heidi klum botkier bag

In my opinion one of the most gorgeous women alive is Heidi Klum. With or without makeup, Heidi can pull off stunning in a heart beat. Completely in touch with her body and style, Heidi goes from one day to the next with a different ensemble looking gorgeous. Ok obviously I am a tad bit obsessed with Heidi, she is my girl crush. Recently, she has been seen sporting a lusious black handbag that sports a divine braided shoulder strap. From the Fall/Winter 07 season, the Botkier Black Rose Satchel has been Heidi Klum’s bag of choice. This Botkier bag is a stunning number, with its supple lambskin, braided shoulder strap, and feminine leather rose coin purse. The bag will be available in black, cherry, bronze and metallic plum. I am head over heels in love, and would love to see the cherry version. Check Botkier or contact your local Botkier supplier. Seriously stunning for $675.

Botkier Black Rose Satchel

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Dior Nylon Cannage Drawstring Bag

I feel like it has been eons since we have discussed a Christian Dior Handbag. Not really sure why we have not. Actually, I am. Their bags have been ugly. Yes, that is why. But a funky little 80’s number has been released and I am digging it. The Dior Nylon Cannage Drawstring Bag is available in either fuchsia or purple stitched nylon. The drawstring style is laid back for day to day use. I would not be using this every single day, but why not throw in a little color, especially since neon and bright colors are back in style. For those of you that thought I was totally ragging on all neons after the Fendi Wallet incident, you will now see that I am not completely opposed to neon done right. The silver tone hardware is the perfect touch on the ring detailing. Inside there is a cell phone pocket, slide pocket, and zip pocket. Dimensions are 11″H x 11 4/5″W x 4 7/10″D. Funky, fresh, and most importantly FUN. Pre-order via Neiman Marcus for $990.

louis vuitton monogram vernis roxbury

The Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Roxbury Drive is made of LV’s signature Monogram-embossed coated leather with natural cowhide trim and features golden metal hardware. Available in perle, pomme d’amour or amarante, this chic evening clutch is available now via eLuxury for $875.00 – a reasonably priced entry bag for Vuitton newcomers.

katie holmes handbag style
Images via Just Jared

Many think little Joey Potter from Dawson’s Creek is looking older than she really is with the hair cut, but I absolutely love it. Does anyone else find it odd that I still refer to her as Joey from Dawson’s Creek? Gosh, that is like, so yesterday. Either way, that is still the way I see her. Looking stunningly put together and very proper, Katie Holmes was seen leaving Eden Roc Hotel in Cap d’Antibes looking anything like a girl from a creek. The white pants are stunning and very fitting for this long legged beauty, the white tee is simple, the brown leather vest adds contrast, and the yellow designer handbag is the perfect outfit topper. Yes she is young, but she pulls this refined look off well. It’s Friday, let’s play Name that Bag! (more…)

fendi great wall fashion show

Those at LVMH truly are seeking to wow the world. After their news of wanting to acquire another French newspaper, they have also announced that in October there will be a one-of-a-kind totally amazing Fendi fashion show held on the Great Wall of China. Now that would be something spectacular to see.

Italian luxury group Fendi will hold a fashion show on the Great Wall in China in October as parent company, LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, seeks to double its sales by 2008.

“It’s true,” said a spokeswoman for LVMH, confirming a report in France’s Les Echos newspaper.

LVMH Chairman Bernard Arnault has said repeatedly he sees potential for Fendi to become a “star brand” alongside LVMH stablemates such as leather-goods maker Louis Vuitton and TAG Heuer watches.

“We can’t be a global luxury group without a strong Italian brand,” Fendi Chief Executive Michael Burke told Les Echos.

Fendi had sales of around 350 million euros ($NZ617 million) in 2006 and aims to double that by 2008. Its target is also to achieve a margin of over 20 per cent by then, Les Echos said. The LVMH spokeswoman said the figures were correct.

Fendi’s core shoes and handbags business currently accounts for 60 per cent of sales, while furs and ready-to-wear make up another 30 per cent. The Rome-based company launched its first perfume, Palazzo, last week.

