Authentic Hermes Handbag

Buying a designer bag can be a dream-come-true for many women. A designer bag is a big investment, so it is important to know that you are spending money on an authentic piece. Fake handbags are getting more and more convincing, so it is important to know what to look for when identifying an authentic Hermes Handbags.

Authentic Hermes Handbag

Familiarize yourself with Hermes designs. Designer bags are very limited from season to season. Each year only sees so many new designs. Certain bags are made only in a few select colors or may have a certain color of lining. Knowing these things will help you identify a fake.

Look closely at the proportion of the handbag. A well-made designer bag will be perfectly proportional. It will be perfectly symmetrical and the handle will be completely centered. Take a good look at the shape. If it looks a little off or crooked, it is a fake.

Know what the stamp or label should look like. Hermes bags are almost always labeled and stamped on the inside only. However, there are a few designs that feature a stamp on the outside. The stamp or label should also be neat and clear.

Examine the lining. Most Hermes bags are lined with the same leather that the outside is made of. There are some styles that may be lined with canvas of the same color as the bag. Know which styles these are and know what lining to expect.

Look for an “H” engraved on the zipper. This will be done neatly and clearly on brass zippers. A couple of the designs have leather zippers, and in those cases, the “H” will be stamped.

Be suspicious of low prices. A Hermes bag will probably never sell for under $5,000. Bags made with imperfections in the factory are destroyed, and employees are not given gifts that they may resell. If a seller claims it is an unwanted gift, carefully consider why someone would spend $5,000 on a gift before knowing for sure that the recipient would like it.

Study the stitching very closely. Stitches should be perfectly straight, even and tight. The best craftsmen in the world make these bags, and imperfect bags do not leave the manufacturer.

Spotting Fake Hermes Handbags

The Hermes fashion name is synonymous with royalty, famous stars and “Sex and the City”. The famous Hermes Kelly bag was named after actress and Grace Kelly. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis often sported a Constance bag. The Birkin bag was the focus of the “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda,” episode of “SATC,” where Samantha tried to leverage her connections to snag the popular bag. Hermes bags are renowned in the fashion world with prices topping $10,000 for some bags. Like many original handbags, Hermes products are copied and sold as knockoffs. How to spot a fake Hermes bag is easy to the discerning eye.

Spotting Fake Hermes Handbags

How to Spot a Fake Hermes Bag

  • Study the hardware. Hermes bags have a covering to protect the hardware, which the store does not remove until you purchase the bag. The hardware is solid, not hollow. The logo, a carriage and horse, is engraved on the hardware. Hermes engraving means the letters or design is lower than the surface, not raised above the surface.
  • Examine the stitching. An authentic bag will have straight, even stitches and no loose threads. Also, the thread will match the bag, a sign that Hermes bags are quality workmanship.
  • Look at the front face of the bag. The name “Hermes Paris, Made in France” is always stamped on the front face.
  • Look for the date the bag was manufactured. The artisan’s mark and the year the bag was manufactured are stamped beneath the right belt.
  • Check the inside of the bag. Hermes bags do not have a metal nameplate. Also, examine the leather carefully. Hermes bags are made of the finest leather. It will not have defects.
  • To understand the quality and workmanship of a Hermes bag, go to a Hermes boutique and examine the handbags. Look at the quality of the lining, feel the purity of the leather, and pay attention to the elegant, understated details. Once you have seen an authentic bag, you will be able to spot a fake Hermes.

Choosing Best Hermes Birkin for Your Personal Style

In the world of fashion, Hermes birkin bag is generally accepted as the Holy grail of handbags. Since buying a birkin bag is a great investment for lifetime, a savvy lady had better be careful when choosing her beloved Birkin. Here are some tips on how to selecting the right Birkin bag to boost your personal style.

Hermes Birkin Handbags

In the world of fashion, hermes birkin handbags generally accepted as the Holy grail of handbags. Since buying a birkin bag is a great investment for lifetime, a savvy lady had better be careful when choosing her beloved Birkin. Here are some tips on how to selecting the right Birkin bag to boost your personal style.

