PRADA ELEKTRA BAG

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Box pochette, diagramme quilting and now buckle-studded strap, it really never gets boring at Prada. And today, they have a wide variation of different handbag styles, more than we can collect. Still, we hope they will bring back the classic Saffiano Lux Tote one day, the bag that we love so dearly. But anyways, meet the new Prada Elektra Bag.

The Design

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Prada is challenging all fields of fashion, but aren’t they trying to do a bit too much? The pyramid studs on the Elektra Bag do remind me of the Valentino, especially the red colored handbag.

The Elektra Bag is made with a mix of calf and saffiano leather. Both leathers are durable, especially the saffiano, which is unbreakable. The studs have been embellished in different parts; first on the center buckle strap, but also on the handles. The front features a flap with push-lock clasp and you can sling it on the shoulder as it comes with a removable leather strap.

It’s a chic bag with tremendous space in the interior. And it can function as a great everyday bag, blending with casual clothing.

The Interior

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So how does the inside of this bag looks like? There are two compartments and one zipped pocket. Both are big enough to help you transport all your basic needs and there is even space for more.

The Prices And Sizes

Measuring 4.2’ x 7.2’ x 10.2’ (D x H x W) inches, priced at $2840 USD, €2200 EUR, £1990 GBP, ¥346680 JPY.

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DIAMONDS

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Marilyn Monroe performs Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.Marilyn Monroe performs Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Pop culture and classic films like the 1971 James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever may have you questioning everything you know about diamonds. What made Marilyn Monroe sing Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? You may ask yourself the question, Are diamonds forever? Well to get that question out of the way, diamonds do not last forever. As Dr. Christopher S. Baird says, Diamonds degrade to graphite because graphite is a lower-energy configuration under typical conditions. Baird explains, Diamond (the stuff in wedding rings) and graphite (the stuff in pencils) are both crystalline forms of pure carbon.


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WHAT ARE DIAMONDS?

Discovery describes as a diamond as the most concentrated form of pure carbon in the natural world and the strongest mineral on Earth, far exceeding other carbon allotropes such as graphite and fullerite. While diamonds are not unbreakable, they are pretty strong. Diamond crystals feature carbon atoms that possess four valence electrons for bonding. Each of the free electrons forms a covalent bond with the valence electron of the next carbon atom. This contributes to a diamond’s rigid tetrahedral lattice.

Diamonds are cherished for their ability to disperse light of different colors. This is what gives you the bling factor when shopping for a new engagement ring, necklace, or earrings. A diamond’s rigid lattice lends it an important quality of being prone to few impurities. About one per million of lattice atoms feature a defect or contamination. This includes colored diamonds that are blue (boron), brown (lattice defects), purple, orange, yellow (nitrogen), red, or brown (lattice defects).

HOW DO NATURAL DIAMONDS FORM?

Natural diamonds form at a high temperature and pressure 87 to 118 miles deep within the Earth’s mantle. Minerals that contain carbon provide a breeding ground for diamonds, which takes 1 to 3.3 billion years. For those wondering how these diamonds are obtained, the answer is simple.

Diamonds are brought close to the Earth’s surface as a result of volcanic eruptions. Natural diamonds can also be produced synthetically using the HPHT method. The process simulates the growth of a natural diamond that happens within the Earth’s mantle.

WHAT ARE ARTIFICIAL DIAMONDS?

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) is the process used to create artificial diamonds. This includes everything from cubic zirconia to silicon carbide. These faux diamonds are often referred to as diamond simulants. Artificial diamonds resemble their real counterparts so well that special gemological techniques were formed to tell the difference between natural diamonds, synthetic diamonds, and diamond simulants.

ARE DIAMONDS RARE?

Search the internet, and there are many people asking, are diamonds rare? If you take a look at all the stores that sell diamond jewelry or women that own the precious stone, it’s obvious that diamonds are not rare. They resist scratching better than other gemstones, but there’s nothing unique about them. In fact, diamonds are the most common gem found on Earth. 

Gems such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies are rarer. The Gem Society even notes that A recent discovery indicates that some stars collapse on themselves, creating giant diamond crystals. In the constellation Centaurus, there lies a white dwarf that has crystallized into a diamond about 2,500 miles in diameter and weighing 10 billion, trillion, trillion carats.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DIAMOND

Diamond gets its name from the ancient Greek word αδάμας or adámas. It translates to proper, unalterable, unbreakable, and untamed. Critics argue that diamonds were first recognized and mined in India. Significant deposits of diamonds were originally found centuries ago near the Penner, Krishna, and Godavari rivers.

Although diamonds were originally used as treasured gemstones for religious purposes in India, the modern world was drawn to them as an accessory. 19th-century advertising contributed to the popularity of diamonds. Innovation in the production process for adornment also helped the diamond earn its fame.

Madonna channels Marilyn Monroe for her Material Girl music video.Madonna channels Marilyn Monroe for her Material Girl music video.

POPULARITY OF DIAMONDS

Hollywood helped sell the allure of diamonds with its films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. In the 1953 film, Marilyn Monroe sings a sultry rendition of Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. One of Hollywood’s most iconic scenes, the blonde wears a pink dress and diamond jewelry while performing. Singer Madonna even revisited the classic scene in her 1985 music video for Material Girl. Outside of pop culture, the diamond owes its popularity to the De Beers company.

