Yves Saint Laurent does not design bags, so where did YSL bags come from? (Part 2)

How to detect fake YSL bags:

When buying new, Yves Saint Laurent bag always comes with its own card and pouch. If those aren’t available, this is a red flag.

Yves Saint Laurent bags are renowned for being durable and well made, so the first thing to do to detect counterfeits is to thoroughly check its quality.

Whether the bag you are checking is slippery, suede or calfskin, the material should always feel super soft and durable.

The lining is almost always black and is made of fabric or leather.

Look at stitching – apart from tight, even stitches, no loose threads and all edges are contoured, there should never be any diagonal stitching, especially with quilted YSL bags cotton.

It is important to become familiar with the different Saint Laurent symbols. Take note that they have changed over the years, so if you’re looking at a vintage bag, it might be a different logo from the modern one.

For the “Saint Laurent” or “Saint Laurent Paris” logo, the N and T in “Laurent” are always connected, no matter where the label is on the bag. Note that the R in Laurent and the R in Paris have a slightly different font, which is something counterfeiters often overlook.

Most YSL bags are labeled with a serial number, which is usually stamped on the skin somewhere inside the bag. This is often accompanied by the phrase “made in Italy.” You can actually look up the serial number on Saint Laurent’s website.

The three-letter logo is very specific, so you should consult its image carefully before buying. The overlap and thickness of the letters never change, although some things can differ depending on the era of the bag, such as whether the logo is attached to a decorative nail tip.

For chain bags, the links will always be made of flat chain links, and there will always be a connector labeled Saint Laurent.

The large locks or the inner closure are always stamped with Saint Laurent Paris, although smaller locks on the wallet may not be present.

The underside of the lid will usually leave the signature of Saint Laurent Paris bare.

If you are confused and really unsure, you can contact a professional authentication service for a second opinion.

My Top Advent Calendars Of 2015.

  1. Five Dollar Shake, Department Store Scene: £9.95
  2. Charlotte Tilbury, Book Of Magic: £150.00
  3. L’Occitane: £39.00
  4. Diptyque: £250.00
 
With just over a week to go until December 1st, the day we all look forward to opening that first door on our advent calendar, I take a look at some of the best advent calendars out there this year .
 
Every single year Mum has always bought an advent calendar for me and it’s always been a beautiful most scenic of calendars, filled with beautiful illustrations so in tradition one of my favourites that I’ve come across this season has to be the Five Dollar Shake department store wintery scene, with shoppers doing their christmas shopping and santa with his reindeers in the sky.
 
In at number two has to be the Charlotte Tilbury book of magic, this is a great calendar for the beauty products lover or someone with a few pieces of Charlotte Tilbury’s range who wants to try out a more extensive collection.
I for one have been desperate to try her skin care products and some new shades from her lipstick range. If you are like me and want to try more then this is a great pre Christmas treat with 12 fully loaded doors of beauty magic.
 
In at number 3 is the L’Occitane beauty calendar, now I’ll be honest here I’ve chosen this one simply just for it’s beautiful parisian style festive illustrations. I’ve never tired L’Occitane products so I can’t give a true report on this one but if like me you too would like to try their products then at just £39 this one is a real bargain with a wide range of products to trail.
 
At number 4 is the Diptyque calendar, now who doesn’t love a candle burning beautiful scents around their living room when chilling out…. this brand is a bloggers fave, this one also has dual useage usage as some beauty bloggers I have noticed clean out their candles from the glass pots and use them to store their make up brushes in. 

YSL Spring Colour Variation Palette!

The YSL Colour Variation Palette may have been about for a few months now however I only just received mine recently when I was given it as a birthday gift.
 
This is such a beautiful palette with 10 gorgeous shades which range from nudes, frost  to matte, each of the eye shadows are ever so easy for application due to their ever so silky smooth texture. The palette’s shades were inspired by this Spring/Summer’s YSL fabric swatches and oh what a beautiful collection of colours they are.
I love nothing more than an eye shadow that only needs one application due to being so highly pigmented and that you don’t need to add numerous layers of it to get the full richness of colour that is displayed in the palette, these beauties last a full day and keep their depth of colour and shimmer, for that reason alone I would highly recommend you to get your mitts on one of these beauties soon. 
 
I wear mine both quite natural and minimal for work day make up and more glitzy and more intense smokey look for an evening out, if you’re going away and need to pack minimal cosmetics this is the ideal palette to take with you as there’s something for every occasion in the beauty. 
 
YSL describe this palette as having the “Highest chromatic power and with a texture that binds to the eyelid”.
 
Following a few other naughty yet irrisistable, can’t stop thinking about purchases recently from YSL I am now a self confessed YSL beauty addict… so this should prove to be a pretty costly addiction, err oops!