It must be fun to be royalty. Princess Charlene of Monaco has been jet-setting from fashion week to fashion week all over the continent. A few weeks ago, we spotted her at the Dior Haute Couture show in Paris with a Dior Lady Dior Tote, and now here she is, headed in to the Armani Fall 2013 fashion show at Milan Fashion Week carrying an Armani Spring 2013 Runway Satchel.
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Victoria’s Secret model/rock n’ roll wifey Lily Aldridge was recently spotted in NYC quite expertly matching two of THE hottest and most coveted designer pieces currently on the market – a black and leopard print Celine Luggage Tote and a pair of Chloe Susanna Booties. Pairing animal prints and gold hardware sounds insanely tacky, but a heavy-handed sprinkling of each works well with this casual outfit.
Ahh, the Oscars! There’s nothing like a good red carpet, and the 2013 Academy Awards didn’t disappoint when it came to interesting evening bags. (Although, in our opinion, the clothes were better at the Golden Globes.) Roger Vivier once again won the night, but there was a pleasant amount of variation among the attendees.
One big trend that you almost couldn’t escape was actresses who matched their clutches exactly to the color of their dresses.
Here’s Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery, about to thrust herself into a waiting crowd of British paparazzos after exiting the Burberry Fall 2013 runway show. On her arm is a Burberry Prorsum Handbag from Pre-Fall 2013, and as is perhaps to be expected, her trench and pumps both look suspiciously Burberry. If you love everything Lady Mary touches, you can pick up a Burberry bag with a similar look – the Burberry Brinkley Satchel – for $1,795 at Bloomingdales.
Here’s the woman who, in my husband’s estimation, is the sexiest British actress alive today, no contest. I don’t think I feel quite as strongly about Gemma Arterton as he does, but I do tend to agree with the general sentiment. This is the Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters star signing a few autographs as she arrives at BBC Radio 1 Studios in London.
Today we have Olivia Wilde, walking her adorable, ginormous dog with a gal pal in NYC’s West Village. Her tiny little black bag is a Proenza Schouler PS1 Pouch. I love this micro-bag – it’s dainty, yet somehow slightly masculine; hardly bigger than a large wallet, yet strangely practical. Plus I’ve never been able to avoid the oversized bag/black hole trap, so a pouch is my ideal bag size.
I mean this with all due respect: In 2013, it’s hard to believe that Lauren Conrad is still legitimately famous. In many ways, actually, that’s a compliment. Reality TV stardom is notoriously tricky to turn into a lasting career, but by all indications, Conrad seems to be making a pretty decent go of it. Her books do pretty well, she has a beauty website that’s chugging along, the paparazzi still follow her, I still quote her more memorable lines from The Hills occasionally.
We know Jillian Michaels isn’t a stranger to weightlifting, so it’s no surprise that she’s handling her giant Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Keepall like it’s a clutch. The Mon Monogram is a customized version of the aptly named Louis Vuitton Keepall – each bag is personalized with your initials and up to two colored stripes of your choosing. Jillian opted for orange with fuchsia lining.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from covering the evenings bags that stars carried at the Golden Globes, Grammys and SAG Awards this season, it’s that relatively few celebs are willing to take a chance with an interesting clutch for a stroll down the red carpet. Perhaps their stylists just don’t think about it amidst all the dress drama, or maybe they’re afraid that anything that distracts from the dress is a unwanted opportunity to pull focus away from getting the star onto the Best Dressed List.
Miley Cyrus has been a busy little bee as of late, buzzing from press gig to Cosmopolitan cover party to New York Fashion Week show. Here she is in NYC rocking a bowler hat, a LOT of beaded fringe and a Versace Signature Tote. Those bold, gold Medusa studs pair perfectly with Miley’s whole “80s hipster grandma” get-up. Miley is seen carrying the bag top handle-style here, sans the detachable strap.