Cosmetic Bags

One of the bags I think about the least but probably get the most use out of is my cosmetic bag. I use it daily, it travels with me and, quite frankly, I don’t take very good care of it. I should take better care of it, but instead I think I take my cute little cosmetic bag for granted.

Kate Spade Garance Dore Georgie Coin Purse

Like many little girls, I always looked forward to trips to my grandmother’s house. In addition to great food and unconditional love, I would almost always get to play with my grandmother’s jewelry, clothes, shoes and bags. While I seemed to find a new treasure with each visit, there was one item that I always made sure to get my hands on – an old and very delicate coin purse.

The Row Cat Eye Sunglasses

I spent last week on vacation in the Hamptons and enjoyed some much needed R&R. The Hamptons may have some parties happening, but for the most part, a getaway to the tip of Long Island means tons of down time. Vlad and I laid by the pool, read, ate, and slept.

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What’s Krazy Unkle Karl up to this week, you ask? Oh, you know, the usual. Powdering his hair, dressing like a goth French cowboy, designin $37,500 collars that are so high they resemble bondage gear. Wait, what was that last part?

Anchor-Accessories

For part of Memorial Day weekend, Vlad and I hopped over to the Hamptons to kick off summer. We didn’t have the best weather, most definitely not sunbathing weather, so instead we walked the beach and picked out future fantasy homes that we want to buy.

Dolce Gabbana Animalier Bicycle

The premier designers of the accessory world have decided that all who love bags should also love a chic bicycle. From the Hermes bicycle to the Chanel bicycle to the Gucci bicycle, some of the best known brands have taken a chance on two-wheelers.

Hermes Rocking Horse

From time to time, we like to take a look at some of the lesser-known products that the world’s biggest brands stock on their websites. From pencils to flasks to wine accouterments, Hermes has always excelled at these nifty little pieces, and the brand certainly has a following that’s dedicated enough to snap up whatever it is it manufactures in order to round out their collections.

I’m often first in line to make gentle fun of things like $700 Hermes wine-raters, but what the company does with some of its products is truly inspirational to those of us who love accessories and the craft that goes into making them.

It’s rare that a designer with as big of a name and as much of a reputation for trend-setting as Proenza Schouler makes anything that is both functional and reasonably affordable, which is why Megs and I have been fans of the Proenza Schouler PS1 Wallet since the very beginning.

I have a serious jewelry problem. All of my favorite stuff is either vintage or costume, so it’s not a spending problem so much as it’s an amount problem. The stuff I wear regularly currently resides in small Ziplock bags inside a white Balenciaga box (which used to contain my iPad case), which sits on top of my dresser.