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. Neiman Marcus is carrying an exclusive brown suede with espresso leather trim Rebecca Minkoff Mini Morning After Bag which is perfect for the season! This mini bag uses brown Italian suede which is trimmed with glazed leather and offset with brass plated hardware. The top handle has rings and a detachable shoulder strap. Rebecca’s bags are made to be used, hence are highly practical. There is an easy to reach zip pocket with flap detail on the front and inside there are three open pockets and one zip pocket. The mini’s dimensions are 6 1/2″H x 12 1/2″W x 7″D. Buy this color exclusively at Saks for $585 to nab one of the hottest bags right now!
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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”. The Kid features all of the Stam’s characteristics, in a smaller size, including quilted metallic grained leather, golden brass hardware, and a removable chunky chain link shoulder strap. The top sports a gusseted frame with an oversized kiss lock closure, just like its big sister. The dimensions of the baby Stam are 11″x 7″x 4″ (while the regular Stam is an overwhelming 16″ x 11″ x 6″). The metallic gold color is exclusive to eLuxury. Available at eLuxury for $1195.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service”. Behind the impeccably skilled designer, Zac Posen, is a man with a charitable heart for a cause that reaches out to us all. Zac Posen has partnered with DHL to create the Zac Posen + DHL Tote For Teachers and will donate 100% of proceeds benefit Teachers Count. Teachers Count is a non-profit organization that prides itself in furthering teacher appreciation. Without teachers we would all not be who we are today, for it is the teachers that have nurtured our minds and expanded our thoughts.
The Tote For Teachers is made with supple red Italian leather and features a yellow shoulder strap. Being able to convert to a messenger, the handbag is practical, featuring room for all goods on your way to class or your job. The dimensions are 12″ wide by 14″ tall. Bold and vibrant coloring, the tote implements DHL’s colors, red and yellow, to help it stand out and illuminate your horizons. For a great cause, purchase this bag for $400 at Tote For Teachers.
More pictures of the fabulous Zac Posen and the bag below! (more…)
The hue is perfect, the shape is functional, and the price is superb. The Kooba Aram Metallic Shoulder Bag is yet another Neiman Marcus exclusive, featuring gunmetal metallic lambskin. The chunky shoulder strap and buckled strap on the front add the Kooba touch that we have all found recognizable. The leather is patent, which we all know is a must have for this season, and the color is gunmetal metallic which is almost a must have for the season. Coyly placed side slide pockets add a dimensions on either end of the bag. While this handbag is nothing super fantastic or extraordinary, it demonstrates that style can be functional and practical (money wise). Kooba is known for good prices and young funky bags. Buy exclusively through Saks for $595.
Symbolizing temptation and eroticism, the snake has been a creature of great mystery. Judith Leiber touches on the temptation of the snake, as it was used to tempt Eve and take over her heart. To an outsider, the Judith Leiber Heart & Snake Miniaudiere is simple, but the symbolism runs deep, alluding to sin and evil along with lust and eroticism. The Austrian black crystal embellishments take over the heart, showing it is dark and tainted, with the silver-tone snake overture and hardware. Beyond symbolism, this miniaudiere features and optional chain strap, double-sided mirror, and matching coin purse. This piece is a conversation piece, used to get people thinking. Some may be offended, some may take it lightly, but either way this piece has symbolism that runs much deeper than merely an evening bag. Pre-order via Neiman Marcus for $1995.
A luscious hue of emerald green is reminiscent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Pairing this divine color in an sleek sophisticated handbag gives Zac Posen an edge over the rest of his competition for a hit. eLuxury exclusively carries the emerald Zac Posen Antonia Bag, which will lure in handbag enthusiasts and green color lovers worldwide. The green patent leather provides a sleek and sophisticated touch along with the aged gold metal hardware. There is a front flap with a hexagonal ring pull. This handbag exudes a feeling of prim and proper, for the business lady or the woman with her Chanel suit. Then again, pair this with jeans and be casual chic, the possibilities are endless. Fall is calling for clean lines, structure, and patent leather, so could this handbag be more of a hit? Lush suede finishes off the interior and measurements are 15″x 11″x 4″. Exclusively at eLuxury for $1200. Grab yours before this color is no longer available!
