Labelled as a fashionista at times (though I think I’m hardly up to it, I’m just a girl who loves fashion, and perhaps happen to have a little flair at dressing up) makes me feel validated as a fashion blogger who knows how to put together an outfit that reflects the latest trends (though not necessarily so) while flattering the figure, skin tone and the entire persona of a person. Not to mention that the looks created generate positive applause from onlookers.
Being crazy about fashion stems from my love for visually attractive things – and one of my “flavours of the year” definitely includes Italian brand Tocco Tenero – which draws its heritage from ToccoToscano of Firenze, Italy. It is birthed with the sole destiny of providing fine fashion-forward bags in genuine leather and quality materials. Consumers are accorded the best of both worlds, trendy fashion and quality materials in one embodiment.
I was absolutely thrilled when Tocco Tenero selected me to be one of the brand ambassadors to showcase their collections, including FALL/WINTER 2011 and SPRING SUMMER 2012.
I was so excited to visit the store to browse their wide range of colourful (yes, totally caught my attention) bags and accessories that are, obviously, very versatile for both work and play. It was timely too that I finally got tired of my basic black patent bag that I’ve used for couple of years and decided to try on a really bold or unique colour. Who says work bags have to be boring?
I stepped into the Wisma Atria Tocco Tenero store with glee – it was brightly lit and feels like a fashionista’s wonderland with bags of all shapes, sizes and textures just waiting to be picked. I had a “hard time” selecting The One being spoilt for choice!
See what I mean? I just love the orange, red and yellow hues!
Pretty display at the shop front that’s so Spring and lovely.
I love the designs and bold colours – if they all belong to my wardrobe I would have such a joy matching them with my clothes!
I thought this selection is very interesting – combination of leopard prints and unique shapes and textures.
Check out the accessories too! They complement the bags well and matching the right colours and intricates will add a boost to your overall look!
Though this bag is a tad large for my petite frame, I thought the colour and shape adds a modern touch to any working woman’s outfit – depending on how you carry it, I believe it exudes personality.
“You’re a girl in a candy store – time to choose your lollipop!” Okay, a random “song” I just made up…
And here’s the chosen gift I received from Tocco Tenero – tada!
All nicely paper wrapped with a beautiful gold ribbon that makes you feel VIP I’M SPOILT!
The prize I’m revealing in the comfort of my room – a gorgeous pine green Carter (Retail Price: S$199)
Large tote bag with dual tube handles. Body is an emerald coloured pebble grain cowhide with a woven panel. Adorned with light gold hardware. Includes a gold and enamel lock trinket embossed with Tocco Tenero logo. Top portion of handbag can be folded over, where the long cowhide strap included can provide the additional options of shoulder or body sling.
It comes with a beautiful matching gold charm with the Tocco Tenero logo
The inside of the bag, with made of quality materials and multiple pockets and compartments
Proud owner of the bag of my choice from Tocco Tenero – THANK YOU! <3
Why I chose this bag
- Its unique pine green caught my attention immediately as this shade of green is rare, though it’s not too difficult to match with clothing, unlike lime green
- It’s relatively large yet not oversized, so it’s great for my lifestyle as a working adult who likes to hang out for dinner/drinks after office hours – to pack essential such as a small bottle of perfume, foot spray, make up bag, wallet, mobile phones etc.
- Its multiple compartments make it easy to organize the stuff in my bag – front, back and the inside of the bag you can see the various zippers and slots for small things like lip gloss.
- Its texture and softness of the material makes it fantastic for casual outings as well. I love fur on bags but it gets dirty quickly and it doesn’t feel so smooth after awhile. Practicality is a key!
Matches my work outfit really well!
Tocco Tenero’s full leather bags come very affordable too – nothing is priced above $199 in their stores! And we’re talking about 100% leather, awesome quality and design. Not to mention their excellent customer and after sales service! They provide leather maintenance services (e.g. cleaning, polishing) for every customer at no charge. Bring in your bags anytime for an on-the-spot “bag treatment”! Impressive!
Tocco Tenero’s brand mantra: Versatility, Functionality, Affordability, Quality
For more information on Tocco Tenero, please visit their Facebook page here.
Also take a peek into MyFatPocket’s interview with Tocco Tenero’s brand director Joseph Lor here.
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