Versace Metallic Monogram BagIn the quest for finding something to blog about, lately I’ve frequently sought input in our Purse Forum, just because our ladies have such indisputable tastes for the most sizzling and glamorous bags. Today, for example, PurseFanatic pointed out Kimora Lee’s fabulous white Versace Metallic Monogram Bag with distinct golden features. So distinct in fact, that it was mistaken for an LV… I can’t blame her, it does have a certain resemblance with the LV Speedy, the side lock looks like it may have been inspired by LV as well. Nonetheless, an absolutely fab bag.

The bag is made of Versace’s monogram silk jacquard with metallic gold leather trim and is adorned with polished gold metal studs and Versace-engraved chain links. Braided metallic gold leather straps with Versace-engraved gold metal ends on gold metal links give it a 5″ drop for easy toting around. A gorgeous satin interior with zipped pocket and Versace plaque round off this masterpiece, and for a humble 1,482 bucks via eLuxury, it’s not even all that pricey. For a Versace anyway. Click on the link below to see the bag in action.

Halle Berry for VersaceWe knew Donatella Versace had picked Halle Berry to star in the next Versace campaign but we could hardly have expected her to look this good. Photographed by Mario Testino in LA for the spring/summer 2006 ads, the Oscar winning actress follows Madonna and Demi Moore in becoming the face of the label and Donatella’s new best friend. “I have always chosen inspirational women to represent Versace,” says the Italian designer. “Halle represents everything that is great about this collection someone who loves colour, has a real sensuality, who is strong yet feminine and who is a real woman who has lived. For me she is easier to relate to and more relevant than a model and of course she looks simply beautiful in the clothes. Furthermore I have known Halle for many years and have always admired her determination and her professionalism. Our campaign was photographed during the shooting of X Men 3 and as she only had one day off in which to complete it, she worked tirelessly from 5am to 1am the following morning 20 hours straight without batting an eyelid.”via Vogue.

Halle Berry sure is a hottie, Donatella couldn’t have picked a more worthy successor to Madonna. I find her absolutely lovely. How about you?

Versace Orchid and Shell Print ClutchMany of you may have realized that I sure do have a thing for clutches. I can’t get enough. Because spring is in the air (it really is not, but let’s all pretend), Versace has presented us with florals to warm up our hearts. The Versace Orchid and Shell Print Clutch is edgy, fun, and daring. With a fuchsia polka dot pattern as the background, this clutch is dazzled with vibrant colored orchids and swirly shell patterns and is trimmed in natural cowhide. Now remember, this bag is making it into the resort collection. So when we all venture out from hibernation, we can graciously carry this bag in the sun and sand. The clutch has a wooden frame with wicker trim which further shows off some island flair. The perfect finishing touches are added to the clutch; a cowhide belt that closes over the frame, and a lucite-and-gold-metal Versace medallion on a rope which dangles from the side of the clutch. Open this flower powered clutch up to find a fuchsia satin interior with an inside zipped pocket. Don’t be fooled, this is no small clutch. This is one big bag, measuring up at 14.2″ x 8.3″ x 2.4″. If you dare to prepare yourself for spring, do it in style. Grab this clutch through eLuxury for $1260.

Versace Velvet Biker BagI can’t say I own anything by Versace. But since I was little my dad always took us down to South Beach to eat at News Room Cafe and other places right next to Versace’s house (ah yes before he was murdered), I always was intrigued by the man. Maybe it was because he had the only house on Ocean Drive which was a beautiful mansion, maybe it was because of how put together he looked the one time I saw him in person at the News Room Cafe, or just because of the reputation associated with his name. I feel like it is time I put some Versace in my closet.

Although I would melt over a Versace gown, I sure would take a purse too. The Versace Velvet Biker Bag manifests it’s beauty in being an evening bag with flare. Velvet is completely in style as we speak, and this bag has brought in black velvet with polished gold metal hardware and black leather trim. The bag is edgy and glamorous with it’s crystal-encrusted buckles and links which dazzle and sparkle. As if the crystals weren’t enough, the other focal point of the back is the golden Medusa medallion on the front. The inside of the bag is just as fun as the outside with its satin lining which boasts a g raphic black-and-white pattern along with an inside pocket. This hot bag sizes up at 8.25″ x 3.75″ x 2″. If I could afford to add yet another bag to my collection, it would be this Versace bag- which is the perfect evening bag in my standards with a price that is about $700 more than I should be paying right now. Buy it through eLuxury for $795.

Versace Velvet Show BagToday is obviously the day of showy bags. Probably a bit too much for most of you to handle. I feel like if these bags all got together and went to a party, when the disco ball would shine on them the light would blind the room. Wonder if I am making any of you feel that way with my metallic/python/gold/striped bag day today. Anyhow I just feel like these bags can only be pulled off with the simplest of simple outfits- nice jeans, a white tank, and cute heels. Anyone disagree? Versace usually screams out for attention, and this bag doesn’t do any differently.

The Versace Velvet Show Bag truly is a show itself. The bag is described as,

“Glamorous enough for a goddess, Versace’s sumptuous velvet bag beams with luxury. Ripples of golden velvet shimmer over the pretty pouch shape, accented by chic croc-stamped leather and a diva-worthy supply of polished golden nails, buckles, chains, and accessories. With artful silk lining, a delightfully decadent bag.”

