Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top 5 Classic Designer "It Bags" Of All Time

In today's world, fashion trends come and go. That is why fashionistas around the world cling to the designer "it bags" - for some stability and enduring style.  With such a following, this creates a platform for designers to create something that can be seen as both trendy and classic. What does this mean? A bag that appeals to a large number of women at the moment, but is worth the investment because it will be in style for years to come. There is a fairly long list of designer handbags that would fall into this category, but there are five that stand out among the crowd.
  • First on the list would be the Hermes Birkin. Named after actress Jane Birkin, this bag is one of the most exclusive, not to mention expensive, bags in the world. Before the dismissal of the notorious wait-list in 2010, the bag could take anywhere from eight months to six years to receive. What is the price range for one of these envious bags? Anywhere between $9,000-$150,000 depending on the buyer's custom specifications, such as hides and hardware. Despite its differentiation between owners, it is still one of the most recognizable and most highly coveted designer handbags on the market.
hermes birkin bag

  • Second on the list is the Fendi Baguette. You probably remember this gem most from the HBO series Sex and the City. This bite-sized bag was considered to be one of the first "it bags" when it was introduced in 1998. Part of this micro designer handbag's appeal is that it is available in many different colors and fabrics, including exotic skins like lizard. This bag earns its timeless position because it is versatile. It is able to go with a girl from day to night without having to be swapped. It is perfect for the office or a night on the town. It isn't too showy and nothing about it screams a distinct time period; instead, it is a chic purse with a classic feel.
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  • A list of timeless designer handbags would not be complete without the Louis Vuitton Speedy. It is one of the most recognizable designer handbags around the world. It is a bag that goes with absolutely any outfit and is perfect for any occasion. It comes in sizes 25, 30, 35, and 40 so each owner can pick their perfect match. What else is perfect about this bag? How Louis Vuitton shows how much they care by ensuring that each LV is straight and visible by not allowing it to be cut off by edges or seems. The Speedy is not only beautiful, but it is beautifully made as well.lv speedy bag
    ysl leopard muse bag
  • The Yves Saint Laurent Muse was an instant classic as soon as it appeared on the market in 2006. Its oval shape gives it a look that is different from most designer handbags and provides a certain undeniable class. The best feature of the Muse bag comes in the form of size. It allows ladies to choose between regular and large with the former being great for everyday use and the latter posing as more of an overnight bag. Available in several colors and skins, such as ostrich, this bag is perfect for almost any occasion.
  • To round out the list of timeless "it bags" is the Gucci Boston Bag. It is the essence of a timeless designer handbag. It is not overly precocious, but it is stunning nonetheless. Its size is not too big and not too small, and the straps fit perfectly in the crook of the arm. This bag is a perfect example of Gucci's extraordinary ability to create an effortlessly classic handbag.
gucci flag boston handbag
Every woman needs her own timeless handbag. While not everyone may be able to afford a new Speedy or get their hands on a Birkin, there are ways to attain classic designer handbags. The best way is to go discount through online stores like Queen Bee of Beverly Hills. These sites allow ladies a chance to purchase their very own ageless designer http://www.QueenBeeofBeverlyHills.com without spending a fortune.

Which handbag would be #6 on our list?
chanel bags

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Chanel Commands at Couture Fashion Week

Couture Fashion Week in Paris has been quite the show so far, but none have stood out as brilliantly as Lagerfeld's Chanel creations. Headlines were buzzing as Kendall Jenner had yet again landed a coveted spot on the Chanel runway, which is simply a crystal-clear indication of her blossoming presence in the fashion industry.
The excitement surrounding a Chanel fashion show centers around more than a particular model, however, but in anticipation of Lagerfeld's brilliant mode of expression. Many sat around wondering if this would be a literal interpretation, a grand affair, or an abstract statement. Surprisingly enough, the show itself was stunning and simple in contrast to the intricate couture pieces. Intense embellishments were coupled with spiky hair (an illusion achieved by pushing the ponytail forward and styling with precision and finesse) and heelless shoes. Trends emerged as shorts or pants became necessary accents beneath dresses giving a complimenting twist on today's layered look. Palettes hardly contrasted one another, offering a clean and unified ensemble, while other outfits dared to express in a feathery flourish. The show ultimately culminated with a wedding gown worn by model Ashleigh Good; however, the dress itself is suited to fit a pregnant bride. Good herself is pregnant and was escorted by Lagerfeld before receiving a small peck of appreciation from the mother-to-be.
Check out some of our favorite looks down below, including saucy Kendall Jenner, and let us know what you think of the collection. Then head on over to Queen Bee of Beverly Hills and start your very own designer collection if you haven't already!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Five Essentials for Every Purse

