Category Archives: Bags

Winter Tote

When I choose a bag, the amount of things I need to check off before making the purchase is daunting.


The right color… the right color for the season. Leather? Two-toned? Is it durable to make it through the NYC subways? And above all, does it look good with my generally black monochrome outfits?

The idea of a natural tote with a little pop of color is perfect for winter. This one by Dillon des Pres Co. has just the right amount of color to accent my daily wardrobe and is thick enough to make it through the tough streets of New York (I’m talking to you Broadway tourists).

What’s your ideal tote for day-to-day?

Emerald Stripe Mason Tote, Dillon des Pres Co. Exclusively on PlanDeVilleNYC.com


By brie

Edit No. 1 / Part 4… The White Coat

This is one coat I have totally fallen in love with for the fall. My coat obsession isn’t really a secret anymore and after seeing this one on Alana, I immediately added it to my collection. I love how chic but still easy a white coat is, you can wear it with absolutely everything– just be careful where you sit ;)

Coat, Nili Lotan; Skirt, Proenza Schouler; Turtleneck, H&M; Bag, Other Stories; Shoes, Stella McCartney.

Styled by Dianna Lunt / Makeup by Tatyana Makarova / Hair by Eloise Cheung

For more from this series, click here!

Mellow Yellow

I had to show you the rest of this look from yesterday!

Nothing like some bright yellow to add really make your outfit pop… and those Dior sneakers don’t hurt either!

Mellow Yellow

I had to show you the rest of this look from yesterday!

Nothing like some bright yellow to add really make your outfit pop… and those Dior sneakers don’t hurt either!

Stuck On You

Spotted straight from the spring runway, one of Anya Hindmarch’s stickered-up satchels– you remember the leather stickers she also created, right? I think what I love most about this bag is that it reminds me of the notebooks I would cover in stickers and doodles when I was in school.

 

A little bit of nostalgia never hurt anybody, right?

Stories

New York meet & Other Stories.

& Other Stories meet New York. I was so happy when the brand came to me to work with them as they get ready to open their first store in New York (mark your calendar for October 17!) and it was fun to do this type of project for them! For the first part of the series, I ran all around the city taking photos of things that reminded me of their new pleat bag. You can also see all the photos when you visit the site!

I hope you like it!

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Stories

New York meet & Other Stories.

& Other Stories meet New York. I was so happy when the brand came to me to work with them as they get ready to open their first store in New York (mark your calendar for October 17!) and it was fun to do this type of project for them! For the first part of the series, I ran all around the city taking photos of things that reminded me of their new pleat bag. You can also see all the photos when you visit the site!

I hope you like it!

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By admin

Sticker Up

Anya Hindmarch is a quirky genius.

Remember last season’s potato chip clutch? Well, this time around she is getting us with stickers.

Debuting today with her spring collection is a limited edition collection of leather stickers (in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of CHAOS FASHION) that you can use to embellish your handbag/phone/best friend. The current selection features a Mickey Mouse hand doing various gestures and more styles will be added soon. I’m already going through my closet trying to figure out what I want to “sticker up” first. If you need some inspiration, take a look back at Sue’s embellished bag


By alex

What I’m Wearing #2

Okay, so this is technically a guest edition of What I’m Wearing because this bag belongs to Yasmin

She came over to shoot a story with me at the Studio in between shows (I’ll show you the photos soon!) and she was carrying this cool new Chloé bag. I keep finding myself drawn to red bags lately… I also really love the hardware on this one, it’s simple but still striking.

Do you like it?

Tough Cookie

Don’t mess with me…

I sometimes find myself super drawn to tough accessories. You know, the kind that make you feel a little bit more rebellious. A studded flat, a spike bracelet, and now, this heavy chain strap bag (the strap isn’t really that heavy, you won’t be able to substitute carrying this for time at the gym). Edgy I am not, but my accessories sure are.

PS: This bag is from Saint Laurent.


By alex

That Prada Bag

You didn’t think we would go on without showing you Michele’s bag from last week, did you?

