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!
Living in a subtropical area has its perks, such as, hot climate clothing and accessories can be extensively worn past the summer season. If you own more shorts and light tees in the closet versus coats and sweaters; then you probably possess more enlightening and colorful handbags as well.
The rustic and gypset styles of Cleobella present a tote that seems to have emerged straight from the sea, meet the Electra Coral Weave Summer Hobo.
Wow, this is strange. Normally I am delighted to see a new CC Skye handbag. But I’m feeling a bit perplexed right now, even conflicted. I love CC Skye and, thanks to all that chunky hardware, their handbags often remind me of their jewelry pieces. Then I saw the handbag you see pictured here and my jaw dropped to the floor. I simply could not believe that this was from CC Skye. Meet the CC Skye Tyler Hobo!
Rebecca Minkoff has always been one of my favorite designers. I remember when I first laid eyes on a Morning After Bag. It is such an iconic piece! And it just so happens that it is also the style that started it all. Debuting in 2005, it was Rebecca Minkoff’s very first design. The rest was… well, history! Over the years, Rebecca Minkoff has never failed to surprise me. Whether it is a new take on a classic or a never before seen style, the excitment never ends. So my love for this designer may not be new, but the fact that Rebecca Minkoff has held my attention for so long makes her my top pick for 2012. Not to mention she is beautiful too!
Is anyone familiar with Marie Turnor? I had never heard of this designer before. However, when my fellow blogger Marissa wrote about a piece from this designer (The Lunch Bag), I instantly became intrigued. So I decided to do a little investigating of my own. Marie Turnor is the brainchild of Beth Goodman, a lingerie designer who began her career in New York. Later she moved to LA to became a stylist. Then in 2009, she decided to launch an accessories line based in California. The line takes inspiration from mundane objects like envelopes and paper bags. It was these simple designs that caught my eye!
If you haven’t bought a new bag for the season yet, why not consider some retail therapy from the Legacy line by Coach. Take a look at how the color block look has been carried over from the summer! With this set of primary colors and their touch of earthly browns, this bag would make great compliments to your seasonal wardrobe right now.
I just wrote in another post about the trends that always seem to resurface each year for the fall/winter season. One of those trends is perfect for the holiday season, but may be limited to a very narrow window of time. I’m talking about sequins! They can be a lot of fun! But you also have to be careful because you don’t want to look like a disco ball disaster either. That is the trick with most trends though, finding a good middle ground. That is why I am loving the Maison Scotch Sequin Shopper!
Why is this sequined tote so awesome? Well, for starters, it is made of super soft lambskin leather rather than thin and flimsy fabric. The sequins are two-tone, black on one side and silver on the other. This creates a great texture, whichever way the sequins happen to be flipped. Also notice that the sequins are only adorning the front side of the bag. While that may sound “cheap” at first, it is actually a really good idea.
Obsessed: Stella McCartney Alpaca Falabella Bag
The Stella McCartney Falabella has a cozy new coat for Fall and I’m totally loving it.
Stella McCartney’s latest version of the Falabella is dressed in a soft gray alpaca and trimmed with the classic Pewter metal chain trim. The interior is fully lined in faux suede.