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Watch and bag for "black tie" event

He there, have been invited to an extremely highly formal black tie event by Cartier. We will go together and are wondering what to wear. Okay for me a Tux / smoking is given and for her a long dark velvet cocktail dress.

For the watch (see picture; a first selection): Should she go with the Crash? For me I prefer the elegant Moser & Cie ... but that's not Cartier. Or better my purple custom Cintrée? Or should anyone go with the 100 year Cintrée? What do you think?

Jewelry: My 7 Loves + the Tiffany are set but how about the Panthère bracelet? Should she wear a dia JUC or one WG SM Love pavé? Rings: Panthère pavé is fine I would think.

Bag: None for me but what about a Trinity for her?

Being completely lost here, thank you for all advice :flowers:

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  • Poll
Urgent ! Yes or no to this classic flap ?

Should I get this classic?

  • Yes

    Votes: 5 100.0%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%

Hi everybody!

I am about to decide whether I want to buy this preloved classic flap. Its my first Chanel so I would really appreciate your help. :love: :panic:

There is receipt from 2022. It should be “like new”. So my question is .. does this bag and overall caviar looks pretty to you? I know my own opinion is the most important.. but yahhh I really want to ask your guys either way because I don’t have anybody else to really consult :love: so please help thank you! It would be much much help !

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Latest addition to my collection

First time buying from a resale site and not from a Loewe store or a department store. Been wanting a two-toned mini gate and I don’t like the current color combinations so I had to hunt for this. I am fairly happy with it but I’d like to ask for opinions if there are any red flags? It’s been authenticated but still wanted to get some input from TPF members especially those who have an old dual mini gate. Thank you so much in advance 😊.

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Need opinions on size

Hi all! Need some opinions… I have a 2.5 yr old so I often need the space hence why I went with the mm. But does it look ok or too big?

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Identify bag

hi guys, i was walking down madison ave this morning and saw a woman carrying a tote bag and i fell in love. i just can't figure out what it is. its a leather tote, medium size, but not a tall tote, a bit rectangle-ish. it definitely looked like it fit over the shoulder, though she was carrying it in hand. it had a tassel/pull on either side, but it didn't look functional, more decorative. it looked like a tan/brown/neutral color. any leads? thanks so much!

Delightful MM, Graceful MM, or Soffi- which do you prefer?

I’m looking for a hobo in Damier Azur and I *think* I have it narrowed down to these three. I love the Artsy, too, but I’ve read the handle is uncomfortable for wearing on the shoulder. Between the Delightful MM, Graceful MM, and Soffi, which do you love the most?

For reference, I am a mom to two toddlers and would like something that’s a little roomy.

Thank you for your help!

“Rare and hard to find”

Yesterday, something happened which really irritated me with an online SA contacting me about some pieces. She started with saying “we have your wishlist and we thought we would let you know that some hard to find pieces are available” and she then proceeded to mention 0 items which were even on my wishlist. The only items I had were white gold, besides one piece which was the Kate Middleton earrings. She then said “I can see you love yellow gold” whilst my spending history has zero yellow gold purchases. She then proceeded to tell me the “rare and hard to find” piece was a tigers eye 20 motif and a carnelian 20 motif, which I’ve seen on the website for the last few weeks and in store several times. I told her that information and she was like “oh! I didn’t know that, thanks for letting me know” and then the conversation ended.

Is anyone else just over the “rare and hard to find” push from sales associates? I don’t care about rarity, I care about what I like. The fact that this lady was just straight up lying bothers me!

I purchased a ring recently because of the “rare and hard to find” lie and I ended up not even liking it and FOMO’d myself. I’m going to exchange it for something I actually like now, partially my fault for not knowing the sales tactics, but now im stuck with credit on my account.

Rosalie Wallet

Just bought the Rosalie Wallet in Cream Empreinte but this little thread on the side is giving me anxiety that it will break over time. Anybody have this little wallet and share your wear and tear on this? I would hate to go back in store and do all the return and exchange thing.

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Help me choose a daily bag that can fit a mirrorless camera!

