Metallic
Mon 08.25
Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia Fall 2014 Collection Clutches: China Dolls

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.

Wed 08.20
Givenchy Rave Metallic Leather Frame Bag

Givenchy Rave Metallic Leather Frame Bag: Space Oddity

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!

Tue 08.19
Kara Ross Clutch

Kara Ross Lux Bronzo Clutch: She’s Got a New Attitude

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.

Fri 08.15
Roberto Cavalli Metallic Leather Panther Clutch

Roberto Cavalli Metallic Leather Panther Clutch: The Golden Rule

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.

Thu 07.24
Top 5 Out-of-the-Forest Bags

Maison Martin Margiela Silver CD Mosaic Clutch: One Woman’s Trash…

…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.

Wed 07.09
Patchwork Bags

Patchwork Bags: Snob or Slob?

I’ve never been a fan of patchwork. The ‘70s style is often messy at best and reminiscent of junkyard scraps at worst. There are a few bags this season that have me reconsidering its boho flair, though…

Mon 07.07
Nancy Gonzalez Birdcage Minaudière

Nancy Gonzalez Birdcage Minaudière: She’s So Fly

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.

Fri 06.13
Marchesa Resort 2015 Collection

Marchesa Resort 2015 Collection: Hitting the Trifecta

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.

Mon 06.09
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Battle of the Bags: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with Givenchy vs. Hilary Duff with Chanel

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.