Christian Dior Spring 2007 handbags

John Galliano toned it down in Paris with the Christian Dior Spring 2007 Collection. While his line was nothing flashy, the simplicity and clean lines worked for me. Sometimes it is nice to look at something that is not too noisy or busy. The Dior Handbags were “gimmick-free chain-handled handbags” that sported the same shape but different materials and colors. Overall, this line makes my life a bit easier and makes it look easy to be fashionable. {via Style}

While the hair styles fit the feel of the collection, I must say that I would not smile if I was wearing this sort of boyish up-do either.

Christian Dior Spring 2007 faces

Dior Cannage Slouch BootToday I decided it was time to try on boots. We all see boots on the legs of models, celebs, and in the magazines. While I am like every other woman, I still think I am in ok shape (minus the love-handles and UTF – upper thigh fat). One aspect of my body I have always loved is my small hands and feet. Granted my feet are a whopping size 10, but they are petite. Yes, it is an oxymoron, but I swear my feet are petite 10′s. So today I had a total fat calf day. I have never had a fat calf day until today trying on boots. I tried on a pair that was loose on my ankle and upon zipping them closed I caught part of my calf fat in them. Nevertheless today was not a great shopping day for me and I never thought that would happen while shoe shopping. Either way I am head over heels in love with the Dior Cannage Slouch Boot. These sexy boots are made of quilted grained leather with tonal cannage pattern embroidery. I am a huge fan of the round toe (being size 10 makes most shoes look incredibly long and ridiculous- but not round toe!). The details to these boots add a subtle touch: the ankle strap with aged brass D charm and loops at the top. The boots are finished off with leather lining, sole, and insole. Size wise, the heel is a bit tall for me (3.5″ stiletto heel) but I am still in love with these boots. If I find these boots and try them on and they do not fit over my new calf fat, I will tentatively decide on needing calf lipo. Buy these via eLuxury for $995.

Ladies, we need your help. More specifically, our moderator Jill needs your help. Jill is currently in a little bit of a tight spot. Her SA was kind enough to provide her with two pictures of the Dior Rebelle, in both camel and chocolate brown. Which one should she go for? Personally, I think the choc is quite delicious, what do you think?

Dior Rebelle Bag

Dior Metallic GauchoIt may seem that I am on a metallic kick. Well, partially I am. There is just something about a metallic bag that makes me really and truly think summer is here. I don’t think I can get enough of the metallic goodness there is to offer, especially if it involves Dior ;-) The Dior Gaucho Washed Metallic Leather Medium Saddle Bag (wow that is a mouthful) bases itself on the highly sought after Gaucho bag with a fun touch of gold metallic washed leather. The hardware on this bag, as you already know, is chunky which accents the saddle features perfectly. There is antiqued silver metal links and a buckle on the shoulder strap, a Dior medallion and large key on the front, and buckle detail on the front flap. How about that for some bling bling? As far as space goes, Dior has made sure to give you every ‘holder’ possible. There is a cell phone pocket under the front flap, a back pocket with a magnetic snap, and open compartments inside. This is a bag that has already been made popular in a trendy metallic shade that just can’t seem to go out of style. Buy this beauty via eLuxury for $1660. Also, there is the large Double Saddle version for $2070 also available via eLuxury.

Dior Rebel Leather and Suede ToteWhen I was younger I always imagined that in 20 years the world would look so different. I am still waiting for flying cars and living on Mars. Until then the modern look will have to do. There is something about some accessories that is so in-your-face and futuristic. The Dior Rebel Leather and Suede Tote mixing modern touches with contemporary refinement. While this bag is not over the top it is able to get my attention with its antiqued silver metal hardware and use of pockets. As far as the pockets go, there is a front flap pocket with a chunky metal clasp and side flap pockets with magnetic buckles. The taupe calf leather and suede accenting makes this bag scream out refinement at its best. The bag measures 13.75″ x 12.5″ x 5″ at the base. If you feel Matrix like at any given moment, this bag may be the perfect accessory to make that statement. Buy it via eLuxury for $1590.

Dior Gaucho Denim Leather Medium Saddle BagNo, I can not get my mind off the Gaucho. I have seen so many of the wonderful people on the forum post their beautiful Christian Dior handbags and I still yearn for one. If you are opting for the medium bag, gander at the beautiful Dior Gaucho Denim/Leather Medium Saddle Bag. I love this color combination, and unlike the off-white shade that I want, this bag won’t show dirt as easily. This Gaucho is made of denim with calf leather trim alongside lambskin links trim and contrasting topstitching. The chunky antiqued silver metal hardware helps show off the desired look of this bag. There is something about this bag that draws me in; whether it is the medallion and large key dangling from the front, the perfectly placed square pocket under the front flap, the saddle shaped flap pocket, or the chunky silver metal hardware. If you are wanting a Gaucho as bad as me, check out the medium size (which measures 13.5″ x 7″ x 2.75″). Buy this denim beauty via eLuxury for $1,180.

