Judging by the way Leighton Meester playfully handled her Stella McCartney SS2012 bag while shooting scenes for Gossip Girl this week, she’s in love with the minimalist chic design of the purse. The gold chain strap makes the vintage-looking bag a little trendy and in line with Blair’s fashion sense.
The bag is just the thing you’d see fashionistas cavorting with on LookBook. Even Kate Moss is often seen careening through London’s trendiest districts with her favorite Stella McCartney black clutch.
This Leighton Meester high fashion look is sure to be copied this summer. The simple, sleek and elegant design of the bag make it one that can be carried well with any outfit – even this bright and fresh summery floral print by Peter Som for his 2012 Spring Summer Collection.
The Miu Miu Mary Jane patent leather pumps are just what the outfit needed to keep from looking too conservative — they add a certain oomph factor that prim and proper Blair is known for. It’s just another classic in Blair’s wardrobe – the put together society girl always manages to look sweet and vixen-ish at the same time. Kudos to Blair’s stylists!
Pop icon Katy Perry was recently seen in head to toe Prada at a Miu Miu’s runway show at Paris Fashion Week. The singer dyed her hair blue shortly after a shocking divorce from husband of one year Russel Brand. Maybe the blue is a hint at the singer’s own heartbreak, but that doesn’t stop her from looking like a million bucks. Her bright yellow flame sandals are what a superhero hottie would wear while fighting crime. Even her printed dress hints at flames — a signal to Russel that’s she’s moved on and hotter than ever?
Katy’s bag is a real eye-catcher and blues seem to be really in these days when it comes to handbag colors. This gem’s called the Prada Studded Frame bag. This studded version of the bag is called the Saffiano Lux–candy-colored pale blue. Katy’s not the only A list-er who’s been seen toting this must-have accessory. Mad Men star January Jones has been seen carrying a more classic version of the bag in black and beige with a sliver of red. Beautiful model Miranda Kerr and lucky wife of Orlando Bloom was seen with a dusty, feminine pink version in her hometown of Australia. There’s no doubt that this is one of Spring’s hottest handbags.
This spring, British superstar TV presenter Fearne Cotton has been spotted many times with her beloved Mulberry Taylor Oversized Satchel. The bag was previously seen on American It girl Blake Lively, who’s often toted around by fashion heavy weights Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour. Blake Lively’s jump from successful actress to fashion It girl is slightly ironic, considering that her look is effortless on the show Gossip Girl. Costar Leighton Meester plays Blair, a character who quickly became a fashion icon in teen circles as well as beauty blogs and fashion mags. Unfortunately for Leighton, it’s the effortless Serena’s real life persona who’s more magnetic in the field of fashion. Maybe that’s why Fearne took a cue from Blake’s book and got her hands on this vibrant Mulberry bag.
However, Fearne has no need to be a copycat. She’s a brand ambassador for the fashion house Mulberry and they even dressed her for Kate and William’s royal wedding. The pretty blonde’s often seen toting a Mulberry bag and this is just one in her countless collection. Recently, Fearne even auctioned off one of her Mulberry bags for charity. Clearly this one’s become a favorite since the star’s been seen with it so many times. Perhaps the quirky, irresistible color is what draws her to the bag.
Fashion darling Olivia Palermo has been spotted at many a gala with this Charlotte Olympia Pandora clutch. Although it looks like as dainty as a Cinderella style glass slipper, don’t worry – it won’t break because it’s made of rock solid Plexiglass. The gold flower clasp adds a beautiful accent to this contemporary evening wear accessory.
What makes this clutch so unique and fun is the fact that whatever you put in it changes the look. It’s transparency means you whatever mix of things you throw in it will make the bag one of a kind. Perhaps that’s why fierce fashionista Olivia’s been spotted carrying it so many times – you can easily change it up to make it look like a brand new accessory. You can even place Charlotte Olympia pouches inside to completely transform the look from clear to leopard print, gold leather or black crepe.
Here’s what it looks like with a few black feathers in it to add mystique:
If you were entranced by Lana del Rey’s viral Youtub hit Video Games (it has nearly 35 million views by now), chances are you’ll love the latest Lana-inspired Mulberry bag. The instant pop star’s old Hollywood mystique meets ultra-modern glam is what caused Mulberry’s creative director to take notice of the young beauty and use it to create a fashion accessory. Creative director Emma Hills says of the step, “Her look is retrospective, yet so modern; which inspired us to create a bag that was timeless, refined, and elegant.”
The bag is part of the brand’s Autumn Winter 2012 collection and was showcased this year at London Fashion Week, where Lana sat front row clutching her namesake bag with a big grin. Of the assortment of dark, intense colors the bag comes in (black, burgundy, navy, etc), Lana was seen clutching the White Ostrich box-shaped del Rey.
In spite of her disastrous SNL performance and the hipster blogs that hate the singer for creating a manufactured image they feel is targeted towards them, Lana’s album is a smash hit. Not only does her dreamy, soothing music have a large following, her fashion sense has also skyrocketed her to fame. If her Youtube account is any sign of Lana’s ability to sway people in her favor, you’ll be spotting many more fashionistas sporting the del Rey coming this May.
Hugh Jackman is proving that handbags are no longer just for women. We have seen many male celebrities, such as David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Jay-Z, sporting the newest, must-have accessory for men, the man bag. However, I have never seen a male carry a bag as well as Hugh. He coordinates his jacket, bag and shoes, for a stylish and pulled together look. And there’s no denying that he feels and looks masculine while carrying the bag. He slings it over his shoulder and continues walking along with confidence.
The bag Hugh Jackman is carrying is the Bottega Veneta Nero Cervo Tote. It is composed of black Italian leather and lined with light tan suede. It features intrecciato detail down the middle and sides of the bag and features a three snap closure system. The shoulder strap can be removed as well, so you have the option of holding it close to the body. However, the bag is designed to contour to the shape of the body, so it looks best, in my opinion, when worn over the shoulder. The tote retails for $2,680 and is available at Bottega Veneta stores and their website.