vintage

Inside Rihanna’s vast collection of vintage handbags

It’s no secret that Rihanna is a vintage obsessive, whether it’s a rare ’80s Jean Paul Gaultier piece or a ’90s Chanel coat in bubblegum pink (which she wore to announce her first pregnancy). That’s certainly clear when it comes to her vast handbag collection, too, which is packed full of rare gems that only the keenest of eyes will have picked up on. 

Tom Ford-era Gucci is a particular favourite. The star owns a python-print bag from spring/summer 1996, sourced from archivist Lab2022, while a ’90s velvet monogrammed bag from the designer is a wardrobe staple. More recently, Riri was spotted with a red beaded monogrammed clutch bag by the designer, which matched perfectly with her red Magda Butrym dress. 

Rihanna with a Tom Ford-era-Gucci bag slung over her shoulder in August 2022.

Instagram/@rihannaofficiall

Rihanna also has several of Dior’s iconic saddle bags in her collection, including one in camo print that she sported with a maternity crop top last year, as well as a Noughties tie-dye version. Rather than just sticking to classic styles in easy-to-match neutrals, the singer gravitates towards rare collectors’ items, such as the brand’s bowling bag, again in a camo print, dating back to the early 2000s.

The same can be said for Rihanna’s growing assortment of vintage Fendi bags, too. Last year, the beauty mogul added the brand’s rare Squirrel Spy bag in velvet to her collection, which also includes the iconic Croissant shape, sourced from Vintage By Misty. She’s also been spotted with a number of limited-edition Louis Vuitton bags, such as the LV X Stephen Sprouse Pochette bag, as well as the brand’s 1998 soccer ball-shaped purse created to commemorate the World Cup.

Read the rest

Rihanna: A closer look at her vast collection of vintage handbags

It’s no secret that Rihanna is a vintage obsessive, whether it’s a rare ’80s Jean Paul Gaultier piece or a ’90s Chanel coat in bubblegum pink (which she wore to announce her first pregnancy). That’s certainly clear when it comes to her vast handbag collection, too, which is packed full of rare gems that only the keenest of eyes will have picked up on. 

Tom Ford-era Gucci is a particular favorite. The star owns a python-print bag from Spring-Summer 1996, sourced from archivist Lab2022, while a ’90s velvet monogrammed bag from the designer is a wardrobe staple. More recently, Riri was spotted with a red beaded monogrammed clutch bag by the designer, which matched perfectly with her red Magda Butrym dress. 

Rihanna with a Tom Ford-era Gucci bag slung over her shoulder in August 2022.

Robert Kamau

Rihanna also has several of Dior’s iconic saddle bags in her collection, including one in camo print that she sported with a maternity crop top last year, as well as a Noughties tie-dye version. Rather than just sticking to classic styles in easy-to-match neutrals, the singer gravitates towards rare collectors’ items, such as the brand’s bowling bag, again in a camo print, dating back to the early 2000s.

The same can be said for Rihanna’s growing assortment of vintage Fendi bags, too. Last year, the beauty mogul added the brand’s rare Squirrel Spy bag in velvet to her collection, which also includes the iconic Croissant shape, sourced from Vintage By Misty. She’s also been spotted with a number of limited-edition Louis Vuitton bags, such as the LV X Stephen Sprouse Pochette bag, as well as the brand’s 1998 soccer ball-shaped purse created to commemorate the World Cup.

Rihanna’s collection of vintage bags continues to grow

Rihanna portant

Read the rest

Paris’ Pick Their Favorite French Shopping Spots

<p>Freeform</p>

On Freeform’s new dating series Love Trip: Paris, four American girls opt to jet away to a Parisian penthouse—all in search of love. Whether they find romantic love is still a mystery, but they did find Parisian boutiques. The four women—Caroline Renner, Rose Zillaba, Lacy Hartselle, and Josielyn Aguilera—often spent their downtime scouring the City Of Light’s vintage shops and off-the-beaten path outlets in search of that perfect ‘fit. Below, the cast fills us in on their favorite Parisian spots.

