Snob Essentials http://www.snobessentials.com A Selective Editorial On All Things Snob Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:39:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Chloé Drew Suede & Leather Shoulder Bag: Off the Chainhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/chloe-drew-suede-leather-shoulder-bag-off-the-chain.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/chloe-drew-suede-leather-shoulder-bag-off-the-chain.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:00:32 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60862

This is one of my favorite bags from Chloé, and given how many gorgeous contenders there are, that’s no small statement!

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Off the Shoulder: To Bare or Not to Bare?http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/shoulder-bare-bare.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/shoulder-bare-bare.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:30:27 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60856

While I love a good bare shoulder, the newest crop of pieces border on vulgar. Some designers appear to be underestimating the power of the shoulder. Just a flash of skin is all you need to make your point.

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Quick Fix Essentials: Schleppy to Sexy in Two Minuteshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/quick-fix-accessories-schleppy-to-sexy-in-two-minutes.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/quick-fix-accessories-schleppy-to-sexy-in-two-minutes.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:00:32 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60852

Ever find yourself needing to go from schleppy to dressy with only a couple of minutes to spare? Been there, done that!

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Web Snob July 29, 2014http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/fashion-news-july-29-2014.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/fashion-news-july-29-2014.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60833

Today's fashion news includes Madewell's denim line and an up-and-coming statement jewelry designer!

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SJP Fall 2014 Collection: Sarah Jessica and the Cityhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/sjp-fall-2014-collection-sarah-jessica-city.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/sjp-fall-2014-collection-sarah-jessica-city.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60827

Remember how eagerly we anticipated the premiere of each new season of Sex and the City? The excitement would overtake every woman I knew, whether they lived in a bustling metropolis or not. And it wasn’t just to observe and empathize with Carrie Bradshaw’s love life but to gaze at the shoes and bags worn by Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Jars by Dani Says Bye-Bye Cupcakeshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/jars-dani-says-bye-bye-cupcakes.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/jars-dani-says-bye-bye-cupcakes.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=59693

The fashion world is over cupcakes. They're done with fancy Rice Krispies and they've taken a break from macaroons. The newest sugar-filled niche dessert is Jars by Dany.

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The Bag Snob’s Tina Craig Shares Her Ultimate Insider Guide to Florencehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/tina-craig-guide-to-florence.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/tina-craig-guide-to-florence.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:49 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60799

Everyone has their special magical place. For some, it’s Disneyland. For others, it’s a secluded beach in the tropics. For me, it’s the city of Florence.

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Aspinal of London Black Smooth Leather Trunk Clutch: Pop the Trunkhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/aspinal-london-black-smooth-leather-trunk-clutch-pop-trunk.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/aspinal-london-black-smooth-leather-trunk-clutch-pop-trunk.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:00:08 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60818

When it comes to the all-out luxurious and delicately decadent, it really doesn't get more amazing than a mini-trunk.

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Pastel Leather: Belle of the Fallhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/pastel-leather-belle-fall.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/pastel-leather-belle-fall.html#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:00:22 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60784

Pastels are for spring, you say? Not anymore! Or at least, not only for spring. Sooner or later, we must accept that fall will be here soon. I know, I know…the summer just started! It’s okay, though, because we can keep the color palette going through autumn...

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Proenza Schouler Bucket Medium Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag: Something Subtle This Way Comeshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/proenza-schouler-bucket-textured-leather-shoulder-bag.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/proenza-schouler-bucket-textured-leather-shoulder-bag.html#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:00:49 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60777

A solid bag, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this design – other than the fact that it’s somewhat unremarkable. The Bucket lacks the hallmarks of what I’ve come to consider Proenza-luxe: the striking details and signature “PS” elements. Instead, it’s a truly clean and casual bucket style with minimal metal accents and strong structuring...

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Web Snob July 28, 2014http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/fashion-news-july-28-2014.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/fashion-news-july-28-2014.html#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:00:50 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60760

Today's fashion news includes everything from a new online shopping app to the best campaigns of the fall and winter seasons!

