We are absolutely thrilled to see the level of excitement over the new Moni Moni Monique Messenger bag! Moni Moni designer Cinzia Moniaci put in a lot of thought and creativity into the Monique, and we are happy to see such a positive response among our Moni Moni Girls.
Just as a reminder, we are still offering one Monique purse to one lucky Moni Moni Facebook fan. With less than a week left in the giveaway contest, we want to remind you how to maximize your chance to win the stylish messenger bag.
First and foremost, you must "Like" the Moni Moni Facebook page. After you've done this, there are three ways to enter; remember, the more you contribute, the greater your chance is to win!
1. Share the Moni Moni updates regarding the giveaway contest on your wall.
2. Tag yourself in any of the photos posted on the Moni Moni page regarding the Monique giveaway contest.
3. Comment on the Moni Moni Facebook wall -- tell us how much you love Moni Moni!
Share the Moni Moni love with your friends and family -- by "Liking" the Moni Moni page, you will get all the scoop before anyone else regarding upcoming lines, sales, contests, and more!
10/28/11 11:03 AM
We are absolutely thrilled to see the level of excitement over the new Moni Moni Monique Messenger bag! Moni Moni designer Cinzia Moniaci put in a lot of thought and creativity into the Monique, and we are happy to see such a positive response among our Moni Moni Girls.
10/26/11 1:10 AM
From the classic Splendor purse to the brand new Fairmont Clutch design, fashion bloggers Shea (of Cheyenne Meets Chanel) and Natalie (of Natalie Off Duty) illustrate their love for the Splendor and Fairmont Clutch, respectively, in their latest posts.
Shea went for a night on the town with her friends in a leather Mango jacket over a snakeskin print dress and some gorgeous leather Bebe wedge boots! She tops off her look with a fabulously sharp Moni Moni Splendor in Candy -- a nice, bright pop to her outfit.
Natalie paired her classy clutch in Vintage Gold with a simply chic sweater, soft red shorts, and sleek oxfords. Even though her outfit was fashionably low-key, the popular blogger sported the clutch at the Von Vonni presentation!
We love all the unique and fun ways fashion lovers everywhere sport our purses! We can't wait to see what comes next from our Moni Moni Girls!
10/22/11 9:45 AM
1. From rocker to boho to casual, the Gypsy fits all different styles and looks.
2. Celebrities like Ashlee Simpson and Emmy Rossum are fans of the Gypsy.
4. The strap is adjustable; whether you want to wear it short around your arm or stretch the strap to the maximum 34" across your body, there are a few chic ways to wear it!
5. The Gypsy was designed with functionality in mind: the two small pockets on the front are perfect for storing your cell phone, keys, cash, and/or other items you need to easily get to.
6. Running errands? The Gypsy is perfect for quickly throwing it across you when you need to get to multi-tasking in a pinch. Who says you can't look chic while you're carrying groceries, running to a business meeting with your presentation, or bringing your kids to school?
7. The Gypsy purse is designed with an edgy yet classic style -- a timeless one that keeps you wearing it throughout each season!
8. With Halloween around the corner, the Gypsy is a perfect excuse to incorporate a chic Moni Moni purse into your costume (we're thinking hippies or rockstars!).
9. Measuring 12" x 14", the Gypsy is neither too small nor too large -- the perfect size, really!
10. Lastly, we want to see how you pair the Gypsy with your style; check out how actress Taryn Manning recently wore the Gypsy to a red carpet event!
10/17/11 1:54 PM
In expressing our appreciation for all the love the Moni Moni Monique Messenger bag has been receiving, Moni Moni is giving one of them away to one lucky Moni Moni fan!
For the giveaway, you must first "Like" our Facebook page in order to enter. As is the case with this giveaway, Facebook fans of Moni Moni are the first to know about exclusive deals, including special discounts and other giveaway contests!
1. Share the link to this blog post from our page with your Facebook friends.
2. Tag yourself on our Giveaway photo on our Facebook page
Increase your chances by doing all three steps -- the more you spread your love for Moni Moni, the higher your chances of winning the Monique! Don't delay -- the contest ends on October 31st.
10/11/11 1:35 PM
In celebration of the immense popularity of the Moni Moni Monique Messenger bag, Moni Moni designer Cinzia Moniaci offers some of her insight and reflection on the process of creating the purse to explaining what and whom she had in mind when doing so!
Initially finding the inspiration for the Monique in the fashionable streets of Paris, Cinzia goes on to describe how she improved upon and revitalized the age-old messenger bag by maximizing its functionality. Whether it's to fit your conservative work attire or cater to your school needs, the Monique is an excellently fashionable choice!
Check out a couple photos below of these fabulous fashion bloggers who are also in love with the Monique:
In this photo, Shea of Cheyenne Meets Chanel sports the Monique in black.
The Monique also resonates with Natalie from Natalie Off Duty, who stylishly utilizes the vintage look of the bag.
Check back for more details of our upcoming Moni Moni Monique Giveaway Contest!
10/6/11 6:03 PM
October has arrived, and the cold is making its way into some parts of the world: it's time to whip out those knee-high boots, grab your scarves, and become an even more frequent mocha drinker at Starbucks!
Of course, one of the best things about Fall is the fashion -- time to show off your gorgeous Moni Moni jacket! Here are a few of our designs that will keep you both warm and stylish:
For a dramatic look, treat your closet to one of these Moni Moni jackets! A longer style that's perfect for a long pencil skirt and boots, wearing the Madison is sure to turn heads.
Guys need fashionable protection from the cold, too! For the husbands, sons, and friends in your life, the -- jacket is a great Fall/Winter gift that won't disappoint.
For Moni Moni fans who reside in parts of the world where the weather is still warm, the Ella jacket is absolutely paramount for your collection! With the 3/4 sleeves and soft cotton interior lining, you'll stay cool -- literally and figuratively!
Finally, we have the Kate jacket -- a shorter style that's ideal for both casual and edgier ensembles. Available in black, caramel, dark grey, and taupe, this outerwear piece is a must-have!
9/29/11 11:47 AM
It's no surprise that the always-stylish Amber Heard loves Moni Moni! Here she's showing off her Splendor Large in Mocha Latte and looking stunning as usual. A favorite among fans everywhere, the Splendor Large is both as spacious and comfy as well as versatile and stylish. With an unmatched, superior design made from the most luxurious Italian leather, there's no question as to why it's Amber's favorite! From working on set to jet-setting from movie to movie, she needs a bag that's as practical as it is fashionable.
Catch Moni Moni girl Amber on the small screen in The Playboy Club, a dramatic series centering on the sexy (and sometimes mysterious!) lives of the original Playboy bunnies of the 1960's Chicago club. Amber portrays newcomer bunny Maureen. The Playboy Club airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. on NBC.
9/27/11 8:38 AM
This adorable over-the-shoulder purse is great for those looks and times when you don't want to wear a tote or large bag. Small purses are common in Japanese street fashion (pictured above); even though it's small, an exquisitely-designed purse like Romina is sure to stand out in heavily-accessorized looks like this one! With the subtle 'M' logo stitched to the front flap, you can let everyone know that you're rocking Italian fine leather without distracting from the beauty of the design.
If you aren't feeling the straps for a certain outfit and still want something small to carry your much-needed items, the Florence Clutch is a fabulously stylish option. As Japanese Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo and fashion journalist Betty Yuan Bachz exhibited at Milan Fashion Week, clutches are effortlessly chic! Available in both Milk Chocolate and Forest Green, these darker hues are ideal for your Fall and Winter wear.
9/22/11 1:00 AM
Handbags aren't just for the ladies! Angus T. Jones of the Emmy-winning sitcom Two and a Half Men proves that the guys can look great sporting them, too.
Jones -- who shares the small screen with Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher on the hit show -- resumed his role as Cryer's underachieving, surly son Jake Harper in the ninth season series premiere last night on CBS.
