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??!!).

Fri 04.26

Granny Nurse Shoes: Too Ugly for Comfort

While I’m excited for the shorter stacked heel movement, these hideous creations seriously need to be outlawed. Comfort plus style is the right equation, but comfort minus style just doesn’t factor out. If you’re looking for granny shoes (and you should really only be doing this if you are, in fact, a granny), then check […]

Tue 04.09

Balenciaga vs. BFocus: Toga Party

Balenciaga’s black wool-silk toga dress ($2,076) has me feeling like a Grecian deity. The gold-fringed trim is a subtle nod to the ancient inspiration without leading you into cheesy frat party territory. Wear it with heels for a sophisticated look or with flats to amp up its cute frilliness. Browns’ own line, BFocus ($96), offers […]

Wed 04.03

Balenciaga 1968 Canvas and Leather Bag: Full Circle

What goes around comes around: Balenciaga’s iconic reissue comes just in time for the new season. Cristobal designed this mod-perfect tote in 1968, a part of his final collection for his namesake house, after five decades at its helm. It came as no surprise the designer, who made only a few bags in that lengthy […]

Tue 04.02

Balenciaga Vanity Grained Leather Bag: A Novel Idea

When you’re about to hit the town, but your classic clutches and elegant minaudieres are putting you to sleep, you need an appealing alternative. Enter the Vanity bag. Offbeat and eye-catching, Balenciaga’s mini is hip enough to turn even your primmest cocktail upside down and petite enough to look appropriate. Sure, it’s a totally novelty […]

Tue 04.02

Bright Leather Jackets: Pink Ladies

Pink jackets should have been huge in the ‘80s. It’s never too late to start the trend, though! Black will always be cool, but you don’t want to get stuck in a rut. So this spring, take the biker staple and give it a fresh coat of paint – pink paint! Balenciaga’s coral number (on […]