There are a lot of things to admire about Gucci, but today, the thing that strikes me most is the brand’s commitment to interesting hardware. Horse bits, stirrups, bamboo – the Gucci has made a legacy of adorning its bags with interesting signature metal work. For Gucci Fall 2013, the go-to piece seems to be […]
There was absolutely no part of me that looked at this clutch and thought Gucci. If you hadn’t seen the name of the bag, would Gucci be one of the first designers to pop into your mind?
I was overwhelmed with a sleek design, clean lines and complete structure with the Gucci Sigrid Oversize Clutch. I am not saying overwhelmed in a bad way, but perhaps more like taken by surprise. (more…)
You’ve heard me me say this time and time before – I am not a fan of Juicy Couture handbags. I’m just not. They seem far too over the top for my liking. There are way too many bells and whistles for me to deal with. Call me a minimalist, but I don’t need my handbag to virtually jump out at people who pass by. Now, no sooner do I say that do I introduce a Juicy Couture bag that dare I say… l like!?! (more…)
There is such a slippery slope when it comes to patent leather and handbags. While I allow more wiggle room for patent leather shoes, I feel as though designers have to be extremely careful with their use of patent leather on handbags.
It’s not very often that I come across an Anya Hindmarch bag that has me as conflicted as this one does. My jerk reaction when first coming across the bag was that I really liked it. But then, as I looked closer at the bag, zoomed in a bit, I was a little skeptical of the amount and color of patent leather that is used. (more…)
So here is the deal. I don’t really like Betsey Johnson handbags. There are just way too out there for me. At the same time, I can totally take that flashy aspect when it is a demonstrated on a smaller bag. Today was the first day, I think ever, in my entire life, that I came across a Betsey Johnson bag that I really liked. (more…)
Now, look at what we have here. We’ve been covering Proenza Schouler bags for quite some time now. This is nothing new. But, I feel the need to hash out the Proenza Schouler clutch again. I was reminded of this when I came across the Proenza Schouler Patent Double Strap Clutch today. It was as if someone snapped their fingers in front of me and said, “helllloooooo, you should have written about this already, what are you waiting for?” So here I am, awakened and loving what I see. Amanda wrote about the clutch in a yellow shade a while ago, but I am loving the dark green and feel as though it deserves some more attention. (more…)
In all honesty, I typically forget how amazing J. Crew handbags can be. Sure, they aren’t designer handbags like we cover over at Purse Blog but I can’t help but notice how great some of these bags really are. For example, I came across the J. Crew Mini Patent Campo Bag and instantly fell in love. First of the shape itself was enough to lure me in. But then the more I looked at the bag, the more I began to love it. (more…)
I read an interesting article about Fashion Week stating that the internet has changed the way we are think of Fashion Week. We are a want it now society, which many designers have picked up on. BCBG and Herve Leger had part of their Spring 2010 line available for purchase the same day of the shows, which even I took advantage of. I find myself falling into the same want it now category. I saw handbags sent out on the runway that I want to see right now. Until every designer starts putting up their lines right after their models and looks briskly walk off the catwalk, pictures and reviews online will have to do.
We were invited to the Michael Kors show which we both were bummed to miss. Not only do I love his line, I have a crush on Michael Kors. Always fall in love with him on Project Runway. Anyhow, here is a fierce clutch from the Michael Kors Fall 2009 runway. While many people associate fall with muted browns, reds, and greens, Michael Kors vamps up the fall color palette with his Michael Kors Neon Patent Leather Clutch. (more…)