Even if you’re not a sports fan, you’re probably well aware by now that a lil’ soccer tournament has started down in Brazil. The 2014 World Cup is here to keep us entertained for the next few weeks, and when it’s done, the winning team will not only receive bragging rights for the next four years, but also a little bit of Louis Vuitton.
While Marc Jacobs was practically printing money at Louis Vuitton, things at his own line, especially his handbag line, got a little bit…stale. After the brand enjoyed huge success with its hit Stam Bag in the mid-2000s, little in the way of a true hit materialized to take the brand into the post-It Bag era.
We have one of the latest trends waiting for you over on TalkShoes: wide-leg pants and flat sandals. For this week’s shoe Instagrams, we checked out Instagram star @stilettomeup, and from her username, you can bet she has one heck of a shoe collection, plus a closet that resembles a luxury boutique! Also, check out which shoe Kerry Washington wore to her first post-baby red carpet appearance, which is just as fabulous as she is! Be sure to also check out the deals from this week’s round of Shoe Deals – they’re so good you’ll feel like you’re stealing.
Here’s Charlotte Casiraghi, Monaco royal and granddaughter of Grace Kelly, leaving an equestrian competition in Cannes with a natural leather Gucci Soho Satchel. Charlotte is an active competitor in equestrian jumping events, and she’s also Gucci’s “official equestrian ambassador, which means the brand dresses Charlotte for many of her events.
This is the one our readers outside the US have no doubt been waiting for! The Net-a-Porter International Sale has arrived, and the discounts are up to 50% off. Check out out favorite bags from the sale below, but we won’t blame you if you get straight to shopping.
Bag: Valentino Butterfly Camouflage Easy Tote
Price: $3,395 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Valentino had incredible success with colorful camouflage bags in seasons past, but for fall, the brand is putting its own ultra-feminine spin on the traditionally masculine concept. Combining those two disparate ideas has long been a strength of the brand, and the layered intricacy of this print is breathtaking on closeup.
Last week, while we were discussing celebrity handbag placements, one of our comments mentioned the Michael Kors Vivian Bag and her budding interest in it. Her timing couldn’t have been better; I’ve been looking at the brand new Vivian line for a couple of weeks now, and the more I do, the more I like it.
If you already love Givenchy, we’ve got some great news for you: Givenchy is as Givenchy as ever for Fall-Winter 2014. (That’s what the brand calls the collection we’d generally just call “fall” – that term is instead applied to Givenchy’s pre-fall wares.