Oh, Lady Gaga. Here’s her ladyship exiting her hotel in London, tempting fate and testing the patience of fashion lovers everywhere with a particularly outlandish hat choice. (I enjoy how all the Brits in these pics look particularly blasé about the whole situation.) When regarded individually, everything she’s wearing is pretty amazing, though I contend that her hat belongs in a museum and not on the head of an actual human being, for obvious reasons.
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Kelly Ripa owns a weird little spot in my heart. I’m generally averse to morning show-style patter and generally avoid wakeup television except for the Charlie Rose-helmed CBS Morning Show. (In case you’ve always suspected that I’m a senior citizen masquerading as a 20-something New Yorker, there’s another piece of evidence for your conspiracy.) Every now and then, though, I stumble across Live with Kelly and Michael, and I’m struck by how warm, quick and funny Kelly is.
Kate Bosworth just launched her second capsule collection for TopShop in NYC last week, and here she is on her way to the big Soho TopShop shindig with brand new husband, director Michael Polish, and the ever-adorable Burberry Heart Leather and Haircalf Satchel. Before you start swooning uncontrollably over those heart-printed haircalf panels, we unfortunately couldn’t locate this bag anywhere, but we did find a haircalf Burberry tote with the same print for $1,857 at Matches Fashion.
Taylor Swift is not someone who pops up on PB very frequently, despite the fact that she does lay claim to a respectable designer bag stash. And yet, here’s Taylor leaving the gym in West Hollywood carrying a dark green Christian Louboutin Farida Tote – a bag I personally think is pretty underrated, though I definitely prefer the Farida in its multi-tone variations.
Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson was recently spotted leaving La Conversation Cafe in West Hollywood with an unidentified pooch companion. If her bag is giving you a little deja vu, you’re not alone – that’s the Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour Bag, and yes, it’s very much like a Saint Laurent Birkin. Even so, it’s a very attractive bag, IMO, and wonderfully minimalistic.
Eva Mendes was spotted on her way to a taping of The View in NYC carrying a glossy green Marni Top Flap Triple Gusset Shoulder Bag. This Marni bag boasts an accordion-like interior with three separate compartments, and a shoulder strap which you can expand with a series of snaps. You can’t have Eva’s boyfriend, but you can console yourself with her handbag, which is now available for pre-order in navy blue for $1,460 at Neiman Marcus.
Nicky Hilton has added a new bag to her stash, and it’s an Hermes bag – quelle surprise! Here she is, getting her nails done in Beverly Hills with a cheery red Hermes Constance Shoulder Bag in tow. (It looks like she went with a very on-trend pale, muted pink polish, BTW. Let the fashion world take note.) Her gladiator sandals are the same Balenciagas we saw her in at Fashion Week, oh so many weeks ago.
It can be oddly easy to forget that stars are actually people. The vast majority of famous folks conduct their private lives in ways that aren’t all too unfamiliar – they decorate for the holidays, they take their kids to fun activities on the weekends, they gather up for family photos. There’s perhaps no better place on Earth to observe this phenomenon than the Mr.
Mary-Kate Olsen recently carried a staggering $80k(ish) worth of assets in plain sight through LAX…in the form of two alligator bags from her own designer label, The Row. Here she is, about to be engulfed by the paps, carrying both the $34,000 The Row Alligator Backpack and The Row Alligator Carry All Tote. We couldn’t find an exact price for the Carry All, but based on the pricing of similar bags by the brand, we would guesstimate that its price sits somewhere in the $35-$40,000 range.
Coach’s new Borough bags are HUGE right now – but they’re also very small. Case in point: here’s January Jones, leaving a CVS in LA in a bit of a huff, carrying a Coach Mini Borough Bag. We saw SJP carrying the full-size Coach Borough Bag a couple weeks ago. Even before its official release, the Borough bag had already found its way into many celeb hands, and we have no doubt that the mini will do the same.