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Newsflash: Prada & Miu Miu Begins Sale This Week!

Sun, 11/28/2010 - 6:01PM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -
<p>For all Malaysians reading this, Prada & Miu Miu will begin their sale on December 1st (Wednesday). December 1st-3rd is for their VIP customers. Sale opens to public December 4th onwards.
For Prada, there will be a 30% discount on their seasonal nylon bags.
Happy Shopping!
xoxo,
Stylicious Fashionista


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YSL: "Lucky Chic" or "Lucky Cheap"??

Fri, 11/26/2010 - 2:48AM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -

The "Y", one of YSL's signature trademarks on some of the bags appear on white denim this time around. I really have to say that I'm not a fan of this "Lucky Chic" shopper, especially when the handles are secured on the bag in a way that is quite the norm for carrier/paper bags. Though I don't own anything from YSL, I quite like their minimalist chic vibe when in terms of their design philosophy. However, when it looks like this, I think "Lucky Cheap" is more befitting.

<div>$895 via Bergdorfs (ships latest by 24th Jan 2011)

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Newsflash:Chloe to Close Down in Pavilion!!

Thu, 11/25/2010 - 1:41AM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -
<p>Chloe is currently having a closing down sale at their Pavilion boutique. The Heloise, Paddington and Ethel are amongst the items on clearance -- 50% off plus and additional 20% if you're a UOB credit card holder. The Paraty and Marcie, however, are not on discount. There are only 2 Paratys (small size) left - one in metallic gold/copper and the other in blue - retailing for RM7,050.
Chloe is said to shut its doors in Malaysia by mid-December latest.


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Tod's Fall/Winter 2010-11 Now Available at KLCC & Pavilion!

Wed, 11/24/2010 - 5:18AM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -
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Now available at Tod's KLCC & Pavilion!!
Image via Tod's


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Newsflash: Bottega Veneta to Discontinue Cabat next year!

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 8:32PM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -
<p>Bottega Veneta will be discontinuing their Nappa Intrecciato Cabat (small size) next year. If you're unsure of what the Cabat looks like, I'm sure it will ring a bell if I tell you that it's the one that looks like a woven open-top shopping basket/straw basket.
The house of Bottega Veneta only produces 250 of these each year, and like any limited edition piece, it comes with what BV calls a "number plate", bearing the item number out of 250 that is embossed on the gold plaque on the interior of the bag (ie. xxx/250). So, if you want to get your hands on one, you'd better snap one up now!
Some may think that it's not worth getting because it's going to be discontinued, but because of the sheer limited quantities produced annually along with the "number plate", I think that you needn't worry about its value as such. It is sure to become a collector's item and I wouldn't be surprised if the price escalates after it is discontinued!
Available at Bottega Veneta, Star Hill Gallery, for RM 17,000++ or SGD 6,000++
Please note that only the Cabat in small size will be discontinued. The medium and the large remains a BV classic.


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Fendi Goes Retro with Baguette from Resort Collection

Sun, 11/21/2010 - 2:45AM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -
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The Baguette is one of Fendi's icons, and for Resort 2011, Fendi goes retro with the multicoloured dots, adding a layer of texture to Fendi's zucca monogram. Though I do have to say that the zucca that is on the strap of the bag, makes the bag look like a replica. In fact, most of the replica baguettes that have been circulating have actually been doing that for years. So in a certain sense, it seems as if Sylvia Venturini Fendi is actually inspired by the replica baguettes out there. Not a fan, though this would have Austin Powers cry out "Shagadelic" in a heartbeat!
$1,480 via Bergdorfs (ships latest by Christmas Eve)


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Newsflash: Prada to launch Christmas collection next week in KL!

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 6:44PM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -

Prada will officially be launching their annual special edition Christmas collection next week at Prada's flagship store in Pavilion, as well as at the KLCC boutique.

I've had a glimpse of what's in store and let me tell you that you're in for a treat! While their Christmas collections usually only feature small leather goods and accessories like keyfobs, pochettes, and charms, this year, the winds are changing. In addition to cutesy pinup bunny and girl themed charms and accessories, the highlight of the Christmas collection is the miniature versions - which could probably fit an iPhone and a pack of tissues - of their classic black nylon backpack, black Nappa Gauffre tote and the Saffiano tote (available in Red, Black, and Peonia, at RM 2k++ each) Each miniature comes with a leather & chain (think Chanel) crossbody strap.
Here's what I got from the Christmas collection:
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Aren't they just adorable? They have names too! Betty (one in pink), Gilda, Greta and another whose name I'd forgotten. Retail Price: RM 1200 / SGD470


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Proenza Schouler's Video Featuring the new Patent PS1

Wed, 11/17/2010 - 5:08PM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -
<p>A couple of days ago, I blogged about Proenza Schouler's Website Exclusive, the Patent PS1. Here's the video that was just released by Proenza Schouler yesterday, featuring the exclusive piece:
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Proenza Schouler Fashion Film "Act da Fool", Directed by Harmony Korine

Wed, 11/17/2010 - 5:50AM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -
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Proenza Schouler Exclusive: Patent PS1

Mon, 11/15/2010 - 5:08AM by StyliciousFashionista 0 Comments -


Design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler will be debuting their now-classic PS1 satchel in a material they have never introduced.... until now that is! The black Patent leather version of the PS1 is available in three sizes - a pochette, medium, and large - will be available soon, and will be their website exclusive -- sold only on the Proenza Schouler website. Its release date is yet to be announced.

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