We wish you all Happy Holidays……..!

christmas-2006-041a.jpg I would like to take a moment away from visions of Prada, Gucci and Balenciaga for a moment or two.

If you are at all like me, there is so very much left to do with the holidays only a day or two away. Last minute gifts to buy, presents to wrap, food to prepare and decorations to put up for your guests to enjoy. Just remember that during this time of hustle and bustle, you are not alone. Millions of us all over the world are doing the exact same thing.

I would like to suggest that you take a moment in the middle of all this Holiday mayhem to stop and take a breath. Remember that even if your turkey is a bit dry, the potatoes a bit lumpy or the crust on your pie is a bit burnt……the true gift is the time and effort you put out for those you love. When your guests have all arrived and you see the smiles on their faces and they hug one another and reminisce of days gone by……..you have truly given them all the best gift possible. The gift of love and friendship.

Enjoy the time you have with those that you love near by.

We hope that we can get to know you all a bit better in the upcoming year and would like you all to get to know us as well. We wish you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays and a blessed New Year!

Fidora

Vanessa Hudgens Loves Her Miu Miu Bow Satchel Bag

And I can understand her very well. It’s literally the perfect everday bag.

Big enough for the office and can be either dressed up or down. In its neutral colors the bag can be combined with so many different outfits. Use the long strap and your hands are free for going shopping. The bows on the side are a cute detail and gives it a cheerful look.

The Miu Miu bag even makes a tracksuit look good and chic. Carry it and skinny jeans or a simple black outfit will look more glamorous.

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using the long strap

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Are you liking this bag and want to own one, too? Go to the Styledrops page and shop for the bow satchel and many other Miu Miu handbags.

Making a mark in fashion world with quality Products

Every one wishes to look attractive. But having a fine body or beautiful face may not be enough in these days of fashion fancies. Your attire, the way you manage them, and articles you carry with you for convenience, all have a major impact on how you project your personality before others. That is exactly why you always go for quality products like Prada handbags, Gucci shoes, Hogan handbags or Tod’s shoes all of whom are real quality products.

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One piece of the new Tod’s “Pashmy” collection Spring/Summer 2008

Uniqueness of Prada handbags and Prada shoes lie in the fact that they are in the market for a pretty long time without any change. They provide a lot of products apart from handbags and shoes like wallets, sunglasses and clothing. Gucci Handbags and Gucci shoes are not only available in the stores but also online. They will supply the required articles within ten days of your placement of orders with them. Hogan produces multiple items both for men and women. Hogan shoes, Hogan handbags and Hogan fashion items are quite renowned throughout the world for their quality and attractive makes.

Todd provides their customers with attractive discounts on both online and brick and concrete store purchase of Hogan handbags and Hogan shoes. There are also special discounts on bulk purchases. Thus you can see that there is no dearth of quality products in the market for those who desire to have latest fashion in their apparel and attire. The end result however, will depend on how you use these quality products to give you an impressive personality.

These are few of my favorite things…….

 

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought that I would post a few of the items on my wish list.

Prada tops my list with their timeless Gaufre-style handbags. In my opinion, this is Prada at it’s very best! The beautifully ruched leather is buttery soft and oh-so gorgeous that you can’t help but fall head-over-heels for this beautiful bag. Prada has so many wonderful colors to offer in this style as well. Here are a few of my faves:

Perfect for the holidays!

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Perfect for anytime!

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I’ll be very honest with you, Ladies. I wasn’t a big Patent Leather type gal until I saw the beautiful Patent leather Gaufres offered by Prada. I have since, purchased some wonderful black Patent leather shoes by Dolce & Gabbana which I am hoping I will be wearing with this black Patent Prada bag.

Santa? Are you listening? All of these items can be found at Styledrops!!

Happy Holidays! Fidora

 

 

How do I love thee, PRADA? Let me count the handbags.

In a former lifetime, I had a set amount of money I would spend on a handbag: $50 and it must be leather. I typically carried that same bag daily until it wore out. My, how times have changed as I’ve gotten older.

There appears to be some type of designer ladder that a handbag lover is required to climb on their way to the top. I managed to bypass Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Kooba, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton and in one a giant leap, went from my $50 department store bags into Prada handbags without catching my breath.

