Blake Lively made quite splash at Cannes recently. She picked all the right outfits, had amazing hair and makeup. The poses she made with hubby Ryan Reynolds are what stole the show. They somehow managed to look at each other in ways that really conveyed to the camera how much in love they still are with each other. Although it looked genuine and spontaneous, the cynic in all of us wonders how much of the public displays of affection on the red carpet are due to the fact that they know hundred of cameras are zoomed in on them. If you found yourself in their shoes, would you also shamelessly play up your love for the camera?
It didn’t end there. Not only were her red carpet looks unbelievably glamorous, her airport attire also has the fashion blogosphere aflutter with envy. Everything in this look is so on point – the trendy yet classic loafers. This is how to do a comfy, flat shoe without letting it get boring. Her very French-inspired cropped pants with black top. And our favorite pieces of the look – the brown leather jacket and the Givenchy Mini Pandora Shoulder bag. Some people have been saying the new Alexander Wang bag) (the one carried by Lea Michele recently in this size is will be the new It bag but if we had to choose, we’d go for Givenchy. What about you?
Since it’s summer and everyone’s getting ready to jet set somewhere, here’s Gwyneth Paltrow exhibiting her personal airport style. Remember the days when she would look flawless at every possible opportunity? She favors bags by designers like Saint Laurent – the kinds of bags that let you know right away that the holder holder has money and class. This one costs upwards of $3000, doesn’t look stylish, classy or expensive (even though it really is.) What gives, Gwyn? This bag has been ridiculed by so many – even those in the fashion world. It’s like a litmus test for those who can really distinguish between good taste and those who will buy anything if it has a label on it, even if the label looks like a fake logo spray painted on by an art student. Gwyneth’s chosen to out herself as a trend follower this time. Maybe her highly publicized divorce from rocker Chris Martin has her too overwhelmed to be herself lately.
Kendall Jenner is quickly growing up to be one of the world’s most recognizable models. The funny thing is, she’s not recognizable due to her modeling work, she’s recognizable for being a model while being a Kardashian. Either way, it may balance out pretty soon because the who’s who of the entire fashion world was at sister Kim’s wedding. Kendall’s Instagram style has morphed along with her newfound fame. Instead of doing basic poses, the photos she tweeted out of herself at the wedding were the likes of what you’d see in Vanity Fair, plus a filter. If you had any doubts, she’s currently in Vogue Italia. Her rapidly rising star is one of the reasons why she’s gone from having just one designer bag (the Celine) to all kinds. This one’s the Balenciaga City bag, which has been spotted on celeb arms well before Kendall was even on a TV show.
If there’s any kind of new Chanel or Celine handbag, you can be sure at least one of the Kardashians already have it. Here, Kourtney uses the Celine Knot tote as a luggage tote to stuff in a few things on her way to the airport. Their use of designer bags used to be a little different back in the day. They would hold it up to show it off, Paris Hilton style. These days they just carry them around like they mean nothing, don’t they?
This famous family has gone from being ridiculed for their ties to trash reality tv to being all the way at the top. The world’s most renowned designers and fashion editors of different European Vogues were present at Kim Kardashian’s wedding. It just goes to show that if you have enough money, beauty and a team of people dressing you and doing your hair and makeup to make you look your best, you really can climb your way to the top. Being born into it is no longer necessary….except Kim may not have been royalty, but she was born into immense wealth. The clan grew up in Calabasas, which is one of the wealthiest areas of California after Beverly Hills. That puts a damper on our rags to riches story.
The “Matryoshka” bag, named for the Matryoshka Russian doll to represent how elegant and sophisticated CH Carolina Herrera’s designer bag is. The relaxed form and structureless look of the bag gives you so many possibilities in the way you carry it and what you use it for. Originally made with soft basswood, its now made with delicate napa leather. Since there are usually five identical Russian dolls in the set, this bag also comes in five sizes. Pretty cute concept.
Not only is Glee start Dianna Agron a fan, Kate Moss is as well. I’d say that’s pretty good company if you’re looking for a stylish handbag. Stylists often advise that the way to tell whether an animal print bag is tacky or glamorous is to look at the size of the spots. If they’re realistic instead of oversized, it passes. This one’s definitely on the classy side.
Elizabeth Olsen arrived at de Gaulle airport in Paris recently wearing an adorably Parisian style ensemble. Her chic understated style is a refreshing turn away from the more casual yet ostentatious personal style of most Hollywood actresses. No visible logo or behemoth of a bag in sight.
She’s carrying the Chanel Large Quilted Tote. How fitting, since the brand has its origins in the city of love. This is actually the first post we’re doing on a celeb carrying this particular bag and it’s a good thing it was Lizzie because we don’t think anyone could have carried it better. The design and style of this bag scream high end taste.
Oh Miley, finally you’re wearing something other than a crop top and high waisted shorts. This former Disney Queen made herself a household name early after her hit TV show Hannah Montana took off. She then became involved in various controversies to which she replied “I can’t be tamed” in song. We do not like her usual style at all! Its like the girl has hundreds of millions but no personal stylist!
In the picture above Miley Cyrus is carrying a Versace signature tote with a black and white outfit. The tote is very simple, elegant, and clean cut. It goes great with her edgy look and keeps it classy. This Versace tote retails for about $2,500. We think that even though Miley rarely hits the right notes with her fashion sense, you should follow her lead on this one. Color blocking, whether with black and white or bright colors is definitely the way to go with a plain bag as the Versace signature tote.
Kim Kardashian doesn’t always hit the right notes with her outfits, but we just adore this particular one. For once she is covered up, excluding the fact that she’s practically spilling out of her shirt, and she has kept it simple. This ensemble is perfect for travelling, which is what this Kardashian was doing when she was spotted at the airport. We’d choose comfy shoes over heels, but we don’t think we’ve ever seen Kim K without her stilettos.
However, we cannot take our eyes off of Kim Kardashian’s gorgeous bag. This Balenciaga bag, made out of the best quality suede, retails for approximately $1,500. The bag is big in size, and style, so it is fashionable and functional. It is perfect for day to day tasks, running errands, and traveling.
Maria Sharapova was spotted in Brisbane airport with this beautiful Chloe bag. Called the Python Alice bag in Blush and black, it’s the perfect combo of feminine dusty rose contrasted with a strong black hue. The fresh, solid color is a breath of fresh air from the normal hot pink-black combos, which have been an eyesore.
Known for more than just being a beautiful Russian tennis star, Maria has dated pop stars and has been a fashion world darling for many years now. Her incredibly tall, slim and athletic body looks fabulous in expensive clothes. Even when she’s in casual flats and slacks, she looks great because she’s naturally stunning and because her Chloe bag is a treat for eyes that love fashion. The design in the front is also spot on with the color blocking trend.
How many girls can pull off the “hair sleeked back tightly” look? Only Miranda Kerr, the effortless beauty. When she’s not flaunting her fitness for Victoria’s Secret, she wears classy, comfy clothes. No one needs to be sexy all the time and Miranda knows how to coast on pretty fabulous. It also seems like designers love her well enough to hand her their goods all the time just because she makes them look so good.
Often spotted carrying the latest trend bag, here she carries the YSL CHYC Tote to Los Angeles International Airport, where hubby and baby daddy Orlando Bloom is employed, no doubt. This azure blue tote still has the Y clasp that makes YSL bags stand out. The new head designer for YSL, Hedi Slimane prefers a more subtle look and has started out by designing the latest bag without a logo. Could this mean the type that Miranda is carrying will one day become a collectors item? While it’s too soon to say, her bag sure is a piece worth investing in.