There are few sacred things in handbag design, but among them is the Hermès Birkin. When Hermès is feeling creative, the brand generally looks to the Kelly to make tweaks and create new versions–we documented nearly a dozen in our guide to Hermès bag styles, and that doesn’t include limited editions.
The Academy Awards, because of their extremely formal and buttoned-up nature, often make for boring bag-spotting. Thankfully, though, this year’s red carpet provided more handbag eye candy than we’re used to. From vintage Van Cleef & Arpels to crocodile and rhinestone Louis Vuitton, there’s plenty to look at in the photos below.
All of us over on TalkShoes love Valentino Rockstuds, and somehow this celeb makes the edgy Rockstud look preppy and ladylike. We also found some of the best shoe deals from this weekend, and you can still shop all of them! We also spotted Kelly Clarkson in a coral pair of Aquazzura suede sandals, and she clearly knows that a brightly colored shoe can brighten any day (or outfit, of course).
Last April, I wrote about my feeling that Chloé had lost its groove. When it-bags were all the rage, Chloé was leading the pack with its Paddington bag; I bought two of them, which I still own. But over the years, Chloé struggled to keep its handbags in the limelight, and as a handbag lover, I found myself rarely looking to see what the brand released.
As you might have noticed, we didn’t exactly flood the site the New York Fashion Week coverage last week. That wasn’t an oversight; we’ve found that, over the years, you guys really only care about seeing the great bag collections that go down the global runways, as well as the great bags that pop up outside.
Bag: Fendi Micro Peekaboo Satchel Bag
Price: $1,550 via Neiman Marcus
Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Just when you thought mini bags reached their peak, Fendi decided to micro size already tiny bags and I can’t get enough. Sure the bag doesn’t fit much, but many are using these micro bags as charms or evening bags.
When it snows, most of us choose to wear boots to battle Mother Nature’s unruly conditions. While it’s no secret that celebrities’ footwear choices can be questionable in bad weather, over on TalkShoes, we took a look at celebrities’ best inappropriate shoe decisions. We also checked out Malone Souliers’ Spring 2015 collection, in which you’ll find vivid shoes and lots of modern mules. With the rising popularity of fashion sneakers, we picked our favorite Nikes that you can even wear after the gym.
Before we start, I have a very sincere question: Why doesn’t Olivia live in a doorman building? Those are certainly not a unique-to-New York phenomena, and Liv can clearly afford the kind of accommodations that would include a staff that looks the other way; lord knows there must be plenty of buildings in DC that specialize in that.
If you’ve been following the general flow of New York Fashion Week coverage, you’ve probably picked up on the major 70s thread that’s running through the lion’s share of the notable (and not-so-notable) New York collections. That aesthetic definitely held true at Tory Burch, and especially for the bags.