I could truly use more yoga in my life. As much as working from home is absolutely amazing, sometimes, believe it or not, fashion blogging is stressful ya’ll! Many of you will know the word namaste, as it ‘is a common spoken greeting or salutation originating from India. It is a customary greeting when individuals meet, and a salutation upon their parting.’ The times I have been to Yoga class ending with namaste always brings a sort of calm feeling to me.
I assume Valextra wanted to give us a beautiful, subtle, and respectful design with the Valextra Namaste Big Hobo. And the design does just that. (more…)
Some brands do not get the recognition they deserve. Harder to locate in the US, Valextra is a brand that is as timeless and well crafted as Hermes yet their bags lack the waitlists that Hermes once had and the exposure. Valextra flies under the radar. And this is precisely how they like it. Their bags speak for themselves. No need for seasonal bags, rather every Valextra bag I have seen is extremely well made and will be a piece that will never loose its luxury. The house iconic bag is the Valextra Boston. When I received and reviewed the bag this past July I was amazed. Lightweight yet sturdy and simple yet striking, Valextra Boston Bags are purely timeless. Timeless is not a word that I love to use, but sometimes it perfectly fits certain brands and designs. And while the Barneys New York store carried Valextra, it was very hard to find elsewhere. Now it is online and accessible to all of us in the US at Barneys! If you want to delve into this brand start with the Boston bag. Available in large ($3,170), medium ($2,380), and small ($2,190), there is a size and color for you. This is a piece I would hands down stand behind and tell you to invest in. I plan to do so myself, possibly in a luscious exotic skin. Because that would be purely divine. Buy Valextra through Barneys.
Valextra continues to forge its way up the handbag rankings, moving past the trendy logo bags and sitting peacefully in between the Chanel’s and Hermes’ of the world. The elegance that is Valextra can be seen in person, as you touch, feel, and carry the handbag. I recently covered the Valextra Babila, but this handbag did not bring enough forward for many of you. Too simple, too plain, not enough attention catching oomph. But the Valextra Boston Bag has all that you need in a classy handbag; it is timeless, chic, sophisticated, supple, logo free, light weight perfection. Yes, perfection. (more…)
I receive countless emails daily asking me what brand to buy that is not over-done, over-logoed, and classic. Of course there are Hermes bags and Lambertson Truex (my new obsession), and of course many of the exotic handbag designer specialists. But there is another gem out of Italy, a little known gem that you may know about, but not know about. It is Valextra. Valextra handbags exude a look of clean lines, timeless appeal, and impeccable quality. They are a little known gem for the work that they do, but a gem is still a gem. We have covered Valextra Bags before and now I am happy to bring you a new addition to the Valextra family for Fall/Winter 08. The Valextra Babila Bag is designed with soft leather and is available in a variety of colors. The shape is simple, yet perfect for work and day-to-day wear. It is the kind of bag that is so simple yet so elegant that it needs to explanation. There are no logos to be found on the bag. Just clean lines. There is a zipper top closure and double shoulder straps. The bag is available in brilliant green, tundra, and oyster. The price will be $ 2,380 and this bag and other Valextra bags can be found at Barney’s NY (212.833.2583) or find more information at Valextra online. (more…)