Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most celebrated designers of the 21st century.
Karl Lagerfeld is a fashion icon that I think everyone knows or surely has heard off. He’s known for his cutting-edge and somewhat different approach to fashion. What I admire most about him, is the fact that next to his own signature brand, he is also the creative director of Chanel and Fendi. Like how is that even humanly possible right? Many fashion gurus therefore see him as one of the most celebrated designers of the 21st century. Karl Lagerfeld, the signature brand, its aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, fun (somewhat cheeky) twist. What I love about this brand is that the ready-to-wear collections are rather affordable. For the relatively low price points, you’re getting perfect quality.
The K/Klassik shoulder bag is one of the most popular bags of the fashion house. This design is sold out quite a lot, but that’s simply because the bag is so functional yet super stylish! The silhouette of this bag perfectly combines style and function. I personally feel like every woman should own at least one Karl Lagerfeld bag!
The K/Klassik shoulder bag comes in many designs. There are always the leather, more basic designs and then there are the limited editions that are featured once in a while. My bag is a limited edition, namely the Holiday Shoulder Bag. I wouldn’t necessarily buy the basic K/Klassik, but the boldly reimagined design of my bag is something I simply cannot resist! The KARL signature in stitched shearling was an absolute deal breaker. How can you not love that detail? I think it gives something extra to the design for sure!
This beauty features a foldover front flap, a top handle and a detachable leather strap. This offers versatility as you can wear this bag in multiple ways. Wear it as a crossbody, or simply wear it over your shoulder when you’re on the go. But you can also detach the strap and wear the bag by holding the top handle. This will create a more sophisticated and chicer look. This makes the bag perfect for day and night activities. The bag is furthermore super practical, as mentioned before. This is one of the largest crossbodies I own, you can truly put a lot in it! The interior furthermore features a slot pocket, a front panel pocket and on the back, there is a pocket as well. Super handy right!
Would you go for the K/Klassik or would you rather prefer a limited edition?
‘Fashion comes and goes, but style is eternal’ – Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent is a brand that I’ve liked for so many years now! I love what the brand stands for and the founders of the fashion house, Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé are super fascinating. I’ve read many books about the fashion house and its founders and once you’ve done this, you are intrigued, believe me! Hedi Slimane, the previous creative director, is just as fascinating but unfortunately, he left YSL in 2016. The clothing of course is stunning, but the bags especially are amazing! Saint Laurent bags to me, are all about being modern and chic at the same time. There are many gorgeous items designed by YSL but one of my all-time favorites definitely is the Sunset bag!
The Sunset bag can be worn with a casual outfit but you can easily wear it with a fancy outfit as well. This bag is extremely sophisticated and simple. The only details are the interlocking YSL initials on the flap of the bag and a key ring with Saint Laurent on it. I normally prefer golden details but for this bag, I like the silver details better. This came as quite a surprise to me, but the silver combined with the black leather and the shape of this beauty, is just breathtaking! The leather shoulder strap gives this bag the finishing touch. The chain gives this bag a somewhat rough appearance which goes so well with it! I simply cannot get enough of this bag.
The size of this bag is perfect. It is small enough to wear as a crossbody, but it is certainly big enough to wear as an everyday bag. You can easily put all your essentials in it! The inside of the bag features suede lining, which gives an extra luxurious feel to the bag. The design has a gusseted slot pocket next to the interior slot pocket. There is another slot pocket on the bag as well, so there truly is lots of space!
The Sunset bag furthermore is a perfect example of a bag that can be worn with any outfit. Do you want to combine this beauty with jeans and a lovely sweater? This bag will elevate your outfit to the next level! Is your style more sophisticated and do you often wear a skirt with a blouse? This bag will match perfectly with the rest of the outfit. As Yves Saint Laurent once said: ‘Fashion comes and goes, but style is eternal’. This is what I love about this bag… There are so many ways you can style this gorgeous bag. There truly are endless options!
The Saint Laurent Sunset bag is styled with a beautiful Self-Portrait dress and Saint Laurent heels to perfectly match the aesthetics of YSL. What do you think of this outfit?
