Recessionista Blog suggests you Try the Military Look – Without Raiding Your Bank Account!
TheFind brings you, Honore des Pres “We Love New York” Perfumes Bottle The Essence of the Big Apple.
The Budget Fashionista shows off 7 Stylish Wide Calf Boots.
This season they have added some sparkle to make this tot dress a Holiday favorite at Tot Snob.
Nitrolicious previews the ALDO for Rad Hourani Spring 2011 Footwear Collection.
Beauty Snob reminds you: Don’t miss an opportunity to chat with Bobbi Brown!
Love It or Hate It? Clawmingdales, a Spoof on Bloomingdale’s at FabSugar.
No one makes more gorgeous jewels than Oscar – you’ll look like a million bucks while spending a few hundred at Jewel Snob!
See what the Spring/Summer 2011 shoe trends will be at Shoe Snob!
Couture Snob covers the Alexander McQueen Memorial.
I’m loving the new Gossip Girl episodes set in Paris! Don’t they just make you wish you could jet-set across the ocean for a few days – if only for La Duree! Responsibilities…such a pain… One thing you won’t have to hop on a plane for is the See by Chloe Cherry Mini Bag that Blake Lively sported on set. The bag pictured above sold out on Shopbop, but is still stocked at major department stores for $360; you can find the Foil version for $335 on Shopbop. The Cherry Mini bag is a super cute petite version of the label’s previously released Grasshopper Large Crossbody Leather Bag and while leopard isn’t for everyone, if you’ve got a quirky style, I’d say go for it, especially because it’s way more convenient than a clutch if you’re planning to wear it out at night.
What do you think about Blake’s Mini? Better than the Grasshopper?
While we all know Rachel Bilson’s a die-hard Chanel fan, but it’s nice to see that she’s open to a little spice in her life. Spice, in this sense, comes in the form of Miu Miu’s matelassé bag from the fall collection. She’s chosen to wear it solely using the top handle (the strap is clearly removed from its ringlets) and it works beautifully with the ankle boots and pleated dress she has on. It’s ladylike but done in a modern way thanks to the soft, ruched leather. With its roomy interior and easy access buckle closure, this Miu Miu is both fitting for weekend shopping trips as it is for school or work.
$1,795, available at Miu Miu boutiques
I am making no comments about Jesus one way or another, it is my job to bring you interesting bags that you might not have seen. And this one is definitely interesting. These are really beautifully simple clutches with quite a brutal (and giant!) interpretation of Jesus on the cross. This isn’t pretty Jesus with long flowing hair, this is starved and suffering Jesus complete with details of nails in his hands and feet. I asked the designer if he is religious and he said he is not – it is meant to go either way, to be ironic (as Madonna did) or devout (I can’t image anyone doing that, my mother-in-law is a devout Catholic and if she saw this she would be mortified). Madonna was seen with this bag but of course that makes perfect sense. The brand is also doing a day bag for Spring with straps made of rosary beads. I wonder what happens when the novelty wears off, with a name like Our Lord & Savior, it is kinda difficult to diversify. By special orders only, for price and purchasing contact Jason.
Natural Ring Lizard-$3,265.00
A front row staple, Olivia Palermo opted for the CC Skye Onie Messenger Bag ($595) when she attended the Peter Som show last week. The bag is a chic cross between Proenza’s PS 1, Gucci’s Horsebit Hobo, and Givenchy’s Nightingale and at just $595, it’s considerably more affordable than any of the three. It’s made of black snake-embossed lambskin, has a long adjustable and detachable messenger strap, and a number of pockets. It looks a lot more luxe than the price tag suggests, so it’s little wonder the bag is selling out fast (no more left at Bloomingdale’s on 59th, Shopbop or Revolve Clothing), so hurry up if you like this style as much as I do!
As a barometer of the times, it would appear Michael Kors is sending a clear message with his spring show: we’re not quite out of the woods yet. Set against a wall of green foliage designed by Raul Avila–his first-ever three-dimensional backdrop–the clothes were sensible, high-class and oozed approachable luxe appeal. The same could be said for his collection bags. Sharp and urban, they offered his Park Avenue clientele the perfect bag for window shopping on Madison Avenue, antiquing in Litchfield County or catching the rays on Coopers Beach. Whereas in past seasons the bags boasted a plethora of straps and buckles, it was almost as if Michael said “enough!” and wiped the slate clean. I absolutely adore the flat messenger bags in croc and leather that feature no adornment save for the simple ringlets attached to the strap. The style is decidedly French chic–something Michael would have shown on the Céline runway had he been designing there still–while the structured bags capture a favorite ladies-who-lunch shape.