There are many ways to get into the holiday spirit. For some people, it might be beginning your holiday shopping, listening to festive music or getting your inaugural gingerbread latte at Starbucks. For Olympia Le-Tan, it’s apparently creating another of signature book-themed clutches. We tend to agree with her, though – what better way to get in the holiday spirit then toting around a holiday classic like this Olympia Le-Tan How The Grinch Stole Christmas Embroidered Clutch to all your holiday parties?
Designers like Fendi, The Row and Tom Ford all put great emphasis on fur during their Fall 2013 collections, both in ready-to-wear or accessories. For me, though, it was this 3.1 Phillip Lim Fur Front Leather Racer Bag that was not only a standout piece on the runway, but more importantly, redefined fur from the way I remember my great-grandmother’s mink fur coat.
If you can’t believe it’s Novemeber already, that makes one of us. Before we know it, the year 2013 will be coming to a close, and with the end of the year comes a lot of holiday traveling, whether it be across state lines or cross-country. Either way, a bag of some sort will making the traveling experience all the more pleasant, beyond simply being necessary for the journey.
Wow, I can’t believe I just wrote “Weekend of November 1st.” Does anyone know where October went, because I sure don’t. Another end to a hectic week and the only way I see fit to reward ourselves is with another dose of bag deals. The spectrum of choices this week is so wide that something is bound to tickle your fancy.
Home decor impresario Jonathan Adler is know for his modern, unconventional and quirky interior aesthetic. Can he do the same with handbags? His Fall 2013 collection marks Adler’s strongest foray into accessories yet, and his aesthetic is evident, especially with this Jonathan Adler Medium Hex Handle Tote. When a designer from another area turns to handbags, his or her aesthetic is going to be different from those who are practiced in the art of the bag.
While I’ve always has a soft spot in my heart for the downtown chic Balenciaga City Bag, I’m also a fan of creative director Alexander Wang’s brand new Balenciaga Le Dix Bag. His designs are sleek, simple, and very ladylike. However, after looking this Balenciaga Tube Round M Tote Bag, I couldn’t help but be more appreciative Wang predecessor Nicolas Ghesquière.
Today marks my last day of interning with the PurseBlog team. This has been an incredible experience, and I’m so happy to have been able to write and share my thoughts with everyone! I thought that, as my last post, I would like to talk about one of my all-time favorite brands: Alexander McQueen. I’m a particular fan of the McQueen skull-clasp cluthes, and as soon as I saw this Alexander McQueen Floral-Embellished Skull Clasp Clutch, I knew it was the perfect bag to cover.
While winter is slowly approaching here in NYC, I’d love this Sam Edelman Bryn Pouchette Bag to add a little bit of sunshine to my winter wardrobe. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Christian Louboutin Spike Clutch, and ever since, I’ve been obsessed with spiked accessories. Sam Edelman’s shoulder bag isn’t as extreme as Louboutin’s clutch, but this design should steal some attention anyway.
I will never forget the first time I saw a Alexander Wang Printed Lizard Emile Satchel. I first saw someone toting around this satchel on the subway in Soho, and I will admit I was not familiar with any of Alexander Wang’s designs at the time. I was waiting for the R train on my way to class when a chic young woman in her 20s stood next to me on the platform, carrying a black leather satchel.
A lock and key on a bag isn’t anything new – Chloe Paddington, anyone? On the other hand, a door latch used as a clasp? That’s more unexpected, a little bit fabulous, and, dare I say, genius.
As my track record on this site would indicate, I tend to gravitate towards conversation pieces, and the Viktor and Rolf Lock Chain Clutch is definitely one of them.