By far one of the best parts of my first week back at school was Fashion Week – I jetted (well, ok, I took the subway) to shows before and after class. But I was highly anticipating the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2011 show, and now I can say with full confidence that it exceeded my expectations.

Not only did it to showcase the new collection of clothing and handbags, but it marked the unveiling of Rebecca Minkoff’s first shoe collection. Plus, famed fashion blogger Rumi Neely of Fashiontoast modeled in the presentation, wearing the Rumi dress inspired by her. You can pre-order the dress and the Quilted Affair bag, which Rumi carried during the presentation, via RebeccaMinkoff.com.

All of the look were lovely – while they were still edgy, they had a ladylike quality to them that was only increased by the elegant bags on display. There was a classic black MAC clutch, but that was only the beginning. There were quilted shoulder bags and clutches, and a black patent-trimmed cream MAB that was so gorgeous that the model herself took a closer look whilst modeling. My favorite bag, though, was a more offbeat white Lust bag with black spots. What can I say – even faced with an amazing red exotic evening clutch, I still adore Dalmatian-styled bags.

  • SisiEko

    I loveeeeee! I want the bag in pic 16!

  • Jen

    #14 reminds me of Vivienne Westwood shape-wise and the tapering and grommets on the handles.

  • Jelita78

    oh definitely wearable!
    kudos RM !!

  • Jelita78

    oh definitely wearable!
    kudos RM !! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    love rebecca m (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    not only are her bags fab. but i love her clothing (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    love the colors for this collection (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    wow, love RM (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    loving rm’s collection!! (ipad)

  • Isabelle

    A great option is the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini!!
    It’s got a similar satchel-like shape with the rocker attitude and is more affordable but still good quality.

    You can find it on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250757752364&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1139

    The leather is so soft!! Such a classic, iconic bag with an attitude!!
    Love it!!! (ipad)

  • lulugurl2006

    I love the model checking out the bag she was carrying..that is just too funny!