Hi everyone! I have a Sony A7RV that I typically use with a 24-70mm lens. It’s about 3.12 lbs all together. So far I’ve been using “camera bags” from camera bag brands such as Peak Design and WANDRD for the functionality, but I really miss being able to use purses/bags that I actually enjoy carrying for the aesthetic and the joy they bring me. However, selecting a practical and functional option is also very important to me, as I have noticed over the years that I end up not using bags that I adore design-wise if I don’t find them practical in the day-to-day.

My considerations are:
  • Has a thick/comfortable strap, or at least a removable strap that I could replace with something more comfortable
  • Is able to fit my camera and hold the weight without being damaged (so nothing ‘fragile’ that has to be babied); I will be using a camera cube or some sort of bag insert to help protect the camera
  • Has some organizational pockets and remaining capacity (after the camera is inside) for daily carry items such as wallet, phone, sunglasses, wipes, lip products, sunscreen, medicine, water bottle, etc
  • No “open” tops (I prefer a zipper or flap with magnetic/turnlock closure)
  • As lightweight as possible, so I am definitely considering nylon/econyl. I love the look of leather, but am looking for light leather options if that’s the case.

Are there any bags you would recommend based on the above? A few that I’ve been considering are as follows (in order of my preference at the moment), but I’d love to hear other ideas, or your thoughts on these options:
  • Saint Laurent Niki (Men’s version, since the Women’s has a chain strap) in Grained Leather (it was scrumptious when I saw it in store) or Econyl
  • Mulberry Alexa (felt like beautiful but light leather when I looked in store)
  • Givenchy Triangle Backpack (it’s really a sling, though) in Nylon - in either Medium or Large
  • Balenciaga City
Thanks for reading!

Shiny croc and bag charm interactions (dulling?)

For those that own shiny croc bags and use bag charms: Have you had any issues with dulling of the hide under the charm over time?

I haven’t had any issues with my Himalayan croc and it’s charm rubbing but I think matte leather would be less of an issue. …Especially with how light plays on shiny croc I fear a dull spot might be a potential eyesore.

I’m currently waffling between commissioning a matching charm for my shiny porosus bag or skipping it.

Thanks ahead
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Nautical Neverfull MM

Does anyone have the Neverfull MM in the monogram beige multicolor from the Nautical capsule? If so can you post pics here? I am thinking of buying it. I had originally thought it was canvas but description says its monogram jacquard fabric. I am worried it would get dirty fast and hard to clean. Also the monograms look light blue in the stock pics but then in the ones close up you can see there are other colors in there so wondering how it looks in real life. I cant find any videos on you tube either. Thanks!

Rejuvenation in Seoul. A Personal Journey Through Male Plastic Surgery

I’m thrilled to share my recent plastic surgery experience in Seoul. As a mature male battling saggy eyelids, prominent eye bags, and loose skin around my cheeks, chin, and neck, I decided it was time for a change. My journey led me to View Plastic Surgery Clinic, where I underwent a face and neck lift, face liposuction, submentoplasty, and lower blepharoplasty with ptosis correction.

Like many, I wasn’t satisfied with looking perpetually tired. Taking responsibility for our appearance and health, both physical and mental, is crucial. I had worked hard and deserved to reward myself with a rejuvenated look. After extensive research into clinics in Thailand and Korea, I discovered View Plastic Surgery Clinic through Google, listed among the top five clinics in Korea.

My initial contact was with Jenny via WhatsApp. She promptly responded with recommendations tailored to my needs. Throughout the process, Jenny and her team, including Julia, Namun, Maria, and Kieun, were incredibly supportive, ensuring clear communication.

Upon my arrival, a thorough blood test was conducted to confirm my health status. I then met Dr. Yi Tae Min, the brilliant surgeon who would handle my procedures. Jenny and her team facilitated our discussions, ensuring my requests were communicated effectively.

Before the surgery, I had two days to acclimate and enjoy some sightseeing. On the third day, I underwent a nine-hour operation. The care I received post-surgery was exceptional; I spent a night in the hospital under attentive supervision. By the fourth day, I was back at my hotel, safe and sound, with a clear post-op plan.

