Browsing Category

LIFESTYLE

Sonal Closet Tour 2
LIFESTYLE, Luxury

Luxury Closet

Hey my loves!

Ive been meaning to make a blog post for a few weeks now, but as they say life happens.

Ive been extremely busy with the kids, schools, events, travel and my youtube channel where i share many things luxury and lifestyle.

Its quick become a hobby as well and i find myself wanting to create more beautiful content for you guys!

The love and appreciate is so motivating and even the not such lovable feedback at times.

I truly appreciate it all.

Let me focus! I had been asked for such a long time to share my closet and film a tour that i finally got round to doing it. I had thought it would be easy to shoot but i was pleasantly surprised. It took a couple of hours to get it right as my closets are in quite a weird shape and spaces.

They say where there is a will there is a way! If you haven’t already watched it then i shall link it here and all you have to is click the link 🙂

I am also putting up some of the pictures i took for this post for those who may not want to watch the full view or have time to do so.

I sincerely hope you enjoy it and if you have any feedback do let me know and drop me a comment!

As always, Love & Lite!

 

Sonal Closet Tour 1 Sonal Closet Tour 2 Sonal Closet Tour 3 Sonal Closet Tour 5 Sonal Closet Tour 6 Sonal Closet Tour 7

Sonal- Chanel 2.55 Bag 6
Fashion, LIFESTYLE, Luxury

2.55

If you’re wondering why the title of this post reads “2.55”  then wonder no more.

The Chanel 2.55 is a luxury leather handbag manufactured by the fashion house of Chanel.

The first Chanel 2.55 classic flap bag was sold in February 1955 hence the name 2.55

Every since its ground breaking debut it continues to seduce fashionistas worldwide and is arguably the words most iconic and recognisable bag.

I have waited for this bag for so long as have many of you I’m sure! So when my husband came across it he got it for me for my Birthday!

We met this beauty at London’s Heathrow Airport and i couldn’t be happier.

I have linked below my youtube video of unboxing this beauty and explaining its features and why its known as the iconic Chanel Bag.

It has a no of features such as;

The lining’s burgundy colour represents the colour of the uniforms at the convent where she grew up.
There is a zippered compartment at the inside of the front flap. That is where Chanel is rumoured to have stored her love letters in her original bag.
The backside has a back outside flap for storage of money.
Chanel, recognising that modern women needed to have their hands free while attending social functions, designed a double-chain shoulder strap. The chains were attached by leather-threaded chain inserted though eyelets. The caretakers of the convent where she grew up held the keys at their waist dangling from the same type of chains as the 2.55 shoulder strap chains.
The bag originally came with a front lock called “the Mademoiselle Lock” (in reference to Coco Chanel never marrying). Since the 1980s, versions can also be supplied with a lock in the shape of a double CC logo. These are called “Classic Flaps”.
The bag has a quilted diamond or herringbone pattern on the exterior. Using a running stitch, this gives the bag shape and volume. The pattern is believed to have been inspired by several sources: by jockeys’ riding coats, by the stained-glass windows of the abbey at Aubazine, as well as by the cushions in Chanel’s Paris apartment.

Since its introduction, there have been several variations of the original design including different colour leather/fabric combinations, metal and interwoven leather straps and the lock, mademoiselle vs. interlocking CC.

Chanel released an exact copy of the original 2.55 in February 2005 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the original. Though the name “Reissue 2.55” should apply only to those commemorative handbags it is now commonly used as a name for all the handbags resembling the original 2.55

So now you all know why the 2.55 is a very special bag.

This bag never goes out of style or on sale and the price only escalates higher each year.

I feel truly grateful for such a thoughtful present that includes such great history.

Thanks to dearest Hubby and i hope you all enjoyed reading this post which is very special to me.

 

 

Sonal- Chanel 2.55 Bag 2 Sonal- Chanel 2.55 Bag 3 Sonal- Chanel 2.55 Bag 4 Sonal- Chanel 2.55 Bag 5 Sonal- Chanel 2.55 Bag 6

IMG_4533
Events, LIFESTYLE

Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon or Moët, is a French fine winery and co-owner of the luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE.

Moët et Chandon is one of the world’s largest expansive champagne producers and a prominent champagne house.

Moët et Chandon was established in 1743 by Claude Moët, and today owns 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres) of vineyards, and annually produces approximately 28,000,000 bottles of champagne.

Last week i was invited to a beautiful fine dining dinner by an award winning fashion & lifestyle blogger for the launch of this luxury champagne at Sankara hotel in Nairobi and of course i couldn’t decline after all i love all things luxury. You all know that!

