Bottega Veneta Yellow Gold Diamond Knot

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bottega_veneta_yellow-gold-diamond-knotWhat do you get when you combine a functional, beautiful bag with everything that’s precious in the world of high jewellery? You get the Bottega Veneta Yellow Gold Diamond Knot, of course, from Tomas Maier’s upcoming Fall-Winter 2013 Womens Bottega Veneta Womens collection.

A stunningly, opulent clutch that left my jaw open for the duration when it was held in the hands, it’s made up of half a kilo of 18K yellow gold, exquisitely crafted with the same texture and feel you’ll find on a regular intrecciato leather Knot.

And that’s not all. You can’t see it in the image above, but where the clasp (or the knot) ends, the sides are embedded with sparkling, brilliant diamonds, 74 in all, for a total of 0.64 carats that give just the right amount of shine without rendering the owner slightly blind whenever it’s picked up.

A special made-to-order piece that will take between 3 and 6 months to craft, it can be customised with your very own name (or initials) on a metal plaque that will be affixed to the clutch’s interior. Available via special order now at Bottega Veneta boutiques at ION Orchard or Marina Bay Sands, this truly collectible piece will set you back by, wait for it, SGD160,240.

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Bottega Veneta Fall 2016 RTW Line’s Revolutionary Elegance

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Functional, romantic and with clear haute couture influences, Tomas Maier’s latest Bottega Veneta fall/winter 2016-17 ready-to-wear collection gave Milan Fashion Week a more mature twist. Alternating relaxed lines with hourglass silhouettes, Maier’s top-notch artisanal skills got probably combined with his childhood memories, in which his parents’ architectural abilities surely had something to do with the development of his artistic background.

Bottega Veneta Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 RTW - Milan Fashion Week

The collection’s main prints are geometric and repetitive, as they start from plain simple tartan motifs and evolve into big, intricate and sequential squared patterns. Such patterns enhance the lineup’s overall elegance even more, confirming once again that Tomas Maier’s purpose is focusing on creating one-of-a-kind staples that may satisfactorily represent the label’s legacy, rather than design plain pieces with the aim of just quickly going sold-out. Given the fact that the fashion industry is under turmoil at the moment due to its decreasing sales and frenetic schedules, and more and more designers and insiders are wondering what fashion will be all about in the next few years, Maier’s steadfastness to prove that quality is indeed better than quantity is a hopeful sign towards the new generations of both customers and designers.

Accentuating the legs and the waists, the Bottega Veneta fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection’s lines are dizzily vertical, like those of the epoch of English Gothic architectural style. The gothic cathedrals’ so-called Perpendicular Gothic style (circa 1350-1520), which led many architects to focus on vertical panels and vertically enlarged windows adorned with stone mullions, is to be found in most of Maier’s designs too, as proven by their many golden colored accents as well.

Gothic is also the collection’s color palette, with dark hues getting interrupted only by off touches of yellow, vivid red and green. While the very first part of the collection almost solely focuses on blacks and grays, the middle part explores more romantic looks, in case of which ombre patterns and blurred vertical stripes will make anyone long for at least one of these looks.

Covetable are most of the collection’s latest pieces, which combine the Gothic theme both with the Eighties (of course, in a more punk-rock style) and the Nineties, creating some delicate A-line dresses, velvet suits and light pleated skirts. Those who can’t wait to try the ‘inside-out’ trend will be very enthusiastic to embrace it during the upcoming cold season thanks to this particular collection. As for the collection’s trending pieces, the jackets, overalls and double-breasted long coats in wool definitely can be next season’s greatest investments, and no less interesting is the accessory line.

Maier couldn’t exempt himself from holding the label’s name high by celebrating its world-famous handbags, clutches, shoulder bags and shoes, and put all his efforts into designing pieces that will meet everyone’s expectations. To balance the vertical lines of the outfits, he focused on mini bags and pointy-toe shoes and to top it all off utilized thin belts to accentuate the waists.

