Snob Essentials http://www.snobessentials.com A Selective Editorial On All Things Snob Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:00:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Get Ready to Lust: All the New Launches from Tom Fordhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/get-ready-lust-new-launches-tom-ford-beauty.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/get-ready-lust-new-launches-tom-ford-beauty.html#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:00:22 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71322

Father's Day, Mother's Day...or don't wait! Beeline for Bergdorf Goodman if you can afford a small splurge because even the most jaded will have a hard time not getting excited to start playing with Tom Ford's new launches.

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Currently Coveting: Top 5 Summer Pieceshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/currently-coveting-top-5-summer-pieces.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/currently-coveting-top-5-summer-pieces.html#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:00:03 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=72039

Laid-back and fully at ease: here’s my new summer uniform. When you want to achieve instant relaxed glam, opt for graphic black and white items with clean lines and modern edge.

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Edie Parker The Oscar Bespoke Clutch: Say My Namehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/edie-parker-the-oscar-bespoke-clutch-say-my-name.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/edie-parker-the-oscar-bespoke-clutch-say-my-name.html#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:14 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=72036

My name in Chinese means graceful beauty. My father named me, and throughout my childhood, I always asked him why. It's possibly the most old-fashioned name in the Chinese language, and it's the polar opposite of me in my youth...

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Web Snob April 27, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-april-27-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-april-27-2015.html#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:42 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71982

Today's fashion news includes the best-dressed of the White House Correspondents' Dinner and Emily Weiss' advice on thriving in the fashion industry...

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“Milk Bar Life” by Christina Tosihttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/milk-bar-life-christina-tosi.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/milk-bar-life-christina-tosi.html#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:18 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71509

Are you drooling just looking at the above cover? If you've ever had a Momofuku Milk Bar cookie or cake, I bet you are. I keep both perennially stashed in my freezer (trust me, the only thing better than Milk Bar sweets is semi-frozen Milk Bar sweets).

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NET-A-PORTER Sale: 25% Off for VIP Shoppers!http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/net-a-porter-sale-25-off-for-vip-shoppers.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/net-a-porter-sale-25-off-for-vip-shoppers.html#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:49 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=72024

NET-A-PORTER is rewarding its most loyal customers with a 25% discount on Spring/Summer ’15 and beauty! If you ask me, this is the perfect excuse to splurge (or really, save) on crop tops for summer, and I have a lot on my wish list.

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Stella McCartney Kids: Rainbows and Unicornshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/stella-mccartney-kids-rainbows-and-unicorns.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/stella-mccartney-kids-rainbows-and-unicorns.html#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=72029

Mondays in the adult world may not conjure up the thought of rainbows and unicorns, but for Stella McCartney kids, this summer is bound to be pure magic. No one does tot fashion like the Brit designer

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Designer Vault Giveaway: Chanel Jumbo Flap Bag!http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/designer-vault-giveaway-chanel-jumbo-flap-bag-3.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/designer-vault-giveaway-chanel-jumbo-flap-bag-3.html#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:00:30 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71974

We're less than a week away from choosing a winner for our gorgeous giveaway! Have you entered to win? In honor of April showers, we’ve teamed up with e-commerce luxury consignment boutique Designer Vault to shower one Snob Essentials reader with a very special prize

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Top 5 Souvenir-Shopping Straw Totes: Well Traveledhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/top-5-souvenir-shopping-straw-totes-well-traveled.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/top-5-souvenir-shopping-straw-totes-well-traveled.html#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:00:12 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71920

The summery (and sometimes kitschy) straw bag is not only a sandy staple, it’s ideal for days spent perusing an exotic locale as a tourist. It’s a style that almost begs to be stocked full of newly discovered unique souvenirs.

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Best Bikinis: Mix, Match, and Minglehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/best-bikinis-mix-match-and-mingle.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/best-bikinis-mix-match-and-mingle.html#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:52 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71944

There are many milestones in a young girl’s life that we could talk about: her first period, her first kiss, her first pair of high heels…but given the proximity to beach season, I’m going with her first bikini. My first “grown-up” bikini (I wore two pieces as a toddler) was a red bandeau.

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Web Snob April 24, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-71935.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-71935.html#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:02 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71935

There's a new model in town...

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Vanessa Hudgens x Alice & Olivia: Best of the Bouquethttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/vanessa-hudgens-x-alice-olivia-best-of-the-bouquet.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/vanessa-hudgens-x-alice-olivia-best-of-the-bouquet.html#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:00:14 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71939

Frankly, come springtime, a Snob yearns for floral fashion even more than a bouquet of roses (Can you imagine if your guy brought home blooms from Tiffany’s, rather than from the florist? A girl can dream!), and it looks like Vanessa Hudgens hit the mother lode...

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Frugal Snob Friday: The Seaweed Bath Co.’s New Launcheshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/frugal-snob-seaweed-bath-co-s-new-launches.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/frugal-snob-seaweed-bath-co-s-new-launches.html#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71503

The Seaweed Bath Co., a brand started by a psoriasis sufferer, just expanded massively. I wrote about them over four years ago when they were just getting started. You can now find the homegrown company at places like Whole Foods, and they have a bunch of new products.

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Top 5 Morning-After Bags: Working a Doublehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/top-5-morning-after-bags-working-a-double.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/top-5-morning-after-bags-working-a-double.html#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:51 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71912

The best times are often unexpected: once in a while, a night is so good it takes you right into the next morning. Lo and behold, the sun is up and you’re still in your cocktail attire.

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Top 20 Summer Bags Under $200: A Free for All!http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/top-20-summer-bags-under-200-a-free-for-all.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/top-20-summer-bags-under-200-a-free-for-all.html#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:20 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71863

Well, not exactly free. But this ample selection of covetable bags, all comfortably priced under $200, is enough to make you feel like you’re getting a steal or two…or ten.

