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Mon 12.10

Jessica Alba x Christian Louboutin: “Miss Loubi”

For the 10th Annual Video Game Awards, Jessica Alba went all black (is this a throwback to her Dark Angel days??) – even down to her nails. With side-swept waves, she’s part pin-up, part moto babe. Jess wore a va-va-voom Narciso Rodriguez leather dress, some strappy Giuseppes, and carried Christian Louboutin’s sexy Miss Loubi clutch. … Continue reading Jessica Alba x Christian Louboutin: “Miss Loubi”

Thu 11.29
Carven Black Patent-Leather Round Bag

Carven Black Patent-Leather Round Bag: Give Me the Run Around

Finally, a bag that matches Carven’s young, quirky, improperly proper dresses! I’ve been enjoying their designs since last year, from the tweed to the very recent convertible tote, but this little orb is quintessentially Carven: original and just a bit Parisian. Perfectly cute and round, it’s like a miniature hatbox.

Thu 11.08

Top Foul-Weather Friends: Shelter From the Storm

The harrowing winds of Hurricane Sandy recently ripped through the East Coast – and now a Nor’easter on top of it?! Mother Nature must be stark, raving mad about something this season, and there’s bad weather around the world to prove it. I have a feeling we’re going to be in for quite a winter, … Continue reading Top Foul-Weather Friends: Shelter From the Storm

Wed 10.31

Top 5 Halloween Treats: Tasty Delights

With all the ghastly ghouls roaming around out there tonight, there’s enough scariness going on for one day. I’m countering it with a choice selection of bags yummier than a grocery-aisle’s worth of Halloween candy. Ask any snob, and you’ll get the same answer: she’d rather have a fun bag than a fun-size chocolate any … Continue reading Top 5 Halloween Treats: Tasty Delights

Tue 10.16

Kate Spade New York Woodpecker Wood-Printed Patent Leather Clutch: Knock On Wood

Suddenly, I have the urge to go bird-watching. I’m not talking crack-of-the-dawn mornings and big binoculars but spying a sweet golden woodpecker perched atop my clutch. Kate Spade is really impressing me with their bags as of late, from paint sets to this new wooden wonder. High on creativity and low on kitsch, Kate Spade … Continue reading Kate Spade New York Woodpecker Wood-Printed Patent Leather Clutch: Knock On Wood

Fri 08.17

Lanvin Pre-Spring 2013 Collection: The One to Watch

For Spring 2013 at Lanvin, Alber’s message is clear: he has a new focus on bags (and I couldn’t be more pleased!). He has recently realized the bag is “the essence of design” because it mixes the “emotional” and the “rational.” Oui! And he hasn’t wasted any time. The Pre-Spring bags are welcoming to the … Continue reading Lanvin Pre-Spring 2013 Collection: The One to Watch

Tue 08.14

Proenza Schouler Kiri Tote: Life in the Fast Lane

There was a time (not too long ago) when mixing navy and black was frowned upon. But it’s the year 2012, when the first rule of fashion is: break all the rules. Proenza Schouler have always been a duo to enjoy pushing a boundary or three, without pushing the limits of what our eyes crave … Continue reading Proenza Schouler Kiri Tote: Life in the Fast Lane

Mon 08.13

Top 5 Over-the-Top Clutches: Paint the Town Red-Hot

Hear it here first: You absolutely must arm your closet with red this fall, and there’s no need to be shy about it. When it comes to red, go big or stay home. It’s a “look at me” color, so invite the stares! Here are some fun choices that bring real heat: 1. Charlotte Olympia … Continue reading Top 5 Over-the-Top Clutches: Paint the Town Red-Hot

Thu 07.12

Thomas Blakk The Box Squared Leather Clutch: Take the Edge On

It seems that bondage-inspired weaponry and it-bags are inextricably linked. I took issue with Christian Louboutin’s Artemis shoulder style, likely to puncture your throat whether you like it or not, and now Florence-based Thomas Blakk’s little rebel has caught my attention. He calls his designs, “technical, punk, and futuristic.” Check, check, and check. And cites … Continue reading Thomas Blakk The Box Squared Leather Clutch: Take the Edge On