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Cate Blanchett x Tod’s Sella Bag

Cate Blanchett x Tod’s Sella Bag: Saddle Up

My love affair with Tod’s bags dates back to college. Why the lifelong obsession, you ask? I learned at a very young age that the beauty of a Tod’s bag is in its deceptive simplicity and that a girl needs that one chic bag she can take literally everywhere and wear with anything to be well-dressed.

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Tod’s for Ferrari Loafers: Earn Your Racing Stripes

My Tod’s driving moccasins are wardrobe essentials, but as comfy and classic as loafers are, they can start to look pretty boring after a while. Tod’s knows this, which is why they’re starting to do more and more collaborations with companies like Ferrari. While I’m not a big sports car fan (I drive an SUV, … Continue reading “Tod’s for Ferrari Loafers: Earn Your Racing Stripes”

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Top 5 Textured-Leather Bags: Snap, Crackle, and Pop

Texturized, crackled, and aged leather is all the rage. It’s true – you can actually pay extra for the distressing to make your new bag look well-worn, which is a look that I love. My friend once told me that in the ‘80s, her mother would stomp her new Birkins in the grass to make … Continue reading “Top 5 Textured-Leather Bags: Snap, Crackle, and Pop”

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Carl’s Crush Gift Guide: It’s a Man Snob’s World

The ultimate Man Snob Michael Carl (that’s Carl’s Crush to you) just posted his gift guide on Vanity Fair’s website today and not a moment too soon! Men are notoriously hard to shop for, so here are some of the fashion market director’s chicest suggestions. Donate your guy’s tired old nylon duffel bag and treat … Continue reading “Carl’s Crush Gift Guide: It’s a Man Snob’s World”

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Top 5 Flat Closed Toe Shoes: The Comfort is Secondary

Fashion can sometimes take a backseat in cold weather. Convenience becomes more of a luxury than style. In LA I love to slip on sandals, but even here it does get chilly and flip-flops make you look a little silly in the winter (even if the sun is shining!). It’s hard to find fun closed … Continue reading “Top 5 Flat Closed Toe Shoes: The Comfort is Secondary”

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Cate Blanchett Carries Tod’s: Her D-Styling is a D-Light

I probably don’t need to tell you the reason Cate’s geek-chic look (which she flaunted as she shopped in NYC before a performance of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya on July 23rd) worked so flawlessly is her choice of bag. The Tod’s D-Styling Bauletto – in exotic electric purple, no less – is about as luxe as eye-popping carryalls … Continue reading “Cate Blanchett Carries Tod’s: Her D-Styling is a D-Light”

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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 … Continue reading “Tod’s Passante Patta Media Bag: A Safe Bet”

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Tod’s Snakeskin D-Bag: D-Licious

It’s D-Day! Or is it Italian Day? Between Gucci and Tod’s, this snob is having a major “molto bene” moment. From their Spring 2012 collection, Tod’s candy-colored D-Bags are so sweet my tooth aches! But no cavities here – this is the kind of sugar I’m happy to overdose on. Many of my friends just … Continue reading “Tod’s Snakeskin D-Bag: D-Licious”

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Julianne Moore Carries Tod’s Signature Clutch: It Takes Two

Sharing the fashionable wealth with one another, it looks like Tod’s and Julianne Moore make an impeccably stylish team. While Tod’s celebrated the release of her third children’s book Freckle Face Strawberry Best Friends Forever at their flagship boutique on Madison Avenue on Decemeber 6th, Julianne kept her Tod’s bag close to her heart. Or perhaps I … Continue reading “Julianne Moore Carries Tod’s Signature Clutch: It Takes Two”

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