The recovery process was smooth. On the eighth day, stitches from my eyes were removed, followed by the removal of the remaining stitches on the thirteenth day. Although the first few days were challenging, the overall experience was positive. I even managed to explore Seoul and savor the local cuisine, guided by recommendations from Jenny and her team.

Staying at the LYJ Gangnam Premium The Designers hotel, located conveniently near the View clinic and the Sinnonhyeon train station, made my stay comfortable and accessible. The area boasted numerous restaurants and convenience stores, perfect for any visitor.

Today marks the 23rd day of my recovery. My eyes are looking significantly better, with noticeable improvements each day. While other areas are still swollen, I am confident in the fantastic work done by Dr. Yi Tae Min and the dedicated English-speaking team.

I recommend View Plastic Surgery Clinic, as it is clinic and hospital together in one very tall building, I also wholeheartedly recommend particularly Dr. Yi Tae Min for face and neck lifts, liposuction, and eye surgeries. For English-speaking consultations, look for Jenny, Julia, Namun, Maria, and Kieun. I hope my story helps anyone considering a similar journey to rejuvenation.

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Rejuvenation in Seoul: A Personal Journey Through Male Plastic Surgery

I’m thrilled to share my recent plastic surgery experience in Seoul. As a mature male battling saggy eyelids, prominent eye bags, and loose skin around my cheeks, chin, and neck, I decided it was time for a change. My journey led me to View Plastic Surgery Clinic, where I underwent a face and neck lift, face liposuction, submentoplasty, and lower blepharoplasty with ptosis correction.

Like many, I wasn’t satisfied with looking perpetually tired. Taking responsibility for our appearance and health, both physical and mental, is crucial. I had worked hard and deserved to reward myself with a rejuvenated look. After extensive research into clinics in Thailand and Korea, I discovered View Plastic Surgery Clinic through Google, listed among the top five clinics in Korea.

My initial contact was with Jenny via WhatsApp. She promptly responded with recommendations tailored to my needs. Throughout the process, Jenny and her team, including Julia, Namun, Maria, and Kieun, were incredibly supportive, ensuring clear communication.

Upon my arrival, a thorough blood test was conducted to confirm my health status. I then met Dr. Yi Tae Min, the brilliant surgeon who would handle my procedures. Jenny and her team facilitated our discussions, ensuring my requests were communicated effectively.

Before the surgery, I had two days to acclimate and enjoy some sightseeing. On the third day, I underwent a nine-hour operation. The care I received post-surgery was exceptional; I spent a night in the hospital under attentive supervision. By the fourth day, I was back at my hotel, safe and sound, with a clear post-op plan.

The recovery process was smooth. On the eighth day, stitches from my eyes were removed, followed by the removal of the remaining stitches on the thirteenth day. Although the first few days were challenging, the overall experience was positive. I even managed to explore Seoul and savor the local cuisine, guided by recommendations from Jenny and her team.

Staying at the LYJ Gangnam Premium The Designers hotel, located conveniently near the View clinic and the Sinnonhyeon train station, made my stay comfortable and accessible. The area boasted numerous restaurants and convenience stores, perfect for any visitor.

Today marks the 23rd day of my recovery. My eyes are looking significantly better, with noticeable improvements each day. While other areas are still swollen, I am confident in the fantastic work done by Dr. Yi Tae Min and the dedicated English-speaking team.

I wholeheartedly recommend View Plastic Surgery Clinic, as it is clinic and hospital together in one very tall building, I recommend particularly Dr. Yi Tae Min for face and neck lifts, liposuction, and eye surgeries. For English-speaking consultations, look for Jenny, Julia, Namun, Maria, and Kieun. I hope my story helps anyone considering a similar journey to rejuvenation.IMG-20240517-WA0003.jpgIMG-20240517-WA0004.jpg

1 Week Progress: Incisional Primary DES and Ptosis Correction experience at Thankyou with Dr Kim Hyungsuk

hi everyone, it’s been 1 week since i got surgery at thankyou clinic in gangnam, korea. i compiled my progress pictures and am at 1 week now so i wanted to post my experience and review ^_^



first, i have a natural double eyelid which is hooded. my left eye has ptosis and does not open as wide as my right eye, this is what i mainly wanted to fix. i wanted my eyes to be more symmetrical. it bothered me so much, every time i got my picture taken it would be so obvious that one of my eyes is weird and smaller. it made me really unhappy. i’ve had this since i was a child, i was born with uneven eyes and ptosis in my left eye. i also wanted a bigger double eyelid because i usually use double eyelid tape which is bothersome. i wanted an in-out line to keep it more natural as well.



