Tomorrow kicks off New York Fashion Week, and we are excited and a wee bit stressed to get started. However, I feel so lucky to be part of the events, and I look forward to sharing the things that I see with you all. One of the best ways to do that is via social media, and of course we are on every platform and plan to give you a behind-the-scenes look of how we experience fashion week.
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An interesting design on a well-known bag is sure to get people talking, and that is what I know will happen with this Proenza Schouler PS1. The boys behind the brand released an array of artistic bold prints for Spring 2013, and my favorite rendition is the crowd print. We didn’t cover this bag in our previous roundup, but I’m glad we left it out so I could highlight it in more depth.
There are few brands from which I will happily buy monogrammed pieces, and Louis Vuitton is one of them. It’s not that I actively seek LV out, but somehow, it seems to seek me out – Louis Vuitton just does that to me. The brand has reinvented its monogram in so many ways that it never feels old to me, which is a pretty neat trick on the part of the brand’s designers.
I’m a jewelry girl, but I’m not a jewelry girl. When it comes to accessories, I will always opt to splurge on handbags before shoes or jewelry. When it is time to buy some jewels, I love a trendy statement piece and I don’t seek out precious stones or solid gold. However, if I were to do so, I might turn to Hermes Exceptional Jewelry – when you have hundreds of thousands of imaginary dollars to spend on jewelry and you already love the Hermes brand, then why not?
It seems so hard to pop into the handbag world out of nowhere and grab hold of enough attention to get things going, but sometimes designers manage to make that happen; at the moment, Belstaff is on a roll. Don’t be confused, Belstaff has been making men’s and women’s bags and shoes since 1924, but in the past few months the revival has been amazing.
One of my absolutely favorite things is when a designer I already know and love starts designing handbags that I can get behind. It’s such an amazing feeling to see a great designer take on the accessory world and do well, and when it happens, I follow closely. The Rag & Bone aesthetic is right up my alley, with a downtown, cool-girl vibe for an everyday wearable line.
I’ve owed you all a Purseonals for quite some time, and although it’s been a while, I think this particular Purseonal is worth the wait. I fell in love with Gucci all over again this fall and winter, so much so that my current go-to bag is my Gucci Lady Stirrup Top Handle Bag. Finished in the perfect burgundy hue, this bag combines a structured ladylike design with touches of classic Gucci that are familiar and well-loved.
Oscar de la Renta is the king of elegance and glamour, so it only makes sense that his unique, highly detailed aesthetic continues to flourish in his accessories collections. I’ve watched his handbags transform, becoming more refined and beautiful season by season, and it’s fitting that the designer has one of the best clutch games out there. When it comes to evening wear, Oscar knows how to transform a woman into her most beautiful self, and it’s now clear that he also knows how to help her accessorize her most glamourous self.
When I look at my handbag collection, I always find that I am lacking when it comes to neutral colors. I’m usually drawn to bold shades, but having a great neutral bag is mighty important, and I am now on the hunt for one myself. The best part about neutral hues is you can carry the bag for every season and many years – the shades work with warm winter colors and bright spring pastels alike.
BCBG Max Azria is a name we all know, but I’m not sure I’ve ever really looked to the brand for its accessories. That’s all going to change now, though, because after playing with some BCBG bags last week, I’m hooked. Not only are the styles really chic, but the prices are also so fair that each item seems like a smart choice.