Fendi handbag and shoe sample sale brought to you by RueLaLa this Thursday August 4th at 8: am PST / 11: am EST sharp! For those of you who don’t know what a sample sale is, well you’re missing out. It’s an online sale offering you 60-70% off designer items – limited supply and limited time so things tend to sellout pretty darn fast.
Happy sample saling!
When you’re looking for a pop of color, you can never go wrong with a red handbag. Not only are they eye catching, they are very versatile as well. Red goes with a surprisingly large variety of colors and actually is the perfect choice for a basic style upon which a wardrobe can be built. Even better is that red comes in a variety of shades and looks good on a number of fabrications, so there are choices out there to suit just about anyone’s taste. My favorite right now? Candy apply red that is so glossy and yummy looking that you almost want to eat it!
FNO in NYC is a whirlwind of activities. It’s easy to get caught up in the major department stores that have designers, models, celebrities, games, giveways and more, but some of the hottest venues can be in the boutiques. From the huge event at Hayden Harnett in Brooklyn, to SOHO street parties, Midtown QVC pop-up at Rockefeller Center to the Meatpacking Districts pure unadulterated frenzy of fashion, you simply want to be everywhere. Too bad, it’s only five hours long or I would do my best to do just that! Instead, I researched the FNO website and had to carefully edit my priority list of places and people I wanted to see.
Rebecca Minkoff fans, did you know that you can special order the Affair Bag, before any of your friends, fresh off the spring presentation show?!
An amazing opportunity to get this bubble-quilted beauty hot off the runway!
The bag, along with the matching Rumi dress will be available for special order at 6: pm EST. Limited quantities available!
The Spring 2011 presentation is this Sunday, September 12th from 2:30 – 3:30
Location: The Box, Lincoln Center. Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street
Derek Lam is an American designer with fashion forward designs that are luxurious and wearable. His styles are sophisticated and modern with many featuring unique styling. His twelve years designing for Michael Kors have established his American design sense that brings new and interesting ideas to the fashion industry. While his designs have edge, they are not over the top.
The Isla Fringed Bag by Derek Lam is so unique and special, it will be a conversation starter wherever you go! It represents his design aesthetic of modern shapes, but the richness of the leather and the edgy boho vibe make perfect for a casual style that’s definitely “out-of-the-box”.
I have to admit, I’ve been drawn to Diane Von Furstenberg‘s style for awhile now. She definitely understands how to dress a woman. She provides flattering, feminine dresses that don’t shirk from projecting a strong image. Her bags have recently begun to reflect this approach to design.
While we’ve seen the Stephanie before, we haven’t seen it like this! The Rasta style Stephanie pays homage to Diane’s expertise with print. White I adore the texture of the oversized, chain link metallic bag, what I really love is the striking use of color in this version! Red, orange, gold, green blue and metallics simply burst forth with their excitement. So versatile and FUN!. And did I say FUN? Bags are so serious sometimes, it’s great to see the whimsy without being kitchsy!
You never know what to expect out of Donatella Versace and her unusual designs each season. One thing is for sure, you’re either going to love them or hate them, regardless, it’s what makes the House of Versace stand out much. Of course other factors such as steep price tags, more than enough details and very distinctive handbag silhouettes are key when it comes to the Italian fashion label, such as what we see in the Woven Leather Bucket Bag. To weave leather, craftsmanship must be precise and neat and frankly, I’m not feeling the work done on this Versace. Perhaps it’s the extras of vibrant orange panels that run down the sides of this bucket that throw its look off, should they have stuck with all camel leather throughout, instead? Versace loves color and a pale pink interior pouch they placed inside this bucket bag, along with drawstring leather pulls and a white satin lining.
The Derek Lam Nadia Leather Hobo is getting a lot of attention by many style savvy professionals. Rachel Zoe has lauded this bag on her blog and other fabulous bloggers are writing about this sharp and edgy bag. A fact that caught my attention after I started to research it! So, this review is definitely due for our readers! Others are lauding the beautiful, unique, soft and subtle hues of the tie-dye version for $3,950 at Derek Lam or the basic but sleek black version of this bag. However, the dark brown cognac color is the one that really spoke to me as a bag you could carry every day!
At first glance, I’m a tad bit reminded of the bag Anne Hathaway carried in Devil Wear’s Prada, but in reality it is a balanced bag with asymmetrical details. The off-kilter front pocket adds a wonderful graphic architectural element to this sophisticated vertical hobo styling. I adore the movement and softness of the tassle which is absolutely the perfectly length to balance the bag. Some tassles are overpowering and oversized for their bag but this one is just right in my humble opinion!
I am loving anything with bright bold colors for Spring, including the Slouchy Shoulder Bag by Marni which I totally adore at the moment. It’s the kind of handbag I typically wouldn’t carry, as I tend to stick to neutral and boring handbags instead. I just can’t help but admit how flirty and fun this piece looks.
In handbags, I admire any with soft smooshy leather on them, the slouchier they come, the better! Just take a look at the texture of the leather found on this Marni, it’s as if it were made out of Play-Dough or something. Its crescent shaped design is playful; dress this up with cute summer dresses or pair this with your favorite pair of denim jeans.
Like most Marni accessories, this is cheerful, eye-catching and looks like a great year round piece. Found on this shoulder bag is silver toned hardware, a turn lock fastening at the top of the single handle, and a large zip top opening. This measures in at 14” x 9” x 6” and currently carries a four digit price tag of $1,410. Ladies what’s your input on this Marni, do you like this?