I like to joke that it’s always Fashion Week somewhere, but lately, that seems to be factually correct. We’ve had Pre-Fall 2016 shows happening regularly for months, and then the men’s shows happened in London, Paris and Milan for a seemingly interminable amount of time, and then, last week, it was Paris Couture Week.
Not all designers are as liberal with their celeb freebies as others, and this sometimes makes it hard to assess the true success of any given designer style. On the one hand, we can be sure that the celebs who do carry these bags do so because they genuinely like them, but on the other hand, it’s hard to know how many celebrities even shop for themselves, even when they seem to do little else.
As A-list stars go, Cate Blanchett tends to fly under the press radar a little bit. She’s been married to an Australian playwright for nearly 20 years, so there’s little in the way of salacious gossip about her personal life to feed the Internet’s usual curiosity about celebs, and unless she’s promoting a film or project, she tends to keep a low profile.
For months, I have labored under the impression that The Nice Guy was a late night hang-out for celebs, and while that’s not entirely untrue (they have a special “late night” menu, an impressive drinks menu, and a exceptional whiskey menu), it may shock you to find that The Nice Guy is actually a restaurant first.
Our photo service runneth over with fantastic handbag (and designer shoe) pics from this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards. (By the way, you guys are checking out our weekly celebrity designer shoe round-ups, yes? They are also penned by yours truly.) The CCAs are a slightly more low-key affair than your Golden Globes or Oscars, and historically, they’ve been bigger on industry cred than Hollywood glamour.
We have quite the variety of celeb footwear to showcase this week. Celebs have recently strapped on everything from highly unseasonal strappy sandals to knee-high boots (yes, that was Hailey Baldwin, how did you know?), and there’s a pleasing surplus of Louboutins here too, of course, because it’s still awards season.
We probably could’ve populated this entire post with celebs who attended Stella McCartney’s Pre-Fall 2016 presentation, but the celebuverse truly delivered this week. Pre-fall shows are just a special bonus, as awards show season will keep us stocked with plenty of pics of Cate Blanchett and other A-list actresses through early February.