Despite his on-screen character's excessive interests in eating in sleeping, Jones appears to have quite the eye for fashion -- as evidenced by his Moni Moni choice! The 17 year-old sports the Moni Moni Murse in black/brown, definitely pairing a cool touch of high fashion with his casual, relaxed style.
Of course, this bag isn't just for the men, either! This over-the-shoulder, 100% luxury Italian leather purse is perfect for women, too. The two-tiered flap design makes this in vogue bag ideal for everything from work and school to a night out on the town.
Here are some more celebrities showing off their love for the Murse:
Moni Moni designer Cinzia Moniaci strikes a pose with Carson Kressley.
Stylish TV presenter and host Renee Bargh matches the new Moni Moni Murse handbag with a sexy little black dress.
Heroes star James Kyson-Lee exemplifies how men should wear the Murse!
Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame goes for a more casual style that still works fabulously well with the Murse.
9/15/11 4:04 PM
It's that time of year again! From classic designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs to new favorites Victoria Beckham and Christian Siriano, it is never a dull moment at New York Fashion Week -- it is certainly always a fashionable one, though!
Even though the lines showcased this week are intended for Spring/Summer 2012, it never hurts to plan your outfits ahead. This is why Moni Moni wanted to show off our top picks; one thing is for sure -- we cannot wait to burst out our prints come next season!
First we have a look from Anna Wintour favorite Carolina Herrera. How perfect would this look go with the Splendor Large in Vanilla? The green jacket and sparrow printed skirt are to die for! The soft, luscious leather of the Splendor handbag accentuates the femininity of this tailored outfit -- it's great to take to work, too!
Our next pick comes from Chris Benz, who quickly gained recognition in the fashion world for scoring the coveted CFDA scholarship a few years ago and then later interned with Marc Jacobs. We love the quirky, fun take on this rather conservative cut -- it looks dreamy with the Tote Mocha Latte.
Lastly, we absolutely needed to find an excuse to pair the Mini Luna Candy with a NYFW look. Thankfully, designer Rachel Roy didn't let us down with this sophisticated and professional outfit. Can you tell how much we love prints?
P.S. Check out how fashion blogger Claire of De Lune prepped for NYFW with the classic Moni Moni Splendor.
9/13/11 12:39 AM
Are you following Moni Moni on Twitter yet? If you are, you've got a head start on winning one of two gorgeous Moni Moni wallets -- perfect for matching your Moni Moni handbag!
In order to show our fans how much we love them, Moni Moni will randomly select two of our Twitter followers to gift them a fashionable wallet. If you haven't followed us on Twitter yet, don't worry, it's not too late -- click here to follow @MoniMoniGirl, and you're all set to be entered in the giveaway.
As for all of our current Twitter followers, check out Moni Moni's Twitter page -- we've got a new look that features the internet's most stylish fashion bloggers showing off their love for Moni Moni!
9/6/11 1:17 PM
Moni Moni has something exciting in store for you! In addition to luxuriously stylish handbags, Moni Moni will soon be offering gorgeous, quality Italian leather iPad cases. While these Moni Moni cases aren't in the online store just yet, what we can provide are these exclusive first look photos of the product to hold you over:
Available in the above color and black, the Moni Moni iPad case keeps your iPad or iPad2 safe while maintaining its chic, classy elegance. Best of all, this unique iPad case not only enables you to conveniently prop up your iPad or iPad2 upright, but includes several storage slots for holding notes, credit cards, and more -- ideal for those quick trips for when you don't want to bring your entire purse (although, if you have a Moni Moni bag, how could you resist not wanting to show it off everywhere you go?).
Whether you're a working professional, college student, or someone who simply likes keeping up with technology, this iPad case is perfect for everyone who wants to protect their tablet and look in vogue while doing so.
Stay tuned for more details as to when and how you can get your hands on these sleek cases!
8/29/11 12:26 AM
Moni Moni is starting your week off with a great surprise -- 25% OFF OF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!
We are offering this discount in honor of all the chic Moni Moni fans who are going back to school this Fall. After all, you'll want to be dressing to impress! To apply this offer, simply use the promo code Back2School25 at the checkout; free shipping will also be available to all US customers! Take advantage of this special deal and treat yourself or a loved one to a Moni Moni purse soon -- the promotion won't last forever!
While we have previously mentioned some top picks for school tote bags, Moni Moni has recently added gorgeous new handbags to the online store for pre-order (delivery date is 10/15/11). Here are a couple of the stylish, new additions:
This spacious tote bag is sleek and modern -- perfect for a quick transition from business to conservative casual wear.
Named after one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this messenger bag will fit all of your school needs without ever compromising your style.
8/16/11 11:43 AM
When it comes to fashion news, People Style Watch is the go-to site for stylish readers. With that said, it's an absolute honor (and thrill!) to have Moni Moni's Fairmont Pulp featured on there. Of course, the great news doesn't stop there -- the site highlights a special Moni Moni deal good through September 13 (check it out here).
So which Moni Moni bag will you be treating yourself to?
Will it be the classic Splendor in Black, Azure, Black/Purple, or Candy? This Moni Moni satchel is the go-to bag for both daytime and nighttime occasions -- it matches just about every outfit you've got in your closet!
Perhaps you'll choose the Hobo, which comes in creamy Mocha Latte, cool Mint, edgy Black/Purple, and vibrant Candy. This casual-but-chic purse is one that won't go out of style for years -- its design is timeless.
Whichever Moni Moni handbag you decide upon will be sure to accentuate up your outfit and turn heads!
8/13/11 11:18 AM
While many folks are still in awe over Kate Middleton's royal wedding, another famous Kate didn't spare any expenses when it came to her own! Supermodel Kate Moss married Jamie Hince of The Kills earlier last month, and this month's Vogue magazine has all the details and photos of the lavish affair. Despite having been engaged since 2008, Moss explains in the article that she didn't get around to tying the knot until the British documentary Big Fat Gypsy Weddings persuaded her.
"I am so romantic about Gypsies. They’re not allowed to do anything until they get married. So they all get married really young, at sixteen. You can’t believe the dresses. They’re like blinging butterflies times ten; they can’t move down the aisle! It’s so genius. I was just watching Jamie, so cute, and I was like, these girls, they just spend their whole life waiting for that day—let’s do it!"
Just as romance and extravagances sparked passion in Kate, these dreamy notions also inspire many Moni Moni designs. The Dolce Vita bag in particular brings a flirty elegance unmatched in its precision Italian leather. Although it may be an everyday go-to bag, the design is sure to compliment any romantic, edgy, or business event -- it's an all-around everything bag with the utmost class.
Like Kate, every woman ought to follow their inspirations -- especially when it comes to purchasing handbags, of course!
8/10/11 11:56 PM
School is back in session at the end of August, and we all know how exciting back-to-school shopping can be! Whether you're treating yourself, your daughter, or a friend, Moni Moni bags are the perfect bags to keep your books in without compromising your style. From conservative and classic looks to edgy and vintage, Moni Moni has a bag for each and every fashionable purse enthusiast. Below are our top picks for back-to-school handbags:
If you have a more conservative or retro look, the Wave Large Powder can accentuate your outfits with its sleek, simplistic curvy design and a color that goes with just about any look. This tote bag measures 14" x 14" -- spacious enough to fit your iPad2 and school books while still looking fashionable!
For those Moni Moni fans with a more casual taste, the Splendor Tote Intrex in Black is perfect for your school needs. Throwing on a cute dress paired with some Chucks? This handbag adds some serious high fashion to your casual vibe -- don't be afraid to flaunt this gorgeous 13" x 9.5" tote!
Looking for a more bold or daring taste in your purses? The Lily Fuschia is a romantically whimsical bag that is great for all of your fabulously over-the-top outfits. Spacious measurements at 17" x 15" x 14.5" make the Lily a great choice for a dreamy, show-stopping yet practical school look.
