By now, we’re all well familiar with the Marchesa aesthetic – all girly details, all the time. The brand isn’t girly in a young, innocent way, though; instead, Marchesa goes for full-on luxury of the …
Alexander Wang Jade Stingray and Suede Clutch, $795 via Net-a-Porter
If you’re a regular visitor to these parts, you might remember that back when I did my Alexander Wang Spring 2011 preview, I more or less drooled all over the Alexander Wang Jade Stingray and Suede Clutch. The stingray version of this design comes in both ivory with rose gold and black with matte black hardware, and I would have gleefully forked over the required cash for both options. A roomy wristlet clutch with exceptionally cool hardware and panels of exotic leather? That’s like asking me whether or not I’d like to have pizza for dinner: The answer is always “yes.” But unfortunately, reality isn’t quite as good as my dreams, and the clutch has one very important design flaw. (more…)
With the online launch of Chanel Spring 2011 comes the advent of Chanel Outstanding Pieces Spring 2011, which is the special moniker that the French brand uses for the most intricate, luxurious and expensive designs from each of its product categories. Encompassing everything from rare exotic leathers to hand embroidery, these bags are the creme de la creme from one of the finest leather goods companies in the world.
Would you like a Chanel Classic Flap completely covered in glittering crystals? It can be yours. What about a baby pink crocodile Mademoiselle bag? That too. Chanel doesn’t publicly release prices for thes pieces, but the old trope probably applies: If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. I know I can’t, but looking? Looking is free. (more…)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, PurseBloggers! Erin go bragh! Ireland forever!
Ok, I’m not Irish. Not even close. (German, actually. So I am pale, just not Irish.) But St. Patrick’s Day is kind of fun in a silly, green-beer-and-shamrocks sort of way, and so is all of the green that comes with it. In honor of the man who drove all the snakes out of Ireland (Which is a myth, by the way, but whatever. Most people still think Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s independence day, too), let’s take a look at our favorite green handbag, shoe and accessory on the market right now. Share your favorite green accessories with us in the comments! (more…)
Even if you don’t count yourself among Chanel‘s fans, you have to admit that there are a few things Karl & Co. do very well. Chiefly among them are the gorgeously detailed and often-exotic flap bags that the company releases every season in its Outstanding Pieces capsule collection, which is exactly what it sounds like – the best of the best from one of the world’s biggest handbag brands. Close-up pictures of all four of Fall 2010’s outstanding bags, which use alligator, stingray and python skins, after the jump. (more…)
I’m in kind of a clutch mood lately. I’m not sure why that is – spring is on its way, and I find myself using casual totes and shoulder clutches a lot more often during the summer than a traditional handheld like the Khirma Eliazov Scalloped Clutch. That doesn’t mean I don’t love it, however – I definitely do.
It’s sculptural, exotic, slightly retro, and still totally neutral despite featuring two colors. It’s not quite all things to all people, but nothing in fashion ever should be. It is stylish and affordable, however, which is nearly as universal. (more…)