Snob Essentials http://www.snobessentials.com A Selective Editorial On All Things Snob Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:05:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Tod’s Large Perforated Leather Bucket Bag: Spring Flinghttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/tods-large-perforated-leather-bucket-bag-spring-fling.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/tods-large-perforated-leather-bucket-bag-spring-fling.html#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56172

Welcome back! It’s so wonderful to see Tod's on my radar again, thanks to this perfect summer tote. It’s nothing revolutionary, but the bag definitely has some majorly covetable details.

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Nha Khanh Carressa Dress: Age-Appropriate Midriffinghttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/nha-khanh-carressa-dress-age-appropriate-midriffing.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/nha-khanh-carressa-dress-age-appropriate-midriffing.html#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:00:36 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56166

If I have to look at one more photo from Coachella, I’m going to lose my lunch – and the festival’s second weekend has only just begun. But I do have to credit them with heightening my crop top obsession, which admittedly was already pretty serious. Since the look is hard to pull off at any age, you have to proceed with caution.

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Frugal Friday: Marc by Marc Jacobs Round the Way Girl Messenger Baghttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/frugal-friday-marc-by-marc-jacobs-round-the-way-girl-messenger-bag.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/frugal-friday-marc-by-marc-jacobs-round-the-way-girl-messenger-bag.html#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:09 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56161

I’m on a crossbody kick right now. No bag is more essential during the summer months than this one, and Marc by Marc Jacobs is the go-to brand for Frugal Snob options. With a total of four pockets inside and out (including the must-have exterior compartment for your phone), this messenger is very practical, but you wouldn’t know it from the fun, citrusy colorblocking.

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John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss: Shine Onhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/john-frieda-colour-refreshing-gloss-shine.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/john-frieda-colour-refreshing-gloss-shine.html#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:04 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56156

There’s nothing like the look of just-colored hair – the vibrant color and slick shine are hard to replicate, to the point that you wish you could get it done on a regular basis! Of course that would damage your locks, which is why I’m loving the new John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss.

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Jane Keltner de Valle and Lee Oliveira Work the Delvaux Brillant Mini: It Takes Twohttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/jane-keltner-de-valle-lee-oliveira-work-delvaux-brilliant-mini-takes-two.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/jane-keltner-de-valle-lee-oliveira-work-delvaux-brilliant-mini-takes-two.html#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:19 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56149

There’s hope yet for true elegance on the streets during Fashion Week! It’s thanks to the discerning eye of fashion photographer Lee Oliveira and my chic friend Jane Keltner de Valle (the Senior Fashion News Director of Teen Vogue).

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Trend Alert: Gray & Blackhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/trend-alert-gray-black.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/trend-alert-gray-black.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:00:22 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56144

Last year we had the black and white trend, and this year, things are taking a darker turn – in a good way! I’m obsessing over pastels right now just as much as the next girl, but there’s nothing like a bag you can carry year-round.

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Kate Moss for Topshop Pre-Order: Cut the Linehttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/kate-moss-topshop-pre-order-cut-line.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/kate-moss-topshop-pre-order-cut-line.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:42 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56139

Kate Moss for Topshop is back! It won’t be for long, though, since everything’s going to sell out as soon as it hits the shelves – or maybe even before. Get what you want now with the help of the exclusive shopBAZAAR pre-sale. There’s limited availability for this three-piece selection, so stop what you’re doing and take a good look.

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Trend Alert: The Shoulder Length Haircuthttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/trend-alert-shoulder-length-haircut.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/trend-alert-shoulder-length-haircut.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:00:28 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56112

Short hair, don’t care? I do! I’ve been thinking about going under the scissors for months now, but a shoulder length cut takes a certain hair texture to pull off – one that I don’t have. With my stick straight and heavy locks, I would come out looking like a librarian (not a bad thing, just not what I’m in the mood for right now).

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Web Snob April 17, 2014http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/fashion-news-april-17-2014.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/fashion-news-april-17-2014.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:28 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56104

Another designer makes the runway move to Brooklyn! Find out which one here...

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Marni Haircalf Top-Handle Shopper: Buck the Buckethttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/marni-bag-buck-the-bucket.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/marni-bag-buck-the-bucket.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56095

Just another bucket bag? Not so fast. A basic black tote? It’s not that simple! Marni presents a wise variation on the bucket style that we’ve been seeing so much of lately, yet again. But unlike the typical hard-to-access, hand-biting bucket (I’m not big on drawstrings), this one opens up like a friendly tote.

