3 posts tagged with Linen

Proenza Schouler PS1 Linen and Leather Clutch via Net-a-Porter for $735.

This may sound crazy, but I swear that when I first laid eyes on the Proenza Schouler PS1 Linen and Leather Clutch, the room immediately felt a few degrees cooler. Things are starting to heat up in Atlanta, as always happens so quickly after we get those first few perfect spring days, and ceiling fans and air conditioners are working overtime to keep everyone below the Mason-Dixon Line from going outside, lying facedown in the grass and falling asleep in the sun. This clutch, though, made me feel like I was standing right under a vent with the temperature turned all the way down. (more…)

It’s almost unfair to sit here in the doldrums of November and be forced to look at Prada Resort 2011 handbags, and days like today make it all the more clear that fashion’s season cycle is set up to make consumers (and bloggers) continually want what we can’t quite have or use. Even if Prada’s python- and crocodile-accented linen bags were available today, I wouldn’t have anything to do with them. They’d just sit next to me on the couch while I complain about the weather on Twitter. Under lots of blankets, of course.

But one day, the sun shall shine again and I shall leave the house without a coat, I know it, and for those days, one of these little bags would be a fun thing to have. I don’t think I could ever justify spending Prada amounts of money on linen or straw, but if money were no object, I’d love to have all three of these bags for the imaginary midwinter cruise that I’m going to be taking in my head. Wait, never mind, not an imaginary cruise. I don’t want to get stuck at sea and have to eat my imaginary Prada bag to stay alive. It’ll be an imaginary flight to the Bahamas instead.

Larger photos and purchasing information, after the jump. (more…)

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Stripped Linen BagYou all know that here at Purse Blog, we love Rebecca Minkoff. So while we’ve reviewed many of her bags, especially the MAM (read our view of the MAM in Deep Purple here) I still wanted to write about this Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Striped Linen Bag. I adore this bag! To me, it pretty much screams “SUMMER!” but in a nice, sophisticated way, not in an obnoxious, ripped-booty-shorts-showing-off-your-bikini kind of way. When you think of the styled jet setter, with her espadrilles, white linen pants, and silk headscarf, this bag fits right in.

The linen combined with the leather is an interesting combination, yet it looks totally perfect, noticeable yet refined. Plus there are little details, like the protective metal feet on the bag’s base. But even though I get this cosmopolitan, upper echelon-type vibe from this purse, it would also fit in perfectly with any flowy summer dress and sandals. And massive sunnies, of course. Buy through Nordstrom for $440.