Editor’s Note: Hedi Slimane, Liam Fahy, Vita Fede and some Insta-gist!

Hi lovelies,

I hope 2014 has been nothing but fabulous for all of you. So, what’s happened the past month?

We made a million!

A million hits, that is =) I’d like to personally thank you for always coming back to Wondermika! We have grown so much especially over the past month and it’s all thanks to you. Number of visits have been doubling month-on-month. Your visits, shares and suggestions have been and will always be valuable to us. You are the sole reason we work so hard on all our content. So keep the comments and suggestions coming!

 

Designer encounters

We’ve been lusting over quite a few designer goods this month and love sharing our top picks on Instagram under @melatikesuma. Our post on this beautiful Saint Laurent bag below was liked by no other than Saint Laurent’s Creative Director Hedi Slimane himself! I swear I hyperventilated for a moment there. And then, Liam Fahy, London shoe designer, also made a comment on our Instagram. Things are just getting better! To add to our excitement, designer Cynthia Sakai who found luxury jewellery brand Vita Fede also connected with us on Instagram. Sakai thanked us for launching the Anti Fake Designer Campaign 2014. Who knew that when Vita Fede launched in 2009, we’d be Insta-chatting with her today?

Photo: Uma Ravi and Alia Gontier! Here, here! My heart just stopped and then I started screaming in my living room. Aaahhhh!

Photo: Gasp! I'm having an insta chat with Cynthia Sakai, Vita Fede's Designer! ♥♥♥♥♥

Liam Fahy shoes. This will only be unveiled next season!

 

Anti Fake Designer Campaign 2014

Anyway, ahead of the month of love, Wondermika unveils its Anti Fake Designer Campaign 2014 as our way of showing love to fashion designers who work tirelessly to churn out fabulous pieces season after season.

So throughout the month of February, we will be posting stories on how to spot designer fakes. We’d like to help you to make informed purchases so you don’t fall prey to fake designer scams unknowingly.Additionally, we will also share with you where to shop authentic pre-loved designer and tips on how to care for your luxury items.

 

Insta-gist

Here’s a collection of some meaningful/cool moments we posted on Instagram recently.

Left to right: I got my new personalised name card, finally! That was a sketch which I did myself. So happy that it turned out okay | Home sweet home! I flew back to Malaysia to spend time with family and to see my beautiful house again =) I miss it heaps | Fireworks from the balcony. I had a wonderful dinner at home in the Brisbane city where we enjoyed fantastic fireworks | Check out this GIF animation. Love it! | The Brisbane City Hall was transformed into a toy factory thanks to this fab light show | Found this book on new age social media lingo from Plexus Publishing which I think is hilarious!

Some guilty pleasures, I bought an Hermes bracelet, a Ferragamo mini bag and Chanel earrings. Hopefully, a few Vita Fede bracelets will join my collection =)

That’s all for now folks! I hope to be seeing you on our Twitter @wondermika or Instagram @melatikesuma. Thanks for your wonderful support my dear friends. Please let us know what stories you wish to see on Wondermika too.

Love you!

xoxo,

Mel

Editor, WONDERMIKA.com

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How to spot a fake Louis Vuitton Bag? See it in pictures here!

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How to spot fake Louis Vuitton? Image via Fashionpulis.com.

 

Firstly, we’re not judging you. These tips have been compiled for die-hard Louis Vuitton fans who will buy their bags anywhere. These days luxury handbag resellers can be found on websites, Facebook, Instagram, blogs and small boutiques. And don’t forget consignment shops as the rich folks only wear their designer bags once or twice. So how to spot a fake Louis Vuitton?

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TREND ALERT! Vita Fede Bangles PLUS see how fashion bloggers style them

We remember when Vita Fede first launched in 2009. At that time, fashionistas were just beginning to warm up to the brand. Today, Vita Fede is far from old news. In fact, thanks to technology, the latest Vita Fede bangles have taken the blogsphere and Instagram by storm making it more popular than ever. Here’s a compilation of the best styles by fashion bloggers around the world. The bangles are so fabulous, making it perfect for high and low dressing from stacking with other bangles from Hermes, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent to pairing with friendship bracelets and leather pieces. See how the fashion pack style their Vita Fede.

 

 

About Vita Fede
Vita Fede is a collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories inspired by art, architecture and culture from the past, present and future. Vita Fede translates to ‘Life’ and ‘Faith,’ two things that connect people everywhere. For designer Cynthia Sakai, this means taking inspiration from life all around her to create jewels that transition seamlessly from season to season and trend to trend.

Born in Los Angeles to Japanese parents, Cynthia describes the Vita Fede look as “a fusion of Asian, American and European culture that represents an elevated aesthetic, a lifestyle and a point of view that are universal.” Cynthia has always believed that one great accessory can make an outfit, and her jewelry is designed to be mixed, matched and layered to suit each person’s individual style.

