Fall 2013 is the season for big game. Whether it’s leopard, tiger, or zebra, you have to get in on the animalia action. Obviously, my adventure into the wild begins with bags. Kelly loves Givenchy’s cow-printed Antigona, but I’m all about the leopard ($3,440). For cow, I would have to go with Tom Ford’s Jennifer ($4,350) – the addition of solid color relaxes the print.
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…
Bursting with a vast palette of colors, skins, and motifs, Nancy Gonzalez’s latest Resort collection puts most others to shame. But what makes most excited is the prospect of hopping on her mini-bag train, a la the Cristina and two new bag shapes. Beautiful as they are, never forget that when it comes to Nancy, function and form unite.
Kerry Washington looked cool as a cucumber as she posed on the red carpet for the Sundance Institute Benefit Honoring Roger Ebert and Ryan Coogler in Los Angeles. Kerry wore Christian Louboutin Batignolles pumps and a dress by Giambattista Valli. Her sleek crocodile clutch by Nancy Gonzalez tied the whole look together with its metallic … Continue reading Kerry Washington: Cool as a Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile
Nancy Gonzalez has generously donated her iconic Cristina bag in metallic crocodile (in the large version which has a $4,510 value) to a live auction for Many Hopes. The Cristina was created after Nancy’s daughter, Cristina, requested a bag that would suit the life of a mom/businesswoman. Done! With endless ways to carry it and even … Continue reading Nancy Gonzalez Cristina Bag: High Hopes
Never expect to see obvious bells and whistles or unnecessary adornment from Nancy Gonzalez, aka the Queen of Croc. By now, you ought to know what you should expect from her, each and every time: a most innovative use of the most decadent skins out there. Nancy abhors hardware, so she doesn’t even go near … Continue reading Nancy Gonzalez Zebra-Stripe A-Frame Crocodile Tote Bag: Wildest Dreams
I’m already shopping for fall, and since ponyhair is always high on the autumnal agenda, I fell fast and hard for this sumptuous top handle. The bag is a Nancy Gonzalez, so crocodile is of course involved – just on the sidelines this time. While leopard print with croc side panels is an ambitious combo, … Continue reading Nancy Gonzalez Ponyskin and Crocodile Bag: Animal Attraction
When you’re one the move, there’s nothing better to carry than an open bucket tote. I bring them out for serious shopping trips to avoid wasting store bags. It’s eco-friendly and chic – just imagine the envy you’ll inspire with a bright bouquet of flowers or a freshly baked baguette sticking above the bag’s edges. … Continue reading Best Open Bucket Tote Bags: Weekend Warriors