PRE KOREA

i first consulted with 3 different clinics (thankyou, wink, luho) on whatsapp! initially i wanted to only schedule in person consultations in korea and then pick the clinic and schedule the surgery then, but i don’t have much time in korea (13 days) so i decided to just book a surgery spot immediately because i wanted to recover asap before returning home. i picked thankyou for a couple of reasons. i liked the b/a photos i saw on gangnam unnie for thankyou, as i saw some people who also had one eyed asymmetrical ptosis like mine. the doctor himself, dr. kim hyungsuk is very famous for doing eyelid surgery. he was one of the highest reviewed surgeons on gangnam unnie for DES. i also saw nice reviews for thankyou on purseforum. lastly, thankyou has an in-house english translator unlike the other 2 clinics which makes the experience so much more convenient. i booked a consultation + surgery with thankyou over whatsapp. the plan was to have the consultation and then surgery right after on the same day.



IN PERSON CONSULTATION

the day after i arrived in korea i went to thankyou. the clinic was actually very busy and they were mostly locals. i met the english translator chloe who is very kind and made me feel comfortable as i was quite nervous. i spoke with the consultant about what i wanted who was also very kind, then i met with the doctor in his office. dr. kim is also very kind as well. he suggested ptosis correction for my left eye, and a simple double eyelid operation for both eyes. he said he would open up my left eye from the inner corner, but laterally in the outer corner it would be difficult because my orbital bones are asymmetrical as well :sad: my facial bones are extremely uneven as my entire right side is higher than my left. he did not recommend any other operation such as canthoplasty which surprised me but i was also glad to do less! he said he would try his best but my eyes will not be able to be 100% symmetrical which i’m ok with and understood. the bones are not fixable LOL.



he used tools to trace out and draw an eye line for me, and showed me 3 different sizes for eyelids. 1 was the smallest eyelid and 3 was the largest eyelid. he recommended 2 but i wanted there to be less eyelid exposure in the inner-corner because i was worried it would look too unnatural so we went with a 1.5! dr. kim is very meticulous and drew out the line on my eyelids, i had to open and close my eyes more than 25 times while he mapped out the incision area. once he finished, i went to the operating room.



SURGERY

surgery was super weird, it was my first time doing local/sedation method and not general. once i was strapped down to the operation bed LOL i kinda knocked out but i was also awake at the same time. i just saw a lot of shapes and colours but 2-3 times during the surgery i would wake up and dr. kim would tell me to open my eyes. it didn’t hurt during the surgery at all, just a bit of pricking. i was really distracted by my visualizations during the surgery, it was really trippy. i think the surgery was at least 1 hour.



once the surgery finished i got up and nurses helped me to the resting area with large lounge chairs and iv bags. they put an ice pack on my eyes and i fell asleep. i’m not sure how long i sat on that chair, i was really out of it because of the anaesthesia. but my eyes hurt really bad T_T i don’t have a good pain tolerance though. but it was one of the worst pains i’ve ever felt in my life for sure. it was also because i was basically blind. my vision was super blurry and i couldn’t touch my eyes either.



1 WEEK POST OP

i’m at 1 week post op now, i got my stitches removed yesterday ^_^ im the type of person that bruises and swells very easily. you can see that my eyelids were extremely bruised after the surgery, and both of them still are T_T my right eye, which was my good non-ptosis eye, is especially still bruised and more swollen than my other eye. my eyelids are still very big and i expect them to get smaller overtime. i’ve seen others who get incision DES and they look completely normal by 1 week, and i’m definitely not one of those people :sad: i know since im still so bruised, so im not too worried about how my eyelids look right now. im really happy about how the ptosis eye turned out, as it opens a lot wider than it used it. my eyes are also a lot more symmetrical than before! although it’s not 100%, im going to wait and see the final result. i’m not going to be upset if my eyes are not identical to each other because they weren’t meant to be. already when i have my photo taken now, i don’t see any visible one eyed ptosis anymore which makes me so happy. my eyes look so much more even in photos now ^_^



overall im really happy with my experience at thankyou. chloe and dr. kim were very nice and understanding of me. i will post an update at the 2 week mark! hopefully by then the swelling and bruising will be gone and i can see what my eyes look like with makeup on ^_^

