JJ Winters is known for one thing and one thing only. Fringe! Mountains and mountains of fringe! I’m talking down to your knees fringe! So you can probably imagine my surprise when I stumbled across a JJ Winters style that… (gasp)… doesn’t have an ounce of fringe. That’s right, not even a single strand. Meet the JJ Winters Suede Hobo!
Summer is just about to come to an end and a quick getaway was just what my household took, to celebrate its farewell. We ended our hot summer venture at one of the largest thrill and water parks in the nation. The sense of going highly fashioned to such a place is quickly disregarded, and instead all is focused on what handbag to wear. Hands down, you must take a hands-free bag!
I packed my Carlos Falchi snake-embossed cross body bag and the only annoyance I experienced was the fact that I had to carry multiple family members’ cell phones around. Cross body bags come with such diversity and in different price ranges, it only takes time to discover which suits your personality the best.
With that said, here are some of the latest: It’s no surprise that a Marc by Marc Jacobs piece makes our list with the Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Natasha. It’s a nice and clean style with an attractive U-shaped zip closure. Nylon with leather trim never fails to stay sturdy, but if you prefer an all-leather option the Vanity Cross Body by Rebecca Minkoff would suit you best. Not only does it feature all pebbled leather throughout, but is surrounded with tiny grommets at its trim, giving it a nice vintage touch.
I never use to like small bags but I have a current obsession with evening bags. I’m not even sure why since I hardly ever go out at night but they sure are stunning to look at. Something about evening bags just catch your eye. Perhaps because the designers put more detail in them or the fact that they look like small pieces of art. The ONE by JJ Winters “Evening Mini” Bag definitely caught my eye and for the price I love it to pieces.
It’s very small with not much width to it. To be honest, I’m not sure what you could possibly fit in this bag without it looking to bulky but it sure is fabulous. The most you could probably fit in it is some credit cards, cash and a cell phone. Anything else would probably stick out.
I just love Hilary Duff’s style, especially when it comes to her taste in handbags! Normally, I am able to identity her arm candy after just one glance. But the identity of this particular handbag eluded me for days. It looked so familiar, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then it dawned on me… Vanessa Hudgens has the exact same one. Of course! It’s the JJ Winters Hornback Studded Shoulder Bag!
When you think of J.J. Winters, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you answered fringe, then give yourself a pat on the back! Yep, nothing screams J.J. Winters like the word “fringe”. The designer is also well known for her use of suede, which always looks so lovely with fringe. But it looks like J.J. Winters has been experimenting a little bit. Here we have a bag that is composed of distressed, vintage-looking leather. Don’t worry though, the designer kept the fringe! Meet the J.J. Winters Fringle Bag!
In order to help make ends meet, my dad took on a second job as an auto mechanic at some point during my childhood. I was pretty young back then, but there is one memory that stands out in my mind for some reason. I remember sitting outside the shop where my dad worked and looking down at the puddles in the driveway. I could see my reflection, along with eerie-looking rainbows slowly moving and changing shape whenever the wind caused a ripple in the puddle. This memory is what popped into my mind when I saw the J.J. Winters Single Zip Bag in Iris #1. At first glance, this bag looks like the rainbows I saw in that oil-contaminated rain water. But wait… why then, is the color called “Iris #1″? It turns out that upon closer inspection, those blobs of color are actually supposed to be a pixelated floral pattern.
Vanessa Hudgens was spotted out in L.A., dressed in her signature bohemian style with one of her many versions of the JJ Winters Fringe bag on arm.
Pictured above she’s wearing a Free People blouse and skinny Nudie jeans and accessorized with a fringed JJ Winters bag and slouchy Zodiac boots.
It’s Miss Lindsay Lohan, the celeb who seems to never leave the spotlight or the tabloids. The media seems to take note and critic her every move, I on the other hand, am more concerned over her funky outfit of choice rather than the star herself. Take a look at Lindsay’s style for the day; do you think her look is utterly cool or simply horrid? I can’t seem to like her 80’s punk meets gladiator look, and her messy hair-do isn’t helping much at all. Although the tall lace up sandals and purple cheetah tank has got to go, I have a very different opinion towards her handbag for the day. Notice the western looking bag dangling off the crook of her arm; it’s the Black Suede Bag by JJ Winters Joyce. This isn’t the first time Lindsay’s spotted with this bag, so she must like it for more than one reason. I personally adore the fringed suede and the gold toned studs and hardware that’ll add the perfect amount of bling to any outfit.
Ahh… I swear I can smell it’s luscious buttery soft suede already! If you’re digging this style you can pick up your Black Suede Bag for $459 online by shopping at: Singer 22
Fringe is out and zippers are in!
Vanessa Hudgens was spotted leaving her lawyers office in Santa Monica California with a new bag on arm. Looks like the JJ Winters addict retired her Grey Suede Fringe Bag for the newest style by JJ, the Zipper Bag in Rust.
Another designer pushing the zipper trend – Louboutin and the Pillow Satchel.
What do you guys think of this new trend?