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Tue 12.04

The Fate of the Winged Tote: From Trendy to Timeless

Arguably the most influential shape of this decade, it should come as no surprise that the winged tote has produced endless iterations. Contrary to popular belief, it was catalyzed by the YSL Downtown under Stefano Pilati’s tenure, not the Céine Luggage and Trapeze bags from Phoebe Philo – those came years later. Now that Alaïa has […]

Sun 11.25

Five Essentials: eBay Edition

We are so excited to partner with eBay, my late-night addiction and secret spot for snobby scores. Even more fun than buy-it-now shopping is surfing the auctions! It’s such a thrill to witness the last few minutes of an auction in real time. I have a system: I place an early bid on an item, […]

Thu 11.01

Alessandra Ambrosio: “Trapeze” Artist

I should have bought this bag when I saw it at Barneys in NYC last week! I’m still obsessing, and when I’ve slept on something for a week and still wake up wanting it, it’s a sure sign that I have to have it. I’m struggling because my experience with the Céline Trapeze bag has […]

Tue 10.02

Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week Roundup: Part Two

  It’s only fitting that Fashion Week closes in Paris. It’s where everything, every runway and every new trend culminates in a delicate, deliberate mash-up. There’s no obvious rhyme or reason, and that’s one of the reasons we can’t get enough: I love a gutsy, bright multi-exotic shoulder bag as much as I love a […]

Tue 09.04

The Five Essentials Featuring Jane Keltner de Valle:

Jane Keltner de Valle and I only recently met (at my dear friend Bryan Boy‘s ANTM premiere in NYC last month!) but we have known of each other for years (thanks to social media, everyone knows everyone in fashion). Her fresh-faced beauty struck me immediately. Add her enviable height to the elegant equation, and the born-and-bred-New […]

Tue 08.14

Eva Longoria Carries Céline: Easy Landing

Breezing into LAX on August 10th, Eva Longoria nailed uncannily fresh travel dressing. With a cream-and-tan palette of her favorite Henry & Belle jeans, in their signature straight cut, Stylestalker Macaroon sweater, Christian Louboutin sandals, and enameled Hermès Clic-Clac H bracelet, Céline’s two-tone Cabas tote makes for an ideal second carryon. Topped with an incognito fedora and shades, this puts most other airport ensembles […]

Mon 07.09

Resort 2013 Collections: Sleek is the Word

Resort ’13 is anything but predictable. From sleek and chic to kaleidoscope-induced patterns, you can take it from one extreme to the next with a quick switch of clutch. What’s your poison? Givenchy indulges in another round of wild prints, this time with gypsy-luxe scarf patterns and wildly ornate embellishments taking over. Transfixing, yes, and […]

Wed 06.27

Miranda Kerr Carries Céline: An Unstoppable Pair

The shorter the shorts, the bigger the tote. Or sobagmething like that. Out for a stroll with hubby, Orlando Bloom, in NYC on June 25th, the Aussie model showed a keen way with proportion play. Tie-dyed Isabel Marant shorts plus a sheer, long-sleeved tee plus floral pumps plus one very desirable black Céline Cabas Phantom […]

Thu 06.14

Best of European Resort 2013 Collections: Euro Trip

The European Resort collections: I could liken them to a surprise dessert, brought out on the house at a five-star restaurant. A little unexpected and thoroughly delectable (even though, after numerous courses of seasonal collections, you know you probably don’t need more treats!). This year, I’ve narrowed it down the crème de la crème. Here’s […]