The ‘70s were coined as the “Me Decade,” and this emphasis on individuality brought about a wide range of styles from that of groovy hippies to DVF’s iconic wrap dress to glam rock David Bowie. One movement defined bag design more than any other, though – feminism.
I may not have been around for the Swinging ‘60s (I’m not that old!), but there’s a lot to love about the generation – Twiggy, white go-go boots, Balenciaga, the Beatles, Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour, and of course, bags! This was the decade when women finally broke out of the tweed jacket/chain bag combo and embraced their personal style.
When first released, this was called the Sac à dépêches. It wasn’t until twenty years later that it became truly iconic when Grace Kelly used it to hide her pregnancy. And so the “Kelly” (inquire at Hermès) was reborn. There are few bags like it. The Fendi fashion top handle ($2,210) gives you a little taste.
I’ve fallen hard for fatigues this season. I’m getting everything in the print (of course, wearing it all together would be a serious no-no). Believe it or not, camo is incredibly versatile. I mean, it was designed to blend in! Wallflowers need not apply, though. Camo must be executed the right way and that requires confidence and style.
I love the look of full skirts worn with crop tops. It’s the perfect mix of retro and modern, of ladylike and sexy.
It seems like NET-A-PORTER’s sale will never end, and I never want it to! One of the best additions today? Jason Wu’s star-embellished Karlie clutch ($1,077). While the little black bag may be small, it has loads of attitude. It’s just the kind of fun accessory you want to bring out to evening events – […]
If you squinted and expected to see studs on this bag, then you’re not alone. This has the faint feel of Valentino’s Rockstud motif, but look for more than a moment and you know it’s Michael Kors through and through. The bold, thick stitching is brilliant; it is everything on this bag. They give it […]
The Monaco Grand Prix may be over, but I’m as ready as ever to put the pedal to the metal thanks to the trendy white racing stripes on Costume National‘s must have satchel of the season (on Shopbop for $1,275). Red lights may mean stop, but red bags? Go, go, go! While this is probably […]