When I think of Paco Rabanne, I think of drugstore perfume bottles, but that’s because I’m only 25 years old. Decades ago, Rabanne’s company was revered for its innovative techniques and forward-thinking costume design for movies as famous as Barbarella. After years of drugstore residence, the brand is trying to remake its public image and restore some of its former glory.
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Stella McCartney Round Plexiglass Box Clutch, $1,995 via NAP
As far as Stella McCartney bags go, this plexiglass box clutch is a total curve-ball. Who am I kidding, this clutch is simply odd no matter who it comes from. With only two inches in depth, what exactly can go in here? A 6″ circular plexiglass design is what Stella McCartney wants you to wear when opting for extreme minimalism.
Bottega Veneta Leather Leaf Clutch, $3380 via Net-A-Porter
We all know that Bottega Veneta masters the art of intricate leatherwork. However, there may be a time when the beauty that is created is simply not necessary and the Bottega Veneta Leather Leaf Clutch may be one of those times.
Don’t get me wrong, this bag is eye-catching with its interesting leather leaf detail over the entire outside of the hard box clutch.
While this bag is considered one of fall’s statement pieces, I wonder how many of you plan to go buy it.
The Marc Jacobs Spotted Teddies Shearling Hobo Bag is all about fuzzy shearling with a few bold black polka dots. While some risk-taking fashionistas are surely scurrying out to buy this bag, I would only consider buying it to double as a pillow in times of sudden sleepiness.
Nancy Gonzalez Croc & Fox Tote, $3950 via Neiman Marcus
Nancy Gonzalez usually wows the fashion crowd with her simple, wearable, exotic bags. But even the best fall down sometimes, and I’m afraid this is one of those times for the queen of exotics.
How is this bag on back order? BACK ORDER. That means people already paid $3,950 for this crocodile and fox fur tote and are anxiously awaiting its arrival.
Amanda and I have been racking our brains trying to figure out what to write about this past week. The fashion world is in a lull as preparations for fashion week are finalizing and stores are starting to shed their spring collections and bring in anticipation of fall and winter, which means that there’s little relevant stock to be discussed. That is why this week is perfect for seven days of giveaways and a little fill in the blank fun.
Structure can be a great design element when implemented properly. In fact, some of the most timeless bags feature a bit of structure to their design, like the Hermes Birkin and Chanel Classic Flap. Yet there are times when a structured bag simply does not work, and this may be one of those times.
The Jimmy Choo Catherine Leopard-Print Satchel uses soft yet structured leather which is offset by leopard-print calf hair.
Burberry Mini Check Clutch, $795 via Neiman Marcus.
Combining the iconic check pattern with the fashion-forward belt buckle wrapped body, the Burberry Mini Check Clutch is an attention grabber. I like seeing the classic plaid pattern broken up by the leather and the way Burberry implements this gives their design an edgy appearance.
Help out and fill in the blank so we can see what you think of this bag.
You know how much we love to play fill in the blank with you! I saw this Nancy Gonzalez bag and felt stumped. With a great shape and of course gorgeous exotic skin, it is hard for me to decide what I think about the translucent blue Caiman fuscus crocodile skin.
I immediately started thinking mermaid and have a hard time thinking anything else.
It’s time for another game of Fill in the Blank, ladies! You all know the drill by now: We pick a bag with a strong aesthetic point of view, you tell us exactly what words come to mind when you see it, good or bad. Today’s subject of discussion? The CC Skye Town and Country Satchel. Tell us what you think, and if you like it, you can grab it on sale at Bloomingdale’s for $525.