At first, I sat down to update and refresh the look we took in 2012 at celebrities and their Celine Luggage Totes. Once I started digging, though, it became clear that adding a dozen new pictures to the original post wouldn’t do stars’ love for their Celine bags any justice. Instead, it would require a full follow-up to the original investigation (I use that term loosely), and that’s what we have for you today.
Celebrity Style and Fashion(Page 7)
The web is a buzz over Kim Kardashian’s Christmas gift from her fiance Kanye West. Kim Kardashian proudly showed off her bag on Instagram, which looks to be an older Hermes HAC, that Kanye West had painted by renowned artist George Condo, an American contemporary visual artist. Kanye first worked with artist George Condo in 2010 for a series of paintings for West’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
We watch what celebs are wearing and carrying through every season, but Fall 2013 seemed to bring a swift return to form for celeb fashionistas, after a breezy, carefree summer of neon satchels and floral bucket bags. New York Fashion Week in September always reminds celebs to re-declare their fashion allegiances and find new brands to tout/tote. You’d think that finding the 10 best celebrity bag moments of the season would be no easy task.
Here’s Alessandra Ambrosio, carrying a tan leather Hermes Evelyne Bag (and rocking a matching Hermes belt) while shopping at the Chanel flagship boutique on Robertson Boulevard in LA. This seems to be a new purchase for Alessandra, as it didn’t appear in our very recent edition of “The Many Bags of Alessandra Ambrosio.” Alessandra does have a well-documented affection for Chanel, however.
Here’s Tamara Ecclestone and her husband Jay Rutland, making an impromptu visit to the beach (with a chummy paparazzo in tow) after having lunch at a beachside restaurant in Santa Monica. You can’t see him in this first photo, but the couple was also joined by their adorable poof of a teacup Pomeranian. That is indeed a brilliant blue Celine Python Phantom Luggage Tote sitting in the sand.
Jessica Alba was recently spotted heading to lunch in LA, carrying what we’ll call a Celine Buckle Bag. This bag either pre-dates Phoebe Philo’s advent at the brand in 2009 (and all the handbag success that came with it) or comes from very early in her tenure. Before Philo’s Luggage Tote, Celine bags didn’t garner much press, so finding specific info about bags from this era can be tricky.
Hilary Duff is a huge fan of Goyard bags, because as a new mama juggling her toddler Luca with the various demands of being a celeb, she’s a huge fan of versatility. Goyard bags are nothing if not versatile. Here’s Hilary out and about with Luca in Beverly Hills, carrying a Goyard St. Louis Tote as both purse and baby bag – and it’s not even the same Goyard St.
Here’s well-bundled supermodel Karolina Kurkova (how often does one get to utter those words, in that order?) carrying a glossy black croc-stamped Celine Phantom Luggage Tote while smart-phoning her way down Park Avenue with her husband Archie Drury in NYC. You know it’s unbearably frigid in New York when the supermodels aren’t showing any skin.
If you’ve been following our celeb posts for the past two weeks, you’ve probably noticed that certain winter handbags trends have just emerged in full force: the return of the Birkin, a lot of black and dark burgundy bags, Celine bags aplenty, and CROC, lots of croc.
When it comes to Sharon Osbourne’s handbag preferences, it’s Chanel and only Chanel, almost exclusively. She does carry other brands from time to time, but as of late, she seems to favor black Chanel bags of every shape and size. Here’s Sharon leaving her hotel in Tribeca in the bitter NYC cold with a gorgeous Chanel Alligator Satchel. (We’re not 100% certain that this is alligator and not croc, but since Chanel generally seems to prefer gator to croc for most of its bags, it seems a safe bet.)
Last we saw Sharon, she was wrangling a startlingly massive, black Chanel Flap Bag.
An auburn-haired Mandy Moore was recently spotted carrying a Loeffler Randall Work Tote on her way to get her hair done at Andy Lecompte Salon in LA. This roomy, colorblocked carryall is currently on sale at Saks for $455 (down from $650), making it one of the most affordable celeb handbag selections we’ve featured on PB in several weeks, if not months.