Posted by: sakticouture | December 2, 2008

CHRISTMAS HANDMADE HANDBAGS SALE!!

Sakticouture.com wants you to save big and enjoy Christmas with our exotic handmade handbags. Sakticouture bags are a perfect Christmas gift for fashionistas. Enjoy a 20% discount of all items if you purchase now thru December 31st. Order by December 18th to ensure delivery before Christmas. Terms and Conditions apply. Limited quantity!

We are also offering free shipping on any purchase to any shipping destination in Continental USA. This offer is valid until Dec 30th. 
Check out our clearance items with discount up to 40%. Limited quantity and while stocks last. Hurry!!!
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Posted by: sakticouture | September 9, 2008

Sakti favorite fall fashion 2008!

Ok, believe it or not, summer is over and the cold weather is here. No more skin showing for some of us and welcome the darker apparels and tons of layers!! Well, I am a fashion addict and obsessed with fashion magazine. These are the my favorite for fall fashion this year and enjoy playing the dress up game. Please do not forget to check our website : http://www.sakticouture.com to find the exotic handmade handbags from Southeast Asia to complete your fall look!! However, this is just my point of view and fashion is a very subjective matter so it is up to you to decide your own style!

1. Biker leather jacket (or faux for cheaper option!)

When I was in Montreal, Canada, I bought this cute faux leather motorcycle cropped jacket while cruising Rue St. Laurent (Boutique called ‘Limite’) because I saw so many good looking people in Montreal with all black die hard rock

 fashion. It’s crazy that almost every guy in Montreal can be mistakenly identified as Jonas Brothers, Good charlotte or Fall out Boys. I saw a cute cropped leather jacket at Forever 21 and there are actually almost everywhere now. My only tips are that it has to be cropped and must be have some antique metal finished so it will bring out the rocker side of you. 

How to wear it? Emh, Sakticouture has an isabella clutch that cute to be paired with this jacket and skinny jeans. You can wear with almost any tops or dresses. Two days ago, I wore my biker jacket with a black flared miniskirt and polo ralph lauren shirt. One more tip, wear some black silver studded bangle or black bootie. 

2. Leather pants/leggings. 

Yesterday, while I was cruising the mall (the only mall in Santa Fe sadly) I saw a cute faux leather leggings on the mannequin (at Wet seal) and I quickly looked around the store so I can have a pair too. Unfortunately, they don’t have anything smaller than M and M doesn’t fit me so well. Arghh, it was a tragedy because I really want a leather pants because it is coming back now! During the red carpet for Fashion Rocks recently, Charlize Theron nailed the leather pants with shiny metallic jackets and made the “good fashion awrads” by the fashion critics today. 

My tip is the leather jacket must be skinny pants or leggings. I prefer the leggings type and wear with high heels for “tall” effect (doesn’t matter whether booties, sandals, open too but must be very black high heels). I love the leather leggings with sheer Victorian or Renaissance blouse with a lot of ruffles and pleated. I know some people kinda scared with the leather pants look, but trust me, little unique executions will change the Harley Davidson look to chic urban style. Larok at Bloomingdale (as pictured on left) has a cute leather leggings but its kinda expensive. I will prefer the Wet Seal at $18.95 when they start having size S for me to buy!!! I know, I have check Wet Seal on line and they don’t have it there! 😦

3. White long sleeve blouses and The Satchel bag. 

I really crazy over long sleeve Victorian/medieval and Renaissance blouses. It is not only because Jonathan Rhys Myers in ‘Tudors’ look so hot as King Henry wearing it but because this is a style that really me! I have few of this kind of blouses/tops for many years and have been keeping them just in case this style is coming back. love the ruffles, sheer materials, pleated puffy sleeves and button down blouses. Off white, white and cream are so “in” for falls. I am not so crazy about tulle embroidered materials but this fall, the feels are more satin, organza and silk blouses. White blouses is always “in” but the more vintage, medieval looks is better for fall fashion. 

How to wear them? I love this white blouses with high waist pencil skirt or leather leggings with long necklace! Don’t wear it with other pants except for skinny or leggings because the tops already carry the volume! Another fall new look is to have this blouse with satchel bag and I am loving it. Sakticouture has a nice exotic Satchel bag like Victory and please check it out.

4. Modern little black dress. 

Every woman must have little black dress in their closet and I am very happy to share that my first LBDdress was a birthday gift from my former boss! LBD is not even “little” but must be bold, modern and dramatic. The new LBD is very rich and not very “boring’ anymore. I love them with new modern cut, edgy, lace, some sheer and very-very different. Do not scared about a having a lot of texture on your LBD such as a big satin ribbon, big brooches or studded with sequins or beads because they are so “in”. Wear it with a very simple open toe high heels pump a cute simple black clutch like Isabella from Sakticouture.com.  

I saw this new modern LBD from BCBG and I love it. Very modern and bold yet classy and elegant. Do not wear with big earring or necklace jewellery. A simple diamond (or fake) earring will do with natural makeup. I will wear this dress with a rhinestones studded silver brooch on the top side of the dress and be a princess for a day. Silver shiny rhinestone cuff bracelet will complete the look and forget the necklace. 

