Balenciaga
Mon 12.09
Balenciaga Polished Leather Clutch Bag

Balenciaga Polished Leather Clutch Bag: Punk Meets Polish

Love, love, love! This bag proves Alexander Wang is capable of imbuing the near-immaculate house of Balenciaga (from Cristobal to Nicolas) with his distinct brand of street-style savvy – without abandoning their finely cultivated aesthetic.

Mon 11.18
Top 5 Coat Dresses

Top 5 Coat Dresses: Winter Formal

Some Snobs hate winter because it means covering up a season’s worth of glittering outfits, and while I understand the frustration, there is a way to stay chic in the snow – by making your coat a part of the look!

Thu 11.07
Louis Vuitton vs. Balenciaga

Louis Vuitton vs. Balenciaga: Ghesquière’s Next Chapter

From the enigmatic and avant-garde to the upbeat and ladylike (and oft monogram-laden): While both have storied histories, the house of Balenciaga could not be more different from mega-brand Louis Vuitton. Yet the wise choice of Nicolas Ghesquière to succeed Marc Jacobs was of no surprise to me.

Mon 10.21
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Top 5 Unexpected Brights for Fall: Big-Time Rush

Before we get too caught up with the Fall/Winter season’s tweeds, wools, knits, dark leathers, and heavy textures, let’s take a minute to appreciate the unconventional. There’s something to be said for the element of surprise (got to keep ‘em on their toes!), and nothing will catch onlookers off-guard like a bright, perky bag right about now.

Mon 09.30
Givenchy Large Antigona Deer-Printed Tote Bag

Givenchy Large Antigona Deer-Printed Tote Bag: The Disney Vault

Givenchy’s Fall 2013 collection is full of trippy floral prints, tricked-out moto jackets, and a whole lot of the world’s most famous cartoon deer. The Bambi-meets-surreal art motif didn’t just make it to Riccardo Tisci’s high-fashion sweatshirts.

Fri 09.27
Balenciaga Spring 2014 Collection

Balenciaga Spring 2014 Collection: Slow Hand

The moment I landed in Paris yesterday, I turned my phone on and looked up the latest Balenciaga runway images. The suspense was killing me. For Alexander Wang to successfully and seamlessly fuse his athletic aesthetic with Balenciaga’s classical silhouettes is no easy feat.

Fri 09.13
Going Back in Time

Going Back in Time: Iconic Bags of the ‘00s

It was hard to choose the best bags from the ‘00s. Not because there were too few, but because there were so many! Once the term “it bag” was coined in the ‘90s, it was off to the races. There were Mulberrys (the Bayswater and the Alexa), Chloé’s Paraty, Alexander McQueen’s Novak, Prada’s bowling bag, Anya Hindmarch’s “I Am Not a Plastic Bag”…you get the gist.

Tue 09.10
Balenciaga Padlock Envelope Clutch

Balenciaga Padlock Envelope Clutch: Compact Crusader

I’ve been all about the envelope clutch lately. Credit Fashion Week! In all the hustle and bustle of the crowds rushing from show to show, sleek and chic is best. Varying textures on this Balenciaga (smooth and lizard textured leather surround the center canvas panel) give it depth and serious sophistication, but ultimately, it’s very versatile.

Tue 08.27
Marc by Marc Jacobs Know When To Fold Em

Marc by Marc Jacobs Know When To Fold Em: And When to Keep Em

There is something about a stark, graphic black and white bag that is so soothing to the eye. The clean, minimalist canvas allows you to make it your own. The modern touch is an instant update when you’re feeling your wardrobe is getting stale (a weekly occurrence for all of us, right??!!).