Monday, September 8, 2014

Our Love to J’Aton Couture

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We have been holding on to this post for a while and we have decided to share the beautiful collection of J’aton couture wedding dresses after receiving so many requests from our clients. We are in LOVE with the Australian design duo lines - Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino, they have started J’Aton Couture in 1995. The collection is based on accentuating a woman’s curves with gorgeous embellishments, intricate detail and frothy tulle.

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Such a beauty, jaw-dropping!

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Their work is undoubtedly breathtaking, J’Aton Couture dresses have been in these celebrity weddings recently – Michael Jordan, Amar’e Stoudemire, Holly Valance and Amber Ridinger to name a few. Each of their gowns are tailor made to perfection.

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Beautiful bride, beautiful dress
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Rebecca Judd in J’Aton Couture dress

J’Aton Couture attention to detail is absolutely magnificent, with traditional Italian approaches and techniques being implemented, offering brides a unique dress that leaves responders in awe. You may need a moment of silence just to endure the sheer beauty that is about to leave you speechless and then after you pick your jaw up off the ground, you will know what couture dreams are made of.

Haven’t found wedding dress of your dreams? Then you definitely need to take a look of our hand pick selection of fabulous J’Aton bridal gowns.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chanel-Paris Dallas Metiers D'art Bag

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The 2013/2014 Paris-Dallas Chanel collection contains some of the most unique Chanel handbags. We totally adore the cowboy flair, with a touch of rustic to very masculine bags and the whimsy and spunk design that will truly brings the playfulness of Chanel enthusiast.
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Excited!!!
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Some may find the Paris-Dallas collection is a bit too rodeo-y, but we believe, Chanel always produces timeless and classic style that you will at least appreciate for its conservative spirit. Thank you to our lovely client for trusting us to get this beautiful Chanel lambskin navy blue camera bag from the Paris-Dallas collection.
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Dimension: 6.7 x 11.8 x 3.9 inch with gold hardware

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Special cloth to polish the bag and elaborate guide/recommendations to handle the material of the bag

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Many raised us a question, is it worth buying Chanel bag as an investment? Designer handbags (also the same goes to watches or jewellery), are particularly subjective when compared to other investment opportunities. Handbags are a little more important than other "investment pieces" (like shoes) and thus require even more careful consideration. Unless you can afford to buy a new ‘it bag’ every season, you want one that will withstand the passing of trends and continue to look amazing for years to come.

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We also think it's important that you really (yes, really) love it and aren't just buying it for status or because it's on the most coveted list bags of the year. Remember, just because it's marked down doesn't necessarily mean it's the bag for you. We know from a classic example, buying a Chanel caviar flap bag with gold hardware will cost you more than $4000 (treating it like your little princess, nurture with love and care). Then the next three years later your little princess valued at a retail price of $6500. That’s a difference of $2,500.
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Prices have been rising for 100% in 3 years, that’s 30% profit each year. And Chanel is going to raise again for 20% next year. If this continues, how much would your Chanel bag be worth.

P/S: "Don't buy a bag that's on sale unless it's the one you really want. If you're going to spend a lot of money regardless, pay full price for something you'll love for a long time. I know from experience."

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Anya Hindmarch on speed dial

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Anya Hindmarch has to be one of our favourite handbag designers here on Diva Darling. The UK based designer knows a thing or two about quintessential British style. Her pieces are classic and feminine, she combined THE BEST of everything we love and adore.

If handbags were people, Hindmarch’s collection definitely the beautiful, strong, quirky girl with tons of personality. Her collections are always inspiring, more than a little cheeky and 100% loveliness. We have featured 3 favourite Hindmarch’s pieces in this month entry and this season she has really outdone herself. (can’t wait to grab the “Crisp” pouch especially!)

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Carker box calf leather bag
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For more info on the price for this lovely Carker, contact diva@diva-darling.com

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Timeless Anya Hindmarch Classic, with a neat pocket on the front signature lock flap pocket for easy access to all your every day essentials.

The ‘Carker’ box calf leather bag, is just one of a versatile delights from the many wonderful Anya Hindmarch range, sure to set your little hearts a-flutter! This much love Carker bag is up for sale (9/10 excellent condition, only used once!) and perfect for your spring/summer collection, beautiful Coral colour to spice up your wardrobe.

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The cute Mini Gracie bag in pink

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This Mini Gracie first took my eye over at Bicester Village some time ago and I have been smitten ever since.  It fits a phone, keys, lipstick with slots for three credit cards. If you can grab this iconic Hindmarch piece, it is a great way to start off a designer bag collection for those who would normally only buy from the High Street and with leather bags in most stores costing £100 or more. Sometimes it is worth the bit extra to go for something that you will love and last years.

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Valorie glitter clutch bag, instant glamour to any evening look

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Now let’s move on to a more festive treat to your holiday wardrobe – the Valorie glitter clutch bag! With its luxurious glitter embellishment, it will add instant glamour to any evening look. The clutch is available in a variety of fantastic colours, keeping you wonderfully classy and elegant. A girl can never have too many bags… So we keep our friends at Anya Hindmarch on speed dial at all times.

**To experience more on Personal Shopper services, feel free to contact us here for your next Anya Hindmarch leather collection.