Easter Sunday is prime time for springtime bag-watching. Celebs, just like many of us, get swept up in the pageantry of Easter, and they can even be moved to darken the doors of their nearest non-denominational California megachurch.
It’s a strange day at my virtual news desk when an indie musician has the nicest, newest Chanel bag in our entire celebrity handbag roundup. We’re featuring all of our usual Real Housewives, ex-Real Housewives, TV personalities and pop starlets, and yet, some of these high-end handbag selections have frankly seen better days.
Kerry Washington has carved out a space for herself in the fashion world using the pointy heel of a limited-edition Louboutin. She wears an insane amount of rare (and rarely seen again) Loubs in her day to day life, and in my own fantasy world, the brand promptly retires many of the styles afterwards, because how can you top Olivia Pope?
Here’s something I don’t get to wax on about nearly enough for my liking: Netflix celebrities. If you’re a fellow cord-cutter, you’re probably aware that a well-received Netflix series can quietly boost the celebrity profile of actors and actresses that have had a harder time finding success on network television, who haven’t worked in a while (by choice or not) or who are way more popular across the pond.
Earlier this week, Selena Gomez quietly became the most popular person on Instagram, surpassing even her BFF Taylor Swift. Once the media latched on to this factoid, however, it was much less quiet. In fact, Selena has actually gained an additional 2 million followers since the news broke, leaving her ex, Justin Bieber, lagging almost 10 million followers behind.
Selena Gomez wins our handbag exclusivity contest this week (because it’s always a contest) with a logo’d Louis Vuitton satchel that’s hot off the Paris runway. Selena’s in a weird limbo with Louis Vuitton: she carries the brand’s bags frequently and goes to their shows, but unlike most of LV’s celeb faces, she’s never been in one of the company’s campaigns.
Remember the humble Rockstud? It hasn’t really gone anywhere, but it’s been a spell since we’ve seen celebs demonstrate the kind of affection for Valentino’s signature stud that we saw them demonstrate last week. The popular Valentino My Rockstud Tote seemed like an indication that the brand was moving in a more minimal direction, possibly towards a less Rockstudded future, but we doubt that’s happening any time soon.
For those not in the know, Chiara Ferragni is an Italian fashion blogger (The Blonde Salad), author, street style darling and fashion designer with her own line of footwear that we happen to love. In typical fashion blogger…fashion, she also models a bit and lends her fashion cred to other brands when the opportunity is right.
Celebs are over the moon for totes, and they’re carrying everything from ye olde favorites (I mean the Céline Luggage Tote, of course), to gargantuan Hermès bags that threaten to engulf their carriers, to svelte Michael Kors totes that are actually a riff on a Michael Kors style that was immensely popular circa 2014.
Reese Witherspoon is arguably our single most prolific celebrity collector of handbags and shoes. If you’ve ever loved a brightly colored pump or satchel, Reese has that. In fact, she probably has it in triplicate. But her ardor for bright colors has been slipping into overdrive recently, and we’ve seen Reese wearing gorgeous pumps in every color of the rainbow (and a few that definitely fall outside of the ROYGBIV schema).