New Designer iPhone Cases by PLIA Designs

If you don’t know that iPhone cases are the hottest item in the fashion world, we are here to tell you all about them. It’s not a secret that the iPhone continues to dominate the world of smartphones. Everyone I know owns an iPhone. Who doesn’t do a double take when we see someone using an old-school flip phone. I want to purchase a flip phone simply for the kitcsh factor because they do look cool. It’s hard to remember a time when I couldn’t check my email and scroll through social media apps on my phone. Remember when you’d go away on vacation, didn’t take your laptop, so you had to wait and check email upon returning. It always seemed so long to have to wait until you got home to read emails. Now we simply take our iPhones with us everywhere and there are no long waits. With all of us glued to our iPhones, it’s no wonder that iPhone cases and have accessories have caught on like wild fire. When you are using your phone, everyone sees your case. It doesn’t make sense to put a cheap cover on your expensive iPhone.

Design houses and famous fashion labels are putting their mark on iPhone cases. They are designing for the fashion forward, tech oriented fashionable who can’t put her iPhone down. I’m the perfect audience for this influx of iPhone cases. I change my iPhone case at least four to five times a week. I can’t stand to have the same iPhone case on for too long. I have two drawers in my closet simply dedicated to iPhone cases. Friends and family know to buy me iPhone cases on my birthday and Christmas. It’s impossible for me to go shopping without stopping to browse and shop for iPhone cases. When I have free time at work my absolute favorite thing is to browse and shop online for designer iPhone cases. The accessories brand that makes my favorite iPhone cases is PLIA Designs.

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If you aren’t familiar with PLIA Designs, they make a luxe range of handbags and accessories. Hands-down they make my favorite iPhone cases. PLIA Designs’ latest capsule collection of iPhone cases is inspired by macarons, French pastries, their Westie mascot and a few of her furry friends. I’ve never seen such amazing iPhone cases. The macarons and French pastries such as the St. Honoré are like nothing I’ve seen before. The designs are so intricate and resemble works of art. They remind me of little paintings by artists from a previous era. There are no iPhone cases on the market that match those by PLIA Designs. Flipping through several high fashion glossies this week I noticed PLIA Designs iPhone cases over and over again. The fashion world is going nuts over PLIA Designs designer iPhone cases and it’s easy to see why. Their two macaron cases have a three month wait list. If you can get your hands on a PLIA Designs iPhone case, you will love it. Promise!

The World of Designer iPhone Cases

We live in a designer world. You can’t open a glossy fashion magazine without spotting designer handbags; there are designer shoes; designer cars; even designer babies. You can now practically choose the looks of your future baby. Not all designer fashion is equally made. I’ve seen $2,000 handbags that do not warrant such a high price tag. They are crafted of less than stellar leather and their interiors are often cheap as if they are an afterthought. It’s annoying to mull over a lovely handbag only to find that the inside is made up of cheap, flimsy fabric and plastic zippers. I equate the interior of a handbag to that of a house. One would believe that a beautiful exterior of a home would also lead inside to an equally as pretty interior. It’s expected that a luxury handbag would reveal a beautiful interior. Not only do I expect my designer handbags to be well crafted, but also other accessories such as iPhone cases.

Designer iPhone cases have really taken off over the past two years. Their popularity is not surprising considering how many of us are glued to our smartphones. I’m guilty as charged. I probably check my email on my iPhone at least 20 times a day if not more. I’m glued to Instagram; it’s my favorite social media app. I love keeping up with my friends and even work colleagues on Instagram. Instagram is so easy to use since posts are based around a single image or a collage of images. Other social media apps require too much text and their layouts are often cluttered. It’s distracting to log onto to a site or an app and there is too much text, too many ads, and essentially too much on one page. I prefer clean layouts for most websites and that includes those I use for social media. Since Instagram has a clean layout, that’s where I spend most of my time catching up with friends. One major fashion trend on Instagram are cute iPhone cases. It seems that nearly every fashionable in the social media sphere have large and growing collections of unique cases. I love this trend. Iphone cases photograph well and it makes sense they are so wildly popular on Instagram.

