Well, we have seen it all. I have never quite understood the allure of a design house venturing into the foray of athletic equipment or other random accessories, but at least it gives us a talking point. We have seen a $17,000 Chanel Bicycle and a Chanel Segway and now we have Chanel temporary tattoos. Only they have decided to name it ‘temporary skin art’, as if that changes it all and makes the price tag seem less-ridiculous.

When two masters of their domain come together to collaborate, no chin is safe from slobbering, wet drool. In this case, the German manufacturer Leica Camera AG and the Parisian high-fashion house Hermes joined forces to create a very special limited edition camera, namely the new Leica M7 Edition Hermes.

I know that this is the PurseBlog and I am going off on distant tangents here.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Roses Speedy The Stephen Sprouse Tribute Collection at Louis Vuitton continues to trickle into eLuxury. First only accessories were showing, now if you act quickly, you can have a piece of the Monogram Roses collection. The Speedy, Neverfull, and Pochette are available now, all showcasing the fluorescent rose pattern which is screen printed onto the canvas through 15 frames, perfectly re-creating the essence of Sprouse’s style of brush painting.

The official handbag sponsor of the 50th Annual Grammy’s was The SAK. The SAK treated performers and presenters to a variety of their handbags, including a first shot at grabbing The SAK Ashbury Shopper in Graffiti. The bag will be available this spring, but the women of the red carpet got the first look and first chance to grab the bag.

Jimmy Choo Face Clutch
Jimmy Choo Face Clutch

Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon teamed up with Richard Phillips to create two Limited Edition art bags for the Spring/Summer 08 handbag line. The first bag, the Jimmy Choo Face Canvas Bag, was not accepted widely by all of you. On the face bag, the four faces are taken from Phillips portrait Riot (1998). For the 70′s style Jimmy Choo Face Clutch, the sensual Richard Phillips Nuclear portrait is showcased on the smooth curves and red background of the bag.

Bottega Veneta Barcelona Cabatg
Bottega Veneta Barcelona Cabat

I learned about the ultimate Bottega Veneta Bag, the Cabat, while in Venice, Italy. Between the bag being entirely hand woven inside and out, the four layers, and the small amount of artisans that have the weaving skill to finish this bag, the Cabat is well worth its hefty price tag. For spring/summer season, there is a new rendition of the Cabat, the Bottega Veneta Barcelona Cabat which features Platino Ossidato leather (a brown and bronze combination) on the large frame (17.6 x 7.8 x 12.9 IN).

bugatti veyron pur sang

Exciting news for fans of exclusive bags and cars alike. In a similar move to Lamborghini’s previous collaboration with Versace, Bugatti plans to revive a relationship between Emile Hermes and Ettore Bugatti that was initiated as far back as the 1920s by creating a Limited Edition Veyron. The new super sports car is suspected to have a more over-the-top interior with a lot of delicate stitching and embossed logos.

Rebecca Minkoff for MomoberryGet used to hearing her name, because Rebecca Minkoff is now household. We had the pleasure of interviewing the young fabulous handbag designer, and now we are bringing you news of a recent partnership Rebecca has teamed up on. Momoberry by Sanrio has added a new co-branded collection for the Holiday season with their Rebecca Minkoff for Momoberry line. The handbags have already hit the stores, including the Momberry boutique in LA, along with SANRIO shops across the country, and online.

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Morning After Bag

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing the fabulous Rebecca Minkoff and after getting to see more of her handbags in person I can not get enough! I ordered three bags from the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale and while I wait for those to arrive I will continue to lust after her designs until I can ease my addiction. The Rebecca Minkoff Morning After bag has been a huge hit, and many people are yearning for the mini version.

Marc Jacobs Quilted Little Stam Bag

The Stam Bag always appealed my eyes with its chunky hardware and quilted leather, but it was just a bit too much for me. I never really jumped on the Stam bandwagon. Many people did not realize that the ‘regular’ Stam was actually huge. It could really overpower you. So for all the Stam lovers that wanted a Stam with a more compact size, Marc Jacobs introduced the Marc Jacobs Quilted Little Stam Bag also known as “The Kid”.

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