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5 More Days to Purchase Your Fav Designer Bag for a Good Cause
Welcome to our third year of the coveted custom made bags created by top designers. Publications such as Harpers Bazaar and WWD, among others, celebrated our launch event for You Can’t Fake Fashion on Monday night, where the bags premiered for the first time. Monies go towards CFDA to combat counterfeit. Support original design and take home one of these beauties. Here’s a peek at the collection:
Clockwise (starting Top Left)
• Loomstate 
• Reem Acra 
• Sam Edelman 
• Herve Leger by Max Azria
• Marchesa
…[MORE]
• Vivienne Tam
• Tory Burch
• Kate Spade New York
• Band of Outsiders
• Jean-Michel Cazabat
• Carolina Herrera
• Tommy Hilfiger 
• Center: Judith Leiber 
Visit You Can’t Fake Fashion to view each bag at a glance and start your bidding. Beyond the bags seen above, we’ve got additional ones by John Varvatos, Alice + Olivia, Diane Von Furstenberg, Costello Tagliapietra, Alejandro Ingelmo, Pamela Love, Monica Botkier for Botkier Bag, Prabal Gurung, and Zac Posen among others — a total of 90 unique bags up for auction. It’s like dying and going to bag heaven!  
(“You Can’t Fake Fashion” for CFDA / eBay by jauretsi on Polyvore)

5 More Days to Purchase Your Fav Designer Bag for a Good Cause

Welcome to our third year of the coveted custom made bags created by top designers. Publications such as Harpers Bazaar and WWD, among others, celebrated our launch event for You Can’t Fake Fashion on Monday night, where the bags premiered for the first time. Monies go towards CFDA to combat counterfeit. Support original design and take home one of these beauties. Here’s a peek at the collection:

Clockwise (starting Top Left)

Loomstate 

Reem Acra 

Sam Edelman 

Herve Leger by Max Azria

Marchesa

…[MORE]

Vivienne Tam

Tory Burch

Kate Spade New York

Band of Outsiders

Jean-Michel Cazabat

Carolina Herrera

Tommy Hilfiger 

• Center: Judith Leiber 

Visit You Can’t Fake Fashion to view each bag at a glance and start your bidding. Beyond the bags seen above, we’ve got additional ones by John Varvatos, Alice + Olivia, Diane Von Furstenberg, Costello Tagliapietra, Alejandro Ingelmo, Pamela Love, Monica Botkier for Botkier Bag, Prabal Gurung, and Zac Posen among others — a total of 90 unique bags up for auction. It’s like dying and going to bag heaven!  

(“You Can’t Fake Fashion” for CFDA / eBay by jauretsi on Polyvore)

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Alexander Wang Takes Over Balenciaga
By Jauretsi
This week, Alexander Wang will be taking the reigns of the respected fashion house started by a Basque designer in 1918. Wang will serve as the new creative director, which was freshly announced by WWD. The PPR-owned fashion house selected Wang to replace the highly acclaimed Nicolas Ghesquière (who had his final day at the house last week). Wow. The game is getting interesting.
Wang has extremely enormous shoes to fill, but the young designer (almost 30 years old) has proved to manage his own fashion house with grace and aplomb. The trick will be for Wang to grow Balenciaga while nurturing his own line, too. We’re counting the days until we see Wang’s first Balenciaga collection. No doubt that Ghesquière will be moving on to finer challenges in his own illustrious career. Our eyes are equally focused on both genius minds. Let the games begin. 
(Photo: Courtesy of GQ)

Alexander Wang Takes Over Balenciaga

By Jauretsi

This week, Alexander Wang will be taking the reigns of the respected fashion house started by a Basque designer in 1918. Wang will serve as the new creative director, which was freshly announced by WWD. The PPR-owned fashion house selected Wang to replace the highly acclaimed Nicolas Ghesquière (who had his final day at the house last week). Wow. The game is getting interesting.

Wang has extremely enormous shoes to fill, but the young designer (almost 30 years old) has proved to manage his own fashion house with grace and aplomb. The trick will be for Wang to grow Balenciaga while nurturing his own line, too. We’re counting the days until we see Wang’s first Balenciaga collection. No doubt that Ghesquière will be moving on to finer challenges in his own illustrious career. Our eyes are equally focused on both genius minds. Let the games begin. 

(Photo: Courtesy of GQ)

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Louis Vuitton Goes Literary

By Jauretsi

Just to step up your Hemingway hand, Louis Vuitton has freshly announced an expanded range of writing instruments, such as these glossy alligator leather pens (seen above, $2,220). You’ll have to wait until December 13th to see the whole collection revealed to WWD. Some of the products, which took two years to develop, are said to introduce new patented innovations for pens since 1953. The collection will find a retail home inside what is called “Louis Vuitton’s Writing Room” (or “Le Cabinet d’Ecriture Louis Vuitton”, which sounds infinitely more chic). The temporary boutique is located at 6 Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. Mark those calendars to spoil your luxury friend this Christmas.

(Photo: Courtesy of WWD)

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Front row flavor: Harley Viera Newton and China Chow at Jason Wu, RTW Spring 2013, courtesy of womensweardaily. 

Front row flavor: Harley Viera Newton and China Chow at Jason Wu, RTW Spring 2013, courtesy of womensweardaily

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I don’t like the miniskirt. It makes me nervous unless she is young and pretty. The back of the leg is a dead giveaway, and then you start thinking of age and death and not of sex.
-  Gore Vidal, as quoted in WWD. Rest in Peace Mr. Vidal (October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)