July 26, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: BrS
Rebecca Minkoff Rendezvous Patent Clutch
Rebecca Minkoff — a name that has been circulating around the Bag Forum a lot lately. In fact, for many TBF members, a Rebecca Minkoff bag is truly one worth coveting! So why is there so much love for Rebecca Minkoff handbags? Is it the gorgeous colors? Or the super soft leather? Or is it the amazingly comfortable, yet chic, style that can be found in each of these handbags? If I were to ask my fellow TBF’ers, I’m sure they would say it is all of these things (and much, much more)!
Now everyone is familiar with the Morning After Bag (the bag that Minkoff designed for actress Jenna Elfman). This bag, along with many of her other styles, are known for being big and roomy. So when I saw this Rendezvous Clutch, I was a little bit surprised. Not because Rebecca Minkoff hasn’t made small bags before, because she has. But because she somehow made this clutch the size of, what I would consider, a normal handbag. I realize that magazine clutches were hot for awhile, and maybe they still are. But when I look at this bag, I find myself wanting to stick a shoulder strap on it. Perhaps its the fact that it has metal feet and a zippered closure (as opposed to a fold-over style). Aside from this little set back though, I do find the purple patent leather to be quite delightful. But then again, who doesn’t like purple patent? Yummy!
The Rebecca Minkoff Rendezvous Patent Clutch measures 14″ x 11″ x 3″ and it retails for $375. The interior features two multifunction pockets and the closure comes complete with an actual lock and key. Available in various colors, but you can find it in Purple over at shopbop.com.
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July 24, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Jennifer
Fashion News: Weekly Round Up!
Time for our weekly fashion news round up.
Great reads on all the latest fashion news from other top highly rated sites.
55 Secret Street attends the hottest (and we do mean hottest) party for lovely and innovative fashion designer Isabel Toledo at her gorgeous Manhattan loft.
A Few Goody GumDrops is excited for you to view the “Dresses Collection” from renowned artist Laura Bean.
Shoe Steals are back at Stiletto Jungle: 10 pair under $30!
Is Michelle Williams dating Spike Jonze? Allie is Wired has the scoop.
Bag Snob must have for Fall 2008: Bottega Veneta Noce!
BagBliss is currently craving the re-introduced Fendi Vintage Olsen Twin Tote
Beauty Snob: Be chic and shimmer in Bobbi Brown this Fall!
Cheap JAP discusses which Pre-Fall Trends aren’t worth your time or your dime.
Coquette and Heidi Klum love the Converse All Star Slip On Sneakers.
Debutante Clothing gives a young Rockabilly teacher styling advice for work
With these ruby slippers, you’re definitely not in Kansas anymore notes Fashiontribes.
KRISTOPHER is hating FitFlops’ gladiator sandals.
Papierblog looks at what’s really going to be in Nordstrom stores this Fall
Quinta Trends teachs how to find a perfect style with Latin-Americans emerging designers.
Second City Style feels some celebrity fashion offenders make amends while others don’t.
The StyleBakery.com editors share their no-fail go-to signature looks of the season and want you to share yours for a chance to win a chic shopping spree!
Stylehive brings your smokin’ swimwear to wear on your sexy beach getaway.
Stylenotes staffers bravely tested over a dozen self tanners for the face and body. Find out the pros and cons for each of our self tanner selections.
SugarShock Beauty is taking a beauty world tour and using Chidoriya’s Rice Bran Wash.
Sxy Fashion Queen reveals one of Eva Longoria greatest loves.
The Beauty Stop explains how to deal with acne in your thirties.
The Fashionable Housewife doesn’t want you to forget to bring Fashionable Swimsuits On Your Summer Vacation!
Purple is huge for fall, and The Shoe Goddess has found an amazing pair of purple Dior pumps for you!
Time for another fabulous giveaway brought to you by the bag forum. What’s up for grabs this month?? Why it’s the gorgeous Foley + Corinna City Tote (a $485 value) in stunning slate blue.
To enter in on this sweet giveaway all you have to do is enter your info here.
It folds to be carried on the shoulder most days, or can be carried handheld style as a tote when you are carrying your portfolio or just need a little more room. For easy access to your essentials, the bag has zipper pockets on both sides of the exterior, so you won’t have to dig through the whole bag to find that ringing cell phone. In super soft leather, we guarantee that you’ll find yourself reaching for this one time and time again. Best of all, it’s seasonless, so you won’t have to take this one out of rotation. Measures 20″ w at bottom, 17″w at top x 21″high when extended, about 12″h when folded x 1″d (expandable). Handle drop is 10″ or more, or about 15″ with slouch.
July 24, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Alicia
Prada Violet Stripes Lambskin Bag
For this upcoming fall, purple hued bags are definitely going to be a hot trend. I’ve already seen so many different shades and textures of the color, ranging from glossy, crinkled deep purple to buttery, smooth vibrant purple leather. And here we have the Prada Violet Stripes lambskin bag, which is a gorgeous tone. I like this purse because it’s simple, but really stands out from the violet and textured leather with stripes. Also, I love the golden Prada logo because I think it’s a nice little accent to the purple.
This beauty is made of supple lambskin, which means it’s extra soft. Though at the same time, it’s also extra delicate and can scratch easily. But really, who doesn’t like soft buttery leather? Anyways, it has a magnetic snap closure at the top, which adds a little secuirty. Though I’d personally prefer a zippered closure. It measures 16″ x 13″ x 5.5″, which is a great everyday size to fit what you need to carry. Overall, I’m really loving the style of this Prada peice. Oh, and before I forget, I’ll add that this one is on sale for $1,640 or 20% off the original price over at Bluefly. So if you love this one, hurry on over to their site and catch it before it’s gone!
Round 3: Thomas Wylde Handbag + Clothing Sample Sale! (july 28!)
I wonder what the prices will be like. At the first HauteLook T.W. sale everything was like 70% off, then at their last sale the prices were only like a 50% savings.
Anyway, if you plan on watching, here’s what you need to know:
Monday July 28th @ 8:am PST
Current Chat: Thomas Wylde Handbag + Clothing Sample Sale!
July 24, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Deysa
Marc Jacobs Dr. Q Grace Bag
I believe that a great handbag should be comfortable, durable and if it carries a designer name, then that’s definitely a plus! I ran into one of these bags online today; meet the Dr. Q Grace Bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs. Something I just love about the Marc by Marc Jacobs line is the fact that its accessories are crafted from excellent and durable quality. They are also available in a wide variety of styles and affordable prices. With that said, you don’t need to spend $1,000+ to get a great bag for your money.
I recently learned that the Dr. Q Grace Bag is online exclusively on eLuxury (dot com). What do you gals think about this bag? As I look at it, I think its great. Comfortable shoulder straps, a silver metal logo plate, and a sheen grained leather body are all great features found on the Grace. You will have to dig a bit into your pockets since this piece does hold a $428 price tag, but for this bag, you’re sure to get your moneys worth. Black and Tan are the two hues the Grace can be found in, and you can find either one of these lovelies, here: eLUXURY
Guess who’s coming back to HauteLook??? DecadesTwo!!
(These are the sales that I wait for…)
Here’s some info:
Mark your calendars and set those alarm clocks – on Friday the 25th the DecadesTwo Sale Event at HauteLook kicks off. What’s to expect? Unbelievable vintage pieces on sale! And the best part is you don’t have to go anywhere – no traveling to LA or New York. Just log on to hautelook.
Starts July 25 at 8:am PST / 11:am EST — THAT’S TOMORROW!!
Current Chat: DecadesTwo + HauteLook Designer Sale Event