An In-Depth Review of the Senreve Maestra Bag

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I PUT THIS BAG TO THE TEST AND CAN GIVE YOU THE LOWDOWN ON ONE OF MY NEW GO-TOS

A few weeks ago, we brought you an in depth look at the new handbag brand Senreve. The brand let me pick a bag out to try for myself, and I opted for the Maestra. The designers behind the brand put a great deal of focus into usability and functionality of their designs, and since having Millie, when I carry a bag, it’s really important to me that it works well. I’ve found myself desperately needing an extra set of hands when I don’t have anyone around to help at places like the grocery store checkout line, and the last thing I need to be doing is rummaging through my bag while holding Millie and trying to get moving. I was really excited to put this Senreve bag to the test, and after using it for a few weeks, I’m back to give you an in-depth look at the Senreve Maestra Bag.

There are a ton of new handbag designers trying to get themselves noticed in an already crowded market, and although some of them may have a cool idea or high-quality materials, but if the design isn’t impeccable, the brand will never make it onto my radar, or they do, I pass on covering them. When I first discovered Senreve, it was the aesthetics that lured me in. I immediately loved the bag I saw (it was the Maestra) and then dove into the site to discover the rest of the bags. I love the appearance of this design—the lines are clean, the design isn’t busy, the bag is unique and the leather shows a bit of texture from afar and even more up close. This is a bag that looks beautiful and isn’t a clone of anything else on the market, and I love that about it. There’s a subtle logo on the gusset, but no loud logos that outshine beautiful leather that’s pieced together to create a very pleasing bag. Especially with a new brand, if the aesthetics are off, it just doesn’t work, but in Senreve’s case, the aesthetics are on point.

Usability and functionality are probably the biggest selling points for Senreve. I’ve spent a lot of time talking to the ladies behind Senreve, getting to know them and their brand, and I can confidently tell you they thought out everything when it came to these bags not just looking good, but also being really easy to use. The idea behind the Maestra is that you can carry it and truly use it as an everyday bag, even if that includes work. When we lived in NYC, I saw so many people who carried their handbag plus a work bag, and Senreve wanted to combat the inefficiency of two bags and make one bag that could be used for any and everything.

I don’t need a work bag, but I need a bag that can carry Millie’s must-haves (I have an extra baby emergency bag in my car at all times, but I carry Millie’s necessities in my everyday bag), plus all of my essentials. I’ve had to take Millie meetings with our developers and lawyers, so in those cases, I need to carry a laptop or iPad as well. The Prada bag I’ve been carrying has a relaxed look, and I love the Senreve Maestra because it holds all of the items I need but does so in a way that is very organized and easy to find.

The interior of the bag is lined in powder blue microsuede, which makes locating items incredibly easy. Though a black interior doesn’t show wear, it makes it really hard to see what you’re looking for, so this light blue lining makes every item stand out. The size of the bag seems just right – not too big to take up extra space and not too small that you have to stuff your items inside.

The laptop sleeve on the interior is of course great for an electronic device, but I don’t usually carry a computer with me, so I’ve found it perfect as another separated compartment (it fits diapers, wipes and cream perfectly without bulging). I love that the laptop sleeve has a snap closure—it’s a small detail, but it helps prevent the pouch from sticking out. The interior also has multiple pouch pockets, and their depth seems just right to put items in and easily remove them (like my cell phone), and there’s a zip pocket as well. I LOVE how the interior is set up—it’s probably one of the few times recently that I really found a bag that feels like it was well thought-out when it comes to the interior and what women are looking for. Plenty of bags offer pockets, but the dimensions can make them hard to use. This bag is really easy to use on the inside, and no part of it feels oversized or tiny—it’s just right.

The leather is really sturdy, but still extremely luxurious. The reason I opted for this cream bag was the ladies of Senreve told me they’ve used these bags and believe they’ve found a white leather that won’t pick up colors. It is one of my handbag fears and biggest annoyances: buying a light-colored bag that then picks up color from my jeans and ruins it. For that reason alone, I don’t own many light colored bags, but I like how they look. I want to carry them and still wear my denim and not be constantly worrying about color transfer. So far, this bag has not picked up any color from my dark denim, and that is all kinds of amazing when it comes to a light-hued bag.

This bag fits right in with my other designer bags, but the price is under $900, and I feel like there is a lot of opportunity for a brand like Senreve at this price point. There are a lot of designers that fit into the under-$500 category and plenty well over $1,000, but Senreveentered this sweet spot while offering an Italian-made luxury bag and not marking the price well into the four figures. The bag is 100% made in Italy, and the pebbled leather on my cream Maestra is water-resistant and scratch-resistant while remaining smooth and durable.

