Archive of ‘Handbags’ category

What’s In My Bag?

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By now, y’all know that I’m a wee bit obsessed when it comes to handbags. But do you know what’s in my bag?

I gave Carla at Product Girl a sneak peek. Check it out – and learn a little bit more about your resident beauty buff.

Go get you a peek. Nosey body!

LILL Giveaway Winner Revealed!

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Congrats to Sabreena Jean-Leger, the winner of Spoiled Pretty’s LILL Giveaway. She will receive a $100 gift certificate, so that she can design her own LILL creation!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. And a special thanks to 1154 LILL Studio for sponsoring this wonderful contest!

Were you crossing your fingers, but didn’t win? Dont worry. I’ll be announcing a new giveaway later today…so turn that frown upside-down.

Visit again soon for your next chance to win. TTYL!

Philly’s Got A Brand New Bag – Plus A LILL Giveaway!

phillylill Philly’s Got A Brand New Bag – Plus A LILL Giveaway!
Last week, I had the pleasure of touring 1154 LILL Studio‘s newest boutique. The 1154 LILL “design your own handbag” concept was born at a Windy City street fair in 1999 – and since its inception, 1154 LILL Studio has opened stores in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City. I’m so excited that they’ve found a home in my hometown, Philadelphia.

paula floralpink Philly’s Got A Brand New Bag – Plus A LILL Giveaway!The Philadelphia boutique boasts 1000 square feet, with wooden design tables throughout the space where customers can create the bag/accessory of their choice by mixing and matching some of the 150 available fabrics. The styles offered range from small cosmetic bags and headbands to large handbags and oversized totes, and cost between $26 and $200.

After touring the premises and hearing the company back story, I was elated to learn that 1154 LILL Studio was allowing me to create my own custom bag! For almost an hour, I played with fabrics, colors, and textures to make a fab bag for Spring. Here’s how the 1154 LILL Studio custom handbag concept works:

1) First pick your style of bag from over 25 current shapes and silhouettes in the line.

2) Mix and match colors, patterns and textures to select the right choice for each part of your bag: exterior, interior, pockets, straps, etc. 1154 LILL Studio introduces new fabrics every few weeks and have between 150 – 300 designer textiles available at any given time.

3) After placing your order, you simply have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for the 1154 LILL Studio team to hand craft it to your exact specifications. Your order will be shipped to you, or you can pick it up in one of the boutique locations.

Even though my bag is currently in the hands of the Chicago-based production team, here’s a sneak peek at my Spoiled Pretty satchel…

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Adorable, right? Even if you don’t reside anywhere near one of their boutiques, a one-of-a-kind 1154 LILL Studio creation is at your fingertips – thanks to their online store. 1154lill.com is open 24/7 – and the customization tool lets you see your bag as you design it.

GiftCert Philly’s Got A Brand New Bag – Plus A LILL Giveaway!Wait…it gets better. 1154 LILL Studio has graciously donated a $100 gift certificate, so that one lucky Spoiled Pretty reader can design her very own creation!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “LILL Giveaway.” The contest ends at 9pm EST on Sunday, April 6th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 7th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

Good Luck!!!

Check out this video of 1154 LILL Studio, behind the seams.

Perlina Giveaway Winner Revealed – Is It You?

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Happy hump day, everyone. I know you have been patiently waiting for me to announce the winner of the Perlina giveaway…so I’ll get right to it.

perlina+002 Perlina Giveaway Winner Revealed   Is It You?If your email begins with jeanilyne, you have won the grand-daddy of Spoiled Pretty contests!

You will receive this black leather Perlina handbag, in addition to:

*Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner
*Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in Split End Protector
*CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara
*2 CoverGirl Outlast All-day Lipcolor
*MAXFactor Vivid Impact Mascara
*2 MAXFactor MAXalicious Lipglosses
*2 MAXFactor MAXwear Lipcolor

lashblast mascara 1 Perlina Giveaway Winner Revealed   Is It You?Five runners-up will receive my must-have mascara, CoverGirl LashBlast. These lucky ladies are: lottogirl846, cme8397, RHCNCK, ebbb31, and lindahl.

If you are a winner, please check your email for a congratulatory email from moi – it will contain instructions for redeeming your prize.

If you didn’t win – try, try again. Enter the Fafi giveaway, for your chance to win $175 in new MAC makeup. Contest closes on Sunday.

Thanks to all who participated!

Hey Procrastinators – Don’t Forget To Enter The Perlina Giveaway!

perlina+001 Hey Procrastinators   Dont Forget To Enter The Perlina Giveaway!
Just a gentle reminder that the Perlina giveaway ends tonight. So you still have a few hours to enter.

