As Spring 2016 shoes begin to hit New Arrivals pages at our favorite retails, Aquazzura is really piquing our interest. One of the many notable things about the brand is its signature mix of glamorous …
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Everyone knows the name Ralph Lauren, but few handbag lovers associate the brand with great bags. While Ralph Lauren has designed some beauties like the Ricky, the majority of their handbags slide far below the …
Not long ago, Megs ran an informal poll of our wonderful Twitter followers to find out what trends they thought were so five minutes ago. Based on the responses I read, fringe was an overwhelming favorite (if you can legitimately refer to something everyone wishes would go away forever as a “favorite” in any context), but don’t tell that to the fine folks at Prada.
I’ve been very up on the brand recently, as my previous posts about Prada’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection would indicate, but the Prada Vitello Shine Fringe Satchel makes me feel like 2008 just came back and hit me in the face. (more…)
For some reason, my mental conception of Nanette Lepore is a bit…twee. Perhaps it’s just that the designer’s name has a particularly girly ring to it, but I always assume that Lepore’s line is going to be unforgivably feminine in a way that I don’t particularly enjoy.
This is one of the few time in life where I’m overjoyed to be wrong – the Nanette Lepore Twisted Fringe Hobo inspired me to take another look at the designer’s work, and it’s detailed, interesting and not at all too feminine. In fact, the vast majority of the brand’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection is exactly the type of clothing that I’d happily buy for myself. This bag? I’m not entirely sure. (more…)
It has been a little while since we’ve all been in the midst of a fringe debate. If you remember, not too long ago, it seemed as if every other bag was adorned with some kind of fringe. I for one never really got sick of bags with fringe, but I can see how so many of you handbag lovers out there did. Fringe can completely make or break a great bag.
So, I was a little surprised to see this Tod’s bag with so much fringe. Aren’t you? No matter what you think about fringe, you have to admit, this bag is rather exquisite in its own way. (more…)
I’m not sure if Jimmy Choo purposely set out to become the Juicy Couture of the “premier designer” set or not (although I’m guessing not), but sometimes they seem to be headed in that direction anyway. I absolutely love half of what they do, but the other half is looking dangerously over-designer and overworked these days. It seems as though for every brilliant bag they make, they also make one that makes me cock my head to the side and wrinkle my nose in confusion.
The Jimmy Choo Tita Snakeskin and Suede-Fringe Clutch would be a bag of the latter variety. I love the natural coloring of the material and the size of the bag, but my admiration ends there. For some reason, not only did they use a zigzag patchwork pattern that totally interrupts the natural grain of the snakeskin, but they also thought weaving it with suede would be a good idea…but only on one corner. I’m not even sure I can talk about the fringe. (more…)
It looks like it was made from the hide of a second-rate leather muppet, or possibly some kind of dust mop. I’m not at all convinced that it’s attractive in any way that I can even explain, but for some reason, I’m oddly draw to it. Perhaps it has hypnotized me, or maybe it’s merely so weird-looking that it loops back around to quasi-attractive. The bag is almost charming in it’s lack of polish. (more…)