Oh, how I wish that Oscar de la Renta made more handbags. I wish it with every ounce of my being because then I would have that many more opportunities to write about this designer-genius that pays such close attention to detail, fabrics and colors that it makes my fashion-loving heart pound. Luckily, OdlR does design a collection of bags (and furthermore, in running this website, I have free reign to add a little Oscar delight in here whenever I’d like to). And for this, you should be happy, because I like to think of these photos of the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 collection as a treat to your eyes. Click to check the full gallery!

I never shared my experience of the Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 show with you. Shame on me because it was drop dead gorgeous, the kind of gorgeous that made me pinch myself to see if what I was experiencing was a dream. Held at the James B. Duke Mansion, this was the first time Ferragamo has shown in NYC and many celebrities and fashion insiders were in attendance. The paparazzi were out in full force trying to photograph the likes of Eva Mendes, Emma Roberts, Minka Kelly and more. I thoroughly enjoyed the celebrity spotting as well, but the show itself was what I was there for and it was breathtaking.

When the music began, the models began their walk through the mansion and the collection reminded us that resort is all about chic. Blue, white, and silver took over the runway and for twenty minutes I forgot where I was and was transported to the resort world of Ferragamo.

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Fashion power designer Nicole Miller has already dressed some of the most beautiful and stylish women on the face of the planet, and now she has her sights set on the handbag world. Typically when a designer first enters a new realm, there are a few seasons of trial and error before the designs start to flow. But the opposite can be said for Miller, who started with a innovative concept in her Bicycle Chain Bag and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

Nicole Miller’s Fall 2011 collection mixes edgy downtown style with an affordable price tag, which is a powerful combination indeed. The overall theme revolves around bike chains and other bike accessories. While that may sound chintzy, any trepidation disappears once you see how the designs have been realized. Rugged and biker-chic come to mind when we previewed the fall collection, and I can’t wait to see how Miller expands on these ideas for future designs. Click for more images!

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Yesterday afternoon marked the VIP night of this year’s bi-annual Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale. Since we were co-hosting the sale, Megs and I were invited to enter an hour before the doors opened to the public to check out the goods, mingle with celebs like Michelle Trachtenberg of Gossip Girl and chat with the RM team.

The initial onslaught of shoppers hit right when the doors opened at 4pm. An hour after the opening the line of awaiting shoppers actually vanished off 5th Avenue, just to then resurge with people leaving work around 6:30pm. Friends told us that the line eventually wrapped nearly two blocks by 8-9pm. Click to view the full gallery

Tory Burch Robinson Tote, $550 via Tory Burch online.

I have been test-driving the Tory Burch Robinson Tote for the past few weeks and fallen in love with it. Tory’s accessory collection continues to grow and offer fun and functional designs. The over-sized logo has been toned down making the bags perfectly Tory without being overly in-your-face.

This collection has so many aspects to praise, starting with the sturdy and durable leather. The body of the bag keeps shape easily but is not overly stiff. In fact, if you are looking for a work bag or a perfect mother’s day gift, the Robinson Tote should be added to your list of potential options. (more…)

Yesterday we told you about the Fendi 2Bag monogramming event happening at Bergdorf Goodman today. You still have time to stop by, as it lasts until 5 pm, but either way have the pleasure of showing you the Fendi goodies BG has to offer.

Of course the main focus is the 2Bag and the option of monogramming it, but there are also many fabulous Fendi items (including an exclusive trench for BG). We love the direction Fendi continues to take with their handbags, bringing back classics with bold colors and stylish finishes.

If you can not make it to the store today, make sure to check out the Fendi offerings Bergdorf Goodman has online. Click to view the full gallery

I have to give you all a peek at my newest addition to my handbag family, my Diane von Furstenberg Medium Stephanie in navy. You all recently saw my large version of this bag, and my love for it only deepens with the addition of the medium size. (more…)

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