I hope everyone had an excellent Independence Day weekend! Now that Monday is alive and well (it's ok if you're still recovering from the weekend-- we are too) I couldn't help but notice how scattered my things were this morning as I scrambled to get ready for my day. If it wasn't my phone charger that was missing, it was surely my wallet, or some other vital tool that carries me forward into the evening. These items seem to be permanently on my mental checklist as I walk out the door and a few of them have been absolute life savers in times of crisis.
So here's a checklist of the top five items that should be in everyone's handbag whenever leaving the house. These may sound simple but they're sure to staple you up should you find yourself coming undone at any point during your day.
1. Your phone charger
I know-- DUH! In today's teched out world this is perhaps a huge no brainer, but how often do you come across someone in your day who needs to borrow your iPhone charger?
"Oh wait...you have the 4? Sorry, I have the 5."
This is especially crucial to have while traveling. I learned this the absolute hard way recently when I went overseas. Airports can be a nightmare if they are not up to date with plugs or USB ports galore. Which leads me to my next recommendation...
2. A portable battery charger
I received one of these for Christmas and it has been an absolute life saver. These little battery packs require a charge in order to work but when properly planned out you'll never have to stress over finding an outlet again. The majority of charger cables and cords are USB cables that can easily slide into any number of ports or chargers which makes this a truly universal gadget. Whether you're in a long line or stranded by the road, this inexpensive tool can and will save you at one point or another when you need an extra bit of juice.
3. Over-the-counter pain killers
Whether it's aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, or something that has been prescribed to you this is something you should always have on hand. For women, migraines and headaches can be all too frequent and especially annoying when trying to get through that morning meeting or that afternoon conference call. If anything, you can help out a friend if he or she is suffering from any kind of minor aches or pains and that just cashes in some good karma. Who doesn't want that?
4. Headphones
This should easily apply to the majority of our readers. With the world as portable as it is, sometimes you just need to shut yourself off from it and relax in your own way. Whether it's an old album, a suspenseful audio book, or a passionate podcast if anything is going to take your mind off that mundane commute it's going to be sound. 
5. Pens
Yes. Plural. Because they enjoy disappearing on you or deciding they want to stop working. Save yourself the frustration and always be ready to give a great autograph or your number to the one that caught your eye.
Did we miss something crucial? Let us know in the comments below! Still looking for that extra special handbag for summer? Head on over to Queen Bee of Beverly Hills and check out our great selection of designer handbags and accessories at prices you'll love!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Get Patriotic with Gucci!

Is anyone else as excited as am I for July 4th this Friday? Perhaps one of the summer's hottest affairs filled with family, friends, and fashion statements we could not help but showcase one of our greatest Gucci handbags that is sure to complete any patriotically posh ensemble.

Our limited edition American Flag Boston handbag comes in three distinct styles and is sure to keep you looking stylish whether you're on the go across the country or just down the street. It's even been spotted with celebrities like Rihanna! Each bag features handmade leather of the finest Italian quality, the signature Gucci logo in a limited edition American Flag pattern, and also comes with authenticity cards and sleeper bags to protect your investment. Sizes range from duffelshoulder tote, and a standard boston size. Check out each one below and let us know what you think! See all of our other Gucci products as well over at Queen Bee of Beverly Hills.

The Lovely Shoulder Tote!
The Lovely Shoulder Tote!
The Standard Boston!
The Standard Boston!
Our Beautiful Duffel!
Our Beautiful Duffel!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Model Monday: Liu Wen

My love for the fashion industry and the faces that stroll the seasonal shows has reached a climax with this week's featured model. This love and affection is also increased by the power and potential of top models, who not too often break barriers and increase the range of diversity by some of the worlds leading corporations. Hailing all the way from Beijing is top model Liu Wen-- and we mean top since she ranks in at number 3 on the Models.com "Top 50" list. This working woman has one impressive résumé and has become one of China's most successful stars. Represented by Elite Model Management in three different countries, The Society NYC in America, and London's Select Model Management it should come to no surprise that she has secured dozens of high fashion bookings for designers like Fendi, Michael Kors, La Perla, Balenciaga, Bottega Venetta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler. Some of these brands we offer over at Queen Bee of Beverly Hills at amazing prices so be sure to check them out (links have been added).
After breaking out into the international stage in December 2008 at Paris Fashion Week she has since catapulted herself into success and has worked over 49 shows in one single Fashion Week alone. With high profile clients come stellar photographers like Patrick Demarchelier and Terry Richardson as well as groundbreaking opportunities that quite literally make history. In 2010 Liu landed a cosmetic campaign with Estée Lauder becoming their first ever Chinese model to be featured in their advertisements. Take a look below at this utterly classic and stunningly gorgeous woman. Be sure to sound off and let us know what you think!

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