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chocolate-y cravings.

27 November 2008

Hello, darlings!

laduree-chocolates

I have been craving chocolate all this week. And without restraint either, never hesitating for yet another cup of hot chocolate with a dash of cinnamon sugar, or another bar of Dove Dark Chocolate. I’d hardly call it coincidental, though, when I say that lately everything I crave is brown. Whether my cravings are influenced by chocolate or not is up to you!

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givenchy-nightingale-medium-barneys

Ah. The Givenchy Nightingale in shiny leather (here at Barney’s). Much talked, raved, lusted, [insert adjective here], and for good reason. Perhaps I’m a bit slow to add my own opinions on the bag, but it wasn’t until lately when I began to fall in love. Lately, for some unknown reason, I’ve been craving for a buttery-soft leather bag. A big one, at that. One where I could just stuff all my goodies and necessities, run out the door, & still manage to look like I at least tried to look good. After all, my philosophy is quite simple: a bag makes the outfit. This bag, in a dark brown, does exactly that. It’s simplicity, with just the right amount of detailing in the handles and shape, is done to perfection. It’s versatility is also a plus for me too. Whereas I usually prefer to carry a bag on my arm, its shoulder straps are a backup for when, if need be, I need my hands and arms free (hopefully to carry large shopping bags full of recent purchases!)

ysl-oversized-pearlized-muse

The Muse. In YSL’s newest re-make of the classic bag, this time, oversized in pearlized leather (available at Bergdorf Goodman). So it’s not exactly a shade of chocolate brown. But if you use your imagination, it’s the perfect shade of malted milk shake chocolate. (I think I’m seeing chocolate…) I love the size, the shape, the slightly golden taupe, the simplicity. It would also look oh-so-nice on one of my lazy days too. All eyes on the lovely bag, instead of my rather disheveled ensemble. I think it would make me feel much more put together as well.

miu-miu-bronze-ruched-leather-bag

I just love Miu Miu bags. First the Vitello Lux I’ve been pining after since forever, now this lovely ruched leather coiffer bag. I love the shape of it; round and soft, yet structured in its gold hardware. The detailing is beautiful; the metal clasps, buttons, adn the braided handle is just so perfectly incorporated onto the bag. And that ruching. Impeccable. I think I fell in love with it when I saw it at either Barneys or Bergdorf Goodman a while ago. It was love at first touch, I should like to specify. It’s creamy texture, unbelievably soft leather…to die for. And at that moment, I did wish I could just stuff my belongings into that bag and take it with me.

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Mmm. Leather, chocolates, and bags, oh my.

xoxo,

La C.

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. 28 November 2008 4:13 am

    They’re all such lovely choices! Coach’s Sabrina bag in taupe leather with gold hardware is a bit similar to the Gucci bag in terms of having that versatile shoulder strap. It’s a beautiful bag, but I really shouldn’t even think about it considering I splurged on a jumbo Chanel 2.55 last month.

  2. 28 November 2008 5:30 am

    i desire that ysl bag, that middle one. i swear when i have a paycheck when i graduate my second occupation and move to london to work i will forget all the bills and buy a designer bag! 😉 ha ha!
    girl can dream..well i guess i can wait my second paycheck.. lol

  3. 28 November 2008 6:22 am

    And I thought brown bags were boring, thank you for completely dispelling that notion!
    Also, the Laduree chocolate looks divine.
    xx

  4. 28 November 2008 7:09 am

    After reading this I want to bake something and buy a Miu Miu bag.

  5. 28 November 2008 8:07 am

    ladurée haha !! yes i love them ! but chocolate is bad for the skin !! sorry 🙂

  6. 28 November 2008 8:22 am

    oh i love that last bag!!!

  7. 28 November 2008 12:06 pm

    Yuuuuuuuuumy chocolate! Yuuuuuumy shopping! Yuuuuuuumy bags!

    Have a lovely weekend dear!

  8. 28 November 2008 12:10 pm

    oh my lord the givenchy is gorgeous!! I just want to bury my face in it lol…I have a brown bag that I always carry. It’s the perfect neutral.

  9. 28 November 2008 12:10 pm

    nowwww i’m going to go pig out on chocolate, and i can blame you! haha, i kid of course.
    my favorite juicy bag is in chocolate brown leather, and my favorite coach bag in in chocolate brown… i guess you and i are both in love with chocolate! lol.

  10. 28 November 2008 12:34 pm

    Thank you for your comment!
    I really like the Givenchy Nightingale. Great blog!
    xxx

  11. 28 November 2008 1:06 pm

    Hi La C!

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

    Katee

  12. 28 November 2008 3:01 pm

    All I can say is YUM!

  13. 28 November 2008 4:34 pm

    Sigh. You always have a great eye in picking out these things. I’ve been wanting that miu miu bag for the longest time! Every time I see it on the street, I have a great urge to whack its owner on the head and run away with it.

  14. 28 November 2008 5:54 pm

    mmm chocolate.. i have been craving chocolate all week .. and i have been eating it nonstop!!!! hahahaha love the bags.. i need to save up and invest in a good bag.. don’t know which one though…

  15. 28 November 2008 6:20 pm

    ooooooooo!!!!
    I have given my heart away once again. you seem so passionate about the bags, and I love that. ‘Butter soft leather’ I may have to steal that for my english assingment!

  16. thebaglady permalink
    28 November 2008 6:20 pm

    as always, i love your selection of bags. you always pick the best!

  17. 28 November 2008 6:50 pm

    i think the nightingale is the best bag. it is SO SO SOFT and comfortable and i like to just stuff my bags too so its a good size. that chocolate looks really good.

  18. 28 November 2008 10:07 pm

    I am a Nightingale fan – and always only considered the black one (there is an Ostrich one I think that totally freaks me out :/). But now, your chocolate craving has percolated down to my Nightingale needs, and now I can’t stop staring at the picture of that gorgeous bag!

    I love how your posts are themed and the way you thread ideas together so seamlessly. Your blog has seriously emerged as one of my favourite reads, and not just some site to surf.

    Love,
    Hui

  19. La Couturier permalink
    28 November 2008 10:32 pm

    coco – haha! i really want to bake something too. right now i’m thinking chocolate cookies with mint…

    ray – *guilty look* my skin as of now has shown no sign of breakout or what have you from eating chocolate. so until that first zit pops up, i have no worries 😉

    hui – your comment just made my day, no lie! you are seriously the sweetest girl ever. i know i always write a lot (and i know most of my readers/followers probably just skim through it). so thank you so much!!! ❤

    xoxo,
    La C.

  20. 29 November 2008 2:10 am

    oh, no. don’t tempt me with those delicious looking brownies! you’ve gotten me hungry again, even after two slices of leftover pumpkin pie. mmmm.

  21. 29 November 2008 7:54 am

    Fantastic spotting dear ) Love the second bag

  22. 29 November 2008 9:37 am

    Leather, chocolate, BAGS! WOW! The chocolate looks so delicious!

  23. 29 November 2008 12:27 pm

    That Miu Miu is beautiful.

  24. 29 November 2008 1:15 pm

    Damn. I really, really, really NEED chocolate now haha.

  25. 30 November 2008 12:26 pm

    I’ve been in the mood for a new bag as well. I was pretty slow on the YSL craze, now that the “IT” hype is over, I feel like I can respect them/enjoy them more. But I have much harder standards than just a pretty bag, it has to be camera safe too 😦 So my hunt continues.

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