Miranda Kerr was looking quite literary while hitting the pre-Met party circuit this past weekend, carrying an Olympia Le-Tan Book Clutch of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon. Her entire ensemble is very “sexy couture librarian,” don’t you think? You can shop Net-a-Porter’s own mini library of Olympia Le-Tan’s highly collectible clutches here. Our own Megs was just recently debating whether to keep or return her own Olympia Le-Tan Book Clutch – no word on her final verdict just yet.
Despite the fact that I continue to be suspicious of this season of Real Housewives of Orange County, last night’s episode was…okay. I’ll grant it that. Mostly I enjoyed it because Brooks made his debut for the season and I find him so compellingly, watch-ably skeevy, and his presence brings out a whole new layer to Vicky’s mid-life crisis. You know who I bet is really happy to see Brooks, though?
If you haven’t taken a look at Furla handbags recently, it might be time to take note. We were lucky enough to attend the Furla Fall 2013 Handbag Preview recently, and the attainably priced line is looking more luxe than ever. Fine leathers, rich, bright calf hairs, metal embellishments here and there – the collection strikes just the right note between trendy and traditional, yielding a set of bags that won’t drain your bank account while still looking current for seasons to come.
In the images below, you’ll also find new variations on Furla’s ever-popular “Candy” clear bags, which will come in ombre colors and jewel tones for fall. Some of the collection is exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue stores, which means that their shoppers will be extra lucky come fall. Check out our exclusive photos of the bags below and let us know which designs you’re loving the most. (Personally, I’m partial to the black and white bags.)
Mother’s Day can be an extremely tough gift-giving occasion, especially when shopping for your own mother. What do you get for a woman who’s well established in her life, has grown children and who you’ve already given dozens of gifts for Mother’s Days, birthdays and Christmases or Hanukahs in the past? How do you pick something meaningful that’s not basically a repeat of a gift from a couple years ago?
For a trend that’s going to be very easily identifiable as “so last season” in a year’s time, holographic bags are expensive. With brands like Celine, Stella McCartney and Proenza Schouler leading the way into a more iridescent future, getting the look for a price that feels commensurate with the trend’s staying power (or probable lack thereof) has been challenging. Plus, what if you just want a little bit of holo accent, instead of a whole bag? There has to be a reasonable way to achieve that without breaking the bank, right? Enter Marc by Marc Jacobs. Read More…
Happy May! We are already a few days in, but so far, May has gotten off to a great start with the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. And for all you birthday girls, your birthstone is the lovely emerald and this color looks amazing on handbags. From a true green to a bit of a deeper hue, a green handbag is great to add to your wardrobe as it works well for those who wear brown and black and every color in between.
From funky clutches to sophisticated everyday bags, we’ve rounded up the best emerald green handbags for this year’s May Birthday Gift Guide! Read More…
Here’s Elizabeth Banks, exiting a hair salon in Beverly Hills with a Tod’s D-Styling Bag on her arm. (Am I missing something, or is the “D-Styling” one of the worst names in all of bagdom? It’s a shame too, because I love this bag.) The crisp lines of this supple Italian leather shopper pair especially well with Elizabeth’s preppy denim polka-dotted shirt and cropped rust red skinnies.
We mentioned last week that the theme for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2013 Costume Institute Gala would be Punk: From Chaos to Couture and that we’re pretty excited about it; after all, the leather-clad, hardware-covered look translates particularly well to the bags and accessories that we hold so dear. Much to our delight, gala sponsor Moda Operandi is just as excited as we are, and the site has chosen to express its enthusiasm by putting together an incredible selection of punk-inspired pieces from the world’s best designers, many of which are one-off or limited edition. Naturally, our attentions turned directly to the handbags and accessories, and they’re fantastic. Read More…
We introduced you to the Juicy Couture Beach Print Clutches last month, and the combination of a fun photo print and an affordable price tag meant that they were quite well-received. After all, who doesn’t want to carry a little bit of summer with them wherever they go? Even if you can’t be at the beach, at least you can gaze upon one of these fun beach print bags.
As a real, live single woman in her 20s who is dating in New York City, I make a lot of small talk with dudes who I don’t know very well. Almost invariably, when a dude finds out what I do for a living, first he wants to tell me about that time where he spent an “exorbitant” amount of money (usually less than $600 – straight guys and their bags are so adorable) on a bag that he actually loves, and it was totally worth it, so he understands the whole handbag thing.