I met with the Mr. Pierre-Louis Araud and he made me feel very comfortable as soon as i walked in.

What was interesting is that he instantly noticed my “Petite Malle” (small trunk) By Louis Vuitton and we suddenly started talking about the heritage of french luxury.

After a few glasses of champagne, we had a sit down dinner on a long table set up fit for the great.

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet fellow bloggers and media personalities.

He explained each unique flavour together with French and Belgian chefs introducing the courses of dinner that blended with the champagne.

Needless to say that from now on i will only be drinking Champagne.

It was almost a coincidence since i had just celebrated my birthday and Anniversary jetting away to a luxury lodge in Naivasha the week before (Have a look at my blog post before this one) and Moët & Chandon  was all over that beautiful moment in my life.

So more Moet Moments and i couldn’t be happier.

I chose to wear a sexy white lace dress and satin choker for this evening, paired with my new “Pigalle follies” by Christian Louboutin and my clutch by at Louis Vuitton.

For jewellery i kept it simple in large gold hoops and my latest Hermes cuff obsession the “Collier de chein” in the colour curry.

Let me just say i was all FRENCH for this evening.

In Rome you do what the romans do and when you go for a french luxury Champagne dinner then being French comes naturally to me.

I have always made an effort with my dressing style to compliment the venue and events that i attend.

Remember, first impressions last longer and if they’re in french, even better.

Here are some pictures from these wonderful Moet moments.

A big thank you & cheers to Moët & Chandon.

IMG_4504 IMG_4533

IMG_4503 IMG_4532

 

_DSC9225
Fashion, LIFESTYLE

Birthday Glam

Hey my loves!

So i turned a year older, a year wiser and a whole lot sexier i believe.

I had my eye on this one dress for a while now and i finally got my hands on it.

It is a beautiful rose gold sequinned sexy number and i knew i wanted to wear it for my birthday and Anniversary this year.

It is true i got married on my birthday so it was a day of double celebrations!

My darling husband swept me off my feet for the day and took me to lunch at a luxury camp in Naivasha.

I was totally taken by surprise and here are some images of this very special moment !

I also have a Vlog up so do check it out here. Lots of love xx

He really went out of his way to make this day very special for us, and it was only fair for me to match that with this super stunning sexy dress.

Sonal Birthday Final 1 Sonal Birthday Final 2 Sonal Birthday Final 3 Sonal Birthday Final 4 Sonal Birthday Final 5

_DSC9163 _DSC9182

 

 

 

 

sonal-winter-try-on-haul-1
Fashion, LIFESTYLE

Winter Outerwear

This time of the year is quite chilly most parts of the world and since i just bought some gorgeous staple winter coats from my favourite store ZARA, i thought i’d share some looks for you all.

I feel like investing in staple pieces in your wardrobe can take you from year to year without having to invest in more.

I am a firm believer in quality over quantity.

I filmed a haul video for these wonderful buys and a look book.

I wish you all happy holidays and a blessed festive season.

Keep warm, keep it stylish x

sonal-winter-try-on-haul-1

sonal-winter-try-on-haul-2

sonal-winter-try-on-haul-3

sonal-winter-try-on-haul-4

sonal-winter-try-on-haul-5

sonal-winter-try-on-haul-6

img_2837
LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL

Monaco

Home to world famous designers, fashionistas and high end stores, Monaco continues to make an impression on the fashion map.

When in Monaco, people do flaunt their distinctive styles.

Monaco features more than 4000 luxurious brands,including Gucci, Dior, Lanvin,Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Cartier among others.

Every year the city welcomes scores of celebrities,business tycoons and sports stars and couples who love its scenic shores.

img_5163

img_4934

img_5696

img_4976

img_5107

Monaco lies on France’s mediterranean coastline and is home to glitzy casino’s, yacht lined harbour and the prestigious Grand Prix race, which runs through Monaco’s streets once a year.

Monte Carlo, its major district has an elegant casino complex, opera house and luxe hotels.
It is one of the worlds most desirable destinations, popular with the most elite.

Ever since Grace Kelly left hollywood to become the princess of this tiny tax haven in the south of France, the principality of Monaco has enjoyed a reputation for wealth and glamour.

We were very fortunate to have been able to visit this beautiful city and also dine at the 3 star Michelin restaurant, King Louis XV.
We had the most amazing time in Monaco. A must see place, once in a life time.

img_2905

img_2921img_2898img_2837

img_2858

img_2888