Below: New bag member for my 'bag harem'! Hurray for Team Philo!
Below: Right down to the dustbag, the no-fuss, unpretentious design aesthetics are carried thru everything the brand represents... Good cohesive branding. The dustbag is made from raw cotton with black ribbon drawstrings...
Below: Welcome my first Céline bag! It's been a while I have been eyeing on Phoebe Philo's designs... this makes for a perfect entry piece! A bi-material Leather Cabas...luxury without being vulgar:-)
Below: Perfect size for toting around any day... can hold up to 5kgs!
Below: Now for the close-ups... fully lined with soft lambskin as opposed to the unlined coloured lambskin versions... there is an internal zip pocket and subtle Céline branding. The soft lambskin feels so good to touch!
Below: Tag that explains Céline's commitment to quality and characteristics of the material...
Below: 'Python' contrasted with black calf leather...
Below: Simple and understated...while being practical...
Below: Confidence in the brand results the lack of need to plaster branding all over your product. I applaud Céline and Phoebe for making the brand discreet and stamped in gold:-)
Céline Bi-material Leather Cabas
Let's put our hands together and welcome the newest member of my 'increasingly reducing' bag harem... All my bag 'concubines' are not happy I exodus much of their lovely sisters and brothers. They rally like no tommorrow giving those 'Bangkok Red Shirts' a run for their money. So in order to 'restore order' and maintain 'healthy' bag harem numbers... I am now proud to announce the arrival of ultra chic Céline's Bi Material Leather Cabas to join the fun! Yes, my bag collection is one big happy family:P They have 'mass handbag parties all day long':-P
Enough said, this lovely Céline Bi-Material Leather Cabas is indeed one of a kind here in Singapore. Considering this was the one and only piece that was brought in and sold to lucky me! FJ Benjamin operated Céline stores only carry the coloured lambskin versions, but Duty Free Scottswalk's Céline store made the effort to get one of this lovely 'python' skin and leather version to sunny Singapore shores. I spotted it last Saturday, contemplating the all blue lambskin version or this. But in the end settle for the bi-material version as it is unique with brilliant textural contrast. Scaly 'python' skin against smooth black calf... fabulous and understated. Best part of all, it is lined with soft lambskin as oppose to the unlined lambskin versions.
Me love Céline! The sales person at Céline boutique told me these Leather Cabas is favoured by many stylist. I hold her word true since the bag is indeed functional and practical for all occasions. Understated glamour is the way to go for now and the upcoming season.
Where to buy: Céline Boutique at DFS Scottswalk