Snob Essentials http://www.snobessentials.com A Selective Editorial On All Things Snob Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Artful Bags: Fresh Painthttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/artful-bags-fresh-paint.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/artful-bags-fresh-paint.html#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:00:14 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68647

Any true fashion lover recognizes it as an art, especially when you look at all of the stunning couture we’re seeing for Spring ’15...

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Isabel Marant Étoile Gilly Cotton-Canvas Trainers: Kicks on Firehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/isabel-marant-etoile-gilly-cotton-canvas-trainers-kicks-fire.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/isabel-marant-etoile-gilly-cotton-canvas-trainers-kicks-fire.html#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68643

Isabel Marant is a woman who knows how to design a trend-setting shoe. Honestly, was there any brand out there that didn't copy her wedge sneaker? This year, she's ready to take things down a notch, though, or at least down a heel.

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Web Snob January 30, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-30-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-30-2015.html#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:00:45 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68625

Today's fashion news includes the best of Spring 2015's couture dresses...

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Top 5 Mermaid-Approved Bags: Out of the Oceanhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-mermaid-approved-bags-ocean.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-mermaid-approved-bags-ocean.html#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68620

Now for a certain breed of spring bags, under the sea is where it’s at. Here, my pick of the best earthly beauties a mermaid would give up her flippers for, running the gamut from deep-diving shimmery texture to leathers the color of Caribbean water.

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Snob or Slob? Christopher Kane Leopard-Print Shoulder Bag: Flat Lininghttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/snob-slob-christopher-kane-leopard-print-shoulder-bag-flat-lining.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/snob-slob-christopher-kane-leopard-print-shoulder-bag-flat-lining.html#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:55 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68616

A fierce, splashy leopard print: check. Bright brushes of color against a neutral – and therefore, versatile – base: check. Your choice between a charcoal and neon, ‘80s-inspired colorway and my preference, camel jolted with bold hue: check.

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Luisa via Roma Firenze4Ever Style Lab, Part 3: Obsess to Impresshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/luisa-via-roma-firenze4ever-style-lab-part-3-obsess-impress.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/luisa-via-roma-firenze4ever-style-lab-part-3-obsess-impress.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:00:01 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68604

This season's Firenze4Ever theme was Obsessions. As women, we're overly obsessed with so many things that our lives sometimes end up paralyzed by the ridiculous standards society places upon us; yet even more paralyzing are the unobtainable standards we place upon ourselves...

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Top 5 Blue Anti-Staples: Doing Denim Nowhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-blue-anti-staples-denim-now.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-blue-anti-staples-denim-now.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:51 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68597

Denim is now nearly unrecognizable! This spring season, designers are taking everything a major step past black skinnies, saucy bellbottoms, and other basic blues. Forget your old jeans, and think more dressed up than off-duty!

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Top 5 Hot Hodgepodges: The Best of Patchworkhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-hot-hodgepodges-best-patchwork.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-hot-hodgepodges-best-patchwork.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:00:17 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68575

Bohemian glam: an oxymoron if one has ever made it into the fashion lexicon; these are two words that are as different as can be...Yet the pairing makes perfect sense when it comes to the must-have bags of the season.

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Men’s vs. Women’s Hair: Is There A Difference?http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/men-vs-womens-hair-difference.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/men-vs-womens-hair-difference.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=67172

There's nothing worse when reaching for your conditioner and realizing it's empty because your roommate or significant other used the last drop without replacing it (except maybe reaching for those cookies you bought only to find an empty box because someone ate them without telling you...ugh!).

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Web Snob January 29, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-29-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-29-2015.html#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:37 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68579

Today's fashion news includes an interview with Karl about the latest Chanel collection...

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Luisa via Roma Firenze4Ever Style Lab, Part 2: Boys will be Boyshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/luisa-via-roma-firenze4ever-style-lab-part-2-boys-will-boys.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/luisa-via-roma-firenze4ever-style-lab-part-2-boys-will-boys.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:00:47 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68560

Not only did I get to play dress up while in Florence for Luisa via Roma’s biannual Firenze4Ever event, I got to dress up a couple of gorgeous male models too! In honor of Men’s Fashion Month, I pulled together some fresh, spring looks for the boys...

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Artis Fluenta Brush Sets: The Future is Flawlesshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/artis-fluenta-brush-sets-future-flawless.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/artis-fluenta-brush-sets-future-flawless.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:30:02 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68547

Welcome to the Space Age. We may not have flying cars or homes in the sky, but I’d happily trade either for just one of these sleek, high tech tools!

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Web Snob January 28, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-28-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-28-2015.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:00:58 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68535

Today's fashion news includes the cultural implications of the recent Men's Fashion Week...

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The Pros and Cons of Bulletproof Coffeehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/pros-cons-bulletproof-coffee.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/pros-cons-bulletproof-coffee.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:30:36 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=67762

Everyone and their mother has been talking about how butter is the new "it" ingredient thanks to the rise in popularity of bulletproof coffee.

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All about the Fringehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/best-bad-fringe.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/best-bad-fringe.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:30:54 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68523

The evolution of fringe has been one of fascination for me.