I’m thinking my writing skills weren’t about to say any of that, but maybe try to get close to it (hence I was not an English major). The first striking part of the bag is the velvet with croc-stamped leather and the polished gold metal hardware. Right from the get-go both of those assets are screaming out at you. The rest of the bag begins to blur together with croc-stamping and gold: there is a frame structure (which I actually love the shape in this case) that has two golden claps with golden Versace cubes, a golden Medusa medallion which hangs from the bag front (as if the rest of the bag didn’t receive enough attention on it’s own), visibly chunky gold metal chain straps which lead up to the croc-stamped shoulder strap, and why not finish it off with the buckle details having croc-stamped leather straps each and every side of the bag. This bag isn’t playing around. On top of all the outside madness, the inside is lined in patterned silk and has a small pocket and a golden (of course it’s golden) Versace plaque. The bag looks a bit bigger than it may actually be, measuring up at 11″ x 6″ x 5.5″. If today hasn’t been showy enough for you already, this bag is sure to put you over the top, which is the same thing the price tag does. $2,016 via eLuxury.

Versace Safety PinI’m lost. There are some things designed in this world that just don’t make sense to me. I am not claiming to be the ‘all-knowing’ fashion goddess, but I think I know a little bit about it (ok a lot :-)). But this, this has me really groveling at it. Versace is known for being one of the leading high end fashion designers. It is lovely that they make jewelry. I like jewelry. But who would pay $298 for a safety pin? Any of you? The Versace Safety Pin is made of polished gold metal (notice not solid gold) and shows off dangling charm letters that spell out V-E-R-S-A-C-E. Keep in mind the crystal rhinestones are not on the letters R-A-C. Hum, rac- is there any deeper meaning there? Jk guys.

The eLuxury website, where it is available for $298 (might as well just add the $2 to make it $300) says this:

In signature ultra-glam style, Versace’s oversized safety pin glimmers with jewel-cut crystals on polished gold metal. Rhinestone-encrusted letter charms dangle from the pin spelling Versace, creating a glittering accessory that celebrates extravagant style.

What is there to be celebrating? Maybe the birth of your new child who you would like to use this safety pin on his or her diaper to keep it together. Lovely use of money. I guess my biggest problem is where would you put this thing? Possibly on a black bag and use this to accessorize, but wouldn’t each person that looked at the bag and the pin think to themselves, ‘What are they trying to prove??’ So now I’m asking all of you what you think, I’m really curious to know.

Versace HandbagUsually people connect Versace with ridiculous, over-the-edge and pomptuous glam. Not so Versace’s new Large Monogram Buckle Bag. The tote comes along with a very sophisticated shine that indicates luxurious refinement. A colorful satin-finished monogram twill is paired with smooth, dark brown leather and polished golden ornaments, while the spacious interior is held in luscious silk. Delicious! Polished golden metal hardware adds blends in very nicely with its appearance, and the signature Medusa medallion on the front flap does not leave anyone in doubt that the bag is indeed a true Versace at heart. An absolutely gorgeous tote — the Italian made bag goes for a reasonable $1,092 and is available online via

Versace Large Corset Laced Show BagMy mom is the “Leave it to Beaver” mother, she is Mrs. Cleaver. This is not a bad thing at all; I love my mom more than anything in world. When I was younger my mom used to try to teach me so many things she was so skilled at, and one of them was sewing. My mom actually used to make her clothes. I, very unlike my mom in this matter, buy my clothes. She always got annoyed to see price tags on things I bought and told me, “Why, I could have done that myself! You wouldn’t even know the difference.” Sad fact is she actually can. While I was interested in learning to sew and mend, I realized I was not skilled in that area. My stitching was always horrendous and I did not care to learn about the names of stitches, etc etc. I just wanted to buy my clothes.

After reading that lovely little story I am sure you wonder where I am going with it. Well I came across this designer bag that looks like something I would do. The Versace Large Corset Laced Show Bag made me think about craft projects I did when I was younger. You see my sewing was never very good, but my mom loved it and told me how proud she was of me. She saw it all for something totally different (I don’t understand that, my patchwork was just awful!). But I think I feel the same way about this Versace bag. While it may look like something we could all make, it is actually a beautiful piece of art. Featuring a lot of different beauty, the bag is adorned in suede, calf hair, lizard-stamped leather, and smooth leather. Showing off all the detail is polished gold metal hardware and racy corset lacing on the front. A really cool addition is the golden Medusa dangling off the front of the bag. The straps are a chunky gold metal chain strap with a leather shoulder piece which only adds more flare. The interior is lined with black silk and contains a patch pocket, zipped pocket, and golden Versace plaque. I love this bag because it manifests the beauty of black with exotic detailing and a plethora of luxurious materials. Add this alluring bag to your collection for $2,688 via eLuxury.

Versace Snap Out Of It HandbagDidn’t your mother ever tell you to “Snap out of it!”? Well sorry all you mothers, there is nothing about this Versace bag that makes us want to do anything but stare. Versace has always been known for its nearly unattainable glam, and this bag follows those standards. If someone loves you enough to let you dish out over $1300, you better believe you will be receiving all the eyes and attention there is to be given.

This Versace “Chain Snap Out of It” Bag sets a perfect accent to a woman’s upscale, glamourous style. It is adorned with a strand of Versace charms dangling from the front, with a strass-detailed shell on the chain pull. Our take on the charms is that not only do they visually draw attention to the bag, but also every ear will turn as you pass them on the street. The bag’s features list reads like the Maybach‘s handbook, and ranks within its own class in as pomptuous of a manner as its 4-wheeled counterpart. And when you’re spending a small fortune on a bag, anything less than the most ornate bag is unacceptable.

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