Lovers & Rags

Chanel’s Version of the Platform

Posted in Shoes, Structure & Form by Michelle on January 4, 2011

Is this for real? WordPress says this is my 100th post? I must post a lot…

I love Chanel’s take on the platform for their Spring 2011 line. I especially love the knotted rib-caged platforms (below, at left) in yellow, black, and grey. I want! I want!!! The cutout at the heel totally revamps the old platform a la Skater Girl. Vintage inspired, no?

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Park Lane Metal Box Bag

Posted in Bags, Textiles & Materials by Michelle on September 13, 2010

At ASOS.com, $53.92. Totally affordable. I would buy.

Available in silver as well –

Roger Vivier Foxtrot Clutch

Posted in Bags by Michelle on September 12, 2010

Fall 2010. This clutch looks creepy. The magenta doesn’t hide it either.

Via Fashion Saga

Dust Off Your Knuckle Dusters

Posted in Amusing, Design, Gadgets / Gear, Structure & Form by Michelle on September 8, 2010

If you’re a peace-loving hippie at heart but want to state, for a fact, that you’re pretty badass, then this post is for you. Are you non-confrontational but want to remind to your co-worker who is two weeks late on that $5 you lent him for lotto tickets? Yeah, you remember. Then this is just what you’re looking for. Simple ways get to your targets or just to make a point, subliminally and in some ways more obvious. Dust off those knuckle duster and repeat, “don’t mess with me.”

For the Fashionista:

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Alexander Wang Mini Brenda Bag

Posted in Bags, Patterns & Print, Textiles & Materials by Michelle on September 8, 2010

I know its been  around forever, but I still want it just as bad.

Via All Handbag Fashion

Tamlin & The Fall

Posted in Bags, Structure & Form, Textiles & Materials by Michelle on September 4, 2010

Never heard of this maker before but I’m digging their stuff. Would you buy any of these if you had the money? At least it’s made to order. They’re all lined with matte black American Alligator and signed – you don’t see this much anymore now that we mostly purchase mass-produced.

SILVER-PLATED ROCK MINAUDIERE, $7425.00

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Anti-Paparazzi Clutch Bag

Posted in Accessories, Bags, Fashion, Gadgets / Gear, Structure & Form by Michelle on May 11, 2010

Thanks to Chris for showing me this. My brother has been urging me to see the light on how technology can be successfully integrated with accessories. I totally believe it now with this anti-paparazzi purse!

Upon a flash from paparazzi bulbs, the clutch automatically emits a counter flash to obscure the photo being taken. Check out the details at AH Projects >> Anti-Paparazzi Clutch, developed by Adam Harvey.