Back(pack)-to-school

August 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was back-to-school shopping. I’d get to go with my mom and sister to buy new shoes, notebooks, books clothes (although that was boring cause it was always the same old boring, catholic school uniform) and, my favorite, book bags.

I remember one year that I wanted this kinda expensive crossbody, bright orange bag and my mom got it for me and I just felt SO cool. Mind you, It was the early 2000’s!

Anyway, since I’m out of school I technically don’t need a bag but due to the fact that I currently live in Brooklyn and spend a lot of time in Manhattan, I like to have some things with me at all times so a bag is the perfect carryall.

Here are some bags that I think are pretty nice and would probably be the coolest backpack in school.

Let’s start with the one that I think is my favorite right now. I am so in love with this backpack. The shape, the colors, the materials are just awesome. Here in a simple beige-y color, this bag from Haerfest Collection is just gorgeous.

Another really cool back is this Y-3 Nomad backpack. It has a very defined shape and the color blocking just adds to the architectural effect of the bag. Plus, it kinda looks like Darth Maul from Star Wars so it gets awesomeness points. 

I don’t know how Coca Cola comes into this, but Michael Young designed this bag and it looks so cool. It has similar shape to the Y-3 bag but it is so different and simple enough to be unique.

This one is more hiking/backpacking and less school but it would look so cool in the streets on NY. Kinda like urban jungle safari chic. The Benny Gold x Jansport “Mission Pack”

Well, native prints are very in right now – POST COMING SOON – and Clare Rojas collaborated with Incase to make this collection which uses just the right amount of crazy patterns with a neutral color. Also, it has an owl. Hipsters love owls!

Contrasting with the sort of craziness from the previous bag, this one is so simple but it doesn’t need much to look amazing. From Porter, this white bag looks awesome clean and it’ll look even better once it gets a little dirty.  I would love to own this one.

This one is another that I love. It has side straps for your shoes! I MEAN that is just amazeballs! Filling Pieces x Flybird Pack’s also matches with jeans which makes it pretty versatile. 

Like you guys now from previous posts, blue is my favorite color and Givenchy is steadily becoming one of my favorite brands. This navy backpack looks so casual and chic yet so expensive and just well crafted. Who would’ve thought felt and leather could look this good? SOOOO LUXURIOUS!

Talking about luxury, this bag isn’t exactly my type, but I would totally rock it. Santiago Gonzalez takes croc and gives us this beautiful structured backpack.

As always, I probably can’t afford any of these bags, so I have to settle for the one I’m currently using. I got it from Zara and it’s a canvas bag with a nice squared shape and leather details.

Let me know if there are any other bags you really like! And to those of you going back to school, get a good backpack and GOOD LUCK!

I’m blue da ba dee da ba di

April 6, 2012 § 3 Comments

Everyone that knows me knows that my favorite color is blue. I have blue vans, blue wallets, a blue charm on my necklace and probably half of my closet is different shades and tones of blue. So it is very nice, when I see that a lot of designers are using blue in their pieces.

I’m calling it: BLUE IS GONNA BE REALLY HOT THIS YEAR!  I mean, Beyoncé named her child BLUE Ivy. I don’t think that was a coincidence!

PS THIS EXPERIENCE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER IF YOU LISTEN TO THIS WHILE READING: 

Let’s start with this iPhone cover, it’s by Reedwrite and it’s pretty cool cause it also works as a card case. Plus, I gotta say, the blue/yellow combo in this picture is amazing.

I also really like quirky accessories like this Cast of Vices leather bag which resembles a plastic grocery bag.

This cap from Supreme is actually pretty cool. It is very ornate and not everyone could wear it, but Id give it a try.

2 things that are very hot right now, Blue and polka dots, combined perfectly in this Comme Des Garçons shirt. Also, the pattern mixing looks rad.

I am so in love with different colors sleeves in shirts right now. i think it just adds a touch and makes the shirt less boring. Of course i really like this One Nine Zero Six shirt. It loos so effortless and cool.

And this Patrik Ervell sweater.

Now, color blocking is always cool. It makes you look like you’re daring and caring in fashion. This simple polo from Uniform Experiment is SOOO COOL, like i am in love with it. Plus, it has the little blue skull.

Since it’s practically summer, i find it appropriate that Bolt has these blue board shorts. Classic short in a classic color, but the silhouette makes it so much better and the yellow lightning bolt just adds a nice touch.

Now, these are a little too much, but i just wanted to show that blue really will be big. These patent leather loafers from YSL might look cool if paired with the right outfit. They are kinda cool, kinda not. I don’t know how i really feel about them and i don’t think i will know until i see them worn.

It is even popping up as an accent color. These United Nude desert boots are really cool because they are not overwhelming and are pretty easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. The classic desert boot gets a lift with the electric blue sole.

These i LOVE. The two toned blue shoes are soooo pretty and they could make any look so much cooler. I can picture me wearing them with some rolled jeans and a white shirt. The shoes ARE the outfit. These Nubuck Derby Shoes from T&F Slack in London are AWESOME!

Another big trend right now is the wedge sole. These Prada combine the perfect classiness of wingtips in black patent leather with some crazy striped black and blue wedge soles. I would do anything for these.  I REALLY MEAN ANYTHING!

These are more toned down, but no less special. Plus, they look more refined and could work in more formal occasions. The Havana Navy Flats by Christian Loubutin which has become one of my favorite designers.

For those of you who are unsure about going full blue, here is a good alternative. These black and navy Grenson brogues are pretty nice.

And now of course, I wanna talk about what i own. These Sperry Top Siders are amazing, they combine the classic shape and leather brown color way with my favorite color on the sole.

To finish this post off, I leave you with ANOTHER BLUE related song. The Blood Orange remix of the lovely Lana del Rey song Blue Jeans CLICK HERE!!!


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