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Roger Vivier Store Opening in Taipei at the Bella Vita


I attended the most fabulous event in Taiwan last week. Roger Vivier Creative Director, Bruno Frisoni, hosted a glam cocktail event at the Vivier store opening (in the new Bella Vita building) followed by a beautiful dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei. The event was packed with local socials and celebs carrying the latest Vivier bags. A gorgeous sequined clutch called the “Prisme” (above) caught my eye the minute I walked in. The prism shape really shows off the sequins and allows them to catch the light– shimmering at every angle– incredible!  Bruno was a charmer and showed us all the larger day bags he’s been working on as well.  My favorite was the “Metro” collection (below) in every imaginable skin, texture and color.  Rich suede, luxe python, supple leather, all with the iconic Vivier buckle.  We reported on the Carlo Bruni Couture bag from Vivier a while back and thye’ve promised us exclusive photos of the ready-to-wear version of the bag!  Stay tuned!  (Jump for more photos of bags and party fun)  



Vivier bags and shoes were the decor at the dinner following the store opening– it was hard not to take off with them!


Left: I could not get over this feathered clutch (NT$112,000/USD $3,400). Made of silk with real feathers painstakingly attached by hand, it was stunning!  Right: My dear friend, Jay Jaekel, (wearing a dress from CUVIC— she is the Creative Director of CUVIC— an amazing line of easy chic clothes and bags!) and I with the lovely Prisme clutches!


I ran into many old friends at the event, including television personality Isabel Kao.

New friends, singer/actress Melody Liu (in red Dior) and PR guru Ching Ching Lin in CUVIC dress, CUVIC bangle and Vivier clutch (she organized this fabulous event and dinner!).



Left: Carol Wang in Balmain.  Right: The dinner ended on a sweet note with macaroons and treats decorated with the Vivier buckle.



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  1. Dearest Tina, you always have truly opened my eyes in the world of fashion nd allowed me to have a different perspective of styles & designs. Bagsnob Rocks!!

  2. Jay, can you tell our readers where to find CUVIC clothes and bags? I know you said boutiques in Singapore, Tokyo and ???

    Or should they call Clive directly?

  3. HI j,

    my dress is by Alaia– it’s one of my faves from this year and I’ve worn it often! I’m wearing it with a vintage Alaia belt 🙂

  4. Tina,

    You looked amazing that night. The dress is so pretty and subtle and you paired it with a Rockinggggggggg Bag… YaY.. Hahaha. I love this site, it keeps me informed on what is the latest in the BAG WORLD. Keep It Up Girls….

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