Welcome back Anya Hindmarch, it has been a while since we have talked about you. The best way to strike up the conversation again is with a great handbag, and you have delivered.
Anya Hindmarch has always brought us beautiful bags, problem is there are not large amounts of them. When I saw this clutch I had to write about it. It is ladylike and sophisticated, simple and exotic, practical and chic. This my friends is the Anya Hindmarch Luce Snakeskin Clutch which is made of light brown snakeskin with gold-tone hardware. The color palette is soft and neutral. I am not always drawn to gold hardware, but on this clutch it is perfect. (more…)
I’ll go ahead and say it – I’m highly disappointed by the Anya Hindmarch Cooper Mirror Bottom Bag. Mostly that’s my own fault, though. When I went to its Saks.com page, I thought it said COPPER Mirror Bottom Bag, and I had high hopes that the bottom piece of the bag was going to actually be made out of a piece of metal, and that would have been awesome. I had no idea that I had any desire for a bag made partly out of sheet metal until I realized that I had never seen one before, and then Anya Hindmarch seemed like a genius.
Until I realized that the bottom of the bag was just made out of metallic patent leather, and the word in the title was COOPER not COPPER. And then I was tremendously disappointed. I actually frowned at the bag, and then I said to myself “Self, I’m not going to write about this bag, it tricked me.”
But then I looked again and realized that, hey, it’s kind of a cool bag anyway. They shape is perfect – structured enough to have really clean lines, but still with enough slouch to have the appeal of a hobo. The leather appears to be really thick, the patent on the bottom is probably shiny enough to be used as a mirror, and the interior is lined in delicious cream suede. So many designers cut corners these days, and it looks like Ms. Hindmarch is still make beautiful, discrete, high-quality bags out of obviously fine materials. As such, she deserves our heartfelt appreciation, even if the bag is not actually part metal. Buy through Saks for $1,195.
Reese Witherspoon’s style is known for being elegant and refined, logo-free yet stylish. Her handbag sense follows this trend with structured stylish bags. Reese has been a fan of Anya Hindmarch bags before, spotted carrying the Anya Hindmarch Pimlico Bag. And most recently Reese has opted for an exotic handbag from Anya Hindmarch, the Anya Hindmarch Vigo Python Shoulder Bag. This large exotic python skin bag features a chic slouchy style that still exudes elegance and refinement, precisely what Reese Witherspoon emulates in her dress. And this bag, I LOVE! Oversized, exotic, and beautiful all combined. If you are looking for a bag that will last for many seasons and many occasions, this is a perfect option. The gold hardware dresses the bag up and the strap can easily be thrown over your shoulder. Another A+ for Reese and her style picks! Buy the Anya Hindmarch bag through Net A Porter for $2,495.
Reese Witherspoon has become known for her casual chic style, always looking comfortable, logo-free, and cute as a button (isn’t she found in the dictionary next to cute as a button? If not, she should be). Her handbag style includes brands like Bottega Veneta, YSL, and Miu Miu. And now Reese has been spotted carrying another logo-free designer bag, the Anya Hindmarch Pimlico Bag. While I can not find this bag for sale online, it is truly a stunner! The shape is similar to that of a LV Speedy or Gucci Boston, easy to carry and the structured shape gives an elegant appeal. Buy Anya Hindmarch bags through Saks, Net A Porter, and Anya Hindmarch online.
I tend to be attracted to large slouchy bags. I suppose with my height and style they are perfect. But I do realize that I need a few more everyday structured bags. Ok really, that is just an excuse to buy more bags, but I am ok with it. I am really drawn to the Anya Hindmarch Bess Shoulder Bag which sports a retro-style and a gold chain strap. The color of the leather is perfect, a rich creamy camel color on supple calf leather, which is offset by gold hardware. The shape is perfect, it provides structure but a casual-chic appeal which can easily be dressed up or dressed down. The chain strap has a leather top with metallic detail at the center. The handbag is finished off with a fold-over flap and magnetic closure. Buy through Net A Porter for $1,200.