First of all, select the correct material for your birkin to suit different occasions. The quality of materials reflects the owner’s financial status and taste. Leather is always a wise choice, for it is classic and versatile; works with most outfits and goes with any situation. The most popular leather for birkin is Togo, a smooth textured calf leather. Taurillon Clemence which is made from baby bull is even softer and thicker than Togo. You can also choose buttery soft Chevre (goat skin) or smooth and sheen box. Birkin bags with exotic leathers such as alligator, crocodile and lizard are quite suitable for formal and grand occasions. If you want a casual and pretty look, you can try togo or ostrich Birkin with linen.

Secondly, choose the right sized Birkin to complement your figure. Remember, your bag should work with your size, not against it. If you are petite, go for 25cm or 30cm Birkin. If you are full-figured or tall, 35cm or 40cm Birkin would look best. Haut A Courries which is slightly taller with shorter straps is also called Birkin and very good for traveling use.

Thirdly, choose similar colored Birkin to match your outfit. There is an extensive range of colors for your Birkin bag. If you wear a lot of plain color clothes, Hermes classic colors such as black, orange, Blue Jean and dark gold are the best to match your outfit, or a two-tone colored Birkin would make you look cute and stylish. Greens, pink, fuchsia and Cyclamen are fresh in spring; rouge, red and orange looks gorgeous in autumn; blues, white and violet are popular in winter. Taupe, beige and grey are practical and can blend into more clothes.

Last but not least, always harmonize your Birkin with your outfit, shoes and accessories. If you have seen the photo of Victoria in fuchsia RM Moon dress with a stunning 35cm pink ostrich skin Hermes Birkin, you will get a better idea of what I mean. The pink bag and fuchsia dress match perfectly; the black sunglass has a similar shade with Balenciaga court shoes. Totally, she looks fantastically glamorous! Sometimes, your bag does not necessarily match your dress or shoes, but at least should blend into them. It is more sensible to make sure your bag and shoes are harmonious in style and mood. For example, if you wear sliver or white tone shoes, pair them with a Birkin bag with silver palladium hardware.

If you pay attention to what fits you and what does not, you will gradually cultivate your dress sense and fit into everything chosen by yourself. Needless to say, Hermes Birkin bag is a must-have for any savvy lady who aspires to establish a perfect personal style. Reliable online stores are the best place to buy elegant Hermes Birkin bags. Be mindful that “Fashion is general. Style is individual”, have a good knowledge of your style and learn how to dress properly, because the most beautiful woman is always true to her own style.

Oscars 2014 Prettiest Red Carpet Dresses

One of the most exciting parts of The Oscars (and any award show, really) is seeing what the celebrities are going to bring to the table (or carpet). This year, at the 86th Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California, that took place yesterday, March 2, fashion critics and fans were overall pleased with the fashion that hit the red carpet.

While there were some celebrities that made us think “What were you thinking?” others were so stunning that we couldn’t help but put our televisions on pause and stare at them.

Celebs like “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o, “American Hustle” star Jennifer Lawrence and “Gravity” star Sandra Bullock awed audiences with their gorgeous gowns on the Oscars Red Carpet.

Luckily for some of the stars and best-dressed of the Red Carpet, like Blanchett, Bullock and Nyong’o, they were able to show off their flawless dresses when accepted awards for some Academy Awards. All 86th Academy Award winners are:

  • Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Best Animated Feature – Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
  • Best Cinematography – Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
  • Best Costume Design – The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)
  • Best Directing – Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Documentary Feature – 20 Feet from Stardom (Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers)
  • Best Documentary Short – The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)
  • Best Film Editing – Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
  • Best Foreign Language Film – The Great Beauty (Italy)
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)
  • Best Original Score – Gravity (Steven Price)
  • Best Original Song – Let It Go – Frozen
  • Best Production Design – The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)
  • Best Animated Short Film – Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)
  • Best Live Action Short Film – Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)
  • Best Sound Editing – Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)
  • Best Sound Mixing – Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
  • Best Visual Effects – Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – 12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
  • Best Original Screenplay – Her (Spike Jonze)

The show, hosted by the very funny and overall loved Ellen DeGeneres, was claimed to be an overall great show, with very deserving Academy Award winners.

Stuart Weitzman Capsule Collection on ShopBazaar.com

Today Stuart Weitzman’s capsule collection with Harper’s Bazaar launches. The exclusive collection is now available via ShopBazaar.com. Weitzman co-designed the new footwear line with four of Harper’s Bazaar’s editors.

