I have a small (ok, maybe not-so-small) girl crush on The Amazing Spider-Man star Emma Stone, and the picture above should explain exactly why I have such positive feels about her. In a world where we’re used to seeing dour, shielded faces in paparazzi shots, Stone doesn’t take herself too seriously. When one of our Twitter followers suggested earlier this week that we spotlight her for The Many Bags of…, I couldn’t resist.
The Many Bags Of – Celebrities and their handbags(Page 5)
Before two weeks ago, I never had all that many thoughts about Katie Holmes. She’s beautiful, of course, and she seems extremely devoted to little Suri, who looks more and more like her Mini Me every day. A couple of months ago, I got caught in a Katie/Suri paparazzi scrum on my walk home from the grocery store, and it seemed to me at the time that living that kind of life must be very isolating, perhaps even dreadfully lonely.
Jennifer Lopez has transformed her look quite a bit over her career, starting with her introduction to international fame in Selena to her high-profile relationships with P. Diddy and Ben Affleck to the proud mama and American Idol host that she is today. With all of her life changes came many style changes, but overall it has been for the better.
After two weeks of exploring the handbag collections of celebrities whose tastes run close to those in the fashion industry – really, does it get more on-the-nose chic than Miranda Kerr and the Olsen Twins? – we thought we’d take things in a different direction entirely and explore the accessories whims of someone who marches firmly to the beat of her own drummer.
While doing photo research yesterday to bring you this retrospective on The Many Bags of The Olsen Twins, one thing became starkly apparent: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are ahead on…well, basically everything. Looking through pictures of them from 2007 wasn’t a trip back in time like it normally would be when dissecting a celebrity’s style; five years ago, they were both dressing like every single fashionable girl I know dresses today, and they were getting called trolls for it.
Over the past couple months, we’ve been slowly working our way through not only the best handbag collections in Hollywood, but also through our mental list of girl crushes – women for whom we feel an enthusiasm and fondness that borders on romantic. A couple of weeks ago, we checked out Megs’ biggest girl crush, Jessica Alba, and this week, we’re on to a girl crush of my very own – Miranda Kerr.
In honor of this weekend’s Mad Men season finale, we thought that it was about time that we look into the handbag wardrobe of the show’s very own Betty Hofstadt Draper Francis, January Jones. When we do these features, we try to pick stars whose accessories choices are interesting and varied; it’s just more fun to look at someone who buys both Coach and Chanel than someone who sticks to one brand or one color or one type of bag.
After a few years of writing daily posts at BagThatStyle, I’ve found celebrities toward whose pictures I always gravitate when I’m looking for things to write about. All celebrities carry a great bag from time to time, but only a select few change things up often enough and with enough creativity that the very sight of them in paparazzi photos guarantees not only a fabulous purse, but a different fabulous purse than they were carrying three days prior.
There are some celebrities who we expect to constantly carry great bags. Victoria Beckham, for example, who is always styled to the nines and has her own incredibly chic line of accessories, is never without a great handbag. Or the Olsen Twins, who have largely left Hollywood behind to focus on being tried-and-true fashion professionals (with the zany wardrobe to match).