Irina Shayk takes a walk in the West Village in NYC

Irina Shayk (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, generally gorgeous person, and girlfriend of pro soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo) was recently spotted in NYC carrying a chic emerald green Celine Horizontal Zipper Cabas Tote and balling up what looks to be her Louis Vuitton Monogram Voile Shawl.

Celine Pre-Fall Jim Shi 5

Just like we did with Proenza Schouler’s Pre-Fall 2013 presentation earlier this season, when we heard that Celine Fall 2013 (Celine calls pre-fall “fall” and fall “winter”) was debuting to a very limited press audience in New York City earlier this week, we took directly to Instagram and Twitter to see what kinds of pictures the most in-the-know editors and buyers would be tweeting from their appointments.

Kate Upton carries a Celine Luggage Tote (1)

Here’s sexy sexpot [Ed. note: We’re required by Internet law to introduce her that way.] Kate Upton on her way into Madison Square Garden Monday night with her gorgeous black and white Celine Luggage Tote. Kate had a casual, court-side date with the New York Knicks.

Nene Leakes, Gregg Leakes and their son shop at Barneys New York in Los Angeles, CA

Here’s the ATL’s own Real Housewife extraordinaire, Nene Leakes, keeping it low-key with her embossed crocodile Celine Phantom Luggage Tote. She’s exiting LA’s Barneys New York location with ex-husband Gregg Leakes (their 2011 divorce clearly didn’t take), their son Brentt, and teensy pooch Playa.

Jennifer Garner Celine Main

Jennifer Garner was snapped in Santa Monica this week ferrying her adorbs daughter Seraphina around in one arm and the ever stylish black Celine Luggage Tote in the other. From the looks of Seraphina’s tiny feet, they may very well be on their way back from a mommy-daughter spa date.

The Bags fo Celine Summer 2013 (22)

Before you read the word “summer” and tell us we’re getting ahead of ourselves, a reminder: what Celine calls spring is actually resort, and resort is already available in Celine boutiques. This collection, termed Celine Summer 2013, is then the next thing to arrive in stores.

Python Celine Luggage Tote

Hi Megs and Vlad!

I am a tPFer and I love love love love your website. I am searching for my next purse and I have long been in love with the Celine Luggage Tote. I do, however, tend to stick with buying bags that retain their value.

Celine All Soft Shoulder Bag (4)

I’ve been eyeing the Celine All Soft Shoulder Bag ever since Celine Spring 2013 popped up on the Internet (for Celine newbies, the brand calls its resort collection “spring” and its spring collection “summer”), and now that the line is set to launch in Celine boutiques on Thursday (along with the rest of spring), it seemed only fitting to take a closer look at what makes the bag so appealing.

Celine Trapeze Bag

I was certain I had written specifically about the Celine Trapeze bag on PurseBlog, but I haven’t. It seems I spend time writing posts it my head and they never make it to my virtual paper. The Celine Trapeze came in after the never-ending hype of the Celine Luggage Tote and has only helped pick up speed (along with the rest of the Celine train) since then.

Oprah Winfrey outside of 'Good Morning America' in her bedroom slippers, NYC

Proof positive that extreme wealth and power make one blithely immune to criticism or self censure – Oprah took to the streets of NYC Thursday evening donning fuzzy green frog slippers, and wielding a beige Celine Luggage Tote, which we can only hope contained a pair of real shoes.