Wednesday, November 24, 2010


The Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel, the founder of the label Issa, was Kate Middleton’s designer of choice for her wedding gown. But who is Daniella and what is Issa. According to Wikipedia, inspired by Coco Chanel, Daniella Issa Helayel started making stylish dresses that she could wear for daytime meetings and evening cocktail parties after being unable to find anything that pleased her in the shops. Issa the label was founded in London in 2001 after she was working as a fashion consultant and buyer, and her range of delectable silk print jersey dresses were quickly snapped up by the likes of Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Campbell.

Kate has been photographed in various Issa dresses on several occasions and she was once thought to be the “unofficial muse” of the designer and rumored to be receiving dresses for free.

For some reasons i can't seem to upload the ISSA dresses that i saw.  Will try that in my next post.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Linea Pelle Collection

I saw a contest in a blog giving away a Linea Pelle bag. I said what? What the heck is a Linea Pelle bag. I admit I’m not really into brands. And no I don’t desire owning one because I know they are expensive. And to a breadwinner of the family, I would think the cost of the bag would be a big help to my family. But still I would love to browse the net for some designer bags I like that is worn by celebrity. And though I do browse occasionally, I really don’t know the known bag brands.

Here is what i saw in Wikipedia:
Linea Pelle is a company based in Los Angeles, with distribution in Japan, Germany, and Canada,which sells handbags, men’s and women’s belts, and accessories. According to Walker’s Research it has fewer than 25 employees and sales below 10 million.

Linea Pelle also offers chic casual handbags and small leather goods that are available in stores globally. LP belts and handbags are hand crafted from washed Italian leathers which results in a soft feel and a vintage look.

Mira K. Anzaruth, the creative founder of Linea Pelle Collection belts for women, has a diverse background in ready-to-wear design. As a boutique owner of New York’s East 57th Street, Mira saw an opportunity in the accessories market, and the concept of casual luxury belts was born. Creating custom designs with signature detailing and trendsetting style. She insists on using washed Italian leathers with a hand color process and artisan craftsmanship.

Linea Pelle is most famous for soft, slouchy shapes handbags that they come in. These bags are meant for casual, everyday wear yet their intricate little details and high quality leather create unique and distinctive vintage look. Linea Pelle Collection is sold worldwide and has become a favorite among young Hollywood celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Lauren Conrad, Paris Hilton, Tara Reid, Rihanna, Katherine Heigl, and Linsay Lohan. Linea Pelle is also well-known for its high quality of standards in hand-crafted Italian belts. There is a large collection of leather accessories for men and women. No two belts are exactly the same.

And so I went to the website of linea pelle collection, and instantly I fell in love with these bags.

Ricky Medium Tote
I really love this design.. I love studs on buckles and studs on bags. Plus it has a pocket outside which I look for in designs. It can also be converted to a messenger bag since it has a detachable shoulder strap. I can use this on work during weekdays, and on dates during the weekends.
• available colors: black.
• washed italian leather, multi-stud detail.
• 14.5" h x 15.5" l x 11" drop.
• zip top closure, exterior zip pocket, interior utility pockets, interior zip compartment, adjustable/detachable shoulder strap.
• washed in special garment and enzyme blend for soft casual look.

Dylan 48 Hr Weekender
This is perfect for going out of town and spending few days off your house. I think my weekend clothes would fit perfectly in this bag. I love the design which does not look like a gym bag.
• available colors: black, espresso (dark brown), iron (grey).
• washed italian leather,solid gunmetal hardware.
• 17" h x 19.5" l, 11" drop.
• features two outside zip pockets, inside zip pocket, two inside utility pockets,zip top closures, comes with adjustable shoulder strap.
• washed in special garment and enzyme blend for soft casual look.

Dylan Folding Tote
This bag is perfect for work and even for travelling and even comes with a messenger strap! I love that it can be used 2 ways, one that is on the handle, and the other when you can fold the top part! This is certainly a fashionable bag!

• available colors: black, espresso (dark brown), iron (grey).
• washed italian leather.
• solid gunmetal hardware.
• 19" l x 17.5" h.
• 9.5" drop.
• 16" drop when folded.
• adjustable messenger strap.
• features three outside zip pockets.
• inside zip pocket.
• two inside utility pockets.
• zip top closures.
• washed in special garment and enzyme blend for soft casual look.

Perry Stud Baguette
This is a cute bag for parties. I like the studs in the bag. It gives a strong character to the feminine shape of the bag.
• available colors: black and cognac (light brown).
• washed italian leather.
• inside zip pocket and utility pockets.
• magnetic closure.
• 10.75"w x 6.25"h.
• comes with adjustable messenger strap.

One thing I like about Linea Pelle bags is that the leathers don’t look like it is heavy. They all are very soft and easy to carry.

They also have other collection like clutches, belts for women and men!

Women's Multi-Studded Sliced Leather Hip Belt

Women's Vintage Hip Belt with Criss Cross Studding

Men's Jean Belt with Braided Design

Men's Jean Belt with Domed Studs

Try checking their site and see if you like one for yourself or as a gift.