What is it about Prada handbags that have so hypnotized me that I’ve sold nearly every other designer bag I own for not measuring up to the Prada standard? I do tend to gravitate towards design houses with decades in the marketplace and a history behind them (hence Gucci, Chanel & Hermes), but why does Prada consistently land on top? A number of reasons. One only has to look at the inventory of online boutiques such as Styledrops to find an answer. Prada handbags come in so many personalities that it’s difficult not to find something to suit one’s mood. Slouchy totes and hobos for your long days of shopping. Elegant clutches for a special evening out. Nylon handbags and backpacks for those cold rainy days where function and utility are the way to go. Structured frame handbags, funky bags such as the heavily studded Trunk Bag from the Fall/Winter collection, there simply isn’t an end to one’s choices.

To this day, I cannot explain my love affair with Prada but I can definitely say we will be celebrating many happy anniversaries in the future, much to the chagrin of my poor confused husband and his empty wallet.

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Add Another Must-Have To Your Closet: A Classic Trench Coat

After my last entry about flats, I think every lady should have at least one classic trench coat in her wardrobe. A trench coat is a piece of clothing that can be worn all year round; combined with a skirt and t-shirt during chilly nights in the summer or with jeans and a sweater during cold falls.

Trench coats are so versatile and can be worn either with heels, boots or flat and will always give you a chic and sophisticated look.

Do think a trench coat may be too cold for a freezing winter day? Why not get one made of wool by Gaultier, as available at our fave online boutique styledrops.com.

Gaultier Trench Coat Styledrops

Celebrities love their trench coats!

Katie Holmes:

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Are you tired of the classic trench coat, seen on so many ladies?

Why not get a different style, as seen on Kylie Minogue and Lindsay Lohan designed by Dolce & Gabbana.

Lindsay vs Kylie

The Perfect Bag

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Miu Miu Matelasse Coffer

 

Throughout my lifetime, I have had just about every style handbag imaginable. From Nine West to Versace, I think that I have had them all at one time or another. Slouchy, structured, clutches and pouchettes have complemented my wardrobe at one time or another. I have become a very fickle handbag fanatic, replacing one with another without a thought or regret. Until now.

 

I purchased my first Miu Miu Coffer several months ago and haven’t even considered replacing it with any other. This bag has it all. This bag is large enough to carry every little thing that I find worthy of stuffing into it and still gives me those wonderful outer pockets for those essential items which I need quick access to throughout the day. This bag has, what I call, “slouchy structure”. In other words, it doesn’t collapse when it is not filled to the brim with items. It is deep enough to hold my rather large wallet, hairbrush and makeup pouch with room to spare.

 

When I am out shopping and start feeling the weight of the bag on my shoulder, I simply use the long messenger strap and wear it “cross-body” style and not only is the weight distributed evenly, but it also frees up my hands to do other things or just to swing freely at my side.

 

Moving on from function to fashion, the crowning glory of this bag is the style. This absolutely gorgeous bag slips from work day to evening’s out without even batting an eye! The gorgeous ruched napa leather is unique, yet simply elegant. The beautiful brushed gold hardware complements this bag perfectly without drawing attention away from the overall style of the bag.

 

In a nutshell Ladies, this is the perfect bag for me. I will continue to buy handbags, but this little beauty will be at my side for quite some time.

Have Mercy on My Soles!

On this topic I must vent ad nauseum. I’m a shoe fanatic. I simply love shoes. Unfortunately a few years ago I began having foot problems, followed by back surgery and have been relegated to flat shoes.

My timing wasn’t actually too bad though, since ballet shoes have been such huge fashion presence the past few years. However, I still can’t wear designer flats. It seems that designers are too busy worrying about the look of a shoe versus the comfort factor. Why is that? How hard can it be to incorporate some cushioning into a shoe? I go into designer shoe stores and leave disappointed every time. I’ll find an adorable flat that is, well, flat! While I adore Prada handbags and accessories, I find Prada to be one of the worst offenders in this regard. There is literally nothing between the inside of the shoe and sole.

There is genius in the world of designer shoes. I see it each time I gaze over a display of shoes by Gucci, Blahniks, Chanel, Prada and the list goes on. Would it be too much to ask of our favorite designers to include a podiatrist or two in their design team so those like me can enjoy their products?

Rain Boots: Fab or Drab?

Who said rain boots can only be worn in the rain and by small children? Now those boots became much more of a colorful accessory and are available in many colors and styles. They bring some shine and glam to a rainy and grey day. What is more comfortable during pouring rain and snow? With waterproof rain boots you don’t need to worry about weather and can wear them even on a sunny day. 

Wear them with jeans tucked in or neutral colors like black with a skirt for the office. 

Stars love their rain boots: what’s your opinion on this trend? 

Kate Moss 
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Cory Kennedy 
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Rain boots by Burberry, Gucci,Emilio Pucci

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