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Spray-On Moisturizer: Just a Spritzhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/spray-moisturizer-just-spritz.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/spray-moisturizer-just-spritz.html#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60751

If you’re a lazy Snob or busy Snob (or just a Beauty Snob in general), you’ll appreciate this roundup. Everyday feels like a race to the finish line for me, and to keep up, I often find myself prioritizing the care of my face over that my body. Since I’ve discovered spray-on moisturizer, though, I’ve realized that it doesn’t have to be one over the other.

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Natura Bissé Oxygen Cream: The Perfect Summer Cocktailhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/natura-bisse-oxygen-cream-perfect-summer-cocktail.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/natura-bisse-oxygen-cream-perfect-summer-cocktail.html#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60748

As we all know, oxygen is vital to living, and not just so we can breathe – a depletion of it ages skin. I’ve had amazing oxygen facials, but just once a month? Is that all my skin gets? I want it daily, and my wish, it seems, is Natura Bissé’s command.

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Kirna Zabete Giveaway: Balenciaga Tube Bag & $1,000 Gift Certificate!http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/kirna-zabete-giveaway-balenciaga-tube-bag-1000-gift-certificate-11.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/kirna-zabete-giveaway-balenciaga-tube-bag-1000-gift-certificate-11.html#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:11 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60738

Have you entered to win our latest giveaway? In less than a week, this pale pink Balenciaga Tube bag and $1,000 Kirna Zabete gift certificate could be yours!

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Top 5 Comic-Con-Worthy Bags: This is Getting Comicalhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/top-5-comic-bags-this-is-getting-comical.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/top-5-comic-bags-this-is-getting-comical.html#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:22 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60731

Calling all sci-fi fans and cartoon nerds! This kitschy bag trend is officially out of hand, but if there’s any occasion where it’s acceptable to whip out a Sponge Bob bag or an Archie and Veronica clutch, Comic-Con International is the place to do it.

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Neiman Marcus Sale: Extra 25% Off Already Reduced Prices!http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/neiman-marcus-sale-extra-25-already-reduced-prices.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/neiman-marcus-sale-extra-25-already-reduced-prices.html#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:30:28 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60726

Did you have a nice weekend? It’s about to get even better! Now through Tuesday, NeimanMarcus.com is offering an additional 25% off sale items. With initial discounts, that can add up to a whopping 70%! And you’d be surprised at the quality of pieces up for grabs. Two words: The Row.

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Prada Pre-Fall Bags: Double the Prada Pleasurehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/prada-double-and-twin-bags.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/prada-double-and-twin-bags.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:00:49 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60674

My first Prada bag was a nylon backpack with gold chains. I wore that thing everywhere, even to class (a student needs a backpack, no?). I was so obsessed with these bags that they were one of the main topics of conversation with my girlfriends every day.

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Raw Vegan Recipes From Juice Generation to Make NOW (Yes, They’re That Good)http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/raw-vegan-recipes-juice-generation-make-now-yes-theyre-good.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/raw-vegan-recipes-juice-generation-make-now-yes-theyre-good.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:30:54 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=59507

Would you be believe that the above dessert has avocado in it? It does. More surprisingly still, it tastes fantastic. There are few things that can get me to make the trek from the Upper East Side to Brooklyn, but the promise of a sprawling new Juice Generation with all the juices and raw-vegan fare that it entails, was enough to convince me a few weeks ago...

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Archi Dior Jewelry: The Finer Things in Lifehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/archi-dior-jewelry-finer-things-life.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/archi-dior-jewelry-finer-things-life.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60670

On September 11th, the exquisite Archi Dior fine jewelry collection will be unveiled at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. Creative Director Victoire de Castellane “wanted to create each piece just like the dresses Christian Dior designed with an architect’s eye, as if the jewels were sculpted, flounced, pleated, belted, or draped fabrics.”

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Frugal Friday: Exclusive 40% Discount Off Palethorp!http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/frugal-friday-exclusive-40-discount-palethorp.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/frugal-friday-exclusive-40-discount-palethorp.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60664

Maggie Copeland founded Brooklyn-based Palethorp with a focus on high-quality leathers and snakeskins (even the signature lining is snake-printed), or more often than not, a juxtaposition of the two. The results are perfect summer fun, and as if the prices weren’t reasonable enough to begin with, the label is offering Snobs an exclusive 40% discount!

