider to put this bag into the shopping cart. Nevertheless, the wooden handles give this bag its own identity. It is not unique but this is quite different. Maia comes with detachable handle but it is much better if you hold it like a satchel. If your policy is to put everything into a bag and it weight around 3 kg, you can attach the handle and unfasten the middle zipper to create more space.

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Or you like it big and wild (and fierce!), you can go for large Maia with animal stripes.

Wow… what a great bag. Reasonably big and flexible. Love it already!

Jimmy Choo Maia Calf for USD1,995.00 @ net-a-porter.com.

November 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Jimmy Choo Savannah pouch

It is a very proud moment when I introduced myself during an international event reception dinner.  “Hello, I am Hafiz, from Malaysia; the land of famous label on celebrities heels, Jimmy Choo”.  Ok it is partially true, I only mentioned my name and country, not the Jimmy Choo and heels thing. But I hope they get the idea; like remember Malaysia remember Jimmy Choo, think Nemo think Australia ocean and think Borat think Kazakhstan … ok maybe not… Kazakhstan people is much more educated and cultured than stupid, ego maniac and very never know how to respect other culture plus insensitive Sacha Baron Cohen!

 

Now, Jimmy Choo venturing into bags. A lot of bags.  Celebrities not only slip into Choo but also carry Choo! The shoes so synonymous with high status, luxury, practicality and sex appeal (even I am not a big fan of his shoes) but I am not sure if I can say that anything about status, luxury, practicality or sex appeal if we’re talking about Savannah Pouch here. Let me tell you why Savannah not my choice.

 

 

 

Now, it is really in to bring customs folklore style into high fashion look. Some succeed and some not really make it. Well people in Jimmy Choo really take cue from the latest trend but this pouch really look like a normal fringe suede pouch that you can get at any hawker or souvenir shop at cost nothing more than USD100. And guess how much this pouch cost? A whooping USD1, 650.00 at net-a-porter.com. Guys, for that amount of money, you can get much, much better than this. Plus the beaded embroidery in ‘star motive’. I am not sure what is that symbol and I am not interested to know. 

 

 

Should I feel proud to tell everyone that I am from Malaysia, the land of Jimmy Choo? Yes… but only because of the shoes. Oh… really hope Jimmy Choo himself will design the bag. Because I understand that currently Mr. Jimmy Choo only focused on designing “some couture shoes line” and ‘other commitment like shoes institute in Malaysia’ after selling most of his stake in the company to Tamara Mellon.

 

 

 

Jimmy, please come back!

 

 

October 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

NOXEEMA FRINGE TOTE

Girls, whatever you want to be whether it is bohemian chic, Woodstock 1969 Flower Girl look or rock and roll, it looks wrong. Dianne Fringe Kid Tote is from Jimmy Choo only look stylish for drag queen, Noxeema Jackson (played by Wesley Snipes) in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.

 

 

Image from tvguide.com

Image from tvguide.com

 

Dianne fringe tote is rich with erm… fringes; it almost doesn’t look like a bag but something just fringy stuff. The fringe is too heavy and for some people, it is a broom. The broom that is so notorious that it will brush your style away.  I understand that the studs meant for rock and roll elements but it invisible ‘under’ the hairy fringe.  Dianne Noxeema Fringe kid tote just for USD1,495.00 at saksfifthavenue.com.

 

 

 

August 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment