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I came across Mary Frances bags a while ago and I became obsessed with how pretty they are! She makes the most unique and wonderful bags I have seen, she has guitar shapes, apples, bows, flowers, telephones, fish bowls, piano’s, owls and so many more designs! Each of the bags are hand made and feature a lot of embellishment in the form of crystals, beads and sequins etc.
What struck me the most was that she has a whole denim collection! Handbags, clutches, purses, necklaces and even a compact mirror! They are all made from premium denim fabric and they are really pretty! Denim bags to me are not usually anything special, I find them to be quite bland and boring but Mary Frances combines the fabric with class and girlishness so the products are wonderful!
I have the premium denim clutch which is featured above and I obsess over it! It has the cutest fabric and beaded flower in the top corner as you can see and it’s sparkly too. It’s one of my favourite clutches. I find it perfect for me because I am going somewhere smart where no denim is allowed, I can still wear denim with this clutch! I always love to have denim, being obsessed with it like I am and all, ha ha.
The amount of time and effort that goes into her bags is incredible, you can really appreciate them much more because of it. The bag also features a denim strap with a metal chain on it which is detachable so you can wear it as a shoulder bag or keep it as a clutch. I always prefer clutches as I can never get used to a strap across me! What do you think of the bags? I also own the really pretty Take A Bow clutch which is extra girly and not made of denim. You can buy all of the denim bags here.
I was really shocked to find out that John Galliano has been fired from Dior! I heard something yesterday and then woke up today to find out what had happened. I’m wondering who they are going to pick to replace him? He was a great designer! You can read the article below.
Designer John Galliano has been fired as creative director for French fashion house Dior after his alleged anti-Semitic remarks at a bar in Paris. Dior Couture’s chief executive Sidney Toledano said he condemned Galliano’s reported comments “in the strongest terms, which are in total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the Christian Dior house.”
Dior also added that as a consequence it had “immediately suspended relations” with Galliano and that it had “initiated dismissal procedures” regarding the “particularly odious comments” made in the video published on Monday by The Sun website.
The video purported to show the designer saying that he “loves Hitler” before telling horrified guests that their ancestors would have been “f***ing gassed.”
The reported remarks happened at the same bar Parisian bar La Perle where he was arrested last Thursday for threatening behaviour and allegedly making anti-Semitic and racist comments. He was immediately suspended by Dior after his arrest, with the fashion house, owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, citing its “unequivocal zero-tolerance policy regarding anti-Semitism and racism.”
Oscar-winner Natalie Portman, who is the face of Dior fragrance Miss Dior, revealed how she was “deeply shocked and disgusted” by his alleged comments, adding: “In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way.”
It was rumoured that the star would wear a Dior gown designed by Galliano for Sunday’s Academy Awards, but instead Portman wore a Rodarte dress following his arrest. It’s still not known whether Portman will continue to model for Miss Dior or terminate her contract. Galliano had also recently been announced as the designer of Kate Moss’s wedding dress.
Article from Cosmo Magazine.
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