8/6/11 5:52 PM
For music lovers, summer is the most-anticipated season for festivals and concerts. For the fashionable concert-goers, these are the best opportunities to show off their style and rock their latest accessories. Designer and musician Cinzia Moniaci fused both loves -- fashion and music -- to create Moni Moni purses. Here are our handbag picks for your summer concert outfits:
Named after music itself, the Cascade Rock & Roll brings out the rocker in you all while keeping your style classy. Throw on a studded belt, slip into a pair of leather boots, grab your Cascade Rock & Roll purse and you're ready to rock out at Warped Tour!
For the bohemian Moni Moni fans, the Gypsy handbag is the perfect accessory for a low-key show or outdoor festival. Casual with a chic flair that goes perfectly with a pair of cowboy boots, beads, and tunic or maxi dress, the Gypsy conveniently comes in black, black/purple, caramel, and dark grey to cover all your wardrobe bases.
Headed to see Coldplay at your college campus? Be sure to grab your Savana Tie Dye Candy bag! The unique tie dye design combined with the delicious color is sure to make your outfit pop. Even better, the design comes with a strap -- all the more convenient at a concert when you're weaving through crowds!
7/29/11 1:25 AM
Kate Middleton's dress, made of ivory and white satin gazar, was designed to emulate an opening flower and certainly bloomed both envy and awe in everyone around the world. The beautiful and famous bridal dress worn for the Royal Wedding was known for having great body, stiffness and architectural drama. The dress proved to be light and airy as well, finishing a perfect and highly sophisticated design. Combining tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterizes Alexander McQueen's work, the dress is now on display at Buckingham Palace, where thousands of visitors have rushed to see it.
The newest royal bride's dress is certain to spark a trend in wedding gowns — perhaps even reshape the bridal industry — for years to come, with knockoff artists waiting in the wings to quickly replicate the design. The exhibition organizers are expecting huge interest in the gown, which is being shown alongside Catherine's shoes, her diamond earrings and the halo tiara she borrowed from Queen Elizabeth II to hold her silk-tulle veil in place.
If you've fallen in love with the design and look, it would be no surprise that the fondness everyone has acquired will spill out onto your everyday style. Consider some of Moni Moni's popular handbags to pay homage to the defining gown -- and, if you're one of the lucky ones who will be able to visit the dress on display, it's sure to compliment the dress and draw some gazes, too!
7/28/11 3:26 AM
Moni Moni has an assortment of new items coming up for Fall, including the fun, delicious new Pulp Collection, previewed at Steal Fashion!
Summer doesn't always have to have all the fun -- color isn't hibernating this Fall season for a change. In fact, many of the big fashion houses like Prada and Dior have embraced it! Make your outfit pop with a splash of orange in the form of a satchel, clutch, or tote.
Of course, the best part about buying colorful accessories like these Moni Moni purses is the fact that you'll be able to still use them when Summer comes around.
Expect to see the entire, new Pulp Collection in the online store soon.
Of course, a special thanks goes out to Steal Fashion for featuring Moni Moni on their stylish site!
7/25/11 6:33 PM
While you may be in the midst of surviving a heat wave in New York or cranking your air conditioning in Los Angeles, shoe company Toms has made an exciting announcement that will have you counting down the days to fall (well, even more so!). The charitable company, which donates a pair of shoes to a child in need with every purchase, has teamed up with stylish twins and fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to create a unique line of footwear.
In conjunction with the twins' label The Row, the shoes will be made from Italian-sourced wool, leather, and/or cashmere (Moni Moni, too, knows the great value of quality Italian materials!).
"Toms + The Row customers will have the ability to give back and create change with a single purchase," Ashley said.
While the shoes -- priced between $140 and $150 -- are already available to buy online, perhaps it's just best to snatch them up before they're sold out and store them until the weather cools down.
One thing is certain -- these shoes are absolutely perfect with the Moni Moni Splendor and Kate jackets! Casual yet chic and classy, these Moni Moni jackets are a shoe-in when it comes to the twins' Toms line.
7/19/11 11:41 PM
Known all over the world for her talent, beauty, and fashion sense, Beyoncé makes some bold moves when it comes to her fashion choices for her latest album, 4. The stylish singer opted for small, lesser known designers over big fashion houses like Chanel and Lanvin; one of the designers, Leah Rae, is still a student at the Fashion Institute of New York who has yet to start up her own label! Among the small and independent designers are 36 year-old Dutch designer Jan Taminiau, 27 year-old Maxime Simoens, and Alexandre Vauthier.
“It was important to Beyoncé that the choice of clothing not be about the brand but about the quality of the work," said Jenke-Ahmed Tailly, Beyoncé's creative director.
In addition to the unique beauty of these avant garde pieces, it is refreshing that Beyoncé chooses to highlight lesser known artists, especially considering Moni Moni is an independent brand. What's more is that Beyoncé's looks in her promotional photos would look great with our Moni Moni handbag designs!
On the cover of her album, Mrs. Jay-Z wears a fox stole embellished with crystals by Vauthier. How fabulous would that look paired with the Luna Black/Purple?
In the foldout of the album cover, Beyoncé wears another Vauthier fox stole paired with daisy dukes from French designer Julien Fournié -- all the outfit needs is a Lily Caramel!
Lastly, FIT student designer Leah Rae created this lemon yellow mini dress -- worn by the "Best Thing I Never Had" songstress -- that would go great paired with the complimenting brown of the Splendor Intrex.
(Images from NY Times)
7/16/11 10:49 AM
The Fall 2011 Haute Couture collections marked a return of fashion's favorite monochrome combination. Black and white looks ruled the runway after last season, when designers avoided being too bland by matching basic looks with splashes of bright, neon accessories. This time around, however, designers amped up the glam factor by showering the looks in all-over shimmer that glistened and gleaned as models strutted beneath the bright lights of the runway.
While designers went sheer with the glimmering white styles, the black creations were opaque and sexy. Christophe Josse‘s off-the-shoulder gown was the look every Hollywood celebrity (like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton) is always looking to wear on the red carpet. Giambattista Valli went for a shorter hemline and white sleeves with his sparkly, textured party dress that's perfect with a trusty clutch like the Intrex Clutch, and Jean Paul Gaultier topped off a bold sequined dress with a black tuxedo coat for a strong, mod look.
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7/9/11 9:50 AM
Whether you are going to the pool or beach to relax and catch some rays this summer season, or if you are looking to turn heads as you walk down the street, picking the right style and wardrobe can lead to some good times and some even better summer memories that can last you through the seemingly endless winter season. Every girl knows how important it is to choose the right swimwear to look great on the beach, but we don’t only wear swimsuits on the beach - we need pretty dresses, nice shorts and tops, too! Check out this season's trends and how Moni Moni can help put the appropriate wear all together.
You can turn heads while showing off those newly tanned legs by throwing on some great shorts - one of the main essentials for the summer season. Whether classic length shorts, Bermuda shorts or board shorts made out of light fabrics, such as cotton or linen, they'll help you keep - and look - cool! Speaking of light, we're sure that a little minty color will help with your warm weather stylin'!
Another summer favorite is the linen dress. These are available in different lengths depending on the occasion like maxi dresses which are usually ankle length. There is also the bandeau dress, a strapless dress, for those who don’t want tan lines on their shoulders. Great, flowy dresses like these are not only light and comfortable, but are stylish with a large bag, such as our Cascade handbags!
Beach cover ups or wraparounds are another fashionable addition to any beachwear wardrobe, if you want to cover up your swimsuit or bikini. Other examples of beachwear are caftans, as well as wraps that you simply tie around your waist. Some may go a little more daring with frilly skirts or other street-mod ensembles. Either way, nothing is more bold than a Splendor Intrex to go with it.
6/29/11 3:42 PM
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY
The Ella (pictured left) and The Madison (pictured right)
Hurry while you can! Get a hold of one of these fabulous jackets - your trendsetter style may the the one to inspire Moni Moni-loving celebs like Halle Berry or Jessica Alba to start wearing them!
