Seems like a lot of designers are dressing their bags in eye catching bold hues for the spring / summer 2013 season, but here is Mulberry opting for something a little bit more muted. I think the apricot shade is very classic and ultra-feminine. The color palettes you can pair with this shade are endless. Also I would say you could totally get away with wearing this color beyond the warmer summer seasons!
Have you guys checked out the new Miss Dior Handbag Campaign yet? For those of you who didn’t see it yet, here is a great 40 second behind the scenes clip featuring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as the face for Miss Dior.
Great news you guys! Finally making it’s ways to the virtual online shelves of fashion boutique Net-a-Porter is the 160 year old Spanish House label LOEWE, designed by former-Mulberry designer Stuart Vevers.
Because of the shortage of materials during WWII, Guccio Gucci started to experiment with other types of material such as jute, cotton canvas, linen and hemp with curved bamboo handles.
The collection finally evolved into one of the most iconic products of the House of Gucci, the Bamboo collection was born.
According to reports, Yves Saint Laurent‘s creative director Hedi Slimane is changing the name to Saint Laurent Paris. I mean personally I don’t really care for change. ‘SLP’ doesn’t really have quite the ring as ‘YSL’ and what does this mean for that classic YSL logo? Time will tell. WWD reports that the ‘Yves’ name drop will be introduced in the next few months and will be in place by the time Slimane debuts his first collection for Spring Summer 2013.
What do you guys think of this change?
Fluorescent colors, neon colors, highlighter hues, or whatever you want to call them… they were a hot thing when I was a kid. You name it, everything was trying to jump on the highlighter hue bandwagon. I believe Crayola even came out with some neon crayons. If I remember right though, they didn’t work very well when you tried to color with them. It was like the wax was too hard or something. But like many trends of the 1990s, this one quickly became a distant memory. And those crummy crayons? I think those went in the trash. Now here we are nearly 20 years later and suddenly the highlighter hues are making a bit of a come back. It started a couple of years ago with Marc Jacobs. Good old Marc is pretty quirky, so I didn’t give it a second thought. Recently though, other designers have been picking up on the idea. Now handbags in highlighter hues are turning up practically everywhere. Admittedly, I wasn’t totally on board in the beginning. But after seeing some pieces from my favorite designers, I have started to warm up to the idea. These handbags are definitely not for the faint of heart! If you like to have fun though, I think you will enjoy the playfulness of these pieces. Below you will find some of my top picks. Just remember though, these are just the tip of the iceberg!
Rebecca Minkoff Flirty Bag in Neon – $250
This quilted leather crossbody bag is so cute! I absolutely love the all-over dimples. Plus the cone stud-encrusted bottom provides a nice extra touch.
StefaniBags.com is one of my favorite online boutiques! I’m always finding myself popping over there just to see the new arrivals. They always have a great selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories from my favorite mid-level designers. The styles they choose to stock their virtual shelves with are trendy and fashion forward. But the best part? I love the excellent customer service they provide! StefaniBags.com even has live chat with personal shoppers waiting to help you find just what you’re looking for. I don’t even get that when I shop in a department store!
If you love StefaniBags.com as much as I do, then you will be pleased to learn they have recently expanded their selection even more. They are now stocking their virtual shelves with items from Vanessa Mooney, House of Harlow, Will Leather Goods, Winter Kate, Soixante Neuf, Kollaburra, and more. Heck, they have even brought Foley + Corinna back! So if you haven’t checked it out already, then I highly recommend you do! But just to give you a little taste of what I’m talking about, here are a few recent additions that really caught my eye!
Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote – $395
I will always be a fan of Foley + Corinna! The Mid City Tote is such a classic style and it looks great in this vibrant shade of electric blue. Carry it in hand or over your shoulder.
Whether or not I’ve experienced a mild or harsh winter, I am always, always, always (get the point?) so ready to see some vibrant, fresh and even soft colors for Spring. Just give me color!
Botkier’s 2012 product line gives us everything we need to start and finish the season with fresh styles and colors in addition to tried and true black and brown. A more restrained use of hardware like zippers, tassels and and metal trims compliment beautifully shaped bags in so many styles, it will make your head spin. Colorblocking is used in ways that compliment the shape and style of the bags too. Clutches, hobos, satchels reign supreme. If you need a satchel, it’s going to be very hard to choose. I already have my eye on several favorites!
The Leon small satchel in Garden green with a tiny pop of cobalt blue is a great choice for Spring & Summer. It’s lady like shape isn’t redundant with everything else on the market. A top handle and shoulder strap make it convenient. This bag may end up being your go to daytime bag. It’s lady like with a little bit of a pop! Also available in a hobo and satchel version with shades of persimmon, noir and tobacco.