Bags

They will make your outfit just as fast as they will break it. If you work with me I will always tell you to spend money on your bag. Some women know this, and others need alittle encouragement. I am not suggesting going into debt, that’s silly. At the same time, I am a stylist, I talk fashion, not money managment.

Here are my thoughts on what every woman needs: a black bag, a brown bag, and a clutch. These are the basics, once you have them you can go anywhere.

The Black Bag:

Miu Miu, Leather Shoulder Bag

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Rebecca Minkoff, Glazed Nikki Hobo

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Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, Stamped Croc Dunaway Bag

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Botkier, Logan Satchel

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Mulberry, Abigail East/West Shopper

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Zimmerman, Stud Bag

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Derek Lam, Romina, ok I know it’s grey, but seriously, I love this bag.

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While we are on grey, another Derek Lam, The Davina Bag, LOVE.

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The Brown Bag:

Botkier, Venice Hobo

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Derek Lam, Hobo

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Rebecca Minkoff, Hobo

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Chloé, Heloise Leather Hobo

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Chloé, Paraty Satchel

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Balenciaga,Work

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The Clutch:

Bottega Veneta, hands down, especially The Knot Clutch

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Botkier, Ruffle Clutch

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Lauren Merkin, Jeweled Clutch

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Miu Miu, Black Leather Clutch

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Miu Miu, Blue Satin Clutch

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This is just a small sampling of bags I love. When you are buying your ‘basic’ bags, I think, the timeless and classic hobo or satchel is the way to go. The same is true for clutches, a classic black envelope clutch will always be useful, but once you have it there are so many outstanding choices. Also? Once you start on bags, it becomes hard to stop, let this be a warning to you. Do you want to see the bag I die for this season?

Chloé, The Cyndi Tote

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I will let you know how it goes.

All pictures from this post can be credited to The Purse Forum, Balenciaga or Shopbop.

Flawless

I will let you in on a little beauty secret, eyebrows. Some women know this, and swear by it, but far too many women don’t realize the impact of a perfect set of eyebrows. Here is the other piece, Alisha Noon, she is the Anastasia of Vancouver. If you don’t know who Anastasia is, google her. Alisha works out of Beautymark in Yaletown.

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I heard about Alisha through a friend, I couldn’t help but comment on her eyebrows, they were flawless, stunning. She gave me Alisha’s number and I called her that second. I had to wait to get in, she is that busy, but so worth it.

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My advice is this, call her, 604.218.6000 and don’t be intimidated by the wax, tweezers, or scissors. Do it.

Alisha Noon, 604.218.6000 or alisha_noon@yahoo.ca