To place your pre-order today, simple visit our Jackets page here
6/15/11 4:44 PM
Cinzia's elegant yet summer-appropriate dress flowed well with structured layers, finishing off with lacy frills at the bottom. Her heart pendant necklace and floral skinny belt were the perfect accessories. Could all this white be a hint at inspiration for some new handbag collections in white? Ah, we'll have to wait and see, won't we? Loving husband and friends accompanied her outfit with an all-white ensemble as well, as they gathered for drinks, conversation and laughter:
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6/9/11 12:53 PM
Hey, everyone! As some of you may know, our Twitter and Facebook giveaways have been going strong and the two new Moni Moni Intrex Clutch prizes are close to getting new homes! Here’s an update on where we stand, and how YOU can get your hands on your very own clutch purse to go with those stylish outfits:
We’re glad to say that we’ve reached our goal of 1,500 followers and we thank you for your support and retweeting during the contest. We will announce the winner shortly, so good luck, everyone! Want to increase your chances of winning, even after we’ve announced the winner? Look no further, here’s how:
In order to be in the running for the Intrex clutch, simply help us reach 4,000 fans on Facebook. You can easily do this by spreading the word to friends and family on their Facebook wall, having them visit our page and clicking the “Like” button to the left. As soon as we reach our goal, you may very well be the proud owner of a luxurious clutch purse!
The Moni Moni Intrex clutch purse is newest collection and latest line of clutch pouches. Its design can very well be the heart of our newest Splendor handbag, the Splendor Intrex. The interwoven design against the supple, distressed Italian leather is a definite trendsetter that’ll add more chic factor into your wardrobe! The cotton lining inside ensure all your essentials and valuables are protected, especially when on the go running errands or a long and fun evening out. Available in a handful of rich, versatile colors, this clutch purse will fit any style or outfit! So, why not have a shot at getting one for FREE and participate in the contest now!
And to keep up with all upcoming giveaways and promotions, be sure to follow us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook. It’s the first step to winning the giveaway, so if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to do it before it’s too late!
6/3/11 11:28 AM
Moni Moni was on its way to becoming the established brand that it is today, with Cinzia's driven passion, creativity, and knowledge of the market. While Moni Moni continues to strive to innovate and inspire with its wide selection of styles and colors, the company's beginnings and rise in success is something Cinzia will always be proud of. While our previous installments of our blog series, "The Story of Moni Moni" have shown how Cinzia got to where she was, let's see where it exactly is. Moving out of her old office, Moni Moni headquarters now resides in Manhattan Beach, CA.
"Here I am today at Moni Moni's headquarters right on the beach, which reflects the relaxed nature of my designs. This is the view we're lucky to be inspired by and get to enjoy every day. :-)"
Moni Moni has even expanded outside of luxury Italian handbags, offering clutch purses in the form of pochettes and designer hats! Today, Cinzia and Moni Moni is not only loved by celebrities, fashionistas and women around the world alike, but has been and continues to be featured in the media and press, with the likes of People and Elle magazine and more! Check out a past feature Cinzia did with TV Guide's fashion team:
Today, Cinzia lives in Manhattan beach with her husband and daughter, working hard on Moni Moni collections that sets trends and makes heads turn!
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6/1/11 8:24 AM
The Oscar awards of the perfume industry, the Fragrance Foundation’s 39th Annual FiFi Awards was held just last week in New York. In attendance was our very own Moni Moni girl, Halle Berry! Halle, as most of you already know, is a big fan of our designer handbags, most notably our Gypsy messenger bag, Dolce Vita handbag, and Cascade handbag as seen here:
Halle wasn't just there to smell new perfumes -- she took the award for Celebrity Fragrance of the Year for her perfume "Reveal." The prestigious award is presented by the Fragrance Foundation’s Board of Directors, and honors a celebrity who has embraced and promoted the world of fragrance over a period of time. It celebrates the ongoing success and support given by the celebrity to the industry and therefore attracting consumers to the category. She also won the Broad Appeal award for her fragrance "Pure Orchid." How's that for smelling victory? Halle, who has a great collection of other fragrances said, “For years I have created my own personal scents by mixing and layering fragrances, trying to come up with something unique and different. It’s a wonderful form of self-expression and I am thrilled to share these fragrances with consumers worldwide,” said Ms. Berry. “I am very honored to receive this FiFi award. I truly believe that fragrance makes women feel beautiful and confident.” Our exact thoughts with Moni Moni handbags, Halle! Notable mentions include nominees like Jean-Paul Gaultier, Mary J. Blige, and Fergie, who won an award for her fragrance “Outspoken.”
Halle Berry dressed in a bold and sexy outfit, looking as if she knew she was going to leave a winner. She wore a slinky, black, one-shoulder and cutout waist dress with matching heels. Is it a coincidence that her outfit would still go great with her favorite Moni Moni bags or even our clutches? We think she just does a great job picking out the styles that defines her fashion, which is precisely what we want ALL of our Moni Moni girls out there to do!
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5/27/11 4:17 PM
As our signature bag, the Splendor has not only been one of the most popular amongst celebrities like Jessica Alba and Kourtney Kardashian, but has been the most in-demand handbag amongst our wonderful customers. It has everything you want in a handbag: the super soft and slouchy leather that makes Moni Moni so popular, a detachable strap allowing for different carrying options, and outside zipper with pouch on top of the already generous carrying space lined with cotton. The effortless, distressed look is one of the key factors of its chic, yet semi-casual design. Even better is the many forms it takes, giving new meaning to the word "versatility" by offering different styles with the same core design. That being said, there's a Splendor bag for everyone! Need a bit more carrying space in your life? The Splendor Large is the solution! How about the Splendor Fly, for those who love a touch of glam? There's even a Splendor messenger bag, for a fashionable look that also helps with running those daily errands! Now, we're more excited than ever to introduce...The Splendor Intrex and The Splendor Intrex Tote!
The Splendor intrex offers the features of the Splendor that you've fallen in love with, along with great accents to give it a delightful, new look and style! Rounded studs on the handle and an interwoven design on the front pocket makes this bag a trendsetter you'll want to have on your arm! Available in Black/Purple, Mocha Latte, Candy Red and more!
The Splendor Intrex tote may be the most stylish, functional and compliant totebag yet! A comfortable way to carry all your essentials while getting the attention your fashion-sense deserves, our new tote bag has you covered when it comes to style, capacity, and comfort! Check it out in Black, Candy Red, Chocolate and more!
We're sure you'll fall in love with the new collections like the Intrex and Intrex tote, so be sure to get all the exclusives and even giveaways and discounts by following us on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook!
5/24/11 9:59 AM
Last week we discovered how Cinzia, Moni Moni's designer, was put on the path to making one of the most beloved designer handbags for celebrities and fashionistas alike. Well, soon after she decided to leave the "nest," so to speak, she was ready to do something she not only loved, but felt she could present to the market with innovation sprinkled with chic style! Check out Cinzia's beginnings at her first office at the California Mart in Los Angeles, where the idea and inspiration came to start what would be Moni Moni Handbags:
"Here is my very first office in the California Mart, learning the ropes -- you can see my trusty candy red agenda book; this was before Blackberry ;-)"
Cinzia, however, was fueled by a deep creative passion, and when she set out to make a unique line of handbags that were not only stylish, but functional, she set off with the belief that every great bag should fall under the "three Cs" - capacity, comfort, and chic factor! As most of you know, Moni Moni implements those three Cs and even adds one more: creative! From the signature Splendor collections loved by celebs like Kourtney Kardashian to the elegant Dolce Vita, known for being Halle Berry's favorite bag, it's easy to see that Cinzia kept that passion driven by the same standard of quality, care and thought. She was soon able to give her office a bit of an upgrade, as you can see here:
"A few years later, as the business grew, my office evolved, I had a view, I was able to decorate it and make it as fashionable as I pleased and I had my own assistant...shortly after Moni Moni was born!"
Eager to see the actual inception of Moni Moni? We are, too! Visit us next week as we finish off our 3-part blog series, and show you Moni Moni's beginnings!
