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.
Eva Longoria has certainly had a rough go of it lately. First, the show she starred in, “Desperate Housewives,” was cancelled and then she broke up with her yearlong boyfriend, Eduardo Cruz. However, you wouldn’t know it by looking at her. She has looked stunning when photographed twice over the past two weeks. But, even more stunning than Eva is her eye-catching Valentino purse.
Eva Longoria’s pale pink purse is a Valentino, named the Bon Bon Dome Bow Patent bag. It is made out of pink patent leather and features an attention catching bow on the front. It was originally part of the winter 2010 collection and was made in black. It was later re-released in the pale pink color as part of the spring 2011 collection. The bag currently retails for $1295 and is available at Nordstom’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Valentino boutique stores.
There is no denying Taylor Swift is on top of the world right now. She has had hit records, won AMAs, Country Music awards and Grammy awards. And her movie, “The Lorax,” is number one at the box office right now. Combine all of her talent with her wholesome, sweet and down-to-earth image and it’s no wonder people think so highly of her.
But lately, Taylor Swift has been giving fashionistas a reason to love her. Most celebrities wear expensive clothes and carry around high end, expensive purses. Those of us with a middle class income cannot afford to spend that much money on purses and are left to drool over the purses we like in celebrity magazines. However, Taylor Swift has been sporting a fashionable purse that the masses can enjoy and afford. She has been carrying the Ralph Lauren Rugby Saddle Bag, which retails for only $298.
The Rugby Saddle Bag is a western-inspired bag, composed of high grain leather and features western stitching and an adjustable shoulder strap. The strap can be adjusted so the bag can be worn over the shoulder or across the body. It is part of the Rugby collection, by Ralph Lauren and can be purchased through their website.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re going green with our purse today. Green may be a color we’re used to seeing all day on March 17, but it is predicted that green purses are going to be big for spring, summer and fall of 2012. We have already seen several celebrities carrying green purses and that trend continues with this months “it” bag. We’ve seen it being worn be several celebrities, such as Miranda Kerr, Leighton Meester, Lily Collins and Jessica Alba. These beautiful brunettes have both been spotted carrying the Small Bvlgari Shoulder bag in emerald green.
The Small Bvlgari Shoulder bag is part of the Bvlgari Serpenti 2012 line. The bag is made out of calf leather and features light gold plated hardware, a jeweled snake head front closure and a gold chain, designed to look like a snake body. While the style and shape of the bag is nothing we haven’t seen before, the snake head closure and chain certainly add uniqueness, intrigue and interest. The bag retails for $1700 and is sold exclusively at Bvlgari’s boutique stores and on their website.
I love Olivia Wilde’s look lately. However, the above picture is one of my favorites. I love how she pairs a chevron printed maxi dress (the one pictured is by Ella Moss,) with an edgy moto jacket and Gucci tote. This is a great look that many women can emulate with items they already own and is a great way to transition from your winter wardrobe into spring.
And while I love the clothes, I must say that my favorite part of the outfit is her handbag. The Gucci 1970 Medium Shoulder Bag is part of Gucci’s 2012 spring collection. The bag is made out of black nubuck leather and features brass-colored hardware, tassel and chain. Although we have seen several hobo-style bags over the years, this is one of my favorites and will work perfectly with this year’s trends. This spring and summer, clothing colors are going to be very bright, so the black purse will pop against the bright backdrop the clothing will provide. And, since brass is so on trend this year in jewelry, the brass hardware on the purse and your jewelry will all coordinate, rather than clash.
The Gucci 1970 Medium Shoulder Bag can be purchased at Gucci Stores or on their website. The MSRP is $2190.
Carey Mulligan has shown she knows classic. She is a classic beauty, loves classic fashion and is even set to star in a movie based on a classic book this summer; “The Great Gatsby.” Which such a love of classic items, it should come as no surprise that she has been spotted all over town carrying a Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily purse.
The Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily bag is a classically silhouetted satchel that has been updated and made modern by the fabric choice. Carey’s bag features a light blue and grey textured wool fabric paired with a lambskin leather top handle and removable shoulder strap, however, the bag is available in various fabrics, colors and designs. My personal favorite is a black and white lace pattern, but is also popular in a black patent leather, leopard print and snake print pattern.
The Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily bag is popular among those like Carey Mulligan, who love classic styles. The classic, ladylike lines appeal to women of all ages and have made this bag an instant favorite. It is currently sold at Dolce & Gabbana and high end retailers like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s. Carey’s particular bag costs $1,995, however the Miss Sicily bag ranges in price from $1,795 to $2,995, based on the fabric or type of leather used on the bag.
Jessica Biel finally stepped out to show off her new engagement ring from fiancé, Justin Timberlake. But in addition to the sparkly ring, she has also been showing off another accessory. It seems Jessica has a new favorite handbag. She has been spotted carrying a Tod’s quilted Signature tote in blueberry on several occasions over the past month.
The bag features fine leather imprinted to create a gommino pattern. It is then stitched and quilted to create texture and give the illusion of quilted leather. The hardware on the bag is brass colored. The bag is part of the 2011 signature winter collection, and is also available in fuchsia, tan and black.
Jessica Biel is using the vibrant blue shoulder bag to add a beautiful pop of color to both casual and chic outfits. And though celebrities typically get handbags before the public, leaving us to drool and long for the bag before it is actually available, that is not the case with this bag.
This bag is currently being sold at Tod’s for $2165. It is a great way to liven up and bring color to your spring and summer wardrobe.
We all know that Adele is a force to be reckoned with on the music charts. In February 2012, she won six Grammy awards and two Brit Music Awards. Her ex-boyfriends are certainly feeling her force.
Get on her bad side and the whole world knows that you broke this songbird’s heart. But in an effort to further show that she’s not to be messed with, ITV is feeling her wrath.
On February 21, 2012, Adele won the Brit Music Award for album of the year. She stepped on stage and began her acceptance speech. Within twenty seconds, she was interrupted. She was told to wrap up her acceptance speech. And wrap up her acceptance speech she did!
On live television, she flipped the bird. Yes, with the nation watching, she flipped the ITV producers’ off. And if that was not revenge enough, she continues on her tirade. She has cancelled all scheduled television appearances for shows that air on ITV.
And to rub salt into the wound, she has booked appearances on competitor network BBC’s shows. Adele is making it quite clear that if you decide to mess with her, there will be long-lasting consequences.
Rihanna seems to have the golden touch these days. Her songs fly to the top of the chart as soon as their released, her magazine covers sell well and she has made quite the fashion splash recently with bold and daring hairstyles and outfits.
So it seems fitting that she carried a golden Jimmy Choo clutch on the Grammy red carpet, and continued carrying it throughout the course of night.
She held it firmly in her hand as she went to a Grammy party and then took it with her as the night winded down and she grabbed a bite to eat at Giorgio Baldi’s in Santa Monica, CA.
She looked gorgeous on the red carpet as she paired her golden Jimmy Choo clutch with a low cut, high slit silk Armani dress. It showed off her enviable figure and strappy Christian Louboutin stilettos.
Her clutch, the Jimmy Choo Tube Mirror Clutch Bag, in the col or gold, retails for $1150.00. It can be purchased at any Jimmy Choo retailer or on the Jimmy choo website.
The troubled Hollywood actress, Lindsay Lohan, has been thinking green lately. No, not in regards to the Earth, but in regards to her latest fashion choices. It seems her color of choice for spring is seafoam green.
She faced the judge in regards to her probation violation case wearing a form fitting, seafoam green, Acne shift dress, paired with a tan Roland Mouret trench coat and snake skin print Alexander McQueen heels.
And while she looked glowing as she made her way into the courthouse, she wasn’t the only thing glowing. T he judge issued a positive review of Lohan’s turnaround and praised the actress for seemingly getting her act together.
Later that evening, Lindsay appeared at a pre-Oscars bash in a much different outfit. She paired a black top, with black cotton leggings, black knee high boots and topped the outfit off with a black fur coat.
But to add a pop off color to an otherwise drab outfit, she paired the head to toe black attire with a gorgeous seafoam green Prada purse. The bag absolutely popped when held closely to her black outfit.
So while I don’t agree with many of Ms. Lohans’ fashion choices, such as her outfit at this event, she might be onto something with her choice of seafoam green as an “It” color this spring.