I partnered up with MCM for Fashion Week, so after having tea at the Plaza I stopped into the hotel’s MCM boutique for an impromptu photo shoot. The iconic German brand was a favorite of my aunties in the ‘80s and today’s MCM is better than ever. The familiar logo has been toughened up with studs and embellishments.
When I was in college in the ‘90s, I carried two different bags to class: a classic Chanel flap topped with gold chains and a nylon Prada backpack topped with gold chains. Needless to say, I didn’t actually carry any books in either in my bags. I held or made a boy carry them. I loved my Prada backpack so much I carried it everywhere, even once on the Great Wall of China.
The elusive Man Snob bag: it must strike that delicate balance of no-nonsense functionality and style that’s as unique as the man who carries it. Let’s face it: guys have stuff they need to carry around, too! So why not seize Father’s Day as an opportunity to make his life a little easier? Here, a […]
At first glance, the Barbara Bui Air bag is deceiving. Just look at Emma Stone, taking a break from filming The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in New York City on April 23rd. With the straps casually bunched in her hand, I thought this was a chic backpack. But it’s something even better! The ever-inspired Barbara Bui offers the […]
1. Brunello Cucinelli Suede and Patent-Leather Backpack: A noncommittal strap situation in a texture that’s fully committed to glossy shine, this is a neutral pick-me-up. At Neiman Marcus for $2,495. 2. The Row Hobo Leather Backpack: This is basically the Rolls Royce of rucksacks. The Olsens have imbued their high-end sensibility into a streetwise style that’s classic, not […]
There was once a time when people carried actual gym bags to the gym, instead of their leather totes. Granted, I don’t go to the gym very often, but when I do, I actually work out so I want a bag that’s functional. I don’t carry my crocodile Birkins into the locker room like some […]
Thanks to throngs of models and It-girls, Coachella has become known as well for its fashion sense as musical acts. You know the look when you see it. Shredded cutoffs, gauzy see-through dresses, fringed ‘70s-era vests, and hats in every form, from fitted baseball to floppy fedora: this pretty much sums up the must-have festival […]
I was so ready to rag on this ridiculous looking Cyclus backpack, but then thought about it a little more. You have to admit, it is very interesting, not to mention functional (the futuristic armadillo-looking shell slides down to open). Then I read that it’s constructed out of recycled rubber inner tire tubes, which makes […]