I saw this Miu Miu calf soft clutch in gold at Neiman Marcus the other day, and it caught my eye. With measurements of 8 1/2″H x 17 1/3″W x 1 2/3″D, it’s kind of a monster of a clutch. The gold only increases the high visibility. At first, I thought, how ridiculous. What is the point of a clutch that’s bigger than the average shoulder bag? I had to know how it looked, though, and I picked it up and held it in front of a mirror. The thing is actually pretty damn cool! It’s lightweight, so the size doesn’t matter in that respect, and it fits comfortably in the crook of your arm. With the day clutch being hailed as a huge trend, this bag actually really works. Who said clutches have to be small? In a strange way, this monster clutch is a bit more practical for daytime use than its bitty friends. While the size is the most obvious feature, the bag also boasts other details that make it pretty desirable. I love the pleating! So feminine and fun. Pleats make everything better. And the subtle placement of logo is nice. The bag is enough of a statement that an obvious MIU MIU would be quite off-putting. The gold is very metallic, but the tone is a soft yellow gold that doesn’t offend. This bag may not be for everyone, but if you want it, get it for $715 at neimanmarcus.
On the hunt for the perfect green bag, I stumbled across the Miu Miu Coffer in an army green leather. The subtle green leather is ruched and paired with gold hardware. I am a huge Miu Miu fan, and the coffer is one of my favorites, bringing together a braided strap and an across body shoulder strap. So many versions of the Coffer, what do you think of this version/color? Through Net-A-Porter for $1445.
After it was announced and shot, Lindsay Lohan struck again as the face of Miu Miu’s ad campaign for Spring and Summer 2007. The sometimes redhead beauty who lives a roller coaster life posed in countless pictures for the the design house. Her ad shots have been accepted widely, showing that this young girl can pull of elegant, sleek, and sophisticated. One of the most memorable shots shows Lohan holding the Miu Miu Patchwork Tote, which alternates silver and gold leather. Silver and gold metallic is in and ready to be toted on the hands of bag fashionistas world wide. A smaller version of what Lohan was pictured with, the Miu Miu Metallic Patchwork Handbag is designed in a patchwork style with gold and silver metallic leather and silver handles. This bag opens by pushing open a clasp on the side and measures 9.5″ x 6.5″ x 2.5″. Small and sleek, this handbag would be a stunner for a night out. Buy now through Net-A-Porter for $995.
Check out more of Lindsay Lohan in the Miu Miu Spring and Summer Ad Campaign after the jump!
First glance, I thought this bag was a great shape. Slouchy leather, with a detachable shoulder strap makes a perfect messenger bag, right? Wrong. Vlad looks at this bag and says “Is it uni-sex?”. There lies the problem. The Miu Miu Antiqued Leather Handbag is a perfect shaped everyday messenger bag but is manly and burly. Look like a man on a mission to go do something manly, say chug a beer, not shave your beard, walk in 4 inches of mud and not care, or get smashed watching football if you carry this bag. The mere fact that Vlad thinks he could carry it too turns me away from its brown antiqued leather. Hand-held or across the body this bag screams out masculine, and unless that is what you are going for, I wouldn’t spend a penny on it. Buy it through Net A Porter for $1385 for a man.
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When you have a hit, keep riding the wave. Miu Miu hit big time with the highly coveted Coffer and for Spring/Summer 2007 Miu Miu has released the fraternal twin. Ohh and ahh at the Miu Miu Quilted Linen Hobo like I am doing. A perfect tint of metallic gold is splashed on the braided top handle, detachable body strap, and other slight trimming. I said it with the Coffer and I’ll say it with the Linen rendition, this is a sure to be hit and one of the most amazing and fun designs out there. The ruched linen body has a top flap, gold hardware, and front pockets. I can not stop drooling over this perfect sized hobo, 12″H X 15″L X 2Â½”W. Get your hands on one at Saks for $1155.
While most of the country and world are in heaps upon heaps of snow, I have been enjoying crisp and perfect 80 degree weather in South Florida. Don’t think I am rubbing it in, because I am merely here to heal my broken arm that I got while in the bitter cold; so I definitely feel your pain! Why don’t we all get on the same page and begin lusting after spring and summer bags. Nothing says warm weather like a tinge of green alongside a burlap body, like found in the Miu Miu Burlap Leather Drawstring Satchel. This bag is simple but lovely for the warm weather and completely durable for extensive everyday wear. The shoulder strap also sports the caribou leather with gold tone hardware. Simple but perfectly fun, measuring 14″H X 16″L X 5″W this bag is available via Saks for $795.