Heading to a big party this Fall? Then you may have seen all the party dresses out there that sparkle like disco balls while on your quest for the perfect outfit. It’s no surprise though. This trend has been taking hold since sometime last Spring and it seems to be gaining momentum. But what if you like the idea of having something glitzy… just not the idea of lighting up the entire room with your derriere? Try a sparkly handbag instead! I really like this one from Halston Heritage called the Cleo Small Sac Bag. It would make the perfect Fall 2010 party bag!
New pieces from Halston’s diffusion line have hit the virtual shelves at Net-A-Porter for Fall 2010! I simply love Halston Heritage! It is through this line that the company has been reinventing some of their archive pieces and then marketing them at a price point any of us bagistas can afford. And whether it is clothing or handbags, no other designer screams glamor like Halston does! I’m just glad that looking glamorous doesn’t mean you have to break the bank anymore. So which Halston Heritage bag am I currently lusting after? This lovely Alice Clutch you see pictured here, of course!
It is sometimes hard to believe that Halston‘s ticket to fame came when the company’s founder, Roy Halston Frowick, designed the pillbox hat Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband’s 1961 presidential inauguration. The company today, with London-based designer Marios Schwab currently holding the creative reins, is most famous for its sensual dresses and simple, yet chic handbag designs. Many fashionistas find themselves longing for the effortless glamor that only Halston can deliver. Unfortunately, most Halston pieces lie far beyond the reach of an average gal’s budget.
When I have written about Halston bags in the past, they have typically consisted of soft and unstructured styles. They were simple and almost completely void of decoration. They are in every way, an echo of what Halston is more famously known for — simple drape dresses. So when I came across the Halston Allen Medium Satchel, I found myself a bit confused. Yes, the bag is soft and unstructured. But this bag has what many other Halston bags do not — studs.
The Halston Allen Medium Satchel is more of a hobo than a satchel. The sides of the bag are made of pebbled leather, while the front and back are composed of super soft suede. Small, flat studs create a pattern that sort of reminds me of a starry night sky. However, it’s hard to tell exactly what look they were going for with this bag. Personally, I don’t hate this bag. But the pebbled leather/suede combo seems to be really throwing me off here. If I had it my way, this bag would be entirely suede. I do like the studs, however. I think they are pretty darn cute! How does everyone else feel about this bag?
The Halston Allen Medium Satchel is available in Black and it measures 14″ x 9″ x 9″. It retails for $2,195. Find it at NET-A-PORTER.COM, where you can also find the Halston Scarf Mini Dress and YSL Tribute Platform Sandals pictured on the model above.
The Chat: Halston Allen!
When I think of Halston, I typically think of simple shapes and solid colors — especially when it comes to dresses by this designer. The name Halston is synonymous with glamorous. Halston was the father of American fashion and was literally a household name during the 1970s. And even though the man behind the label died nearly two decades ago, his legacy is still going strong.
Halston handbags are rarely mentioned over at TBF, but I feel like this designer is worth a second look. Take, for example, the Halston Maxine Medium Clutch. It is simple in shape and design, but oh so elegant at the same time. Now I’m not normally a fan of zebra stripes, but for some reason they just look awesome on this bag. I also love all the little details, like the pony hair and chain strap, that give this clutch a real luxurious feel. This clutch would look awesome paired with a simple black dress! The only downside is the price. The Halston Maxine Medium Clutch retails for just under $2,000 (same as the Halston dress the model is wearing). It measures 13″ x 14″. Find it at *NET-A-PORTER.COM*!
The Chat: Halston Maxine
October 8, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: bRs
Halston Zai Messenger Bag
The sling messenger bag has been very popular with the younger girls recently. Well, at least where I live they have been. I hadn’t paid much attention to them since they were not a style that would interest me. Especially since they tend to be inexpensive and constructed of fabric. Well I was browsing around on the Net-A-Porter website today and I stumbled across this bag. Meet the Halston Zai Messenger Bag. The bag is made of brown suede and it looks as though a good deal of care is put into the bag’s construction. When I first saw this bag, I was thinking it would compliment a Boho-Chic look nicely. But then I saw the price tag and I was floored! This is a bag that resembles a potato sack and yet it retails for nearly $2,500. I’m sorry, but even if I was into the whole Boho-Chic thing, I wouldn’t dream of spending that amount of money on such an overly simple bag. Certainly one could find a similar bag for much less money. And then they wouldn’t feel so bad when this trend is laid to rest.
The Halston Zai Messenger Bag is unstructured and oversized. It measures 11″ x 13″ x 12″ and has a 15″ strap drop. Inside you’ll find a matching suede pouch, perfect from keeping your little things from getting lost in the abyss. It retails for $2,495 (yikes!).
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