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The De Beers company is the world’s largest diamond mining company. It’s been known for its diamonds since soon after its founding in 1888. The company is huge on the global scene, operating the most extensive diamond production facilities or mines and distribution channels. De Beers was also responsible for introducing the public to diamonds with its advertising.

THE DIAMOND AND THE FOUR C’S

If you walk into a fine jeweler in search of a new diamond ring, broach, necklace, earrings, or bracelet, you’ll likely hear about the Four C’s. Diamonds are judged by a standard of four Cs or the basic descriptors of diamonds. First, a diamond is appraised by its carat or weight.

Next comes the cut or quality of its proportions, polish, and symmetry. Color also comes into play. A professional wants to know how close to white or colorless a diamond is. For luxury diamonds, a jeweler will also look at how intense the hue of the diamond is. Finally, a diamond’s clarity is necessary. Clarity grades how free the diamond is from inclusions. For example, a flawless diamond would be a paragon.

IN CONCLUSION

Now that you’ve read our guide, you should know more about diamonds. Next time you are in the market for diamonds, just remember. Yes, diamonds are gorgeous and mirror the glamorous life of the rich and the famous, but they are not going anywhere anytime soon. You can take your time searching for the perfect piece. Hopefully, you love your diamonds just as much as Marilyn Monroe.

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VERSACE TAKES ON COLORFUL PLAIDS FOR FALL 2018

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Following up last season’s90’s inspired show, Versaceunveils its fall-winter 2018 collection presented during Milan Fashion Week. Designer Donatella Versacelooked to clans with a collection full of tartan and plaid with a glamorous twist. “The Clans of Versace know that today nothing is acquired through birth, but rather earned through what they achieve: this is why these women are all Queens to me,” the designer says about the collection. The show focused on sleek coats, miniskirts and form-fitting dresses. A bold color palette featured shades of yellow, blue, red and purple for a clash of prints. Versace logos and motifs were out in full force with tees, scarves and skirts. A powerhouse cast featured a number of notable faces for the house including Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Natalia Vodianova.

VERSACE FALL/WINTER 2018 COLLECTION


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BOY CHANEL LAMBSKIN-BRAIDED WOC

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What’s the best way to differentiate yourself without sacrificing your love for the classics? Well, here’s the secret – take an iconic handbag, but with seasonal addition. For example, these Boy Chanel Braided WOCs from Chanel Spring Summer 2018 Collection Act 1. It’s like hitting two jackpots in one; you get the style you want and it’s beautiful as well. So what do you think?

The Design

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Or you can just buy it as an investment because you like collecting Boys. These Boy Chanel WOCs are the ones that you want to bring with when having fine dine with your friends. And the best of all, without any hype, you can never go wrong with these. Always in-style. Forever-trending and better than investing stocks.

These Boy WOCs are nicely built without the quilting, but instead the centers are crafted with two-tone braided-patterns in lambskin. The two-tone eliminates the boredom out of the bag and creates a touchy and lovely contrast. The middle features the iconic studded clasp that everyone fashion girl loves. And what’s best of all? These are unique designs because they will be gone when the season is over.

And if you doubt whether this Boy will be useful or not. Ask yourself; is there a moment when you need this beautiful thing? Of course there is.

The Interior

The interior looks like a big wallet. Inside you will find multiple compartments with patch pockets and credit card slots to help you organize your daily essentials. The only question left is; will you be carrying it day or night? Or both?

The Prices And Sizes

Style code A80287, measuring 4.8’ x 7.6’ x 1.4’ inches, priced at $3150 USD, €2950 EUR, £2670 GBP, $4960 SGD, $25900 HKD, $4650 AUD via Chanel boutiques.

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SARAH BRANNON MODELS RETRO PRINTS FOR HARPER’S BAZAAR GERMANY

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Sarah Brannon heads to the suburbs for the March 2018 cover story of Harper’s Bazaar Germany. Photographer Regan Cameron captures the brunette in retro inspired fashions with playful prints and bold colors. Styled by Kerstin Schneider, Sarah poses in floaty dresses and bold separates from the top collections. On the cover, the American model wears an embroidered coat and blouse from Louis Vuitton’s spring show. Hair stylist Linda Shalabi (See Management) creates her polished waves with Lottie on makeup.

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MICHAEL KORS EMBRACES ECLECTIC STYLE FOR FALL 2018

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Michael Kors focused on individual style for his brand’s fall-winter 2018 collection presented during New York Fashion Week. The American designer opened his show with model Binx Walton wearing a floral print dress a plaid coat as well as leopard print boots. The new season channeled grunge vibes, streetwear style, elegant ladylike looks and tomboy chic. Expanding her wardrobe, the Kors woman gets dressed for her mood in colorful ensembles. From chunky sweaters to lace-trimmed slip dresses and faux fur coats, there are pieces for just about any occasion. Kors enlisted top models for the runway including Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham and Joan Smalls.

Related: Iselin Steiro Relaxes in Michael Kors’ Spring 2018 Campaign

MICHAEL KORS FALL/WINTER 2018 COLLECTION


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