Sunday, May 9, 2010

WIN:SHOPBOP Marc Jacobs Gift Card!

Win a $100 Shopbop gift card for Marc Jacobs bags!

In these trying economic times every guy and gal has to watch what they spend and be a lot more creative when it comes to purchases. Just your luck though that Ballerina Flats has teamed up with Shopbop to relieve some of this frugality by giving away a FREE $100 gift card!

Thats right, if you are anything like me and love freebies, just leave a comment on this post in iambic pentameter (just kidding!) explaining why you love Marc Jacobs bags.

That's there all is to it!

Read on to learn more about Marc Jacobs and the contest details.

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Marc Jacobs: the designer and brand

Marc Jacobs, an eminent rule-breaker (he dared to play with the Louis Vuitton monogram), is known for his lavish, theatrical fashion shows and wearable apparel and handbags.

A New York City native, Marc Jacobs was born on April 9, 1963, and attended and graduated from Teaneck High School, while also graduating from the New York High School of Art and Design.

At age 15, Jacobs was a stockboy at Charivari, a New York City boutique. He continued his education at New York City's Parsons School of Design (now called Parsons The New School) where he won the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award in 1984. That same year, he was also awarded the Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award and the Design Student of the Year Award.

His fashion career got its real start while Jacobs was still at Parsons where he designed and sold his first line of hand-knit sweaters; he also designed his first collection for Reuben Thomas, Inc., while a student. In 1986, Jacobs designed his first collection and namesake label.

Following his studies, Jacobs began to design at Perry Ellis, in 1988, for whom he designed the infamous "grunge" collection, which lead to his dismissal in 1993. Ironically, in 1987, Jacobs had been awarded The Council of Fashion Designers of America Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent, making him the youngest designer to have received this honor. In 1994, Jacobs and his business partner, Robert Duffy came back with their initial launch of the Marc Jacobs signature line of womenswear.

In 1997, Jacobs was appointed Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, which he remains today. Here, he created the company's first ready-to-wear line. Also in 1997, Marc Jacobs took home yet another CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, which sparked his launch of the lower-priced diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs in 1998.

In 2000, Jacobs launched a Marc Jacobs handbag line and menswear line called Marc Jacobs Men for which he was awarded the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award. In the years that followed, the Marc Jacobs brand has expanded into fragrances, eyewear, watches, a children's line (Little Marc) and a streetwear brand (Stinky Rat).

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2010 Handbag Trends and Marc by Marc Jacobs

Perforated leather and a return to counter culture movements, like 1990s grunge, are in full swing this season. Also this spring, practical lovers can rejoice as tiny clutches for daytime are being outnumbered by classic shoulder bags and storage-friendly tote bags.

For those looking ahead, in the fall 2010 runways, Marc Jacobs embraced great American classics and for handbags, colorful leathers in warm fall colors (think changing leaves).

Marc by Marc Jacobs at Shopbop offers a variety of handbags to held you stay on top of these trends and classics.

How to win a $100 Shopbop gift card:

Now that you know a little more about Marc Jacobs, hopefully you're prepped to share why you love his handbags!

Because when you comment on this post telling us why you love Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags, you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $100 Shopbop gift card. I myself am loving the Classic Q Baby Groovee Satchel in the color WAVE!!

Better yet, check out Shopbop and tell me what you'd get if you won. You can get more bang for your buck by getting Marc by Marc Jacobs sale items.

A winner will be chosen from the comments section. BE CREATIVE! BE RANDOM! Contest ends May 20, 2010, at 11:59 EST.

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Faith J. said...

Aim-to-the-azing! Shopbop is the best online store, hands-down! What I love about Marc is how playful and irreverent his designs can be...what's the point of fashion if it isn't FUN?

And since this blog is focused on the fabulous footwear that are FLATS, I'd have to choose Marc by Marc Jacobs' Cutout Lace Up Jelly Flats in the smoke color. With them, I'd tour Paris this summer not just looking at art, but wearing it too.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

That's so funny, I just bought the baby groovee in wave! I haven't gotten it in the post yet, but I am eagerly awaiting it. I also ordered the enamel dove belt by MbMJ. If I won this card, I would buy the You Can Change Your Spots tee. But I am also wanting another pair of sunglasses. I really just want everything!

Donna said...

Oops, I didn't really say WHY I love his bags. Well, they are unlike anything else! I have a few LVs, and they are cute. But my new baby groovee, I am really excited about! Have you ever seen a purse that color!? Remember when they had it in electric violet? So hot.

miniM said...

The leather and designs of the bags make it suitable for a dressed up or casual look.
its an everyday bag!

There is a design for everyone. from the girly girl to the tomboy.

Donna said...

Sorry for another post.Please replace mine wih this:

To be the winner of this prize,
A silly poem I will devise.
Iambic pen- what is that?
My rhymes are more like cat and hat.

My new Marc by Marc Jacobs bag,
Has been carried by Lauren Conrad.
Lots of girls like the Groovee,
Who have been in the movies.

I got mine in the color Wave.
But steel and bone I also crave.
Have you seen it in grape juice?
All those colors just seduce.

Shopbop is an awesome store.
They have Marc by Marc Jacobs galore.
There is so much there that's for me,
Bags, shoes, clothes, and accessories.

A You Can Change Your Spots t-shirt,
An Annie Mae Dot Sweater skirt,
Anything with Starlight Friends,
Sidevent glasses with oversized lens,

I need something with the Miss Marc sketch,
Oooh the Hammered Satin dress,
A cosmetic bag in Wild at Heart,
The Bow Wow Wow is a piece of art,

The Natasha with the dove,
Will match the belt I already love.
Please let me win this fancy gift card
Once again, sorry for the bombard


yumi said...

The last time I did iambic pentameter was in 2002... here is a set of haikus instead :)

Oh, Marc Jacobs bags,
yes, we belong together
like Carrie and Big.

Wait, bad example.
You would not be unfaithful.
would you? Well? Would you?

How silly I am
to doubt the great love we share;
I know you are mine.

Bright leather, fun shapes,
your shoulder straps never dig;
I am so grateful.

You carry my stuff:
lip balm, iPod, Boots handcream,
and you never whine.

The best part of you
is that, more often than not,
you make me look good.

Even when I wear
nothing fancy -- jeans and shirt --
you complete me, boo.

In fact, I'll confess,
you're my one true love, my dear...
the exception? Shoes.

Don't be cross with me,
for how can I carry you
if my flats aren't cute?