These wearable works of art are handcrafted in Italy using brass, natural stones, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver and 24K gold, these luxurious elements give life to the signature Vita Fede style. Prices range from $225 to $465.

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Pick up style tricks from the blogsphere

Wear Vita Fede bangles with friendship bracelets and thin rings for a casual look.

 

Erica of Honestlywtf.com wears hers with friendship bracelets and midi rings mixing gold tone with fabric.

 

Mix silver and gold Vita Fede bracelets with other designer bangles for a polished look.

 

This blogger from mwanwan.co mixes silver and gold tone Vita Fede bangles with other bangles including one from Cartier to complement her knit and twede ensemble. Her Chanel bag seals the deal.

 

Another shot of Vita Fede bangles worn by mwanwan.co’s blogger.

 

 

Gold Vita Fede bracelets look fabulous with tan leather bags.

 

Song of Style blogger also wears her Vita Fede bangles with a twede jacket but this time she also adds leather bracelets to her ensemble.

 

Stack up all your designer bracelets with a Vita Fede.

 

Covetandacquire has all our favourite arm candy – Vita Fede, Salvatore Ferragamo and Hermes! She also painted her nails to match the Hermes lacquer bangle.

 

Match colours from your Vita Fede bracelet to your outfit.

 

This Song of Style blogger is wearing Vita Fede bangles with black accents which go well with her black and white knit top. She matches the gold tone bangles back to the clasp on her bag. Clever!

 

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Yes! The bangles are versatile. You can also go sporty chic with leather pants and sneakers.

 

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Pile it on! Oh, we are loving everything we see here. Vita Fede bangles with the Cartier Nail bangle and Love bracelet.

 

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Black nails with Vita Fede bangles and Cartier gold bracelet.

 

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Go opulent with royal blue, a baroque top and all gold bangles and rings. As seen on Song of Style.

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Vita Fede bangles are also great on lazy days like this. Throw on your check shirt and leather skirt. A cap just says ‘casual’ instantly.

 

Don’t buy Vita Fede fakes. Cynthia Sakai’s designs would have been in vain. Just sayin’!  If it means starving just to buy bangles, try these cheaper ones first and you can stick to eating while you save up for Vita Fede ones.

Do you have any of the Vita Fede bangles? Or have you been thinking about getting them? Tell us, tell us! Leave a message in the comments section below.

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TREND ALERT! How to wear Saint Laurent Studded Boots

Studded, super embellished boots are what you need to be wearing right now.  And the trend has been made popular again by Saint Laurent, thanks to new creative director Hedi Slimane who has managed to refresh the brand. Formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent, today, Saint Laurent is the cool name every young fashionista dreams to have in their closet.

There are many versions of the studded boots by Saint Laurent. But the most popular and distinctive of them all are the Charm Boots and the Rangers Boots. Take a look at our favourite four:

Saint Laurent Charm Boots, $7,620.

Saint Laurent Rangers Studded Boots, $1,695.

Saint Laurent Rangers Embellished Leather Lace-Up Ankle Boots, $1,995.

 

Saint Laurent Studded Rangers Boots in black

 

Saint Laurent Signature Rangers Studded Punk Sole Boots, $2,395.

 

Model of the moment, Cara Delevingne, was tapped for the campaign shots.

 

But just how do you wear these boots?

They might look intimidating to some due to the heavy detail. So here are runway looks for you to be inspired by.

 

Off the runway, Saint Laurent studded boots are worn by top fashionistas making us wanting the boots even more!

Anna Della Russo wears her Charm Boots with a floral dress and plaid jacket.

Here are some fashion sets we’ve made for you on Polyvore so you get to see more ways you can rock the Saint Laurent studded boots.

More ideas on how to wear #saintlaurent Ranger Studded Boots. See here!

 

 

 

HOW TO WEAR| #saintlaurent Ranger Studded Boots? See here!

 

 

Wear the #saintlaurent Ranger Studded Boots like a Rich Rockstar!

 

 

Wear the #saintlaurent Ranger Studded Boots the Luxe Preppy Way! @ysl

 

Now, for those who are looking for a more affordable option, we’ve found these for you. They come with international shipping but please note that the items are while stocks last only.

Jessica Buurman "KERMT" Studded & Spiked Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman Kermit Studded Boots, $195, buy here.

 

Jeffrey Campbell "Draco" Strapped Stud Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jeffery Campbell Draco Studded Boots, $395, buy here.

Also, do check out: DV by Dolce Vita Stirling Boot in Black, $159.00.

 

So? What do you think of these boots? How would you wear them? If you send us your picture, we’ll publish it! Tell us all about your style in the comments section below.

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