Considering Celine’s track record of re-imagining classic handbag shapes over the past few seasons, it was only a matter of time before Phoebe Philo’s accessories crew made its way to the doctor bag. Having made fashion hits out of a leather box bag on a long strap an ornately trimmed shopping tote (not to mention launching a thousand copycats at nearly every price point), Celine Fall 2011 turned its sites on two traditional accessory staples: the frame satchel and the flat clutch.
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Who’s that girl carrying her Celine Boston Tote?
We normally wouldn’t publish photos of this quality, but Celine bags are so hard to get a handle on that any photographic evidence of what’s to come is welcome, no matter the spotty photographic skills of the camera phone-wielding person who likely took these shots. They apparently first appeared on the blog of European retailer Nathalie Schuterman and were then identified by sharp-eyed PurseForum members as a preview of Celine Pre-Fall 2011 handbags.
Because everything about the Celine Classic Box Bag is perfection.
Have you ever seen a bag in person, talked yourself out of buying it and then obsessed over it for months on end afterward, at which point it has become sold out and you can no longer get it? That’s the tragic story of me and the Celine Boston Tote.
I thought I had successfully put the bag out of my mind, but after seeing Leighton Meester carry hers two weeks ago and Tommy Ton’s great photos of Celine bags on Jak & Jil Blog (from whence the above picture came), my obsession is back to full power and it shows no signs of abating.
I am very, very interested to see what Phoebe Philo will do during her tenure at Celine. I loved the Philo years at Chloe; after all, they did spawn some pretty legendary handbags (the Paddington, anyone?). Celine made some bags I liked quite a bit last season, which was a nice turnaround from their normally staid but bland fare.
I have a relative that only wears Celine bags. No joke. But I can hardly imagine her slinging this Celine Tribute to Charley Harper Cut Out Tote over her shoulder. It’s so different than most of Celine’s bags: nice leather that’s not too soft, boxy shape, squat handles.
I like it, but I’m always attracted to cutesy things- no one can say that this little bird on the front is not cute.
Celine Watch Me Gauffre Bag
Who is the new girl you ask? Blake Lively. No one, including me, can get enough of this Gossip Girl. The natural beauty has garnered our attention being the star of the hit show, as well as being part of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (ok, so you do not all like that show, but I liked it!).
I normally prefer to believe that I am independent-minded and stylistically unique. If you ask me who I think the best-dressed starlet is, I’d tell you I don’t know, because they all look the same anyway. Well, that’s not entirely true. There is one person (well, TV character) out there that has my heart, and I’m ready to admit it.
Gossip Girl’s Serena van der Woodsen (nee Blake Lively) could wear a paper bag over her head and I would fall rear-over-teakettle trying to determine the grocer from whence it came, in hopes of being the first to acquire one for my very own.