Today is a very happy day that comes but four times a year: a day when we get to gaze upon new Celine handbags, for the brand has uploaded its lookbook on to this here Internet in such a way that my handbag-snooping powers were able to find it. Thus, I present to you the Celine Winter 2013 Handbags, and there certainly are a few changes and new additions to the line worth noting, both for better and for worse.
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Although I don’t watch Pretty Little Liars myself, I seem to be in the minority among the PurseBlog team, as well as among my friends in general. When Gossip Girl started to lose its luster, a lot of women who were looking for a similarly soapy good time started watching the ABC Family show, but don’t let the network’s name fool you – the PLL’s appeal seems to go far beyond the tweens and teens that you’d expect.
First Net-a-Porter tipped off the second-markdowns season, and now Barneys is at it, taking even deeper discounts off the store’s already killer selection of marked down bags, shoes and clothes. If you’re smart, you’ll look out for Givenchy bags and Prada footwear – the selections are great, but not as great as the prices. Of course, you’re going to want to hurry, because second discounts always spark a feeding frenzy.
I remember the heyday of the hobo. Back when I first got into handbags, circa 2005, hobos were just as popular as crossbodies are today; they weren’t the flashiest It Bags on the scene, but they were the thing everyone had in their closets for when they needed to, you know, actually carry something functional. Then, of course, the era of the “optional crossbody strap” dawned, and after that, the straps weren’t so optional anymore – if you were carrying a shoulder bag, it had a long strap, with few exceptions.
We’ve shown you the basics of what Edie Parker can do with her hand-made, retro-modern acrylic clutches, but as it turns out, the brand has only begun to experiment with inlays and textures. First came evening bags with words on them, and now, Edie Parker designer Brett Heyman has gotten even more advanced with birds and flowers for Resort 2014. As we all know by now, Moda Operandi has a soft spot for playfully luxurious clutches, so it should come as no surprise that Parker’s sunny collection is available for pre-order on the site as we speak.
The problem I’ve always had with Father’s Day gift-giving advice is that it’s so one-size-fits-all. It always seems to assume that all dads play golf, drink beer or Scotch and need tools to fix things around the house – my dad does none of those things, and never has, even though I totally think of him as an archetypical, all-American father.
It’s been a great week for musical-chairs fashion rumors and it’s only Wednesday. Yesterday, we explored whether or not Marc Jacobs might be leaving his longtime post at Louis Vuitton, and today, Women’s Wear Daily has him as the prospective leader of Coach after Reed Krakoff departs in 2014. Over at The Cut, however, they’re floating Emma Hill’s name as the ideal heir to the Coach throne.
The only thing better than the start of a sale is when a store marks down the sale items even lower, and over at the Net-a-Porter Sale, second-markdown season has officially begun. NAP is the first major online retailer to offer additional discounts on its sale pieces, and in addition to that, its added even more stuff to the sale section for your bargain-shopping pleasure.
I tend to think it’s bad new for a Housewives franchise when an episode that objectively should have been highly entertaining fails to get me excited. Last night’s shenanigans on Real Housewives of Orange County, from taxi-jumping to bed-peeing, didn’t do much to move the needle on my imaginary excitement meter. Perhaps it’s my personal fatigue at watching grown women act like children, or maybe Vicki in particular simply sucks all the air out of the room.
When I spoke to Net-a-Porter fashion director Holli Rodgers a few weeks ago regarding Pre-Fall and Fall 2013′s big accessories trends, she expressed a bit of a reticence toward animal prints, and leopard in particular. In fact, Rodgers reported that she had tried to make it through the whole buying season without adding any leopard-print bags to the Net-a-Porter fall roster, although that didn’t quite come to pass.