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Join the #MatchaMovement with Panateahttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/join-matchamovement-panatea.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/join-matchamovement-panatea.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=55828

I'm completely matcha obsessed. It was such a dream to be able to have it all day, everyday and with everything when I was in Japan. Aside from having the tea in restaurants and tea shops I had matcha Oreos, matcha chocolate, matcha ice cream, matcha pastries, literally matcha EVERYTHING!

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Tom Ford Small Lock-Front Crossbody Bag: Undressed to Impresshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/tom-ford-small-lock-front-crossbody-bag-undressed-impress.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/tom-ford-small-lock-front-crossbody-bag-undressed-impress.html#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:54 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56084

Sometimes a man with the right touch can change everything (and I’m not talking about taking your night in a seductive direction). It takes the one and only Tom Ford to pack the ultimate unsexy, utilitarian crossbody bag full of sex appeal. Not only does he know what women want, he knows how they function.

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Alexander McQueen Mini Padlock Graphic Snake Tote: Pick Your Poisonhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/alexander-mcqueen-mini-padlock-graphic-snake-tote-pick-poison.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/alexander-mcqueen-mini-padlock-graphic-snake-tote-pick-poison.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:17 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56077

When it comes to certain snakes, the saying is, “red on black, venom lack; Red on yellow, killer fellow.” Looking at this mini McQueen, though, I have to disagree. It's poisonous.

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Top 5 Springtime Dresses: Flower Girlshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/top-5-springtime-dresses-flower-girls.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/top-5-springtime-dresses-flower-girls.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:30:55 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56073

We love to dress in florals for spring, and our tots are no different. Plus, they look much more precious doing it!

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Pretty in Pink Leather: Barbie Girlshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/pretty-in-pink-leather-barbie-girls.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/pretty-in-pink-leather-barbie-girls.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56067

I love pink, I love leather, and yet I’d never been able to find the pink leather of my dreams…until I saw Jamie Chung in J Brand’s Aiah jacket at Coachella, that is! The hibiscus hue is perfect, so of course it’s sold out. This has sent me into search mode for the past couple days, looking for more delicious, bubble gum pink...

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Web Snob April 16, 2014http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/fashion-news-april-16-2014.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/fashion-news-april-16-2014.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:59 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56039

Today's Web Snob features a beautiful Kim Kardashian as Audrey Hepburn, a serious Versace investment, the best Don Draper kisses from every season, and a very special tour that will urge you to cancel all your summer plans.

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Bottega Veneta Glass Bag: Heart of Glasshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/bottega-veneta-glass-bag-heart-glass.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/bottega-veneta-glass-bag-heart-glass.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:30:08 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56025

Here is a perfect example of a bag that illustrates the pillars of Bottega Veneta: impeccable craftsmanship, contemporary functionality, and timeless design topped with quality materials. And like every Bottega piece, it effectively grabs attention without resorting to the vulgarity of in-your-face logos or cheap tricks like tacky dangling fur balls.

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Snobgrams 4-16-14http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/snob-essentials-instagram-4-16-14.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/snob-essentials-instagram-4-16-14.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56045

This week, our Snob Instagrams feature a lunar eclipse, a little Tom Ford rendezvous, our favorite pup, and proof that two Chanel bags are better than one.

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Sephora Collection Brush It Off Cleansing Brush Wipeshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/sephora-collection-brush-cleansing-brush-wipes.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/sephora-collection-brush-cleansing-brush-wipes.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:30:55 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=55834

I'm awful about cleaning my brushes, which when you think about it is disgusting. I mean I use them all over my face! It's not even laziness that has kept me from properly washing them. It's that every time I have given them a deep cleanse they never seem to go back to quite their previous selves. Leave it to Sephora to come up with an answer.

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Top 5 Summertime Crossbody Bags: Stop, Strap, and Rollhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/top-5-summertime-crossbody-bags-stop-strap-roll.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/top-5-summertime-crossbody-bags-stop-strap-roll.html#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:15 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56018

When it comes to the summer, I need two kinds of bags: I either require a really giant tote for travel, the beach, pool, and so on, or I just want a small, easy crossbody bag for strolling, sightseeing, and perusing museums.

