Celine – in brown – love

You’re absolutely right – I can not get enough of the Celine Box – especially in brown…..

Hope you enjoy these beautiful streetstyle pictures of more Celine bags.

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A little pink Mulberry surprise!

Made a phonecall to Stine Benco Folland at Mulberry in Oslo on Tuesday and Wednesday I found this super cute gift wrapped bracelet in my mailbox!! She is so service minded and nothing is a problem when you ask her 🙂

She makes the Mulberry store in Oslo a friendly and nice place that you want to visit more than once – and it’s not a bad thing that they have such beautiful bags and asseccories there either…

So this is the Peace Friendship bracelet in hot Fuchsia

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves;

French Manicure with Shellac

I’m going on a business trip this weekend and since this week is full booked I did my manicure on Saturday..

I have used the colors Romantique as base color and Studio White to get the white tips. This color is not as white as Cream Puff and I think it gives you a lot more natural finish.

As decor I used small diamonds, painted flowers with Asphalt and Gotcha and one layer of Silver VIP sheer diamond effect.

The pink sweater on the last picture is from Gina Tricot. I have it in both beige and pink and they’re so nice.

With the pink one I also bought a pair of pink jeans as well – looking forward to wear other colors than beige, brown and black…

My favorite bags, the color orange and a touch of Hermes..

As I told you in a previous post – my wardrobe consists of a lot of beige…

So to brighten up this color I bought a pair of orange jeans from Lindex at the very affordable price 199 NOK ($35). I’ve had the scarf from Hermes for quite a while and voila – a new look 🙂

The color of the jeans is most alike picture number 2. It’s fun to edit the pictures and give the a little vintage look.

Proenza Schouler bags/accessories now and then..

Proenza Schouler is a quite young brand compared to for example  Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes, but PS has already planted their roots very well in the fashion world. They’re here to stay…

Proenza Schouler wallet from 2009 - price $165

Here is a picture of a PS wallet that was one of the first items Proenza Schouler sold on their web site.

Lipstick PS1 wallet

And this is what they look like today. I saw the other one at the online shop as well, but it was sold out.

This is the PS1 leather pochette or by the size it – more of a day to night clutch

I borrowed this picture from the purseblog because it easily shows what the bag from PS1 (I think it must be the large one this) is like compared to the very familiar (to most of us) Mulberry Alexa.

Here is the PS1 medium in bright red – sigh… One of my favorites!

This is definitely a favorite – PS11 in Kelly Green!

And last – but not least – two bright red ones…..

PS1 Pouch in bright red

PS1 large wallet with chain.

Proenza Schouler’s V-Day collection

The conclusion on this post must be that the bags have not changed a lot, but there has been some new bags along the way of course. Some seasonal and some that stays.

The history of Proenza Schouler

I really enjoy knowing some facts behind the bags that I love so much. Who are the designers, what inspires them and what was the history of how the brand came to life – if you can put it that way. I found the facts in this post in Voguepedia.com

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

These two handsome guys, both born in 1978, are the geniuses behind Proenza Schouler. But their not only designing bags – in 2011 they were nominated for Womenswear designer of the year and Accessory designer of the year. They ended up winning the Womenswar designer of the year. Well deserved!!

They met each other for the first time in 1999, aged 21, to pursue fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York and they instantly hit it off.

2000

Hernandez passes a napkin note to fellow airplane passenger Anna Wintour; she helps him land an internship with Michael Kors. McCollough goes to work for Marc Jacobs.

2002

May: The two graduate from Parsons with Designer of the Year honors. On a tip, Julie Gilhart of Barneys New York invites them to show her their joint senior collection; she snaps up the entire lot. With backing from a German investor, Proenza Schouler is born in their Chinatown loft; the new company is named after their mothers’ maiden names.  June: The new stars are featured in the Future of Fashion segment of the CFDA’s 40th anniversary awards gala.

2003

February: The collection debuts at New York Fashion Week, in the National Arts Club building on Gramercy Park. June: Proenza Schouler wins the Swarovski/Perry Ellis Award for Ready-to-Wear and the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award. November: Barneys commissions a dress for Sex and the City character Charlotte York.

2006

Proenza Schouler nominated for CFDA’s Womenswear Designer of the Year.

2008 June: The label is nominated for CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year. December: Launches PS1 handbag line, named for the New York City public school system and inspired by the traditional school satchel. “This is the anti-It-bag,” Hernandez tells Vogue.“It bags sometimes lack a certain subtleness,” adds McCollough.

2009:

Proenza Schouler wins CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year. Makes its European debut at Florence’s Villa La Petraia, as featured guest of Pitti W. December: E-commerce store launched, offering Web-exclusive accessories.

2010: 

June: Proenza Schouler nominated for CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.

First look at Jack & Lazaro in the first issue of @styledotcom's #styledotmag

First look at Jack & Lazaro in the first issue of @styledotcom’s #styledotmag

I’ve been wondering many times about the pronunciation of Proenza Schouler and then I found this article with an interviuw at Fashionologie;

 There’s been many arguments over the correct pronunciation of Proenza Schouler, and in the March 2011 issue of Interview, Lazaro Hernandez admits of the name, «I actually regret it.» Jack McCollough agrees: «Yeah. One of our biggest regrets is the name of our company. It’s like alphabet soup. There are so many letters. Even coming up with a font was a mission. We had to do these fine, little letters. We couldn’t do strong, bold letters because it would be, like, out to here . . . . The whole reason why we even picked that name in the first place was that when we started, Barneys had just bought our collection and we didn’t have a name. We thought, Hernandez McCollough? Doesn’t sound so high end, does it?» Hernandez adds, «Proenza Schouler is better.»

If you want to read the whole interview, you find it her.

Shellac New color 2012 – Rubble

About time to put on some new Shellac

This color named Rubble (very much alike Chanel Particuliére) was one of the new ones from 2012. I did the same effect as last time, but this time with a golden shimmer and three diamonds.

– and since 70% of my wardrobe consist of the color beige – because I love the color beige… this Shellac color is perfect for me 😀