Even though it’s mini (you know we love a mini bag over here) I like that it has a little extra storage spot at the bottom– Michele keeps a camera in there! And just like white, I think it’s totally okay to wear Hawaiian print after Labor Day ;)


By alex

Total Ease

I’ve had a long time love for jumpsuits, even though I don’t wear them very often. It’s one of those pieces that becomes so easy to wear. You can wear it with flats or sneakers during the day and all it needs is a shoe change to wear out at night and dress it up a little bit. Emily even wore one to a black tie wedding last summer and it was totally cool.

I love this one from Isabel Marant on Michele– the perfect piece to go from end of the summer into fall… (Yes, it’s really coming, we can’t keep avoiding it…)

Jumpsuit, Isabel Marant; Heels, Jimmy Choo; Bag, Prada

My Summer Bag

I bought that tote at Zara in the spring and it’s been with me ever since. I love it, the leather is great, the color is amazing, and you can throw your entire life in it.

It’s been to Corsica, to Germany, to Greece, to Canada and later today, it’s going to the Hamptons with me. All my other bags are super jealous (the girl who thinks her bags have a soul).

No but seriously, Zara. Too good.

Style Story / Melissa

Melissa lives between Athens and Mykonos where she runs fashion stores and takes care of her brand, Wildwood. I was there on vacation but I was so inspired by Greece that I couldn’t help but make a little photoshoot with her.

I love the heavy silks, the colors, the clothes inspired by summer and even more, her commitment to quality (amazing) and price (affordable) – let’s just say I came back with heavy luggage! Unfortunately for the moment, you can’t buy on her website (but you can take a look at the collections!) but I hope this post will motivate her ;)

All the clothes come from Wildwood, except the for the traditional Greek tunic (so cool, I brought back three), the basket (Balenciaga), the glasses (The Row). Her bracelets come from Aurelie Bidermann and the blue eye is a traditional Greek good luck charm. The earrings are from Maria Black (here again, I totally copied her and bought the same). Oh, and her shoes are from her other brand, Isapera. Yeah – the girl is busy ;)

Click on the arrows to see more images…

From Mykonos: A cat playing with Carole’s bag

Carole’s bag, Balenciaga and towel, Pierre Louis Mascia.

Valise d’été

Here are a few of my favorite things I took with me for the summer…

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Of course, there is always a lot of white, like this super cool shirt and my Common Projects sneakers and jean shorts that are perfect for throwing on for some paddle ball. But hey, it’s Greece and I needed to add a little bit of color to my wardrobe for this trip, so I went with this pink Isabel skirt and this orange one-piece from Eres.

A simple tote, embroidered pareo, my gold Sonia Rykiel belt that I’ve had forever, those beautiful coral earrings from Aurélie and a travel watercolor set in case I feel inspired! It’s so cool to be able to bring my stationery with me too, I really love it.

Ok, so maybe my suitcase wasn’t really 22.3 kilos by the time I added some of the items not pictured…but these are my favorites that I wanted to share with you!

Denim Days

I’m declaring it the summer of the denim skirt.

Okay, maybe that is kind of a big call, but I’m seeing a ton of them lately. This one on Jana is ultra chic, super tight and super high-waisted. I like mine a little bit baggy, lower on the waist, a bit distressed, the kind that feels like it’s been really lived in. Whats your denim skirt style?

Movie Night

A few weeks ago, I joined Miranda and Athina for a movie in the park. It’s one thing I really love about New York in the summer– there are always a million things to do, and I think its so cool to head to your favorite park, grab a blanket, some popcorn and maybe some rosé and catch a movie.

La Haine, a really good French film, was playing at Tompkins Square Park when we went. It was the perfect way to spend a summer night!

Giorgia

Let’s start the first week of the summer (yesss!!!) by this city look on Giorgia. I love the subtlety of her choices, the not too high heels, the easy pants and the blouse that’s just a little revealing.

Oh, and the very Italian touch – the classic Gucci bag.

As always, she’s perfect.

All White

I often wonder why I like wearing white so much, but seeing this photo (Sabrina shot in front of the beautiful “Chinatown” graffiti by the Smart Crew) I tell myself that when you live in such a colorful and busy city, white is actually a way to stand out… And to relax.

A big kiss, have a colorful and relaxing weekend!

PS : Sabrina is the owner of Dimes, a deliiiiiicious and very relaxing restaurant in Chinatown!

