Sequins, bright colours and LBDs stormed the red carpet at the Hollywood Awards on Monday night! Leading ladies Halle Berry, Milla Jovovich and Hillary Swank made an impact in stunning eye-catching gowns while upcoming actresses Leighton Meester and Mila Kunis looked elegant and ladylike keeping it simple in neutral tones.
A busy Saturday afternoon on Princes Street delivers decadent Jane into my view. She is from New Zeland , trained in the field of Art History + Museum and Heritage. She moved to Edinbugh after having worked in the textile department of The National Museum back home. She favours charity shops but every now and then she takes advantage of the fact that she works in Armstrongs, a vintage clothing shop in the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh. Shoes, Dress and Cape are from various charity shops. She got the boots on the internet, brought the hat from NZ and the hansome bag is by Disaster Designs.
Gucci as one knows is synonymous with fashion! To wear Gucci or to own anything Gucci is to be fashionable oneself!!
The Gucci Sukey handbag is one of the most popular of all the Gucci bags.The bag itself is not earth quaking revolutionary, being just a canvas tote with cream leather trimming the infamous Gucci Monogram fabric. However sometimes simplicity is best!Hence it appears to have worked. So popular is it that it sold out almost immediately from Brown Thomas in Dublin on the day it arrived. Recession do I hear you say? What recession indeeed!!It seems the irish women make an exception for Gucci!Oh to be one of the lucky few to be balancing this Gucci Sukey from my out stretched arm!
The bag itself does have a philanthropic history. In 2008 an event was hosted by the director of Gucci Frida Gianni, in aid of UNICEF. At this very event in 2008 an opportunity arose for someone to name the bag as a prize. Thus the name “Sukey” was born. However much this person may or may not have paid for this privilege we do not know. What we do know is that this fundraising event alone raised 2.7 million for schools in Africa.. wow! The Sukey is now one of the best-selling Gucci bags around the world and every one sold around the world until February 20011 will benefit Africa. Why you ask? Simply because UNICEF gets 25 per cent of the retail price. Thus the Sukey bags selling from brown Thomas at 980 euro Not only look good on your arm but you can feel the added sense of pride that you are also donating 25 per cent of your money to UNICEF, a worthwhile investment if I ever saw one.
However for those of us that cannot afford this and still want to remain fabulous fret not. It seems H&M are launching a canvas bag of similarity in the not so near future :)!With bated breath I wait!
Or so they say!
Today we see the launch of a male magazine focused at the ‘style conscious male’ and is set to be the male equivalent of the weekly fashion magazine Grazia that keeps are fashion thirst quenched until we can get our hands on the heavier monthly editorials – for me personally: Elle!
The mag is known as Gaz7etta and 500,000 of these issues will be given away for free and the magazine will also be included in this weeks issue of Grazia, marketed as “this is for the man in your life”.
Grazia publisher Ella Dolphin will over see the magazine and was quoted in the guardian this week saying the magazine will attract ”stylish men who demand quality in their life, whether its the car you they drive, the technology they use, the music they listen to, the sprt they play or the clothes they wear.”
Will the new men’s lifestyle magazine work? I don’t see why not!