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PurseForum Roundup – January 23

Happy Friday, friends! We have reached the end of another week, and that means it’s time to check in on our extended family over at the PurseForum. This week, we caught up with Relationships and Family and Handbags and Purses, plus we found some very tempting bags in Chanel. Come join the party!

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In our members-only Relationships and Family subforum, we have been focusing on the implications of an engagement ring purchase, a thread absolutely bubbling over with opinions and advice. We are anxiously awaiting an update, and hopefully a happy ending. We have also been sorting through a wedding dilemma, as well as helping a member who finds her table includes an extra mouth to feed a bit more often than she would like.

In Health and Fitness, our 2015 Fitness Support Thread is well under way, as members support a friend who is hoping to cut a special sweet out of her dietHealth and Fitness is a great place to get advice and help with anything that is bothering you, including lack of energy, sleep issues, and those annoying allergies.  (By the way, this week’s photo comes from Arts and Crafts and the Making My Own Novelty Bags thread – you will be amazed at member quackedup’s talent!)

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This breathtaking pair of beauties comes to us from the Non-Chanel Indulgences thread, where, snowbubble shared her Lady Dior right along with its Chanel cousin. Also in Chanel, Cosmic2561 is looking for a little gift-buying help, and our members are chiming in with all sorts of suggestions.

Chanel-Grand-Shopping-Tote

Cornish Mom’s reveal thread was a mystery at the outset, but we soon found the stunning Grand Shopper Tote that launched her onto the “slippery slope.” Don’t miss Timeless’ beautiful perforated WOC; it’s an unusual bag that really caught our attention, and we think it’s worth a second look.

Balenciaga-City-Bag

Over in Handbags and Purses, we are impressed with our members who steadfastly stick to their 2015 resolve to shop from their own closets. It would probably be easy if your closet has bags like cupcakegirl’s jet black Balenciaga, though.

Mulberry-Backpack

We also visited our favorite thread, the 50-ish Plus Club, where our members prove that they really do have style for days! A perfect case in point is this brilliant Mulberry Kensington from izzy48, but stylish bags are just the tip of the iceberg in this fast-moving thread. We also stopped into the Massaccesi thread, another conversation always topping the charts. (If you haven’t discovered this brand, you are missing something very special.)

Louis-Vuitton-Damier-Azur-Neverfull-Tote

Do you need a sanity check? Coviles28 came straight to the PurseForum for one when things didn’t quite line up on this new Neverfull. Members chimed in, and we discovered that perfect alignment of Louis Vuitton’s Damier pattern is by no means a sure thing. Neverfull fans will want to catch this reveal – it’s sbuxaddict’s first, and she treated us to a terrific reveal along with modeling shots, too.

Louis-Vuitton-Bag-Reveal

Louis Vuitton never fails to provide plenty of reveals, and the January Purchases thread was a treasure trove this week. This pretty-as-a-picture reveal comes to us from KarenLV, who did a beautiful job of showing off her new bag and charm. Kvtindc has a double reveal to show off, and these new Soft Lockits look to be perfect for spring.

Gucci-Soho-Disco-Bag

The little black bag is as iconic as the little black dress. In Gucci, ashooz showed off her newest acquisition, a perfect LBB, along with an impressive selection of small leather goods from several brands. Jlbanks had a cute bag to reveal, too, this time something colorful and unusual that was an instant hit.

This Lady Lock briefcase clutch from cocobean1793 rounded out our Gucci finds – the color and style are a perfect combination, and we will definitely be giving this bag more than a passing thought in the future. By the way, fans of the Disco bag will enjoy this thread, dedicated to this perfect little bag – it includes some peeks at what’s inside, which we love.

Thank you for dropping in for a visit. The PurseForum never sleeps – our conversations range over hundreds of topics, including fabulous bags, of course. We thank you for stopping by and hope you will come back again next week. In the meantime, have a great weekend – see you soon!

Check Out Dior’s Pre-Fall 2015 Handbags, Straight Off the Runway

Somehow, it’s almost February, and that means it’s almost time for New York Fashion Week and the debut of the first Fall 2015 collections. Pre-Fall 2015 presentations have barely wrapped up, and when we went back to survey the pre-season in advance of the NY shows, we noticed one that we skipped in all of late December’s holiday tumult–Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2015, which was shown in Tokyo.

