For a group of women with whom designers are often extremely generous, supermodels tend to be pretty loyal when it comes to their bags. For example: Miranda Kerr can’t put down her Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag, Gigi Hadid is obsessed with her Versace Palazzo Empire Bag and Chrissy Teigen loves her Givenchy Antigona.
Just Can’t Get Enough
When you think of the ideal Versace woman, you probably imagine someone Amazonianly tall, endlessly leggy, extremely blonde and curvy, but in a fashion way. A supermodel, but more in the vein of Victoria’s Secret than the alien babydolls preferred by high fashion brands over the past 15 years.
Celebrities: they’re just like us! Well, they’re just like us in that they have handbag preferences, anyway. Because we keep close watch on the day-to-day handbag choices of Hollywood’s biggest bag lovers, we tend to pick up on those preferences over time, and today, we’re here to talk about what it is that supermodel Miranda Kerr likes in a handbag.
A very funny friend of mine once referred to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as a “self-esteem serial killer,” and although I’ve never been the type to proactively hold myself to the beauty standards of those who are beautiful for a living, I have to admit that she kind of had a point.
Gwyneth Paltrow is, if nothing else, a remarkably consistent human being. That’s the kind of personality required to follow her strict diet and workout regiments for years on end, and it also means her fresh-faced, flaxen-haired personal style has been the same since time immemorial.
Reese Witherspoon is arguably our single most prolific celebrity collector of handbags and shoes. If you’ve ever loved a brightly colored pump or satchel, Reese has that. In fact, she probably has it in triplicate. But her ardor for bright colors has been slipping into overdrive recently, and we’ve seen Reese wearing gorgeous pumps in every color of the rainbow (and a few that definitely fall outside of the ROYGBIV schema).
In 2013, Amanda Seyfried signed on as one of Givenchy‘s celebrity faces, and she’s since appeared in ad campaigns for the brand’s perfume, apparel and handbags over the last two years. (The Many Bags of Amanda Seyfried from 2013 will give you some idea of what her collection looked like pre-Givenchy contract.) It’s obviously been a very satisfactory business relationship for both parties, as Amanda seldom carries anything but Givenchy, and, in turn, Givenchy continues to keep her well-employed with new fragrance campaigns.
Ashley Benson has long had handbag-carrying patterns that are completely atypical for a celeb of her stature: she buys (receives? who knows) a bag, loves it and carries it almost exclusively for several months, at which point, it’s time to repeat the process with a new bag.
Everyone has different patterns when it comes to shopping for and carrying bags; some people are brand-loyal, while others tend toward trendy pieces or only let themselves splurge on classics. Actress Naomi Watts, on the other hand, fits into a very specific type of bag pattern: she buys and wears what is essentially the same bag over and over again.