Dior Wicker Frame Bag with Raffia Flowers

While carrying around a wicker and flower bag is not something I would choose to do everyday, carrying around a wicker and flower bag with the perfect dress to compliment it is something I would do. Today I feel like pairing every bag with an outfit so I can dream off to the world of fantasy and think of the outfit I would wear to accent each bag. When it comes to a wicker and flower bag, I would pair it with a perfect pink dress. The Dior Wicker Frame Bag with Raffia Flowers is a frame style bag with natural wicker and soft grained leather trim. Too add some girlyness to the bag, there are colorful raffia flowers on the front. Other features include polished silver metal hardware, leather handles with C and D links, measurements of 12″ x 6″ x 5″, and logo textile lining with a zipped pocket on the inside Ordinarily this bag does not fully do it for me, but when you pair this bag with the perfect pink dress, it compliments the outfit like no other. For my pair of the day, I elect to pair this expensive bag with an expensive but gorgeous Dior dress. Close your mouth and stop drooling over this gorgeous dress! The Dior Qian Dress with Triple Bow Detail shows off 100% silk crepe georgette with 100% silk velvet trim with a 100% approval rate on my side of the world. Can you not picture these two Dior goodies being perfectly paired together? This is where my dream world becomes a reality, the price tag. Buy the Dior handbag via eLuxury for $1800 and the dress also via eLuxury for $2355. Time to pinch myself, because this dream is sooo not becoming a reality anytime soon.

Dior Gaucho Large Double Saddle Bag

Yes, I am fully aware that we all ‘know’ the gaucho. But I haven’t yet given you every detail that you may like to know. Not to mention, being able to take some time from my life to talk about this bag makes me smile. I want one of these Christian Dior handbags so badly. Wait, let me rephrase that. I need one of these bags. Yes, this is a need basis. Put the Gaucho right next to the list of food, water, shelter, and GAUCHO! The Dior Gaucho Large Double Saddle Bag is made of supple washed calf leather which is folded over to represent a true saddle shape. Each of the flaps contains a zipped compartment (one even has a buckled cell phone pocket). There are lambskin links trim and contrast topstitching along with perfectly accenting antiqued silver metal hardware. For your shoulder’s pleasure, there is a calfskin shoulder strap with antiqued silver metal links and buckle which can adjust in size between a 11.5″ to a 14″ drop. One of my favorite additions to one of my favorite bags is the “1947″ Christian Dior medallion and large key dangling from the front of the bag. Finish the bag off with Dior logo textile lining and overall measurements of 14″ x 8.5″ x 5″ at the base of the bag. Now, I may have told you exactly what makes this bag, but the beauty of this bag cannot be put into words. For a small peace of heaven with a small fortune price, buy this bag via eLuxury for $1995.

Dior Vintage Logo Large Shopper

For this Viewer’s Choice Monday, let’s start off with the bad. Many of you over at the forum know about Noriko’s love of Christian Dior handbags, but this Dior is not really catching her eye all that much. The Dior Vintage Logo Large Shopper is a bit overwhelming for both Noriko and my own taste. Maybe you will feel different about the mix of vintage Dior logo jacquard canvas paired with smooth grained brown leather. Personally for me, it is the logo that I just don’t like. For some reason the Dior logo is too much to handle for my taste. But there is an aspect of this bag that is completely unique and could catch your eye. The zip top of this bag folds over to create a flap which buckles to the front. So really, this bag doubles over as a messenger or if you unbuckle it and use it all it makes the perfect shopper. For me, if this were a solid pattern, I would love it much more. Other features include long removable shoulder strap, rolled leather straps on the flap, a large antiqued silver metal CD plaque at the bottom, and the bag is lined in textile lining with large inside zipped pocket. The picture when the bag is rolled up may fool you, because the dimensions of 17.7″ x 11.8″ x 8.3″ reveal that this is quite the large shopper. Let Noriko and I know what you think about this one- because it seems that both she and I are a bit undecided. Buy it via eLuxury for $1295.

Dior Pony Leopard Saddle Pouch

I know that animal prints can sometimes be in style and by cute, but also can be seriously over the top. How about NO, Dior!!! What the heck is going on with this bag?! The Dior Saddle bags have come out in a plethora of styles and varieties, but some are just major no-no’s. This is definitely one of them. Feast your eyes on the Dior Pony Leopard Saddle Pouch. It reminds me of Halloween, meets drag queen, meets Mardi-Gras, meets stripper, meets ALL WRONG. Somehow, the bag is said to “exudes contemporary glamour”. I may not have been crowned Miss Glamorous 2006, but I do know that this bag is not glamour. Made from leopard-printed calf hair and finished with red calfskin and golden metal hardware, I see this bag being carried by un-stylish wanna be stylish Tarzan’s Jane. Um yes, that sentence was confusing English, but I know you followed. This mess of a bag is being sold by eLuxury for $490. Get it while it is hot and before it is sold out! I’m sure Lady Jane (above) wouldn’t mind sharing her style tips with you…

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