The Material Boy #329

Davi Crocodile Leather Shopper

This is indulgence! The ultimate getaway bag in its most grandiose of all leathers, crocodile skin:-P Definitely for the high roller jet set crowd whereby the bag will get eyes fixated on you as you check into all the luxurious hotels along your journeys. What I most like about this Davi Crocodile shopper is the trapeze shape with contrasting leather textures. Crocodile skin on the front, back and handles and smooth calf skin on the sides. A handsome companion for the most savvy of men:-P No branding required, let the impressive skin speak for itself:-P

OOOh...I can only dream of one day travelling first class and toting this bag with me in a globe trotting lifestyle:-P Bags are what 'dreams' are made of...

Retail price: HKD $68,000. Where to buy: Lane Crawford, Hong Kong

Muse Board: Navy & Peach

Did I find a boyfriend or......

I have a big surprise...for check back later tonight).....
did I:
a) cut all my hair off into a really cute boy hair-cut (again..ha ha ha)!?!
b) did I find a boyfriend?!?
c) am I gonna be on tv!?!
d) something else that I can't mention......

until's some DAILY KANDEE-ness:

let the words that come out of your mouth...encourage, inspire, compliment, and brighten someones day!
When you speak positive words into'll be surprised how it actually "speaks" positivity into your own heart and spirit...
never let a compliment rot in your heart because you felt funny telling someone....
set your compliments free the moment you think never know how many times that person will replay what you said in their mind...and it can really change their outlook on themselves....and their world!!!

Spread compliments, love, and something positive today!!! I'll do it too....let's sweeten up the world!!! can't wait to tell you the surprise.....

Etro Spring 2010

Etro has always been synonymous with gorgeous colors and prints, and this collection sticks beautifully with tradition. I love the '70's style dresses in billowy chiffon, the delicate ruffles, the deliciously frizzy hairstyles...Bellissima!

Photos borrowed from

The Runway Sniper #40

Below: The much well received Alexa different incarnations.
This time in a bi-material version.

Below: There is even a clutch 'offshoot' of the bag:-P Mulberry definitely believes in this design:-)

Below: The house icon, Bayswater reworked with quilting or even a big bow...

Below: Hot pink bags are outstanding...but I am not sure about the versatility and longevity of the colour. So what do the ladies think?

Below: More Mulberry exotics to add to the bag range... this time in a hobo style tote...

Below: Or lemon yellow croc embossed suede? So 'yummy' to the eyes:-)

Below: Hobo bags seem to 'invade' the presentation...

Below: Braided handles white tote...

Below: Mulberry's speedy style handbag with red patent leather accents and lock detail...

Below: Is that Emma Hill's son? Isn't he adorable?

Mulberry Spring Summer 2010 Presentation, Claridges Hotel, London Fashion Week

Although there was already a showing at New York Fashion week, Mulberry did not miss out on presenting to its home crowd during the recent London Fashion Week. Again, a backdrop of colourful balloons and carnival horses sets the theme for the presentation. Colours and a youthful vibe was key themes in the new Mulberry SS2010 collection, as does leopard prints which has been a steady trend on so many runways.

One of the best offerings Mulberry has in stored for us next season will be the already well received Alexa Bag inspired by none other than Alexa Chung. Here we see even more incarnations of the gorgeous arm candy. This time round in a beige colour or bi-material version. We even get a clutch fashioned with similar detailings. I think this bag is going to be a hit for Mulberry next season. The soft slouchy shape makes the bag easy to wear, the size is perfect for girls...and the masculine femininity charm (the bag does look like a school boy bag:-) all attributes to a good bag in the making.

Other offerings include a speedy looking small duffel with red patent leather and lock accents, a white braided handle tote and more bayswater with reworked details such as addition of bows and quilting. The brown leather and baby blue quilted Bayswater is one of my favourites too. An interesting take on a house icon. Somewhat Chanel-ish but not exactly. However, I am not too confident about the abundance of bright pink bags in the collection. Hot pink is not exactly going to be an easy colour to carry although it makes a good fashion statement.

Which ones will be your favourite? Mine's easily the Alexa. I may snag myself one next season!

Source: Mulberry

Body Painting - Bra - Series #2

Photo of body painting of a blue bra on a middle-aged woman.

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MOSCHINO Dresses Coca-Cola

I thought I'd heard it all until Rosella Jardini, Moschino's Creative Director, decided to give Coca-Cola Light a fashion makeover. At least that's what I think is going on here after having to take some online Dutch courses in order to translate the full story from Vogue Netherlands (aka Dutch Vogue). Love the ruffles and polka dots, even though they make Coca-Cola look a little fat.....

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Erika Gerdemark Photography

This is the first post of a new series where you can follow me as we look at several gowns made from start to finish. We'll kick it off by looking at Elin's gown from our initial consultation to the excitement of her wedding day. It made me so happy to see Elin married in such an enchanted setting in a gown of my creation. The back drop of the rustic old Kalmar castle in Sweden seemed a perfect match for the vintage chic of the 'Mira' Gown she chose.

We started from this sketch planning the ballerina length skirt out of six yards of silk chiffon over a full crinoline underskirt. This Chantilly lace was chosen in ivory for the bodice

Elin's gown was fashioned out of yards of fragile ivory silk chiffon and delicate lace. While most custom gowns crafted by a designer take anywhere from four to six months to complete, Elin needed her gown in two months. Despite the time crunch, we still had enough room for collaboration with decisions regarding fabric, silhouette and style. This was, as most custom gowns are: typically 80-90% handmade. Hand made means machines do some work like the side seams, cross seams, etc. There are however stitches on these one-of-a-kind gowns only expert handwork can touch in order to produce that exquisite finish

With a great deal of hand work, the bodice here is nearly complete. With all linings and boning in place, buttonhole looping has been added to the center back as silk covered buttons are sewn on.

Bodice and skirt have been joined before adding the crinoline underskirt

Voila! Elin's gown is complete with the addition of a separate underskirt and tie belt.

Elin in her gown. Doesn't she look stunning?

Erika Gerdemark Photography

Erika Gerdemark Photography