When you wake up the morning after one of those long nights, what you really need is a friend. Well, what you really really need is some food and hydration and maybe a mimosa, but sometimes it takes a friend to goad you out of your bed and into the bright (so bright) light of day for greasy, cheesy, carby sustenance.
Savvy Bags on a Budget(Page 6)
By this site’s very nature, we spend a decent amount of time talking about things that are very expensive. Expensive handbags, expensive accessories, expensive shoes over at TalkShoes. Back in the real world, though, we like things that feel like a good value for our money – the biggest luxury bang for the buck, if you will. Lucky for the dudes out there, men’s bags often provide that in spades.
Purses have been called “arm candy” for years, and in true testament to that name, Furla designed a range of satchels that are like a sweet treat for your forearms. When Furla first released its Candy Satchels, they took off like fashion wildfire. I always liked the designs, but when I set my eyes on the glitter Furla Candy Satchels, I fell in love.
Whoever said “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince,” clearly never looked on the Kate Spade website and came across this beautiful Kate Spade I Kissed a Frog Clutch. Who needs a toad when you have a golden frog atop an all-glitter evening bag? This clutch is bound to fill your heart with glee whether or not you have found your Prince Charming.
If you followed along with our coverage of the Spring 2013 handbag collections, you might have noticed that a lot of designers showed bags that were either partially or totally clear. Mesh, vinyl, whatever the method, what’s on the inside is now on the outside, for all intents and purposes. Accessory design has been headed that way for a while (the 3.1 Phillip Lim PVC Pashli from last season is a great example of that), and it means that now you have to consider what you put inside your bag more than ever.
The hottest color for fall is burgundy, and it looks like every designer has made sure to include the color in their accessories for the season. We talk often about Marc Jacobs, but I feel like when it comes to Marc by Marc Jacobs I am always covering the same bags. Sure, they look good and are great staples, but enough of the Classic Q line.
Believe it or not, writing about luxury handbags has one itty bitty downside. It’s hard to believe there’s a downside at all, right? I mean, I get to look the latest handbags in the industry and analyze them and report back to you with the pros, cons and aesthetic pleasures (for the most part) of such bags. Again, what’s not to love?
Today is one of those really nasty and gross days. You know the kind; they suck out any motivation you might have had to be productive. These kind of days are the ones that encourage staying in, watching a movie (preferably a great RomCom, obviously) and ordering in dinner. You know, come to think of it, I now have my night planned.
One of the most exciting (and underused) things that a designer can do to make a bag’s details stand out is to choose hardware that’s not standard gold or silver. Heavily customized or intricate hardware can be prohibitively costly for brands, particularly at a contemporary price point, but I think it’s worth the expense because the effect can be so immediately impactful.
Ladies, let’s talk about the color orange. Not only is it October, which is the orange-est month of the year by far, but the sunshine-y shade has been a trend for god knows how long now. There’s good reason for that; not only is orange seasonless, but it’s incredibly versatile, especially for a bright. Go ahead, try and think of a color that wouldn’t mix well with orange, at least in small doses.