As we careen toward the end of summer, it’s once again time to gather ’round in our cut-off jean shorts and semi-sheer tanks and reexamine some of the best bag looks of the season. We had strong showings from brands like Givenchy, Fendi and Saint Laurent, which should come as a surprise to no one.
Celebrity Style and Fashion
[Editor’s Note: This week, our staff is on PurseBlog Summer Break, so we’re posting a reduced schedule of new features and updated favorites. Below, check out one of our favorite posts from 2014, updated with a bunch of new exotic bags.]
Friday is National Handbag Day (did we already mention that?), and that means that our week is even more dedicated to handbags than it usually is.
There are two clear winners of this round-up: Fendi and Louis Vuitton. And, interestingly enough, almost every Louis Vuitton bag represented here is one of the brand’s classic logo designs instead of the newer, more subtle styles. Is it possible that celebs are getting nostalgic for logos as the brand purges some of its popular monogram styles of yesteryear?
Few models have the career longevity of the perptually gorgeous, seemingly-aging-backward Naomi Campbell. She’s been a fixture in the industry since I was in elementary school, still walks in runway shows with some regularity and is still beloved by fashion people as one of a dying breed of bad-girl models.
This week, celebs have surprised us with a few rather obscure handbag choices from lesser-known brands that are at the peripheries of our radar, as well as bags from the major brands that generally have a lower profile. In a bizarre and disorienting twist, this week’s most boring bag pick actually came from Rihanna , of all people, but only because she’s been carrying her Dior Diorama bags for months now, as if it were her job.
Edie Parker‘s simple, chic plexiglass clutches have really taken off with celebrities this summer. These clutches have become so de riguer in recent months that it’s starting to feel somewhat rare to spot a celeb carrying a clutch from any other brand.
Model Chrissy Teigen is know for a lot of things–for gracing the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover, for having excellent taste in men (she’s married to John Legend), for being a little bit rowdy on Twitter–but today (and all days), we’re here to talk about something very specific: her excellent taste in bags.
LA readers, please dish! When you dine at Craig’s, are you guaranteed at least three celebrity sightings? Because the flood of paparazzi photos coming from outside of Craig’s would certainly suggest as much. Craig’s is obviously one of the preferred paparazzi hotspots for any celeb looking to generate a little free publicity, and it’s also one of our best resources for fabulous, full frontal celeb handbag pics.