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Web Snob July 25, 2014http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/fashion-news-july-25-2014.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/fashion-news-july-25-2014.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:30:30 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60649

Today's fashion news includes a festival style guide, Leandra Medine's thoughts on social media obsession, and more!

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Top 5 Out-of-the-Forest Bags: Wood You Dare?http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/top-5-wood-bags-wood-dare.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/top-5-wood-bags-wood-dare.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60640

I always find it intriguing to see the inclusion of wood on a bag, and in this case, more than just a touch does the trick. In fact, more is better...

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Kirna Zabete Giveaway: Balenciaga Tube Bag & $1,000 Gift Certificate!http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/kirna-zabete-giveaway-balenciaga-tube-bag-1000-gift-certificate-10.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/kirna-zabete-giveaway-balenciaga-tube-bag-1000-gift-certificate-10.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:27 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60650

There's just one week left to enter to win this pale pink Balenciaga Tube bag and $1,000 Kirna Zabete gift certificate...if you haven't signed up yet, now's the time!

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Maison Martin Margiela Silver CD Mosaic Clutch: One Woman’s Trash…http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/maison-martin-margiela-silver-cd-mosaic-clutch-one-womans-trash.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/maison-martin-margiela-silver-cd-mosaic-clutch-one-womans-trash.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:00:44 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60637

…Is another woman’s clutch! With the advent of digital music downloads, CDs are pretty much a thing of the past, unless you’re on the design team of Maison Martin Margiela. They’ve burnished recycled CDs, cut them up, and tiled them across this bag to surprisingly sophisticated effect.

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Bliss Lau Whole Sky Body Chain: A New Kind of Necklacehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/bliss-lau-whole-sky-body-chain-new-kind-necklace.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/bliss-lau-whole-sky-body-chain-new-kind-necklace.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:00:23 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60631

Body chain? Necklace? When the piece in question looks this good, titles don’t really matter!

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Pierre Hardy Suede, Leather, & Calf Hair Sandals: Snob or Slob?http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/pierre-hardy-suede-leather-calf-hair-sandals-snob-slob.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/pierre-hardy-suede-leather-calf-hair-sandals-snob-slob.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:59 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60628

Pierre Hardy’s latest sandals may give new meaning to the phrase, “I’ve got my eyes on you,” but do you like what you see?

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Web Snob July 24, 2014http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/fashion-news-july-24-2014.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/fashion-news-july-24-2014.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:13 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60595

Today's fashion news features the new face of Calvin Klein and Blake Lively's new lifestyle website!

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3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Messenger and Lanvin Box Clutch: Spot On!http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/3-1-phillip-lim-pashli-mini-messenger-lanvin-box-clutch-spot.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/3-1-phillip-lim-pashli-mini-messenger-lanvin-box-clutch-spot.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60615

Polka dot or animal spot? Painterly circles or graffiti-inspired triangles? Or something else entirely? Honestly, when something looks this good, it doesn’t really need to be defined with a precision-perfect touch.

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Health, Beauty, and Fitness Books to Read Nowhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/health-beauty-fitness-books-read-now.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/health-beauty-fitness-books-read-now.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=58931

I'm planning a Gwyneth Paltrow-themed potluck dinner party - themed dinner parties are kind of my thing...I don't like to cook, but I love getting people together and I find that if it's around a theme like Momofuku, raw vegan, or Gwyneth, it makes everyone else get more excited about partaking.

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Jérôme Dreyfuss Edouard Denim, Suede, and Snake Shoulder Bag: Ménage à Troishttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/jerome-dreyfuss-edouard-denim-suede-and-snake-shoulder-bag-menage-a-trois.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/07/jerome-dreyfuss-edouard-denim-suede-and-snake-shoulder-bag-menage-a-trois.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:03 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=60590

I absolutely love this! Never one to complacently go with the ordinary designer grain, mix-master designer (and husband to Isabel Marant) Jérôme Dreyfuss always has a distinct, unmistakable way of shaking up textures and colors. But this three-way combo of denim, suede, and snake is flat-out genius.

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