I am seriously digging this new Chloé bag. While their releases can be hit or miss, the Vanessa reveals the best of both worlds: true innovation of design and the functionality is in no way compromised. A rare case where excess zippers look genuinely cool, and they’re not just there for show; they actually serve a purpose (a novel idea!). When you need security, the flaps zip up, but the look you really want is easy and undone. Two flaps arranged in a staggered formation make for that perfectly sloppy, effortless feel. It seems like there’s a lot going on, but not in a way that reads “overly complex” or “annoying to use.” In this case, effortless actually means it! Topped with an additional zipper – a smaller pocket that’s good for quick-grab items – you get a lovely layered effect when the flaps are folded over.
Of course, the Berry Cupcake color way is the fresher and livelier of the two, but neutral tones will offer you full-time wear for daily use – and you want that in a bag like this. I would opt for a two-tone scheme, rather than straight black, so you get the full effect of the zippers. Either way, I’m happy to see Chloé back on top with a design that turns heads.
Large Berry Cupcake is available for pre-order on Luisa via Roma, $1,561 (expect delivery by September 30th).
Kerry Washington looked cool as a cucumber as she posed on the red carpet for the Sundance Institute Benefit Honoring Roger Ebert and Ryan Coogler in Los Angeles. Kerry wore Christian Louboutin Batignolles pumps and a dress by Giambattista Valli. Her sleek crocodile clutch by Nancy Gonzalez tied the whole look together with its metallic crocodile textile and simple shape. This is one of those bags that at first glance, seems forgettable, then with a closer looks, shows subtle luxury details and simple elegance that prove less, really is more. Pick up this chic croc bag at Bergdorf Goodman for $1750.
Tina and I are capping off a fun week in Florence (and Tuscany for me!) with our Punk Chic party at the Firenze4Ever event tonight! This Valentino Rockstud clutch is just perfect for the theme. While the bag would be fabulous on its own, the studded bangle (a chic interpretation of the punk studded leather cuff) is what really puts it over the top, attaching itself with the most gorgeous, delicate chain. There aren’t many things I’d like to be chained to, but a Valentino? Hell yes! Then when you want a little distance, just detach the cuff and carry it as a clutch. Technically speaking, the bag should be black (and you can pre-order that for August). Head to toe noir is blah, though, and we’re going to a party, not a historical reenactment – I just want to have fun and red will get so much more play in my wardrobe. Available on Luisa via Roma for $1,595.
What’s in a name? According Hedi Slimane, apparently not much! We all know he caused a major commotion for the epic design house of Yves Saint Laurent when he took over and changed the name to Saint Laurent Paris. But Yves will always have his stamp on his brand – and on his brand’s logo. Despite the switch, the Cassandre shoulder bag looks very quintessentially Yves Saint Laurent.
The showy plaque of a logo brings to mind Tom Ford’s Rive Gauche days back in the early 2000s, while the combination of a flirty gold tassel and slinky matching strap against black suede stirs up images of the original disco era. A bag like this is only for true worshipers and connoisseurs of the label, especially because it looks more vintage than it does new. And ultimately, that’s the appeal. “Yves” may be off the label (see the inside flap), but he’s still very much in the picture.
On MyTheresa for $1,763.
Pair with: Don’t treat this bag too gently. Instead, mix it up with Proenza Schouler’s boxy biker jacket. Cracked white leather and black hardware means your accessory gets all the gold.
On Net-a-Porter for $2,650.
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