Via Stuff

paris hilton chanel timeless clutch

Blasphemy. If I were truly a good American, I would have spent my Wednesday night watching Paris Hilton’s interview with Larry King. Or does it make me a good American that I do not have a care in the world about it? My succulent oven-roast chicken with sautéed spinach, red potatoes, and roasted radishes, really made my night much more enjoyable (and the key lime pie and bread pudding for dessert did not hurt either :wink: ). But if you caught yourself looking at the pictures of Paris Hilton leaving Larry King all smiles, you may have also noticed she was carrying a White Chanel Timeless Clutch. I will admit that we have seen Paris with this clutch before, but I think right now she is really trying to play into it all. Chanel equals timeless beauty and that is exactly what Paris needs to go for. The days of ultra mini skirts and shorts with no underwear are over, for a week or two at least. And now I will unfortunately say this, her outfit is actually beautiful. I adore the dress and the clutch is the perfect accessory. That hurt.

So what do you think: Is Paris really a changed person? What did you think of her Larry King interview if you saw it?

Chloe Katie Embroidered Bag

My mom made her clothes growing up, because her mom made her clothes when she was growing up. My mom even made our Halloween costumes for a few years, then realized the beauty of buying store bought costumes and threw away her sewing machine (not literally). I never learned to make clothes. I can’t even hem pants, but it is on my to-learn list. I am pretty certain that my mom could have made most of this handbag. The Chloe Katie Embroidered Bag appears easy to make if you have some wool in various colors and glue and a plain bag. I just do not see the appeal of the gray embroidery placed on top of black leather with a silver chain strap thrown on. Furthermore, I find an odd resemblance to the pattern on this Chloe Bag to the Monogram LV pattern (see below). So my final thought is to gather some materials and ask my ever-handy mother or grandmother to make this handbag for me. Via NAP for $1670.

chloe katie louis vuitton flower

britney spears fashion disaster

Just when we thought she was doing the slightest bit better, Britney Spears is at it again. At what you may ask, well at dressing herself in fashion disasters. There may have been a time in many of our lives where we wore tiny shorts and itsy-bitsy shirts that were popping open and thought we looked ok. Britney Spears does this too. Problem is that she is now 25, mother of two, and constantly in the spot light. Other major problem is that she *knows* she will be in the spotlight. Does she not check out a mirror? Does no one from her entourage try to subtly tell her, “hell no do not do that”? Guess not. If she would like, I will assist her in covering her body up and I will do it for free. Yes, I am that kind. At least she is sporting a new handbag. This bag I actually dig; it is funky with its brass stud detailing. While her fashion is a disaster, her bag is hip. So let’s stop making fun of her and just play Name that Bag!

Close up of the bag and Brit below!

bottega veneta hoboFrom a shape we already know, a leather we already yearn for, and a color that offers pizazz, the Bottega Veneta Hobo is a killer combo for fall. No need to hold back in the fall and limit your wardrobe to browns and beiges, go for some color. Still in the earth tone family, the Azzardo (green) leather is a stunning option. The top handle features lush leather braided detail and tan suede lines the inside. Completely elegant, easy to put over your shoulder, and a stunning shade, this hobo is available for pre-order. The only big bummer is that the bag is not scheduled to ship until 10/22/2007 at the latest.

Via Bergdorf Goodman for $1480.

anna sui embroidered dot top

The funky Anna Sui Embroidered Dot Top paired with pink Elsom Organic Skinny Jeans is a fun number while summer is still here! Shirt $337 at NAP and jeans $160 at NAP

Fab Sugar shows some great and Superfly Luggage

My little dream is crushed; Prince William and Kate Middleton are back on {via Celebrity Rumors}

hermes silk bag

Marc Jacobs Python Patchwork Stam

Why ruin a good thing? Marc, you had people liking your Stam. People were buying it and wearing it. Even some of the ‘why-are-they-even-celebs’ celebs were sporting it. And then you had to go and ruin it. You had to decide to make it hideous and repulsive. You had to make me look at it and laugh then cringe then throw up a little in my mouth. This is the Marc Jacobs Python Patchwork Stam which is fugly done-up with frosty metallic blue python. The golden hardware paired with the blue python spells out capital Tacky. And the price, it is not even free. Oh no, it is going to set you back $4000 at Saks. This is a total joke, right :?:

chanel expandable tote bag

Our good friend roey on tPF shared some beautiful Chanel bags that are hard to pass up. Forum thread here.

For more information like prices, colors, ship dates and availability contact denise.junell@nordstrom.com!