Tuesday, December 28, 2010

BAGSdrive "Givenchy Melancholia Studded Strap"

size : width 11" x tall 8.5" x deep (maximum opening) 3"

strap length (including hardware) 23"

currently retails for $1,715

This Melancholia bag with studded strap is coming from the Resort 2010 collection, and i've been wanting this bag since the beginning of the year. i finally get it by the end of the year and it became the bang of my purchase this year.
The first time i saw this bag at jakandjil blog worn by Julia Von Boehm i didn't know where's that bag from but i knew that i have to have it. i've been dreaming for that kind of strap. i'm a sucker for anything studded. i was asking around at forums where can i find that bag and to finally know that it is a Givenchy.

about the bag :
i have been downsizing the size of my bags lately and try to not to carry unnecessary things but since i bought an iPad i don't carry some of the bags i used to carry anymore cause they're not comfortable to carry it in. i was kinda worried if this bag would fit the iPad with the casing but it fits perfectly :)
i can also carry my essential stuff without over stuffing it, i can say that this bag is about the size of a Chanel Classic Jumbo Flap minus the weight. i filled both bag with the same stuff and the Chanel's still a lot heavier.

leather and strap:
the leather on this bag is so soft, the texture is very smooth, a little bit glossy and it smells so good. i also love the jet black colour. The strap is remove-able and at its widest in the center is 3" and at first i kinda worried it's too big and will slide on my small shoulder but on the first day i don't really feel it sliding down although i constantly being paranoid about it. i think the weight of the studded hardware also help the bag to stay on the shoulder.

hardware and closure :
the hardware is gold and it got a magnetic closure at the front flap
the hardware are the best! it's no cheap hardware, they're quite heavy but i don't feel burdened by this. the studs are amazing! they're heavy just the way i like it. The colour of the hardware are between gold and brass, they bring everything together to the bag, they bring the look of rock n roll chic and luxury at the same time.

compartments :
the bag doesn't come with outside compartment but it come with one 7' zipped pocket inside on the back side on the bag and one 5.5" open compartment inside on the front side of the bag

what i can fit in there :
what i fit the bag now is an iPad, blackberry, iPod, Balenciaga coin purse, Balenciaga mini coin purse, cigarette, a can of candy, keys and few more little things

durability :
this is definitely the bag you can wear everyday without worrying about it.

where i wear this bag :
totally everywhere, i can wear this bag for daily shopping, work, concerts and parties, and i can wear it as a clutch with or without the strap

verdict :
this bag worth the price

Thursday, November 11, 2010

BAGSdrive "Balenciaga Mini Mini First 10th anniversary keychain"

gosh, it's been centuries since i posted here. i am so sorry but i became too lazy to take pics of me with my bags.
and now i try to start blog in here again but this bag definitely can't be modeled cause it's too small, but a bag is a bag right? :)

it's the Balenciaga Mini Mini First bag keychain to celebrate Balenciaga 10th anniversary.
it is just too cute for me to pass

with Balenciaga work in some colour i forget :p

with Balenciaga Part Time in Plomb

with Balenciaga City in Jaune

with Balenciaga Flat Brass First in caramel

comparison with the mini mini coin purse in turquoise

here's the size comparison with the Coin Purse in Navy, Mini Coin Purse in Turquoise and the Mini Mini First

and here are some hardware comparison, i love how each accessories have different sizes

this is an example of a case of Tic Tac candy inside the MMF
for reference the Tic Tac measured at nearly 2.5" tall and nearly 1.5" wide

now this is when i put an Anna Sui lipgloss which is nearly 2'5" tall and 2 of my rings

size : approximately 4" at the widest x 2.5" at the tallest x 1" wide.
currently retails for US$345 or 225euro

about the bag :
the bag have the cutest hardware ever! i admire the detail of this thing, it is so well made that at first i doubt if the amount i paid worth it juts gone when i hold it in my hand.
the colour is a remake from 2004 marigold

hardware and closure :
the hardware is brass with zipper that can be open at top and unopened zipper in front

what i can fit in there :
i can fit small things like my lipgloss and small accessories like rings or necklaces
i can even fit folded money and changes

verdict :
well as i said although the price seems a lot for small thing like this but i can use it almost all of my bags that i carry daily. so yes, i think this small thing worth the price

Friday, January 1, 2010

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BAGSdrive "Slash" from BOYY bag

size : width 12.5" x tall 10" x deep (when zipper opened) 3.5"
strap length 32"
currently retails for $595

i found BOYY bag back in 2007 through a friend's recommendation and blogged it for the first time at november 2007, i've been following them since then. i like that the simplicity of their design. i was thinking then that unlike some new emerging bag designers, the designs are not overdone, but it's not plain simple either. to me, i see that the designers think about their bags thoroughly.
and one day they emailed me saying that they would like to participate in this blog, my day couldn't be any better :p
and here i am finally holding one of them yayyy
thanks Jesse, and keep up the good work!!

about the bag :
i was practically tired of carrying my bigger bags and i love the size of this Slash Bags
it's perfect for my basic needs and prevent me from carrying unnecessary items, and i could use in many ways.
i could tone this bag down and wear it with the all black sides and look classic, i could make it scream by wearing it with the snake patterns sides front, and i could use this as a clutch as well for parties or night out

leather and strap:
the leather on the bag is beautiful, i can smell the leather and i like it. it's soft and slouchy but thick.
the snake part of the bag is very interesting, i usually don't like snake skin embossed but this one is done nicely. the picture will talk more than i can.
there's some differences you'll notice from my pictures and the one you will find at the www.BOYYbag.com site now.
the gusset here on mine is leather instead of suede like the one on the online shop now, which is a fact i like :)
i also find a difference in the strap, the one i got is more like the strap on Slash bag i blogged by May 2009 if you might notice the leather and hardware on the strap

hardware and closure :
the hardware is silver and the closure is zipper with 2 leather pulls.

compartments :
i love the quick zip outside, it's 6" opening with depth almost til the bottom of the bag. it's a perfect place for my blackberry.
the inside lining is beautiful think dark brown satin and it has one huge zipper compartment stretches for 8" width and around 5" to the bottom, quite spacious to me.

what i can fit in there :
what i fit the bag now is one A5 sketch book, ipod, blackberry, long wallet, make up case, sunglasses and my digital camera i'm using to take this picture with

durability :
this is definitely the bag you can wear everyday without worrying about it.

where i wear this bag :
totally everywhere, i can wear this bag for daily shopping, work, concerts and parties when i took the strap off and wear it as a clutch

verdict :
this bag worth the price

visit this site for more information and eye-candy www.boyybag.com