The standard runway images of the show aren’t too revealing, handbag-wise, but luckily for us, the team at Dior let The Coveteur’s ace photographer backstage to document some of the collection’s details. We’ve got some of the photo series’ more handbag-centric photos below, plus a few detail shots from the brand itself.

If played correctly, Dior stands to have a very big year in accessories. I get the sense that high-end consumers are hungering for the next big thing, and Dior’s bags are just under-exposed enough to attract the attention of top-tier buyers who want something that everyone else doesn’t already have in their closets. These bags might be just the thing.

These Celebrity Bag Picks are Some of Our Favorites in Recent Memory

The celebiverse is much more nuanced than you’d imagine, if you only followed along with People and Us Weekly. There are entire solar systems worth of celebrity stylists and fashion bloggers, many of whom you’re probably unaware of and not following on Instagram. We aim to rectify that. Fashion bloggers and celebrity stylists don’t have full access to the arsenal of designer freebies that A-list actresses do, but they really make it work with what they do have, and their bag choices are usually top notch. We’ve included a couple of them, along with a couple of our usual celebs and one very successful businesswoman, below.

HOLLYWOOD

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This dress is quite a statement and difficult to repeat without making it pretty obvious, even though I am completely against the “wearing things once”. You would be surprised though of how often other people assume that because we are bloggers, we are only supposed to wear things once (?!?!?!?), which is crazy. Anyway, I probably did pick the most inconvenient dress to go hiking up the Hollywood sign and the hike all the way to the top was quite long but definitely worth it, luckily I am not the girl who’s afraid of hikes, or heights or getting muddy and dirty which trust me, I did, in fact I am quite the tomboy when it comes to these things…

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Rolling Stones

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LOS ANGELES, January 2015

I was wearing:

DIOR SNEAKERS
ANINE BING LEATHER TROUSERS
HOMER SIMPSON VINTAGE TSHIRT
LOVERS AND FRIENDS JACKET
EDIE PARKER CUSTOMIZED CLUTCH
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Rolling Stones

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LOS ANGELES, January 2015

I was wearing:

DIOR SNEAKERS
ANINE BING LEATHER TROUSERS
HOMER SIMPSON VINTAGE TSHIRT
LOVERS AND FRIENDS JACKET
EDIE PARKER CUSTOMIZED CLUTCH
CELINE SUNGLASSES

Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

White X White

We love all white everything, all the time.

So, we were super excited when we heard that The Webster, Miami and Bon Marché, Paris were collaborating on an all-white collection. There are more than 50 designers involved in the partnership across fashion, beauty, and home, including Chanel, Dior, Chloe… and the list goes on and on. The best part is that these all-white designs will only be available from The Webster and Bon Marché, so will feel extra special.

BRB after we book tickets for the next flight to Miami or Paris…


Until February 21, 2015.


By studio

White X White

We love all white everything, all the time.

So, we were super excited when we heard that The Webster, Miami and Bon Marché, Paris were collaborating on an all-white collection. There are more than 50 designers involved in the partnership across fashion, beauty, and home, including Chanel, Dior, Chloe… and the list goes on and on. The best part is that these all-white designs will only be available from The Webster and Bon Marché, so will feel extra special.

BRB after we book tickets for the next flight to Miami or Paris…


Until February 21, 2015.


By studio

Marion Cotillard’s Brand New Dior Bag Leads This Group of Notable Celeb Purse Picks

Some weeks, the universe sends us nothing but Real Housewives carrying the same (beautiful, but the same) Chanel Flap Bags or Hermès Birkins we see all the time. We don’t mind those weeks (and we never tire of seeing those bags), but occasionally, the stars are aligned just so and some of our favorite actresses and singers will come out of hiding, carrying some handbags we don’t see every day. If we’re lucky, some of those bags are surprisingly attainable! This week is one of those weeks.

