Kate Holmes Valentino Rockstud Camouflage Trapeze Tote

Here’s Katie Holmes, walking to the Dangerous Liaisons pilot set in NYC with her Valentino Camouflage Rockstud Trapeze Tote. (Yes, Katie Holmes is returning to TV, after nearly a decade! Rejoice!) Katie has a strange affinity for the camo and Rockstud combo, we saw her with the strikingly similar Valentino Rockstud Camo Tote back in January.

Elle Fanning Valentino Rockstud Mini Crossbody Bag

Here’s everyone’s teenage celebrity sweetheart Elle Fanning, leaving paparazzi-magnet Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills and carrying a precious little Valentino Rockstud Mini Crossbody Bag. This dainty crossbody is the perfect complement to her lacy mini dress and blank ankle boots.

Valentino VaVaVoom Neon Crystal Shoulder Bag

We’ve spoken a bit about Valentino’s aggressive love for neons, but the Valentino VaVaVoom Neon Crystal Shoulder Bag may be the clearest indication yet that someone in the brand’s accessories department may have eaten too many magic mushrooms before conceptualizing the Spring 2014 accessories collection.

Miranda Kerr Valentino Lock Shoulder Bag

Here’s Miranda Kerr, donning a fetching, all-black designer ensemble in what is undoubtedly some of the nastiest weather we’ve had in NYC in several years, solely for the purpose of getting her hair done. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

Jessica Simpson Valentino Rockstud Trapeze Tote

After two back-to-back pregnancies, Jessica Simpson has finally stepped away from the nappies and back into the public eye in a big way, as of the past few weeks. Here she is leaving her NYC hotel (and looking pretty amazing, I might add) with a black Valentino Rockstud Trapeze Tote.

Katie Holmes Valentino Rockstud Camo Tote

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri welcomed 2014 from the tropical climes of Miami, Florida, last week. Here’s Katie musing over a curious text by the pool in Miami with her Valentino Rockstud Camo Tote close at hand. Katie actually carried this tote throughout most of her Miami vacay, and not just by the pool.

RED Valentino Embroidered Quilted Shoulder Bag

When I first laid eyes on the RED Valentino Embroidered Quilted Shoulder Bag, I felt confused. Surely the brand was marked incorrectly; this design has every bit as much detailing as you’d expect from a full-fledged Valentino bag, and it has the same refined, utterly ladylike look.

Valentino Navy Camo Boston Bag

“Borrowing from the boys” is an idea referenced often in fashion magazines and blogs, and usually it boils down to buying some sort of fancy, feminized version of a menswear look – a women’s tuxedo, a pair of loafers or brogues, a bag inspired by a traditional briefcase.

Valentino Rockstud Camo Foulard Tote Bag

As of late, Valentino’s aesthetic has been very specific: a whole lot of ladylike, a little bit of edgy and totally luxurious. The formula has worked like few have in the same time period; the brand’s Rockstud bags and shoes have become favorites of everyone from high-powered Conde Nast editors to burgeoning personal style bloggers, and the relatively few permutations of the look have remained popular for seasons on end; no small feat in the increasingly fast-paced, Internet-saturated world of fashion.

Valentino MOC Clutch

Personalization is huge in the handbag world right now and I am thrilled about it. We all have our own personal tastes when it comes to the bags we carry, and we also have our own initials to mark them with.