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Archive for February, 2010

The Truth is I’ve Never Left You

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

What do Jeanne Lottie and Eva Perón have in common? Both have a Pink House in their lives. La Casa Rosada, the Pink House in Buenos Aires, houses the offices of the Argentinian president. It’s from that very same balcony that Evita gave her famous speech that was later immortalized in musical form by Andrew Lloyd Weber. Come spring, Jeanne Lottie will have one more thing in common with the country. For our spring line, we’ll be bringing in bags of Argentinian leather.

The equestrian look is big this season. Buttery-soft leather. Minimalist design. Functional capacity. All in a bag of superb craftsmanship that will last for a very long time. Jeanne Lottie is thrilled about this collaboration.

True Happiness is….True Love, which never ends.

All styles are available online, at retails stores across Canada, and at the Pink House in Toronto.

Available in 4 styles (hobo, tote, travel, and director) and 3 colours (red, tobacco, and dark brown). Prices range from $180 – $300.

Calling the Shots

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Jeanne Lottie is proud to have played a part in the Toronto International Film Festival by having created our signature Director Bag for the event a few years back. This season we’re relaunching a softer, more casual version of the original. Classic and functional, the cross-body bag has a handy organizer section under the flap, which itself is secured by two flap snaps.  The soft Director Bag is equipped with a matching luggage tag which comes in handy if you’re taking it on the road. Easy to wear, it’s chic and in keeping with the season’s military look.

But beware… this unisex bag is so handy your man will have a hard time keeping his hands off it. It’s a bag for those who call the shots in life.

True happiness is…to share.

Check it out starting March 2010 at the Jeanne Lottie boutique in Yorkville, or at select stores across the country.

The Director Bag is available in black and brown. Priced at $65.

Why Settle for Less?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

If you look around, it’s easy to find evening purses for as little as $10 or $20. Finding a deal like this always brings a rush of excitement, but the purse in question often doesn’t last more than a few outings. Knowing this, why do we still insist on adding  one-shot-deal evening bag to our wardrobe? Is it because what we wear at night isn’t as important as how we dress during the day?  Or maybe it’s too dark to really show off an evening bag anyway, so we settle for a mediocre one.

Jeanne Lottie doesn’t think so.  On the contrary, we believe that an evening bag should be a quality piece you invest in, a timeless article to keep and to pass on.  It’s true, you use an evening bag less frequently than a day bag. But we all know that a prized possession like a vintage evening-clutch carries not only its contents, but the memories of the time you spend with it. A carefully considered, truly exquisite bag is one you’ll take out on the nights you want to remember for the rest of your life.

The satin leopard clutch with lucite frame, from our Spring/Summer 2010 evening collection, embodies our philosophy.  It’s a classic – both sexy and elegant. Wear it as a shoulder bag with the chain-link strap, or tuck the chain inside for a clutch. Spacious enough for your credit card, lip stick, keys, and phone, the evening bag comes in black satin as well if you don’t feel like showing off your spots.  It’s a bag for that that romantic anniversary dinner, that black-tie gala, and that wild bridal shower with the girls. So go ahead, invest in a bag that will stand out as much as those special moments.

True Happiness is…treasuring memorable moments

The vintage leopard-framed evening bag retails for $85.

Colour My World Pink, Please

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Soft, Romantic, and Soothing. That’s what Jeanne Lottie thinks of when we think of the colour pink. From our Pink House in Yorkville that showcases our current handbag and accessories collection to the Pink Bedroom Party that raises money and awareness for breast cancer research, pink is in our hearts! So of course, the Spring/Summer 2010 collection just wouldn’t be complete without something to represent what Jeanne Lottie stands for.

The pink patent-finish vertical shoulder-bag boasts double-sided silver detailing, fine-stitched panels and features a top zip for easy access. It’s a perfect bag to wear from day to night,  from weekdays at work to weekends at play.  Elegant and feminine, this bag also comes in black. It’s one of the hottest bags. It’s available in limited supply, so get it while it’s hot, ladies!

Check out our retailers or visit our Pink House in Yorkville when we re-open in March.

True Happiness is…expressing your passion through colours.

This patent bag is a limited edition Jeanne Lottie design. Only 100 available in each colour. Priced at $100.

True Love in Bariloche, Argentina

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Dear Readers,

In this post, I’d like to share with you some photos that I took on my recent trip to Bariloche, Argentina. This beautiful, inspiring destination gave me a chance to think about what True Love means in all its different forms. I believe True Love is a lot of things: hope, and mystery, and beauty… Sometimes we fall into the trap of believing that True Love has a very narrow definition, and that limits us from experiencing all the things love can be. So consider this album food for thought.

We originally included this photo album in our February Newsletter, so if you missed out on signing up, just send an e-mail to yorkville@jeannelottie with the subject “NEWSLETTER,” and your first and last name in the body of the text, and we’ll add you to our list.

Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at the Pink House!


Heat Waves

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

It’s been unseasonably warm around Jeanne Lottie headquarters. Yes, because we’re inching our way closer to spring, but also because everyone is gearing up for Valentine’s Day!

For those of you who have special Valentine’s Day plans in the works, here’s an evening clutch that’ll put the finishing touches on your romantic look. Flowers are a big fashion statement for Spring/Summer 2010. Our soft satin floral bag, in nude or pink, is an easy way to work the trend into your spring wardrobe without going over the top.

Sure,  we know that V-Day gets some people down because they’re either not in a relationship, or because they don’t like to buy into a Hallmark Holiday. But we at JL take a much simpler stance: Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. It boils down to the fact that love – every king of love — is a wonderful thing that deserves to be celebrated for its own sake. So love yourself, love your partner, love your neighbour, love your cat….just celebrate! Love is special, and precious, and often hard to come by, but beautiful when it does. So let’s celebrate love in whatever form it takes.

The satin floral bag is priced at $55. Available in Nude and Pink.

Legendary Inspiration

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Coco Chanel — what a legend!  Ask any designer at work in these times: it’s impossible not to feel the influence of Coco Chanel’s inspirational work. Jeanne Lottie loves Chanel too, especially the iconic Chanel chain she used to such great effect on her bags. The strap of intertwined leather and metal chain-links is  strength and beauty all bound together! Out of all the pieces in our Spring/Summer 2010 collection, our favorite group is the bright-red patent handle and purple-blue totes with Chanel inspired chain details.  Both are also available in classic black. At stores across Canada for under $100, they’re quite the steal.

True Happiness…is to be inspired by a true legend.

This a limited edition Jeanne Lottie design. Only 100 available in each colour.

Knowing What You Want

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Women these days know what they want. Most of the time, they know what they want in life, but they always know what they want in a purse: style, fun, and practicality! The grainy, motorcycle-leather look of Jeanne Lottie Spring/Summer 2010 collection has this to offer to ladies with a good eye for a great deal.  Available in yellow, white, and black, the soft material has the feel and look of leather so genuine it’s hard to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not.

After all, it’s a woman’s prerogative to keep some things to herself.

True Happiness is…the ability to compromise intelligently!

The Spring/Summer 2010 Motorcycle Leather group comes in 3 sizes, priced at $55 (clutch) and 85$ (hobo and tote with expandable features.)

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