5. Ballet style stirrups legging.

 

Yeah, 80’s style is back and I can go crazy with this stirrups legging! Wear it underneath tunic, fitted dresses or long blouses (make sure you covered your ass when you wear this leggings). 

I love to wear this leggings with ballerina flats and the biker jacket. This casual look perfect for everyday look and so comfortable. Another cute look to wear it with short dress and belt. 

As picture, urban outfitters has super skinny ballet stirrups leggings in three shiny colors. My favorite is silver and black so I can have the stirrups and faux leather leggings at the same time.Yoo hoo…

 

 

6. Plaid mania!!

When I first moved in with my husband, I threw out all his old school plaid shirt and it is so funny that the plaid is back again. I am not crazy about having too much plaid in my style but I love to incorporate some plaid accessories or a plain miniskirt. I used to have a very cute plaid top when Madonna ” Tell Me” song and MTV was a hit at that time but as for this fall fashion, I think as long you have some plaid with you, it is still refreshing. I love plaid shoes, tights, scarves, hat and miniskirt. Check out the plaid booties by LAMB and I would wear this booties with leather leggings and white victorian blouses! Except that I can’t afford to buy this hot bootie! 

 

I am not very excited about leaving the hot weather and welcoming the cold fall weather. Luckily, I am going back to Malaysia for a month so I can be away from cold temporarily. However, I am very excited with the fall fashion trend this year and I think no matter how cold it is, I am ready to “walk” on my own runway with the latest style 🙂

Posted by: sakticouture | August 15, 2008

Santa Fe Art Sales?

As the epicenter of the art scene in the USA, the world comes to Santa Fe to see what is happening.  When a new comer first comes to town, they are often very surprised to see the plethora of galleries that line our streets.  How can they all survive?  Is there really so much art purchasing happening in this town that they all have viable businesses?  In discussing the challenges of being a gallery owner in Santa Fe,  one thing constantly surfaces; the staff in the gallery makes all the difference and is harder to find than a Dali in the desert.  Some galleries are blessed to find the perfect personality that is passionate about art and great at sales.  If they can’t find the full package in one individual, they try to hire someone with one of these two skills and train for the other.  So how to your train the art historian to be an outgoing salesman when they have never approached a stranger before?  How do you train the ace salesman who could sell anything to appreciate the qualities of light on a rock or the variation of color in a solid block contemporary oil?
If you create the training program for gallery sales, I can sell it here in Santa Fe for you.

Posted by: sakticouture | August 14, 2008

What kind of handbags that you are looking for?

 

We have exotic handbags for everyone of you. Sakticouture.com offers four types of versatile collection for you to choose from :

 

1. Signature Series : The Sakti Couture Signature series is for true fashionistas who like classic styling with modern flare. Original and with a twist, these 100% hand-woven bags are made of sustainable buri, a durable tropical palm fiber from Southeast Asia. Timeless and elegant, these bags create a glamorous look. 

Karisma handbags for modern styling career woman
Karisma handbags for modern styling career woman

2. Sea Collection : Sexy and exotic, the sea collection adds mystery to a night on the town.Give your wardrobe a new luminescence with these smoothly polished seashell and horn bags.

Bring sea into our life with ocean handbag

Bring sea into our life with ocean handbag

 

3. Evening Purse Collection : These boldly feminine petit and glamorous purses are
perfect for cash, cell phone, lipstick and an miraculous night on the town. Let your evening style shine with an elegant accent.

Isabelle is best friend for evening look!

Isabelle is best friend for evening look!

4. Artcolor Collection : Art and color are the latest fashion, so add some minimalism to your wardrobe. These glamorous eco chic bags combine bold colors with bamboo and buntal, both sustainable materials, make fresh appearances in fashion forward colors and shapes.

Dress up with kimono bag

Dress up with kimono bag

Posted by: sakticouture | August 13, 2008

Juliana Bag at Buckaroo Ball, Santa Fe

The Buckaroo Ball in Santa Fe is one of the most glamourous charity events in the southwest.  People fly in from across the country to be here for the big event that is know to be one of the best bag parties of the year.  This year a beautiful Sakti bag of leather and woven buri was featured in the silent auction.  If you weren’t lucky enough to be the winning bidder, this website gives you another chance to get the Juliana bag.

Posted by: sakticouture | August 12, 2008

Stopped in the street!

You know you have a great bag when a stranger crosses the street waving in order to stop you in your tracks and ask you where you got your bag. That happened to me the other day as I carried the Karisma bag in downtown Santa Fe. I was so pleased to be able to say it was a Sakti bag and point them to the new website.

Posted by: sakticouture | August 12, 2008

Introducing www.sakticouture.com

Liz Serendip and Lynne Kudus are proud to announce their dreams have taken flight into reality with the launching of their website : http://www.sakticouture.com. We named our company, Sakti the ancient Sanskrit word for feminine power, energy, ability and strength. These are attributes all women have and when you carry our beautiful Sakti bag, you will feel the power of our intention.

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