Raising Helen Tod\'s Bag

Sometimes timing is funny in life. I was recently watching Raising Helen, which I absolutely love, and then got an email from a frantic reader. Franticly in search of the bag Kate Hudson, Helen in the movie, was carrying. Oddly enough, I actually was paying attention to the beige beauty. Being the handbag connoisseur that I am, I had the gut feeling that the bag was a Tod’s bag from the beginning. I was even lucky enough to find a nice large picture, in which you can actually see that it is a Tod’s bag. But now Misty and I need your help- is anyone aware of the particular make of bag? Looks like a mostly suede bag with leather trim, nice size, and it is just gorgeous. I love it! The Tod’s website is still being put up, and I checked some other sites but did not happen to find a bag just like it. Let’s help Misty out with anything that we know! Did I mention Kate Hudson is absolutely gorgeous in the movie which makes me wish that much more that maybe I could carry that bag and be in her place :-)

Tod\'s Happy Shopping PiccolaOne of my most memorable teachers in life was from high school. Mrs. Campbell to be exact. She was in love with Henry David Thoreau and was always repeating his famous, “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand. . . .” My teacher could not pound that thought into our head enough. To this day, I remember nearly every quote and teaching of Thoreau. Sometimes we all look for simplicity in life; whether it is in general or in a handbag. That is where the Tod’s Happy Shopping Piccola grabs my attention. This bag is simply made and simply beautiful. There is nothing as simple as a black leather bag. While this bag may look simple, it is intricately made of black Nappa leather- which of course is very supple and soft, and trimmed in smooth leather. The brushed gold toned metal hardware is of course not too flashy, but just right for this bag. The front pocket does catch your attention, with its little lock and key, but still keeps the theme of minimalism. The shoulder straps are made of smooth leather and divine stitching. When you take a peek inside you find textile lining with an interior zipper pocket. The exact measurements are: 16″ (including the side pouches) x 7.5″ x 5.5″ (at widest). Do what Thoreau and Mrs. Campbell pounded into my brain- be simplistic and purchase this bag for the not so simplistic price of $995 through eLuxury.

*The whole simplistic approach was a try at making you not think about spending nearly a grand. Ha. I know, I know, ‘nice try!’

Todâ��s Hampton Secchiello MediaIt’s football time again. For those of you who don’t understand the significance of college football to American men- don’t ever tell them that! Actually Vlad is not even American and he is glued to the TV yelling and screaming while I am here to bring you some posh bags. Oh yea- if anyone is rooting for anyone or you don’t know who to root for- how ’bout them Buckeyes! Me and Vlad are die hard Ohio State fans (and you should be too!)

Today I shall focus on Tod’s. Tod’s is quite the brand- it’s been around for a long time and brings timeless classic bags with each new season. The Tod’s Hampton Secchiello Media did not initially draw my attention, but I think it has a bit of potential. This shopper is made of black grained leather with tinted edges and brown saddle stitching. The handles offer versatility with the option of using the two topstitched leather handles or the removable, long braided rope shoulder strap. You can choose which way you want to carry the bag. The bag also has a leather belt closure with a brushed silver metal buckle and fine textile lining with an inside zipped pocket. This Tod’s bag sizes up at 10″ x 10.5″ x7″. If you want this classic bag, you can buy it on eLuxury for $945.

Heidi Klum and Rebecca Romijn

Some more fodder for the celebrity style section! Spotted at a soiree at designer Michael Kors’s Beverly Hills boutique on Thursday, Rebecca Romijn was caught sporting a Tod’s Happy Traccolina and putting a gentle grip on Heidi Klum‘s über pregger belly. Peek-a-boo, baby on the way. Only really a matter of days until the newborn will join Heidi’s daughter Leni (who’s 1). Grats to Heidi and Seal and all the best. :-D

Tods evening handbagAlthough I really like Tod’s new Scala Pochette Sera clutch for this fall season, I can’t help but picture it having only a very limited range of use. Granted, it is a very elegant evening clutch, but for some reason the clutch seems to require even more of an ambience that just any evening. I can picture it being worn during high class, high societal events, something along the lines of a presidential banquet or a get-together of upper scale business men who drag their wives along. eLuxury describes red carpet glamour, but I think it’s just more than that. I just can’t lose that feeling. Maybe I am just awfully off, I don’t know.

Anyhow, Tod’s crafted an exquisite evening clutch with luxe accents like golden scroll-shaped jewel clasp, astrakhan fur, and lush suede gussets. The Interior comes with a slot pocket and is lined in fine silk. The jewel clasp closure is engraved with Tod’s logo and protective golden feet support its stand. The 10″ x 4″ x 3″ evening clutch goes for $695 through eLuxury.