I’d never been so aware of a bag having to look great but also be incredibly functional until I had Millie. I used to always preach the need for a long strap that allows you to be hands-free, but that is now truer than ever for me. I carry Millie a lot, and when I run into the store for a quick errand, I rarely take her in her stroller (though I probably should, she’s getting heavy and I’m feeling old!). You can hand-hold this bag, carry it over your shoulder, wear it as a backpack or carry it crossbody. The Senreve Maestra is now part of my handbag repertoire, and I’m so glad I found this brand.


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CAMILLA CHRISTENSEN EMBRACES OUTDOOR STYLE IN ELLE DENMARK

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Camilla Christensen lands the August 2017 cover of ELLE Denmark. Photographed by Sean McMenomy, the blonde beauty covers up in a red and white knit sweater. Inside the magazine, Camilla poses outdoors in autumnal fashions. Stylist Mie Juel dresses the Danish stunner in a mix of cardigans, off-the-shoulder blouses and dreamy dresses.

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Adidas Pharrell Tennis Hu/Stan Smith Originals

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Whether you’re a fan of the new Tennis Hu sneakers by Pharrell, or love the Stan Smith Originals but want them in new colourways, you’re in luck since UK-based sneaker retailer SIZE? has just released them online. Priced from GBP70 a pair and up, I would rather not waste your time telling you how comfy/iconic/must-have they are, but instead urge you to hit the link now before they are all sold out. Yes, you can buy them online now, and SIZE? does ship to Singapore so go, go, go!

For those of you in Singapore who prefer to try them on in person before you buy, good news. You can pick up the Tennis Hu Pastel Pack at SEEK ION Orchard now for SGD149 a pair.

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GIGI HADID PAIRS UP WITH BOYFRIEND ZAYN MALIK FOR VOGUE COVER – SEE THE PHOTOS!

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Gigi Hadid lands her third Vogue US cover for the magazine’s August 2017 issue. Lensed by Inez & Vinoodh, the Stuart Weitzman model poses alongside her boyfriend Zayn Malik. On the cover, Gigi and Zayn look ready for fall as they both pose in Gucci. Fashion editor Tonne Goodman styles the good-looking couple in the designs of Marc Jacobs, DSquared2, Prada and more.

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LOUIS VUITTON VERY ZIPPED BAG

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As you might have already know, Louis Vuitton has launched a fresh collection just recently and it’s called the Very Bags. This new line consists of tote bags and shoulder bags in different styles like of python handles featuring the new Monogram print. To extend this line, the French house now introduces the Very Zipped Bags for the Fall 2017 Collection. So what do you think?

The Louis Vuitton Very Zipped Bag is very similar to the Zipped Bag but there are differences as well. They’re both made with the new shiny Monogram print and they’re crafted with mix of grained leather and smooth leather.

The new V logo signature been attached in 3D design on the top, just below the handles. The shiny leather and the V logo create a modern and timeless appeal. It comes with a padlock keybell and the house’s signature lock. The top is made with 2 torron handles.

This updated version of the Very Bag is made with a smooth leather V form around the 3D V logo. The edges are also delicately braided and the handles are more flexible than the original version. This zipped handbag is feminine, sophisticated and fabulous. It’s statement maker when you carry it down town. It also comes with a removable shoulder strap to carry on your shoulder.

The interior is quite nice as it’s made with structured and large compartments. Inside you will find 1 central pocket with zipped closure, 1 flat pocket and 1 double smartphone pocket. There is also a well-sized compartment to store all your necessities. The exterior features a front flat pocket.

Measuring 13.3’ x 8.8’ x 5.9’ (L x H x W) inches, priced at $3400 USD, €2500 euro, £2330 GBP, $4300 CAD, $4450 AUD via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

The Python edition is priced at $3950 USD, €2900 euro, £2700 GBP, $5150 AUD.

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MILEY CYRUS IS A FLOWER CHILD IN HARPER’S BAZAAR COVER SHOOT

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Singer Miley Cyrus looks bohemian chic on the August 2017 cover of Harper’s Bazaar US. ‘The Voice’ judge wears a flower crown with a Missoni sweater and Bulgari ring in the image lensed by Camilla Akrans. Inside the magazine, Miley looks like a true flower child posing outdoors surrounded by grass and blooms. Fashion editor Tom van Dorpe dresses the 24-year-old in the designs of Dolce & Gabbana and Versace amongst others.

COVER SHOOT: MILEY CYRUS STARS IN HARPER’S BAZAAR AUGUST 2017

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MILEY CYRUS ON HER MUSIC & PERSONALITY CHANGING

In her interview, Miley opens up about the change in her music and personality in the recent years. “People get told that it’s a bad thing to change. Like, people will say, ‘You’ve changed.’ And that’s supposed to be derogatory. But you are supposed to change all the time… People have known me since I was so young, they think they know me. I heard so many comments like, ‘We just want Miley back.’ But you can’t tell me who that is. I’m right here.”

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