Bel Air

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BEL AIR, December 2014

I was wearing:

CELINE SLIPONS
SAINT LAURENT TROUSERS
ISABEL MARANT SWEATER
LAER LEATHER JACKET + DISNEY PINS
CARTIER PANTHERE RING
NIALAYA EVIL EYE RING
CHANEL BOY BAG
DIOR SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Bel Air

3U5A3462 3U5A3510 3U5A3415 3U5A3467 3U5A35263U5A3433 3U5A3472 3U5A3451 3U5A3495 3U5A3515 3U5A3421 3U5A3536 3U5A3426 3U5A3522

BEL AIR, December 2014

I was wearing:

CELINE SLIPONS
SAINT LAURENT TROUSERS
ISABEL MARANT SWEATER
LAER LEATHER JACKET + DISNEY PINS
CARTIER PANTHERE RING
NIALAYA EVIL EYE RING
CHANEL BOY BAG
DIOR SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Farewell 2014

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So much has happened this past year, but I cannot wait to share my new projects for 2015 as soon as possible! Here’s the never published before pictures from my latest Montee des Marches in Cannes, when I walked the red carpet wearing Dior. All images by Roi Romay, make up by Junior for Dior.

¡Han pasado tantas cosas este último año, que no puedo esperar a compartir con vosotros mis nuevos proyectos para el 2015! Aquí están las imágenes nunca antes vistas de cuando estuve en Cannes este pasado año en el Montee des Marches, recorriendo la alfombra roja vestida de Dior. Imágenes de Roi Romay y maquillaje de Junior para Dior.

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Our 12 Favorite Celebrity Bag Moments of 2014

Our 12 Favorite Celebrity Bag Moments of 2014

First things first: this list isn’t quite as comprehensive as most year-end lists you’ll read this week, because it primarily deals with handbags we saw celebs carry after June. To get a better feel for ALL the year’s best bag moments, you’ll also want to consult “The Best Celebrity Bag Looks of Summer 2014″ as well. A few of these bags made both lists, but that only means they completely dominated 2014 in a way that most of us probably didn’t, quite frankly. Better luck next year.

Pleats!

Color? Pfft, who needs it?! Texture? Yes, always. Thank you.

I have a closet full of ribbed tops and fuzzy sweaters. If it’s tactile, I want it. And pleats? Well, they have a special place in my heart (thank you, Issey Miyake). They’re a little niche for some — and fashion definitely retreated from them for a while — but I’ve been seeing them a little more and more recently… like Marion Cotillard in that silver Dior pleated gown…

What do you look for more in your closet, color or texture?


By neada

Pleats!

Color? Pfft, who needs it?! Texture? Yes, always. Thank you.

I have a closet full of ribbed tops and fuzzy sweaters. If it’s tactile, I want it. And pleats? Well, they have a special place in my heart (thank you, Issey Miyake). They’re a little niche for some — and fashion definitely retreated from them for a while — but I’ve been seeing them a little more and more recently… like Marion Cotillard in that silver Dior pleated gown…

What do you look for more in your closet, color or texture?


By neada

Les Yeux Dior

Dior showed their pre-fall 15 collection in Tokyo

And the makeup was distinctly inspired by the local culture. The eyeliner design is so striking against the clean, simple base of makeup. 

What do you think, is it a look you would wear in the real world?


By studio

Les Yeux Dior

Dior showed their pre-fall 15 collection in Tokyo

And the makeup was distinctly inspired by the local culture. The eyeliner design is so striking against the clean, simple base of makeup. 

What do you think, is it a look you would wear in the real world?


By studio

PurseForum Roundup – December 12

PurseForum Roundup – December 12

We made it through another week, Roundup readers! We know some of you are really getting hammered by winter weather, and we hope you can forget your woes and come along with us on our weekly romp through the PurseForumChristian Louboutin caught our eyes this week, along with some new purchases in Proenza Schouler. You know there is lots more in store, so get comfortable and join us.

Christmas Tree

Today’s Christmas tree comes to you straight from Chanel. Cyndee has shared her tree, plus many more decorating ideas that will make any Chanel lover’s heart sing. For more Christmas trees, drop by the tPF Christmas Tree thread in Home and Garden. 

Another hot conversation in Chanel this week is happening in the Winter Sale thread, and this conversation comes with lots of pictures of the goodies that our members have snapped up.

Chanel Boy Wallet on Chain Bag

Also in Chanel, Styledbyher revealed a gorgeous new bag this week, and we are absolutely loving the bags we are seeing in “easy caviar.” For more on this great leather that really lives up to its name, visit this thread for lots of pictures and discussion.

There are many more reveals in Chanel this week, including this jumbo double flap from tsuarsawan, minionlove’s double reveal of her early Christmas presents and Rubysiopers01′s special reveal, which includes some great snaps that travelers will certainly appreciate.

