It takes a truly special cause to get brands as exclusive as Celine and Prada to abandon their normally sky-high pricing structures, but with Born Free, they’ve done just that. Born Free is a charity fashion initiative that combines the powers of Vogue and ShopBop to bring together 22 top designers in an effort to end fetal AIDS transmission worldwide by December 31, 2015.
The stars of The Other Woman have been promoting their new movie all across the globe. Last week, we spotted Kate Upton carrying a Fendi 3Jours Shopping Tote while doing a little shopping with costar Leslie Mann in Paris, and this week we have Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz carrying (sort of) matching Celine Luggage Totes at the airport in Sydney, Australia!
Here’s supermodel Molly Sims, arriving on a late night flight at LAX after a trip to New York to launch a new salad collection at Wendy’s (I know that sounds like something ridiculous I just made up, but it’s not). She’s carrying a tidy, taupe Celine Trapeze Bag with suede panels, natch. In one of these photos, you’ll notice that someone else is carrying a very nice customized Goyard Duffle Bag (possibly on Molly’s behalf).
It wasn’t hard to figure out exactly what Phoebe Philo was getting at with her Celine Fall 2014 handbags. The bags, divided into slim envelope clutches and larger top-handle satchels, were a deliberate rumination on how handbags come together into three-dimensional objects, and especially with the satchels, Philo showed her work. The bags’ gussets were held tenuously together with big metal buttons, and because of the minimalist construction, the corners gapped open, occasionally exposing the stuffing inside.
Here’s Hilary Duff, leaving the gym in West Hollywood (in a pair of heels, no less!), clearly showered, blow-dried and ready to take on her post-workout day. She’s carrying both a Celine Luggage Tote and a Givenchy Antigona Bag – one bag for pre-gym, one bag for post-gym, I suppose? Celine bags aren’t sold online, but you can pick up a pale grey Givenchy Antigona similar to Hilary’s for $2,435 at Barneys.
Fox Sports football personality Erin Andrews was recently spotted heading from LAX to JFK for the impending Super Bowl festivities. As you can see, she’s overloaded with not just a Celine Luggage Tote, but also a Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote, which means her airport handbag game is about as tight as it gets. (Also, sports personality ladies, we clearly haven’t been paying you enough attention.
Khloe Kardashian was recently spotted shuffling off to the gym with an overstuffed black Celine Phantom Luggage Tote. Celine is one of Khloe’s favorite brands, and she owns several impressive Celine bags, including both a buttery yellow Celine Phantom Luggage Tote and a brown suede one, as well as a python front-flap Celine Trapeze Bag. The Luggage Totes come in an ever-expanding variety of color and finish combinations, but the default Luggage Tote for most celebs seems to be a solid black bag like Khloe’s, or a solid navy blue or beige bag.
I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Celine Summer 2014, which is coming to a boutique near you soon, contains old favorites like the Luggage and Phantom Luggage Totes, Trapeze Bag and Gourmette Bag in some awesome new colors and combinations. The bad news is that the crazy Celine runway bags are also being produced.
At first, I sat down to update and refresh the look we took in 2012 at celebrities and their Celine Luggage Totes. Once I started digging, though, it became clear that adding a dozen new pictures to the original post wouldn’t do stars’ love for their Celine bags any justice. Instead, it would require a full follow-up to the original investigation (I use that term loosely), and that’s what we have for you today.
Here’s Tamara Ecclestone and her husband Jay Rutland, making an impromptu visit to the beach (with a chummy paparazzo in tow) after having lunch at a beachside restaurant in Santa Monica. You can’t see him in this first photo, but the couple was also joined by their adorable poof of a teacup Pomeranian. That is indeed a brilliant blue Celine Python Phantom Luggage Tote sitting in the sand.