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5/19/11 12:42 PM
We don't know about you guys, but we are big "Dancing with the Stars" fans! If you haven't been following Season 12, the competition is down to only four contestants and their respective professional ballroom dancers: actress Kristie Alley with Maksim Cherkovskiy, Disney channel star Chelsea Kane with Mark Ballas, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward with Kym Johnson, and our favorite - actor Ralph Macchio with the beautiful Karina Smirnoff. Ralph and Karina started off the season premiere with, as said by Len Goodman, "...the best Fox-Trot of the night." Another accomplishment we want to highlight and has made us root for the couple is Ralph's recent injuries this past week, who - despite it all - performed a Viennese waltz that earned him and Karina 25 points out of 30! See for yourself!
Not only are they both so beautiful in this number, but the romantic dance on top of it just makes us swoon! We can't wait to see who wins, and we hope it's them! Oh, and it just so happens that Karina Smirnoff is in love with and dances with joy over Moni Moni handbags! Wondering which handbag is her favorite? Well, it's the Lily shoulder bag in caramel! She's not the only one DWTS professional dancer who cha-cha-chas over our luxury Italian leather handbags - Edyta Sliwinska, who we last saw on Season 10 of the show, loves the Lily, too -- what a coincidence! She, however, enjoys her boho-chic bag in black/purple.
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5/16/11 2:12 PM
Moni Moni's beginnings stem from the rich, creative background of designer Cinzia Moniaci. We invite you to share Cinzia's memories as we begin a blog series and journey through how this celeb-loved handbag company came to be!
Born and raised in Italy, Cinzia moved out to Southern California in 1997 and started her new life as a journalist and songwriter/performer. By 2002, her personal style, love for design and skillful creativity was given a big push when she won a scholarship to FIDM - but she didn't stop there!
"After being a fashion, music and entertainment correspondent for several magazines, here I am at the California Mart in the L.A. Fashion District. This is my official first step into the fashion business - SO exciting!"
Little did Cinzia know, this would be a threshold she would never forget, as she and a friend went on to open a showroom at the California Mart, importing high-end European designer accessories and reaching a worldwide market! Knowing what the market demanded as well as establishing her niche, her heart for design took over and Moni Moni was born. Now, as we see celebs like Halle Berry taking her Dolce Vita bag everywhere or Jessica Alba with her Splendor, we realize that Moni Moni isn't just a unique designer handbag -- it's a lifestyle that reflects the creative, yet effortless philosophy and style of Cinzia Moniaci!
To find out just how Cinzia's inspirations and ideas took off, be sure to visit our blog next week!
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5/10/11 2:39 PM
Move over guys, those button-downs and dress shirts aren't just for you, anymore! Fashion has taken the "boyfriend shirt" trend to a whole new level, bringing back the shirt dress for the Summer and Fall season. While the shirt dress has been a classic trend, designers have made them not only another hot style to pick up, but versatile as well. There are a few ways it can be worn: throw your shirt dress over some leggings with some cute shoes for work, or pair it with a thin belt for casual occasions on the weekend. You can also wear it open on top of an outfit as a lightweight jacket. You can see how you can easily have an outfit that's work-to-weekend friendly. Aside from those suggestions, however, there is one thing missing: a matching handbag, of course!
A fun floral print shirt dress like this is a perfect outfit for summer. Pairing it with a bag like our Gypsy messenger bag in caramel or Lily shoulder bag in caramel would be a perfect accent to a light and hip look.
A great spin on the white collar dress-shirt we always see on guys, our Splendor handbag in yellow or Splendor Intrex in Mocha Latte would pair well with this two-tone dress!
Prints are always fun, and with this dress, pulling it off with our Splendor handbag in Vanilla or Cascade Rock & Roll in Vanilla is super chic and easy!
Let's not our more business casual outfit! Stylish and work-appropriate, pairing this sharp dress with our Dolce Vita in Black or Splendor Large Handbag in Olive is sure to make heads turn!
We're excited about shirt dress being back in, and highly suggest you girls jump on the trend - we know we are! We'll keep you gals updated on what's hot for the season and how Moni Moni can help give your outfit that special touch it needs to make it an eye-catcher!
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5/4/11 9:27 PM
Indisputably the most stylish event of the century, Kate Middleton's Royal wedding is sure to be inspiring trends and defining what's hot for a while. Amongst the more traditional looks and the avant garde, there are looks right in-between that you can pull off in a more casual setting or a lovely night out. As always, Moni Moni is here to help accessorize and match our designer handbags to help pull off an outfit that's worth royalty. Let's look to just a few of the 1900 guests attending, and how you can make it your own!
Wearing a dark navy dress from her own collection, Victoria Beckham's outfit hasn't been the most praised. We feel that it would do well in a more bohemian themed outfit, paired with our boho-chic Lily in Black/Purple.
Singer Joss Stone wore an on-trend pink dress with matching jacket and pumps. A great outfit to inspire something business-casual or a great evening outfit, the Dolce Vita in Black for contrast and Mezza Luna Candy, respectively, would help put it all together.
Princess Letizia of Asturias
Wearing a retro, rose colored embellished column dress, Princess Letizia of Asturias shined with European royalty with this dress. Keeping it light and even a bit traditional with nice shades of pink, if you'll look as beautiful as she did with our Splendor in Peche (loved by Stephanie Pratt, too!).
Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry’s on-and-off girlfriend, wore an aqua green satin dres and cream/caramel accessories. Keep the theme going with a clutch purse by snagging our Dolce Vita Pochette in caramel, or pair colors with our Mini Luna Mint.
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5/3/11 9:12 PM
Guess what, everyone? We've got our set of winners for our "What's In Your Bag?" giveaway! Before we announce who these five lucky gals are, we want to take the time to thank each and everyone who not only submitted an entry, but helped us reach 3,500 fans on Facebook! Every bag we make has you - our loyal fans - in mind, and we're grateful you not only spread the word about our great designer handbags, but were all brave enough to share with us what the contents of your bag were. Well, let's take a look at our winners and their entries, who will each receive a Moni Moni military hat!
"Yes, my weekday purse is a work one, mobile, make-up, perfume, pen, notebook, money & cards, business cards & keys. My weekend purse is a proper mummy one with baby wipes, half eaten fruit, little boxes of raisins, teethers & numerous toy cars!!"
"i only have one purse and it has everything in ti because i'm a mom and need everything from hairbrush & makeup to bandaids and a flashlight/extra batteries"
"In my purse i have sunscreen for my little boy money keys mobile and lipgloss and wipes x x"
"it has my life including makeup,umbrella,coupons,lens solution,keys,address book,multiple cell phones,ids,hair bands,brush,lip balm,hand lotion and so much more.."
Congratulations, girls! And for those who didn't win, don't worry, we have a surprise for you - to show our gratitude for participating, we're offering a special promo code for our designer hat! Just use promo code: hat25 to receive 25% off your new military hat!
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5/1/11 9:40 PM
Well, looks like we did it - we reached 3,500 fans on Facebook! Before we get to the giveaway, we at Moni Moni would like to thank all of our fans for the support and love! We also appreciate every single entry submitted for the designer hat giveaway contest; it can be said that you can learn a lot about a girl just by looking at what's in her bag, so we appreciate you all sharing with us the intimate toolbox that is a girl's handbag. Here's a quick, fun breakdown of our entries:
What most girls had: Wallet, phone, lip gloss, keys, makeup, brush, mints/gum.
The usual suspects, what girl can go out without having her daily essentials?
The interesting finds: Scissors (Diane R.), three different screwdrivers (Jane W.), spare socks (Helen B.), melon baller (Viv G.), chicken wishbone (Janice C.), flashlight w/ extra batteries (Adrienne Z. and Annie P.).
Some entries proved that us gals can really put our lives into our bags.
We'll announce five (5) winners this Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011, who will each receive a brand new, Moni Moni designer military hat! Good luck to everyone! If you still haven't submitted an entry, there's still time! Just let us know what's in your bag on our Facebook wall, via wall post or photo. Feel free to get friends and family to "like" us and submit an entry, too!
