The bag that made Chanel mainstream – the Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag. In this case, it’s actually the 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag. What makes this bag such a good buy is because it’s a combination of classic and unique. After all, this is the shape that launched a thousand fashion blogs. Everyone loves the beautiful shoulder chain and the quilted pattern of the exterior. What makes it a little different is the fact that its not leather. Its made of soft jersey which gives it a soft, matte and cuddly look. The jersey fabric doesn’t make it look any less luxurious. It just makes it stand out from most other flap bags.
Nicky Hilton grew up having a TON of money so it’s natural that we expect her to look fashionable all the time. After all, when you’ve been able to wear only the latest fashion your whole life, you tend to develop a certain knack for it. That’s why her outfit is so meticulously coordinated. The black dress with silver stars is reminiscent of a vampy Rainbow Brite.
The bag goes with it perfectly. The rectangular silver clutch is by Edie Parker and it’s called the Flavia Confetti Clutch. The silvery shimmer of the confetti look combined with the silver stars is the most fabulous way to roll into a screening with a ton of movie stars. This bag is also popular with other fashion big names like Man Repeller and Anna Della Russo.
Remember the Louis Vuitton bag Sofia Coppola designed? It’s spotted all the time in celebrity street style shots, most notably in red and black. Victoria’s Secret Angel and makeup empire maven Miranda Kerr has one in burgundy which she’s often spotted carrying with baby son Flynn on the other arm. Olivia Palermo decided to tote her Sofia Coppola for LV bag with a navy striped top, ripped jeans and Oxford flats. The basic striped T looks great with a flash of red. This is a perfect example of how to add jazz and pizzazz to your outfit using a stylish accessory. And the best accessory is always a well-crafted handbag!
Miley Cyrus has completed her transformation from child star to tongue-flashing, twerking, walking pop scandal. But another pretty white lady rapper has stepped forward to accuse Miley of stealing her dance moves. Iggy Azalea says she’s been twerking for years on stage, back when Miley hadn’t jumped to hip hop yet. Iggy also has the body that twerking calls for. When Miley tries to shake her assets, it ends up looking forced and mechanical instead. Who do you think is in the right in the case of stolen style?
Most fashionistas who love them some Gucci, Louis and Fendi have a tendency to scoff at the sight of a Coach bag. There are two reasons for the Coach hate among those who love the finer things. They’re more affordable and thus more often seen being carried by people who lack fashion sense and thus knock the image of the brand. They have looked outdated for a while because of the heavily monogrammed look that went out of style back in the early 2000′s.
The fact that SJP (a fashion legend) has been spotted with a Coach means the brand is headed for a turn around. Like we predicted months ago, a lot of brands are now favoring a “less is more approach.” It started with the dramatic YSL makeover. Wealthy people don’t want to flaunt their wealth to the general public in this recession but they still want to buy luxury products that are easily recognizable by other wealthy people. That’s why the trend for bags that clearly look like they’re made of luxury leather but lack logos are so in right now. They’re like covert status symbols. This is the Borough Bag and will be in the market within a few months.
Sigh, it’s actually painful to see Kim Kardashian roam around looking like a formerly wealthy hobo. The camel trench coat isn’t doing her any favors and the only thing that makes up for the rest of her outfit is her leather Balenciaga bag. Ever since the reality star started dating Kanye West, she’s completely given up her own personal style in favor of whatever the rapper-turned-designer puts her in. It all started with an episode of her show in which he threw out the entire contents of her closet in order to restyle her.
Now she’s no longer known for her dark, luscious locks, exotic makeup looks or blingy dresses. Now she’s often seen wearing head to toe all one color and her hair is stringy and limp as a result of a bad dye job. We miss the Kim Kardashian of olden days. To make matters worse, a Paris Fashion Week insider is claiming Kanye’s new range left viewers unimpressed and the famous couple are laughed at wherever they go. To make it EVEN worse, there are rumors that Kim’s show is about to be canceled for lack of viewers.