The push pull of being wealthy is so traumatizing what with the need to show restraint even as the pressure to subtly showcase the cultural signifiers of your power becomes increasingly relevant as the hierarchies of economic power are reshuffled on a global backdrop of market turmoil. Obviously the upside to all of this agony is the uptick in in the sale of simple yet exotic accessories. Good taste and good form are always in style, even when you are working to stay on top of the heap.
It's August. Shed your style and go wild. It's time to wear all your flesh flattering clothes — it's now or never! Sorry for the dramatics, but these handbags have me where the wild bags are. From flea market finds to lazy totes to full on luxotica, wearing an ethnic-inspired handbag feels, and looks, so right. Right? Camila Alves knows how to work the wild bag here at her Muxo handbags debut, while Lake and Rachel look like they picked theirs up along some surfin' safari. Where will you wear your wild bag?
I always look forward to seeing veteran models on the red carpet, especially when they have enviably effortless style. Amber Valetta attended Fashion For Life 2008 in a strapless metallic bronze dress, accessorized with a gold box clutch, strappy sandals, and bangles. It's an unfussy and elegant look that can easily be imitated even in a different color palette.
When gifting the Big Boss — you know, the one you only get to talk to when something very good or very bad happens — tread lightly. Of course, you're going to earn brownie points by thinking of them during the holidays, but those can be lost just as easily if you pick the wrong thing. Sticking to a gift that is consummately professional is definitely the way to go.
Crocodile tote giveaway sponsored by Vivre! Your eyes are not deceiving you, we have snagged one of the most luscious bags from Nancy Gonzalez as our December giveaway! We know many of you have drooled over the turquoise crocodile tote (worth $1,750) for months so what better gift to give you than this gorgeous jewel of a bag?Comments
Carrie Underwood showed up to Condé Nast's first annual Movies Rock event in a breathtaking Naeem Khan red V-front gown. I must say, she's the most stunning lady in red I've seen in a while. What makes this number stand out is the gold studded waist and draped sleeves. Her golden accessories are just right. Bellissima!
Mandy Moore is looking pretty low key on her way to breakfast with pals. What I like about this ensemble is that it's slightly disheveled but still cute and flirty. The crocodile bag and leopard flats spice up the look, as do her cool aviators. And check out that Goyard wallet — I like!
Ashley Olsen has been toting around her Fendi crocodile bag for months now — it's obviously a fave. But really, it perfectly suits her fierce and luxe style. While I know not everyone will perk up at the idea of wearing a crocodile skin on their arm, it is a proven luxury item in today's world of fashion. For those who do like the structured, upscale material, faux versions abound. So what's it going to be: a $12,000 crocodile handbag? A $400 one? Or are you saying to yourself: What a croc?!
I've found the chic pebbled skin of the crocodile to be controversial. A lux material indeed, would you fancy wearing an aquatic reptile on your arm? You know I've got a thing for python, so I'm thinking I could do the crocodile rock. These slithery handbags are streamlined and serious - they are the season's most urbane accessory. Will you rock it?