Thu 11.29

The Best Bags for the Best Girls: Holiday Gifting Done Right

With the holidays upon us, nothing is scarier than the concept of giving the right bags to the right people. Gifting is a strategy sport that requires more cunning and direction than one of the team variety (I like to affectionately refer to it as the fashion playoffs). As a guy in fashion, there’s a […]

Mon 11.19

Best Jacquard Bags: Trendy Texture

The holidays are a sensuous season! Our senses demand rich texture, and jacquard magically answers the call. With intricately woven patterns and elegant craftsmanship, jacquard bags are deliciously unique and sumptuous! Here are some of the boldest and most opulent: Dolce & Gabbana Quilted Jacquard Clutch: Favorite! D&G’s sense of drama reaches its height, and […]

Thu 10.18

Black Velvet Bags: Into the Deep

Black velvet is one of the most seductive and richest fabrics, and this season, it is more magnetic ever. In a literal sense, sure! (You can’t help but want to reach out and touch velvet, over and over again.) Thanks to new blends and innovations, black velvet is also an addiction for the eyes – […]

Fri 09.14

Chanel Pre-Spring 2013 Collection: Spring Into Action

A rainbow of pastels, a splash of tomboy-punk attitude, and the spirit of Rococo celebration made up the cocktail that is Chanel’s Pre-Srping 2013 collection (an exclusive treat for bag snob readers!). At least if you’re talking about the runway show. The bags are anything but frivolous and fancy-free! If you ask me, Pre-Spring ought […]

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 […]

Mon 07.30

Marc Jacobs Baroque Single Metallic Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag: Going for Baroque

What’s in a name? While it looks pricy and lush, the Marc Jacobs Baroque won’t make you broke – sorry, I couldn’t resist. With Chanel bag prices skyrocketing like it’s 1985, Marcs’ quilted bags are more appealing than ever. His take on classic quilting has always been the cool chick’s answer to her mother’s Chanel […]

Thu 06.28

Top 5 Patriotic Bags: Made in the U.S.A.

In honor of Independence Day and all the fireworks and barbecue fun that come with it, I’ve elected an eternal color combination I don’t usually seek out: red, white, and blue! From stars to stripes to anchors and abstractions, I’m feeling unusually patriotic at the moment. Show your Fourth-of-July love with a casual bag, perfect […]

Thu 06.14

Top 5 Camera Bags: Point and Shoot

You know the expression, “Take a picture, it’ll last longer”? So not true when it comes to the camera-bag trend! Actually, the style is a long-standing staple, thanks to a pert shape that’s just the right size for basics, photographic or otherwise. Even if you’re a little camera shy when it comes to posing, or […]

Mon 05.14

The Five Essentials Featuring Shiva Rose:

The lovely Shiva Rose is as well known for her eclectic-vintage LA style as she is for her longtime marriage to actor Dylan McDermott. Since the divorce, she has not just been keeping herself busy, she’s proven herself to be a veritable renaissance woman, with a refreshing lifestyle site, The Local Rose, and roles in […]