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Web Snob April 23, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-april-23-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-april-23-2015.html#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:32 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71877

Today's fashion news includes Paris street style and the latest news on the Apple Watch...

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Look of the Week: Claire Danes x Narciso Rodriguezhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/look-of-the-week-claire-danes-x-narciso-rodriguez.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/look-of-the-week-claire-danes-x-narciso-rodriguez.html#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71906

Okay, I know it isn’t Friday yet (I know this all too well), but I’m calling it now: Claire Danes had the best outfit of the week.

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Tips And Tricks to “Shrink” Your Poreshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/tips-tricks-shrink-pores.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/tips-tricks-shrink-pores.html#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:10 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71499

Anyone who has spent time looking at their skin via a magnifying mirror has spent at least some time fretting over the size of their pores. Unfortunately as hard as we might try, there is nothing we can do to actually shrink them...

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Top 5 Semi-Frilly Thrills: Amazing Lacehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/top-5-semi-frilly-thrills-laser-cut-bags.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/top-5-semi-frilly-thrills-laser-cut-bags.html#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:37 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71858

The inclusion of delicate lace details can change the most banal of bag shapes, from the crisp envelope to the top-handle tote, taking them from ordinary to extraordinarily alluring.

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Miu Miu Leather Totes: The Comebackhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/miu-miu-leather-totes-the-comeback.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/miu-miu-leather-totes-the-comeback.html#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:00:46 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71852

What a great new shape for Miu Miu! Their entire Spring '15 collection feels simultaneously nostalgically thrown-back in spirit yet so fresh, so invigorated. Which basically sums up this latest leather tote.

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Chantecaille Glacier Palette: A Frozen Finishhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/chantecaille-glacier-palette-a-frozen-finish.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/chantecaille-glacier-palette-a-frozen-finish.html#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71845

Not a single day passes when I’m not wearing Chantecaille on my face, whether it’s the rich, rose oilicon (on NET-A-PORTER for $185) or my favorite lip gloss in aptly-named “Pretty”icon (on NET-A-PORTER for $33). The quality is just unsurpassable...

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Web Snob April 22, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-april-22-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-april-22-2015.html#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71811

Today's fashion news includes a look inside model Erin Heatherton's glorious closet and Reformation's newest eco-friendly collection for Earth Day...

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Would You Wear a Jumpsuit to the Gym?http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/wear-gym-jumpsuit.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/wear-gym-jumpsuit.html#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:00:16 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71483

If you had asked me if I'd ever wear a jumpsuit to the gym before seeing Alala's Bondi jumpsuit I would have said heck no! This one, however, is fantastic and it's the only one I've ever tried on that is roomy but doesn't leave me looking like I'm carrying extra pounds

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Snobgrams 4-22-15http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/snob-essentials-instagram-4-22-15.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/snob-essentials-instagram-4-22-15.html#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:36 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71766

In this week's edition of Snobgrams, Kelly shares a refreshing meal and our latest Snob Essentials giveaway (you won't want to miss this one!), while Tina shows off her customized Hermès bag and a hilariously truthful quote!

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Derek Lam 10 Crosby Kenmare Zippy Clutch: Pack the Pouchhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/derek-lam-10-crosby-kenmare-zippy-clutch-pack-the-pouch.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/derek-lam-10-crosby-kenmare-zippy-clutch-pack-the-pouch.html#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:00:20 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71822

Easy to pack, easy to carry, and easy to love: I always have a fat stack of pouches close by, whether I’m carrying my biggest tote or going light and unhindered.

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Charlotte Olympia Feline Leather Shoulder Bag: The Cat’s Out of the Baghttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/charlotte-olympia-cat-bag-the-cats-out-of-the-bag.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/charlotte-olympia-cat-bag-the-cats-out-of-the-bag.html#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:50 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71795

Although the immediate response to this piece is, “Cute but juvenile,” as it is with many things Charlotte Olympia, this actually works. On a big, serious bag, Charlotte’s now-trademark kitty cat mug wouldn’t feel right. But a mini bag, meant for fun times? I say why not.

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Web Snob April 21, 2015http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-april-21-2015.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/fashion-news-april-21-2015.html#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:08 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71761

Today's fashion news includes interviews with Giorgio Armani and Chloë Sevigny...

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Neiman Marcus Sale: Extra 25% Off Already Reduced Items!http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/neiman-marcus-sale-extra-25-off-already-reduced-items.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/neiman-marcus-sale-extra-25-off-already-reduced-items.html#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:00:30 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71801

A sale on top of a sale? Doesn't get much better than that! Now through tomorrow, enjoy an extra 25% off already discounted items at Neiman Marcus and on NeimanMarcus.com.

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Tom Ford Lipstick Minaudière: The Essential You Never Knew You “Needed”http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/tom-ford-lipstick-minaudiere-essential-never-knew-needed.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/tom-ford-lipstick-minaudiere-essential-never-knew-needed.html#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71417

I'm a sucker for a fun fashion gimmick, but I have to admit I'm a little taken aback to find the above one from Tom Ford (this kind of creative design kitsch is more Chanel, no?).

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Isabel Marant Hanley Shoulder Bag: In the Mood for Maranthttp://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/isabel-marant-bag-in-the-mood-for-marant.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2015/04/isabel-marant-bag-in-the-mood-for-marant.html#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:00:14 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=71783

On-trend shoes and breezy, insouciant ready-to-wear? That’s Isabel Marant all the way. But the still-reigning boho-princess hasn’t been one we turn to for bags, until now. Meet the Hanley shoulder bag, a mid-sized suede staple with plenty of casual appeal.

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