Tods handbagThe bag that carries the fancy name Tod’s Sacca Paris Piccola is Tod’s’ interpretation of modern Parisian style. Tod’s hereby combines perforated ginger leather and smooth ivory leather with casual grace. I really do like the contrasting shades and the well-rounded forms. In addition, ginger topstitching seamlessly blends the fine materials, while the chic bag is accented by polished silver metal hardware. A zip closure with a leather pull, ending in a signature silver metal oval with an enameled “T” form the bag’s closing mechanism, and a smooth ivory leather shoulder strap with a 6″ drop lets you hold on to your belongings tightly. Best part is, the bag is marked down 50% from $1,050 to $525. An absolute steal for a Tod’s bag of this caliber. Available through eLuxury, who also happen to have a whole range of designer apparel on sale. Just follow the yellow banner to the right below, and see what they carry in stock!

Tod\'s Charlotte Lavoro Grande$1,050 worth of scrumptious, mindblowing, icecap-melting, attractive, splendid, bombastic and spacious tote goodness. Made of beautifully grained leather exterior with elegant saddle-style topstitching, it comes with a double zipped closure. The fine canvas lining comes with a zipped pocket, and more hemispherical zipped pockets on either sides of the bag. Polished nickel hardware, rolled leather handles with horseshoe links and a long detachable shoulder strap top off this wonderful piece of chich handcraftsmanship. The Tod’s Charlotte Lavoro Grande Tote is available as of now through eLuxury.com.

By the way, our site will get a designer overhaul tonight, apologies if something should be temporarlity messed up, I am working on it :)

Tods Genuine Croc HandbagGrowing up in Florida I have seen my fare share of alligators. They even ate my next door neighbors dog, “Fluffy”. Kind of funny, not the death of a dog part, but the fact that a gator ate a dog named “Fluffy”. Anyhow, I never understood the big deal with gator or croc skin, only because whenever I saw a gator it was covered in algae and always so damned scary. But in the fashion world, croc and gator ski is a coveted good.

This is where Tod’s Genuine Crocodile Handbag makes it’s mark. Now there are some things I like about the bag, and some things that I do not like so much about the bag. First of all I love the shape. This bag is a functional satchel with inside zip closure. I also love the outside magnetic closure and the Tod’s logo on front. I bet you realize I am so skipping over the major part. But I just can not make myself like how it looks. It is true the bag is made of 100% genuine crocodile leather, but the look just isn’t me. What I can appreciate about it is the impeccable craftsmanship, but not the material so much itself. I enjoy croc skin on bags, but not the entire bag. Also too, I really believe I, Bloggin’ Queen Megs, could go to the outback,
wrestle and kill a croc, and make this bag for you for less than the *discounted* price of $2,999.99 from the original $8,500 at SmartBargains.

Tods D BagPurse Blogistess Meaghan’s mom was treated with the Gucci Large Horsebit Hobo for Mother’s Day (yeap… hip bags run in the family), and while the hobo is absolutely swank and glamorous, I dare to say Mother’s Day should have been a good 2 weeks later. Tod’s just happened to indulge the tote devotee crowd with their new Tod’s D Bag Grande. For 2k5, Tod’s reinvented the iconic D Bag in sturdy, yet supple leather with a fine contrast topstitching and finishes in detail par excellence. The sumptuous tote bares a luxurious leather interior and rolled handles that imply comfortable handling. The drawstring ties on the bag’s ends are finished with silver metal Tod’s pieces , while one tie bears a silver metal mini accessory that reads “D-BAG” on one side and “2005″ on the other. Clever! The 16″ x 13″ x 5.5″ tote goes for an even $1,200 via eLuxury.

Tods Charlotte PiccolaIt is no secret that we love de luxe, we love the glam, we love the pomptuous, fancy and expensive here at our precious blog. Although many of the featured handbags are out of many people’s league and least of you loyal readers would actually really ever pay, not to mention being able to afford many of our listed bags, it is always a real pleasure to present just those bags to you. I like to draw the parallels to high-end sports cars. Why is it that popular mainstream media channels love to feature vehicles that only selected few souls will ever be able to drive? Because it attracts, it makes one dream about the seemingly unreachable, it may even motivate some to shoot for something extraordinary. If you consider yourself one of those just mentioned and you happen to love bags as much as we do, I got just the right bag to fuel your eager compassion.

Following up on my previous post on Tod’s Venghe Pochette, I wanted to take the time to point out another extraordinary bag that stuck out among the many on our trip to Paris. The Tod’s Charlotte Piccola was a shoulder bag that almost went unnoticed. Hidden in a corner near the store’s entrance, this treasure was hanging innocently, and nearly fell subject to our ignorance. However, fortunately we did spot out this futuristic piece of nobility.

What a fine bag that is. Sumptuous textured leather exterior infused with an elegant saddle-style topstitching. 13″ x 7″ x 6″ inches of raging elegance and delicate sportiness. The hemispherical exterior zip pockets on each side add a very unique touch that insure that the hangbag will never turn into an antiquity on you. Available in either acqua alce or plain black alce for a hefty $925.00 at our beloved ELuxury online store.

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