The only place I’d rather be right now is back in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week. Many of our favorite designers have hopped on planes from around the world (nix their lipstick of course) and made their way to NYC to show off their goods. While I love looking at the clothes, my focus here is the handbags. A newcomer to New York Fashion week but not to the world of fashion is Karen Walker who hails from New Zealand. Her designs are sleek and her appearance garnered more than 500 guests, including editors from American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Nylon, Interview and the New York Times. Her spring/summer 2007 line is deemed the “Victory Garden” collection – “inspired by the British land girls of World War II – featured floral prints, puff sleeves and baggy pants, reminiscent of the 40s, as well as neon nylon parkas.” The handbags for spring/summer feature long straps, can be worn across the body, and have a slouchy shape. On a whole, these bags are a total hit in my book- casual meets street chic. Stay tuned for more designs out of NYC.