This season, Charlotte Olympia and I are on the same page when it comes Chinese appreciation. Well, I always have Chinese appreciation, but I will be taking a trip to Taiwan this fall to spend extended time with my family, so my reverence is at a high. From the look of her latest bags, it looks like Charlotte’s feeling the same way for Fall ‘14.
When you think “frame bag,” you envision a ladylike, possibly vintage piece. Leave it to Riccardo Tisci to bring the style into the 21st century and way beyond!
Kara’s got a brand-new look, and I’m liking it. The precious-stone master is changing things up, and the result is a decidedly more modern and rustic-luxe vibe.
If metallic embossed leather and a serious statement cuff to match feels a bit too festive in the pre-Labor Day moment, allow yourself to think ahead. Gold reigns supreme for the fall and holiday seasons, so it’s best to make sure you’re covered early.
…Is another woman’s clutch! With the advent of digital music downloads, CDs are pretty much a thing of the past, unless you’re on the design team of Maison Martin Margiela. They’ve burnished recycled CDs, cut them up, and tiled them across this bag to surprisingly sophisticated effect.
I know why the caged bird sings! We have not been the biggest proponents of kitsch, but that’s really only when it is orchestrated in all the wrong ways. This is so beautifully crafted and yes, so darn adorable that I can’t resist.
I went into the Marchesa showroom today to do some fashion-spying for Resort 2015, and I’m pleased to report that Georgina and Keren are – surprise! – not skimping on the glamour, not even close. These styles aren’t set to ship until November 30th (which seems a seriously long way off), but for a sneak peek to get you excited early, here are three new styles for the new season.
It’s the age-old question: does the bag make the woman or the woman make the bag? Personally, I think it’s a bit of both, but two disparate looks from two different women pose the query all over again.