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Through Instagram, I discovered PLIA Designs. They make a beautiful range of designer iPhone cases. There are many Instagram stars who photograph their PLIA Designs iPhone cases on a near daily basis. Not only are PLIA cases cute, they are also protective. The protective design they use is fairly slim. I don’t like using a bulky case to protect my iPhone 6+. I’m happy to admit, I own every case. Who wouldn’t love an iPhone case covered in delectable French pastries? Macarons aren’t only to eat, now they have a purpose in the tech world as well. Macarons are tech chic if you will. I love that PLIA cases are original and unique. I know that no everyone will be covering their iPhone in these cases. They are for those in the know. It’s easy to see why PLIA Designs has the bases covered when it comes to designer iPhone cases.

Important Tech Accessories

Over the past six months I’ve noticed an interesting development in the world of fashion.  More specifically within in the world of accessories.  Handbags have always been popular with consumers.  Throughout a span of ten years, handbags have continued to sell at an incredibly fast pace.  It seems as though you couldn’t open a fashion glossy without starting at thousand and two thousand dollar handbags.  A certain type of consumer even evolved around these handbags.  This specific handbag consumer would never think of spending a months rent on clothing and shoes, but she somehow came around to accepting the high price tag for handbags.  It’s fascinating that a large group of consumers who at one time would have balked at the price of a designer handbag, have now come around to accepting it.  However, there has been a slight shift within the layers of the accessory world and many consumers aren’t purchasing as many handbags as they once did.

Consumers are starting to move away from handbags and into other areas of accessories.  Small leather goods are starting to sell at a very swift pace.  Large and small wallets a like are growing in popularity.  Nearly every fashionable carries a wallet, so it makes sense that leather wallets are popular.  I also believe shoppers are weary of handbags with hefty price tags.  Perhaps some realized over time that the handbags simply aren’t worth it or they didn’t live up to the hype.  I’ve heard from several friends and shoppers who have emailed me that their dream bags fell apart after only a few times carrying them.  Can you imagine saving your hard earned money and handing over twelve hundred dollars for a lovely handbag for it to fall apart only a few months after purchasing?  I would be livid to say the least.  What has happened to old-world craftsmanship?  Where did the time and dedication it once took to craft a product disappear to?  And will this sort of craftsmanship ever return?  As a consumer and a writer, I’d like to know.  Believe me, I’ve owned many well known handbags over the years and some are still a part of my wardrobe, while several didn’t hold up as well as expected.  Simply put, quality is just as important today as it was decades ago.  We still expect our products to live up to their hype and to last past several wearings.

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In the past year, tech accessories have exploded.  Shoppers now see beautifully designed tech accessories displayed alongside expensive handbags, wallets, and leather goods.  It should be of no surprise how much we all love our smartphones.  I’m constantly glued to my iPhone.  If someone took my iPhone away, I’d probably break down in tears and throw a tantrum.  I love seeing the growing niche of tech accessories.  I have a growing collection of designer iPhone cases.  I love my iPhone cases and I’m constantly stopped to be complimented on them or to be asked where they were purchased.  Designer iPhone cases are perhaps one of the most important accessories in the marketplace at this time.

A New Day and a New Handbag

We have all been there.  You need a new handbag, but you don’t exactly know what to buy.  In my case, I need a new handbag for work and travel.  I prefer it to be the same bag and use them interchangeably.  But if you have been shopping and browsing the stores lately, you know how dull many of the large work bags are.  They look like something an insurance man would carry to a conference in Ohio.  They are bulky, not fashionable and often constructed of boring black nylon.  Not something I exactly want to carry when working in the fashion world.  When you work in an industry like mine, everything you wear and carry is judged.  I hate to say it and I know it sounds bad, but we live in a world where you are now your own brand and you have to present yourself in the best way possible at all times.  Not that fashion has made me self-centered, but I work around stylists and editors all day which means I like to be on my A game.  Over the years I’ve developed my own style which I’m proud of.  I prefer an elegant, but understated look.  Charcoal cashmere and relaxed pants?  Basically my look all of the time except in summer.  I need the perfect work handbag that matches my relaxed but polished look.

