I can’t believe I’m not going on vacation at all this year, it still hasn’t quite hit me yet and I think the moment it actually does I’ll go insane. I mean who doesn’t like a holiday? Time to refresh, be at peace. This staying in the country for an entire year thing isn’t really my vibe. SOMEONE NEEDA TO PUT AN END TO THIS AND GET ME OUT OF THIS COUNTRY!!!
For some of you, online shopping has become an addiction and I’m only here to make it worse!
If you don’t go to the airport with a carry on or as we call it in the U.K. then I’d assume that you are a certified serial killer. How can you just go on holiday and not have any hand luggage?? You gotta be prepared, what if your actual luggage gets lost or something? where do we go from there? Ever since I started travelling myself, I always but the most valuable items in my carryon/ my favourite pieces to wear because lord knows if I lost an entire suitcase and ended up with nothing to wear on a holiday, I would genuinely murder somebody.
For when we are ready to travel, here are some of my favourites;
Can I please just have Kylie Jenner’s life already, she’s really out here living the AMERICAN DREAM that most of us could only ever dream of! She’s the ultimate Bad Bitch! She has a whole closet just for her purses which can I add are worth more than a $1 million – that’s an entire mortgage and more! Does it really get more Bad Ass than that? I don’t think so!
I never thought I needed a purse closet until I saw Kylies, I literally used to think all I needed in life was a walk in wardrobe and I’d be complete but no now I need the whole trio – a shoe closet, a purse closet AND a walk-in wardrobe, especially considering my obsession with fashion, it’s a must.
The Classics every girl needs in their Purse Closet
I couldn’t do this blog post without giving you a little inspiration to kick off your purse closet mood board, that would just be cruel.
So every fashion lover knows that every season and every year there are new trends and this is with everything – bags, shoes and of course clothing but what we also know is that there are the timeless classics that will never go out of style. I mean if you ever decide to build your very own purse closet and don’t include these classical bags then we will need to have a serious talk and reevaluate your life because these are the bags that every woman needs to own before their 50th Birthday!
Last week was the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards and this year wasn’t you’re average Golden Globes but it was a movement, Women and men wore black in support of the Me Too movement and Time’s Up initiative to fight sexual misconduct and gender inequality in the workplace.
As a young woman growing up in today’s world I find it hard to believe that there is still gender inequality within the workplace, it’s 2018 for goodness sake. No one is born more superior than the other, we are all equal, yet society teaches us that there is a hierarchy and men are at the top of this. Women have always had to fight for their rights, we had to fight for our right to vote and until recently women were only seen to be homemakers, we had to prove ourselves and we have to work a hundred times harder than men in order to gain high ranking roles yet when we do obtain those roles we’re still paid less. Why do men get paid more to do the same job? Why are women disregard for promotions? Why is this still occurring? Who decided this? What more needs to be done for there to be gender equality within the workplace?
As well as fighting for gender equality the night was also dedicated to fighting against sexual misconduct in the work place. Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, handed to her by Reese Witherspoon, one of the leaders of Time’s Up Oprah delivered an empowering and emotional speech.“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up.”
A lot of women are scared to speak out against sexual harassment within the workplace over fear that they may not be believed or that they may lose their jobs. A good example of this is Harvey Weinstein, a well known director in Hollywood who took advantage of his position and convinced women into committing sexual acts with him by telling them they would potentially lose their jobs and last year more than 50 women made allegations against him and the numbers are still growing. This needs to change and it needs to change now! Why does sexual harassment even occur especially in the workplace, women are not objects and they should be able to do their jobs in peace.
On the bright side black looks good on EVERYONE and the Golden Globes is evidence of this, people did not come to paly this year! here are my favourite looks;
Whenever we think of ‘investment pieces’, we think of them as the things that will evidently see us through a lifetime of wardrobe crises and last us an entire life time. I believe that there is no better investment piece than a handbag! A well-chosen bag can honestly last you for the rest of your life – ultimately forever, and even become a valuable heirloom when you’re gone. When it comes to investing in a luxury handbag, it is essential to not only find a style you truly love, but also to educate yourself on which handbags will still hold their value in the next 50 years and will never go out of style. For example, the Birkin, is predicted to double in value in the next 10 years. But that’s not the only bag worth getting. Have you ever heard of the holy grail? Chanel, Dior, and Hermès! Although the value of luxury handbags can alter due to trends, these three iconic brands in certain styles have the most resale value ever. Hermès Birkin bags have said to offer better returns than gold or stocks, with their value increasing by 500% over the past 35 years. And while spending thousands of pounds on a designer handbag may sound like a great way to treat yourself make sure you truly think about it before taking the plunge because at the end of the day you don’t want to waste your money on something that will be worth nothing in the next few years. But take my advice, you can never go wrong with a classic! So if you’re looking for an investment, you have come to the right place!
Chanel Classic Flap
Buying the Classic Flap is one of the most reliable investments you could make. Since 2010 the value of the bag has increased by an unbelievable 70%. The bag was created in the 1920s when Coco Chanel became tired of having to carry her handbags in her arms and decided to design a handbag that freed up her hands. Inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags, she added thin straps and introduced the bag to the market in 1929. After her successful comeback to the fashion industry in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag, the design was called 2.55 after the date it was created, February 1955. When Karl Lagerfeld took over as creative director in 1983 he reissued the bag in its original design but added the turning ‘CC’ clasp. On average, Chanel increases its prices from 8 to 12 % each year, so a bag bought now could potentially increase in value by more than 30 per cent in a short time frame. In the past five years, the prices have increased by more than 50%.
Christian Dior Lady Dior
Another classic because of its link with Princess Diana. The Lady Dior was created in 1994 with the sole purpose of becoming a classic – and it succeeded, helped along by Princess Diana. In 1995, the French first lady Bernadette Chirac, wife of former president Jacques Chirac, wanted to give the visiting princess a unique handbag as a gift. She contacted Dior who provided the bag, then unofficially called the Chouchou (French for favourite), to give as a gift. Diana was seen with the bag many times and it was renamed ‘Princesse’ but later called Lady Dior. It was given its current name as a tribute to the princess, who was known as Lady Diana Spencer before her marriage, she faithfully carried the bag for years. The stitched square pattern on the bag was reportedly inspired by the Napoleon III chairs used in Dior’s first ever fashion show in 1947.
The French fashion house’s Kelly style is in fact the true investment bag. It’s understated look and cleaner lines seem as fresh today as they did in the 1930s, when it was first created. Known initially as the Sac à dépêches, it was renamed the Kelly as a tribute to Grace Kelly, a life-long fan of the style who famously used it to hide her first pregnancy from the media. Each bag takes artisans up to 25 hours to make and a Kelly is a proven investment, it will only increase in value thanks to its exclusivity and rareness.
We obviously can’t forget about the Birkin! Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas created the bag for the singer Jane Birkin after he was sat next to her on a 1984 flight and she complained she could not find a leather carrier she liked. It takes a full two days to create each Birkin. This is probably the most famous and most desirable bag in the world so If you’re thinking of a future investment, you’ll need to make a decision fast as there’s a six-year waiting list.