I’m definitely a Louis Vuitton girl and I always will be. Just last week I was at the Neiman Marcus here in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Galleria Mall. I was looking at the Prada “Parabole”, which I’m absolutely in love with, and the Sales Associate was telling me all about the bag. I remember, I kept saying to him “But I’m a Louis girl, it’s hard to cheat”. He then told me Chanel girls like Celine. Louis Vuitton girls like Prada. Michael Kors girls like Kate Spade. Not sue how much I believe in that because I like anything that’s cute. If it fits my style I’ll most likely love it regardless of the brand!
I didn’t end up ordering the Prada “Parabole” because I purchased a bag last month! The Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 30 “Bandouliere” and I’ve used it almost everyday since I’ve had it. I’ve always wanted a Damier Speedy 30 and when I realized about two months later that the bag had came out with the strap making it now the “Bandouliere” and I convinced myself that I has to have it!
My favorite color in the whole entire world is pink! I’m an extreme girly girl and if I had it my way my house would probably resemble Barbie’s Malibu Mansion. All pink, girly and fashionable! I’m sure if you are reading this at some point in your life you played with Barbie’s and remember how her whole entire world was engulfed in pink. That would be me if I could actually do it. I kid you not, I love pink! When it comes to fashion, I don’t wear too much pink but I do love pink accessories. Almost everything I own is black, white or pink. In December, I bought the pink Marc Jacobs clutch from the Target + Neiman Marcus collection and I absolutely adore it! I use it as a makeup bag and it still looks beautiful! However, when I saw the Lauren Merkin “Winne” Studded Clutch it made me want to trade in my Marc Jacobs bag for it!
Milly is still making an appearance on the handbag scene. At first, I was finding the sudden surge in Milly handbags unusual. After all, Milly has always been (in my mind) a clothing designer. With very cute designs, clothing to boot! Recently though, I have grown more accustomed to seeing Milly handbags popping up here and there. I like them too! And I’m liking the most recent handbag I have stumbled upon from this designer. Introducing the Milly Darby Geo Tote!
Side tote’s are so in right now thanks to Celine for pretty much starting the trend. I hate to admit this, but I’m not a fan of Celine handbags. It could be because I like to be different and it seems like the “It” bag to own right now so of course I want no part of it. Maybe when Celine handbags aren’t so popular anymore is when I will start to love them.
However, lots of designers are also getting in on the side tote trend and I’m actually loving the Michael Kors “Miranda” Grommet Studded Tote. I prefer it over any Celine bag! It’s fun, it’s edgy and looks really stylish.
I love how when you look inside this bag it looks so incredibly plain. If I saw a picture of just the inside of this bag I would never guess it was a designer bag. However, then you look at the outside of the bag and it’s this gorgeous, trendy looking bag! What’s good about the inside being so empty and plain is that you can fit whatever you want it in. No pockets or inserts to get in the way, just throw your stuff in and off you go! This is also the type of bag that can go with any outfit. Dress, jeans, skirts, casual, fancy it can literally go with any style of outfit! It’s a versatile bag and versatile bags always get an A+ from me especially if they’re gorgeous!
Your weekly roundup highlighting news from around the web!
Saint Laurent Paris moves in to SoHo. As of yesterday afternoon, Saint Laurent opened the doors to their new 4,000-square-foot boutique on Soho’s Greene Street. [nymag]
Designer von Holzhausen Carrera Bag Giveaway! psst, when your friends sign up, you get extra points! CraAzy huh? [facebook]
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is launching SJP, a line of shoes, bags and trenches coats. She’s doing it with a little help from George Malkemus, the CEO Manolo Blahnik. [fashionista]
Andrew Gn debuts Fall 2013 bag collection made w/semi-precious stones including amethyst, jade and turquoise. The collection will include four styles with a price range from $1,065 and $1,965. Will be sold at Bergdorf Goodman. [WWD]
Gucci coming to a counter near you! It is rumored that Gucci is developing a makeup line as part of its beauty licensing agreement with Proctor & Gamble to hit stores in 2014. [WWD]
When I think of mint, I typically think of Easter. After all, it is a pastel color and Easter just screams pastel. Spring is almost over though, so you would think pastel colors would be going out the door here pretty soon. Rebecca Minkoff, however, seems to have other ideas. Take a look at her official website and you will see that she is mad about mint! And since mint is such a delicious color, I can see it hanging around until somewhere around Labor Day. Sounds like a fun way to put a little twist on your summer style! All that is left to do now is check out the selection of minty styles Rebecca Minkoff has to offer. You will find my favorites listed below!
Rebecca Minkoff MAC Clutch. $295
The Morning After Clutch is one of my favorite old school Rebecca Minkoff styles. I love the dog leash clip detailing on the front, large stud feet on the bottom, and extra long chain strap. It is perfect for when you are on the go and it has plenty of room for your phone and other essentials.
I have a great surprise for you guys, a giveaway, sponsored by emerging handbag designer Vicki von Holzhausen! Fellow Blogger BrS profiled this amazing designer yesterday. After a successful career in advanced automotive design she switched gears and joined the handbag industry in Spring 2012.
Pictured above is the bag that you have a chance to win – The Carrera Shopper (retail $685)! What I love about the Carrera is the beautiful color, classic structure and ultra-functional design. It’s definitely one of my favorite day bags of the season. And lucky you, you have a chance to win this bag!
Metallic bags during the summer season? Heck yes! I think it’s about time we forget that age old notion categorizing metallic bags as only for the holiday season. Sure they do look fabulous with a little black dress, but just because the sun is out doesn’t mean they need to go into hiding. Personally I think a metallic evening clutch looks amazing year-round, but it has to be done right and with the right outfit. Which means, since we’re in the summer season right now, try pairing it with lighter shade, like a white dress or a fun flowy Diane von Furstenburg top.
A new designer has made their way into the world of handbags! Introducing Von Holzhausen! The handbag line was launched in Spring 2012 by mastermind Vicki von Holzhausen. Does her name sound familiar? It might not, but she is actually a famous designer from another realm. Fascinated with design since her childhood, von Holzhausen chose a career in advanced automotive design. She worked for Mercedes Benz, Audi, and General Motors and she is credited for the interior design of the Pontiac Solstice Convertible and the Saturn Sky Roadster. So if you own one of those, you are already familiar with her work!