Last night I sat down with a stack of new fashion magazines and of course a glass of wine.  Flipping through each one, I marked each page that contained a large handbag that I liked.  There were several large handbags that looked amazing.  Clicking from website to website I bookmarked a few that were remarkable.  I printed these out as I good look at them throughout the days and they also contained measurements.  What is important to me is that a work bag is large enough for my Macbook with enough room left over to also hold magazines, papers, two smartphones.  You get the idea; I carry a lot of essentials on a daily basis.  When I travel, all of it goes with me.  A great carry-on bag needs the same amount of room as I use for work, but also a bit more so I can easily transport skincare and makeup products.  Today after much research I hit ‘buy’ and purchased a large satchel from a line called PLIA Designs.

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As many of you are aware, PLIA Designs creates a range of handbags that fit effortlessly into the modern fashionable’s wardrobe.  The bag I ordered is their new satchel and I absolutely love the design and silhouette.  It has top handles, but it also contains a detachable shoulder strap.  Rushing through airports, I know from experience, I often need a hands free bag.  I’m super excited for my new handbag to arrive.  I own and carry several designer handbags from PLIA Designs’ and I couldn’t be happier with them.  They fit seamlessly into my life and I’m sure my new work bag will as well.

Happy iPhone Cases

I love the word happy.  It just makes you smile sometimes for no reason at all.  I love the song Happy.  It makes you want to get up and dance.  They are many things in live that make us all happy.  Some of them are tangible and some are not.  Happy could be a smile from a stranger.  Happy could be a nice phone call from a relative.  For many women, happy is shopping.  For dogs, happy is a cuddle and kiss from their owner.  Many children find their happy in the summer when school is out.  What is your happy?  I love discovering what the term ‘happy’ is for  different people.

Happy for me is being with friends and doing things we love.  One thing we all love doing together is going shopping.  Every few months we meet up and pick a new venue with shops and stores we haven’t visited before.  Sometimes that’s hard because we usually drive to our destinations and make them day trips.  We have now hit all of the towns and cities nearby several times so we are well versed in all of the shopping.  We recently set out to visit a brand new shopping complex.  It’s called Harbor Island Shops and it’s built out in the middle of nowhere.

It was a beautiful drive to Harbor Island Shops.  It was a relaxing drive on a long stretch of road with corn fields framing each side.  It only took us an hour and a half to get there.  The parking was super easy.  After we parked our car, we spotted a tea shop and decided to get a drink before we embarked on some serious shopping.  I ordered a peach iced tea and it was delicious.  Two others ordered hot tea.  We also shared a few cookies between us.  Outside the tea shop was a map of the shopping complex.  Since we basically all have the same taste, we knew we’d visit all of the handbag and accessories stores.

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PLIA Designs was the first boutique we visited.  WOW is all I can say.  What a beautiful store with stunning products.  They specialize in accessories for women.  PLIA Designs crafts amazing designer handbags.  I couldn’t get over all of the beautiful leather goods.  One of my friends mentioned she’d seen the brand in a VOGUE magazine article.  In the middle of the boutique were new PLIA Designs iPhone cases.  They were the cutest iPhone cases I’d ever laid eyes on.  Seeing these made me happy!  So very happy.  Right then in there I fell in love with PLIA Designs designer iPhone cases.

Style.com to Transform into an E-Commerce Site

Early this morning news broke that style.com would no longer be an editorial destination and instead it would become an e-commerce site.  You could hear the ground reverberating throughout the fashion world.  style.com was always VOGUE’s love child and it will now fold into the publication.  It’s not a surprising move as everyone wants a piece of the e-commerce pie so to speak.  Let’s not mince words:  everyone wants to what net-a-porter.com has accomplished.  Not only are they the number one destination online for luxury fashion, but they also publish an incredibly successful print magazine.  VOGUE already has their glossy print magazine, but now they want to dominate e-commerce as well.