The Red Backpack

We’ve debated backpacks before, but I’ve been seeing more and more of these backpack meets handbag hybrids.

You know, you can carry them from a handle at the top or throw it over your shoulder when you need to be hands free. When you have a backpack, it’s easy to feel like a kid on your way to school, but I think having one that you can wear two ways makes the trend much more grown up.

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Morgan has totally mastered it. It’s not really a surprise, she’s the designer of this bag. Her handbag line is all vegan, it’s called Freedom of Animals :)

Would you wear a bag-pack like this?

Le Weekend

We are out of the office today enjoying the end of a long weekend here in NYC! I love these weekends because the city stays busy, but it’s also super quiet at the same time. I felt like I was the only one here this weekend!

I love Miranda’s ultra-summer style in this photo. Have I told you how much I love a straw basket? A total summer essential for me!

Blue Crush

As soon as I saw Lisa in these jeans, I knew I had to have them. And of course (just my luck) they are vintage. I love the super relaxed, couldn’t be easier, just the right amount of distressed look they have. Like you could wear them all day, everyday.

Bite Size

We get it. It’s summer. And if you are anything like us here at the Studio, you want to carry that super mini bag you bought a month ago but you can’t fit your giant checkbook/receipt/phone numbers on napkins filled wallet inside (time to start mobile banking y’all). It’s a little easier to master the art of downsizing your bag contents when you start with minimizing your wallet size (this also maybeeee means you might be able to keep an extra tube of lipstick in there).

We searched high and low to find the miniest (new word, you heard it first) wallets to fit inside your tiniest bags and clutches this summer!

These are our favorites….

Comme des Garcons Mini Wallets

Comme des Garçons: The total it wallet. You might end up taking it out of your bag more often then you planned on…

Vianel Mini Wallets

Vianel: A new classic. The style is simple and sweet– you’ll put it in your non-mini bag too.

Valextra Mini Wallets

Valextra: You don’t even need the mini bag to carry this one around. And that little strap means you’ll probably never lose it either…

PS: The wallet in the pocket is from Everlane!

Bold

Please give us a moment…We are having a Studio wide handbag crush on this bold Céline handbag.

It’s punchy and a total standout piece, but I will say, it’s a little bit on the heavy side. Choose what you put inside wisely, you’ll be getting a bicep workout.

Unzipped

I love the dress Janice is wearing — it’s so chic.

That same day, which was the first really hot day we’ve had in New York (Yeeesss, so cool!!!)(Ugh, too hot!!!), I was wearing shorts and a top that were…well, kind of sexy, I guess.
Not as sexy as Janice’s dress, but sexy enough to feel like I was having a little effect as I was walking down the street.

It wasn’t unpleasant :)

I have to say that in New York, you can really dress however you like — no one says anything. It’s rare to be whistled at, and even more rare to hear catcalls, which I dreaded all the time when I lived in the South of France.

It should be up to us to decide how sexy we want to be, right?

What is it like where you live? Do you feel free to wear whatever you want? Do you like to wear tight-fitting clothes?

PS: Janice’s dress is T by Alexander Wang.

Translated by Andrea Perdue.

The Bermuda Shorts

The Place: Lower East Side Coleman Skatepark, NYC
The Girl: Karin Hansson
The Style: Taking bermudas from the beach to the city.

I am really into wearing bermudas in the city. Pairing them with something a little less tropical, like a stripe tee and a cool flat sandal instantly gives them more street cred. Add a scarf and messy braid and even the boys in the skatepark will be jealous.

Hair by Rodney Cutler and Brielle Johnson for Cutler/Redken.

The Fringe

It’s so cool when fringes don’t look cowboy.

Even more when worn with such a cool shirt. And even more when the bag comes from Sara Battaglia (Gio’s sister) whose designs I’m so impressed with lately !

The Valentino Espadrilles

HUGE love for these espadrilles. That’s all I wanted to say!

Oh yes – one more thing actually. You know, the bag in the picture ? It’s the Mansur Gavriel in natural leather, after it’s been a little aged by the summer sun. Pretty cool don’t you think?

