Eva Mendes Goes for Gold at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Jun 10 2010

While everyone else was focused on the red carpet style of young celebs  (i.e. Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Stewart, Audrina Patridge, etc) who attended the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, my attention was on a more mature but definitely still sizzling hot actress – Eva Mendes.

Eva showed up at the event in a sequined one shoulder number from Stella McCartney’s 2010 Pre-Fall Collection and she interestingly paired the outfit with all gold accessories – a metallic gold pair of platform sandals and an equally dazzling metallic gold  clutch, both by Roger Vivier.

Eva Mendes 2010 MTV Movie Awards – Arrivals held at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios Universal City, June 6, 2010

The look was simple, but effortlessly glam and show stopping. It’s interesting how the gold accessories went well with the silvery dress. Normally combining both would usually result to a mismatch but for some reason, it worked for her.

Want this look? Here’s how you can get it for definitely much less:

ABS Allen Schwartz Scalloped Multi Sequin Dress, on sale for US$315

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From top left: Franchi Handbags Vivienne Clutch, on sale for US$143; BCBGeneration Randall Sandals, US$95; Touch Ups Lori Clutch, US$39; Bebe Stanley Sandals, US$140

Credit: Apega/WENN.com, Nikki Nelson / WENN.com

Velvet Clutches are Rare?

Jun 7 2010

Guess what I was surprised to find out today? I found out that velvet clutches aren’t as common as satin ones.

I initially thought I wouldn’t have a problem searching for velvet or velour made clutch bags since it’s the next option to the usual satin evening bag but I was dead wrong. I went through several online bag stores and only found a couple of items made of with this material and that’s at Ebags.com.

In fact, I was really surprised that Zappos, which has a huge database of bags, only has one offering, a Juicy Couture creation.

Juicy Couture Fashion Velour Zip Clutch, US$88

I guess the rarity can be attributed to the fact that it’s harder to maintain velvet, velour, or velveteen made bags in general.

Now if you are also on the lookout for an alternative to the satin clutch, you now have these options to go for:

Global Elements Velvet Clutch, US$38; J. Furmani Velvet Clutch, US$30

The Jesse B. Collection Plume Clutch, US$95; the Jesse B. Collection Velveteen Rabbit Clutch, US$90

Offhand Designs Nina Clutch, US$50

Spotted: Alexander Wang Cher Large Siamese Clutch on Khloe Kardashian

Jun 4 2010

E! celebrated its 20th year last May 24 by holding a party at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. As expected, it was a star studded event with the Kardashian clan (Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and mom Kris) well represented.

Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner at E!’s 20th Birthday Party held at The London Hotel West Hollywood, California, May 24, 2010

Although the four ladies looked striking, what caught my attention was Khloe Kardashian’s clutch:

Khloe Kardashian

That oversized double clutch is very hard to miss. It’s an Alexander Wang creation called the  Cher Large Siamese Clutch.

It’s called the Siamese obviously because of its twin but lopsided compartments; kind of like a fun and unique take on the usual top zip. How oversized is it? Well, it is quite a magnified piece, with dimensions at a full 10” x 15”. You can actually put a bond paper in it and it will fit! Now THAT is oversized.

Alexander Wang Cher Large Siamese Clutch

Anyway, I think Khloe made the right choice by picking an oversized piece. It suits her tall and big-boned frame.

However, I don’t approve of the way she mixed the already busy looking leopard purse with an equally attention hungry glittery sequin dress. Those two are simply  too much together. Perhaps if she wore a black number, some harmony would’ve taken place.

If you like the Alexander Wang Cher Large Siamese Clutch, I suggest you buy it at Shopbop because they offer it at a discounted price of US$574, that’s 30% off its retail value!

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com

The Iconic Balenciaga on Sale at Koodos

Jun 1 2010

It is very rare to see iconic bags go on sale. That is why I got so excited when I found some Balenciaga giant envelope clutches on sale over at www.koodos.com.

Feast you eyes on these and have your credit cards within reach, ladies.

Giant Envelope Clutch in Charcoal Grey

Giant Envelope Clutch in Outremer Blue

Giant Envelope Clutch in Red

These highly covetable clutches are discounted at £399 from £575. (Koodos is a British online shop, but fret not, they ship to the US and Canada apart from most countries in Europe). At the current exchange rate, the clutch will come out to about $580 USD. It’s a far cry from it’s original price of $1025 USD.

All made with soft vintage lambskin and palladium metal hardware with the signature framed hand mirror. And with that price tag, these are just too hard to resist.

Oh and since we’re at it already, koodos also has some Balenciaga City bags on sale.

Balenciaga City in Black

This classic  handbag comes out to only about $860 USD as opposed to the original retail price of $1445 USD. I haven’t quite seen a deal this good. So if you’re in the market for a Balenciaga beauty, head on to www.koodos.com.