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BOTTEGA VENETA RESORT 2016 COLLECTION

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We have officially begun looking at all the different resort looks out there. Considering the fact that the summer months are literally just ahead of us, the weather already nice and warm and perfect in so many regions of the world, it makes sense to start thinking about our vacations, albeit the Bottega Veneta resort 2015 collection outlines looks for the coming 2016 getaway periods. Really though, we wish we could get into some of these looks early, especially if they fit in with the spring/ summer 2015 fashion trends that have been rocking our boats for the longest time. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until October and November for their release.

Bottega Veneta Resort 2016 Collection

With Chanel and Louis Vuitton already accounted for, we now move on to the Bottega Veneta resort 2016 collection, wherein it appears that common sense was the guiding factor for Tomas Maier as he stayed pragmatic in the designs for the upcoming year’s cruise and resort period. After all, what better time is there to sail to the Caribbean than during the colder winter months of the earliest time period in 2016? The designer for this particular collection acknowledged the existence of a mood board, as well as the inherent desire for color, choosing shades of pink, red, orange and blues. For Maier, it was more the question of the colors a woman would require in that particular time of the year. For the time period it is set to be released, the colors should lift moods, for the winter blues are sure to be affecting us all. That also means lighter fabrics to get away from the heavier garments we are forced to don in most of our respective countries.

This collection featured abstract patchwork pleated skirts as well as chic V-neck and turtlenecks in truly light, if not ultra-light and often sheer viscose. Japanese fleece sweatshirts also make the cut, along with track jackets and pencil skirts that are tailored perfectly to smooth over the body and end just above the knees. There are flouncy A-line skirts as well, alongside the pink shearling jacket and looser pants. Nearly every outfit in this particular Bottega Veneta cruise 2016 line was shown off with a pair of flats, though some did also include slight heeled sandals. Slip on sneakers and rustic embroideries on the footwear are totally our style and we cannot wait to get our hands on them. The resort collections are about pieces we would wear any day if not every day, meaning that they should be made for comfort more than just style. Of course, everything Maier produces is trendy and stylish, perfect for any woman on her day out.

Bottega Veneta Resort 2016 Collection

Bottega Veneta Resort 2016 Collection

Some of our favourite looks from the collection include the use of red trousers with matching handbags, the blouse in orange and the jacket in pink, while the red thin sweaters themselves look amazing tucked into high waist loose pants in tan colors, with handbags that have matching handles. Accessories matching garments are big these days and that is one trend we can grow to love easily. We might even really start liking those sleeveless versions of the shearling jackets that serve to elongate the body beautifully. Cropped Capri pants though, we certainly love; that and the blue or red coloring used within this beautiful resort and cruise collection.

Bottega Veneta Resort 2016 Collection

Bottega Veneta Resort 2016 Collection

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BOTTEGA VENETA INTRECCIATO CONVERTIBLE BAG

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Bottega Veneta’s signature weave design has been imitated many times but never duplicated. This intrecciato convertible leather bag is another stunning example of the brand’s design aesthetic. Add this to a long list of must have Bottega Veneta bags such as their personalized bags, their limited edition bag and their fringe top handle tote. The latest in their long line of successful bags, this intrecciato leather bag can be carried as a tote or worn folded over as a shoulder bag. The light brown shade works with almost any outfit and lends weight to its versatility as both a day and evening bag. The light brown lamb leather used is complimented with gunmetal hardware and an interlining in taupe suede. With measurement of 22” x 17” x 2” this bag is roomy and perfect to carry all a woman’s essentials. This $4,050 bag comes with top handles and a detachable strap.

