It’s not every day that you can get a quality pic of Stella McCartney, dressed to the nines and frozen like a deer in the headlights right outside a seedy London sex shop. Stella was on her way to pal Fran Cutler’s 50th birthday party at The Box in London, carrying a party-ready Stella McCartney Ava Metal Frame Faux Python Box Clutch (of course).
The more I see stylish girls with their Mulberry bags around NYC, I wonder how these bags haven’t reached total ‘It-bag’ status. They are the perfect combo of casual, chic and totally urban. I’ve seen them on boho types and preppy types and the bags translate. If you haven’t yet bought into the brand, now’s the time. Today on Rue La La shop Alexas, Bayswaters, Cecilys and more in a ton of fun spring colors (and some classics if you are more into neutrals).
Now that May, glorious May, has finally arrived, things around here seem to be heating up for good, finally. That also means we’re inching ever closer to summer sale season, and although it’s not here quite yet (be patient, my friends), retailers are starting to mark things down here and there to try and move through spring’s finest wares. That means that the bags you’ve been coveting all season long might be a little more affordable than they once were, and as we always do on Fridays, we’ve scoured the Internet to see if today is your lucky day. Read More…
When you live in a particularly intense place – New York with its overcrowding, LA with its smog, Atlanta or DC with their endless traffic – the lure of a road trip can be enormous, especially when spring gets into full swing and the weather by itself is enough to make you want to leave the house. We all need a little break, and sometimes the only way to satisfy that urge is to physically remove yourself from your normal environs.
Here’s one of my fave funny gals, Rebel Wilson, mucking about in midtown Manhattan and carrying a Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Speedy 30 Bag. I love how Rebel’s stripe and monogram customization perfectly match the shade of her lip color. Rebel is the second celeb we’ve seen rocking the Mon Monogram this week – Alexa Chung was spotted ferrying her customized LV suitcase around Manhattan mere days ago.
For the past few seasons, Frida Giannini, Creative Director of Gucci, has brought the house back to the forefront of our minds. With a steely yet sexy combination, Gucci Fall 2013 focuses on constructed silhouettes with femme fatale touches on every accessory. The color scheme is deep and sultry, including wine, rust, moss green and cerulean blue. With great attention paid to detail, the accessories steal the show (along with the evening wear).
If you’ve been thinking about buying a new bag recently, now might be the time to do it. Starting today and running through May 6, Barneys is offering customers a $25 gift card for every $250 you spend, which can yield you a pretty tidy sum in future purchases, particularly when you consider that Barneys carries a ton of bags (and other things) that rarely, if ever, make it to the sale rack. Take the opportunity while it lasts!
Like we mentioned recently, the whole PurseBlog team is awaiting the arrival of The Great Gatsby with baited breath. As it turns out, our friends at Harrod’s are equally excited from all the way across the pond. So much so, in fact, that the legendary department store has launched Summer of Now, a special boutique of Gatsby-inspired art deco deliciousness this week, which lets you dress, accessorize, smell and drink like an emotionally unmoored socialite from the Roaring 20s.
Eva Longoria isn’t a fashion star in the same way that some of the people we’ve profiled (like Miranda Kerr) are fashion stars, but she’s a celeb who knows exactly what she likes, has a very distinct personal style and rarely deviates from that. In my mind, that’s just as respectable as being in of-the-moment pieces at all times, if not more respectable – it takes backbone and a clear vision of how you want to dress. Naturally, that sense of style extends to her handbag collection as well.
Longoria’s collection contains mostly functional, reasonably neutral bags, but the place where it gets interesting is the brands she chooses – Eva seems to be as big a fan of Coach as she is Hermes, and not a lot of celebs can say that they take such an egalitarian approach to their wardrobes. Both brands (and all the brands in between) look right at home on Longoria’s arm because she obviously knows exactly the look she likes. If you like a celeb who doesn’t bow to trends, you’ll love this collection.