sunday lust list…(on wednesday!)

Since I was MIA this weekend, I have decided to back track and post a Sunday (now Wednesday – oops)Lust List featuring leather duffles. For all of those who don’t plan on purchasing the scooter, or want a more chic, polished look at the airport, these beauties are for you.
Vintage Hermes – sigh.
JCrew, $475
Tuscany Leather, € 200,82 – comes in multiple colors!
Tuscany Leather, €170,10 
Bottega Veneta, $2100
The picture doesn’t do this one justice. It’s gorgeous.

Rag & Bone, $195
Masculine, but I love it.
With jeans and a crisp white button down – classic. 
Givenchy, $2480
Love the dual colors.
Lanvin, $2290
Love the rugged look and longer top handles – makes it easier to carry.

Do you solely use rolling bags, or are you a fan of the leather duffle?

the perfect piece of ‘luggage’

I recently traveled home, and while packing I couldn’t help but think I need a bigger purse/tote to travel with. I ended up taking both a small backpack – more on my fave leather backpacks later – and my usual black leather purse. Yet, let’s be honest, it just wasn’t working. I think a Celine Luggage bag would be much more appropriate. Don’t you think?

FW11 (I’ll take the coat too.)

The Luggage Bag was created by Celine’s artistic director Phoebe Philo. The simplicity of the design makes me love the bag even more. It’s available in three sizes, mini, medium, and oversized (the size I need for travelling!), and comes in many different colors and fabrics. Shown in it’s natural habitat below.

Are you a fan of the luggage bag? Which one is your favorite?
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best rolling bag – literally

I was going to do a lovely post on chic leather duffel bags, my go to carry on bag, until I found this great invention. I have definitely had a few close calls with flights – talking my way through security lines, running down the terminal, barely making connections, etc. You know the drill. I know what I will be asking for this Christmas…

 Also, is it just me or do the golf carts at airports drive you crazy with the drivers screaming from behind you to “please watch the cart?” Um, now it’s going to be more like please watch out for my scooter. Just think how fast you can go on the moving walkways! No more running through airport terminals to catch close connections/flights. Pure bliss. Do you think I need a bell too? Will have to look into this…

Have you ever barely made a flight? Are you a scooter fan?

Micro Samsonite Scooter here via Severely Glamorous

friday birthday boy

I have a feeling Tom Ford is one of those men who will just continue to get better looking as he ages. I wanted to wish you all a happy Friday and wish Mr. Ford himself a happy birthday! Today he turns 50.
Lookin’ good – as always.

Fun fact: Did you know that Tom Ford was born in Austin, TX? That’s right, he’s a Texan at heart.  

How will you be celebrating Tom’s birthday this weekend/what are your plans?


documentary love

“fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life”

I am dying to see this documentary on Bill Cunningham, the famed photographer behind the Times Style section. I believe he is the true originator of the street style phenomenon.
Sadly I missed the film while it was in NYC. Good thing it comes out in September on DVD. If you still want to see it on the big screen here is a link to the show dates below. 

Have you seen the film? Do you have a favorite documentary?

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