Gucci Tights

Gucci GG Tights Review

Nov 2nd, 2019 Accessories Unwrapped 13 min read

I am not one for seasonal fads and prefer classic designs but when I first saw Gucci GG tights, I knew instantly that I absolutely had to have them. As a great fan of patterned tights, with Wolford being my absolute favourite, I found the cool and funky vibe conveyed by the brown GG logo too hard to resits. So off I went to the…

Jimmy Choo Romy Heels

Jimmy Choo Romy Heels Review

Oct 14th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 13 min read

What has inspired me to write this review of Jimmy Choo Romy heels is a conversation not long ago with a work colleague who mentioned she dreamt about a pair of Choos. Why? Because she heard that they were the most comfortable high heel shoes of all. And that got me thinking… Are they really worth all the fuss and are they as comfortable as…

Valentino Rockstud Pump

Valentino Rockstud Heels Review

Oct 5th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 18 min read

Who makes the most famous studded heels? The answer is simple, of course it is Valentino! Since its debut in 2010, this brainchild of the creative powerhouse duo of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli has become an instant sensation and continues to capture imagination to this day.  As one of the most recognisable shoe designs, Rockstud heels have been elevated to a near cult…

Bvlgari Serpenti Forever bag

Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Bag Review

Sep 30th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 16 min read

Even a person suffering from a bad case of ophidiophobia will not be able to resist this charm of the Serpenti Forever bag from Bvlgari. The fashion house, renowned for its understated elegance associated with the iconic snake design jewellery, debuted the first Serpenti bag in the 2012 Fall-Winter collection. The rest, as they say, is history. The beautifully crafted bag adorned with a hypnotic…

Vintage Chanel Bag

Vintage Chanel Bag – 5 Things to Know Before You Buy It

Sep 22nd, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 19 min read

Have you ever considered buying a vintage Chanel bag? Well, it has not been high on the list of my shopping priorities as I always preferred fresh-out-of-the-box items. However, a few years ago I was desperately looking for a small Chanel flap bag in navy blue with a golden chain and at the time the colour was unavailable in boutiques. As my mind was firmly…

Louboutin Pumps

Louboutin Pumps Review

Aug 30th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 18 min read

I have been a big fan of Louboutin pumps for a long time. No other brand rivals the shamelessly attention-demanding, sexy and envy inducing nature of these instantly recognisable, red-soled little pieces of art. They are truly electrifying and their appeal reaches across all genders, as demonstrated in the few occasions when total strangers (men!) stopped me on the street to compliment my Loubs. This…

Gucci Marmont Bag

Gucci Marmont Bag Review

Aug 26th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 20 min read

I remember that when I bought my first Gucci bag around 2005, I was absolutely mesmerised by the interlocking GG logo canvas and bamboo detailing characteristic of brand. This started my obsession with Gucci accessories, both shoes and bags, and led to many happy purchases. However, after a few years of this love affair I started exploring other brands, fell in love with Chanel, and…

Ferragamo Varina Ballet Flats

Ferragamo Varina Ballet Flats Review

Aug 5th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 14 min read

Even though I have always liked the concept of Ferragamo shoes  with their iconic bow and the classic almond-shaped toe, it took a while before I committed myself to purchasing the first pair. I was simply dubious that they would be compatible with my personal style. With Varas, the reservations revolved around the small block heel projecting a slightly matronly feel whereas in Varina ballet…

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Hermes Birkin 35 Review – Part 2

Aug 5th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 12 min read

In Part 1 of Birkin 35 review I wrote about features such as aesthetics and construction of the bag, its dimensions, weight and the date stamp. The aim of Part 2 is to shift focus to aspects such as durability and functionality of Birkin 35, the Hermes Spa, and consider whether the bag provides a true value for money. Durability of Birkin 35 | Hermes…

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Hermes Birkin 35 Review – Part 1

Aug 3rd, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 13 min read

The serendipitous encounter between Hermes’ CEO Jean-Louis Dumas and Jane Birkin in 1981 culminating in the birth of the Birkin bag is now legendary. Apparently, when sat next to the actress on a fight, Dumas observed that she was struggling to contain belongings in a bag carried at the time and the actress admitted that finding a chic but practical bag was a challenge. This…