Celebrity-Bags-May-28

Dear Mr. Joel Silver,

I would like to humbly request an invite to your 2016 Memorial Day Pool Party. I know I’m making this request a full year in advance, but I’m allowing you plenty of time to get your ridiculously impressive, A-lister guest list completely nailed down before you start letting in randos like me.

Rihanna-Christian-Dior-Diorama-Bag

The perks of mega-celebrity are too numerous to list; you can get into any restaurant you want without a reservation, boxes of free stuff arrive at your door every day, you’ve got enough money that you could quit on the spot and never work again.

Celebrity-Handbags-May-26

Every few weeks, the celeb bag trend cycle resets itself, and everyone starts falling back on classic handbags from Hermès, Prada and the like. The hot new bags are still represented here (hello, Chloé Faye!), as are some increasingly popular designer clutch picks for the red carpet, but the big name brands definitely have the majority in this week’s first celebrity bag roundup.

The-Many-Bags-of-Cannes

If you are in the mood to ease into the post-holiday work week with photos of a bunch of rich, gorgeous supermodels walking up and down yacht gangplanks in the French Riviera, then boy do I have some good news for you.

Celebrity-Handbags-May-21

Celebs are heading to Cannes, Amanda is headed back from Turks & Caicos, and I am parked right here, per usual, ready to begin your tour of the best celebrity handbags we’ve seen in the last oh so many days, right on schedule.

Celebrity-Bags-May-19

I look at celeb pics year-round, so I know that when celebrities bust out the floppy spring hats and the floral prints, celebrity beach pics are never far behind. (Also, I know this because I am a human being, and not just because I am some unofficial celebrity behavior and tracking expert.

Rihanna-Dior-Diorama-Handbag-Campaign-1

A few months ago, Dior announced that Rihanna would be the brand’s newest face, and the brand’s first black campaign star of all time. Yesterday, the first images from the pop superstar’s campaign hit the Internet, and they’re gorgeous.

Rihanna’s campaign is for the new Christian Dior Diorama Bag, and the images, shot by Steven Klein, are centered around a secret garden theme.

Celebrity-Handbags-May-14

Our metaphorical cup runneth over with celebrity handbags. We’re still sorting through pics from the hours preceding the Met Ball, and people’s pre-Ball handbags were sometimes more interesting than what they wore later that evening. And yes, you’re right, the Met Ball was last week, but there was so much to look at that we thought a tour through the pre-party looks we missed might be in order, plus some top-notch celebrity looks from the past few days.

Celebrity-Handbags-May-12

I’m only exaggerating a little. There are technically no children in this celeb roundup (wherefore art thou, Kiernan Shipka?), but Hermès is the undisputed favorite this week. Everyone who wasn’t at the Met Ball was apparently on their way home from Morocco following David Beckham’s lavish, three-day 40th birthday celebration last week.

Celebrity-Designer-Handbags-May-7

The powers of the paparazzi are myriad. They have a strange ability to transform a “normal” person into an instant celebrity via their unwanted attention. (It’s happening again this week to the sister of someone you already know and love.) They can always recognize Lady Gaga in all of her various disguises.

The Outnet
Shopbop
Coach
Saks Fifth Ave