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Swap Your Purse For These Backpacks

The quintessential back to school item—a backpack—has not landed on my post grad school shopping until now. Backpacks are on trend and practical too!

Through my teenage years, my go-to backpack choice was a classic Jansport backpack. Now my backpack picks are more sophisticated. I prefer casual backpacks that are also elegant enough to be work appropriate.

Best of all is that chic backpacks are available in various price points. A Valentino Rockstud backpack may seem ideal because Valentino Rockstud heels and Rockstud sandals are definitely on trend; however, such a trendy backpack is more likely to have a short lifespan.

Would you wear a backpack to your workplace?

A trendy backpack easily becomes dated. It is the type of item that a fashionista can pinpoint to a specific season (e.g., Enrique, the pool guy in “Legally Blonde” telling Elle Woods “don’t you stomp your last season Prada shoes at me, honey.”) If your goal is to remain on trend but you cannot purchase a new trendy backpack each season, opt for a classic and versatile look.

13 Best backpacks for work and college

Above are great backpacks that can replace your purse. Pricepoints start at $47.60

Backpacks (worn correctly) distribute weight evenly. I love my Birkins but they can feel so heavy.  Continue Reading…

Fashion Law

Chanel Accused of Smuggling Goods

Prada and Dolce & Gabanna have already faced fashion law problems over tax evasion issues. Now Chanel is accused of having its employees double as mules.

Now, Chanel and some of its employees are facing charges of systematic smuggling in Turkey. The fashion house is being accused of importing goods without customs declarations. An investigation into whether Chanel smuggled products to be sold in its two Istanbul boutiques is underway.

Three Chanel employees/Chanel mules allegedly evaded customs tax by smuggling in suitcases. Possible prison time for these fashion law crimes is between two to ten years for knowingly participating in the scheme.

The suspects are accused of “systematically and consciously” acting with the aim of not paying required customs taxes to the Turkish state.

The total value of products packed into two suitcases (the allowed baggage amount) can yield up to 1 million euros. To compare, Chanel stores worldwide have a 1 billion euro turnover. Continue Reading…

Career Fashion, Fashion

Petite Fashion Challenge #17


Candy Colorized
This month’s challenge is hosted by SewPetiteGal.
The challenge:
Take a bowl full of colorful candies (M&Ms, Jolly Ranchers, jelly beans, etc.), close your eyes, and draw 2-3 pieces.  Now use those colors (+ a neutral of your choosing) to form the basis for your ensemble.
The candy:
I am more of a chocolate girl so I had to stock up on candy for this challenge and was happy to renew my Jelly Belly fever.
Candy in Hermès twilly boxes
For chances of bolder color I chose different Jelly Belly bags and Skittles before picking one candy from each container.

The random selection:
The challenge was to draw 2-3 candy pieces to mix with a neutral of your choice with extra cool points if you did a DIY element. I chose 4 candies plus a neutral, so brace yourself…