Black & Gold. How do you feel about that trend? Wait… is it a trend? Black and gold together has been around for a long time. However, every time this trend resurfaces, it looks and feels brand new. I suppose the look is different enough that it just feels refreshing. Usually when you see black and gold together, it is black leather with gold hardware. Nice! But I stumbled across a very interesting looking piece.
It’s black and gold alright, just not in the way most people would envision it. Introducing the Z Spoke Zac Posen Claudette Tassel Clutch!
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Here are a few of my favorites, the most creative of the bunch that I’m following.
Animal prints are still “in”. At least I think they are anyway. They are so much fun, especially on handbags. But sometimes you just grow tired of the same old spots and stripes. Does anyone know what I’m talking about? It seems like there is handbag after handbag with leopard spots or zebra stripes. That is why I was so happy to see something a little different surface in the sea of handbags out there. Introducing the Z Spoke by Zac Posen Eartha Bag!
If I lived in my own world, I would be dressed up 24/7. I love getting dressed up and going to dinner. It’s one of my favorite things to do. Let’s face it, we don’t wake up and get dolled up to go just anywhere. When we go out for the evening we are usually in one of our favorite dresses, a gorgeous pair of high heels, a pretty clutch, and hair and makeup are always a must. For me, when I go out for the evening one of my favorite clutches will make an appearance. It only comes out for special outings and I suppose that’s because I’m scared of it getting ruined or even stolen. One day, I’ll have a closet full of beautiful evening bags until then I can dream. At the moment, I’m dreaming of the ZAC by Zac Posen “Claudette” Clutch.
When I think of over sized bows, I think of Valentino… particularly, Red Valentino. Bows, bows, and more bows! While it is true the bag you see here is from a diffusion line, it is not from Red Valentino. It is actually from Zac Posen’s diffusion line, Z Spoke, which debuted just two short years ago (Spring 2010). What I like about this line is the clean lines and simple shapes. Everything is trendy and up-to-date, yet there is an aura of sophistication. And this bag is certainly no different. Introducing the Z Spoke Zac Posen Shirley Bow Satchel!
The Zac Posen Sweet Danger Clutch is a very interesting-looking piece. When I first laid eyes on it, that glossy patent red leather really grabbed my attention. It is very bold for such a small bag. What I find most interesting, however, is the way the patent leather is displayed. The sides of this clutch are composed of patent leather strips that are tiled in rows. It sort of reminds me of slats of wood siding that have been painted red. Almost like a big red barn! I suppose the prism shape of this clutch only adds to that effect, making it a 3-dimensional big red barn!
I love black handbags. If it were up to me, my closet would be full of all different types of black handbags. I suppose when your wardrobe is only black and white like mine, there really is no need to have colored handbags because they don’t go with anything! What I love the most is black bags that don’t look like anything else out there. I like being unique, especially with my fashion choices.
When I spotted the Z Spoke Zac Posen Two-Toned Satchel, I was instantly in love. It reminded me of a doctor bag but the hardware gave it a little more edge. What sticks out the most to me, when it comes to his bad, is the double handles. I can’t recall ever seeing golden hardware as handles on a bad before. I mean, I’m sure it’s been done before I just can’t remember when!
Unless it’s a giant tote bag, I usually stay clear from the shoulder bag section. A normal sized bag never really does much for my obsession of carrying my house and more everywhere I go.
Looking extra attractive is the Carine Lock bag by Zac Posen, a cute bag that I ran into at my local Saks today. It’s such an adorable piece, starting with the pretty fuchsia hue. I admire rich leather sporting bold color, and this bag has it. Up close or in person you would see how distressed and glazed the leather really is on this bag. The next eye catching detail is the gunmetal gem found right up front, it’s actually just a squared décor but from a distance, it looks jewel like. The lock detail up front doubles as a magnetic snap closure, which always serves for quick access to your essentials. A 10” single shoulder strap, divided interior, and patch pockets are also found on the Carine. Measuring in at 11” x 15” x 4” this isn’t exactly small, as it would make a great night out or party shoulder bag.
For a hefty price tag of $1,450 you can pick up this Posen via: shopbop
The Chat: Zac Posen Carine
August 8, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Deysa
Zac Posen Trillium Pleated Bow Tote
If you dislike pleats, bows, chains, and the color purple… then this bag is definitely not for you. Personally, I like all of the details listed above, but I don’t know how I feel about finding all those features on one single bag. A perfect example of this would be the Trillium Pleated Bow Tote by Zac Posen. What do you think gals? Personally, I like the body of the bag. I like how this Posen is composed of structured Nappa leather and how it’s slender in width. Although those pinched-pleats wouldn’t be my pleats of choice… window blinds anybody? I don’t know how I feel over the chained shoulder strap either, it reminds me too much of the railing to a rollercoaster ride. I find the worst part about the strap is the fact that it’s permanently attached to the bag, that’s right… it’s not removable. I could just imagine how horrid this bag would look worn on the crook of the arm. Imagine the dangling 16.5” chain drop! The only removable piece to this bag is the monogrammed leather tag, which I don’t care too much for. I say this tote, minus the chain, would have looked much better!
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