I have a chartreuse leather Proenza Schouler wallet that I use daily and find absolutely indispensable, so if you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive (under $200, seriously) gift for yourself or your lucky, lucky friends this holiday season, I really cannot recommend the Proenza Schouler Mochila Wallet strongly enough. Introduce one of these little guys into your life. You’ll thank me. (more…)
The Stella McCartney Falabella Tote first gained favor over a year ago when celebrities as varied as Rihanna and Kate Hudson began sporting the simple, biker-chic faux leather bag with every kind of outfit you could imagine. Many variations on the Falabella theme have followed, and now that we’re on (by my count) the third season rotation of these chain-trimmed purses, one has to wonder when McCartney will run out of ideas.
I can’t tell the future, but unfortunately, inspiration didn’t run out before someone suggested making a crochet version of the bag, which you can see at left. Or, come to think of it, maybe it did, because this iteration isn’t exactly inspired. (more…)
Proenza Schouler may still be a relatively small company, but their clothes and accessories are making some enormous waves. I could wax poetic for paragraph upon paragraph about how much I love the acid yellow and black tie-dye that they did for Spring/Summer 2010, but I’m going to try very hard to stay on topic in this post. Bear with me.
Proenza Schouler just released images of their Pre Fall 2010 accessories on their website on Wednesday, and I’m kind of in love. My favorite is the black PS1 Tote that you see to the right, but the leather take on a brown grocery bag is pretty clever as well. The line also includes an alpine knit PS1 Clutch, which mirrors several sweaters from the brand’s Pre-Fall Ready-to-Wear collection. Pictures of all three bags are after the jump – which is your favorite? (more…)
I’ve been somewhat critical of sweater knit bags before, and for the most part, I still stand behind that completely – they present some stylistic and functional challenges to their wearers that leather bags don’t.
But despite those things, the Tory Burch Amulet Tote strikes me as a sweater bag done well. I’m not sure if it’s the color, the leather trim, or the bag’s structure, but the whole idea just seems to make a lot more sense in this context than it does in others. And it has to be said – this particular bag looks a lot more high-end than those made out of knit. (more…)
One of the best things about cold weather dressing is the ability to use so many and varied textures in a single outfit. Wool, leather, denim, suede, cashmere, silk – it can all go together! Layer it up, choose some solids and patterns, and you can create ensembles far more interesting than anything that warm weather allows. As far as fashion goes, I wish it was 50 degrees outside year-round.
Which is why things like the UGG Australia Classic Knit Drawstring Bag confuse me so much. When there are so many beautiful leather and suede options, why choose a bag made out of a material that’s already so well-represented in fall and winter clothing? (more…)