Cookie Lyon is not a woman trying to fly under the radar. Not only is Empire‘s heroine a rags-to-riches story, but she spent 17 years in prison in the process, and that kind of forced sacrifice did not inspire in her the desire to go unnoticed.


If you’re one of the literally millions of people impatiently awaiting the season premiere of Empire tomorrow, you know why we’ve convened today to celebrate the handbag stylings of Taraji P. Henson. She plays Cookie Lyon, who’s not only the show’s heart and soul, but also its most fantastic character and the carrier of some of the most notable designer bags on television.


Black leather is an extremely safe bet if you want to look glam for Fashion Week; that’s why we see a notable uptick in celebs wearing black leather motorcycle jackets and carrying Givenchy bags every September.


The fashion on the red carpet at last night’s 2015 Emmy Awards was a little bit more adventurous than we’ve seen at a high-profile awards ceremony in the recent past, and thankfully, plenty of actresses also added cute little clutches to their outfits.


New York Fashion Week is happening now (this seems like one of the longer Fashion Weeks, no?), and countless celebrities are being ferried through JFK on their way to front rows all over town. Givenchy and Hermès seem to be the celeb brands of choice for all NYFW travel-related purposes this week.


New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 draws to a close today, and before we (figuratively) jaunt off to London, we’re taking a look back at the best celebrity style inspiration we found outside of the week’s huge lineup of shows.


It looks like the Prada Inside Bag is primed to be a popular celeb choice for Fall 2015. It’s only recently been made available to Prada’s loyal following, both celeb and mere mortal, but I expect we’ll be seeing a fair bit of it from now through September.


Jessica Simpson loves handbags. We’ve all known that since she made her white Louis Vuitton Multicolore Speedy famous on The Newlyweds while I was still in high school, and although she’s transitioned from singer/reality star to businesswoman in the intervening years, her accessories obsession as not budged.


Celebrities play an important role in any luxury brand’s ecosystem. Advertising can only go so far; shoppers often look to celebrities for style inspiration (whether we like to admit it or not), so it’s always interesting to watch how stars react to an important new design.


Celebrities are going minimal with the new Valentino My Rockstud Bag. The use of the word “Rockstud” in the name is a bit of a misnomer, because unlike everything else Rockstudded, this bag (rather surprisingly) has precious few actual studs.

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