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Friday, August 12, 2016

Balenciaga Studded Leather Billfold Wallet in Red Review

Hi Everyone,
As you can see the title today is review on the Balenciaga Studded Leather Billfold Wallet. This is actually a mens wallet, but who cares..its gorgeous i dont care. Anyway....I saw this in the men's department and the minute i saw it i knew i had to bring it home. It was retail for 195e in Brown Thomas, there was only 2 colors available: red and black. However, if you go onto the Balenciaga online store there are far more colors available. I wanted the green one but red or black was the only option in Ireland and all other colors has been sold out on the online store, so i did not return the red one and kept it.

"Balenciaga's black billfold wallet is finished with covered studding that lends it rebellious appeal. It's kitted out with ample slots and note compartments to keep all your resources at the ready, yet still maintains a profile slim enough to comfortably slip into your back pocket."

Black matte-leather (calf)
Two bill pockets, six card slots, two compartments
Made in Italy
Comes with a dust bag

Here are some pictures of the wallet:

What I like about it:

Firstly, Love the style; wallet with studs

Secondly, the color is vibrant and its the perfect red that i like

Last but not least, its real leather. I love real leather products so its a plus for me that my wallet is a leather wallet.

What I don't like about it:

Firstly, the price. The price tag isn't too bad but would have prefer it to be more affordable since the leather isn't high quality leather.

Secondly, the leather is too hard, that its always pop open when i have some cards in it. Also, its quite difficult to slide the cards into the card slot as you would need to put some pressure and force it in for the first time.

Thirdly, it didn't come with a dust bag as stated on the website. So i went back and ask for one but they said it didn't come with one and i didn't want to argue and make a big scene out of it for just a dust bag, so i left it.

Fourthly, For some reason the wall of the wallet has become sticky all of a sudden. I firstly thought the stickiness was transferred from the money notes onto the inner layer of the wallet. After given it a thorough clean and left it to air dry. It still remain sticky. Regardless of the numerous times i tried cleaning it with water or some mild soap it still remain very sticky. Not sure why that happened, i assume that the inner layer had melted during one of the hottest days in Ireland, which was the day i found out that the walls were sticky. Also, e-mailed Balenciaga twice about the wallet but still have yet to hear from them.

Last but not least, It doesn't fold perfectly. I am a perfectionist so not being able to fold it perfectly parallel would drives me nuts. So i tend to not look and pay attention to it as there's nothing i can do about it.

Overall, Even though there are more cons and pros but i still love this wallet and will purchase this wallet if my current wallet issue was solved. However, I have still yet to hear from them, not asking for any compensations but I would like an explanation why this has happen to the inner walls of the wallet. However, despite with my wallet issue i would purchase it in another color if they re-stock the other colors such as green or orange.

Hope everyone likes it and enjoys it.

Have a nice day everyone


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Alexander Mcqueen Padlock Tote (Small) in Black with Gold Hardware

Hi Everyone!
Today I am not going to talk about cosmetics or skincare, but share a handbag that i purchased and loving at the moment. I recently purchased my first Alexander Mcqueen handbag at Brown Thomas.
Here's some pictures of the handbag:

I took the keys off the bag since i dont like the keys hanging on my bag and it was hard to put it back on so i didnt :P

On the Brown Thomas website it says:
"The Padlock Tote Small from Alexander McQueen will add a hit of edge to your handbag collection. Instantly recognisable as a McQueen piece with its padlock in the shape of the brand's hallmark skull, the bag has been created from a black textured leather. Versatile styling options are made possible with its top handles and detachable strap, while the generously sized interior with its array of small pockets make keeping things organised easy. A covetable focal point for casual and on-duty looks alike."

"Textured leather, two top handles, detachable adjustable strap, gold-toned hardware, skull padlock detail, two way zip fastening.
Interior: textile lining, zip pocket two slip pockets.
Dimensions: H 21 x W 30 x D 17cm. Handle drop: 15cm. Strap drop: 55cm."
This handbag has become a permanent piece so it can be bought anytime in your local luxury department store.

What i love:
Firstly, the leather are super soft, which i love. Even though its a small size bag but it can fit alot of stuff in it, which is a plus! This could be due to the fact that the bag is shaped in a square shape.
Secondly, it comes with a lock and a key, the lock its in the shape of a skull. They come in silver or gold hardware and i chose the gold as i personally thinks that gold goes well with black than silver.
Thirdly, the zip is quite uniquely made, as the starting place to unzip the bag is at the center of the bag and not at the side which makes it easy to zip and unzip the bag. But also, it makes it easier for thefts to unzip the bag and steal things.
Last but not least, i like the length of the strap which can be used as crossbody or shoulder bag.
Now onto what i dont like:
Firstly, the price, its a whopping price of 965e, i dont think the bag is worthy for the big price tag.
Secondly, the leather is too soft that if i carry heavy things in it, the sides of the bag will stretch which causes the bag to lose its shape.
Thirdly, the bag isn't a true black, it looks more like a dark dark grey to me, not sure is it just the one i bought or its like that for all of the small tote bags of this range from Alexander Mcqueen.

Fourthly, the lock is quite heavy which is pulling the front of the bag down, but this can be solved very easily by putting it on when i need to use the bag. When the bag is not in use, the lock will be taken off.
Last but not least, the bag itself is quite heavy so i tend to have aching shoulders after using it since i love carrying a lot of things with me when i go out, which makes it extra heavy.
Overall, i do love this bag, but just wished that that bag wasn't as heavy as it is now and the leather hasn't stretch. Would i repurchase this bag, probably not but will definitely purchase another Alexander Mcqueen bags as their products are totally my-style for everyday fashion!

Hope everyone likes it and enjoys it.

Have a nice day everyone