Ever find yourself hearing about something that is ostensibly new, and then you have to go searching through the dark recesses of your brain, trying to figure out if you already knew about it? Maybe you just forgot? That’s the feeling that I get about the apparent new that Herve Leger bag line. Did I know about this already? The more I think about it, the more it sounds vaguely familiar, but I’m not sure.
Evening Bags(Page 7)
If you are looking for a clutch that will grab your attention and that of others, I’ve got a clutch for you. In fact, I come across clutches all the time that I think are pretty fantastic but I have a justification for them. This clutch kind of fits into this category, but at the same time there is something just absolutely gorgeous about this Stella McCartney clutch; something that I can’t stop loving.
I remember being a little girl and always loving the evening bags my mother and grandmother had. They always seemed so elegant and graceful. Then as I grew older I began to take note of the evening bags used on television and in movies. Once again, elegance and grace was exuded. I felt all these same feelings when I came across the Judith Leiber New Bean Satin Clutch.
Hear ye, hear ye, I am 100% in holiday mode right now. I want the Christmas lights to be on all day long. I want to be surrounded by friends and family. And of course, I want to look the part. Tomorrow night we will be heading to a dinner party with some family friends of ours and I would love to carry a snazzy handbag which could capture my spirit.
I am forever suspicious of satin. Satin bags, satin shoes, satin dresses – owning any of it seems like a cosmic challenge to no longer be myself. Which is, more or less, a challenge to not spill food, to not wipe my fingers on my clothes when I don’t have a napkin, and to suddenly start sitting in such a way that I don’t wrinkle anything.
Some of my personal favorite handbags are ones that so accurately capture a bygone era that they could probably be passed off as really fantastic vintage finds. So much in fashion is predicated on what has been done in the past that a designer deftly recreating the mood of a time period can show a great deal of skill, if done correctly.
With the popularity of animal print this season, it stands to reason that before long, someone would make a bag that is actually an animal-print animal. And of course that person was Judith Leiber – who else could it have been? And she’s really the only one that could get away with it; she has a gimmick and she sticks with it.