With her documentary Beyonce: Life is But a Dream debuting on HBO this Saturday and her barnstorming Super Bowl halftime performance still fresh in the minds of almost everyone, today seemed like a fitting occasion to pay bag tribute to the one and only Beyonce. With the entourage that rolls with her and Jay-Z, though, I’m surprised that Queen Bey still deigns to carry her own bag from time to time.
The Many Bags Of – Celebrities and their handbags(Page 6)
Today’s the first official day of New York Fashion Week, and while Megs and I are out and about doing the whole NYFW thing, we though it only appropriate that we give you an opportunity to spend some time looking through the considerable handbag hoard of a real, capital-F fashion icon, not just some celeb. The only choice, of course, was Kate Moss.
I’ve always been a big fan of Bethenny Frankel, the sometimes-controversial former star of Real Housewives of New York who parlayed her reality TV fame into a booze-for-girls brand that she sold for a reported $120 million last year. She’s funny, direct and willing to cop to most of her flaws – that’s about all I ask from someone on a reality show, personally.
This may sound a little bit weird, but I’m really glad that Amanda Seyfried is famous. I’ve been a fan of hers since the halcyon days of Mean Girls, in which she stole every scene she was in, and I’ve been silently rooting for her success ever since. And now, here she is, with a big role in Oscar-nominated Les Miserables and several more films in the pipeline.
I’ve been planning to write The Many Bags of Hilary Duff for quite a long time, and you’ll see why in a moment. The one-time Disney wunderkind turned full-grown actress has a bag collection to rival almost any that we’ve explored in these parts before, and the diversity of brands that Duff has toted over the years is a reminder to all of us to try new things.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a Demi Lovato kick. I know that I could be considered a little old for her demographic, but listen to Skyscraper and tell me you don’t find yourself singing along. The former Disney star turned pop princess has been in the news the past few years because of her advocacy against bullying to her spot as one of the judges on X Factor.
Just like last week, we’re using the busy holiday travel time to take a look at an actress whose rapidly rising star is second only to her rapidly expanding bag collection. Jessica Chastain may not be a household name quite yet, but with the amount of praise she’s received for her roles in films like The Help and the just-released Zero Dark Thirty, it won’t be long.
I’m the last person on Earth not to have seen The Hunger Games, but I assume that’ll change sometime in the near future, mostly because I’ve become such a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the movie’s lead character. Not only is she consistently smart and funny in interviews, but I saw her movie Silver Linings Playbook two weeks ago and absolutely adored it (and her in it).
When I write one of our Many Bags of… features, I always find myself feeling one of two ways by the time I’m done: Either I walk away with a newfound respect for the personal style choices of the featured celebrity, or I’m barely containing an urge to punch her in the face for being tedious/pretentious/boring/what have you. Assembling these photos takes a lot of time, after all, and it can make you feel like you’ve gotten to know a celeb pretty well by the end.
I’ve had a serious girl-crush on Reese Witherspoon since I first watched Cruel Intentions. I fell in love with her and Ryan Phillippe in that movie and loved that they were a couple and started the perfect little family together. Reese and Ryan didn’t last, but Reese continues to be one of the leading ladies of Hollywood and is well-respected in the industry.