Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

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Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

There seems to be a relatively consistent image of what a successful woman should wear, from hair and makeup to clothes and shoes. While fitting this mold isn’t a bad thing, sometimes a girl just wants to branch out, toughen things up a little bit. Remind yourself that even though you’re a nice person and lovely to look at, you can still be tough. Send a few mixed messages with these pieces that are finely made and fine-tuned to add a little visual stimuli to your daily ladylike uniform.

Wendy Brandes Barbed Wire Ring (on Wendy Brandes for $1,800)

Balenciaga Asymmetric Bow Collaricon (at Barneys New York for $585)

Alexander McQueen Military Braceleticon (at Alexander McQueen for $995)

Alexander McQueen Harness Skull Ringicon (at Alexander McQueen for $415)

Dior Joaillerie Victoire de Castellane Kings and Queens Roi de Sugilite Pendant (on 1stdibs for $491,718.69)

Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

Cartier Juste un Clou Ring (at Cartier for $3,800)

Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

Heart of Bone Fairy Queen Ring (on Heart of Bone for $600)

Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

Prada Crocodile Leather Bracelet with Metal Plaque (at Prada for $690)

Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

Solange W.M.D. a.k.a. Family Jewels Pendant (on Solange)

Bad Girls Need Nice Things Too

Jil Sander Earrings (at Jil Sander for $180, from $300)

Julia Hagen is currently a student at the Gemological Institute of America. Her love for jewelry started with a red bead bracelet she received as a birthday gift from her grandfather around the age of five. Other healthy addictions include shoes, Crossfit, photography and researching jewelry arts.

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Prada Unveils Short Film “The Swimmer” Starring Inside Bag

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Directed by James Lima, Prada unveils short films dedicated to the newly launched “Inside Bag” collection – “The Swimmer”.

The new Prada Inside Bag in amazing short films by director James Lima

In these short films the director tells the true essence of the luxury Italian fashion house, Lima adds a series of surreal, dreamlike animated and wonderful underwater concept to the movies entitled “The Swimmer”.

“The Swimmer”, Prada Inside Me, by James Lima

"The Swimmer" Dreamy, surreal animated movies by James Lima for Prada new Inside Bag

The new it bag of the house was launched during the autumn winter 2015 catwalk and officially ready to become the object of desire of fashionistas all over the world. The new Inside Bag is told in these six short films that Prada has released in recent days on their social channels and on its official website

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Céline: Christmas 2015 Gift Guide

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Yes, it’s November, which also means the countdown to 2016 has started, along with everything great that’s associated with the end of the year, including the New Year countdown, huge epicurean feasts and of course, Christmas!

And with Christmas comes the season of gift giving, be it for your loved ones or for yourself. Or both, which is what I do anyway. First get something nice for everyone that matters, then get something even nicer for yourself for even putting that aforementioned list together, shopping for it and then making sure everything is beautifully wrapped before it is given away. No mean feat if you ask me.

With that comes the first of my gift guides, which you’ll be seeing more and more of as the season nears (PR peeps, if you are reading this, please start sending out your seasonal gift guides). First up? Céline, of course, one of the few designer brands that come in white boxes you can’t go wrong with.

Which brings us to the Céline Classic (SGD5000, shown above), one of the first bags released by Creative Director Phoebe Philo when she joined the French luxury house in 2008. Still loved and much sought after till this day, the one that’s now available in Singapore comes in burgundy box calfskin with gold hardware, a sight for sore eyes, guaranteed to drop the receiver’s jaw and of course, great for upcoming festivities.

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For those ranked a tad lower on the gift-giving list but no less important, might I suggest the Céline Trapeze, another stunner of a bag still on many a wish list. Priced at SGD3600, you can pick up this multicolour beauty in Black/Blue/White that’s also part of Céline’s early spring collection.

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Last but not least, SLGs (or small leather goods for those of you not attuned into bagspeak). From top to bottom we’ve got a small zipped wallet (SGD680), the long calf pocket wallet (SGD1050), and my favourite, the drummed calf large flap wallet (SGD950), all useful, all appropriately-hued for the season. And because this is just a tiny bit of what’s available now in Singapore, I would advise to you head down personally to Celine boutiques at Marina Bay Sands or Ngee Ann City to shop to your heart’s content. For your loved ones, of course.

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Top 5 Monogrammed Moments: This Time It’s Personal

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Top 5 Monogrammed Moments

In the age of mass-produced goods, it takes a bit effort to be unique. Not only is cultivating your own personal style paramount to standing out, the most literal way to do it is one of the best! Monogramming is one of my favorite ways to personalize my things. Be it my bedsheets or bags, large and proud or small and succinct, loudly emblazoned or subtly hidden, few details will make your belongings feel as special as emblazoning them with your own initials.

1. Fendi 2Jours Elite Leather Shopper:icon Fendi’s 2Jours isn’t just still one of the best bags du jour. It has serious staying power, especially once you take your new one to your local Fendi boutique for some personalization. At Nordstrom for $2,350.

2. Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram: Make your classic Louis luggage, tote, or Speedy (among many other bag options) feel doubly bespoke by also selecting racing stripes in the hues and placement of your choice. Prices vary, at Louis Vuitton.

3. Bottega Veneta Initials: When you’ve got a serious case of the monogramming bug (or are in search of the perfect personalized gift), Bottega’s Initials service is a dream. Intrecciato plus your distinct letters adds up to woven perfection. Prices vary, at Bottega Veneta.

4. Goyard Luggage: Go to Goyard’s website for endless customizing possibilities, from color palette to motif to, of course, the wording of your choice. Prices vary, at Goyard.

5. T. Anthony Engraving: T. Anthony provides the complimentary etching of up to three letters on most of their reliable leather goods. In capitalized Helvetica font, you also get to select the size. Prices vary, at T. Anthony.

Top 5 Monogrammed Moments

Top 5 Monogrammed Moments

Top 5 Monogrammed Moments

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Trend Alert: Leg Chains

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Trend Alert

For those blessed with beautifully skinny thighs, or those with a cardio regimen that earns them, this style is perfect to draw some attention to those gams. Leg chains have been on the party set as well as the festival set this summer, with early believers including Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, and Vanessa Hudgens. Thigh chains can lean a little toward S&M garter if you aren’t careful, but since you are on Snob Essentials we shall just assume you know to keep that in check when out on the town.

This one is shaping up to be my favorite. It’s more of a side-leg chain which seems a bit less restrictive but still adds that bit of shine beneath those destroyed denim shorts. At Forever 21icon for $30.

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GypsyLovinLight offers this absolutely beautiful leg chain for $48. It will add some intrigue to your favorite denim shorts or sundress. Available in silver or gold on GypsyLovinLight for $48.

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Here is a wispy version in gold that could attend a more formal event; those of you getting married soon in a more bohemian-style setting could even rock this in place of a traditional ruffle-infested garter. On Etsy.

Julia Hagen is currently a student at the Gemological Institute of America. Her love for jewelry started with a red bead bracelet she received as a birthday gift from her grandfather around the age of five. Other healthy addictions include shoes, Crossfit, photography and researching jewelry arts.

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Bag of the Week: Loewe Puzzle Shoulder Bag

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Bag: Loewe Puzzle Shoulder Bag

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: This inventive, architectural shoulder bag isn’t brand new, but we’ve noticed it gaining momentum among fashion insiders, celebs and our readers alike. It’s certainly an eye-catcher.

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