Cate Blanchett was recently spotted heading to the theater in Manhattan for her matinee performance of The Maids. She’s carrying both a quilted, burgundy red Roger Vivier Prismick Shoulder Bag, which is a new-for-fall variation on one of the brand’s classic bags, and a taupe Givenchy Lucrezia Satchel.

I don’t know what the weather is like right now for our European friends, but based on the new arrivals we found for this week’s edition of The International Edit, it should be warm and sunny over there aaaaany minute now.

The Golden Globes are my favorite awards show. Not only does the convivial atmosphere make for memorable moments (Emma Thompson taking the stage with Louboutin heels and maritini in hand, anyone?), but because the Globes are ever-so-slightly less formal than the Academy Awards, attendees are a little more daring with both their dresses and, of course, their evening bags.

Last week, one of you asked when we were going to do a “Many Bags” post on Jennifer Garner. Well, ask and ye shall receive! (As long as our photo service yields enough results and I don’t already have some sort of grand plan, anyway.) Jennifer Garner’s personal style hews closely to what many non-famous moms of three young kids wear on a daily basis, but one thing that’s always interesting (and always changing) is her ever-present handbag.

Cate Blanchett has always had a very well defined, slightly eclectic sense of style, so it makes sense that she would choose something like this two-tone nappa leather Roger Vivier Prismick Shoulder Bag for daytime. Here she is with her Prismick in tow, heading into Good Morning America in NYC to rustle up a little PR for her upcoming flick, Blue Jasmine, which opens in NYC and LA this Friday!

If you like celebrities who do their own stylistic thing, no matter what the trends might be, then you probably already like Kate Hudson. Even if you don’t dig her rich-hippie look (and it’s certainly not my thing), it’s always refreshing to see a celeb who has such a clear vision of what she likes to wear and how she wants to look.

I don’t remember exactly when I shifted from hating Gwyneth Paltrow to absolutely loving her, but it’s a relatively new phenomenon. I had always been annoyed by her macrobiotic proselytizing and her Tracy Anderson workout-endorsing and her general little-miss-perfect-ness, until one day, it finally occurred to me: that’s actually who Gwyneth Paltrow is.

If there’s a word in fashion that’s more overused and abused than “couture,” then I don’t know what it is. (Maybe “curate,” but that’s another rant entirely.) Instead of referring to designer clothing in general, which is how so many people use it, “couture” is a subset of luxury goods that are made by hand, on order, and offer the finest materials and craftsmanship available.

If you’re anything like me, coverage of the hippie-dippy nonsense known as the Coachella Music Festival does not interest you in the least. What does interest me (and perhaps some of you), though, is celebrities acting crazy while carrying fabulous handbags, and Coachella had more of that than perhaps you’d expect.

If you’ve been anywhere near your Twitter account on a recent Thursday evening, you might have noticed that basically everyone on Earth watches (and loves) Scandal. I’m hesitant to admit that I’ve never seen the show, but it’s the next thing up on my catch-up list after I get done re-watching The West Wing on Netflix, which is actually a fairly appropriate progression.

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