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January 30, 2016

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Your destination to Modern, Unique, Urban Handbags!

Pursed, an initiative that has been in the making for some time! So many restless nights figuring out how to set up the boutique, what to name it and how to design it! It's an endless journey of improvements not near perfection (according to this girl's standards)! But I'm aiming for a fun and memorable experience for my clients because what you will own is a unique, high quality and cool bag!

A bit about me: I have been a fashion victim since early teens and believe fashion is intertwined with arts and design. Like many, I have a huge admiration for designers who are capable of translating their visions and stories into fashion statements.

With this in mind, Pursed was created to feature exquisite and unique handbags and purses made by independent designers from all over the world. Why? because we all crave freshness and uniqueness. What you can own are concepts to revolutionize your wardrobe with statement conversational pieces. You know, it's like when you go away on a vacation to a new city and are eager to score an original handbag or accessory. Well, that's precisely what I'm doing... to bring that foreign fashion adventure closer to you.

I work very closely with each designer to understand their vision and study their quality of workmanship. There are important things to consider when buying a handbag such as the quality of material used, the stitching, lining and details. Features like this determine the longevity of a purse and I pay careful attention to the details so you don't have to worry about them! As well, the designers care about their brand and client perception which are integral elements a talented designer must respect to reach the highest quality of handbag designs.

Relationship building is the pillar of Pursed Boutique vision. I want you as my client to be happy and proud to carry a bag featured by Pursed. I value your opinion, experience and your voice will be heard. So don't be shy to send me an email with feedback and requests.. I would love to hear from you.



A fairy tale in an Enchanted Forest

Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2016 Collection

Ah, it’s Friday and I couldn’t wait to finish my workout, grab a glass of whisky and start typing the story of an Edwardian princess’s adventure into the enchanted forest. As she walks down the catwalk in her opulent shades of lavender dresses, she’s greeted by howling wolves!

If you have seen the show, you’ll know precisely what I mean. But if you haven’t, prepare to be amazed by the incredibly creative mind of Elie Saab - Ambassador of feminine couture. Elie Saab obviously has an appreciation and respect for femininity and elegance and one can see it in the softness and gentleness of his designs. It should be an absolute honor for every woman to wear Elie!

Elie Saab’s Spring 2016 Couture collection speaks of luxury in a hip manner. Almost evElie Saab 2016 Spring Coutureery single dress is ornated with crystals and pearls. And that silky Chiffon intertwined with French lace plus (my all time favorite) Guipure is a true work of art. Mind you, the collection has a relaxed yet flattering and sensual look.

What is worth mentioning is Elie Saab’s ability to mingle the Edwardian silhouette of high neck dresses with Nehru collar and Sari styles sashes that wrap around the shoulder.

There were the Chiffon crystal beaded shorts, pants; and dresses with cascading bead ropes moving gently in synchronized matter, like the leaves of a willow tree blown by the soft breeze.

Personal Picks? Cargo pants and belt bags

My favorites were the silky cargo pants with wrap around skirts and knee high metallic boots, and belt bags. It’s like Couture gone street-style! As a huge fan of cargo pants, I’m hoping they make a trendy come back in mainstream fashion this year. I had a difficult time getting rid of my old cargos from like 10 years ago and they had a special place in my closet for many many seasons ;) 

Ok and those trendy belt bags are serious fashion accessories. Where were they back in the day when we struggled to find a safe place for our bags while on dance floors; or when our babies were small and we needed that extra pouch for the phone, keys and wallets?? The belt bags are a wonderful evolution of the old fanny bags. Even Tier One Annabella Totedesigners like Gucci, Chloè and Balenciaga started featuring them in their Prt-à-Porter collections in 2015. If you are looking for more affordable yet classic belt bag, see the Annabella Tote by Farah Asmar currently available at Pursed Boutique. It’s quite versatile as you can switch from a belt bag to as a small handbag or crossbody bag.

2016 should be an exciting year in fashion. It's time to move away from the old simple and plain towards versatility, and functionality. Stay tuned for the next blog featuring the Queen of Sexy no other than Donatella Versace (love her)!

 

Reena Ceschia


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