E-commerce is over a trillion dollar industry.  Everyone wants to be a part of it.  However, it’s worth noting that not all succeed.  Yes, style.com has the power of Condé Nast behind it, but they will soon find out how difficult the digital shopping landscape proves to be.  Online shoppers can’t always be pinpointed or put into certain categories.  Consumers use a combination of social media, search engines, and recommendations from friends before making online purchases.  And of course we cannot forget the elephant in the room: VOGUE magazine.  One has to wonder if the fashion glossy will start recommending many of the products seen in the magazine to their new e-commerce site.  For instance an article that discusses this seasons hot new tuxedo pants will probably have a few recommendations where to purchase and one or two of those will be style.com.  This brings paid content into the debate.  Powerful fashion houses have huge advertising budgets and this influences fashion editors.  Affiliate advertising will also play into this.  Other large e-commerce sites will pay for style.com to mention their products.  When a consumer clicks on that product and purchases, style.com will receive part of that sale.  It short, much of the new e-commerce site will center around affiliate kickbacks and also product recommendation from big budget labels.  Are small brands left behind?  Possibly.

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Smaller brands don’t have such huge ad budgets, nor do they have massive PR personalities behind them.  Most of their revenue goes back into the business in creating new designs and products.  Let’s say they pitch VOGUE their new designs, they don’t have the backing to always sway editors in the same way as their larger competitors.  Chances are the large brands already advertise in VOGUE magazine.  By spending advertising dollars, this already gives them a leg  up on Condé’s e-commerce site.  There are many talented designers in the marketplace, however not all of them receive the accolades they deserve.  From designers creating jewelry to designer handbags, the marketplace is lucky to have many of these niche, luxury brands.  However, now that magazines are turning into e-commerce giants, we don’t know how this will fare for smaller brands.  Based on many new collections and designs, there is still room for labels that produce designer handbags to succeed; they simply have to be more creative than their larger competitors.

My New Love: The Perfect Handbag

Sometimes I’m wishy washy and that’s probably not a surprise to friends and family reading this.  I have anxiety choosing which coffee to order in the morning.  On that rare occasion I grocery shop, my buggy is overflowing with too many foods and snacks I will never eat.  However, in other parts of my life, I’m able to concentrate to a T.  At work I complete all tasks with such presicion, I never need to bring anything extra home to complete in the evenings.  So there is that yin and yang aspect to my life and decision making.  Take my word, you don’t want to go eat dinner out with me as I take forever to decide what to order.

When it comes to shopping I would say I have a hard time making up my mind.  I don’t always have the same style and it’s hard for me to commit to only one look.  Even though I’m all over the place with my style, I actually do not own a massive amount of clothing, shoes, and accessories.  So while I love different fashions and styles, my closet and beaurous are not overflowing with the latest and greatest.  I wear all of my clothes and carry the several handbags I own until they are nearly thread bare. Many of my friends in the fashion industry have cavernous walk-in closets that are the envy of everyone who sees them, myself included. There is nothing I love more than a beautiful, large closet; one where you step back and take everything in as if you are in a department store.  And in the middle of many of these stunning wardrobes are islands which contain jewelry, sunglasses, and under garments.  Many fashionables would literally never leave their home if they had such luxuriously stunning closets.  That being said, I’m fine with my small wardrobe.  I like the feeling of wearing something many times and getting my money’s worth from each item.  However, I recently came to the conclusion that I need a new handbag.


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After a summer of travel which included visits to Italy and Nantucket, it was time to add a larger handbag to my life.  I was in desperate need of one that would hold my laptop, papers, magazines and look equally as chic for work and for travel.  I basically needed a new handbag that would do nearly anything I wanted while still looking beautiful and fashionable.  I didn’t want an overly frilly handbag either.  I much prefer my accessories to have clean, simple lines and unfettered design.  In the end, it didn’t take long at all to find my new dream bag.  It’s one of those designer handbags that will wear well and last for a lifetime.  In short: it’s the perfect handbag and I cannot wait to have it by my side during the many adventures of the summer.  With so many handbags flooding the market, I never dreamt it would be this fast to find the one of my dreams.  If you need to add one item to your summer wardrobe, I highly recommend it be one of the latest luxurious designer handbags.

