Gwen Stefani may not have a hit song out this summer, but that doesn’t stop her from stepping out like the rockstar she is. At this point, she’s made so many hits over the years that she doesn’t feel the urgency to be on the charts every year to prove she’s still got it. Even though this lady is in her 40’s now, she’s in better shape and better dressed than most of the new pop stars out there. W hile other “basic” ladies out there are carrying only Chanel and Celine, Gwen shows she’s beyond that and into a more diverse set of labels. She clearly knows that Louboutins aren’t just shoes. This particular bag is the Christian Louboutin Panettone Spiked Satchel. From the front, it just looks like it’s embellished with multicolored studs when they are in fact spikes that look very edgy from the side. This multicolored bag looks even more fabulous paired with Gwen’s intense red heels!
Rihann’as the kind of pop star that truly likes to reinvent her image often. It’s impossible to keep track of which hairstyle she had or when she had it because there have been so many! By now, she’s so successful as a musician and as a fashion icon that she gets sent designer bags and clothing as gifts the minute they hit the runway. So when she carries a backpack like this Stella McCartney Soft Faux-Leather one, you know it’s way ahead of the fashion curve.
Lady Gaga showed up in New York this weekend looking like an absolutely fabulous cross between Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O. For once, her outfit is all class with a touch of drama, minus the over the top theatrics. Her nose seems to be shrinking but her hair is more vivacious than ever (even though it’s probably a wig.)
The bag she was spotted carrying was the Versace Medusa Tote, which is STILL not available in stores. You can shop for it online but it hasn’t been released to the pubic yet. The Medusa hardware in gold is Versace’s icon and they seem to be trying to make it as recognizable as Louis Vuitton’s monogram, Herme’s H and Chanel’s double C’s. We like it so we’re in favor of this new trend. So far, the one other celeb who’s been seen with this tote was Selena Gomez during Paris Fashion Week. She was carrying it during a meeting with Anna Wintour so you know this bag has the approval of fashion’s biggest power players. Future It bag for sure!
Jennifer Garner is the anti-Kardashian. The only time you’ll see her looking like a killer combination of sexy and edgy is in an action movie or TV series. When she’s at home in California, she’s often spotted in tattered mom jeans, comfy shoes and sweaters that look so soft that a pile of kittens belong snuggling in them. So even when Jennifer carries a Prada tote, it’s not a sleek black leather tote that’s characteristic of the brand. Instead, it’s a colorful checked bag that you wouldn’t even know was Prada unless someone told you.
This is the Prada Vichy Checked Bowler Bag and it’s one of the most vibrant bags to come from the handbag line in a long while. When we spot Prada bags in celebrity hands, it’s often with Miranda Kerr who carries patent leather totes in solid colors. This soft fabric exterior bag is a cute and welcome change. Maybe we’ll be seeing more innovation from Prada in the near future.
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!
Nicky Hilton’s Celine Trapeze bag is such utter perfection that if we had to pick only one black bag to ever have, this one may just have to be it. The clean cut surface on the front with the whimsical flaps protruding on the sides make it classic and elegantly quirky. It’s the type of bag that’s never going to look out of style.
The metal clasp in the front is the cherry on top for this bag. The lack of frills, trims and complementing colors means this bag was designed so well that it can carry its own without having to call for backup. Our New Year’s resolution is to get our hands on this baby, how about you?