“We are delighted to partner with Stuart Weitzman on the first-ever capsule collection specifically created for ShopBAZAAR,” says Carol Smith, Vice President, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Harper’s BAZAAR. “The BAZAAR reader considers shoes a crucial element—and often the defining element—of her individual look. This collection reinforces ShopBAZAAR’s position as a leader in online shopping and ownable style.”

The four style capsule collection includes the perfect shoes for spring, including strappy sandals, stiletto pumps, slides and metallic flats. Each shoe embodies the individual style of the Bazaar editors and are priced from $298-$398.

The four shoe styles:

“The Nudist”-Fashion Market and Accessories Director Nicole Fritton co-designed this leg-lengthening black linen shoe with a streamlined silhouette as a new take on one of Stuart Weitzman’s most popular designs.
“The Rosy” -Style Director Joanna Hillman co-designed her rose gold sandals for optimum comfort and street-chic appeal.
“The Flames”­- Executive Accessories Editor Sam Broekema put a fresh twist on the classic pointy-toe pump in a pimento orange shade.
“The Riviera” ­-Inspired by this season’s lineup of slides, Senior Accessories Editor Amanda Weiner updated a sporty sandal in a rich vecchio nappa leather with a utilitarian sole and slightly lifted heel.

“Through the years, Harper’s Bazaar has always been such a fashion bible for me, so it was an absolute thrill to be the first to collaborate with their editors on this exciting project,” said Stuart Weitzman. “From sky-high stilettos to chic flats, there is something for every woman in this capsule collection.”

Shop Isabel Toledo on eBay

Isabel Toledo is among the most innovative, artistic designers of the twenty-first century. She draws inspiration from real women in her life and from her husband Reuben, her creative partner in fashion.

Isabel Toledo is no stranger to the spotlight. Her couture-worthy pieces are admired by women around the world, from the first lady to the Broadway stage.

Michelle Obama first wore a Toledo design in 2008 for an appearance at a New York City fashion world fund-raiser.

Toledo designed a lemongrass yellow wool lace shift dress with matching overcoat which First Lady Michelle Obama selected to wear at the Inauguration of Barack Obama.

Recently Lane Bryant collaborated with Isabel Toledo to add her creative designs to their collections. The new Isabel Toledo collection for Lane Bryant will be available on Monday, March 17.

Isabel Toledo has also designed popular lines for Target and Payless Shoes.

Budget conscious fashion shoppers can find Isabel Toledo’s apparel, shoes and accessories on eBay at very affordable prices. Consider adding one or more of these pieces to your new spring wardrobe:

Isabel Toledo beige pink textured strapless dress $259
Isabel Toledo for Target one piece red and black swimsuit $15
Isabel Toledo Beach Swimwear black and white bikini $10.99
Isabel Toledo grey vintage A-line skirt with pockets $195
Isabel Toledo black stretch straight leg pants $69
Isabel Toledo Payless black nylon booties $24
Isabel Toledo for Payless Lunar black wedge booties $39.99
Isabel Toledo for Payless red and black bow detailed pumps $20
Isabel Toledo for Payless knitted multicolored Vegan platform pumps $49.99
Isabel Toledo platform flats in nude and black patent $9.99
Isabel Toledo for Payless yellow wedge shoes $29
Isabel Toledo navy blue and red peep-toe espadrilles $44
To see the complete selection of apparel, shoes and accessories, visit Isabel Toledo on eBay.

The looks are runway-fresh and on-trend, the colors bright and new, and the prices very right for thrifty fashion shoppers.

As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending~

Denver Fashion Truck turns one!

Denver Fashion Truck will celebrating their first anniversary at The Infinite Monkey Theorem from 6 to 10 pm. The Denver Fashion Truck is a mobile fashion boutique that features local art and fashion. They have been popping up at events like the county fair to the ever so popular Denver Cruisers bike parties to outside coffee shops and restaurants.

“Denver Fashion Truck can be random when popping up and people seem to like that, especially near restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Year one has been a very busy year! ” Adrian G.B. co-founder

There will be live music from the Gin Doctors, live art by Jamie Molina and a fashion show! Grab a glass of local wine and help Denver Fashion Truck celebrate a successful first year!

