Spring might not quite have sprung outside (at least in New York – you may be luckier than we are), but it has definitely sprung inside Saks Fifth Avenue, circa the Diane von Furstenberg handbags. DVF’s spring bags have arrived in stores and online, and with materials ranging from raffia to lizard-embossed leather, they’re just the thing to get you through the seasonal transition and onto the right track for the weather ahead.
Diane von Furstenberg Handbags and Purses
Let us all take a moment to ponder the crazy-amazing Christmas that A-list infant Blue Ivy Carter just experienced (and has already forgotten). Photographers snapped celeb super parents Beyonce and Jay-Z exiting Mary Arnold Toys on the Upper East Side a few days before X-mas, where they were presumably buying some last-minute gifts for their one-year-old daughter. (What does one buy for the baby who has everything?) On Beyonce’s arm is the embossed croc and stingray Diane von Furstenberg 440 Bag, which you can snag at Shopbop for $895.
Last week, Megs and I had the pleasure of previewing the clothes, shoes and handbags from Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2013, and we’re excited to be able to give you a look at the collection’s full handbag line today – think of it as our early Christmas present to you! Thank us later.
You might have noticed over the last season or so that DVF is really getting her handbag game on lock.
As we’ve mentioned around these parts quite a few times lately, clutches are more important during this time of year than any other. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah festivities give way to glitzy gatherings for New Year’s Eve, and odds are that many of you will find yourselves carrying evening bags more often over the next three weeks than you do during much of the year combined.
Today is one of those really nasty and gross days. You know the kind; they suck out any motivation you might have had to be productive. These kind of days are the ones that encourage staying in, watching a movie (preferably a great RomCom, obviously) and ordering in dinner. You know, come to think of it, I now have my night planned.
All these years later, my all-time favorite DvF bag is still the Stephanie. I own two of these bags, they’re my go-to when it comes to traveling. I love that for this bag, the shape is crescent-like, which means it’s so roomy that it fits everything I need. Furthermore, every time I carry my Stephanie, people praise it. It should follow suit that DvF continues to pump up her handbag game; she’s churning out lust-worthy bags each season.
Diane von Furstenberg‘s clothes have maintained an almost staggering level of popularity for decades, largely because they’re so wearable. Diane has a keen sense for what stylish women want to wear in their everyday lives, and coupled with a somewhat attainable price point, she sells clothes, shoes and housewares hand over fist to exactly those women. The era with which von Furstenberg is most closely associated, though, is the 1970s – she launched her company in 1970 and introduced the iconic wrap dress in 1974.
Over the last five years, the role of technology in fashion has absolutely exploded. Not only have blogs emerged as a huge force in the industry, but magazines are racing to bring their online content up to their offline editorial standards and brands are using digital printmaking, three-dimensional printers and a whole slew of other technological advances to enrich their clothes and accessories.
I spent the vast majority of my life as a competitive athlete. In fact, PurseBlog wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for me being an athlete; Vlad and I met on our college swim team. The day I was done swimming, I was done swimming. Actually I was done working out entirely. I was burned out and ready to veg out on the couch for years.
Images via Vogue.com
Fashion can be divided into two groups: conceptual and literal. Conceptual pieces hint at their inspiration or theoretical underpinnings, while literal things just go right out and tell you where they came from and why they’re here. For the handbags of Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2012, things got very literal.
That’s neither praise nor a critique; as a descriptor, “literal” is value-neutral, and whether it’s good or bad depends entirely on the intent of the designer.