Thu 12.20

Top 5 Winter White Bags: Let It Snow

There’s not much snow this year, so I guess we have to make our own! I always worry about keeping white bags clean, but if you’re careful, they’re a great change of pace from the usual. Pick one up for a graphic black and white look, or go completely festive with some red or green […]

Fri 08.31

Top 5 Sumptuous Stripes: Sporty-Meets-Posh Spice

Who are you calling athletic? Designers have embraced the sporty club stripe – and given it a great, satisfying twist. Blending the racing stripe with sumptuous skins makes for the ultimate in casual-luxe appeal. While Victoria Beckham brings her trademark posh appeal with paneled snakeskin, others contrast with suede and hardware. But my favorite has […]

Mon 08.06

Rochas Ostrich 24 Hours Clutch

At Barneys New York for $2,215.

Mon 07.30

Rochas 24 Hours Clutch: All Day, Every Day

A clutch like this makes you wonder why it’s never been done before – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a clutch exactly like it. Rochas has come up with a totally brilliant flap design, executed in their archetypal grainy, golden leather. Two snap-closure pockets flaps arranged to break things up and create some interesting […]

Fri 06.29

Rochas Two-Tone Textured-Leather Tote: Open for Business…And Pleasure

Rules change according to the seasons. For the summer, I truly appreciate the gracious ease of a big, wide, open tote (while when the temperature drops, I demand some closure). I think I have just met my match, just in time for July and the high days of sunshine. This gold-and-black combo is a Rochas […]

Tue 06.05

Top On-Sale Whites: The Creams of the Crop

We could all use a clean slate this time of year. And I say there’s no better way to symbolize a fresh start than with a great white bag. Especially one that’s not only snobby but on sale for a slightly less-than-snobby price. Good things come to those who wait for spring sale season! 1. […]

Mon 05.07

Balenciaga Padlock All-Day Ottoman Shoulder Bag: Eight Days a Week

This retooling of the Padlock shoulder bag is really doing it for me. It’s like the architecture has been stripped down and rebuilt to satisfy modern eyes. And that woven panel is a brilliant design touch – a visual escape from the super-structured, boxy shape. That’s not to say structured is bad; I’m so glad […]

Fri 04.27

SJP Carries VBH: Just Dessert

  Sarah Jessica Parker got a jump on the monochrome trend Wednesday night, wearing head-to-toe neutral-cream for the opening of her hubby’s Broadway show, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Her Jil Sander coat and Rochas slipdress would have very well engulfed her petite frame (there is such a thing as too much of one color!) if it weren’t for […]

Thu 04.12

Rochas Leather Lock Tote: The Reel Thing

Rochas Creative Director, Marco Zanini, wanted to take his fans on a “journey through a vortex of cinema” this spring. He was daydreaming about the elegant drama of Hitchcock suspense flicks, the kookiness of Tim Burton fantasies, and the colorful quirkiness of John Waters visions. I would be skeptical to think a single bag could […]