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 it came to 1980s fashion, bigger was always better. Head banger bands like White Snake and Skid Row fueled this trend with video after video of girls rocking huge hair and writhing on cars in nothing but skimpy bikinis and white stilettos. As a high schooler, I wasn’t allowed to have pumps (I couldn’t even wear my high-tops or jellies except on the weekends).
The LBD is a year-round staple, that much we know, but getting the summertime LBD just right isn’t always the most effortless feat.
When you’re rushing around NYC like Miranda Kerr, a mini bag is the only way to go. I love Louis Vuitton’s toned down Monceau BB (at Louis Vuitton for $1,720). Okay, bright pink patent isn’t exactly toned down – I’m talking monogram-wise. And remember, Loeffler Randall has a Frugal option!
As much as I love cobalt, it’s one of those colors that you only need a little of to make a statement. Anything more than that would cause serious shock and awe (and not the good kind). You pack a bigger punch with a jolt of electric color rather than a full-on current, so choose just one piece to layer with…
This style is a little confusing to me. The awkward mix of masculine and feminine seems incongruous, but I guess that’s the appeal. I would stick with ladylike pairings to add a sense of delicacy to these chunky heels. While they’re seen most often in the office, try to have fun with them when you’re […]
I love a candy-colored patent leather bag, especially when it’s been miniaturized! This is arm candy in the truest sense. The iconic horse bit closure reveals its designer without having to emblazon GUCCI on the front, making this perfect for the Snob who prefers not to flash labels. You want a bag to be chic […]