BlueFly’s series of celebrity closet confessionals is like a fashion ice cream float – frothy, fun and a bit of a guilty pleasure. Staring agog at the possessions of others may not be anyone’s finest hour, but it sure is entertaining, particularly when the person possessing the items is someone with as many crocodile Birkins as Kimora Lee Simmons. BlueFly just posted a tour of one of her “satellite closets,” complete with enough handbags and shoes to clothe a small fashion army.
By now, most of you have probably seen some version of the Marc Jacobs Coated Leather MJ Satchel in person, and if you have, you know exactly what I mean when I say that it doesn’t remind me of any designer back I’ve seen in the last few years, and maybe ever. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but I always appreciate innovation.
The most striking thing about this bag when you see it in person is how perfectly smooth the leather is; in fact, I didn’t really believe it was leather when I first picked up one of these. But it is, just super slick and without any sign of grain or natural imperfection. Whether or not you’ll like that depends on your personal style, I suppose. Personally, I find this bag and the materials used to make it absolutely fascinating; I merely wish it came in a black and grey version. (more…)
Without the braided detail on the front, the Monserat de Lucca Trenza Hobo would just be another neutral, simple shoulder bag. Sure, it would be made of real leather and the color would still be nice, but I doubt most people would think to look at it twice. Something as simple as a braid changes everything.
It’s still neutral and simple, of course, but the bag has something to make it special and set it apart from all the other neutral, simple bags that are vying for your attention. What’s even better is the detail where the braid and handle attachment meet – they don’t just end up next to each other, but they actually loop together, which makes the braid detail a part of the bag’s structure. Now that is how you successfully decorate a boring bag. (more…)
Even for a dedicated lover of Balenciaga handbags like me, it can sometimes be hard to remember that the brand makes purses other than their famed motorcycle bags. When the brand is mentioned to me, I always conjure up an image of a City or Day bag with giant silver hardware, but there’s much more to Balenciaga’s accessories that just that. If you haven’t seen (and felt) the Balenciaga Chaine Bag in person, you’re missing out.
BlueFly claims that this bag is made of calfskin and I have no real reason not to believe them, save for the fact that it might be the softest leather that I’ve ever felt in my entire life. I’m not one to exaggerate needlessly, so believe me when I say that you’ve got to feel it to understand just how divine this leather really is. (more…)
I always talk about how a great zip wallet could function perfectly well as a clutch, but it’s rare that a clutch functions as a wallet. In the case of this See by Chloe Chantilly Leather Tassel Zip Wallet, I was completely mistaken and thought I was looking at a clutch before I read the name of the wallet.
Like most of the recent See by Chloe creations, the leather looks lusciously soft (and rather curiously padded, but let’s not dwell on that). The ivory color goes particularly nicely with the light gold accents, giving the clutch a luxurious feel. (more…)
Ok, so, that’s probably a false promise. But these are five beach bags that we really like for five different budgets and personal styles. (more…)
This is the kind of bag that I yearn to touch. If you are in the market for a large handbag, this one might be the one for you. As soon as I came across the Sorial Electric Blue Ruched Leather Large Tote I instantly thought of myself toting it around on a daily basis. I don’t know about you, but a bright bag like this tends to do nothing but help bolster my mood. I can see myself pairing this bag with a great pair of jeans and a casual shirt. (more…)
I think I’m the only person on the face of the planet who has a genuine distaste for blue. I didn’t realize that that was the case until I recently cleaned out my closet in an attempt to rid myself of things that I never wear, and I found myself left with a pile of blue clothing. Navy blue is one thing, but the blue I dislike tend to be any shade of medium or light blue, and baby blue in particular, which likely has something to do with my skin tone.
I’m not entirely opposed to the color, of course, but it has to be a really particular shade for me to want to incorporate it into my wardrobe. Luckily (or perhaps unluckily, depending on how you look at it) for me, this Balenciaga Giant Brief is exactly that color. I was dubious until I saw someone toting a City of the same color at Neiman Marcus recently, and laying eyes on it in person removed any shred of doubt that I have left. That Balenciaga can make me like a medium shade of blue is really a testament to their mastery of brights. (more…)
Eeeks. This is bag and its name is kind of an oxymoron. And, I’m not talking a good oxymoron like white chocolate either. I want to like this Hype bag, but I would certainly not classify it as a large hobo. Would you? Well the size of the bag itself is large, but I cannot get over the short shoulder strap – it’s so anti large hobo. (more…)
Pour La Victoire designs admittedly awesome shoes; from tweaked gladiator sandals to cutout booties, they’re all exceptionally cool. Whenever I stare at their selection on Shopbop, which is often, it’s clear to me that everything they design is gold. But not so fast, Anna. Not so fast.
I wasn’t aware that they were designing handbags as well until I spotted this Pour La Victoire Brown Studded Leather Megan Large Hobo. I’m a bit disappointed, to say the least. Though the shape is nice, when paired with the massive size of the bag it becomes unruly and overbearing. It weighs four pounds- need I say more? (more…)