Kilo Shop

<p>Kilo Shop</p>

“I love going to the Kilo Shops, which are like Paris’s version of thrift stores. When we would have a day off, we’d just do a tequila shot and go to the Kilo Shop. It was so much fun just to sift through clothes.” — Caroline

“I found such beautiful unique items at the Kilo Shops, and they were just gorgeous. I love vintage pieces that either have been handcrafted or just look stunning or unique and different. They feel like they have a story behind them. That’s when something becomes less of a piece of clothing and something that’s more sentimental to me.” — Josielyn

“I’m a huge thrifter and a vintage person, and Paris is amazing for that. Obviously, it’s one of the greatest fashion cities in the world, so there are so many recycled pieces and different vintage stores to shop. The Kilo Shops are like a whole activity, especially for an American. Even going to the grocery store can be overwhelming in Paris when you’re trying to translate everything. At the Kilo Shops, you just look at the color of the tag and then around the store. They have these scales and you just put your stuff on top and then figure out how much it will

Read the rest

Legowelt shows off his cheap ‘thrift store’ vintage synth collection

Dutch producer Legowelt is well-known for being a gear obsessive and synth nerd of the highest order. Our very own Future Music Magazine took a memorable tour of his studio back in 2014, but it seems that his collection has expanded by quite some degree since then.

In a new video from Thomann (opens in new tab), Legowelt takes us on a guided tour of his considerable synth collection, highlighting some lesser-known and inexpensive instruments that have a delightfully nostalgic sound. The producer talks about the instruments that shaped the soundtrack for his upcoming feature animation film, Ambient Trip Commander.

“I’m using a lot of ’80s home keyboards,” he says, showing us the JVC KB-700, a vintage keyboard with a rudimentary mono synth built in. Next up, he shows off the Yamaha PSS-480, a 2-operator FM synth that shares a chip with ’90s PC soundcards, lending it a curious sound that’s reminiscent of retro RPG games. 

Elsewhere in the studio tour, Legowelt singles out his Microstation, a petite early ’00s instrument from Korg that he describes as one of his favourite synthesizers. “It’s basically a micro version of the Korg Triton,” he tells us. “It can do these amazingly cool, Rhodes-style pianos that you can program really crazily, with amp simulations and filters.”  

Later in the video, Legowelt runs us through more contemporary synths – including a Sequential Oberheim OB-6 and the modern-day Prophet-5 – and a ton of vintage rackmount gear. We needn’t say more – dive in. 

legowelt.org/ambient-trip-commander/”Legowelt’s Ambient Trip Commander is out now.  (opens in new tab)

Read the rest

Colourful Fun Floral & Boho Flaxbourne Gardens Wedding

LOTR fan? Well, you are going to love WWW readers Sam and Jess’ fun Flaxbourne Gardens wedding in Bedfordshire. Their day had a wonderful floral boho vibe in all the colours, with quirky Lord of the Rings touches. Think gold thrones, a sword cake cutting and a special song choice… yes!

I really love the colourful summer wedding flowers, Jess’ gorgeous gown, the flower cake and of course, all the smiles.

Thanks ever so much to Lorna Newman Wedding Photography for sending over these totally beautiful images of such a happy celebration at Flaxbourne Gardens.

Sam and Jess on WWW

I was during our wedding planning and still can’t resist looking after the wedding – I’m still an avid Instagram follower. It’s so creative and a wonderful place to get ideas and supplier details from like minded couples, or to get inspiration on ideas you would never get from traditional wedding blogs or pages.

Bridal Bouquet Flowers Peony Daisy Flaxbourne Gardens Wedding Lorna Newman Weddings

Flaxbourne Gardens Wedding

The Proposal

One day Sam messaged me saying he had booked for us to go to Venice for a week – which was a completely expected surprise!

After we’d had lunch one day, we decided to go for a walk I assumed we would head back towards our hotel, but Sam insisted on taking charge of directions. I’d only had a glass of wine with lunch and knew we were heading in the opposite direction of the train station. I thought the drinks were impairing his sense of direction and kept trying to redirect him.

He then decided to stop on a bridge overlooking the water, I was enjoying the view then I turned around to see him down on one knee. I know he tried to say something lovely but all I kept saying was “OH MY GOD, ARE

Read the rest