This was the decade of the it bag. I don’t mean to say that there weren’t iconic bags before – the term “it bag” was coined in the ‘90s! And there were many (yes, Dior is on this list twice – no, I won’t apologize). Which of these styles did you carry?
Have you entered H&M’s 50 States of Fashion contest yet? All you need to do is Instagram a photo of yourself in the latest H&M outfit with hashtag #HMShopOnlineTX (the last two letters should be your state’s – i.e. #HMShopOnlineNJ for New Jersey) to be automatically entered to win the grand prize…
Are you excited for the release of the 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target collection?? I partnered with Target to bring together the biggest fashion influencers in Dallas for a top-secret photo shoot last week. While I can’t reveal the exact nature of the project, I can tell you this – it will blow your mind when it’s revealed at the September 5th launch party in NYC!
A box clutch is a must for Fall. Alexander McQueen (to-die-for ornate knuckle-dusters) and Bottega Veneta (beautiful blends of intrecciato leather and offbeat embroidery) make the best ones in my opinion. But the steep prices of their hard-shelled clutches are hard to swallow, even for me.
The ‘70s were coined as the “Me Decade,” and this emphasis on individuality brought about a wide range of styles from that of groovy hippies to DVF’s iconic wrap dress to glam rock David Bowie. One movement defined bag design more than any other, though – feminism.
I may not have been around for the Swinging ‘60s (I’m not that old!), but there’s a lot to love about the generation – Twiggy, white go-go boots, Balenciaga, the Beatles, Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour, and of course, bags! This was the decade when women finally broke out of the tweed jacket/chain bag combo and embraced their personal style.
It’s a rouge, rouge world! And I just scored the bag to put me on top of it: Valentino’s newest rockstud flap bag.
When first released, this was called the Sac à dépêches. It wasn’t until twenty years later that it became truly iconic when Grace Kelly used it to hide her pregnancy. And so the “Kelly” (inquire at Hermès) was reborn. There are few bags like it. The Fendi fashion top handle ($2,210) gives you a little taste.
What are your 4th of July plans?? I’m hosting a BBQ/pool party, so I have to make sure I’m dressed for the occasion (a.k.a. patriotically and comfortably – hosting calls for a lot of rushing around). Just because the look is casual doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, though.