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4/29/11 1:01 PM
With a new Spring/Summer season upon us, our eclectic and boho-chic Lily handbag has become both weather AND fashion appropriate! Some of your favorite celebrities like Paris Hilton and Mya have already jumped on their love for these unique shoulder bags with that undeniably eye-catching lily blossom. With over a handful of enchanting colors, pulling off that vintage and unstructured look on a canvas of beautifully distressed Italian leather is a cinch with any outfit! We know how easy the Lily handbag can become a favorite everyday bag, so Moni Moni has designed the handles in a unique fashion to make carrying all your daily essentials - and then some - especially comfortable on your arm! With that said, with a size comparable to a large tote bag, anything from running quick errands and shopping to enjoying a day out under the sun or partying all night makes life just so much easier - and stylish!
And because we've had such an overwhelmingly positive response from all of our Facebook fans for our Lily Handbags, we're showing some love back and offering an exclusive promo code for a 30% off discount!
Not a fan yet? No worries, just follow us on Facebook and be sure to "like" our page to find the promo code for your new Lily handbag. And for even MORE exclusive discounts, celeb fashion and news, be sure to follow us on Twitter!
4/25/11 11:35 PM
Known to be Asia’s biggest business fashion event, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week (WIFW) showcased some of the most wonderful and stunning textures and colors we've seen this year. An assortment of designers integrated Indian crafts and traditional pattern into urban design, and the results were definitely captivating, to say the least!
One collection, for example, really caught our eyes, and felt would be well complimented by our new Spring collection:
The designer, Tanvi Kedia, presented this an electric collection, which was designed of kutch embroidery, ikat digital prints, tribal prints, geometric patterns, and folk art. (Moni Moni handbags, from left to right: (Luna Candy, Splendor Intrex Chocolate, Hobo Mint)
If you're thinking about picking up some of the top trends India's fashion week showcased, we've got the scoop for you: bright colors, palazzo pants (very retro and cool!), and shades of mustard were among the hottest looks shared amongst the designers.
We at Moni Moni LOVE seeing new fashion trends on the rise, and always keep them in mind when working on new designs. Our lovely designer, Cinzia Moniaci, is hard at work on new collections, so between the inspiration she got from her trip to Italy and the various fashion weeks she's followed, it's exciting to see what we'll have in store for you!
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4/21/11 11:00 PM
Fall/Winter 2011/2012 collections from designers have introduced a curious new line of footwear: sneaker wedges. The lines seem to be dedicated to sport style lovers and include sneaker wedges that Domenico Dolche and Stephano Gabbana advise to wear with skirts featuring transparent frills, knitted garments and trousers. These sneakers are trendy and undeniably fashionable, and while they probably won't go well with dresses and formal outfits they'll do well with more casual outfits with jeans, shorts, or skirts as mentioned -- golf clothes and yoga pants work, too! Thinking about jumping on the new trend? Well, Moni Moni is here to show you how - even with these new, creative shoes - we're able to make coordinating your outfit a cinch with our handbags!
Our more casual and semi-casual handbags are sure to, along with your new pair of sneaker wedges, highlight your entire outfit and the fashionista inside you:
Our casual, yet stylish Tote bag in Red would go well with a pair of these hot shoes!
Enjoying the day out or running errands in these? Our Gypsy messenger bag in dark grey would be a perfect companion!
Even with a pair of sportier sneaker wedges like these, bags like the Savana Tie Dye and Hobo in Mocha Latte from our Spring collection ensure that you're stylin' no matter what the occasion!
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4/20/11 11:47 PM
In Italy everything is an art: food, wine, the way we make our coffee and fashion of course! Moni Moni handbags are handcrafted following Italy's old traditions of artisanship. They are the pleasure of all senses when it comes to bags. Pictured above is the Dolce Vita, with its super supple body and meticulously crafted handle, in the beautiful country where it is made for girls all around the world who want a piece of that wonderful old world.
SNEAK PEAK: While in Italy I designed a new Moni Moni leather cell phone case and studded leather bracelet line. Here I am in Piazza Navona, Rome sporting the brand new additions to my next collection - details to come!
4/19/11 6:18 PM
Take, for instance, Twilight actress Ashley Greene, who is a Moni Moni girl herself!
Perfect bags to bring to a big event like Coachella or a long day out you may have planned can be found with Moni Moni, who have stylish and spacious bags, made with comfort in mind. Take for example our new Tote Bags found in our Spring Collection or our Lily shoulder bag, loved by celebs like Paris Hilton and Mya. The unique designs and available colors ensure that any outfit you decide to wear when heading out will be well complimented!
4/17/11 4:39 AM
We're excited to accept yet another piece of recognition on behalf of Halle Berry! FashionIndie.com
handed out their Street Chic report card last week, and awarded an "A" grading to Halle, praising Moni
Moni's Gypsy handbag! Scoring an almost perfect rating across the board in categories such as
Trendiness, Styling, and even Hair, our Gypsy bag helped wrap Halle's entire outfit together. Fashion
Indie based their report card on the outfit Halle showed off on her way to Good Morning America
studios in New York. If you're interested in going out there with an outfit worthy of an "A" rating, the
Gypsy comes in a handful of colors like Black/Purple and Caramel. You can also check out celeb-loved
bags like the Splendor, or the Dolce Vita that Halle has also been seen toting around.
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4/14/11 4:11 AM
4/12/11 9:29 AM
Eclectic, boho-chic, and overall just absolutely cute, the Lily handbag is a great choice for those Spring/Summer outfits. Available in over a handful of elegant colors, this Moni Moni eye-catcher has also made Hollywood's celebrities like Paris Hilton, Ali Landry and Mya fall head-over-heels in love! What's great about the Lily handbag is that it was designed to not only be a show-stopping bag, but functional and different than any other bag. Donning the signature supple Italian leather that gives Moni Moni bags their vintage-inspired and unstructured look, the Lily's handles are uniquely designed to make carrying it especially comfortable on your arm. Cotton lining inside the bag ensures all your daily essentials travel with you safely, and the Lily's storage is comparable to your favorite tote bag. The final touch, of course, is the enchanting lily flower that blossoms down the bag to make this an instant favorite! Also, you can pick up this celeb favorite with an an exclusive 25% discount! Just use promo code: spring25 upon checkout on our website.
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4/7/11 2:16 PM
Enjoying her trip to her native Italy, Moni Moni's designer, Cinzia Moniaci, is being constantly inspired by the country's beauty. Known for its roman ruins, renaissance palaces, captivating landscapes and unique food, it's no wonder why Italy is a perfect muse wherever she turns. Let's see how her visit is helping her flourish her rich, creative background!
The rolling landscapes are a sight to see. Cinzia noticed a beautiful contrast between the open fields and the city behind it and took note (Pictured Left).
"The depth and attention to detail in Italian architecture is exactly what I always want to implement in my design," thought Cinzia (Pictured Right).
The nature is especially beautiful during her trip -- the flowers seemed more radiant, and the grass more lush (Pictured Left).
Nothing beats relaxing on the shore with a caressing ocean breeze. This is the perfect setting to think about a Summer collection, wouldn't you say? (Pictured Right)
Food isn't only about taste, but texture and presentation. And, hey, a creative mind can't work on an empty stomach! (Pictured Left)
With a captivating view like this, how wouldn't anyone be inspired? (Pictured Right)
Italy, where "Art Nouveau" and "Art Deco" was born and still thrives. (Pictured Left)
The only thing more grand than a Roman Colosseum, is the love in a happy family. (Pictured Right)
Cinzia has already given us a sneak peak at a leather jacket collection she has going to production. Cinzia shares, "Each jacket matches a bag, this one with the 'Splendor bag' detail on the shoulder will be perfect for Halle Berry" We're eager to see the collections Cinzia is currently hard at work on, and we'll be sure to share it with you once they're revealed!
Stay tuned next week, when we continue Cinzia's Trip to Italy and discover the muse that inspires with her - no matter where she goes.
