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When most bagistas think of skulls, they probably think of Alexander McQueen. While this designer is very well known for its skulls (particularly the skull clutches), there is another designer I still think of whenever skulls are mentioned. Does anyone remember Thomas Wylde? Whatever happened to that designer? It seems like they just fell off the face of the planet. I checked their website and there are new collections. So why am I not seeing them around anymore? Oh well, I suppose it doesn’t matter. The only reason I bring it up is because the bag you see here reminded me of Thomas Wylde (rather than Alexander McQueen). Meet the Frye Skull Studded Tote!
I don’t know a whole lot about Anndra Neen. However, what I do know is that this designer makes some very unique statement jewelry. Founders Phoebe and Annette Stephens take their inspiration from Egyptian motifs and Bauhaus graphics. Plus each piece is handcrafted by artisans in Mexico City using metal alloys such as alpaca silver. Beautiful! Never in my wildest dreams though did I think I would see a handbag from this designer. Did I miss something somewhere? When did Anndra Neen start making them? Oh well, it is a lovely surprise nonetheless and this particular piece has really caught my eye. Introducing the Anndra Neen Mirrored Gold Streak Alpaca Metal Box Clutch!
Nudes are everywhere right now! On your feet (shoes), on your nails (polish), and even on the beach (shame on you, I was talking about nude swimsuits)! But I suppose it should come as no surprise. After all, nudes are definitely a warm season trend. So why not nude handbags as well? They have been popping up left and right lately! I really love this look. Nudes are so simple and chic, plus they go with just about anything! You have to be careful though. There are definitely dos and don’ts with this trend. For example: Do go for rich textures, but don’t pair nudes with perforations (too Band-Aid-ish). Stick with geometric or animal-inspired textures instead.
Alright! Are you ready to give this trend a try now? To get you started, I have a few suggestions below. Check them out! There is something for everyone and for every budget!
Lauren Merkin Molly Suede Croco Clutch. $325
You can’t go wrong with a classic envelope clutch! This style looks absolutely fabulous in nude! I also love the suede and the croco-embossed texture. It is really simple, yet it looks so very rich at the same time.
I have been seeing a lot of Liebeskind handbags floating around lately. Until now, it was always just a passing glance. So what changed? My eyes landed on this adorable little cross body bag and I thought it was worth checking out. Introducing the Liebeskind Tibby Crossbody Bag!
First things first though… who is Liebeskind? After doing some investigating, I learned that this is a German designer. The company began in Berlin in 2004 and the name “Liebeskind” literally means “child of love”. Well, I suppose that is a fitting name.
These handbags are definitely the product of love. Just take a look at the Tibby Cross Body Bag, I think you will see what I mean! The leather is soft and supple, almost weathered in appearance. It is as if someone has already loved this piece and broken it in for you. The front also features a large block of pyramid studs, which I absolutely adore. I am such a sucker for studs! This sweet little bag would bring some functionality to your chic urban vibe.
It is perfect for those days when you don’t need to carry much with you. Perhaps when you’re strolling around town or doing a little shopping!
My husband and I went out to eat at the local rib place last week. Oddly enough, we go there together frequently. While we were there, I found myself staring at the old license plates decorating the walls. There were definitely some unusual personalized ones. I tried to picture the stories behind them. Obviously, the seemingly haphazard words meant something to someone at one time. And then I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be neat if you could take some old license plates and make something out of them? You can probably guess what that something would be too! Unfortunately, I don’t think I am crafty enough for that. However, I did find a piece that looks somewhat like my vision. Introducing the Kate Spade “OFFWEGO” Road Trip License Plate Clutch!
Wow, I have been talking about warmer weather a lot lately! Perhaps it is all the anticipation that has been building. Spring has to get here sometime, right? At this rate though, I think we are going to just go straight into summer. Oh well, if the warm weather won’t come to me… then perhaps I need to go to the warm weather. It is definitely the traveling season now, so I am sure I won’t be the only one looking for some sun and surf. However, before we all dash off to the airport, we need to make sure we have an appropriate carry-on. Recently, I came across the Balenciaga Classic Voyage Carry-On Suitcase and I think I am in love!
Nothing is more awesome than a great Balenciaga handbag. Except, perhaps, for a great Balenciaga suitcase!
What isn’t there to like about this suitcase? I especially love the color – Tangerine! It is sure to put a little spring in your step!
Like other classic Balenciaga pieces, this lovely suitcase features the iconic hardware that this designer is famous for. I love the oversized zipper pull tabs, whipstitch detail, and the cute little lock and key. For convenience, this suitcase also features an expandable handle and interior straps for keeping your clothing in place.
This suitcase is literally a dream come true. The ultimate travel accessory!
Who doesn’t love Hollywood glam? And for that matter, who doesn’t love movies? Nothing captures the imagination like the big screen! Well, it seems Charlotte Olympia couldn’t agree more with that statement. Her line has always been inspired by a bygone era of old Hollywood glamour. But her latest collection has taken this inspiration one step further. Hollywood glitz and glamour has suddenly taken on a more literal sense. Check out the Charlotte Olympia Box Office Pandora Perspex Clutch, for example. I think you will see what I mean!
This lovely clutch has the classic Pandora styling. There are two hinged halves that fasten together on top. Inside you will find the usual detachable zippered pouch. What makes this particular style so interesting is the design on the exterior. The clear perspex features a gold-tone metal adornment that resembles the outline of a film strip. I don’t think you can get anymore literal than that!
The look is certainly different and it would make a great conversation piece. I don’t think you necessarily need a Red Carpet-ready ensemble either. A simple little black dress would pair quite nicely with this piece. It would provide an excellent showcase, emphasizing and calling attention to the gold-tone film strip.
Founded in Germany in 2004, George Gina & Lucy is relatively new to the handbag world. I am not terribly familiar with the brand. In fact, my only encounters with the brand before now have been passing glances. However, after seeing the George Gina & Lucy Ni’Ihau Yeak Shoulder Bag, I felt compelled to do a little investigating.
George Gina & Lucy is described as an “ever-evolving collection of moving, living works of funky art”. Their handbags are geared toward the fashion-forward and modern woman, while still maintaining a sense of uniqueness that adds an element of playfulness to the mix. And when I look at the George Gina & Lucy Ni’Ihau Yeak Bag, that is exactly what I see! This seasonal-looking handbag features a natural cotton canvas exterior. It is very earthy-looking indeed!
For a little bit of color, this handbag also features a minty green leather panel on the front. The leather is actually woven together in a beautiful basket weave. This light and airy style is perfect for summer! I also like the black and white stripe lining and divided interior, which makes this handbag cute AND functional. Pair it with a floaty sundress for a great casual look!
Rebecca Minkoff never seems to be able to shake my radar. It isn’t her fault though. After all, her designs are always gorgeous! Recently, I have been admiring the Skylar Mini Bag. Wait, let me reword that. I have admired the Skylar Mini Bag ever since its original debut. However, I have recently gained a new admiration for this style. That is because Rebecca Minkoff has put a new spin on it! Meet the Rebecca Minkoff Die Cut Skylar Mini Bag!