Tag: Gucci

Black Leather Remix 2

Happy Tuesday folks! So recently I was unfortunately looking to wear all black for a memorial and pulled out some of my black leather items. Believe it or not, winter descended upon South Florida. Black leather not only keeps you warm but it can be very stylish. And, you can mix them up as they make great classic pieces. I wore a Bailey 44 top (similar CAMI NYC Camisole here) and a vintage Catherine Malandrino skirt (similar pencil skirt on sale here) with Jessica Simpson heels. For a little drama, you can always pair a black leather look with a big black hat (similar Gucci hat here) as seen below.




Malinda F. Knowles 

Gucci Mystic Cat T-Shirt

While some are dealing with snow, I’ve been enjoying sunny South Florida. While there is definitely not as much to do as New York (and I definitely miss the city sometimes), I welcome the change of pace. Palm Beach is really beautiful and there’s nothing like a good t-shirt and jeans combo when to hang around town. I saw this Gucci Mystic Cat T-shirt on FARFETCH and the sequined cat just got me. I absolutely love this shirt and they go great with my Zara ripped jeans (similar here) and blue Marc Jacobs handbag. The shirt is actually sold out but there’s several other cute ones.


I also wore this interlaced Gucci ring that I adore as well- a pineapple, a monkey and an emerald. Check out photos of the ring and more below and if you’re up north, consider a trip to sunny Florida for a break!


            Photo Credit: Sergey Yusin



Malinda F. Knowles

New Year, New Handbag! Eight Cute Designer Bags

Calvin Klein 205W395NYC Genuine Calf Hair Tote, $3950


Happy New Year! You know what they say New Year, new you! Now is the time not just to make your plans for 2018 but it’s also a great time for a new hairstyle, profile picture or even a new handbag!

Order the Michael Kors Fox Fur Tote for the rest of the winter or pre-order the Hayward Python Shopper for Spring! Check out more handbags below and keep in mind that ModaOperandi is having a promotion of up to 25% off their handbags until January 12th. Just use the code NEWBAG25 for 25% off $1000 purchase and NEWBAG20 for 20% off a $500 purchase

Happy shopping!

                 Gucci Dionysus Suede Clutch, $1890


                 Cult Gaia Small Ark Handbag, $298


Michael Kors Large Elenor Genuine Fox Fur Tote, $1750


Alexander Wang Dome Stud Roxy Black Suede Mini Bucket Bag, $595
Balenciaga Small Classic City Graffiti Leather Tote, $2190
              Hayward Shiny Python Mini Shopper, $790

                   3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Magenta Leather Mini Satchel, $417




Malinda F. Knowles



Ten Holiday Gift Ideas

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of the year for gift-giving. I did some online shopping and found ten holiday gifts to consider for that special someone or even a kid. From electronics to a Gucci bag to a tea time experience, check them out below!

 Yuliya Magdych Robe 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Wireless Speaker 

24K Gold Crocodile Teddy Bear



Pret A Portea Berkeley Experience by Chef Mourad Khiat 

Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron French/Dutch Pot (20% off)

Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Automatic Chronograph Leather Strap Watch (25% off) 



Tasha Jeweled Cat Ear Beanie

             Urbanears ‘Plattan ADV Wireless’ Bluetooth Headphones

Gucci Gatto Medium Top Handle Bag 


Fitbit ‘Charge 2’ Wireless Activity & Heart Rate Tracker 



Malinda F. Knowles

Pretty for Fall: Alexis Orchid Marisa Midi Dress

alexis orchid marisa midi dress


So Fall is right around the corner whether you like it or not. And this cute Alexis Orchid Marisa Midi Dress is available for pre-order from ModaOperandi. It reminds me of Gucci a bit but it’s not. I think it’s just dreamy. Pair it with over the knee Santoni black boots and you are ready to make a strong statement.

Romantic lace is a big trend for Fall 2016 and see-through fabric is definitely here to stay for some time. Get excited for Fall and while you’re shopping, make sure to check out this pre-fall shoe edit here.



Malinda F. Knowles

How Socially Responsible is “Socially Responsible,” Really?

So, in light of recent events like 385 people dying in a poorly run Bangladesh factory collapse and the unrest that has resulted, I ask myself how socially responsible is socially responsible really?


Lots of manufacturing companies these days want to call themselves socially responsible but are they really? Now we all understand that everyone is in business to make a profit. Popular consensus is that being “socially responsible” or “green” doesn’t always mix with running a profitable company, but I would have to disagree. Arthur Caplan, chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s medical ethics department says that “fashion companies had better be pretty green and socially conscious, because they’re very much about image,   …they’re selling products that induce guilt. Who needs all that high-end stuff? You’d better do what you can to make it guilt-free.”

GreenConsumers and shoppers are becoming more and more educated, aware, and even skeptical of so-called “organic” anything or “green” companies. For this reason, it is imperative that companies create policies and stick to them. According to University of Missouri 2011 research, consumers are willing to pay an extra 15 to 20 percent for truly socially responsible or “green” products so it just may be in company’s best interests to change their practices.

Most of us have seen the issues that some companies have had with their consumption of water and fertilizer in cotton production, chemical processing at plants, airway and environmental pollution, worker safety problems like the disaster in Bangladesh, and fair wage and child labor exploitation. So what to do about it? When shopping in-store or online, check the label for where the product was manufactured, its fiber content and also look for the brand’s information on their code of conduct or social responsibility policy. Most companies employing socially responsible international policies publicize the information and post it on their websites such as J.Crew and the PPR Group (Gucci, Balenciaga, McQueen, etc).



Malinda Knowles