Knowing the Value of Accessories With Jewelry and Watch Repair

It has been said that people are unable to know the true value of something unless they have paid a serious price for it and that is in many ways true. When people save up, whether it is to go on vacation or to buy something very expensive, they cherish the end product they paid for with a fervor that is hard to describe unless you have been in a similar situation. Speaking specifically upon watches and jewelry, which are far from what might consider cheap, people go through a lot of lengths to take care of them. Even with the slightest flaw or malfunction, people will immediately go to jewelry or watch repair to make sure things are the way they were when they first purchased the item.

Why would people go to such lengths? The simple answer is that they want to protect their investments. As mentioned earlier, jewelry and the like are not cheap; so if there is a flaw or something breaks the incentive is there to fix it very quickly and reliably. Jewelry repair can and will return the face value back to whatever needs fixing.

Watches are very complex pieces of machinery and are arguably more complicated than jewelry. Their mechanisms are so small and complex that even though they are finely designed and crafted to be able to withstand everyday use, they are not indestructible or impervious to all harm. A person who truly values their watch cannot be careless when they wear it around. For example, it would make no sense for someone to wear a fancy watch while playing a sport or diving deep underwater. Doing either of these things will most likely damage or and even outright break the watch entirely. Removing the watch from a situation that will most likely put it in harm’s way is the first step in avoiding watch repair. But in the event that an accident does happen, which is common enough, expert watchmakers have the talent and experience necessary to provide watch repair that will get your timepiece ticking again. You just have to try your hardest to make sure not to expose it something that will break it apart.

Knowing the value of your wares and understanding it are two entirely different things. Sure you can afford to buy that piece of jewelry or expensive watch in the first place but do you understand that you have to take care of it? Maybe by talking to a jewelry or watch repair expert you can enlighten yourself a bit.

Beyonce and Jay Z divorce rumors: Jay Z's philandering pushes Beyonce away?

Beyonce and Jay Z are surrounded by a whirlwind of divorce rumors, which were reportedly prompted by reports of Jay Z’s cheating with Rita Ora and Rihanna. Are the couple headed for divorce court? There is some evidence that suggests that this could be the case today.

According to The Inquisitr on June 7, the possibility certainly is strengthened by recent incidents like last month’s fight scene in the elevator between Beyonce’s protective sister and Jay Z. Once the fur stopped flying it was revealed that Jay Z’s flirting with Rachel Roy at the Met Gala triggered that fight.

According to Fashion and Style, once Jay Z and Beyonce finish up with their “On the Run” tour, the two are rumored to be headed for divorce. They too cite the allegations of Jay Z hooking up with famous ladies such as Rihanna and Rita Ora as the reason.

Is Jay Z that much of a player to be tied to more than one woman in extramarital affairs? Reports put Beyonce fed up with the cheating and the lies today and it appears she isn’t feeling too alone as Jay Z’s alleged flings take time away from the couple. She allegedly found a fix to her loneliness with a long-time body guard.

It appears that Jay Z isn’t the only one giving out vibes of infidelity these days. Reports suggest that Beyonce’s relationship with her body guard is putting a wedge in between her and Jay Z.

Julius De Boer has been with Beyonce for quite some time and back in February, Jay Z wanted him gone because he suspected a romance blooming between his wife and her protector. Beyonce said “Julius isn’t going anywhere” and that was the end of that, he is still with the singer.

According to the rumors Julius has even stayed in Beyonce’s room. While that does sound a bit scandalous, he certainly wouldn’t be the first bodyguard to stay in a celebrity’s room. When Beyonce is away on tour, especially in another country, it could be that that it gets a bit scary being saturated with fans.

Celebrities have stalkers and fans that push the envelope when it comes to finding ways to get near them. If Beyonce did have her body guard in her room, it could be for a reason along these lines, for nothing more than protection.

Then again there’s always the possibility that they’ve spent so much time together that the two have become close in the romance department. She certainly wouldn’t be the first celebrity who hooked up with their body guard. Even Princess Diana was rumored to have had an affair with a body guard.

The couple’s recent behaviors, like the brawl on the elevator between Solange and Jay Z. Solange was supposedly protecting the honor of her sister as Jay Z played the ladies man at the Met Gala with Roy. Then Beyonce and Jay Z didn’t make it to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding, even though Kanye and Jay Z are best friends.

It was rumored that Jay Z’s flirting with Rachel Roy, who is Kim’s best friend and who was attending the wedding, caused an angry Beyonce to refuse to go to the wedding. These recent incidents have fueled the fire for divorce rumors.

