We have a really impressive line-up of handbag selections this week from a much broader variety of labels (and celebrities) than usual. I’m always excited when these roundups aren’t totally dominated by the same three brands as always: Givenchy, Hermès and Chanel.
Things have been a bit quiet on the Alexander McQueen handbag front this past year. Other than the Heroine, McQueen hasn’t had a bag that we’ve covered much in the past year and a half, which is significant when you consider that few years ago, it had hit after hit.
Bag: Alexander McQueen Heroine Shoulder Bag
Price: $2,085 via Net-a-Porter
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Although this design isn’t new, its feels fresh in this totally gorgeous shade of ultra-pale blush, with just enough black edgepaint to define its lines.
Sharon Stone is FINALLY making the leap to cable TV! (Can you believe she’s avoided it for this long?) Here’s Sharon wrapping up a day of filming for TNT’s Agent X in Vancouver. Sharon is carrying a black Alexander McQueen Heroine Zip Tote, which makes perfect sense because she’s playing America’s first female Vice President – a bag called Heroine seems like an obvious choice, even though powerful women in politics sometimes catch flack for carrying expensive bags.
Elizabeth Banks was seen leaving The Today Show studios last Thursday morning with a beautifully patterned Alexander McQueen Heroine Tote. You can get Elizabeth’s bag in basic white calfskin leather for $2,595 at Nordstrom. The Heroine made its debut back in 2012, and while we’ve seen it carried by plenty of A-list celebs over the past two years (Jessica Chastain, Lady Gaga), I can’t help thinking this bag should’ve been way more popular than it was/is.
Oh, Lady Gaga. Here’s her ladyship exiting her hotel in London, tempting fate and testing the patience of fashion lovers everywhere with a particularly outlandish hat choice. (I enjoy how all the Brits in these pics look particularly blasé about the whole situation.) When regarded individually, everything she’s wearing is pretty amazing, though I contend that her hat belongs in a museum and not on the head of an actual human being, for obvious reasons.
Wednesday afternoon means that we’ve made it more than halfway through a work week that can seem interminable when summer fun is waiting on the weekends, so we all deserve a little reward, right? It also means that today is Want It Wednesday, so below you’ll find all the items that the PurseBlog team is considering rewarding itself with this week.
I have a very hard time paying more for a gadget case than for the gadget itself. As luxury customers, we deal with crazy prices all the time, but juxtaposing the price of an inanimate leather case with that of an incredibly powerful computer or phone only serves to bring the price insanity into stark relief.
Of all the bags that we’ve seen translated from women’s signature styles into men’s briefs, duffels and weekenders, the Alexander McQueen Heroine Satchel wasn’t one that I expected to ever find on that list. It seemed too curvy, too detailed to make the jump, the closure too cumbersome for the kinds of functional requirements men usually make of their bags.