Jessica Alba is not an actress you see appearing in movies all the time. It seems more like something she did when she was younger and is now “SO OVER IT.” She’s more into her family, writing books on lifestyle and recipes. She’s very into the luxury L.A. lifestyle, even though she appears to think she’s “so much more down to earth than Gwyneth Paltrow.” That’s why she could be the next Victoria Beckham or Gwyneth Paltrow, if Blake Lively doesn’t beat her to it first with her lifestyle blog.
Part of the process of creating an image as a luxury living connoisseur is knowing which brands are trendy before everyone else does, or in other words, creating the trend. That seems to be what Jessica’s doing by carrying a brand from this little known British brand Smythson. It’s little known but all the “right people” aka wealthy people know about it because it goes back so many years. The company was founded in 1887 and this is the Smythson 1887 Tote. Bound to make you feel classy when you carry it.
Michelle Tratchenberg looks like a sprightly 21 year old girl. Truth is, she’s youthful but has been around for a while. A teen star in flop films like Inspector Gadget, she is most well known for playing the younger sister in the cult favorite Buffy series and as the “one of the guys” girl friend in Eurotrip.
These days Michelle has just wrapped with Gossip Girl shooting and we’ve become accustomed to seeing her out and about on the town (NYC) dressed similar to her GG character, mean girl Georgina. When Georgina first showed up on the series, it was utterly delicious to see her in dark colors and luxe looking leather skinny jeans while the other characters were either dressing like over the top schoolgirls or as sparkly party princesses.
Here she carries a maroon leather bag by Tory Burch. Tory Burch is a known designer whose fame has skyrocketed in recent years because of her riche looking logo, well contrasting color combinations, interesting store bags and decor. Every girl wants a pair of Tory Burch sandals or TB handbag just to have a pop of color with a cute logo to wear. The funny thing is, Tory has also made a cameo appearance as herself on the TV series Michelle appears on (Gossip Girl) during an episode revolving around New York Fashion Week.
This burgundy leather bag is the kind that can add that color to a dark outfit and keep it from looking too “gothic.” The top handles also make it convenient to carry when you don’t want to shoulder strap it. While Michelle still dresses more like her TV character, we’re happy to hear her real life persona is a lot more amiable!