The Material Boy #235

Mulberry Eliot Tote In Grained Leather

Mulberry bags are getting more and more savvy and I am getting more and more intrigued by them these recent months. I used to dislike their 'conservative' styles and I tend to find more 'mature looking' designs for their bag range, despite some lovely classics. However a breath of fresh air has now surround the brand. With the recent change of creative director, Emma Hill who has a background with Marc By Marc Jacobs, she is already injecting some fun into the bags we see on offer this spring summer 2009 season. Perhaps her Marc By Marc Jacobs stint help play a part to create designs that look more modern and youthful. I am confident the bags from Mulberry will now look even better while still being sophisticated and timeless:-P

One of the new offerings I am currently drooling is this timeless Mulberry Eliot Tote in Grained Leather. Crafted with soft grained leather, and comes in 3 beautiful colours of white, navy and deep red. I adore the white one most with its soft grey canvas handles and interior suede surface. It simply look elegant and nonchalant. An internal zipped pocket allows for storage of important items like your wallets and keys.

The shape of this tote is also what made me love the bag design. Unlike most totes which usually have a large base, this Eliot tote is slender and more streamlined making it a very handy bag to use everyday. The classic design takes you from day to night, casual to formal. Very versatile indeed. Embellished it with some bag charms and this bag will attain more character and become more fabulous. One small drawback for the bag is that it being made from grained leather do weigh a bit more...but not overwhelmingly that it will be like a workout each time you carry the bag. So it is a very small problem in exchange for sumptuous leather. The white Eliot tote is the rarest in Singapore. Only 2 pieces came to our sunny island. One for the Hilton store and the other for the boutique in Terminal 3. Very slim chance of someone toting the same bag as you in white. Dun we all like exclusivity?:-P (Alternatively, you can buy it online at as well but it may costs more due to shipping.)

(After seeing this Eliot tote in the arms of the cute model dressed in pink polo and bright yellow cardigan, under a grey leather jacket and paired with white skinny jeans, I want this bag even more!)


Retail price: SGD $1299. Where to buy: Mulberry Boutique at Hilton Hotel

My MANy Bags Trendspotting #23

Balenciaga, Rolled-Up Pants and Joseph's Mittens?!?!?!

New looks from the ever ingenious Sartorialist. He is simply amazing to be able to document the chic looks in everyday people. I wonder if he will ever make it to Singapore and I would like to see what he will be able to capture.

But here's 3 looks that I adore:-)

1) Balenciaga Bag and my fur collar...dramatic at the very least, not what I would wear, maybe something smaller. But I like the hat, and most of all, I like the Balenciaga that a weekender size? Seems too small. Goes to show guys rock Balenciaga as well as ladies!

2) Thom Browne must be so proud now. His above ankle length pants look is a hot trend among guys now...rolled up your jeans, pants or those ankles!

3) Mittens and Joseph....okay..maybe not a trend...but the red mittens reminds me of Joseph's. :-P Fashion starts young...and this boy definitely is on a good start...

Source: Sartorialist

My MANy Bags Trendspotting #22

What A Smart Prada Leather Tote!

I have blog about this bag here and a reader of mine bought this bag, but I somewhat lost his email amidst a whole tonne of other mails from everyone. sorry about that. But I have to say this Prada Leather Tote is simply amazing and very timeless and versatile. Simply look at this guy! With a nice long overcoat, streamlined silhouette, dressy leather's a look to set heads turning:-P

Congrats to whoever who got this beautiful bag!

Source: Sartorialist,

Japanese Actress Nozomi Sasaki (佐々木希)' Photos

Japanese Actress Nozomi Sasaki (佐々木希)' Photos

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SasakiName: Nozomi Sasaki 佐々木希

Birthday: 1988.2.8

Hometown: Kurashiki City, Okayama pref.

Blood type: AB

Leah Dizon' Summer Bikini Photoshoot

Leah Dizon' Summer Bikini Photoshoot

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Full name: Leah Donna Dizon (リア・ドナ・ディゾン)

Birthday: September 24, 1986

Birth place: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Blood type: O

Height: 167cm / 5'6"

Weight: 52kgs

Bra size: C

Shoe size: 24cm

Nationality: American

Spoken languages: English, a little Japanese, spoke a bit of Tagalog when she was little

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, shopping, drawing, tennis, badminton

Favorite foods: Pho, McDonalds, Shabu-Shabu, Yakiniku

Favorite books: A Catcher in the Rye, The Kitchen God's Wife, Harry Potter, Memoirs of a Geisha, Of Mice and Men, The Slaughterhouse Five, The Virgin Suicides

Favorite musicians: Amuro Namie, B'z, Cassie, Deftones, GLAY, Hamasaki Ayumi, Korn, Moriyama Naotaro, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shiina Ringo, The Smashing Pumpkins, Utada Hikaru, X JAPAN

Kim Ah Joong (김아중)' Magazine Photos

Kim Ah Joong (김아중)' Magazine Photos

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Kim Hyo Jin (김효진)' Wedding Dress Photoshoot

Kim Hyo Jin (김효진)' Wedding Dress Photoshoot

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Lee Ha Na (이하나)' Beautiful Photos

Lee Ha Na (이하나)' Beautiful Photos

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Chinese Actress Qin Hai Lu' Photoshoot

Chinese Actress Qin Hai Lu' Photoshoot

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Name: 秦海璐 / Qin Hai Lu

English name: Amanda

Profession: Actress

Birthdate: 1978-Aug-11

Birthplace: Shandong, China

Height: 165cm

Weight: 48kg

Star sign: Leo

Chinese zodiac: Horse

England Actress Kelly Brook' Photos

England Actress Kelly Brook' Photos

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