12.3.17

Farbod Barsum





I've recently been introduced to a very interesting handbag/acessories brand. It's called Farbod Barsum, named after the very won designer who creates them. Founded in 2010, Farbod hand selects the materials that are going to be used on each product. Aside from being handmade by master artisans, the elements incorporated in the pieces garner this attention as well. Custom hardware is hand cast and polished one piece at a time.
Another interesting feature is how the design house pioneered many innovations in the exotics industry. Namely, the brand invented a signature combination of the use of two or more different exotics on one bag. This evolved further with the extensive use of signature color blocking of exotics. Major international fashion houses have all followed suit and emulated this style.
Barsum bags were the first to incorporate Swarovski Crystals and Feathers on Exotics. They were also the first to source and implement materials in a couture level such as the use of fused ostrich leg panels and Pirarucu fish skin.
The wearable art concept of Barsum bags transforms exceptionally rare materials and adapts them for use in every day life.

The brand seemed really well developed, and while I initially thought they might be an indie type of brand, I was surprised to find that they are actually very popular, especially around very famous costumers. Since they are based in Beverly Hills, they have a very sophisticated list of people using their handbags, you can actually see all the celebs that use them in this page here.

While clearly an established brand, it definitely seems like they still have a lot of groundwork and can definitely expand further into new areas, and many even in the feature create new lines of accessories. Be sure to check out their women's lizard skin wallets, their alligator skin clutches (my personal favorites), or just check out their whole line of merchandise on Farbod Barsum.

17.1.17

All In White






Aisle Style




























I have a few graduations coming up soon, so I was searching around the web for cheap dresses for formal events, and I'm so glad to have found a website that hit the nail on the head. A lot of their selection is incredible, and I'm definitely pleased with what I've found so don't be afraid to check them out! It's really interesting that they have so many styles, and to be honest I definitely spent a few hours checking out the dresses.

Aisle Style was founded in 2007 and is a global online retailer of evening dresses, wedding dresses, prom dresses, and dresses for special occasions. Their factory and operations are located in the city of Suzhou, China. They offer a wide selection of bridesmaid dresses, wedding dresses, prom dresses, communion dresses, really for any type of event you could image, homecoming dresses, dresses for weddings you name it!

Looking for the perfect dress for a special occasion? With Aisle Style you will find your dream dress, because they know what makes a festive dress. Whether you are looking for the latest trend or timeless elegance, there are more than 1200 different models to choose from, guaranteeing satisfaction. Aisle Style guarantees the best quality at a reasonable price. All their models are incredibly affordable. With Aisle Style you can save up to 60% compared to competitors.
Another bonus is that they ship around the world with reputable international logistics service providers such as DHL or UPS.
















StyleWe



The first thing I noticed about StyleWe, right off the bat, is the amazing selection of products that they carry. A lot of them have very intricate and special designs that I had never seen before on an online store. This specifically called my attention, since, let's be real, most online stores tend to carry the same selection of products. StyleWe is different, and you can tell by their about us page:

StyleWe is an online fashion shopping platform featuring independent fashion designers. We are committed to providing shoppers with original, high quality, and exclusive fashion products from independent designers.
By working with cutting edge independent fashion designers from around the
world, and combining them with our high quality production and digital marketing
capabilities, we will turn the fashion designers’ dreams into reality by providing high fashion to customers worldwide.
Rather than just an online shopping store, we would like to create a community which will be shared by both designers and customers. The community will enable
all parties to communicate, share ideas, and recognise each other. It would not only provide instant feedback for fashion designers when launching new concepts or products, but would also allow customers to share their shopping experiences and fashion dreams.
And that's just one part of the description! It's really interesting to see an online store give a different approach to the term. Right now I'm definitely considering getting a floral romper like the ones pictured here, or since spring is going to come around soon maybe a halter top bikini. If you're interested in StyleWe, you can check out their Instagram and their blog.