Espadrilles, Valentino; Bag, Mansur Gavriel; Sunglasses, Warby Parker; Hat Albertus Swanepoel; Shirt, Haspel.

L’Objet

Curved Chrome Bar Clutch , Proenza Schouler

Transition

What the h#@! am I going to wear today?

Come on, you know you’ve asked yourself this about a million times since the weather has started to change. The morning starts off cool (you’ll need a scarf, maybe a hat) and by the time of your 3pm coffee run, you wish you were in a bikini. Then you leave work at 7pm and put your hat back on. Why, why, why, why weather gods, must you screw with our outfit psyche?

What are your tricks for a foolproof transitional wardrobe?

The Minis

You know that question: What you would bring along if you were trapped on a desert island? Well, it’s been a little revised for spring and it might be more appropriate to ask your friends: If you can only fit three items in your mini bag, what will they be?

These tiny, miniature sized bags were a plenty on the runways (the first spotting happened for spring 2012 at Rochas), some of the styles being just straight up small, and others being shrunken versions of classic styles we’ve come to love (like the one in the photo from Loeffler Randall, a mini Rider bag).

Think of it kind of like a forced handbag cleanse. These mini bags force you to really examine what you really need to keep with you all the time. For me? My iPhone, a metro card, a credit card and the keys to my apartment (if you’ll allow me one more item, a lipstick).

Of course, if you can’t narrow your life down to just three belongings, you can always carry all of your mini bags together, like Meredith is doing here :)

Femme

I love Andi’s look because it speaks to me about a femininity that I don’t see so often in the streets of New York.
Okay well, my New York… Maybe I should go uptown more often?
What speaks to me is this chic and certain femininity, which is so sexy – a little bit Italian style.

It’s funny, because I bought a skirt that looks a little bit like that the other day; you can wear it only with heels, and the moment I saw myself in the mirror I was taken back by the added femininity it gave me. For me. who mostly wears jeans and shirts, I though that if I was to dress that way more often, my perception of myself would totally change and you know what? I’d like that.

Then I remembered I like to walk everywhere.
Pffff, life is full of unsolvable contradictions.

Do you find that having really feminine style is tough to keep up in everyday life?

Coat, Michael Kors; Top, Assembly New York; Pants, Tibi; Bag, Stella McCartney; Heels, Manolo Blahnik; Belt, vintage Versace.

The Mix

I love the way Ngoné mixed up prints in this photo– it’s inspiring since I’m always caught wearing a matchy-matchy outfit (laaaaame!). And that cropped sleeve leopard coat is perfect for easing into spring weather (yeahhhhh!), just layer with a long sleeve tee or sweater and voilà!


PS: The jacket is by Adam Lippes and the bag from Saint Laurent!

The Mix

I love the way Ngoné mixed up prints in this photo– it’s inspiring since I’m always caught wearing a matchy-matchy outfit (laaaaame!). And that cropped sleeve leopard coat is perfect for easing into spring weather (yeahhhhh!), just layer with a long sleeve tee or sweater and voilà!


PS: The jacket is by Adam Lippes and the bag from Saint Laurent!

One Love

A seriously great Under $50 find…

That’s the bag you get when you buy a juice at Melvin’s, the Miss Lily’s juice bar! Isn’t it the coolest? Arrrrh I love reggae and everything Miss Lily’s does. Do you know Radio Lily’s ?

The BEST yo.

Miss Lily’s, 132 West Houston Street, New York


By admin

A coffee with…

A coffee with Tine, Luisia and Langley…

Where: Tiny’s, NYC
What: A new collection from TL-180 with illustrations by Langley.

Romper Season

I’ve always been a fan of rompers, and the season is now approaching (ok, that might be crazy optimistic since it looks like it’s going to snow this week in New York) (SNOW AGAIN!?) (WHAT, DO THEY THINK WE’RE IN THE MOVIE FROZEN HERE IN NEW YORK OR SOMETHING?!!!) where we can let loose with rompers again.

Because in the winter, under our coats, there’s no point (it’s hard enough as it is) and in the summer, when it’s hot, we end up tying things around the waist, which is… pretty nice, actually, don’t you think?

Anyway, I’m a fan of rompers especially in this transitional period before-crazy springtime pathetic athletic mode mixed with heels (and big scarves), so I love this outfit and I can’t wait to copy it myself right away.

