Carry-On-Bags

Hi Megs and Amanda!

I’ve been looking for the perfect travel tote in the past year or so. I’ve purchased a few that have fared well for business (Michael Kors, Cole Haan, etc.), but finding that perfect carryon tote/bag for vacation or long haul trips has eluded me.

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A few months ago, Dior announced that Rihanna would be the brand’s newest face, and the brand’s first black campaign star of all time. Yesterday, the first images from the pop superstar’s campaign hit the Internet, and they’re gorgeous.

Rihanna’s campaign is for the new Christian Dior Diorama Bag, and the images, shot by Steven Klein, are centered around a secret garden theme.

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Fashion can be a lot of things, but when it’s at its very best, it’s about fantasy. We all have bags in the backs of our minds that we’d love to see in our closets, and for many of us, those bags are exotics, special orders or hard-to-find pieces from brands whose wares are extremely scarce to begin with.

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Late in the evening on a Thursday night in February, I snapped. We were smack in the middle of the coldest winter of my life, and I was up late editing a Scandal recap that just didn’t want to fall into place.

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Bottega Veneta is impressive in a lot of ways–materials, construction, longevity–but perhaps most impressive is the brand’s refusal to float along with the trends of the moment. At Bottega, creative director Tomas Maier instead uses brand signatures, woven intrecciato leather and beyond, to construct a wardrobe of bags that real, grown women would be proud to wear.

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College graduations have started happening around the country (southerners: we do this stuff early), and that means that many of you might have someone in your life who’s about to venture into the world of work on wobbly deer legs for the first time, and that person might even be you.

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The Givenchy Nightingale was the first Givenchy bag I ever became aware of; before the brand became a handbag juggernaut with multiple super-popular designs, the Nightingale was the first one to catch the eyes of celebs and fashion people. For Pre-Fall 2015, the bag is getting a minimalist new makeover.

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A lot of you responded with your own tales of woe when Megs wrote about getting caught in the rain with her pale pink Givenchy Antigona, so I suppose it shouldn’t surprise anyone that The Handbag Raincoat exist and is available to purchase at Shopbop in three sizes.

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It’s hard to be unimpressed with anything that happens at golden hour in Palm Springs, which is exactly when the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 show took place last week. Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquiere brought the spectacle to the West Coast, mining the region’s color scheme and desert palms for a collection full of lovely accessories for cool girls and sophisticated women alike.

Scandal-S4E21-Recap

Foxtail. Do you remember “Foxtail” being mentioned on any previous episode of Scandal? I do not, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. The shady B-613 project was eventually revealed, but we’ll have to wait until next week to see if it comes to fruition.

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