Of course the focus of PurseBlog is handbags, but the lifestyle that goes along with loving designer handbags spreads into the entire luxury lifestyle. Handbags may be my first true love, but shoes, jewelery, and clothing are a close second. I spend hours scouring websites and always find myself lost in categories other than handbags and mentally putting together outfits. This weekend’s weather is supposed to be a little dreary and a bit cooler, but with fall officially kicking off, I want to transition my wardrobe as well.
It’s funny to think Victoria Beckham was once (ok still is) a Spice Girl and now has founded a very highly touted brand of clothing and accessories. Many other celebrities try to go the same route, and the majority don’t succeed; instead, they need to turn to large department stores to make mass produced items at an accessible price point. But Victoria went from being Posh, to being posh in her day-to-day life and style, to designing a brand that now shows during fashion week and has price tags that rival some of the industry’s finest.
Last week, I wrote about these really cool Must Have Boxes that our friends at PopSugar put together every month. It’s such a cool concept! Each month you know you will be getting a great box filled with all sorts of amazing items, but you don’t know what they are. Well, you don’t know until the box arrives at your doorstep, anyway.
By now, I am sure some of you out there are familiar with the lifestyle site Joyus. It’s a fun, interactive, video-based site that lets viewers see items they may want to buy in motion. You know those times where you see an item online, even on a model, but aren’t exactly sure what it would look like on a moving, breathing human being like yourself?
No matter how many Maison Martin Margiela pieces I see or how much I know abou the history of the brand, the first thing that pops into my head when I see the brands work is, “What’s that jacket, Margiela?” It’s a lyric from “N***** in Paris,” which is a Kanye West song that you’ve probably already heard a million times (but listen to it again after the jump – it’s not a bad way to start a Monday morning).
The J.Crew Edie Bag has been a fan favorite since its debut. Not only does the bag have a chic, Mad Men-era retro feel to it without being costume-y, but it’s also a solid everyday bag priced at less than $300, which is a combination that’s difficult to duplicate elsewhere. J.Crew’s style profile has risen sharply over the last five years, and it seems as though the company’s bags have stepped in line with that new tradition quite quickly.
From our team here at PurseBlog, we wish you and your families a wonderful and magical Christmas and hope you enjoy this time with your loved ones.
So what did Santa drop off his sleigh for you this year?
The fashion world’s calendar confuses me. We are bundling up for all the cold weather and we haven’t even passed Thanksgiving, yet resort collections are slowly trickling into the stores. This only makes sense if you live in a tropical climate and I am certain that NYC does not qualify as that. However, while I may be confused, I still love seeing the bright colors and new arrivals hit Net-A-Porter.com.
Every single year, I anxiously await the unveiling of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. For as long as I can remember, I stare at the catalog and dream of being able to “win” each out-of-this world package that the store has put together. Some years have wowed me more than others, and while the overall offerings this year are not my favorite to date, I would be totally smitten with the Dream Folly Fantasy Gift.
I should start by saying that I’m not a tanner. I’m naturally very fair and have no desire to change that, and even if I did, the desire to engage in the sort of extended outdoor activity that creates a tan is also not really in my wheelhouse. Among the reasons that I chose to move to New York is that I’m comfortable having only a casual relationship with things like grass and trees.