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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 […]

Sat 03.31

Tod’s Passante Patta Media Bag: A Safe Bet

Not all comment-worthy bags are embellished stunners or eye-catching showstoppers. Sometimes a classic girl needs an everyday bag – and here it is. This shoulder-to-top-handle bag is what you would expect from Tod’s these days: a nice basic, even if it’s not breaking any boundaries. Over recent seasons, my love for Tod’s has waned, mainly […]

Wed 03.28

Top 5 Mirrored Bags: A Moment to Reflect

Just last week, I got hypnotized by shoes glossed with shots of mirror shine. Now it appears I’m obsessed with the looking glass! Currently, I’m captivated by bags with loads of sheen to spare. Think liquid-like shine out of the future, not your typical metallics; these beaming bags emanate a candescent light. Here, the current […]

Fri 02.24

WebSnob February 24th, 2012

It’s time to shine! You can do that with ShoeSnob‘s Top 5 High-Shine Stunners! This Means War costume designer Sophie de Rakoff pens “A Letter to Barneys From a Costume Designer Stuck in Canada” on Stiletto Jungle. Allie is Wired has the video of Jennifer Aniston’s adorable boyfriend Justin Theroux breakdancing on Ellen. As we […]

Thu 02.23

Rochas Ponyhair Karina Tote: Daily Decadence

I can very safely say animal print is not going anywhere. For Fall 2012, we saw animal treatments all over, on everything from metallic trousers to a parade of ocelot bags. The good times are definitely back and we are going to relish in the decadence, guilt-free. But Rochas’ Karina tote isn’t actual pony-hair – […]

Tue 01.31

Framed! Get Caught Red Handed in Top Handle Frame Bags

A well-crafted frame-top bag will never lose its appeal. Classic, ladylike, and enduring for the ages, these frame bags are gorgeous in a minimalist way. My current faves run the gamut of price, but each is perfection in its own right – and I can’t decide between them. Rochas’ crinkly leather is in the shade […]

Thu 01.26

Givenchy Antigona Tote: The Dealbreaker

I have just ONE request for my orange crush. Lately, I’ve found myself using these kinds of big, simple totes again; they’re great for just throwing things in. But can someone find a way to insert a pocket? I’m not asking for a filing cabinet here. I just want one singular pocket. That can’t be […]