The grand prize is a gorgeous, black leather Perlina handbag. And just to show-off, I’m filling it with the following goodies:
*Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner
*Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in Split End Protector
*CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara
*2 CoverGirl Outlast All-day Lipcolor
*MAXFactor Vivid Impact Mascara
*2 MAXFactor MAXalicious Lipglosses
*2 MAXFactor MAXwear Lipcolor

lashblast mascara 1 Hey Procrastinators   Dont Forget To Enter The Perlina Giveaway!And five lucky runners-up will receive one of my new favorites – CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara.

Click here for official rules. And remember the contest closes at 9pm EST. If you don’t subcribe and validate your email address by then, well, that’s on you.

If you want this prize (I know you do), get crackin’ right now! Good luck.

Spoiled Pretty By Perlina

This time last week, I was runnin’ around NYC feeling awful (unbeknownst to me, I had acute bronchitis), but looking fierce – thanks to my pals at Perlina Handbags.

fw2+039 Spoiled Pretty By PerlinaThey gave me a totally posh purse for my last day at the tents. As if that wasn’t enough, they upped the ante by inviting me to their showroom…talk about being spoiled pretty!

The Perlina showroom – located a hop, skip, and a jump from Bryant Park – was like a dream; it was handbag heaven, to be quite honest.

fw2+041 Spoiled Pretty By PerlinaThere were bags of every color imaginable, and purses for every personality. For a bag junkie like me, it was almost too much. The temptation was great. For a brief moment, I imagined that I was on a handbag version of Supermaket Sweep; I scanned the shelves, racks, and displays – trying to decide which bags I’d grab first.

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself, “Great. Here’s another story about Daneen getting free stuff. I’m sick of hearing about her fantastical adventures.” Well, if that’s you’re attitude, you’re about to feel real salty…because Perlina has oh so generously bequeathed me another bag for a Spoiled Pretty giveaway!!!!

Oh, now we’re BFF’s again? I see how it is.

perlina+001 Spoiled Pretty By PerlinaNot only will one of you win this absolutely gorgeous handbag (see, left), I’m going to “fill” it with all sorts of beauty booty. You heard me right. That’s just how I do.

The winner of the Perlina purse will also receive:

*Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner
*Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in Split End Protector
*CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara
*2 CoverGirl Outlast All-day Lipcolor
*MAXFactor Vivid Impact Mascara
*2 MAXFactor MAXalicious Lipglosses
*2 MAXFactor MAXwear Lipcolor

Five lucky runners-up will receive one of my new favorites – CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara!!! This mascara is hard to come by because it’s become an instant cult classic, so here’s your chance to get you some.

To enter, you must be a Spoiled Pretty subscriber. Subscribing is simple and quick – just click here, but don’t forget to verify your email address. You must verify in order to be eligible.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Tuesday, February 19th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, February 20th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Are You The Winner Of The Hype Giveaway?

hype paloma Are You The Winner Of The Hype Giveaway?The time has come to announce the winner of the Hype Handbag Giveaway. I received a lot of entries, so I know that many of you were crossing your fingers for this one. Unfortunately, I only have one bag to give away…and the winner is Brandy Coyne.

Congratulations, Brandy – you are the proud new owner of Hype’s Paloma North South Tote (in Watermelon).

If your name isn’t Brandy Coyne but you still fancy yourself a winner – check back later today and throughout the week. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Spoiled Pretty wants to show our lovely readers some love…so there will be several mind-blowing contests this week. The next one is just hours away. Do you feel lucky?

Fashion Week: I’ll Be Back!

 Fashion Week: Ill Be Back!

As much as I wanted to stick around for the whole of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – Fall 2008, I had to travel to Dallas for a business trip. So I reluctantly said TTFN to NYC.

I did return on February 8th for more beauty, fashion, and fun (more on that later).

rafe diana Fashion Week: Ill Be Back!

And check out my purse. Isn’t it a work of art? It’s the Diana Large Hobo by Rafe, and I’m in love with it. The metallic patent leather is so sumptuous, but the deerskin-embossed leather trim lends a sporty edge. I wore it all over New York for Fashion Week, I took it on my Dallas trip, and I’ve been running errands with it since I returned home. It truly does work in any situation.

I’m a lucky gal because designer Rafe Totengco, also a fellow blogger, gifted this bag to me – along with a note of encouragement (see, left).

rafe note+003 Fashion Week: Ill Be Back!It reads:

Hi Daneen,

Enjoy the bag & blog it out!

xoxo,
Rafe

Can you get over that? I’m still pinching myself. Rafe’s gorgeous creations and impeccable customer service are undoubtedy the reason why this award-winning designer has such a loyal celebrity fanbase, including Jessica Alba, Vanessa Minnillo, and Eva Longoria (who even commissioned Rafe to create clutches for her bridesmaids).

