Two Quick Fixes for Warm Weather Handbag Disasters
Two Quick Fixes for Warm Weather Handbag Disasters
A recent incident involving an exploding tube of hand cream and the ivory suede of a favorite spring handbag reminded me that it's been a while here on the blog since we've discussed the care and maintenance of your prized handbag collection. Summer is right around the corner after all, and there are no conditions quite like warm weather conditions to bring about some of the messiest handbag disasters out there. Lipsticks and glosses melt, those tubes of sunscreen always seem to leak, and that ziploc bag containing your lunch sandwich that's leaking mayonnaise all over your bag sure seemed like it was sealed when you left for the office...
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Louis Vuitton's New Travel Accessory - A Travelling Control Freak's Dream
Louis Vuitton's New Travel Accessory - A Travelling Control Freak's Dream
We've been talking a lot about Louis Vuitton here on the blog lately, and for good reason. It would seem that the brand really has its finger on the pulse of what makes classic handbag enthusiasts tick. Their latest offering, while not strictly a handbag per se, is yet another example of just how well the iconic design house seems to know its audience. This time around, the brand has dipped its toe into the waters of the gadget industry, and come up with a gadget that for the small sum of $370 (a drop in the ocean if you consider the cost of a piece of Louis Vuitton...
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New From Louis Vuitton - The Flower Bag
New From Louis Vuitton - The Flower Bag
Just in time for spring (or where spring would normally be if you are living in a part of the world that is still being battered with late-season freezing temps and snow), iconic design house, Louis Vuitton has released yet another collection of must-have bags that is fanning the flames of a renewed interest in their famous logo bags. The brand's creative director Nicholas Ghesquiere is practically singlehandedly responsible for the resurgence in popularity of the newly-released iconic LV logo bags – it is his sheer commitment over the last several fashion cycles to introducing several new logo bag design options that has piqued his audience's attention, and recent...
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Bella Hadid's Faux Birkin Bag; Political Statement or Stylist Snafu?
Bella Hadid's Faux Birkin Bag; Political Statement or Stylist Snafu?
For those who follow the fashion world, the names Bella and Gigi Hadid are instantly recognizable as the young, rising model sister-stars of the street style world. In addition to being born with a certain amount of inherent privilege (genetic and otherwise), the Hadid sisters are practically the poster children for some of fashions most covetable trends. That is why it was considered an interesting deviation for Bella Hadid, when about a month ago, she was photographed sporting a bag that looked quite a bit like a small-sized Hermes Birkin, but (gasp) wasn't. Upon closer inspection, the fashion world drew in a collective breath. Could it be!? Hadid was...
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These Two Designers Can Provide You With an "It-Bag" Antidote
These Two Designers Can Provide You With an "It-Bag" Antidote
There has been a lot of buzz over the past few months about the fact that there seems to be a resurgence in the popularity of "it bags." It seems these logo-festooned, hardware-heavy concoctions that were so popular in the late 90s to mid 2000s appear to be making a bit of a comeback on the Spring runways and Cruise collections. However, we know that for many people, a flashy bag is just not their thing, so for those of you who prefer their bags to whisper instead of shout, we've provided this short peek at two designers who are very successfully designing the antidote to the "it bag" in...
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The Quiet Revival of the Logo Bag
The Quiet Revival of the Logo Bag
Back in the 90s to early 2000s, the emergence of the status bag meant that on any given day, you could walk down the street and see logos staring back at you from just about every handbag slung over just about every shoulder. However, these showy bags soon fell out of favour as our fashion sensibilities turned to the more pared-down minimalism of the late 2000s. Lately, murmurings in the fashion world are alerting those in the know to the fact that all this may be about to change. If the Spring 2018 runways were any indication of what is to come, we could very well be in for...
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Two Hot Spring Trends to Up Your Handbag Game
Two Hot Spring Trends to Up Your Handbag Game
Every season around this time of year, all of us are ready for something fresh. The weather is frigid and grey, many of us have been under the weather, the heavy black and grey clothes we've been relying on all season are starting to add to the seasonal funk we find ourselves in. That's why the arrival of the fashion world's announcement of the upcoming seasonal trends is met with such anticipation; it holds all of the promise of a colorful flower about to open. This spring, the fashion cognescenti have declared several trends that will both add a dose of color to your life, and likely make...
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The 3 Most Unlikely Successful Bags of 2017: The Year in Review
The 3 Most Unlikely Successful Bags of 2017: The Year in Review
As we hurtle into another new year at breakneck speed, another fresh crop of "must have" handbags is lying in wait - crouching in the sartorial tall grass, waiting to pounce on prospective buyers. It's the one thing that can always be relied upon in an industry that thrives on newness; there will always be a next big thing. However, even those who occupy the inner circles of the fashion world sometimes miss and hit the wall when it comes to predicting which of a new crop of handbags is going to hit it big. As if to underscore the point, a look back at some of 2017's more popular...
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Trend Pick of the Season: The Velvet Investment Bag
Trend Pick of the Season: The Velvet Investment Bag
Despite a few distant murmurings in the fashion world over the past few holiday seasons, velvet is something that we really have not seen trending on the runways in quite some time. Sure, those of us who are old enough to have come of age in the 80s and 90s have a very strong recollection of the heavy velvet dresses of the 80s, or perhaps even the stretch crushed velvet babydoll smocks of the 90s grunge scene. However, this holiday season velvet appears to be making an honest to goodness comeback, and this time, it's not just in the hearts and minds of a select few designers. Granted, if...
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Fashion Forecast: Looking Forward to Spring 2018
Fashion Forecast: Looking Forward to Spring 2018
Every single year, at about this time on the fashion calendar, the Spring shows have gotten us talking about what comes next. And every single year, there is a host of joyful colors, patterns, and all other manners of whimsy that seems to dominate the runways, filled with the promise of Spring. For Spring 2018, all of these elements are readily available, and yes, there is the expected whimsy, but this time there is a notable difference - a decidedly utilitarian, athletic edge to many of the collections. One of the best examples of this is a pale pink soft messenger-style bag from Tom Ford. Part slouch...
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