You might find this hard to believe, but I’ve walked around all day with nothing but my phone and survived, thanks to Apple Pay. Not only did I just survive, I was surprised by how fabulously liberating it felt. Sometimes it’s nice to take a load off and travel light. Not long ago, the idea of carrying nothing but a slender pouch seemed crazy. This is the new normal.
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In honor of Mother’s Day this upcoming Sunday, I’ve pulled together a list of gift options (bags, natch) that will not only delight her sartorial sense, but will give her the function she needs as a parent – of a child of any age. Take Elle Macpherson’s Hermès Jypsiere. She carried this when her kids were toddlers, and thanks to the timelessness and high-quality nature of Hermès pieces, it remains a go-to for her even now that they’re older.
To anyone who questions the frequency with which you show up to lunch carrying a new bag, guess what? It pays to shop. If you’ve been as addicted to NET-A-PORTER as we have, then you received an e-mail this morning offering you a pretty 25% off discount that’s valid now through Sunday on the US site (to save some potential disappointment, note that this excludes items marked “New Season,” “Essentials,” or “Fine Jewelry”). The deduction is automatically applied at checkout, so just log in here and start shopping!
Maybe it’s delirium from the heat, but summertime is when I like to get experimental and wear things I never thought I would. Going for something that surprises even yourself is a move guaranteed to make for some fun vacation photos of the “What was I thinking?” variety, but hey, playing it safe only ensures boredom in life. Get out of your shell and throw caution to the wind!
Front is the new back. And pack is the new bag. When it comes to casual dressing, the latest celeb bag trend isn’t just the roomy backpack, from the classic and quilted to the rugged and safari-inspired. It’s carrying your backpack in the front. Think 360° and use the straps to your full advantage. Also, use your hands. While the appeal of the backpack has long been in its capacity to free you up, now is the time to take a hands-on approach.
Joseph Altuzarra is one of those uncommon designers who consistently and instinctively knows what women want to wear, whether it’s shearling bomber jackets, celeb-favorite fringed hobo Ghianda bags, crinkled linen dresses, or racy laced knee-high boots. Personally, I like to attribute it to the stylish Chinese women he’s surrounded by – his mother, cousin Lily Kwang, and grandmother, who hails from Shanghai like mine. In addition to being superbly talented, Joseph is the most well-mannered boy. He’s a Chinese mama’s dream!
Calling all Game of Thrones fans. Also, spoiler alert! With the premiere of the show’s sure-to-be-epic sixth season, we learned quite a bit about the divisive Melisandre…