Is Your iPhone Looking Fabulous?

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Giovanna Battaglia for Case Scenario

 

We would once be considered on trend and stylish just by the mere fact of owning the latest lifestyle gadget, be it the latest MP3 player, tablet, mobile phone, e-reader  and so on and so forth. These little technological devices were once a worthy testament to our fashion savoir faire – particularly any device designed by Apple and predominantly the iPhone – because everyone needs a phone and any fashionista knows it needs to be an iPhone. Such a staple have these little pieces of technology become and so dear to us they are, that we are no longer merely protecting our iPhones in functional cases, we’re embellishing and adorning them like we embellish and adorn ourselves. I think of my Biba iPhone case as an investment, with massive cost per wear value, like a statement coat, a belt or pair of sunglasses. And like anything that has massive cost per wear, the iPhone embellishment offers big fashion kudos.

Admittedly, embellishing our iPhones is pretty frivolous, even for fashionistas – we wouldn’t pimp our phones before we have the shoes that we want, the sunglasses we’ve been coveting or the handbag we’ve fallen in love with – phone pimping is for the girl that has everything – at least that’s how she might appear and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to look  like they have it all? It’s why we buy handbags that cost more than our rent. Fashioning our iPhones is just so frivolous it’s fabulous and designers, fashion houses, fashionites and fashionistas aren’t missing out on the opportunity to make yet another part of our functional lives fabulous; the likes of Marc Jacobs and Moschino have created some super frivolous and massively recognisable cases, Marc Jacobs’ with the bunny ears, Moschino with the teddy bear. Celine continues to take the minimalist approach, and fashionite Giovanna Battaglia has designed her own line of baroque style  iPhone clip on cases, which she can often be seen sporting when attending fashion events. If you haven’t yet made your iPhone fabulous with its functionality, why not get started? And then after that, your iPad, your Kindle and so on…

Viviana Volpicella with a Bunny iPhone Case

iPhone case - Giovanna Battaglia

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Be charmed, stay inspired!x

The Gold Studded Leather Jacket

Inspired by: The gold studded leather jacket in Zara, Katie Nehra and studs and spikes!

Studded Leather Zara Jacket

Studded Leather Zara Jacket by ayeshadandizette 

For some time now I have been debating whether to purchase Zara’s black leather jacket…the one embellished with gold studs…I am expecting everyone coveting the studded leather jacket trend to know this exact high street version, inspired by LA based designer Katie Nehra’s Simone label. In recent months the Simone leather jackets has become many a celebrity’s go to jacket. You barely see Nicole Ritchie in the press without her extreme lapelled studded jacket…in fact she has two, one black one white.  If someone offered to buy me one of these $1080 leather Simone jackets I most certainly would not say no, however, that’s not happening and I happened to have fallen head over heels in love with Zara’s high street rendition. Of course, it has to be the gold studs that are really doing it for me, that and the affordable price tag!

This Zara jacket is like a slice of perfection handed over on a GOLD plate! Gold on black has got to be my ultimate go to combination – whether it’s on handbags, jewellery, belts – even my iPhone case. In fact, anything with gold and I am usually pretty much a sucker. It’s like the ketchup or mayo effect – everything just seems better with gold!

The gold studs appeal to me most specifically because, depending on how I choose to wear the jacket, it can sit perfectly between rocky and glamorous  or can be either or when I am feeling decisive and precise!  The metal studs lends itself towards the rocky style, whilst the shiny gold says glamour!

On my weekly visits to Zara I have tried this gorgeous jacket on twice, the leather is super soft and dreamy and nips in just at the waist nicely – it would read as though I have pretty much made my decision to make this purchase (or have been endorsed by Zara – I wish)!  However, my hesitation is due to the fact I already own four leather jackets, a deep purple one from Firetrap, a cream one from Topshop, a tanned pig skin jacket from Primark (yes – real leather from Primark!) and a black leather biker from Zara. So, arguably, I already own a black leather jacket – but the gold studs on this perspective jacket just makes wearing a leather jacket that bit more special, that bit more statement making.

I suppose I can always argue that my love for black and gold transcends fashion trends and even once the studded and spiked embellishments we are seeing everywhere on everything dies down, my love for black and gold will remain and I’ll still feel just as great in my gold on black leather jacket!

Nicole Richie wearing black studded Simone Jacket
Nicole Richie wearing black leather studded Simone Jacket
Nicole Richie wearing white leather studded Simone jacket
Nicole Richie wears white leather studded Simone Jacket
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Cindy Crawford Mexico Vogue Cover wearing Burberry Prorsum studded leather jacket
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Burberry Prorsum Jacket on the cover of L'Officiel
Burberry Prorsum studded leather jacket on the cover of L’Officiel
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I think it’s a done deal! Let’s get studded!

Be charmed, stay inspired! x

Steve Jobs: Be Inspired

Today the world lost a creative genius…

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R.I.P Steve Jobs – Paul Steven Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

No words required. Just watch, take note and saty inspired.