I’ve always held a weakness for straw handbags. Perhaps I’ll never get my money’s worth out of them, as a leather or canvas selection will most definitely make my first carrying pick. I’m really admiring what Carlos Falchi has brought to the bag racks this season with the Straw & Python Tote. It’s the daring and feisty collaboration of the straw textile with stunning python skin, creating one truly remarkable piece.
I’ve always had a weakness for animal prints. Although in recent months there has been a flood of “Leopard Print” bags to hit the market just in time for spring and summer for the yearly animal print tradition. But my question is, has it lost its wow factor? Or is it just one of those trends that will come back yearly, regardless.
Every designer under the sun has their own interpretation of the Leopard Print design. And what’s great about this is that there are so many different variations out there of the same idea, so its not exactly like you’re getting the same thing.
Let me near your thoughts.
Here are a couple new bags fresh off the designers rack for spring..
Kate Spade Devote Modern Lissy – $295
A plump little bucket-style tote in embossed leather and 14-karat gold accents.
Blair Waldorf, played by actress Leighton Meester, pictured above while on set of this season’s ninth episode of Gossip Girl.
(The “Witches of Bushwick” airs November 15)
While at the “Saints and Sinners” masquerade party at the Empire, Blair was dressed in a sexy lingerie-esque dress and carrying the gorgeous sunburst Waxy clutch in python by Carlos Falchi.
Gossip girl style alert! There’s a new Gossip Girl on the Upper East Side set; Julie Sharp played by Katie Cassidy. What’s she wearing? For last night’s season 4 premiere, Katie wore a light grey Alex & Eli Tuxedo Jacket and accessorized with Carlos Falchi’s gorgeous Rush Bag.
Listen up fellow Gilt Noir shoppers, there’s going to be an exclusive Carlos Falchi online sample sale, bright and early tomorrow morning over at Gilt!
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There are those that love python handbags and those who shy away for various reasons. I have recently become a part of the first group. The bold textures of the python skin provide a depth to the bag with little or no ornamentation required. While you can purchase python handbags in a plethora of colors, I am still a naturalist at heart.
I love the edgy styling of Carlos Falchi. He takes fabulous leathers and hand detailed features to make simple, but beautiful handbags that hint at his rock heritage. The Carlos Falchi Slouchy Python Hobo with the tie at the top has simplicity and beautiful details.
Dear BB + TBF’ers – it’s time for DAY 8 GIVEAWAY!
Win the Carlos Falchi Python Embossed Metallic Purse!!!
This cute little evening piece is dressed in a python embossed metallic microfiber, features a single shoulder strap with the signature scrunched flap. The mouth of this purse is kept secure with a hidden magnetic closure, when opened reveals a wild floral-like synthetic interior lining, with a single zip pocket. The measurements weigh in at 8″ length x 9″ height x 3.5″ width.
Emmy Rossum was just spotted, wheeling along her Louis Vuitton luggage and carrying her fabulous Carlos Falchi Ashley through LAX airport.
If you’re on the hunt for the Ashley, it doesn’t look like it’s available anywhere online yet. I checked all the online department stores like Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf, etc, and even the Carlos Falchi home site with zero luck. Fingers crossed it pops up soon.