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4/5/11 4:13 PM
When it comes to the most wanted handbag amongst our favorite celebrities like Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Brooke Shields, there's no competition -- it's Moni Moni's Splendor Handbag! So what makes it so popular and in-demand? As our signature bag, it has everything you want in a handbag: the super soft and slouchy leather that makes Moni Moni so popular, a detachable strap allowing for different carrying options, and outside zipper with pouch on top of the already generous carrying space lined with cotton. The effortless, distressed look is one of the key factors of its chic, yet semi-casual design. Even more impressive is the wide array of available colors! Keeping everyone in mind, the Splendor takes on different forms like the Splendor Large for those who need a bit more carrying space in their lives, or the Splendor Fly for those who love a touch of glam!
There's even a Splendor messenger bag, for a fashionable look that also helps with running those daily errands!
We're not surprised to see so many celeb-spottings with a Splendor handbag, like on the arms of Denise Richards or Kourtney Kardashian. It just proves that if there were ever an "everyday" handbag for a girl, there's no doubt: the Splendor is the "it-bag" to get!
Keep an eye out for upcoming Splendor handbag collections, like the Splendor Glamour and the Splendor Rock & Roll!
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3/31/11 12:28 PM
What's not to love about Messenger Bags? They are iconic in the fashion world and, when going about your day, allows for optimum comfort as well as easier access to all your items. No girl likes having a sore neck or shoulder, so those bulky items are nothing to worry about with Moni Moni's messenger bags! You may think that the emphasis on functionality and durability would sacrifice a stylish design, but Moni Moni proves that you can take care of the utility that messenger bags are known for with an eye-catching and chic touch.
Check out our Gypsy collection that many celebs have been seen with, like Ashley Simpson and Emmy Rossum!
And, our new Splendor Messenger bags have grown ever-so-popular and featured!
If you feel like picking one up, our messenger bags will show you some love back by applying 25% off your order!
Just use promo code: spring25 upon checkout.
3/29/11 11:26 AM
The military fashion trend has always been a presence hard to ignore, as celebrities and supermodels like Kate Moss remind us that it's both a loved and a hot style. Most popular, of course, is the Military Hat, which also known as the army cap. While many of you fashionistas are inspired to pick up this fashion hat because of its famous wearers, this season it seems to also be a great versatile accessory. Not only is it super chic, but military fashion is now about functionality and utility.
That's right, Moni Moni girls, not only is the military hat a hot commodity in the fashion world, but it's very useful. How? Well, it provides more breathing room inside to cool your head than a normal cap and it's great to run around outdoors with while running errands.
If you're looking to pick one up, look no further -- Moni Moni has its very own Military Hat that focuses on that chic but casuallook. Available in one of the trend's basic shades - green - we'll also have it in pink! But, why not try your chances at winning a FREE Moni Moni hat right now? If you participate in our "What's In Your Moni Moni Bag?' giveaway, you could be the lucky gal who snags her very own military hat. All you have to do is simply tell or show us what essentials you keep in your favorite Moni Moni handbag on our Moni Moni Facebook fan page. One lucky contestant will be randomly chosen once we reach 3,500 fans.
For more details, click here.
3/25/11 9:56 AM
In case you missed it, Moni Moni's Spring 2011 Collection has arrived! Our beloved designer, Cinzia Moniaci, put a lot of hard work and love into each design, and we're all so excited to finally share it with all of our Moni Moni girls out there! Whether you're looking to embrace the season's hottest trends or you're looking to set them, our collection is sure to have something you'll fall in love with!
Savana Tie Dye
Tie dye is back, ladies! Get groovy and glamorous with the Savana Tie Dye handbag by Moni Moni. Available in a smooth Mocha Latte, elegant Black/Purple, or bold Candy Red.
Get ready to go boho-chic, everyone! Check out our new Hobo bags, available in several eye-catching colors like Mint or Candy Red!
With a unique and elegant design, the new Luna handbag is sure to make you look both stellar and chic. Grab one in Black/Purple or Candy Red!
With frills and pickup dresses being on the rise as one of this year's fashion trends, the Mezza Luna can be a great compliment to your outfit -- or even a show stealer! Available in Mocha Latte, Black/Purple, and Mint.
Just like its "big sister" the Luna, this cute-size version carries just the right amount of essentials without taking up too much space. If you're a big fan of clutches, the Mini Luna is for you!
Available in our favorite spring-time colors like Candy Red and Mint, our new Tote bags are a comfortable way to carry all your essentials while getting the attention your fashion-sense deserves.
Also, in celebration of this new season, we're offering an exclusive discount to all of our customers! To receive the promo code and apply 25% off your next order:
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3/21/11 3:36 PM
Want to win a chic and stylish Moni Moni hat? Well, it's never been so easy to enter our "What's In Your Moni Moni Bag" giveaway! Simply tell or show us what essentials you keep in your favorite Moni Moni handbag on our Moni Moni Facebook fan page. One lucky contestant will be randomly chosen once we reach 3,500 fans. So hurry and be sure to share this great promo with friends and family to help spread the word!
Join us in two simple steps:
Visit the Moni Moni Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/MoniMoniHandbags and click the "Like" button up top to become a fan.
Comment on the wall or (and even better!) share a picture of what daily items are found in your handbag on the Facebook Page and voilà! You are now eligible to win an awesome designer hat!
Here's an example from a Moni Moni Girl, Michelle Z.'s entry:
So, that's it! Keep showing us some love and, who knows, there may be bigger surprises for our fans in the near future! We look forward to reading and seeing your entries on our Facebook page. Happy posting, everyone!
3/20/11 6:57 PM
We know our Moni Moni girls love to set trends, so here's a preview of some of the hottest stuff this season!
Little Black Dresses
They're back in style, and hotter than ever! Even without a black dress, black embellishments like gloves, black belts or bowknots are going to be a big trend this year. Grabbing an elegant Moni Moni handbag in black like the Dolce Vita will add a great finish to any show-stopping outfit.
Can't get enough of frills or pickup dresses? Well, these two styles will carry on the fashion of last year. You can keep the theme going with Moni Moni's Mezza Luna collection.
Giving off that vintage charm, the bigger more "chunky" rings are going to be an accessory hit! If you want to make the ring pop even more, you won't regret carrying one of Moni Moni's bags available in Mint - like the new Tote or Mini Luna.
Bold Floral Cocktail Dresses
Flowers with a louder design, large prints of big buds on a cocktail dress will be a big eye-catcher. You can bring out the color of the floral prints with a bag like the Splendor in Black/Purple or Peche.
Getting a fashion update this Spring, basic fleece - especially in a modern boxy cut - help towards a cool, eclectic look. If you're going more boho-chic look with a slightly oversized sweatshirt and heels, glam up your outfit up a notch with one of Moni Moni's Lily bags.
3/17/11 3:03 PM
Hey, Moni Moni girls! We wanted to take a moment to highlight one of our favorite bags: the Splendor in Plum.
Purple is a color rarely found in nature - a fact that instantly draws attention to anyone wearing it, highlighting their cute outfit and style. Purple has traditionally represented luxury, royalty, wealth and sophistication. We feel that these are all good things that may define our Moni Moni girls, but we took it to the next level and brought it to a deeper, more mature and elegant shade: Plum. You gals deserve the best, and we want to make it available to you! Coloring the world of fashion, this regal hue is making a splash everywhere from runways and Hollywood premiers to city streets. With this in mind, our wonderful designer, Cinzia Moniaci, made these ideas come to life through our classic, signature bag: The Splendor.
"Plum-ing" up Moni Moni's trademark super-soft and slouchy leather, the effortless and distressed look and comfort we aim for is further beautified. It's chic, it's comfortable, it represents the sophisticated and fashionable side of you -- why WOULDN'T you want it? It's also available in the Splendor large for those who need a bit more carrying space, and even the Splendor Fly who want a little added glam in their life! Now, if you'll excuse us: we need to go run out and find some Plum heels to match!