Thank you, Rafe – for making feel, and look, so special for Fashion Week!

 Fashion Week: Ill Be Back!

Fashion Week Part IV: Coffee Talk With Samara

Following my rendezvous with Nigel Barker, I hailed a cab and was off again. This time, I was headed to meet my friend, Samara, for some mid-day caffeine. Samara reps brands such as CoverGirl, Max Factor, and Head & Shoulders; she is so generous with samples for me to try, and keeps me in the know about new product releases and cosmetic trends.

The coffee shop where we had intended to meet was – for some odd reason – closed at 4pm on Saturday. So we walked to a nearby Starbucks that, unfortunately, didn’t have seating. Luckily, there seem to be a coffee joint on every other corner in NYC – so we settled on a Cosi.

Samara and I had never actually met before…we have just corresponded via email. But I immediately found her to be so warm and friendly that it was like we were old friends. We chatted about the New York Times article, gushed about our mutual love for CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Mascara, and threw around some ideas for a kick-arse giveaway (coming up soon).

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Here’s Samara and I playing candid camera outside of Cosi. Don’t ya just love my bag? When my husband first saw it, he exclaimed, “Daneen, it’s bigger than you are!”

budapest Fashion Week Part IV: Coffee Talk With SamaraTrue, but when you’re rushing between runway shows, meetings, and social events, there are two things to remember: cute (but comfortable) shoes, and a spacious shoulder bag. This one, the Budapest Slouchy from My Flat In London, easily lugged all of my stuff – and still had plenty of room for all of the press kits and product samples I acquired along the way.

Plus, when you’re rubbing elbows with fashionistas all day, you’d better dress to impress – and that extends to your handbag.

 Fashion Week Part IV: Coffee Talk With Samara

Fashion Week Part I: I Koi New York, Plus Hype Giveaway

koi Fashion Week Part I: I Koi New York, Plus Hype Giveaway
On Friday, I took Amtrak up to New York City just in time for a TotalBeauty.com and Aveda sponsored dinner at Koi. Nestled in the Bryant Park Hotel, the restaurant is a stone’s throw from the white tents.

More than 25 beauty bloggers mingled, dined on delectable selections from the Japanese/California menu (I highly recommend the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, and the Miso-Bronzed Black Cod), and talked (beauty) shop.

I was seated at a table with Teri (Beautiful Makeup Search & Splendicity), Christina (eBeautyDaily), Elke (Elke Von Freudenberg Blog & Beauty Blog Network), Jennifer (DeLush), and Samantha (Dark PR). The conversation flowed – as did the wine and sake. By the end of the night, we were all having so much fun that we lost track of time and essentially closed down the restaurant; the weary staff was mentally willing us to leave.

Koi is the Japanese word for love – which is fitting, because I can’t imagine anyone eating there and not falling in love. Koi proved to be the perfect start to my fashion-filled weekend.

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Left to right: Me, Julia, Teri, Christina, Elke, and Jennifer (photo courtesy of Erika at Makeup Bag)

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Amber and Marina

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Marina, me, and my Hype purse. I luvre this bag! I’m a woman who carries everything in her purse, and this one easily held the usual contents, plus all of my fashion week essentials. Camera? Check. Dictaphone? Check. Memo pad and pens? Check. Extra pair of ugly/comfy shoes for when your dogs start barking? Check. Fifteen lip glosses? You betcha.

Besides being functional, this handbag is clearly also fashion-forward. The buttery soft leather and stylish hardware had heads turning – even at a chic eatery like Koi. Jealous? Don’t be. It’s giveaway time again, and Hype is the generous benefactor.

hype paloma Fashion Week Part I: I Koi New York, Plus Hype GiveawayOne lucky (what an understatement) winner will receive the Paloma North South Tote (in Watermelon) pictured, left. You won’t believe how beautiful it is. With this roomy tote, you can literally live out of your bag. No more agonizing over which makeup you absolutely need in your purse – because there’s room for all of that, and a bag of chips! The retail value of this prize is $325!

To enter:
*Name one of the beauty products that Fern Mallis (the SVP of IMG Fashion and the brains behind New York Fashion Week) carries in her bag. Hint: I wrote this post in October.

*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the product name, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 10th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 11th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

 Fashion Week Part I: I Koi New York, Plus Hype Giveaway

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