As ever, celebrities are jumping the gun just a little with their barely seasonal handbag choices, but we can forgive them, because a good many of them live in LA. Los Angeles may as well exist in a biodome–that is how far removed it is from the seasons we see on the East Coast.
Earlier this week, Selena Gomez quietly became the most popular person on Instagram, surpassing even her BFF Taylor Swift. Once the media latched on to this factoid, however, it was much less quiet. In fact, Selena has actually gained an additional 2 million followers since the news broke, leaving her ex, Justin Bieber, lagging almost 10 million followers behind.
Do you ever sit back and think how lucky we are to have Jennifer Lopez? She sings, she dances, she acts, she shows up on near-constant red carpets looking incredible–what a bounty. Jennifer always has a bunch of projects in the works, which keeps a steady stream of paparazzi images coming, and lately, we’ve noticed even more than normal.
Selena Gomez wins our handbag exclusivity contest this week (because it’s always a contest) with a logo’d Louis Vuitton satchel that’s hot off the Paris runway. Selena’s in a weird limbo with Louis Vuitton: she carries the brand’s bags frequently and goes to their shows, but unlike most of LV’s celeb faces, she’s never been in one of the company’s campaigns.
Remember the humble Rockstud? It hasn’t really gone anywhere, but it’s been a spell since we’ve seen celebs demonstrate the kind of affection for Valentino’s signature stud that we saw them demonstrate last week. The popular Valentino My Rockstud Tote seemed like an indication that the brand was moving in a more minimal direction, possibly towards a less Rockstudded future, but we doubt that’s happening any time soon.
For those not in the know, Chiara Ferragni is an Italian fashion blogger (The Blonde Salad), author, street style darling and fashion designer with her own line of footwear that we happen to love. In typical fashion blogger…fashion, she also models a bit and lends her fashion cred to other brands when the opportunity is right.
Celebs are over the moon for totes, and they’re carrying everything from ye olde favorites (I mean the Céline Luggage Tote, of course), to gargantuan Hermès bags that threaten to engulf their carriers, to svelte Michael Kors totes that are actually a riff on a Michael Kors style that was immensely popular circa 2014.