After the snow storm this week, that is. Let it gooooooo, let it gooooooo.

Romper, The Quality Mending Co.; Handbag, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Scarf, White + Warren; Striped tee, Edith A. Miller; Shoes, Christian Louboutin.

Translated by Andrea Perdue

Izortze in Paris

Just so everyone knows, it’s almost 60 degrees here in NYC today!!!!!!!!

Izortze’s outfit here is the perfect spring transition outfit, a good coat and sweater layer for when it’s still a bit cold in the morning, but light pants (white, my favorite) and cool sneakers to get you through the day. Here’s to hoping it only keeps getting warmer!

Pattern Play

Fashion week (month !) has me inspired to mix up patterns…

Here are a few things I’m looking for this weekend!


By admin

Chanel Shopping Center

If you love fashion just a tiny bit, you’ve seen images from the Chanel Shopping Center a million times by now. And if you are like me, you just can’t get enough of it. This show was genius !

Let me tell you a little bit about it…

10.06 : In front of the Grand Palais. My invitation simply says “Chanel Shopping Center.” I haven’t had the time to imagine what the show was going to be. I know I’ll be surprised and I can’t wait, but I’m a little preoccupied – I have to meet the team from a Chinese magazine who are supposed to take my photo.

10.07 : They text me: “We are inside!” I answer: “Coming!!!”

10.08 : I text Erik, my photo assistant : “You can stay outside a little bit, meet me inside around 10.20.”

10.09 : Big crowd in front of Chanel. Security guards everywhere, but Chanel security guards : nice security guards.

10.12 : I’m inside the Grand Palais, my jaw drops.

10.12 : What I mean by that: I’m inside the Grand Palais, in shock, mouth open. WTF?

10.14 : I’m gasping, a slow gasp.

10.15 : Still gasping, slow-mo.

10.15 : Take out my weapon (my phone) text my troops (Erik):
“Drop everything and come inside. This is madness. PHOTOGRAPH EVERYTHING it’s crazy!”

10.16 : It’s INTENSE. I am in a huge Chanel supermarket. As huge as the Grand Palais. It’s beautiful! Each product has been thought out (there are more than 500, I’ve heard) each has sublime packaging. Each product has a funny caption or a hilarious pun. It doesn’t even look like a stage! There is rice in the rice boxes!

10.18 : This is a Chanel dream. I can’t stop myself from exploring the whole place, and more and more people are with me. We all look like kids on Christmas morning, eyes wide open and pink cheeks.

Chanel Fall 2014

10.18 : No Internet #MillionChanelInstagrams.

10.19 : I’m laughing on my own, taking a million pictures, explaining the puns to my non-French speaking friends, for example:

- Shampoo : “For indecisive and unsubmisive hair” or for “Lame and uncolored hair”
- Water : “Eau De Chanel N°0”.
- Toast (biscottes in French) : “BisCOCOttes to devour”.
- Sardines (tiny boxed fish) : “Jersey” Sardines, “Tweed” Sardines, “Pearl” Sardines.
- Cereal : “COCOChoco”

This goes on for every box, and there are sooooo many!!! Each and every one of them is beautiful. My head is going to explode with genius, creativity, humor, and colors.

Chanel Fall 2014

10.19 : Soundtrack? The same as in a chich supermarket.

10.20 : Text : “We can’t find you!” Crap, forgot my Chinese team.

10.25 : Taking pictures with them near the Chanel cheese, that totally smells like cheese. Woof!

10.40 : I’m in a Chanel shopping cart for my Chinese team, it makes people turn and take my picture, I have a second of doubt. Am I losing my chic?

10.40 : “At Chanel you don’t lose your chic, you find it,” Karl says to me. Or did I dream that ?

10.44 : Shooting done. I run into friends, they’re all like me, feeling like they’ve taken mushrooms and are on the Teletubbies, but in a supermarket. Too many things to see, do, take pictures of. I think I’m gonna need to sit.

10.50 : Okay I’m sitting. Not moving. Observing. Keira Knightley is here. Cute \!

10.53 : Cara Delevigne walks proudly, the shows starts.

