I’m a bit biased, but I think all of the celebs featured herein are influential, albeit some of them only in fashion. In a larger sense, only one has made a lasting cultural impact that propelled her onto this year’s Time 100 list, and only one has the clout to bring one of her favorite designers along to the gala as her escort.
Celebs have turned back to their Chanel bags and Birkins in a big way this week, and it seems fitting, because what else should you carry when you’re standing on a helipad? Love them or hate them, few bags communicate the sense of wealth and power that a Birkin can, and that’s why the celebs we both love and hate (and love to hate) will continue to carry Birkins until the end of time.
As you might have heard, Reed Krakoff is back, and celebs have rallied around him to help him launch his new collab with Kohl’s. Launching a collab with a mass-market retailer a year after you shutter your luxury brand is strange timing indeed, but if you liked Krakoff’s old line but balked at the prices, there’s a 100% chance you’ll want to see these ultra affordable REED x Kohl’s bags.
You don’t have to watch many episodes of Top Chef to notice that Padma Lakshmi is extremely polished. That might be an understatement: she’s almost imposingly polished. When you stack that on top of being beautiful and very smart, it’s not surprising that even the paparazzi rarely catch her looking at all ruffled.
We have long admired Miranda Kerr because few celebs (yes, even supermodels) make A-list style look so effortless. Last week, we showed you all the chunky heels Taylor Swift has been favoring as she continues to careen through the fly-by-night fashion preferences of her mid-twenties, but if the thought of chunky heels (and being in your mid-twenties) triggers a slight gag reflex, well, Miranda’s sartorial shoe game is the perfect antidote to all of that.
You can mark every spring by one recurring fashion trend: the return of the mini bag. They’re back every year right around now, and this year, they seem to be more miniature than ever. (But, then again, I feel like I say that every year.) In addition to a fresh crop of mini bags, we also have a double dose of jet-setting Jennifer Lopez for you, plus an appearance by her eminence Judge Judy, whom we would include in many more celeb handbag roundups, if given the opportunity.