From the Bridal to the Bohemian Rock Chic Handbag

One of the rewarding things about working in PR is that I get the opportunity to meet some incredible people, including some very talented and creative fashion designers.  One of the designers I have met over the past two years that has amazed me by her creativity, her eye for design, and her stellar personality is Minling Pan – the lovely driving force behind the handbag brand, MIN.

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Minling has an incredible eye and vision, which she uses to create unique handbag designs that derive from a classic look to the latest trend on the market. What I love about her collections is that there is a special purse for everyone in it – whether you are looking for an everyday handbag that is interesting to the eye or a spectacular, show-stopping purse for a fancy occasion.

This year, MIN has presented two collections which are extremely different, yet cater nicely to the day and nighttime needs that we are looking for in a handbag.

The first of the two new collections is the MIN Bohemian Rock Chic collection, for the rocker girl in all of us. This roster of handbags melds together the rock n roll look of tassels, mod designs and tones, and practicality, all in one. This group has various options, which include clutches, cross-body bags, saddles, totes, and even a design that is inspired after a boxed design. The purses in this collection retail from $179 to $269.

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The second collection is the MIN Cologne Red Carpet collection, for the glamour girl that we all love to be… even for just a night. Inspired from a classic perfume bottle, these beautiful clutches have been produced in gorgeous colours with lace accents and come with long and short detachable chains for hands-free use. Purses from this newest cologne collection retail for $99.

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Minling’s creativity is truly unique. For me, it was love at first sight. I love her designs so much that on my wedding day in November, I will definitely be sporting one of her 2015 MIN Cologne Red Carpet clutches – a beautiful handbag that will truly complete my bridal look and keep my wedding lipstick close by in a gorgeous purse.

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Springing into Scuba Blue

One of the best things about spring time are the colours! Once the spring sunshine arrives and the warm weather hits us, the bright colours come out of the trenches of our closets and back into our wardrobes, beauty routines, and beyond! From this year’s Pantone spring palette, one of my favourite shades is Scuba Blue.

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Pantone defines this beautiful colour as “an invigorating turquoise, which conveys a sense of carefree playfulness. Even though a cool shade, the vibrancy of Scuba Blue adds a splash of excitement to the palette. Scuba Blue offers a feeling of escape as it is reminiscent of a tropical ocean. This stirring and energizing shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”

If you are a fan of blue and even more a fan of a BRIGHT blue, here are some great ways to get your scuba on:

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(Products featured are from Bench, Deborah Lippmann, Etsy, Kate Spade, Modal, and Skechers)

Sincerely, Kate

Like many of you ladies out there, I have a deep love for Kate Spade. Kate Spade purses, Kate Spade homeware, Kate Spade stationary. Everything and anything Kate Spade is my favourite! This brand constantly creates new products in bright, happy colours that can put a smile to one’s face, uses shimmering gold and silver tones to transform your plain office supplies into an actual stylish accessory, and incorporates cool patterns and phrases to produce adorable items for your kitchen and dining room table.

One other thing I enjoy about this designer label: they have ACTUAL SALES! I love that they consistently offer wonderful online sales (there have been sometimes up for 75% off flash sales) and as recent as last week, I walked into one of their store locations and they had a great 25% off sale the majority of their merchandise.

Since my latest visit to a Kate Spade store last week and discovering more about their homeware as I created my bridal registries, here are my latest favourites from KS:

CUTE CLUTCHES…

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(LILY AVENUE KIKI – $228.00, MADISON SPRING FORWARD CERIE – $428.00, BAY DRIVE CHLOE FINN – $278.00)

KSNY HOMEWARE…

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(KATE SPADE NEW YORK Greenwich Grove Teapot – $150, KATE SPADE NEW YORK About Town Pitcher – $84, KATE SPADE NEW YORK Striped Salt and Pepper Set – $34)

ADORABLE OFFICE TOOLS…

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(LIKE A BOOK NOTEBOOK SET – $12.00, DAISY PLACE PENCIL CUP – $20, CLASSIC STRIPE NOTEPAD – $14)

PRETTY LARGE BAGS…

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 (CEDAR STREET SMALL HAYDEN – $298.00, HOLDEN STREET BRANDY – $368.00, MADISON CHAPLIN DRIVE CELESTE – $998.00)

Modcloth’s Marvelous Spring Sale

From past Domestic Peach posts, you may have noticed some incredible inclusions that I have found on Modcloth – one of my favourite online shops! Modcloth was founded by husband and wife team Susan Gregg Koger and Eric Koger, who turned their passion for vintage clothing and retro-inspired designs into one of the most successful and plentiful fashion and accessory focused e-tailers online today. For those of you who love Modcloth as much as I do or who would love a great introduction to it, I have some great news for you…

MODCLOTH is holding an amazing SPRING CLEANING SALE, STARTING TODAY (Monday, April 27th) at 9 a.m. PT/ 12 p.m. ET SHARP!

CLICK HERE to access the sales page on Modcloth with these amazing Spring deals.

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From dainty dresses to pretty pastel sweaters and cardigans to vintage-inspired graphic t-shirts to flowing skirts to perfect pants, the possibilities are endless! So clean out your closets and make some room for some Modcloth on your hangers and in your drawers. You won’t be disappointed.

Don’t miss out – the sale ends on Thursday, April 30th at 9 a.m. PT/ 12 p.m. ET. 

To start shopping the Modcloth Spring Cleaning sale, please visit the sale page HERE.