10.56 : It’s beautiful ! Colors everywhere ! Ok, I don’t really see the clothes so much, I’m so fascinated by the decor. And the models that…

Chanel Fall 2014

11.01 : Once the models are done going around the venue, instead of going back backstage, they stay in the shopping center. Grab a shopping cart, a ham, talk, compare products.

11.03 : Soundtrack : Mademoiselle Agnès and Loïc Prigent: “When the jambon (ham) is good, it’s the jambon Cambon!” and other jokes. Hilarious.

11.14 : Okay the show is over. Karl is here walking in front of me with Cara, he seems super happy.

11.15 : What’s happening? Rihanna is running through the venue (followed by her bodyguards and 200,000 photographers).

11.16 : Ah, Rihanna’s just shopping.

Chanel Fall 2014

11.17 : Oh, everybody’s shopping, actually. Everybody wants a piece of the decor. Me too !!! I grab a paint bucket “Doré St Honoré” (of course)

11.18 : Scott grabs a ketchup bottle “Paris Dallas.” “Much more ironic,” he tells me.

11.20 : Wow, some are getting REALLY excited over this and are loading themselves with products.

11.21 : Some stands collapse. It’s starting too look like a post-Sandy New York Supermarket – you don’t really know if it’s funny, desperate or if it’s art, but I’m happy to report that the atmosphere is great.

11.21 : People are starting to go way overboard. Security guards ask (nicely) for people to stop dismanteling the decor, but kindness seems to have no effect on what’s starting to feel like hysteria.

11.21 : Three fashion editors are climbing the shelves to get their hands on the “Mademoiselle” doormat. One of them trips and falls down.

Chanel Fall 2014 Photo

11.23 : All right, I’m out.

11.23 : And by that I mean, I’m checking out. Yes, there is a check out, where people are asked to put down everything they’ve been gathering. I say there should be a shrink right there people are so sad. But instead there are free candies. Piles of products are abandonned. Apparently the food will go to charities.

11.24 : I know someone who was able to sneak a Chanel Ketchup, but I won’t say who…

11.30 : Outside. I sit down to think about the meaning of life, while eating candies. And I mean : Chanel candies.

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If this Chanel show was genius, it’s not only for everything I just narrated to you (and let’s not even start talking about the hours of work to achieve that) and for this celebration / critique of consumerism, but it’s also because, if right now, fashion shows are a communication event then this one must have exploded any standard. The number of tweets and Instagrams went litteraly crazy. Chanel Explosion N°128616. :)

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Bagologie

How do you carry your bag? Bag as clutch? Ignore the straps? Multiple cross-body mini bags? It says as much about you as, well, your actual bag does.

Season after season we are shown all of these different ways to carry your bags and after last week’s Carven show (where models were holding onto their clutches for dear life) Alex and I decided to dust off our AP Psychology notes and figure out the true meaning behind each bag carrying method…

(Disclaimer: I’m pretty sure I got a A- in AP Psych…)

1. The shlutch (shield-clutch): You are a little bit paranoid (sorry, I had to say it). You turn corners carefully and won’t watch a scary movie without the protection of a giant pillow or boyfriend to hide behind. You guard your clutch like you guard your secrets… which you definitely wish you had more of. Relax dear shlutch girl, we love you even without the drama! [Spotted at Carven.]

Chloe Fall 2014

2. The Blutch (bag as clutch): You aren’t here to conform, you’re going to carry your handbag however the h#@& you want, okay?! (Even if that means you’re lugging a duffle bag under your arm, making it nearly impossible for you to use your hands). But because you do whatever you want, you probably also have someone else doing whatever you tell them. Your assistant handles your texting, your taxi hailing and sometimes, even your waving at friends for you. [Spotted at Chloé, Céline and last season at Topshop.]

Balenciaga Fall 2014 Photo

3. The Bag Lady: You’re an intern. But not a canvas tote carrying intern, you are a seriously chic intern. You’re an intern straight off of The Hills. You’re John Galliano interning for Oscar de la Renta. You still do the job, meaning you run errands and bring back the daily coffee order but there is no way you’re going to carry all of that stuff in a fabric tote. No way! You’re sorting it all into three gorgeous handbags. And who cares if it’s not the most practical, you’re a fashion intern after all. [Spotted at Balenciaga and last season at Chanel.]