Visionaire is a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in highly exclusive limited numbers and editions. One of the newest editions, 52, which will be available in October, features designer Marc Jacobs posing nude. Not new to the nude front, Jacobs embraces this issue and even left his photos untouched. The price will be $375. While the price is steep, keep in mind this will be a limited edition and finished off with a Louis Vuitton gold monogrammed case.
Will you be interested to take a peek?
Marc Jacobs is clearly proud of his bod “” and bares it all again in the latest edition of Visionaire. The 168-page oversize book, sponsored by Louis Vuitton, includes nude photographs of a bevy of models, actors and celebrities, including Jacobs, this edition’s guest editor. Visionaire co-founder Stephen Gan said the concept was conceived more than two years ago and most of the photos were taken late last year. “The idea was to do personal nudes of famous people. We came up with a list of who are considered the most beautiful people in the world,” he explained. That list includes Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Drew Barrymore, Naomi Campbell, Scarlett Johansson, Christy Turlington, Gisele BÃ¼ndchen, Jamie Dornan and Selma Blair, all shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Though most of the images are quite revealing, “not everyone is stark naked,” Gan said (Lopez and Anthony appear clothed, most of the models, including Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova, do not). Thus, the latest edition is entitled “Private.”
Photographs of Jacobs appear in the last pages of the book, where he appears lying across an oversize teddy bear in one image and draped in black rope in several others. (“His photographs were not retouched,” a Visionaire staffer added.) Jacobs is no stranger to baring it all: He appeared naked on the September cover of Out magazine, and on the cover of WWD in September 2006, along with his business partner, Robert Duffy, to raise awareness of skin cancer. And Jacobs hasn’t posed naked only when he’s fit “” the designer also bared all for Vanity Fair in the Nineties.
Voyeurs and others can buy the issue for $375 beginning in early October; 2,500 copies will be printed. But before sulking at the hefty price tag, consider “Private” will be sold in a limited edition Louis Vuitton gold monogrammed case. At least they thought to dress the book up, even if its subjects inside aren’t. “” Stephanie D. Smith
A slight tinge of gold is the ideal way to add metallic shine without overpowering your handbag, your outfit, or you. Designed with a touch of burnished golden leather and set off with brown leather, the limited edition Chloe Heloise Cherry Bag adds just the right touch to a simple design. The Heloise is based on a simple shape design, so small additions on the bag help it stand out. There is braided leather on shoulder strap with gold-tone rings, which may very well dig into your shoulder if you are toting a ton inside the bag, but still adds a great dimension. Accessible on the outside are slit pockets and a small patch pocket with a snap closure. Dimensions are 10″H x 16″W x 4″D. This is another Saks exclusive bag, which is now available on pre-order for $2030.
Neiman Marcus continues to celebrate their 100th birthday with a range of exclusive products that are sure to garner ample attention. Judith Leiber has designed special edition clutches for different years and events at Neiman Marcus and for this notable anniversary Leiber has brought the butterfly into the forefront. The Leiber Butterfly Celestrina Clutch is specially designed for Neiman Marcus’s centennial, spotlighting pink, lavender, lilac, and clear Austrian crystals. There is silver tone hardware throughout along with an optional chain shoulder strap. Showing that this piece is extravagant inside and out, there is 100% alligator lining and a double-sided mirror and matching coin purse. Many that own Leiber pieces see them as art pieces, which is what they are. While this clutch is a masterpiece, getting enough use for the price would be hard. Yet if you are a collector, I would jump on this opportunity. Pre-order through Saks for $5995.
As Neiman Marcus celebrates their 100th Anniversary, part of the party involves swank online offers. An array of Neiman Marcus exclusive products are dotting their website that can not be passed up. Extravagant in both price and materials, the Prada Croc Clutch manifests luxury with pink crocodile and gold-toned corner guards and logo. A removable shoulder strap is included. Sassy pink and exotic crocodile are a divine combination, but the price tag is out of this world. If luxury goods continue to exponentially increase as they are now, our pay checks need to coincide or else the designer market will suffer (so don’t do it to us!). Pre-order via Saks Fifth Ave for $8990.