19 posts tagged with Calf Hair

I’m from the South, so I come from a tradition where people dress up for particularly popular sporting events. Admittedly, I’m not all that tuned in to international soccer or the conventions and traditions that surround it, but I figure that there’s some daring bag lover out there that likes to dress to support her team and still be fashionable. If not, well, take this purely as a comedy post. You have to admit, however, that no matter where or how you’re watching the games, you’ve still got to carry a bag, right? (more…)

As I mentioned over on PurseBlog Savvy this morning also, I went to Kelly Cutrone’s book-signing in Atlanta (look for a post on that on Monday) and had a lot of fun scoping out what everyone was wearing. The girl carrying the Rebecca Minkoff Loveletters Leopard-Print Morning After Mini Bag was clearly the winner, at least for me – she did such a great job making a leopard print bag look like a wardrobe staple that I couldn’t help but mention it to you girls.

Her outfit inspired me so much, in fact, that I wanted to talk about another leopard bag that I had mostly ignored until now – the Alexander Wang Millie Leopard Bag. Although I love animal print, I had written it off as too busy and too difficult to fit in to the wardrobe of anyone who doesn’t find themselves constantly wearing solids. I wear so much black that I could see myself using it regularly, but I wasn’t sure that anyone else would find a use for it. Well, I’m no long unsure. (more…)

Kate Moss, handbag designer? That’s what Longchamp seems to think. The longtime face of the French brand has recently debuted a mini-collection of her own under their label, and I think her handbags perfectly demonstrate an important fashion principle: not everyone that has great personal style is cut out to be a designer.

Of course, it’s questionable how much involvement Moss really had in bags like the Kate Moss for Longchamp Zebra Pony Polonchon Gloste Tote, but either way, they’re not all that impressive. It’s not that they’re bad, but they’re almost too devoid of personality to even be notable, was there not a famous name attached. Somehow, even this zebra print is looking a bit dull. (more…)

I want to like the Mulberry Cheetah Haircalf Bayswater Tote so badly. I love questionably tacky things, alternative-color animal print, and 80s revival. I love a statement bag that will make everyone look twice. I love being That Girl that will carry or wear stuff that some people don’t understand.

Despite all of that, I just can’t get on board with what’s going on here. The idea of magenta cheetah print is not necessarily one to which I’m opposed (in fact, I rather like it), but the execution on this bag is just not what I would expect from the fine folks at Mulberry. (more…)

Fendi Sequin and Calf Hair Shoulder Bag
I’ve been more than a little critical of Fendi for quite a while now, but between their Spring 2010 runway show earlier this week and the Fendi Calfhair and Sequin Shoulder Bag that we see here, I’ve got to give credit where credit is due: they’re finally doing some fantastically interesting things with their handbag line. (more…)

So, how do we all feel about calf hair? Until I saw the Yves Saint Laurent Calf Hair Majorelle Bag, I hadn’t considered the material in quite a while, but now it has me thinking.

Despite my recent love affair with all things Yves Saint Laurent, this bag is coming off as quite clunky to me, and I think that the blame lies with the fuzzy material. (more…)

No matter how much it goes in and out of style, my dedication to animal print persists. In the hands of unskillful designers, it can often go sadly awry, but when done correctly, I enjoy it so thoroughly.

Yves Saint Laurent Animal Print Muse II

And some may disagree, but I think the Yves Saint Lauren Animal Print Muse II is done absolutely right. In order to temper a strong statement like leopard, it’s important to keep a bag’s other lines and features sleek and clean, which is exactly what the folks at Yves Saint Laurent did. The Muse II was a fabulous candidate for the animal print treatment because of both its inherent simplicity of design and also its status as a must-have It Bag. That way, if you don’t like the animal print, there are plenty of other versions available. And if you do, not only is it an It Bag, but it’s one that everyone who sees you will notice immediately. For better or for worse. But I think it’s for better. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2295.

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