Tim Gunn wants plus size models in future season of Project Runway

Known for taking a stance on fashion–that it should not end at a size 12–Project Runway’s Tim Gunn mentioned in Hollywood Reporter’s Reality Roundtable segment that he would like to see more models who are a size 12 or larger in a future season of the show.

In previous seasons, Gunn has advised designers to be a bit more open-minded when it comes to fashion design. Many designers in the past have felt discouraged during each season’s “Real Women” challenge when they have to design and create clothing for body sizes over a size four.

Gunn believes that designing fashion for plus size figures for a complete season of Project Runway could be an absolute test for all competing designers. If a designer could create plus size fashions, they are able to design for every woman.

Let’s hope this happens!

Kourtney Kardashian: Best dressed moments

Kourtney Mary Kardashian, 35, is the eldest sister of the Kardashian clan and must I say the best dressed.

The University of Phoenix graduate may not have pursued her Theatre Arts career, but she has started the modern fashionista boutique “Dash” with her two younger sisters Khloe Kardashian and of course Kim Kardashian.

Kourtney has flown a little under the radar while her sisters have outrageously shocked us with their every move in the tabloids.

With Khloe’s bluntness and Kim’s assets, Kourtney is the business minded sister that has been more focused on her clothing store and the line “Kardashian Kids” as well as her family with Scott Disick, 31.

After giving birth to two fabulous children Mason and Penelope, Kourtney has held tightly on to her sexiness and her effortless sense of style.

Mason’s mom has a conservative mindset and loves pants suits and dresses that do not reveal too much unlike her sisters.

Kourtney pieces together ordinary clothing and adds an elegant modern twist to them with her unique accessories and make up.

Kourt may be called “emotionless” on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” by her sisters but her style expresses her feelings clearly.

Check out the slideshow of Kourtney’s best dressed moments.

Talkin’ fashion with a Pittsburgh girl: Kristen S.

Pittsburgh girls know and love fashion! They know what colors look good on them, what designer looks they covet, and where to shop. Pittsburgh girls are more than just Pens jerseys and Terrible Towels, they are fashionistas! Kristen, a 28 year-old speech language pathologist from Pittsburgh gabs about her personal style and fashion!

What is one store you could spend thousands of dollars on clothes in?

White House Black Market

What is your favorite Pittsburgh mall?

Ross Park

What color do you think you look best in?

Black

What is one piece in your wardrobe you could never live without?

Black tank tops

What is your favorite cut of jeans?

Skinny or boot-cut

What is your ideal winter coat?

Sleek, kind of puffy, with fitted waist and fluffy faux fur hood.

What is your favorite kind of dress?

Little black dress! Either completely fitted or a fitted top with a flowy above the knee skirt.

What is your favorite type of footwear?

Flip flops

Money is no object, who is your favorite luxury fashion brand?

Gucci

5 adjectives to describe your style and wardrobe?

Comfortable, sporty, classic, practical, cute

Beyonce does not want to attend Kim and Kanye’s ‘Tacky’ wedding

Mrs. Beyonce Carter has been reportedly throwing shade at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Summer Wedding invite to Paris.

Rumors began circulating Monday, March 17 about the 17-time Grammy award winner’s “diverish” attitude toward Kimye’s dream ceremony in May.

Jay Z has given his two cents on the matter regarding Kim and Kanye’s wedding and he does not want Queen Bey or daughter Blue Ivy being recorded by E! cameras during the event; That simple.

A source reported that ‘Yonce has allegedly told “friends” her take on the cameras as well and it is nothing pretty:

Jay and Beyonce’s wedding was shrouded in secrecy and extreme lengths were made to make sure their wedding was an intimate affair for friends and family, only. This will be the complete opposite. She thinks it’s just tacky.
Beyonce’s motto has always been, less is more. But clearly when it comes to Kim, more means more.She knows she’ll have to go to the wedding, but really does not to want to.

The insider said the only reason the pop diva, 32, will attend the I Do’s in Paris on May 24 is because West “considers them family.

Make no mistake, the only reason Beyoncé is going to the wedding is because Jay is best friend’s with Kanye.There is no way Kanye would ever even dare to ask Jay or Beyonce to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or take away their cell phones. He knows that neither one of them would betray his trust.”