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Mon 01.28

The SAG Awards: And the Bag Award Goes to…

At last night’s SAG Awards, Naomi Watts was sheer perfection with barely there makeup and a bold red lip. Her old world glam Marchesa gown and elegant Ferragamo clutch made her into a modern screen goddess. And I was so happy that Jessica Chastain went back to McQueen. Her gold-embroidered Oscars gown last year was such a standout, and […]

Wed 11.21

Bag Snob of the Week: Diane Kruger

This is the perfect example of how a great bag can save any outfit! Jason Wu’s chic Karlie clutch kept eyes away from her strange halter top dress from Cushnie et Ochs (I love Diane, so let’s just call it avant-garde!). The embroidered beadwork on this boxy minaudiére screams star power and she has it […]

Thu 11.01

Top White-Lace Bags: Black and White Magic

Here’s the recipe for a refreshing take on the black-and-white combo: start with a base of black leather or satin; then add an unapologetic layer of snow-white lace, whether it’s eyelet or laser-cut calf-hair. I love the throwback vibe of pure lace, speaking of garden parties, ladylike gloves, and mint juleps. With a deep, dark […]

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 […]

Tue 10.30

Getting into Character: The 5 Essentials for Gloria Pritchett

Gloria is one of my all-time favorite characters on TV. I feel a special kinship with her, if merely because I am constantly shouting at my hubby, “I HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS!” If only I had her sexy Colombian accent, too! As Jay’s feisty Latin wife, Gloria loves to have fun, and one of her […]

Fri 06.29

Top 5 Bags to Up the Glam Factor: Divas and Decadence

Take your newest bag with a side of champagne. And perhaps a bonbon or two. It’s time to raise the glam factor with a bag that reminds you why you enjoy being a girl! Feathers and froth, shining snake and satin, sparkle and glitter galore: the most exciting things really do come in small packages. […]

Tue 05.08

Best of the Bags at the Met Costume Institute Gala:

This year’s exhibit, a meeting of minds entitled Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, puts an instant emphasis on the eccentric, intellectual side of fashion. So it’s no surprise the couture and custom-made party looks ran the gamut from the classically elegant to the thoroughly out-there. Whatever they wore, few starlets strayed from true red-carpet protocol: […]

Tue 05.08

Best of the Retro Revival: Top 5 Lady-Luck Clutches

There’s no bag that makes you feel like a woman quite like a clutch. With new shapes and textures that refer to their vintage ancestors, the latest are unabashedly feminine. Grab one for instant polish, and you’ll have a hard time putting it down as you gracefully sip your dirty martini. 1. Marni Archivio Storico […]

Tue 03.06

Lanvin Fall 2012 Collection: Man, I Feel Like a Woman

  Fall 2012 not only marks the arrival of a tour de force collection from Alber Elbaz, it marks a true milestone. This season, he is celebrating the anniversary of his ten chic years at Lanvin. And we’ve come full circle! Alber’s ladylike party girl-gone-spontaneous is back in full effect. The show unfolded like a […]