Slowly but surely Reese Witherspoon has become something of a divisive figure for celebrity watchers. Some love her prim, slightly preppy style, while others take her distaste for paparazzi and a certain drunken arrest incident that you might remember as proof that she’s a little too much like one of her most memorable characters, Tracy Flick. Either way, we think you have to admit that her collection of handbags is one of the best in Hollywood, particularly if you love a good leather day bag.
The Many Bags Of – Celebrities and their handbags
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. One brand in particular, DKNY, wants to see them on her so badly that it tapped Ora to be the face of its Resort and Spring 2014 campaigns.
Love her or hate her, there are few people better at forcing their way into the public discourse right now than Miley Cyrus. The Disney-tween-superstar-turned-America’s-half-naked-twerking-princess has done quite the complete job making sure our eyes and ears can’t miss her right now, and with a fall record release schedule packed full of high-profile albums from people like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, it’s Miley who’s winning the media game, a fact you have to admit even if you’d like to see her sent into orbit.
While going through literally thousands of pictures of Alessandra Ambrosio yesterday, one thing struck me above all else: being Alessandra Ambrosio must be a pretty great gig. The Victoria’s Secret superstar has two beautiful children, a handsome husband and an enormously successful career predicated on her own innate attractiveness. On top of all that, she doesn’t seem to sweat the paparazzi nonsense too much, unlike some of the celebs we’ve profiled in the past.
Kelly Ripa owns a weird little spot in my heart. I’m generally averse to morning show-style patter and generally avoid wakeup television except for the Charlie Rose-helmed CBS Morning Show. (In case you’ve always suspected that I’m a senior citizen masquerading as a 20-something New Yorker, there’s another piece of evidence for your conspiracy.) Every now and then, though, I stumble across Live with Kelly and Michael, and I’m struck by how warm, quick and funny Kelly is.
It can be oddly easy to forget that stars are actually people. The vast majority of famous folks conduct their private lives in ways that aren’t all too unfamiliar – they decorate for the holidays, they take their kids to fun activities on the weekends, they gather up for family photos. There’s perhaps no better place on Earth to observe this phenomenon than the Mr.
Here it is, folks. The one we’ve all been waiting for. None of the international fashion weeks attract mega-watt celebrities quite like Paris Fashion Week, and with brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton presenting in the French capital, you know that the handbags on the arms of the guests will be just as lust-worthy as it gets. Spring 2014 didn’t disappoint – from beginning to end, attendees toted their best, most photo-worthy bags, and luckily, photos were indeed taken.
The name “Fashion Week” is so misleading. A quick seven days of fancy clothes and we’re done and can move on, right? Please? NOPE. Fashion already has a warped sense of time (winter coats for sale in June, anyone?), and now we’re done with our third week of Fashion Week, this one in Italy. Milan Fashion Week has come and gone, but as with both New York and London before it, the full story of the event isn’t just what happens inside the shows.
Sunday’s 2013 Emmy Awards were weird, but don’t let that discourage you from diving deep into the attendees’ particularly fabulous handbags from the pre-show red carpet. Often, awards shows are a tough place for bags – traditionally, many stars choose to do photos without their bags in tow, which puts a damper on our fun almost as much as floor-length gowns bum out shoe-lovers.
For reasons I cannot entirely explain, I find British celebrities sort of fascinating. I’m not an anglophile by any stretch of the imagination, but British pop culture seems so slavishly dedicated to such a particular group of people that it’s like there’s this parallel universe of fame out there, people who are just people in New York or LA but who attract paparazzi hordes in London.