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Prada Unboxing

We’ve spent a lot of time in the PurseBlog offices talking about adding videos to the site. I’m not one that really likes to be in front of the camera, it’s just not my personality (hence why I don’t use Snapchat much–sorry), but the time seemed right to give it a shot, so we decided to kick it off with a shopping favorite: an unboxing video.

Welcome-May-1

Time continues to fly by, and today we welcome May to our calendars.

The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and with the start of May, we wanted to kick things off with a fun video.

You all know my shopping habit pretty well (clearly it’s handbags), but now you can hear me talk about it with MyHabit. MyHabit is one of my favorite fashion sale sites, and I was thrilled when they asked me to film a video to share my love of handbags with them. I’m in the video alongside some pretty cool people, like fashion designer of WHIT, Whitney Pozgay, and Michael Chernow, founder of The Meatball Shop.

You all know my habit, but watch this awesome video so I can share it with you! And don’t forget to check back to MyHabit everyday for new sales. Make it your habit and shop MyHabit now.

I love every video we put together for Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week, but this might be my favorite finished product. Most fashion fans associate Herve Leger with bandage dresses, and yes, there are plenty of those, but there’s also plenty more. The runway collection is more intricate, with great attention paid to detail.

I could spend time putting it all into words, but this video will bring Herve Leger Fall 2013 to life in a magical way, which is just what I felt when attending the show.

Watch our Herve Leger Fall 2013 video now!

Tibi is one of my absolute favorite brands, and each season I anxiously await the show to see what creative director Amy Smilovic has in store for us. Her aesthetic fits my everyday style so well that I would be happy, happy, happy to wear her clothes all day, every day.

The Tibi Fall 2013 show took place in a new venue and took us on a mod journey. With boxy sweaters, chic skirts and pants, this show was precisely what I’ve come to expect from Tibi without exactly feeling expected. Join us backstage and from the runway to see the Tibi Fall 2013 show.

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We’ve already given you a look at Oscar de la Renta and BCBG from this past fashion week, but we’re not done yet. This week we have our last batch of videos from some of our favorite shows.

Today we take you with us to Chadwick Bell, a personal friend and an amazing designer. His Fall 2013 collection presented ladylike sportswear that can easily be worn by many. In a new venue, this show was given life like no Chadwick Bell show before it, and we hope our video helps capture the vibe properly.

Every season, I anxiously await the Oscar de la Renta show. This season was no different, but there was a different sense of anticipation when it came to the show; talks around the fashion world surrounded John Galliano’s presence and assistance in de la Renta’s atelier leading up to the show. What happened was a pairing of the whimsical world of Oscar de la Renta with a touch of intensity from Galliano for Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013.

Not only did we photograph the show, but we also captured video to help bring you into the world of Oscar de la Renta. Shop Oscar de la Renta online for current season looks – we hope you love the video!

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New York Fashion Week is now a distant memory, but this season we decided to make our memories last by shooting video at some of our favorite shows. It’s hard to describe the mood and feeling you get at fashion week in words, and while pictures help paint the picture, video brings it all to life.

We started with one of my favorite collections, BCBGMAXAZRIA. From the mood backstage to the looks each model wore, this line was calling me from moment one.

Join us as we take you behind the scenes with a look at one of the hottest shows of New York Fashion Week, from behind-the-scenes prep to the runway. Let us know your feedback in the comments below!

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Each season, we become part of the New York Fashion Week scene and have the opportunity to attend shows and pop backstage for some of our favorite designers. We love to share our Fashion Week coverage, and this season we are bringing you an even more intimate look with PurseBlog Video. We selected five shows to feature, but while you wait for those videos, take a look at our trailer of what’s to come! We hope you enjoy it.

Mulberry Del Rey Video

As much as the PurseBlog team isn’t head-over-heels in love with the Mulberry Del Rey Bag, we do love Mulberry as a whole, and we really love getting a behind-the-scenes look at how a bag is made.

By now, more or less every handbag lover in the world should be aware of the Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton collection, called Infinitely Kusama, that launched yesterday in New York with a star-studded party. We’ve already given you a rundown of the collection’s bags and accessories, and now we have the cute lil’ collection video to take you into lunchtime. The retro music, amateur dancing and bobbed model all remind me of the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene in Pulp Fiction where Uma Therman so famously did the twist, and although that’s not the reference they were going for, it still makes me smile.

If you’ve been jonesing for Kusama, you can now peruse the collection on Vuitton’s website. For purchasing, you’ll still have to head in to your local boutique. Do you plan on buying anything from the collection? (more…)

Sometimes designers’ motivations behind the images they choose to represent their brands can be impenetrably opaque, but other times, the general idea is pretty obvious. Everyone understood immediately where Prada’s 1950s-car-culture-inspired Spring 2012 collection came from, for example, and the motivations behind the runway show and campaign for Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 are equally clear. Vuitton has been focusing its brand toward travel for seasons now, and in that context, having a functional locomotive on your catwalk is not exactly a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

Even so, a behind-the-scenes peek is always fun, particularly when it’s narrated by Marc Jacobs and contains lots of close-up looks at the accessories and clothes from a collection that was rife with texture and variation. The one thing I don’t understand about the video, though, is when Jacobs said that the collection had a lightness to it. To me, long wool and leather topcoats, giant hats and two to four bags per model is anything but light, even if that’s not exactly a criticism. Check out the video, straight from Louis Vuitton, above.

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