Our Romygold clutch giveaway sponsored by one of our favorite online boutiques StefaniBags recently came to an end, and the winner has been crowned.
Congratulations to Liz Davidson!
We have yet to approach the best holiday festives of this year and designers worldwide are already pouring out their grand developments for their Resort 2012 collections. At this time of year, a typical bagista is jotting down winter favorites onto a Christmas wish list. But Resort pieces are begging to be considered over the classic black or fur handbag, simply check out the Solar Hobo by Jimmy Choo.
When the heck did this happen? I totally must have missed something here. We all know Helmut Lang, right? That lovely fashion label that was relaunched by Michael and Nicole Colovos a few years back? You know, the one with the neutral tones and edgy, yet minimalistic designs. Yes, that one! Well, apparently the company doesn’t just have a clothing line anymore. Somewhere along the line, a handbag collection was added. Hmm, wonder how I missed that one. But hey, this is certainly not a bad thing. Just check out this Helmut Lang Primal Two-Tone Leather Satchel! If this bag is any indication of what is to come, then I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of Helmut Lang in the world of handbags!
‘Tis the season for some of the hottest trends and appliqué to hit the handbag and accessories world. Whether you’re a fan of the furs, sequins, the extra glitz and glamour or in this case, the fluffs; we’re equally welcoming all seasonal items and pointing out the most interesting ones.
One of my favorite designers at the moment is Tory Burch. I know I’ve mentioned that before, but I thought I would refresh your mind. I have a crazy obsession with clutches and I’ve always loved the envelope style clutch. It doesn’t seem practical and I’m not sure what can actually fit in them but I love them.
Fendi has been producing some beautiful bags lately and the new Duffle Satchel is a striking bag that stands out from the crowd of satchels. More fashion forward designs are available and Fendi has even embraced the color block trend in a more subtle way that isn’t quite as trendy as the bold colors we have been seeing lately. There are several options of colors to choose from so that you can go from subtle to bold!
The Alexander McQueen brand is absolutely fabulous, anything the brand releases is usually brilliant. For the handbags, the brand usually releases the same bags over and over again just in different colors. I’m perfectly fine with that, because any and every Alexander McQueen is stunning.
The current “Soft” Clutch made me scream, which is odd because it’s in color! I normally only like black handbags but this bag is too beautiful too pass up! The light blue and cream color combination looks so amazing together. Then to top it off, the skull embellishment with Swarovski crystals goes so well with the colors of the handbags. This is honestly, one of the most beautiful handbags I’ve seen this year. Not so much for the style, but the color combination is irresistible.
The holiday season is fast approaching and it might be time to think about a festive handbag to brighten your look. Nothing screams holiday party time (and “disco fever”) like a handbag covered head to toe in sequins! The sequin “trend” — as some people might call it — is something that pops up around this time, year after year. It is a fun, bold look that might not tickle everyone’s fancy. But hey, it is the holiday season and there is nothing wrong with showing your holiday spirit! The only problem is that once the holiday season has passed, that sequin handbag might not look all that stylish anymore. So to keep things simple, I have selected some wallet-friendly choices that are easy on the eye as well (read: you won’t be blinding people with your style statement). And once the holiday season is over, you won’t feel too guilty about neglecting your sequined selection!
Big Buddha Studio Bag – $80
What I like about this style is that it is simple and understated. This provides the perfect counterbalance to all those glittery sequins. Plus the chain hardware adds a little edge to all that “fluff”. The detachable shoulder strap offers a bit of versatility too. Available in Blue (shown), Pink, Grey, or Black.
If you’ve seen much of Ralph Lauren’s collections lately, there is a strong bohemian and western influence in much of the line. Handbags have western tooling and hardware details. And while this is called a Bohemian Bag, and you could style it that way, it see it more as a magnificently beautiful casual bag that pairs beautifully with denim, and casual dresses. My personal style would definitely NOT be called bohemian and I would absolutely carry this bag almost everyday!