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.
Winter holidays are coming up and it’s the season for doing good deeds and charitable acts of kindness. Some people do good just for the sake of helping others, even if it makes them look large-hearted and others just want all the glory without having to part with too much money! Kim Kardashian was raised in a very business-oriented household so sadly, she’s the former. The glamour queen recently asked her fans to go buy some of her clothes in sale for charity. What she neglected to inform them is just 10% of the proceeds go to charity. Where she lives in California, sales tax alone is 9%. Kim is worth nearly half a billion dollars but she would rather keep a few thousand more for herself rather than help those affected by the storm in the Phillipines.
Victoria Beckham also donated about 20 boxes of her clothing as well as that of David Beckham’s to the British Red Cross. All proceeds are going to the hurricane victims and her fans are ecstatic to get their hands on some of her clothes. Charity isn’t a competition but it’s almost criminal to tell fans to buy your clothes for charity before keeping most of the money for yourself. Sadly, this isn’t even the first time Kim pulled such a scam.
It has become clear that Kim has her sights on rivaling Victoria Beckham’s enormous Birkin collection, and with her latest dove gray addition to the family, she’s one bag closer. Of all the Birkins we’ve seen from Kim in the past (and they are numerous, believe me), this color is easily my favorite. Ultra light gray is an underutilized color, and the shade lends itself well to the precise lines of a Hermes bag. Kim is also wearing 7 for All Mankind Roxanne jeans and Christian Louboutin Jessica Knee-High Boots.
Remember a while back – last year, in fact – when rumors began to circulate about Victoria Beckham launching a handbag line? Well if today’s whispers are anything to go by, they were right – apparently she’s teamed up with Katie Hillier to launch the debut collection.
The partnership doesn’t come as too big of a surprise as Katie has worked with Posh’ BFF Marc Jacobs on his accessories line in the past.
The project is said to still be in the early stages, but we’re sure these two will come up some amazing bags!
Victoria Beckham arrived in Milan this weekend looking ridiculously chic as usual. In her drapey sweater, skinniest-of-skinnies (from the Victoria Beckham Denim collection, natch) and killer heels, she’s unmatchable in the style department. Throw in the gorgeous Hermes Birkin, all glamorous and showstopping in burgundy crocodile, and the effect is stunning.
Seeing Victoria Beckham without an Hermes purse is like seeing Crocodile Dundee without an animal skin, but I guess the starlet makes exceptions for Louis Vuitton. And apparently they make exceptions for her. Beckham’s massive (for her, at least) Louis Vuitton Fox Tail Fur Tassels Messenger Bag is from the label’s spring/summer 2010 collection, which means it’s not even out in stores yet. Though I envy Beckham’s pull, I’m not really that blown away by the handbag – who wants a fox tail hitting their knee every second?
It was inevitable, Victoria Beckham entered the fashion fray via a collection of dresses and now that the she’s released her second collection to much fan fare, there is talk that the fashion WAG is set to add a line of shoes and handbags to her namesake brand. “Victoria is tired of promoting other brands. If she wears Christian Louboutin or Hermès people go and buy it, ” a source told the Sun. “She thought, ‘Why can’t I do this with my own line?’”
Oh, Vicky, you’re always keeping us on our toes, aren’t you? Well, I’ll say this: fabulous Hermes Birkin, darling. Now if I could just wrap my head around the rest of your ‘daring’ ensemble. To be honest, I don’t know whether to love it or hate it. True, for Milan Fashion Week anything goes, but perhaps someone should remind Posh that a) it’s a fashion show, not a funeral, and b) she’s in her 30s, so she should stop dressing like Carrie Donovan (RIP). The hair accessory is pretty, but perhaps a tad too kooky for this severe all-black look.