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GUCCI VS BOTTEGA VENETA: RESORT 2014 CAMPAIGNS

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Gucci Crusie 2014 Accessories Campaign
Gucci Crusie 2014 Accessories Campaign

Resort is the last thing you would bother about right now. Actually, it seems to be so unreal and out of the world that one might find it absolutely useless to think about the cruise time. However, this would be the rightest tactic to survive through these cold months. What else if not an image of the sandy beach, crystal blue waves and tall palms can save you from freezing out in the street? It can serve as a great tool of motivation for those who can’t stand it anymore. Just pretend that you have a vacation in two weeks and think about the luggage you are planning to take with you. This works one hundred percent, trust me. To help with a good start, the two well-known brands released their resort 2014 campaigns. Enjoy Bottega Veneta and Gucci ads!

Gucci Crusie 2014 Accessories Campaign & Bottega Veneta Resort 2014 Ads

Gucci shared the saucy line of incredible accessories to delight you this winter. It is all about handbags this time – handbags that will blow your mind. You won’t believe me, but this is exactly what I have dreamt about for weeks. And just imagine how surprised I was to spot the pieces from my dreams. Gucci must have somehow intervened into my dreams and borrowed the magnificent idea while I was busy sleeping.

Nadja Bender stars in the gorgeous campaign. The blonde beauty perfectly fits into the classic Gucci image of a modern woman: sleek, elegant and hot. She looks so powerful yet relaxed that I start to wonder how in the world she manages to create such an image. I tried to sit in the same position as she does, but obviously it doesn’t work with me.

The Danish model was lensed by Solve Sundsbo. The outfits were styled by Beat Bolliger, who surely knows how to create a striking campaign. Nadja shows off Soho Bag and Bamboo Shopper in such an appealing way that there is no chance you will stay indifferent. I love the colors that were presented: coffee brown, dim turquoise and deep blue. All three match the resort image I have outlined above.

Bottega Veneta Resort 2014 Ads
Bottega Veneta Resort 2014 Ads

Bottega Veneta tapped Laura Love for its Resort 2014 ads. David Armstrong shot the beauty who posed in a comfy atmosphere at the location in New York.  Tomas Maier, the creative director, chose a very engaging collection of pieces for this photoshoot. The stylish and very feminine line immediately creates the desire to abandon everything, jump on the airplane and spend the next three weeks on the warm side. This is how Mayer commented on the campaign:

The clothes in this collection have an informal sensibility that is intrinsic to Cruise, and yet as with all our collections, there is a rigorous craftsmanship beneath everything.

I fell in love with these light and delicate dresses the moment I saw the images. Laura manages to present the frocks in a fabulous way, leaving one with no doubt at all. I can easily imagine myself walking across the deck of the ship or standing at the edge of the yacht and enjoying the fresh breeze that fools around with my hair. All the pieces would be an excellent match for the dinner outside, as the nights at the seashore tend to be a bit cool and windy.

Gucci Crusie 2014 Accessories campaign and Bottega Veneta Resort 2014 ads both have one thing in common: they are both fantastic. The two fashion houses add items to our want list as well as give us more sense to live and move on. Check out the gallery to see more of the fabulous photos.

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PurseForum Roundup – 0725

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Bottega Veneta Small Leather Goods

This is our last PurseForum Roundup of April, and most of us (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) are finally in springtime mode. This is certainly the case on the PurseForum, where the colors of spring we saw on the runway last year are finally finding homes in our members’ collections – and, more importantly, getting out and about! We found lots of pretty bags this week and cannot wait to show them to you!


Bottega Veneta Small Leather Goods

What a gorgeous combination! These super-saturated colors brightened our day immeasurably – Grietje’s new Bottega Veneta bag and wallet simply could not be prettier.Bottega Veneta does not have the busy front page that many brands do, but the wonderful reveals never disappoint. Speaking of saturation, gagabag is wondering if her new wallet is Fraise, or perhaps New Red, and members are hot on the case and happy to be helping out.

