This week, celebs have surprised us with a few rather obscure handbag choices from lesser-known brands that are at the peripheries of our radar, as well as bags from the major brands that generally have a lower profile.
UK pop star Rita Ora was spotted bouncing from afterparty to afterparty in Milan after being a special guest, along with Katy Perry, at the Moschino Fall 2014 runway show. Rita is proudly displaying what we’re going to call the Moschino Quilted Suit Jacket Bag, since it seems to be an obvious Chanel reference to both the brand’s handbags and its signature bouclé suits.
The Grammys are always pretty weird, and the 2014 Grammy Awards followed proudly in that tradition. (Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons as a backing band? Sure, why not?) Along with everything else, the stars’ (the ones who bothered to show up and walk the carpet, anyway) handbag choices weren’t exactly in line with what we’ve seen at previous awards shows this season.
Fashion loves Rita Ora, and the burgeoning British pop star seems to love fashion right back. Ora’s Rihanna-esque personal style perfectly straddles the divide between streetwear and luxury that the industry is exploring with gusto at the moment, which makes her exactly the kind of celebrity on whom brands want to see their clothes.