Celebs and Their Favorite Handbags

You have probably noticed that celebrities absolutely love handbags.  Open any tabloid or fashion glossy and famous people are pictured carrying their bags everywhere.  From airports to the streets of NYC, famous and well known faces are never without their handbags.  What is it about bags that makes people love them so much?  Celebs especially can have any handbag they desire.  Designers and big labels are constantly showing celebrities their newest designs and often sending them several styles free of charge.  If a celebrity is pictured carrying a certain handbag then it often sells out in a matter of hours.

Celebrities though are not all created the same.  There is a definite ranking and pecking status when it comes to their order of importance.  Someone such as a member of the Royal family has higher status with consumers and fans than a mild celeb from a reality TV show.  Many designers don’t want lower ranked celebrities carrying their handbags as it muddies the labels image.  Image is very important to big brands.  They cannot have everyone carrying their bags or it will appear as if they are not a luxury brand.  Luxury brands have their own image to maintain.  Many high end brands higher super star celebs for ad campaigns.  Monthly fashion magazines have pages flooded with luxury ad campaigns featuring top movie stars and influencers.  These campaigns display the newest and most luxurious designer handbags.  Consumers often tear out these campaigns not only because they are so beautiful, but also to keep for future shopping trips.  Money spent showing a celebrity and a brand’s new handbag usually results in a good return on investment.  Return on investment is important to these luxury houses and a good part of their yearly sales is because of handbags and leather goods.

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Celebrities themselves often favorite larger handbags.  Larger handbags obviously carry more essentials so it’s easy to see why they favor them.  When a famous movie star is pictured gliding through an airport she is usually pictured carrying a larger satchel bag or perhaps a luxurious tote slung over her shoulder.  Tote bags are wonderful as you can be nearly hands free when you put it over your shoulders and many celebs love this style; especially if they have small children.  During awards season, movie stars present themselves on the red carpet with smaller clutch handbags.  Many of these tiny bags sparkle and shine and are like little pieces of jewelry.  Designer handbags are an important element to celebrities and the way they dress.  From dressing down and going to the gym to attending an awards show, these famous faces are always carrying a handbag.

Do you have a favorite movie star or celebrity?  If so, what are your favorite designer handbags that they carry?  Let us know also if you have purchased a bag simply because you saw your favorite style star carrying one.  Many of our readers are swayed into purchasing a bag because someone famous carries it.  Celebrities definitely love handbags and we can see why.

PLIA Designs Major New Designer Handbags

I receive literally hundreds of email pitches a day.  When I scan the email headlines in my in-box, I’m always intrigued by new product launches.  The good PR’s know to make a headline crisp, but informative.  99% of the time I will open an email about new launches and new products.  After all, it’s product that makes the fashion world go around.  I don’t care about press releases.  Press releases can be so boring.  Save those for the auto industry.  What I want to know is what the new products are, how much do they cost, where can we buy them and most of all, pictures.  Pictures attached to new product launch emails are essential.  If I need high res, then I will ask for them.  But crisp product on a white background that easily load in the email are essential.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve deleted emails that were took so long to download because of heavy attachments.  Those aren’t necessary at all.  And I also don’t like too wordy of emails.  Just get to the facts in a fast way and cover all of your ground without writing too much.

One Friday before leaving work, I opened an email about a new product launch from PLIA Designs.  Some of the chicest women I know carry PLIA Designs designer handbags.  The brand is known for crafting some of the most exquisite handbags and leather goods in the world.  When you carry something from PLIA Designs, it’s beyond luxury.  Their quality and craftsmanship is on a completely higher level than any other brand out there.  The designers behind the line don’t churn out many collections a year.  Instead, they choose to focus on quality and what the market place actually needs.  I’ve personally always favored fashion brands that don’t feel the need to make so many collections a year that no one can keep up with what they actually stand for.  Over the years I have come to rely on PLIA Designs for a few very solid collections of leather goods that are incredibly versatile and that I know will be used in heavy rotation in my wardrobe.  You have to respect a line that thinks of quality and usability of their products over profit.  When a brand really resonates with me, I remember them and I’m more apt to read an email from one of their PR.