3/15/11 4:42 PM
Looks like we're keeping up the theme of trends, as Moni Moni was featured in Directions Trend Finder this week! Accessories Directions, one of the forefront trend forecasters, highlighted our Splendor Messenger bag for the Fall/Winter season. We're quite honored, and are proud to keep Moni Moni girls doing what they do best: keeping up with trends, and setting a fashionable example for hot styles. Trend Finder reports that the messenger bag is back this season in a BIG way and says that, "Whether you choose leather, canvas or something in between, this function-meets-fashion accessory is a must-have!"
Our Splendor Messenger bag takes the elegance and "it bag" factor that makes our signature bag so popular and loved by celebs like Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian and Lauren Conrad, and re-imagines it to give it a sling-across-your-body shape that comfortably contours to your body.
3/11/11 4:20 PM
Okay, so what's not to love about the new iPad2? It does everything you want (e-mail, Netflix, video calls, documents, browsing/shopping) and more! Why wouldn't you want this piece of technology gold with you all the time? Well, for one, the big, beautiful screen means that it's not the smallest thing. It's light, but a lot of handbags out there may not hold or protect it as well as what Moni Moni has to offer. Not only that, but with 100% Italian leather, chic styles and elegant designs, you'll be on top of the technology AND fashion curve! Here are some suggestions, but be sure to check out all of our handbag collections to find the best one for you!
The Splendor Large is perfect for holding your iPad2 without stealing room from your daily essentials. The cotton lining also ensures that your bag doesn't lay a scratch on your new tablet. Want to match with iPad's new color, white? Then you'll fall in love with the Splendor in Vanilla!
The Tote Candy means business when it comes to style, capacity, and comfort! Your iPad2 will love its new home, made in 100% luxurious Italian leather with 100% cotton lining to protect not just your iPad, but all the things a gal needs that can fit in this wonderful totebag. It's also available in Mocha Latte and Black/Purple!
The Lily Handbag is both beautiful and elegant with a hint of metallic sheen. This can also be said for Apple's new iPad2, which can be stored comfortably in the Lily bag. The uniquely designed soft handles make carrying everything very easy with less strain and available colors like red, caramel, and black/purple make this a super stylish and cute accessory!
3/7/11 4:00 PM
Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, who have their new show, Kourney and Kim Take New York, BOTH love Moni Moni handbags. Check out which ones are these fashion divas’ favorite bags:
The beautiful Kim Kardashian is shown here with a Chocolate Dolce Vita on her arm. Available in black, pearl grey, caramel and more, the sleek braided handles and two front zippers adds comfort and versatility to its chic style. It’s no wonder why other celebs like Halle Berry love it!
Kourtney Kardashian, is so, so lovely in this picture! On her arm is our signature bag, the Splendor. Shown here in Peche, the slouched leather and distressed look Moni Moni girls fall in love for is available in a number of other gorgeous colors! It also comes with a detachable strap that allows you to wear it cross-body, allowing you to change things up a bit.
Hrm, we wonder what Moni Moni handbag is Khloe Kardashians favorite…
I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out!
3/2/11 10:28 AM
As the runway dust finally settled last month, New York Fashion Week left us with some dominant handbag trends for Fall 2011. Let's see what these trends were, and how Moni Moni can keep you up up-to-date with what's hot for the season!
Red was a frequently used color amongst almost every designer during NY fashion week, seen in different shades from cherry-red to burgundy. Moni Moni has you covered across all collections, but if you're looking for something that'll grab everyone's attention this season, the Splendor Glamour in red is the bag for you!
Small clutches, like Moni Moni's Dolce Vita Pochette was also a large trend seen on the Fall 2011 runways. Available in Black or Caramel, the cute-size version of the Dolce Vita handbag will match any of your Fall outfits.
Top handle satchels seemed to be the highlighted handbag from designers this year. Featured were single handle or, like Moni Moni's Blossom Satchel, double handle satchels.
Tassels were the trendy accent for handbags, being donned on many of bags on the runway, whether hobo, satchel, or clutch. If you're looking to sport them, Moni Moni bags like Gypsy handbag features a cute fringe tassel!
Lastly, long shoulder straps seem to be one of the big trends for the upcoming Fall season. This should be the easiest trend to make sure you've got covered, as all Moni Moni bags have them. Whether a detachable strap, like the ones found with the Splendor handbag, or a standard one with the Gypsy handbag, your options to be in-style with the latest fashions are almost endless!
2/25/11 3:15 PM
Flashing bright lights dance around the dark room. A dark, handsome figure electrifies and sways the crowd with his sexy, melodic voice. The loud bass bumps with your heartbeat as you dance your head off. You’re a rock and roll girl, baby, and nothing can stop you tonight!
Let your edgy style scream as loud as those rockin’ tunes with Moni Moni on your next night out to the concert or club! Need something to match that hot, leather jacket and stylish pair of skinny jeans?
Stand out of the crowd with these Moni Moni handbag lines:
Don’t be afraid to sport these handbags outside of your favorite venue, Moni Moni girls! You’ll look like a superstar wherever you go!
Moni Moni’s lovely designer, Cinzia Moniaci, loves rocking out in style with her band, The Perfect Nines (http://www.perfectnines.com/) – it may just be the source of inspiration for these chic handbags!
2/23/11 10:25 AM
All eyes are on our favorite stars when they’re out on the town, shopping, or running around to keep up with their fast-paced glamour life. It’s no wonder why celebrities like Halle Berry, Paris Hilton, and Kim Kardashian are huge fans of our Moni Moni handbags -- a lot of us can relate to busy lifestyles and fashionistas, professionals, and celebrities alike can agree that a girl’s best friend is her trusty handbag!
Before running out that door, that beloved tote, hobo, or satchel not only keeps a lady in style, but ensures that her essentials are right by her side. Moni Moni bags are designed with that in mind, so they not only accentuate style, but define capacity, comfort and the chic factor that every girl looks for in a quality designer handbag. While the go-to Moni Moni bag seems to be the Splendor Bag Collection, Hollywood’s fab celebs give love to several collections like the Dolce Vita, Gypsy, and Lily handbags
Be sure to keep an eye on our Spring 2011 collection – you’ll never know which glitzy celeb will be donning one of the sure-to-be-hot styles this year!
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10/14/10 5:59 PM
Talk about a busy day! We invited editors from various media outlets like Allure, In Style, People Style Watch, Daily Candy, and US Weekly to see what Cinzia Moniaci has up her sleeve for Spring 2011. They came to visit the showroom in the in New York City. The response was amazing and here’s a peek into the showroom and what the editors saw.
We are very excited to share a couple of the trends that will be on fire for spring. One key presence that seems to transcend all seasons is the color of caramel. From shoes to pants to bags, caramel will definitely never go out of style.
Another color that is hot for spring is red. Passionate, strong, powerful -- just a few words associated with the word red. You will definitely not be lacking in grabbing attention if you tote a red Moni Moni bag.
Another bag trend that seems to have the editors excited is the cross-body, messenger bag. Everyone is still looking for everyday functionality, especially when they’re on the go, and a messenger bag definitely sets the pace for the rest of your day.
Take a cue from the experts. We're loving them for it.
10/3/10 6:58 PM
Fall is finally here: leaves changing color, weather cooling, fashion still rocking everywhere. We love incorporating rock and roll into our everyday lives, especially in fashion. Subtle pieces like a leather jacket or a statement ring punch up your wardrobe. Of course, what rock and roll outfit will be complete without the Moni Moni Gypsy bag? The studs lend that rocker chick vibe to your everyday ensemble.
9/29/10 4:32 PM
Jeans are totally our favorite go-to item for fall! They fit so well and can be paired with anything! Check out a few of our favorite styles we're loving at the moment! Which one do you think goes best with the Moni Moni Splendor Fly Azure?
8/28/10 1:37 PM
I get so many questions about our bags — and while we can’t share all of our secrets with you — I wanted to give you a quick peek into the process each bag goes through at the factories. There’s a lot of steps involved, but of course our magic ingredient is a complete LOVE for fashion! Hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes preview!