Most people think that when we go to Fashion Week, we’re mainly looking at the clothes going down the runway. In reality, Fashion Week has become just as much about what people outside of the shows wear and carry as what’s going on inside, and I love seeing all the bags on display. While there were Chanel and Celine bags galore, a different bag and brand stood out to me: the Jason Wu Daphne Bag.
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Sharon Stone is FINALLY making the leap to cable TV! (Can you believe she’s avoided it for this long?) Here’s Sharon wrapping up a day of filming for TNT’s Agent X in Vancouver. Sharon is carrying a black Alexander McQueen Heroine Zip Tote, which makes perfect sense because she’s playing America’s first female Vice President – a bag called Heroine seems like an obvious choice, even though powerful women in politics sometimes catch flack for carrying expensive bags.
Actress Margot Robbie was recently spotted leaving LA via LAX after the Oscars, where she made headlines for wearing a gorgeous Saint Laurent gown and debuting her newly brunette locks on the red carpet. (You might recognize a blonde Margot from The Wolf of Wall Street. She played “The Duchess.”) Margot is carrying a tidy black Fendi 2Jours Petite Tote here.
David and Victoria Beckham were recently spotted heading into a Paris train station with a fitting assortment of high-end carry-alls in tow (including one of Victoria’s own designs, natch). David’s carrying a Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Keepall Bag, and Victoria has one of her own Victoria Beckham Liberty Totes on her arm. You can purchase David’s Keepall for $1,880 at Louis Vuitton.
When it comes to handbags at the Oscars, stars usually play it safe; the stage is huge, and in general, none of them want to take a risk that lands them in a spot to be ridiculed. The handbag choices at the 2014 Academy Awards followed in that line of thought, but there were a few pieces here and there (in addition to a lot of traditional prettiness) that made our evening bag spidey senses tingle.
Here’s everyone’s teenage celebrity sweetheart Elle Fanning, leaving paparazzi-magnet Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills and carrying a precious little Valentino Rockstud Mini Crossbody Bag. This dainty crossbody is the perfect complement to her lacy mini dress and blank ankle boots. (Is it inappropriate to have a girl crush on a 15 year old? Probably.) You can get a Mini in a similar color with fewer studs for $1,495 at Neiman Marcus.
Amanda Seyfried was recently caught by the paps in the midst of a major “STARS: they’re just like us!” moment: grocery shopping at a Trader Joe’s in West Hollywood! Amanda looks refreshingly low-key here, with her tousled locks and athletic sweats. You’ll notice she’s accessorized her post-gym look with an eye-catching Givenchy Floral Nightingale Bag. You can buy Amanda’s exact bag for $2,690 at Barneys.
Supreme bagmaster Jessica Alba was recently spotted en route to Paris Fashion Week via LAX, carrying a bright red Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Bag. She’s also wearing a pair of black leather Jenni Kayne d’Orsay flats. You can find Jessica’s exact “rouge” Sac at Nordstrom for $2,950. While we rarely see her carry the same handbag twice here on PB, we know for a fact that Jessica swears by her Jenni Kaynes.
Here’s Naya Rivera leaving lunch at Urth Caffe in West Hollywood, pairing a sporty all-black ensemble and work boots with a Chanel Vintage Quilted Briefcase, curiously enough. This juice bar seems to be constantly teeming with young celebrities, and its parking lot is a popular paparazzi haunt/stake-out locale. Naya seems to be in the process of tweaking her personal style as of late.
If you’re one of the zillions of Scandal fans out there, you already know that our one true hero, Olivia Pope, returns to television after a too-long holiday hiatus in a little over 24 hours. In the two-and-a-half seasons of Scandal that have already transpired, DC political fixer Olivia, played by the excellent Kerry Washington, has become something of a wardrobe icon for women who work hard, love luxury and want to look both professional and totally feminine in both their professional and personal lives.