After 11 days of red carpets, photo calls, parties and supermodels in nearly naked dresses, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, and now, all we have left are the pictures of absurdly attractive, absurdly wealthy people and their absurdly gorgeous handbags.
Customization is a huge accessories trend no matter when it happens. An ever-increasing number of brands offer hot stamping or monogramming to help customers feel like they’re purchasing something special, and shoppers can add anything from furry monster charms to after-market pavé diamond-encrusted hardware to their bags once they’ve swiped their credit cards.
Most handbags, even popular ones, match to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of style. Some skew older or younger, or to creative type or those with high-powered office jobs. Bags are functional pieces of design, after all, and different design is appropriate for different people with different kinds of lives.
Cannes is still happening (more on that soon), but most of the celebs whose handbag choices we’re looking at today have choses to keep their very famous feet solidly on US shores. Of course, some of them have young babies at home, or very important lunch dates to keep, or they just now live in fear of fielding questions about whether or not they are indeed Becky With The Good Hair.
As you’re probably aware, the Cannes Film Festival is happening right now, and celebs are headed to France with all their best handbags, except for the ones that aren’t. But if you’re an actress with substantial movie industry cred (or a supermodel with absolutely zero) traipsing through LAX this week, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll make an appearance on the red carpet at Cannes.
Jessica Alba is much more public about spending time with her family than other celebs, and she seems oddly undeterred by paparazzi attention. She brunches, she does playdates, she promotes The Honest Company, she makes office and juice runs and she seems generally content to live out her life in the public eye.
Honestly, Sarah Jessica Parker‘s enthusiasm for her own line of shoes makes me like her shoes a lot more. Celebs are frequently quick to lend their name to some fashion line for the right amount of cachiche, and while the brands who foot the bill are glad to have you think those celebs were deeply involved in every aspect of the design process, there’s seldom evidence that they were on-hand to give feedback for more than 45 minutes total.