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Augustinus Bader x Sofia Coppola

Town & Country: Sofia Coppola Has Created the Perfect Tinted Lip Balm

"Coppola, a fan of Bader’s cult-favorite Rich Cream, initiated the partnership herself—writing to Bader and asking if they would consider making a lip balm in her favorite tint. Not only did the brand say yes, but the project grew into a trio of three ultra-pretty, ultra-wearable cool girl shades.

Shade 1, a dark pink, is based on a sheer lipstick that Coppola used to buy in France, but which was discontinued. “It was a favorite that I used to get at a drugstore in Paris,” she says. “I hoarded it, but eventually it ran out. “ Shade 2, a punchy coral, “is based on a color that I like when at the beach,” she says, and Shade 3, a darker plum, is for when you want “a color that looks like a deeper tint of your lips.” The nourishing formula contains Bader’s proprietary anti-aging complex TFC8® as well as castor seed oil, shea butter, and vitamin E. “It feels rich and hydrating, it’s not too shiny, and the sleek packaging is chic and nice to pull out of your bag,” Coppola says."

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Have any of you had the chance to try these? I picked up the coral color and absolutely love it! :heart:

Digital only reseller store receipt

There are several established and reputable bag resellers in my area, mostly focused on LV and Chanel but a couple of more upscale ones focus on Hermes and have beautiful stores complete with crocodile skin Birkins in display shelves. I understand, however, that the two Hermes resellers only send digital store receipts, supposedly for environmental reasons. The receipt is like a Word file with information about the bag and the name of the store, but does not look like what one would expect from a formal store tax receipt. (In my area, I understand it's legal for secondhand goods sellers not to register for and not to collect local sales tax.)

Especially when a seller has not provided an actual store receipt to go with the bag, I've come to expect a store receipt so that if I ever want to resell, a local buyer understands who authenticated and sold me the bag. An established reseller store's receipt in my area does have credibility. Obviously, if there's a dispute later such as the bag turning out to be a very good fake, I'd also want to be holding an actual store receipt. This is a matter of course for secondhand watches in my area, and the watches can be much more expensive than Hermes bags.

If this is the store's practice, I don't see any solution as insisting on a printed store receipt will just get a printout of the same PDF. The store uses a Gmail or Hotmail, so asking them to send the receipt by e-mail does not add much of a paper trail either.

Has anyone ever encountered this practice of digital only store receipts in their area and does it create any problems?

  • Poll
What to stack with Sweet Alhambra RG 6 motif bracelet?

What to stack with Sweet Alhambra RG 6 motif bracelet?

  • YG Sweet Alhambra MOP 1 motif

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • WG Pave Sweet Alhambra 1 motif

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • RG Lucky Spring Plum Blossom

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • WG/YG Frivole Mini Model

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Tennis bracelet

    Votes: 3 50.0%

Which bracelet would you stack with a Sweet Alhambra hammered RG 6 motif bracelet? I’m open to mixing metals.

Loewe puzzle classic vs edge

I was thinking about getting this bag in tan but after seeing the new edge model I’m a bit undecided. Seems to be universally panned. I like that it doesn’t have the dark glazing as prominently but I feel the puzzle effect is lost with the larger overlapped pieces of leather. I’d also prefer gold hardware (and maybe feet but that’s not a deal breaker). It will be an everyday bag so I’d prefer grained leather over satin.

So now I’m trying to decide whether to hunt for a near new 2nd hand classic, buy the edge anyway or find something different entirely. I don’t have any stores nearby that stock the bag at all so I can’t see and feel differences in person, and I’m so torn.

Do you think they would bring back the classic if so many people really don’t like the edge as much? Should I wait?

Thoughts?? I just don’t know what to do - pros and cons for both

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