When you consider the minimal, modern direction that fashion has been heading in for several seasons, plus the overwhelming success of the holographic leather trend, the emergence of mirrored metallic leather as a bonafide trend …
If you like celebrities who do their own stylistic thing, no matter what the trends might be, then you probably already like Kate Hudson. Even if you don’t dig her rich-hippie look (and it’s certainly …
I’ve been planning to write The Many Bags of Hilary Duff for quite a long time, and you’ll see why in a moment. The one-time Disney wunderkind turned full-grown actress has a bag collection to …
It’s time for another game of Fill in the Blank, ladies! You all know the drill by now: We pick a bag with a strong aesthetic point of view, you tell us exactly what words come to mind when you see it, good or bad. Today’s subject of discussion? The CC Skye Town and Country Satchel. Tell us what you think, and if you like it, you can grab it on sale at Bloomingdale’s for $525. (more…)
Sometimes I think that designing an eye-catching basic bag is the toughest thing to do in the accessories world. Not everyone wants to stand out with sequins, exotic skins or rhinestones, but even ladies who’d rather have a more demure option don’t want something generic. The CC Skye The Doctor Hyde Satchel does a fine job of finding the middle ground between those two extremes at a price point that many women can still stomach.
The metal bars at the top of the tote remind me a lot of a Tod’s bag from Fall 2010, but that bag wasn’t a huge enough hit for me to automatically assume that it was the inspiration for that touch or for this bag to seem unoriginal. Plus, it’s not like that Tod’s tote was the first bag in the history of accessories to feature such a detail – I’m willing to let it slide. Maybe. Well, more accurately, I’m willing to convince myself that it doesn’t bother me because I like this bag (and its price point) quite a bit. (more…)
Lace is everywhere for fall, which presents designers with one big problem, just as any trend does: finding a way to reinterpret it in a way that stands out. Someone at CC Skye had some some sort of epiphany when designing the CC Skye Rough Romance Frankie Satchel, though, and that makes it one of fall’s best lace handbags.
The secret, of course, is leather. Leather may not seem all that interesting, in the context of handbags at least, but making lace out of it is a time-consuming, careful process that usually only huge brands undertake. Trust me, it involves lasers. It’s very complicated. And expensive! But here, you can get it at a contemporary price point. (more…)
Fashion can get a little tricky when trying to mix lots of pieces with different textures and patterns, and for better or worse (we think for better), texture and pattern are all over the place lately. The moment’s trends call for bold looks from head to toe, and it can be a little daunting to try and figure out how to piece together a look like that at the mall – in fact, you really don’t want to know how many pieces I went through before I chose the ones you see above.
Because we like to be helpful, we’ve put together two bold looks, one casual and dressy, based on the very trendy Marc by Marc Jacobs Tribal Pixie Bucket Bag. A bag that has so much personality can be hard to style, but if you focus on incorporating pretty prints and standout accessories, you’ll have an outfit in no time. (more…)
I don’t intend to cast aspersions, but to me, this bag looks an awful lot like the Botkier James Hobo. The James has been around for over a year, whereas I think that this is a new design for the folks at CC Skye, so the numerous similarities are making me feel a little weird. (more…)
It’s been a little while since we’ve covered a CC Skye handbag on here. This being the case, I was pleasantly surprised to see a new bag of hers that I completely like.
I know I’ve been back and forth with fringe, but hey, haven’t we all? So, I did cringe a little when I saw the term “fringe” in the name of the bag, but I let out a huge sigh of relief when I spent some time looking at the bag. In this case, the fringe used is delicate, dainty and perfect on this bag. (more…)
No one loves an 80s music reference more than me. For years when I was a kid, I would watch old music videos on VH1 (Pop Up Video, anyone?) in the mornings while I was waiting for my dad to get ready and take me to school. Since I was born at the tail end of 1985, I was too young for most of the decade to really remember any of the music when it first surfaced, but I somehow managed to revisit almost all of it in the mid to late 90s via the magic of television.
“Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benetar was (and is) my favorite. Which is, of course, all the more reason to love the CC Skye Benetar Clutch. As if I needed any more reasons. (more…)