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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My New Celine Luggage Envelope Tote and Outfit Du Jour

Hi Dears,

Do you find yourself making unplanned purchases?  Well, this is exactly what happened to me!!!  (Yeah, call it "Lack of Self Control" or "Peer Pressure"!!  LOL!)   Just want to share with you the story behind my new Celine Luggage Envelope Tote, which I never thought I would like!  :P So what/who made me take the plunge?

This happened way back in October 2010.........when one of my good friends Charmaine from Manila was asking me about the availability of Celine Orange Luggage Tote in Hong Kong, and whether the "Envelope" version is better or the "Zipper" version is better.  So, what did we do??   We spent the whole night analyzing Celine Luggage Envelope Tote vs. Luggage Zipper Tote - we were looking at pictures on the internet, writing to SAs, calling Celine boutiques crazy!  Finally, Charmaine decided to buy the Orange Celine Envelope tote and asked for my help to buy it for her in Hong Kong. So I called our local Celine boutique to reserve one for me (there were only 3 pieces of Luggage Envelope tote in the entire Hong Kong at that time), and hopped over to the boutique asap to make the purchase!  And when I touched and inspected the bag, I found myself falling in love with the bag!  The price is "reasonable" as compared to Hermes and Chanel, and the leather quality is great!  So, pourquoi pas? LOL!

And then fast forward, I did some research myself on what color to buy, and immediately contacted my SA in Barney's to help me snatch one as I know the stocks are getting low in the US, and this bag is apparently so "hot" these days that it's basically out of stock in a lot of countries!  So what color did I buy?   

My New Celine Luggage Envelope Tote in Wine color!
Love the contrast white stitching!!!
 Taken indoor with a bit of sunlight shining through the room....
  View from the top...
 Yummy suede mustard yellow lining the contrast!
The "Envelope" on the Luggage Tote...
(this "Envelope" version is a Limited Edition while the "Zipper" version is a permanent item which is available in lots of colors and leathers)
 Side View
 I decided on the "Wine" color as it's a classic color, not easy to get dirty, will be able to match warm/cool tone outfits....and it's really stunning with a mustard suede lining!  
And of course, my ODJ with my new Celine Luggage Envelope tote...

Bottom Layer:  H&M black lace long sleeves top with shoulder pads
 Middle Layer: H&M satin black&white drape neckline asymmetrical sleeveless tunic/dress
Top Layer: Zara black velvet long coat with exaggerated shoulders

French Connection black silk jersey soft pants with hidden prints

Celine mini size "Luggage Envelope" tote in Wine color

Nicholas Kirkwood SS2010 black peeptoe platform slingback with silver python details

Chanel 11C pewter CC dangling earrings with fresh water pearls from the "Maharajah" collection
Hermes reversible Belt Kit in Rubis Epsom/Iris Swift with Brushed Gold "H" buckle
Black/silver argyle stockings
Tom Ford "Jaquelin" black sunglasses w/ orange rim and brown gradient lens
Taking off my Zara coat....showing off the black lace sleeves underneath...
Please excuse my funny expression here. :P
DH was saying something funny and then took this picture....

Back view...
I'm loving this Zara velvet long coat very much because of its special exaggerated shoulder.....
The black and white portion of the front (at the right side) of this H&M asymmetrical B/W tunic are not sewn together, hence giving it an asymmetrical/slanted finish at the bottom.  When worn without a belt, it can be a great dress!
Close-Up of Celine Luggage Envelope tote (outdoor pix)
 Back of the tote....
Oooh...I so love the special platform and heels design of Nicholas Kirkwood!!  
The heels are covered in suede, while the shoes are in leather and python (silver part).
Don't wear these shoes for shopping though....LOL! 
Some indoor pictures taken for this pair of Nickolas Kirkwood slingback which I bought last year but didn't get a chance yet to post it here...
Always love the special heels and platform of Nicholas Kirkwood shoes!
 A mixture of suede heels, lambskin and silver python!
 Look at these small details!  I'm really impressed that  even the back side of the platform is covered with silver python! 
 Lines of silver python
 A very talented British designer indeed.....!  I want more! LOL!

That's all folks for today!  Thanks for letting me share!  More modeling pix of my Wine Celine Luggage Envelope tote in my future posts....:D



  1. happy new year
    nice outfit love the bag

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  2. This celine luggage is truly amazing, I bought red mini curvy zip and so in love with this tote! Love your Zara coat and wine envelope zip! Looking forward to see more celine luggage pictures with you in the future!!

    Btw, how much did you buy your envelope in HK? Do you know how much for the mini curvy zip??

  3. Hi Rosella, thanks for dropping by. Nice blog you have. Wish to see more action shots from you. :D Follow me too here!

  4. Hey ANA, thanks so much for the compliments! BTW, are you "tastxfashxxx" on tPF? LOL! Coz I was asked the same question there. :P

    Anyway, I didn't buy my luggage envelope in Hong Kong as it's sold out here. Hong Kong's Envelope Luggage price was HK$14,500 at that time (around October). Not sure if the price has changed now. Mini curvy zip is cheaper but I don't know the exact price. I bought my luggage tote from Barney's in the US instead and the price was US$1800 plus shipping at that time. Congrats on your red mini curvy zip again! Wear it in good health! :D

  5. haha mia, yea it's me! sorry about that I posted the questions here again :P Anyway Wish you & your family good health & happy year of rabbit!!

  6. Hahaha! Ana! Nice to see your here! No worries. I've also replied to your question on the tPF thread. :D Wish you and your family a happy year of rabbit too! Let's enjoy our Celine totes! Yay! :D

  7. haha! special mention nga! lol... thanks much again, my C angel! don't you just luv C's? hehe... and i super luv that givenchy-ish dress! can't wait to try it on! G naman? =D

  8. Love your dress and tote :)

  9. Hi Mia, your Luggage Envelope in Wine is to-die-for! The contrast lining is yummy!!! I considered myself quite lucky to grab a black Luggage Zipper from DFS Hong Kong but compared with yours it looked so plain to me now. I really want an Envelope NOW!!!

  10. For both Mia and Ana's information, the Mini curvy zip retails for HK$14,500 in Hong Kong (as of March 2011). HTH!


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