Celine, meet Celine! Here’s Celine Dion, returning to her NYC hotel, clutching a Celine Classic Box Bag in leopard calf hair and black leather. This Celine-on-Celine action particularly tickles me because enterprising streetwear entrepreneurs have already emblazoned parody t-shirts with the Celine Dion name in the style of Celine’s brand logo.
Céline Handbags and Purses(Page 5)
For an experience that’s supposed to be so lovely and luxurious, shopping for fashion can be everything from frustrating to dehumanizing, and it can be those things all too often for some shoppers. Over the past week, Barneys’ New York flagship store has been hit by allegations that it surreptitiously called the cops on two paying customers for nothing other than having the temerity to be black while buying something expensive.
For many of the most high-brands, the bags that appear on the runway differ significantly from the bags for which consumers will be clamoring several months after the show. That’s perhaps nowhere truer than it is at Celine, where Phoebe Philo consistently shows conceptual, difficult-to-carry bags and then turns around and sells Luggage Totes and Trapeze Bags hand-over-fist six months later.
September’s already been very good to Kate Upton – she snagged the coveted Model of the Year award at the Style Awards this week, and she’s currently doing her best Marilyn Monroe impersonation on the cover of the most recent issue of Vanity Fair, which celebrates the publication’s 100th anniversary.
I spend a ton of time on the PurseForum checking out members bag reveals, and trust me, it’s something you don’t want to miss. Each time a member reveals a new acquisition, it seems the purchase is being undressed, from the ribbon on the box, to the sleeper bag, to finally revealing the new bag itself.
Here’s Miley Cyrus and her crew in the UK, hiding in their limo from an impending London paparazzi invasion. Miley is wielding a mirrored gold Celine Classic Box Bag, and her very surprised looking make-up artist seems to have a quilted Chanel bag in her lap, which she has not yet utilized as a weapon.