“Asked and answered” would have been, in retrospect, a great name for hotshot’s thread aboutchoosing which clutch to keep. This short-but-sweet thread is a perfect example of PurseForum members stepping in with just the right advice to help in a tough bag decision. Drop in and see what hotshot decided, and we will be watching for a reveal, too! Annie1 found herself in a bit of a bag dilemma as well, and reached out for help with an exchange that left her with some tough decisions.

Also, be sure to visit the Bottega Veneta Action thread to see these beautiful bags in action. Some of these purses live fabulously!


Coach Python Wallet

Unfortunately, things are not always rosy in our purse world. This week in Coach, we caught up with the sad tale of a bag gone missing. Fashionista1984′s bag was out for delivery and apparently wound up the wrong person, according to the thread. It’s a terrible shame, but at the same time we are touched by the support and helpful suggestions Fashionista1984 has received, and we join her Coach friends in keeping our fingers crossed for a good outcome.

The Coach mini-reveal thread had a very busy April, and what a variety! Canderson22 picked out a stylish wallet, and M.I.A. selected a Borough in teal, yet another example of why this popular bag flies off the shelves. For kicks, drop by the Daily Bag thread and follow kcoach’sbag journey, or read the true confessions in the Alterations thread, they are a hoot!

Coach Dome Bag

On our way out, we found a reveal of a lovely ecru and sea mist Preston – BellestChele did a terrific job of capturing the colors and workmanship of her new bag, and we’re so happy she shared with us.


Chanel Boy Bags

We found some good reading in the thought-provoking “Where are YOU in your closet?” threadKimTX started in the Wardrobe this week, as members wonder how to purge and select fashion that suits them and only them. Our ongoing Cleaning Out the Closet thread got a bump for spring and put lots of us in high gear to tackle this project. The The Onish a Month Club is also happily ticking along, though not all members are strictly adhering to the paradigm, as evidenced by JDN’s latest Chanel purchase. The Wardrobe also houses Wardrobe Accessories,full of discussions on scarves, sunglasses, and belts.

Scarves

On our way out of Wardrobe Accessories, we found this fabulous shot from LadySarah – what an excellent scarf collection!


Valentino Floral Bags

There was plenty of excitement in Valentino this week as mga13 revealed her new Easter Rosier, a truly stunning addition to her bag family. Bgirl525 is looking for some help with a big shoe decision, and the discussion on the comfort of the Rockstud continues to be a hot topic for Valentino lovers. We are still waiting for a decision on the red clutch question posed byMolls, and foxgal is needing help with hardware. Valentino lovers will also love seeing our members wearing pieces from their collections in the Valentino in action thread, and the What are you wearing with that Valentino thread.


Givenchy Small Antigona Bag Blue

Givenchy has been sending beautiful and wildly popular bags down the runways and straight into our members’ collections for quite some time. Visiting our Givenchy subforum is always a pleasure, and this week certainly was no exception. After we feasted our eyes on this blue beautyfrom hrhsunshine, we stopped into hannahchloe’s new thread on all things Antigona, which looks to be a very promising destination for fans of this great bag.

Speaking of the Antigona, don’t miss pinsky777′s brand new black Antigona, a special birthday gift that our Givenchy fans were happy to share! Jadeaymanalac celebrated a birthday this week too, with this wonderful new bag, which is a perfect gift for any occasion!


Picture Frame Charm

Just as we were about to wrap up, a thread in the Jewelry Box caught our attention, and we wanted to share this great shot from restricter in the Jay Strongwater Charms thread. Lovers of charms and tiny, cute, sparkly things will enjoy the close-ups of these intricately beautiful charms, not to mention the deals! Enjoy, and be sure to visit the other threads in the Jewelry Box for plenty of eye candy!


We hope you enjoyed the Roundup, and thank you for joining us! May is soon afoot, which means time is flying. We hope you have had time to stop and smell the roses, or whatever flowers are in bloom in your area, and if not, be sure to take some time to do just that. Have a wonderful spring weekend, and look for us right back here in a week!

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