Aloha in Sand

In the Jewelry Box, our jade lovers continue to send Courage, the traveling jade bangle around the world on her adventures. This week, Courage landed in Hawai’i, where junkenpo showed her the town in fine style. Elsewhere, Everything Posh showed off a nice reveal with a Christmas theme–be sure to check out her new Cartier Love bangle, with diamonds!

Rolex and Chanel Bag

Roundup regulars know we love to pop into the Layering and Stacking thread, and you should, too–there is a stack for every budget. This week, we pull out all the stops with our selection: Bling Addict certainly lived up to her name with her stack; we had to share this eyepopping combintation, which includes Van Cleef and Arpels, Chanel, Cartier and Rolex!

Proenza Schouler Clutch

Do you love a bargain? If you do (and who doesn’t?), you will absolutely love this swoonworthy pochette from klynneann, whose first Proenza Schouler is a stunner with an out-of-this-world price tag! The conversation around the PS Spring 2015 colors just kicked off, and you will not want to miss it. Proenza Schouler‘s amazing rich colors never disappoint.

If you are on the hunt for your first PS bag, you will want to check out our Intel thread, as well as our reference library, where you can find plenty of help when it comes time to make your selection.

Christian Louboutin Python Pumps

If you like your reveals with a dash of nostalgia and a look back at a blockbuster movie, then you will love what _Danielle_ has in store for you this week in Christian Louboutin. This cinematically rich reveal includes not one, not two but three pairs of incredible shoes, and we were hard pressed to choose just one to picture here. How’d we do? There are plenty of shoes to swoon over in TinaX’s collection thread, and you will want to sit down for this one.

Christian Louboutin Double Pumps

We couldn’t leave Louboutin without checking into the New Purchases thread, and honestly, there are so many wonderful shoes in there we needed to remember to breathe. For3v3rz shared some very pretty pumps, and that was just the tip of the iceberg. Drop in to see what else our members have added to their already incredible collections–you won’t be sorry.

Tod's Boots

We didn’t forget about those of you who are slogging around in real weather, so here is a lovely pair of boots from Tod’s, brought to you by pattyui, who we think made a fine choice. Also, Frenziedhandbag scored a new wallet in one of our favorite colors. Tod’s is a quiet little subforum, but it’s definitely a place to find great leather goods.

Dior Bag

And speaking of lovely leather goods, look what smudlybear shared in Dior this week. Drop by this thread to see the surprise this little gem has inside and try the Dior Action thread for more Dior in the wild.

Fondue

It’s time to wrap up this Roundup, and what better way to do it than with a tasty dessert from the I Ate This Thread in the Kitchen! We dropped in on a whim, and we are sure glad we did.

Stay safe and warm, dear friends. We know this is a busy and often stressful time of year, and we appreciate so much that you chose to spend a bit of your day with us here and on the PurseForum. Have a wonderful week and see you right here next week.

Instagram looks of the month

unnamed-10In New York wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION JAMES BOOTS
IRO PARIS SWEATER
IRO PARIS JACKET
JBRAND RIPPED JEANS
CHANEL BOY BAG

unnamed-9 In New York wearing:

LEVI’S RIPPED JEANS
JAYDEE “NEW YORK” BEANIE

unnamed-8 In Los Angeles wearing:

NIKE X RICCARDO TISCI AIRFORCE 1 SNEAKERS
JBRAND JEANS
GAELLE BONHEUR SWEATER
RAYBAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-7 In Los Angeles wearing:

CELINE LEATHER JACKET
HERMES KELLY BAG
RAYBAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-6

In Los Angeles wearing:

CELINE SUNGLASSES
CARTIER NECKLACE
STYLESTALKER TOP AND SKIRT
HERMES KELLY BAG

unnamed-5 In New York wearing:

MR&MRS FUR BOMBER JACKET
LOUIS VUITTON BACKPACK BY MARC NEWSON
DIOR SNEAKERS
RAYBAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-4 In Hong Kong wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION FLAT SANDALS (PREVIEW OF SS15 COLLECTION)
COMMES DES GARCONS TSHIRT
LEVI’S SHORTS
HERMES KELLY BAG
FENDI KARLITO
RAYBAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-3In Los Angeles wering:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION CAMERON SNEAKERS
JBRAND JEANS
LOUIS VUITTON BACKPACK BY MARC NEWSON
IRO PARIS JACKET

unnamed-2In Los Angeles wearing:

CARMEN STEFFENS FLAT SANDALS
LEVI’S JEANS
SELF PORTRAIT STUDIO SWEATER

unnamed-1 In Los Angeles wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION FLIRTING SLIPPERS
CELINE MINI BOX BAG
CELINE CLUBMASTER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-14 In Los Angeles wearing:

STELLA MCCARTNEY LOAFERS
JBRAND JEANS
JAYDEE “PAPARAZZI FRIENDLY” JACKET
HERMES KELLY BAG

unnamed-13In Los Angele wearing:

JAYDEE “PAPARAZZI FRIENDLY” JACKET
HERMES KELLY BAG
DIOR “SO REAL” SUNGLASSES

unnamed-12In Los Angeles wearing:

VINTAGE TSHIRT
VINTAGE SUNGLASSES
LEVI’S RIPPED JEANS

unnamed-11In Colorado wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION JAMES BOOTS
LEVI’S JEANS
STYLESTALKER SWEATER

 unnamed-17 In Los Angeles wearing:

PRADA PLATFORM SNEAKERS
ALEXANDER WANG X H&M SWEATER
CHANEL BOY BAG
THE END LEATHER VEST
REDUN JEANS

unnamed-16 In Colorado wearing:

GANNI COAT

unnamed-15In Colorado wearing:

JAYDEE “NEW YORK” BEANIE
MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN COAT

unnamed-1In Los Angeles wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION FLAT SANDALS (PREVIEW OF SS15 COLLECTION)
REDUN JEANS
CELINE SUNGLASSES

November Instagram Looks

unnamed-10In New York wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION JAMES BOOTS
IRO PARIS SWEATER
IRO PARIS JACKET
JBRAND RIPPED JEANS
CHANEL BOY BAG

unnamed-9 In New York wearing:

LEVI’S RIPPED JEANS
JAYDEE “NEW YORK” BEANIE

unnamed-8 In Los Angeles wearing:

NIKE X RICCARDO TISCI AIRFORCE 1 SNEAKERS
JBRAND JEANS
GAELLE BONHEUR SWEATER
RAYBAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-7 In Los Angeles wearing:

CELINE LEATHER JACKET
HERMES KELLY BAG
RAYBAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-6

In Los Angeles wearing:

CELINE SUNGLASSES
CARTIER NECKLACE
STYLESTALKER TOP AND SKIRT
HERMES KELLY BAG

unnamed-5 In New York wearing:

MR&MRS FUR BOMBER JACKET
LOUIS VUITTON BACKPACK BY MARC NEWSON
DIOR SNEAKERS
RAYBAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-4 In Hong Kong wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION FLAT SANDALS (PREVIEW OF SS15 COLLECTION)
COMMES DES GARCONS TSHIRT
LEVI’S SHORTS
HERMES KELLY BAG
FENDI KARLITO
RAYBAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-3In Los Angeles wering:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION CAMERON SNEAKERS
JBRAND JEANS
LOUIS VUITTON BACKPACK BY MARC NEWSON
IRO PARIS JACKET

unnamed-2In Los Angeles wearing:

CARMEN STEFFENS FLAT SANDALS
LEVI’S JEANS
SELF PORTRAIT STUDIO SWEATER

unnamed-1 In Los Angeles wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION FLIRTING SLIPPERS
CELINE MINI BOX BAG
CELINE CLUBMASTER SUNGLASSES

unnamed-14 In Los Angeles wearing:

STELLA MCCARTNEY LOAFERS
JBRAND JEANS
JAYDEE “PAPARAZZI FRIENDLY” JACKET
HERMES KELLY BAG

unnamed-13In Los Angele wearing:

JAYDEE “PAPARAZZI FRIENDLY” JACKET
HERMES KELLY BAG
DIOR “SO REAL” SUNGLASSES

unnamed-12In Los Angeles wearing:

VINTAGE TSHIRT
VINTAGE SUNGLASSES
LEVI’S RIPPED JEANS

unnamed-11In Colorado wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION JAMES BOOTS
LEVI’S JEANS
STYLESTALKER SWEATER

 unnamed-17 In Los Angeles wearing:

PRADA PLATFORM SNEAKERS
ALEXANDER WANG X H&M SWEATER
CHANEL BOY BAG
THE END LEATHER VEST
REDUN JEANS

unnamed-16 In Colorado wearing:

GANNI COAT

unnamed-15In Colorado wearing:

JAYDEE “NEW YORK” BEANIE
MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN COAT

unnamed-1In Los Angeles wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI COLLECTION FLAT SANDALS (PREVIEW OF SS15 COLLECTION)
REDUN JEANS
CELINE SUNGLASSES

inspiration of the week

1 2 homepage 1920x1080 px.indd 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 35 36 Amanda Wellsh@IMG 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47Credits:

1. Ava Catherside coat
2. Overcoat
3. Celine resort 2015
4. September 1992 Christy Turlington by Patrick Demarchelier
5. Pierre Cardin 1975
6. Over-Knee boots
7. Black and white coats
8. Fashion Editorial, Issue 3, Photographer Silvia Puntino
9. André Courrèges, 1972
10. Raf Simons backstage
11. “The in crowd” photographed by Tyrone Lebon for The New York Times Style Magazine Winter 2012
12. Julia Hafstrom for Elle Sweden, September 2014
13. Ellinore Erichsen rocks Androgynous style for Madame Figaro
14. Glamour UK fashion editorial
15. Malgosia Bela per Self Service Fall/Winter 2013
16. Boy with a beanie
17. Maja Majskar for Grazia Italia
18. Ben Waters and Felix D by Bruna Kazinoti
for Tank magazine – 2012
19. Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
20. Hippie style
21. Photographer Andrea Sjodin represented by Jed Root
22. “If you Can’t Go South Go Borg”. Jean Shrimpton, Wall Street, Borgana, 1964. For Douglas Simon
23. Missy Rayder By Andrew Yee For How To Spend It 19th September 2014
24. Wool Sweater
25. Dree Hemingway for Vogue UK, November 2010
26. Vintage Dior ADV
27. PARIS YSL FITTINGS WINTER 2000, FEB 1999
28. H&M red coat
29. Karlie Kloss By Paola Kudacki For Lucky October 2014
30. Friends with coats
31. Unknown
32. Carolyn Murphy by Cass Bird (“Urban Renewal”) – (November 2012) 
33. The sweetest couples from the city that never sleeps
34. Fashion editorial for Sicky magazine , Photography Wilbert Lati
35. Fashion editorial for Sicky magazine, Photography  Lukasz Wolejko-Wolejszo
36. Marilyn Monroe: NYC, 1955
37. Amanda Wellsh By Benny Horne For Vogue Spain September 2014
38. White beanie
39. Outfits from the Christian Dior ‘London’ Collection for Autumn, 1969
40. Alexander McQueen FW 2012
41. Fashion editorial for Vogue US
42. Prada Candy L’Eau adv
43. Fashion editorial for Tank magazine 
44. Carven AW14
45. Paul Smith Men’s Autumn/Winter 14 Pre-Collection
46.  Lisa Verberght for AnOther Magazine F/W13.14
47. Comme des Garçons with shoes by Simona Vanth, AnOther Magazine S/S12 Photography by Daniel Jackson, Styling by Katie Shillingford

inspiration of the week

1 2 homepage 1920x1080 px.indd 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 35 36 Amanda Wellsh@IMG 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47Credits:

1. Ava Catherside coat
2. Overcoat
3. Celine resort 2015
4. September 1992 Christy Turlington by Patrick Demarchelier
5. Pierre Cardin 1975
6. Over-Knee boots
7. Black and white coats
8. Fashion Editorial, Issue 3, Photographer Silvia Puntino
9. André Courrèges, 1972
10. Raf Simons backstage
11. “The in crowd” photographed by Tyrone Lebon for The New York Times Style Magazine Winter 2012
12. Julia Hafstrom for Elle Sweden, September 2014
13. Ellinore Erichsen rocks Androgynous style for Madame Figaro
14. Glamour UK fashion editorial
15. Malgosia Bela per Self Service Fall/Winter 2013
16. Boy with a beanie
17. Maja Majskar for Grazia Italia
18. Ben Waters and Felix D by Bruna Kazinoti
for Tank magazine – 2012
19. Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
20. Hippie style
21. Photographer Andrea Sjodin represented by Jed Root
22. “If you Can’t Go South Go Borg”. Jean Shrimpton, Wall Street, Borgana, 1964. For Douglas Simon
23. Missy Rayder By Andrew Yee For How To Spend It 19th September 2014
24. Wool Sweater
25. Dree Hemingway for Vogue UK, November 2010
26. Vintage Dior ADV
27. PARIS YSL FITTINGS WINTER 2000, FEB 1999
28. H&M red coat
29. Karlie Kloss By Paola Kudacki For Lucky October 2014
30. Friends with coats
31. Unknown
32. Carolyn Murphy by Cass Bird (“Urban Renewal”) – (November 2012) 
33. The sweetest couples from the city that never sleeps
34. Fashion editorial for Sicky magazine , Photography Wilbert Lati
35. Fashion editorial for Sicky magazine, Photography  Lukasz Wolejko-Wolejszo
36. Marilyn Monroe: NYC, 1955
37. Amanda Wellsh By Benny Horne For Vogue Spain September 2014
38. White beanie
39. Outfits from the Christian Dior ‘London’ Collection for Autumn, 1969
40. Alexander McQueen FW 2012
41. Fashion editorial for Vogue US
42. Prada Candy L’Eau adv
43. Fashion editorial for Tank magazine 
44. Carven AW14
45. Paul Smith Men’s Autumn/Winter 14 Pre-Collection
46.  Lisa Verberght for AnOther Magazine F/W13.14
47. Comme des Garçons with shoes by Simona Vanth, AnOther Magazine S/S12 Photography by Daniel Jackson, Styling by Katie Shillingford

PurseForum Roundup – November 21

PurseForum Roundup – November 21

The windup to the holidays is in full swing, Roundup readers, so how are you holding up? This week, we dropped into Dior and Mulberry and considered the ups and downs of the holidays in the Health and Fitness subform.

Dior Box

A reveal from Monte Carlo is a great way to grab our attention. It definitely worked like a charm, and charm is what Svetli’s thread in Dior had plenty of. Her beautifully photographed reveal was quite a hit, and to see what is in the box, you will have to pay her a visit – it will be well worth the trip, we promise.

Dior Tote

Missyb is setting off on holiday and picked up a terrific find in this this sunny, original-style Panaera Tote. Many prefer the old style to the new, and this is a great score. Ashiraya shared a lovely reveal with us as well; you will definitely want to see here pretty new Lady Dior right here.

Mulberry Bags

It’s always nice to see what our lovely Mulberry ladies are up to. It’s been a while since we visited Mulberry, and we got there just in time to see a pretty raspberry Bayswater from Fluffybee. Aerinha also got a new bag, this time a small Del Rey Satchel, or DRS to her friends. We absolutely loved this pair of Tessies that Ser shared–that tote looks delicious, doesn’t it? If you are a fan of this brand, be sure to visit the Mulberry Family thread to see our members collections.

Chloe Marcie Bag

We thought we would drop into Chloé and see which bags our members are revealing this winter. This Chloé Marcie is cute as a button, and we agree that Dutch Mulberry made a great score. 

Chloe Drew Bag

We also paid a visit to the Chloé Family Photo Album, and we fell deeply in love with this Drew so elegantly presented by WastedHours. What a gorgeous bag.

Kate Spade Leslie Bag

We thought we’d round out the Roundup with some quick reveals and bag shots from around the PurseForum. We found this scrumptious dark geranium Kate Spade Leslie from LolaCalifornia in the Which Kate Spade Are You Carrying Today thread, which is a great showcase for this designer.

Valentino Python Bag and Shoes

In Valentino, mga13 brought down the house with her October Reveals–we stopped by again and spotted this fabulous pairing of a bag and shoes. Valentino has been pretty quiet lately, but it’s always nice to revisit some of these spectacular reveal threads.

Gucci Shoulder Bag

IrisCole added to her Gucci collection with this magnificent messenger, as well as adding a sweet little family photo to her reveal thread. What a bag.

Jimmy Choo Boots

In Jimmy Choo, we spotted pattyui’s first Choos, and what a wonderful pair of booties they are! Congratulations Pattyui and welcome to the Jimmy Choo!

Cheesecake

The holidays can mean stress for a lot of us. Fortunately, right in the nick of time, the Health and Fitness Forum’s What do You Do to Relieve Stress thread is back on page one. The holidays also mean plenty of eating opportunities, and holiday fare is notoriously hard on the waistline.  Our Health and Fitness subforum is a great place to get healthy tips along with advice and support.

