We see a lot of Hermès bags around here, but rarely do we see collections as spectacular as those of Petra and Tamara Ecclestone. We previously examined who the British heiresses are and where their seemingly endless supplies of dollars come from, and now we’re here to take a true, in-depth look at as many of the Ecclestones’ bags as we can find. In addition to Hermè, get ready to see a lot of Céline. (more…)
Celebrity Style and Fashion(Page 7)
Here are adorable, color-matching BFFs Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss, leaving NYC brunch favorite Sarabeth’s in Tribeca. Both ladies are carrying black Dolce & Gabbana bags. Taylor’s is the Dolce & Gabbana Agata Bag, while Karlie has the Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Bag (formerly known as the Miss Sicily, but apparently Dolce is looking to simplify things). Taylor’s bag is currently out of stock online, but Karlie’s Sicily can be found for $1,995 at Barneys.
Taylor has been on quite a D&G bag kick as of late, and this Agata bag is fairly similar to her hands-down favorite handbag of 2014, the Dolce & Gabbana Sara Bag. You can see more of Taylor’s favorite bags in “The Many Bags of Taylor Swift,” and you can also check out some of Karlie’s top bag picks in “50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels”.
Here’s Khloe Kardashian, arriving at LAX to fly to destinations unknown, keeping it somewhat low-key with sweats, Nikes and a cobalt blue Hermès Birkin. This Birkin is a particular favorite of hers; she’s had it for several years and carries it pretty regularly. In fact, we just saw her carrying it last week in NYC. You can peruse Khloe’s extremely colorful handbag collection in “The Many Bags of Khloe Kardashian.”
Khloe definitely has the most diverse bag collection out of all the Kardashian sisters. While the Kardashians rarely carry anything other than the biggest, most expensive “It” bags out there (Céline, Hermès, Chanel), Khloe is far more likely to choose a bolder hue or an unusual shape. Which adds a little more variety to my day, especially now that Kim K. wears/carries black, tan and beige almost exclusively.
I have a friend who brings her Prada bag to the beach. She’s a sensible girl at heart, and her attitude about her bag is that it’s hers, it’s saffiano and it should be able to put up with a little sand every now and then. And largely, she’s right – it never looks any worse for the wear.
Talking about that with her got me thinking about the bags that we see celebrities toting to the beach. During this time of year, our photo agency has plenty of photos of stars sunning themselves with expensive handbags in tow, and to investigate their choices (spoiler alert: lots of Louis Vuitton), we’ve assembled several dozen images of celebs and their beach bags below.
Here’s Anne Hathaway filming The Intern in Manhattan, and that is indeed Robert DeNiro in a couple of these shots. Anne, or her character, in this case, is carrying a natural leather Céline Classic Box Bag. In a shocking twist, the intern in question is actually Robert DeNiro, and not Anne Hathaway. Which makes sense, because if you’ve ever interned in this city, you know the idea of being able to afford a Céline bag while interning full-time is somewhat laughable.
Anne’s new movie, as you might’ve already deduced, is a comedy about a fashion website that brings on an elderly intern (DeNiro), in a shameless bid for yucks, or possibly some sort of tax break. I’m betting DeNiro will mispronounce a lot of designer names, but then totally school everyone with some serious old-person life lessons. While you wait for this movie to hit theaters, have a look at “The Many Bags of Anne Hathaway,” which is definitely due for a follow-up post.
Here’s Jessica Alba, heading into the Honest Company offices for a meeting, carrying a two-tone Smythson 1887 Tote with pink panels. This is a brand new bag from this heritage luxury leather goods brand, and I like it quite a bit. It’s simple but sophisticated; fairly unassuming, yet clearly well-crafted. You can find a luxe, black leather, wear-with-everything version for $2,495 at Smythson.
Jessica has one of the largest and most varied handbag collections of any celebrity. Any bag you’ve bought in the last two or three years probably passed through Jessica’s hands several weeks before it was officially released. You can marvel at the sheer volume of her bag collection in “The Many Bags of Jessica Alba” and “The Many Bags of Jessica Alba, Part 2.”
Here’s a blue-haired Nicole Richie, making the press rounds in NYC for her new reality show Candidly Nicole. (Yes, Nicole Richie is returning to reality television, for reasons I don’t completely understand.) She’s carrying the largest size of the Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote, which is definitely its most Birkin-esque variation. Nicole’s bag is currently available for $2,950 at Barneys.
Ever since her departure from the reality TV show The Simple Life (which first aired over a decade ago), Nicole has worked to redeem herself for her vapid, Juicy Couture tracksuit-wearing reality TV persona by rebranding herself as a celeb style maven and fashion designer. I doubt a new reality show could possibly undermine all that, but only time will tell. In the meantime, you can peruse all of Nicole’s luxe handbag picks in “The Many Bags of Nicole Richie.”
Paris Couture Week brings out not only the best of the best in clothing on the runways, but its attendees are also a very particular sort. Because couture stands separate from the roving circus of the four big ready-to-wear fashion weeks, it tends to attract a more well-edited set of attendees, industry insiders and celebrities alike. Just like we do with every major fashion week, we’ve taken the liberty of analyzing just what kind of handbags these lucky invite-holders toted to the shows, and you can see the results below.
Here’s supermodel Miranda Kerr, doing Miranda Kerr things on an especially steamy, 93-degree day in New York City and making an intentionally exposed black bralet look ridiculously chic, somehow. (Strangely enough, the woman standing behind her is trying the exact same thing. I’d say Miranda wears it better, but I might be biased by my insane girl crush on MK.) Miranda is carrying a black Hermes Birkin, natch.
Unless you just landed here, you probably know that Miranda is one of our favorite celebs to feature on PurseBlog and TalkShoes; her accessories picks usually trump every other celeb’s bag and/or shoes on any given day. You can see all of her exceptional fashion ensembles in “The Many Bags of Miranda Kerr”, “The Many Bags of Miranda Kerr, Part 2″, and “The Many Shoes of Miranda Kerr.”
Here’s Kourtney Kardashian, enjoying a night out with Scott Disick in the city after returning from an extended romp in the Hamptons with the fam. The couple dined at NYC’s super-trendy (and, from what I’ve heard, super delicious) Italian-American restaurant Carbone. Kourtney’s bag of choice for the occasion was a Celine Tie Tote, which we’ve seen her carrying before.
Now that it’s July, I’m coming around to this oversized Celine style a little more. It may not be the next Phantom Luggage Tote, but it does seem to make a superb summer carryall. Speaking of that infamous “It” bag, the Kardashian sisters make quite a few appearances in our round-up of celebrities who are totally devoted to the bag.