This week, celebs are dividing their time between St.Tropez, the West End, New York music festivals and the never-ending summer movie press circuit. And Craig’s, of course. (Like clockwork, you can always count on half a dozen Real Housewives to sup at Craig’s on any given week.) What are A-listers (and debatable B through D-listers) carrying at these high profile outings all over the globe, you ask?
Celeb photos stress me out sometimes. For example, Ariel Winter is now legally old enough to get into certain clubs, which could get really weird, really fast. One of our favorite bag collectors is going through what is undoubtedly a very tough break-up this week, and a certain celeb’s Victoria Beckham get-up has me deeply, if temporarily, regretting all the life choices I made that led to me not being a sample size.
Celebrities are lucky for a lot of reasons, not least of which because they often get their hands on a bag before we ever can. Personally, I’ve always liked that brands give bags out early to famous friends–it makes it easy for me to see a bag being worn and gage how it translates from stock image to real life.
Last week, Real Housewives lunched together, up-and-coming supermodels dined together, Eva Longoria packed a Birkin and got out of Dodge, and several of our most glamorous celebs promoted their multiple movies or TV shows. (Because they can never have just one.) Collective celeb handbag preferences continue to branch out in both Gucci‘s and Christian Louboutin‘s directions, while still staying true to Givenchy, Saint Laurent, The Row, and of course, Hermès and Chanel.
This seems like an especially flashy celeb handbag roundup, mostly because so many people carried multi-thousand dollar handbags to LAX, PCW, or various international summer soirees. And, of course, several of them did so while on the arms of their significant others or spouses, who all happen to have multi-million dollar net worths.
We are all in for a treat today, because it’s Paris Couture Week and our photo service is flooded with photos of the celebs that really matter: the fashion editors, of course. Maybe Esther Quek isn’t a household name yet (or as much of a household name as an Anna Dello Russo might be), but you’re going to want to start paying attention to what she has to wear and what she has to say.
Couture Week runs on a different schedule than the regular fashion seasons. Because clients order directly from the brands and designers don’t need extra time to collect orders from and ship stock to retailers, you don’t get the six-month lead time between the show and the season in which the clothing is intended to be worn.