PS. Check out my recent post about the Céline Trio as well!
Céline is known for its classic, minimalistic designs…
Céline is a high fashion brand that is known for its minimalistic design. The brand rarely uses big, flashy logos. On the contrary, each design only has the simple gold-plated Céline logo at the top of the bag. That’s it! You either love it or you hate it, but I love it. It’s so minimalistic and classic, something different than the usual designs that scream the brands name. One of my all-time favorites is the Céline Trio. The design is absolutely beautiful, and the color and functionality of the bag are amazing as well. This is a perfect example of a bag that is ready to be worn every hour of the day. You can wear it during the day, but you can also wear it when you’re going to a party. There is however one major downside to this beauty that I’ll get into in a bit.
The bag itself is super functional! It comes across as a really small crossbody but it’s quite spacious. Due to the 3 ‘bags’ in one, you have a lot more room than is initially expected. Each pocket has its own zipper, which is super handy of course! The Céline Trio is basically a bag that every woman should have in their wardrobe, if you ask me! There are so many beautiful colors that it becomes hard to choose… Name pretty much every color you want, the brand has it designed for you! I chose this beautiful burgundy color, as this was (and still is) one of my favorite colors. Especially combined with the gold Céline logo.
There was only one major downside to this bag, and that is the material. The leather is so extremely soft that it scratches really easily. Damages from within, such as a key pressing against the front, can cause damages. This is of course not a bad thing per se, but it can be annoying when you’re a perfectionist just like me. However, Céline realized that this became a bigger problem and the brand therefore gave their customers an alternative. The Céline Trio now comes in multiple materials. So, it is possible to buy this amazing bag in a tougher material, taking away the only con.
Are you a fan of minimalistic, classic designs? Then Céline definitely is the perfect brand for you! Would you rock the Céline Trio or would you rather own a, for example, Gucci bag?
This bag is the perfect mix between functionality and femininity…
Ever since Alessandro Michele became the creative director of Gucci, the brand has been booming! There are always so many stunning pieces in each collection that it, sometimes, becomes hard to keep track of all the IT-bags. The collection that has probably had the most success is the Gucci Marmont Collection. This collection became huge pretty much the minute the brand released it. The bags especially are breathtaking! But my personal favorite is the Gucci Marmont Velvet Shoulder Bag.
This bag is just amazing. It’s quite simple yet very sophisticated. The Marmont Collection is mostly made out of leather but there are a few designs that are made of velvet. The velvet texture gives an extra spark to the bag if you ask me. Yes, it is more of a hassle to own because you cannot wear this bag when it’s raining but to me, that’s totally worth it! The bag is quite simple, but this means that the details that are present, will stand out even more. The chevron quilting of the bag is really pretty and combined with the GG hardware, it becomes phenomenal. Fun fact, the GG hardware used for this collection is not something new. Gucci actually got its inspiration from a buckle that the brand designed in the 1970s. This is something that can be quite tricky, as nowadays, everything needs to feel modern. But this is exactly the case for this bag!
Another cute detail is that there is a heart featured on the back of the bag. It’s not something that is shown to others that much, but I think that this is a cute detail to have just for yourself! The bag is super functional while also mixed with a touch of femininity. You can wear this beauty as a crossbody (my absolute fave) or you can wear it over the shoulder. The strap features a golden chain strap and a leather patch. The gold combined with the velvet is, in my opinion, something that you can never go wrong with. You might think that this bag is rather small but it can actually hold more than you would think. The only downside is that there is just one interior zipper pocket. So, if you like to put everything into different pockets, this bag might not be the perfect match for you…
Lastly, the Gucci Marmont Velvet Shoulder Bag comes in three different colors. Namely, black, fuchsia & petrol blue. If you want a bag that you can match with literally any outfit you’d like, I think black would be the go-to option. Do you prefer to stand out from the crowd and love to make a bag the center of attention? Then definitely go for one of the colorful beauties!
Which color would you pick?