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Sat 03.12

Chanel x The Away Project Limited Edition Tote

In France, football, or soccer as Americans call it, is taken very seriously. So is it any surprise that nation, known the world over for its cutting-edge fashion and design, has finally turned to some of its most iconic brands to participate in a unique project? Nike created a special jersey for the 11 players … Continue reading Chanel x The Away Project Limited Edition Tote

Thu 03.03

"Fleurs d'Excès" by Victoire de Castellane

Any girl worth her jewels knows the name Victoire de Castellane. The bubbly and whimsical mademoiselle with magnetic child-like tendencies made her name at Chanel, where she designed costume jewelry for 14 years, before joining Dior as its first-ever creative director in 1998. This week the Gagosian Gallery in Paris unleashes her second exhibition, this … Continue reading "Fleurs d'Excès" by Victoire de Castellane

Mon 02.28

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Structured bags ruled supreme at Jil Sander, a noticeable juxtaposition to the deconstructed shapes and Warholian flashes of colors in the clothes. The bags and clutches, of which there were a smattering of, included stiff envelope handhelds and granny double-handled handbags that were in dark, muted colors that, to be honest, didn’t really pop. Architectural … Continue reading Jil Sander Fall 2011

Mon 02.28

Bottega Veneta Fall 2011

While the ready-to-wear had a decidedly Sixties “Mad Men” aesthetic to it, Tomas Maier’s fall Bottega bags were noticeably sportier and more relaxed in their shapes, many of them elaborately hand-worked in construction. Adding variety to the mix was the use of innovative materials to further illuminate the eccentric effect, illustrated, for example, in a … Continue reading Bottega Veneta Fall 2011

Fri 02.25

Fendi Bags Fall 2011

Classical silhouettes resigned supreme in the bags at Fendi’s fall show. Overscaled in size and popping in bright colors, the handhelds featured nifty longer straps that made them instant cross-bodies. I love the roomy shape of the Fendi day bag for fall; it harks back to an iconic shape Fendi has shown since the days … Continue reading Fendi Bags Fall 2011

Fri 02.25

Prada Bags Fall 2011

What was odd about Miuccia’s runway show Thursday was that, despite proclaiming a new girlish innocence for her woman, the models encapsulating this aura seemed filled with anxiety. No more was that more evident than in the way they clutched and almost manhandled their bags. Rush, rush, rush they did down the runway. The bag … Continue reading Prada Bags Fall 2011

Fri 02.25

Tom Ford Lavender Palm – Beverly Hills Flagship Exclusive

As has been the case with his other flagship openings, Tom Ford has chosen his Beverly Hills flagship, which makes its debut this official public debut this weekend and will feature his first-ever dedicated womenswear floor, to launch Tom Ford Lavender Palm, a fragrance Ford feels best evokes the image of California’s “sparkling sunlight, natural … Continue reading Tom Ford Lavender Palm – Beverly Hills Flagship Exclusive

Fri 02.25

Hermès Barda Messenger Bag

For the last year or so, I’ve been a strictly hand-held kind of guy when it comes to my bags–I always found messengers to be a bit uncomfortable despite their hands-free advantage–but if I’m going to cross that great bag divide, this Hermès messenger will do it. Dubbed the “Barda 35,” Hermès’ latest men’s creation … Continue reading Hermès Barda Messenger Bag

Thu 02.24

Gucci Fiat 500 Collection

Gucci is one brand that is always up for a fun collaboration. To wit, Frida Giannini this week unveiled her design partnership with Lapo Elkann on a limited edition Fiat 500 (absolutely adorable!) that will launch in April for around $24,000. For those who love the project but don’t have the need for a car, … Continue reading Gucci Fiat 500 Collection