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Snobgrams 1-28-15http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/snob-essentials-instagram-1-28-15.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/snob-essentials-instagram-1-28-15.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68510

In this week's edition of Snobgrams, Kelly lives the Cali life while Tina soaks up some rays and showcases a classic bag!

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses: Spring Floral Bags You Must Havehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/everythings-coming-roses-spring-floral-bags-must.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/everythings-coming-roses-spring-floral-bags-must.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:28 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68505

Here’s a trend I can fully commit to! I love print and while I usually don't like wallpaper florals, what appeals is all about timing. And right now this look just feels right. Speaking of timing, spring is the annual age of newness, so consider opting for something that’s out of your comfort zone...

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J.W.Anderson Moon Leather Tote: Promise Me the Moonhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/j-w-anderson-moon-leather-tote-promise-moon.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/j-w-anderson-moon-leather-tote-promise-moon.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:00:38 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68456

From the half-moon cutout handle to the lean, triangular lines, J.W. Anderson’s Moon tote and its audaciously architectural shape is striking and brilliant.

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SAG Awards Fashion: Our 10 Favorite Clutcheshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/sag-awards-fashion-10-favorite-clutches.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/sag-awards-fashion-10-favorite-clutches.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:00:39 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68488

In my second installment for The Hollywood Reporter, I pick out the most memorable clutches from Sunday's SAG Awards. From Julia Robert's black Givenchy clutch to Emmy Rossum's sparkly Armani minaudière, here's a look at the 10 best pieces of arm candy...

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Good Bites Delivers Healthy, Raw Biteshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/good-bites-delivers-healthy-raw-bites.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/good-bites-delivers-healthy-raw-bites.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:00:17 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=67771

I'm usually crunched for time, and when I'm not, I tend to be just plain lazy. I grab whatever is easy and rarely ever actually fire up the stove. Healthy snacks are key. What I love about raw, vegan snacks is that they can be decadent while also being good for you.

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Web Snob January 27, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-27-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-27-2015.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68464

Today's fashion news includes a tribute to Australia's most stylish inhabitants in honor of the country's national day...

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Top 5 VIP Clutches: Are You On the List?http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-vip-clutches-list.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-vip-clutches-list.html#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:02 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68451

Think high shine, hedonistic exotics, and unadulterated embellishments, all enough to inspire you to partake in some late-night decadence.

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Bucket Bags: It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swinghttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/bucket-bags-dont-mean-thing-aint-got-swing.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/bucket-bags-dont-mean-thing-aint-got-swing.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:11 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68447

Ever since Mansur Gavriel rolled out their beautifully minimal bucket bags last year, the style’s resurgence has been steaming on ahead without any sign of stopping.

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Top 5 New Mini Backpacks: Baby Got Backpackhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-new-mini-backpacks-baby-got-backpack.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-new-mini-backpacks-baby-got-backpack.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:13 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68428

Honey, I shrunk the backpack! The mega-popular mini-bag trend will not be going anywhere. And I’m not complaining. What’s cuter than a tiny mini backpack?

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Three Minutes to the Perfect Pout: Fake It to Make Ithttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/three-minutes-perfect-pout-fake-make.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/three-minutes-perfect-pout-fake-make.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:00:59 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68438

A full pout is undeniably alluring (see: Angelina Jolie), but we weren’t all born with one and as we age, a loss of volume thins out the lips that we do have. No matter! With this set of products, you can fake the look and it’s all possible in just three short minutes…

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Web Snob January 26, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-26-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fashion-news-january-26-2015.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68418

Today's fashion news includes the best dressed of the 2015 SAG Awards...

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Fendi Micro Monster Nappa Leather Baguette: Gods and Monstershttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fendi-micro-monster-nappa-leather-baguette-gods-monsters.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/fendi-micro-monster-nappa-leather-baguette-gods-monsters.html#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:03 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68412

I may not want Frida Kahlo’s head dangling from my arm, but a little Fendi monster, on the other hand? Yes, yes, yes. Here’s the key difference: Karl is always in on the joke, and this time, I’m giggling and ogling.

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Frugal Friday: Last Chance Sale Rounduphttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/frugal-friday-last-chance-sale-roundup.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/frugal-friday-last-chance-sale-roundup.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:00:05 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68364

It's been a long week, so treat yourself to some retail therapy with these sweet online deals. Even better, there are tons of options for free shipping and returns, so it's a win-win situation!

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Vogue “It” Bag Campaign Countdown: Cast Your Ballothttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/vogue-bag-campaign-countdown-cast-ballot.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/vogue-bag-campaign-countdown-cast-ballot.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68345

Though 2015 may have just begun, Vogue is already preparing to crown the year’s “it” bag – and they’re letting you make the call!

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Top 5 Season’s Best Shopper Totes: Shopper’s Delighthttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-seasons-best-shopper-totes-shoppers-delight.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/01/top-5-seasons-best-shopper-totes-shoppers-delight.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:00:01 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=68342

Thanks to Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull, the original coated-canvas shopper tote released in 2007, we are spoiled. What could be easier for a day out, particularly one when you're perusing shops and stocking up on new purchases, than a big bag you can toss everything into?

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