November 2009

This dress by Marc Jacobs may be already a few seasons old (Resort 2009 to be exact), but that doesn’t take away from its beauty. I remember falling in love with this one shouldered silk dress back in 2008 when I first saw it on Victoria Beckham who wore it to the 2008 CFDA Fashion Awards (the Oscars for fashion designers).

Marc Jacobs Resort 2009 Asymmetric Heart Dress in black

Marc Jacobs Asymmetric Heart Dressls
($3.900, NET-A-PORTER)

Victoria Beckham Loves Marc Jacobs

Victoria Beckham wearing a black Marc Jacobs Resort 2009 Asymmetric Heart Dress

Jovonna Pure Silk Heart Cut Out Dress

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, try this dress by Jovonna. It isn’t one-shouldered and doesn’t have a black satin sash, but the heart print is almost identical and it’s also made of 100% silk like the Marc Jacobs dress. A great dress for the perfect holiday outfit.

Jovonna Pure Silk Heart Cut Out Dress (Marc Jacobs Resort 2009 knockoff)

Jovonna Pure Silk Heart Cut Out Dress
(£90, Oli)

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Every year, weeks before the holidays I start dreaming up my perfect festive holiday outfit. I always try to incorporate some red, green and gold into it so I would look like I am part of the christmas tree decor. This year, I think I will go with an emerald green dress, gold accessories and red shoes. These red Giuseppe Zanotti cork platform pumps below would make the perfect shoes for my holiday outfit, but even though they’re on sale (original retail price $688) they’re still too pricey for me.

Giuseppe Zanotti Minny Vernice Papavero Platform Pumps in red patent

Giuseppe Zanotti Minny Vernice Papavero Platform Pumpsls
($385, Neiman Marcus)

Nine West “Chocolata” Platform Pumps

If you’re trying to save some cash for the holidays, but don’t want to cut back on your style, try these red Nine West platform pumps instead. Yes, they replaced the shiny red patent leather with a basketweave textured upper, but everything else (the straps, shape and cork platform) is pretty much the same as on the real deal. They’re also so much cheaper and come in either red, black or blue.

Nine West "Chocolata" Platform Pumps in red canvas (Giuseppe Zanotti knockoffs)

Nine West “Chocolata” Platform Pumpsamazon
($88.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Nine West.

Image source(s): Chickdowntown, Nine West

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Handbag Heaven Giveaway Winners!

by Irina on November 23, 2009

Finally, our Handbag Heaven has ended and 2 winners have been randomly drawn. Congratulations to Tina Renee & Anne G., you are the happy winners of a Handbag Heaven of your choice!

Handbag Heaven Giveaway Winners

Tina Renee (14 entries) will receive the Carmela city bag in pewter while Anne G. (9 entries) will soon carry the Dante Stud Hobo in black on her arm. Both of you will soon be contacted by me & Handbag Heaven with further details.

Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. Don’t be disappointed you haven’t won this time, we sure will be doing giveaways more often in the future, so next time maybe you’ll be the lucky winner.

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Everyone who follows this blog for a while should be aware of my everlasting love for everything Alexander McQueen – especially my love affair with his shoes. His creations are always so stunning and unique. Take these gorgeous white satin peep-toes for example. If I was to marry anytime soon, I would definitely choose these as my bridal shoes and feel like Cinderella in a fairy tale.

Alexander McQueen 216796 Crystal Embellished Satin Peep-toe Pumps in white

Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Satin Peep-toe Pumpscj
($547, Zappos)

RSVP “Lovely” Satin Peep-toe Pumps

If the real McQueen crystal heels don’t fit within your wedding/shopping budget, go for these budget-friendly satin peep-toes by RSVP instead. They’re called “Lovely” and that’s exactly what they are. Absolutely lovely! I’m so, so, so in love. Now I know they do miss the front crystals, but everything else looks almost identical. And they come in an array of adorable colors such as baby blue and fuchsia, too. I cannot make up my mind which one is my favorite!

RSVP "Lovely" Crystal Embellished Satin Peep-toe Pumps (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

RSVP “Lovely” Satin Peep-toe Pumpscj
($109, Zappos)

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Believe it or not, but Victoria Beckham has established herself as a respected designer in the fashion world. She sure is no second Alber Elbaz (Lanvin), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy) or Stefano Pilati (Yves Saint Laurent), but she has a huge celebrity following and as soon as anything VB hits the virtual shelves of NET-A-PORTER it’s almost all gone by the end of the day despite the hefty price tags. While the cashmere dress really is very pretty and all, I don’t see myself paying anything near $3k for it. No way!

Victoria Beckham Fall 2009 Carmontelle Cashmere-blend Peplum Sheath Dress in grey

Victoria Beckham Carmontelle Cashmere-Blend Dressls
($3.145, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham, Elle MacPherson & Mary J. Blige wearing a grey Victoria Beckham Fall 2009 Carmontelle Cashmere peplum dress

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ABS Seamed Peplum Dress with Brooch

If you want to update your office wardrobe with such a fabulous sheath dress, but don’t have $3.000 laying around, ABS has a great, almost identical alternative. They added a brooch, but I think it looks quite cute on the dress. Very Jackie O.

ABS Seamed Peplum Dress with Brooch in grey (Victoria Beckham Carmontelle Dress knockoff)

ABS Seamed Peplum Dress with Broochls
($216, Saks)

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