Louboutin Pumps

Louboutin Pumps Review

Aug 30th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 19 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 21 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 15 min read

Even though I have always liked the concept of Ferragamo shoesย  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 13 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 14 min read

The serendipitous encounter between Hermesโ€™ 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…

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Chanel Pearls Review

Aug 2nd, 2019 Accessories Unwrapped 14 min read

Coco Chanel revolutionised the costume jewellery industry introducing the concept of faux pearls and making them fashionable in times when fake jewellery was still considered an inferior substitute to the real gems. To this day, Chanel pearls continue to capture imagination of many fashionistas who can choose from a multitude of designs including long and short strings, single or multiple rows, as well as bold…

Chanel Espadrilles

Chanel Espadrilles Review

Jul 26th, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 11 min read

Chanel espadrilles are another example of shoes which I was did not quite get at first. As a Chanel shoe lover, I have always associated their footwear with a very classic look and hence I was unconvinced about the thick, double sole and the heavy stitching pattern. Additionally, I had no idea on how or where to wear them to, and overall they seemed incompatible…

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Gucci Princetown Mules Review

Jul 22nd, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 14 min read

I suspect I may not be the only woman for whom Gucci Princetown mules were not exactly the love at the first sight. In fact, I explicitly remember that the initial encounter with the lamb wool-finish version left me utterly puzzled. I could not help but feel that the form and novelty factor significantly outweighed the aesthetic value. Even the not-so-hairy version of the shoe…