Last Friday I had a delightful evening at Saks Fifth Avenue when I got the chance to meet with the ever talented and unassuming Amanda Navi. Amanda has bee called the "universe of python" of the Middle East when she became the pioneer in designing luxury python bags in Dubai. Her handbags are symbols of powerful, independent, classic, glamorous,and unique women.
This is my first blog and I wasn't sure what to expect and to be honest it felt quite daunting as I entered the room full of beautiful ladies groomed to perfection.. But Amanda smiled at me and totally made me feel at ease with myself. Her personality shone through and it can be seen in her handbags she was just so unassuming and down to earth.
Amanda personally showed me her latest FW15 luxury handbags. She carefully illustrated how all of her bags are multifunctional for a lady on the go but still on the cutting to edge of design and luxury .
Amanda has bee called the "universe of python" of the Middle East. Attainting the brands goal to design a bag that satisfies women needs perfectly. I was blown away by the explosion of exotic skins that caught my eye. My first impression of the beautiful bags that they were classic, elegant and pure luxury. It is easy to know that a lot of thought has gone into the design of all Amanda's gorgeous handbags. Designed by a woman for real women on the go. I particularly like the little secret pocket for your boarding card when traveling or maybe even a secret love letter or note. Reminiscing of a by gone era of Coco Chanel. Even the smallest clutch easily fits the essentials. Sunglasses a must for those of us living in the Middle East with sun nearly 365 days a year. Plus iPhone, lipstick or compact. What I was most impressed with,was just how versatile the beautiful luxury bags were. Easily take any woman from day to night. Cleverly designed with her Iranian and Sweedish heritage shining through with a smart two strap design. Wear the leather strap for daytime, or to be used easily as a cross body for a relaxed polished look. Turn up the glitz for night by attaching the gold hardware chain. Ever so elegant and effortlessly chic. Not only the bags are just as beautiful on the inside with their buttery lambskin handcrafted in Italy.
Retailing from BD 500 in Saks Fifth Avenue Bahrain I think it is affordable luxury. It's nice to be able to save up for a few months and treat yourself to a luxury piece that is totally chic and timeless. A real investment piece in my eyes. There is just something just so luxurious about the grain of the skin and the sheen as the light reflects off it. Make a statement with royal green Sarah bag FW15 that caught my eye, or funk up an outfit with a flamboyant little number with bold geometric shapes. It's all about the vibrant colours in this collection .Yet something for everyone with the Rose mini bag in natural or classic black that could go with any outfit. I could go on or take your breath away with the one of a kind gold dusted crocodile clutch.To die for.
Well I am an instant fan and will be saving my money for one for sure, watch this space! I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Saks Bahrain and Amanda Navai. For the opportunity to view your stunning FW15 collection and for making me feel at ease and not a duck out of water.
Wishing you every sucess with your collection Amanda.
Aisling in Bahrain x
Aisling in Bahrain