If I’ve learned anything today, it’s that there are a wealth of reality TV stars that I am not at all familiar with, despite my best efforts. If I’ve learned a second thing, it’s that they mainly prefer Céline and Chanel bags.
Watch out, Monsieur Louboutin. Giuseppe Zanottis were all over celebrity feet at Cannes this year, and certain styles are experiencing a crazy surge in popularity, even among women who did not get to make all-expense-paid trips to France recently.
Celebrities: they’re just like us! Well, they’re just like us in that they have handbag preferences, anyway. Because we keep close watch on the day-to-day handbag choices of Hollywood’s biggest bag lovers, we tend to pick up on those preferences over time, and today, we’re here to talk about what it is that supermodel Miranda Kerr likes in a handbag.
Celebs can cycle through designer handbags at a break-neck speed, so when certain celebs keep carrying the same bags for weeks or even months, we notice. Case in point: Chrissy Teigen is currently only carrying The Row Classic 5 Tote, though she mixes it up by carrying the same style in a variety of sizes and colorways.
Here are things I have learned about this year’s Cannes Film Festival solely by reading internet headlines: People can’t avoid questions about Woody Allen. Kristen Stewart’s movie got booed, but also got a standing ovation. Blake Lively made a booty-centric comment that has people mildly enraged.
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.