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Top Cork Pieces for Summer: Put a Cork In It!http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/top-cork-pieces-for-summer-cork-fashion.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/top-cork-pieces-for-summer-cork-fashion.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:00:50 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56015

Who knew cork could be so versatile? This season marks a major comeback for the impermeable, buoyant material.

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The Summer Set: PVC Done Righthttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/the-summer-set-pvc-shoes-done-right.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/the-summer-set-pvc-shoes-done-right.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:45:25 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56011

While a hint of PVC evokes thoughts of bright summer days, too much of it can send you down a slippery slope – literally. I don’t need to explain the sticky situation you find yourself in the latter case (shoes made entirely from PVC are gross in more ways than one).

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Shopbop Friends and Family Event: 25% Off!http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/shopbop-friends-family-event-25.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/shopbop-friends-family-event-25.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:45:38 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56008

I hope you have a long lunch break because Shopbop is having a sale on pretty much everything! Think of it as Treat Yourself Tuesday. From the most discounted sale items to that brand new skirt you want that’s just a little out of budget, it’s all 1/4th off now until Thursday night.

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Web Snob April 15, 2014http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/fashion-news-april-15-2014.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/fashion-news-april-15-2014.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:37 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=55994

This Tuesday calls for an exciting new H&M collaboration, Leonardo DiCaprio dancing his heart out, a Coachella style roundup, and a handy guide for the single Snobs in the Big Apple.

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Balenciaga Padlock Nude Work Snakeskin-Handle Tote: A Hard Day’s Workhttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/balenciaga-padlock-nude-work-snakeskin-handle-tote-hard-days-work.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/balenciaga-padlock-nude-work-snakeskin-handle-tote-hard-days-work.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:52 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=56001

Sometimes the perfect handle is all it takes to make a simple tote feel special. It’s the power of a detail, the potency of one great touch. And speaking of touches, it’s looking like Alexander Wang still has one with some magic to it.

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Valmont: Luxury Spa Beauty Productshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/valmont-luxury-spa-beauty-products.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/valmont-luxury-spa-beauty-products.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:59 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=54995

Last year when I went to Thailand my friend Zoe (who works at the Plaza Athenee where there is a Valmont Spa), she could not stop talking my ear off about how great Valmont is. She said it would change my skin and that she swears by their facials (Plaza Athenee uses only Valmont products for their facials and I'm going to finally get one their next month!).

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Marni Trunk Bag: Simple Pleasureshttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/marni-trunk-bag-simple-pleasures.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/marni-trunk-bag-simple-pleasures.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:15 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=55989

You won’t find me sporting ostentatious, logo-laden pieces. My taste is quieter. I opt for bags of the subtle breed à la Valextra and Hermès because with luxury, no gimmicks are required. For an evening out, all you would need to pair this beautifully structured Marni bag with would be an equally muted and neutral dress.

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LUXE DH Giveaway: Balenciaga First Bag!http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/luxe-dh-giveaway-balenciaga-first-bag.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/luxe-dh-giveaway-balenciaga-first-bag.html#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:00:17 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=55982

If you haven’t won one of our four April giveaways, this just might be your lucky week! Third time’s the charm, right? Each Monday, we’ve announced a different bag from pre-owned accessories purveyor LUXE DH, offering four chances to win, and today’s prize is a pink Balenciaga First.

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Fendi Trois-Jours Circuit Tote Bag: Electric Currenthttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/fendi-trois-jours-circuit-tote-bag-electric-current.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/fendi-trois-jours-circuit-tote-bag-electric-current.html#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:00:04 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=55977

Fendi loves a good update, and this time they’ve amped up their highly successful 2Jours tote. The Trois-Jours unifies the elegantly structured, frame-top look of the 2Jours with the easy functionality of an open tote.

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Top 5 Capes: The Caped Crusadershttp://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/top-5-capes-caped-crusaders.html http://www.snobessentials.com/2014/04/top-5-capes-caped-crusaders.html#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:00:44 +0000 http://www.snobessentials.com/?p=55942

I went to see the new musical Harmony last week, and fell in love with one of the character’s capes – a velvet capelet with long straps that went under the arms and tied in the back. Some costumes can only be pulled off on a stage, but these are pieces you can integrate naturally in everyday life, whether you’re on the beach, playing in the rain, or out on a Friday night!

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