Acne Fall 2014

4. The ‘What back?’ Backpack: You are a bit of a commitment-phobe. You love a trend/accessory/color/guy in theory, but when it comes down to actually owning it, you fall a little short. That Big Mac smells like heaven, but you won’t finish the last bite, that gorgeous guy looks like heaven, but you won’t say yes when he gets down on one knee and you want to be that backpack wearing fashionista, but you’re not ready to put it on your back. Baby steps little lamb, you’ll get there. [Spotted at Acne.]

As for me, I carry my bags pretty much the way they’re supposed to be carried.

Does it mean I lack personality? Should I try wearing my clutch over my head today? That could totally be my thing !? No?

What do you think?

They Are Totes Amaze!

One of my favorite accessories from the New York shows?

These cheeky totes from Phillip Lim (also in the collection, clutches that said “Cash Only”). I’m totes thinking about getting myself one…

Heavy Metal

Did you see those MASSIVE chain purse straps at Prada?

Pretty genius if you ask us. It works as an insanely secure bag strap (we carry a lot of schtuff in our bags, so the stronger the strap the better) and could probably double as a stylish designer bike lock…

The only concern I have is exactly how heavy is that chain? Is the bag also going to be a new work out craze?


By brie

Lulu

I would like to introduce you to my new bag, the Lulu by Saint Laurent – I had been dreaming about it since it came out, I find it beautiful like a piece of furniture*.

I had been searching for a small bag for months, and I was worried that this one was a bit too precious, but then, once I got back from the Christmas holidays, I caved.

So, the bag is really tiny, basically you can fit one key, an iPad mini, a mini wallet (my new specialty – I’m going to talk to you about it soon!) and your mobile phone and then….
That’s all!

You could say that it’s one way of motivating myself to lighten up my life! For the moment it works, I’m never without it.

Do you like it?

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*??? No idea what made me think of that – maybe the Art Deco clasp?

Details

Mastering the art of layering is no easy task, my bag ladyness can attest to that.

It’s all about the proportions, the combination and in the end what’s going to keep you warm (and what you’re going to be able to take off when you need to cool down, say back at your desk or when you find yourself going to a chic lunch in the middle of a blizzard… Or for us these next two weeks: battling the elements during fashion week. )

I really liked these combos (one of them is actually mine, will you recognize it ?)


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Coat, Calvin Klein; Parka, Valentino; Sweatshirt, TPN; Shirt, Uniqlo; Bag, Reed Krakoff.

Coat, 10 Crosby Derek Lam. Jacket, Stella Mccartney; Denim Jacket, Proenza Schouler; Turtleneck, Club Monaco.

Plaid Coat, Ace&Jig; Leather Jacket, Vince; Bag, M Hulot; Bracelets, Saint Laurent; Scarf, vintage.

Tine & Luisa

It’s another crazy snow day in New York!! Here are Luisa and Tine taking it all in– even if they are a little bit cold!

Paulina, at the Studio

Do you remember the day I fell in love with this Little Liffner clutch?

At the time, the Swedish brand wasn’t available in New York yet, and when we contacted them, we realized that Paulina, its creator, did absolutely everything herself, even the customer service…

Little Liffner has grown since then, and on Friday, Paulina stopped by to see us and show us her new collection. When I saw the simple, practical, cool style (ah, those Swedes!) I couldn’t resist taking a photo.

(I’m so happy that we can finally open up the doors of the Studio to more people. We can have friends and colleagues over for coffee and invite creatives to come collaborate with us… It’s so wonderful. Just goes to show – the longer the wait, the sweeter it is!)

Carey in Tribeca

I love this layering with soft colors on Carey. It’s a change from the dark winter colors but it’s just as warm!

Carey Murphy Street Style

Coat, Blk Dnm; Jean, Current Elliot; Bag, Kara; Sweater, Equipment; Headphones, Bang & Olufsen.

Gold Rush

I’m slowly stepping away from my grey winter uniform…

I hope it will make warmer weather come faster ;) Here is my shopping cart this week, you can see it all on Pinterest!

Kisses!
Garance


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