Not too long ago, we caught Mad Men star January Jones out and about with a bag made by a brand that wasn’t Versace. For most people, that wouldn’t be odd – Versace isn’t known for being an accessories favorite among celebrities, and even if it was, there are plenty of non-Versace bags to choose from. January endorses the brand, though, and brands tend to get a bit testy if they see their celebrity “faces” out and about with the wares of another company. Particularly since January’s endorsement deal is specifically for Versace accessories.
That wrong has been righted here, though, because the multi-material purple satchel that January’s toting is a variation of the Versace Hillary Satchel
January Jones was spotted shopping this past Tuesday at shopping at AAA Billiards in Los Angeles.
We recently told you about January’s deal with Versace but instead of Versace she’s carrying a Dior Libertine Hobo.
Wonder if someone will have a problem with this?
FYI, belt is by Hermes with MiH Jeans
The fashion and celeb blogs are buzzing about the latest ad campaign from Versace. The campaign features January Jones, star of Mad Men, in a series of topless photos with nothing but the bags from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection. The first wave of photos have hit the Internet and can be viewed on sites HuffingtonPost, JustJared and PopEater.
Back in November, WWD announced that Jones was chosen to be the new face of the Spring Versace line. Donatella Versace was recently quoted “I am always on the lookout for the next Versace blonde and in January, I feel I have found the perfect Versace woman for the 21st century. She is chi and elegant but deeply sensual too — it’s a dramatic combination. The photos were shot by Mario Testino.
The Versace label has always personified excess and the glamorous life. A recent project spearheaded by Donatella Versace however, has turned that luxury around to help others. In collaboration with the Whitney Museum of Art, the designer created “Art Unites”. The organization donated art supplies to sick children around the world.
The finished artwork, based on the “Friendship” theme were printed on Versace tote bags. Proceeds of the handbags benefit the Starlight Foundation and the One Foundation.
As an added bonus, anyone who buys one of these special bags between now and December 1 will receive a VIP discount of 20% at all Versace boutiques in the U.S.