Katy Perry paired her stunning floral Oscar de la Renta ballgown with a bold Olympia Le-Tan Dictionary Book Clutch at the American Music Awards Sunday night. Olympia is known for her signature clutches, which are all limited edition, hand-embroidered nods to literary history and bookworm culture. Her unique creations have inspired similar styles from brands like Kate Spade and Charlotte Olympia.
When the collection hit the runway in September, the art theme was evident everywhere from the show’s gallery-inspired show set to the collection on the runway.
Over on TalkShoes this week, we rounded up 15 shoes that will be sure to get noticed at any holiday party (perfect to pair with your LBD). We’re currently obsessing over these seriously high Jimmy Choo Holographic Anouk Pumps, and we got in touch with our outdoorsy side with Saks’ Manolo Resort 2014 Collection.
Even in a particularly crowded luxury handbag market, Hermes occupies a spot unto itself. The bags are scarce, sought-after a simply the best, and they have the price tags that go along with all that exclusivity. Making the leap from being a designer handbag consumer to being an Hermes consumer is a daunting prospect, but we know that, at this very moment, untold numbers of you are contemplating whether or not now’s the right time to do just that. We’re here to help, of course; if you’ve ever wondered if owning an Hermes bag is worth paying the premium, we’ve got ten reasons why we think you should take the plunge. Read More…
For an episode where most of the cast spent half their allotted 44 minutes hanging upside down, last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was about as dramatic as you could ask. We still didn’t get to see Kyle address the cheating rumors directly with Mauricio, or Mauricio address them all, which is really what I’m waiting for. We’ve had at least one commenter come through here in past seasons saying that Mauricio was just this kind of dirtbag when she used to work with him, and I think it’s instructive to watch people address these kinds of accusations.
We’re generally against season-creep, but when that season is sale season, bring it on. Our friends at ShopBop have decided to let you get your Black Friday deal-shopping started a little early; from now until December 2, you can save up to 25% off any ShopBop purchase. All you have to do is enter code BIGEVENT13 at checkout, and depending on the size of your purchase, a discount of between 15% and 25% off your loot will be applied! Shop quick – things have a way of disappearing from ShopBop quickly when a discount code comes around.
Celine Dion’s lust for Celine bags can clearly not be sated by just one. (Can’t say we blame her.) Here she is carrying a sublimely navy blue calf leather Celine Classic Box Bag with gold hardware, while ambling around Paris with her husband. She does seem to exhibit a strong preference for the Celine Box – she carried a leopard calf hair and black leather version of the same bag just a few weeks ago.
Fendi hit big with its 2Jours totes, and the brand has put a playful spin on the seriously popular design with a line of monster-inspired bags and accessories. By now you’ve seen the bag monsters floating around the Internet (and maybe even on the bags of your friends), but Fendi has released an entire line of monstrous items. Some are more wearable, like chic blue pumps and a grey 2Jours, and some are more playful, like a bag embellished to look like an owl or a furry monster charm.
If you’ve got a big family, lots of friends or simply a long list of people with whom you’d like to curry favor, this time of year can get…intense. We’re staring down the barrel of a week that culminates in the biggest shopping day of the year (and make sure to check back with us on Friday for a comprehensive guide to the best sales and deals on the Internet), and figuring out where or how to start can be a task in and of itself. Below, we assembled 20 can’t-miss gifts that surely someone on your list will love, most under $300. If you need to start somewhere, start here. Read More…