Bags are the only accessories that can truly multitask (other than shoes, which make for pretty handy bug exterminators when the occasion arises). The oversize pouch is the “it” clutch if there was ever such a thing, which is exciting because that allows you to justify investing in a luxe laptop case (finally!).
Freezing rain and slush-filled sidewalks aside, Marc Jacobs’ Fall unveiling (the first without a second gig on his agenda in 14 years) was the best show of the week for me. Billowing clouds reaching down from the ceiling instantly set a mood of freewheeling lightheartedness. And why not? After well over a decade at Louis Vuitton, the man is free.
What better way to start the week than with some sale shopping? NET-A-PORTER’s markdowns went international just in time for the holidays. Consider it an early gift! The bag selection is heavy on neutrals, which makes rationalizing these well-priced purchases even easier.
I woke up bright and early to shop the sales but could not decide if I should indulge on winter stuff now or splurge on spring in a few months. But you know what they say, a bird in the hand is….
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.
There are days when it’s all about the bag. You take out your wardrobe’s best and enjoy putting forth the energy to baby it with precious treatment. And then there are those days when life gets in the way and you’re too busy to worry about taking care of an investment piece while you go about your business.
The biggest buzz at Paris Fashion Week: the rumor that Marc Jacobs is set to depart Louis Vuitton after 16 years at their helm. While confirmed immediately after the show, all the attendees, myself included, hoped the rumor wasn’t true. Not that the show itself didn’t send the message.