We all want the real deal, but sometimes a stamped leather will give you the same thrill without the hefty cost. In my experience, croc is the look designers recreate best, but snake is up there too (it’s worth noting, though, that snake is often the least expensive exotic if you are wanting to break into authentic exotics at an affordable price point).
Still on the fence about mini bags that hold nothing and are perhaps better suited for fourth graders? Not to fret. We are headed without hesitation back to bigger bag territory, if Victoria Beckham has anything to do with it. But don’t think larger means more somber and serious.
Here we are again! Back in New York City and the energy is palpable, from the searing late-summer sun to the mad dash between Lincoln Center and Milk Studios (and everywhere in between). But it’s what’s going on inside that’s really stirring up our spirits…
We know Victoria Beckham for one thing, first and foremost. (No, it’s not for her RBF, of which I’m thoroughly simpatico. Nor is it for her hot husband. And of course it’s not for her spicy past.) It’s for her understatedly chic sensibility, which comes through in her own line as much as it does her personal style.
There is something immediately beguiling about this tote. Sure, it’s the multi-dimensional, tile-like texture. But it’s not that simple. It’s evident that Tomasini Paris has drawn inspiration from the architecture and style of the excess-loving ’80s.
I can’t handle this handle – it’s so fantastic! Reminiscent of retro satchels and briefcases, the Madras is a grown-up move for Miu Miu, and it’s a turn that is entirely welcomed. Especially as we look ahead to the fall season, which always calls for more polish and structure.
Summer freedom, and the carefree outings that come with it, is upon us. I just spent the last week traveling and no matter how light my bag is, at the end of walking for about 10 hours, my shoulders, along with everything else, start to ache like never before.
Say what men will about how beautiful their girlfriends are in sweats and no makeup (and don’t get me wrong – they are), but there’s just nothing quite like a cocktail dress to make me feel pretty and feminine. It’s about the ritual, really…