The email contained a brief description of their newest collection.  It’s called the Pixie mini-Reid collection.  And just as I loved, there were crisp photos of their new bags at the end of the email.  It also loaded incredibly easily.  I loved all four of their new Pixie mini satchel bags and so I emailed the PR back requesting all of them for a magazine story.  PLIA Designs’ original Reid satchel bags are iconic designer handbags and really made a hit in the fashion world.  Not only were they groundbreaking when originally introduced, but they hold so much.  I use my PLIA Designs satchel on a near daily basis.  I love how it perfectly holds my MacBook Pro.  So I knew right away that their newest launch would be a hit and I had to be one of the first to write about it.  Mini handbags are all of the craze lately and I see them being around for a while.  The Pixie isn’t super small, it measures a bit more than nine inches wide, so it can fit many of your daily essentials such as iPhone 6 plus, a mini iPad, a wallet, and a small makeup bag.  It even fits a water bottle inside.  Within a few minutes I received a reply that the new little handbags would be delivered Monday morning.

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Normally I love my weekends to decompress and make recipes I’ve found on Pinterest, but that weekend I was completely ready for Monday to arrive.  And it did faster that I thought.  Monday morning at exactly 10 AM, FedEx delivered several packages to my office.  I made sure to find PLIA Designs boxes first.  There were two and I ripped into them like a little kid on Christmas morning.  The Pixie handbags were major.  I lined all four of them up on my desk and snapped a shot to share on Instagram.  Right away there was over 1.5 thousand likes.  I knew my readers would love to know more about these cute mini handbags.  Even though this is just a short post, I wanted to share with you what I am going to write about PLIA Designs new designer handbags.  The colors of their new bags are so versatile.  No doubt they will sell out like all of their handbags.  Once my article is published, I’ll let you all know here.  Watch out for this space concerning PLIA Designs major new handbag launch.

My Perfect New Handbags

Several weeks ago I was lamenting to my bestie how hard it is to find the perfect handbag.  I love a untilitarian look, but also something that fringes on feminine.  Nothing over the top and nothing underwhelming.  It doesn’t matter to me if a celeb carries a certain handbag.  That does not sway my buying decision at all.  But what I want is to fall in love at first sight.  I want to be blown away when I buy a new handbag or even several handbags at one time.  Overall look and silhouette matters a lot to me.  Craftsmanship is also high on my list when choosing the perfect handbag.  What good is a two thousand dollar handbag if it falls apart within six months?  I love a bag that lasts a long time.  One made of beautiful leather where the patina changes over time.

As we talked, she wanted me to tell her about my favorite handbags and if I’d bought anything new to carry recently.  I told her just the other day I ordered two new designer handbags.  I needed them for an upcoming trip, for work, and for daily life such as parties I would be attending.  The bags I ordered are from PLIA Designs.  She wanted to know even more, so we logged onto their website with her iPad.  We marveled at the collections.  All of the beautiful designer handbags from PLIA Designs were aplenty.  Each collection contained a specific design with beautiful leathers and fabrics.  Some of the fabrics have amazingly creative prints.  We arrived to the Eloise clutch bags and I pointed out what one I’d ordered.  The lambskin looked so lovely and buttery soft.  Next we moved on to the French Toast collection.  These totes are chic, but large.  Large enough to hold all of the things I tote around each day.  You know how it is.  Laptop, magazines, notebooks, iPad, phones, etc.  Literally, I carry everything but the kitchen sink.

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The last collection I showed her were PLIA Designs satchel bags.  I was looking forward to this new designer bag so much it hurt.  I couldn’t wait for UPS to knock on my door.  I’d ordered Queen Street in the gorgeous navy leather.  The black leather trim and flap were equally as beautiful.  The interior is crafted of custom quilted fabric.  I knew this would be the perfect handbag for my upcoming trip.  PLIA Designs makes the most beautiful designer handbags and they are defintely my new favorite handbags.