The 2014 Fitness Support thread is wrapping and filled with helpful suggestions that have worked for our members. There will be a 2015 thread at the start of the new year, and all are welcome! And if you are feeling guilty about your last indulgence, feel free to unburden yourself in the Guilty Pleasures thread, where you may even feel a little bit better about your choice, because trust us, our members REALLY know how to indulge (Exhibit A: Mousse’s peanut butter pie from the I Ate This thread!)

Thank you for joining us. We hope that those of you celebrating Thanksgiving have a wonderful celebration with friends and family. And our thoughts are with those suffering through some seriously frightening weather. We hope the rest of winter will be easier to bear, and hope you will find some diversion and delights here. Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend!

TODAY

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We shot these right before flying to Marrakech, one of those days where I completely forgot it was Autumn and we were still enjoying from an extremely appreciated Indian Summer. There’s something about suits that has got me all crazy about them lately. This one seems very “corporate” and I have already worn it before while filming with Canon during London Fashion Week, but pinstripes are such a classic and you can always style it up up make it less formal.

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Masculine ou Féminine

I’ve never been ultra femme when it comes to perfumes.


In fact, I generally wear a cologne. It all started when I was in Paris some 4 years ago, I stayed with some family friends and spotted a beautiful bottle which I thought was women’s perfume, it smelled so elegant and strong. Turns out, when I went to go purchase it for myself, there was no Christian Dior Eau de Cologne — I was in the wrong department. The gentleman at the men’s counter was equally as confused when I said it was for myself, and then I gave him a whiff of my wrist and he said something like “Oh it’s so nice on a woman, who knew!”

My other favorite scent is Musk from Kiehl’s, super traditional and maybe a tad sweet. I like to wear the roll on version, but recently discovered the spray which gives a slightly different effect on the body (especially delicious for the winter months). I have to admit that even the third scent in my cabinet is a unisex one by Assembly New York, a gift from someone who knew my love of not wanting to smell like a citrus fruit. And I know you might be thinking, if you wear a men’s cologne, won’t you smell like a dude? But the truth is, we have such different pheromones that every part of a perfume or cologne or oil reacts differently.

So what do you think, will you dare to cross into the men’s section?


By brie

Masculine ou Féminine

I’ve never been ultra femme when it comes to perfumes.


In fact, I generally wear a cologne. It all started when I was in Paris some 4 years ago, I stayed with some family friends and spotted a beautiful bottle which I thought was women’s perfume, it smelled so elegant and strong. Turns out, when I went to go purchase it for myself, there was no Christian Dior Eau de Cologne — I was in the wrong department. The gentleman at the men’s counter was equally as confused when I said it was for myself, and then I gave him a whiff of my wrist and he said something like “Oh it’s so nice on a woman, who knew!”

My other favorite scent is Musk from Kiehl’s, super traditional and maybe a tad sweet. I like to wear the roll on version, but recently discovered the spray which gives a slightly different effect on the body (especially delicious for the winter months). I have to admit that even the third scent in my cabinet is a unisex one by Assembly New York, a gift from someone who knew my love of not wanting to smell like a citrus fruit. And I know you might be thinking, if you wear a men’s cologne, won’t you smell like a dude? But the truth is, we have such different pheromones that every part of a perfume or cologne or oil reacts differently.

So what do you think, will you dare to cross into the men’s section?


By brie

Instagram Handbag Celebrity: @pursebop

Instagram Handbag Celebrity: @pursebop

This week’s Instagram celebrity is one whose bags we’ve been drooling over since we discovered her over on the PurseForum a few years ago. She’s a woman whose bag collection has more Chanel than an actual store and who has a group of girlfriends with bags equally as gorgeous. For those of you who aren’t familiar with her already, meet @pursebop.

PurseBop is die-hard bag lover who has a knack for taking cute pictures of her designer accessories. While you’ll notice that Chanel is clearly her preferred designer of choice, PurseBop doesn’t discriminate against other designers. You’ll still find Valentino, Hermès, Delvaux and Louis Vuitton in her collection. While we’re aware most of you prefer to see the bags styled with outfits, we couldn’t resist showing you this collection. (Plus, PurseBop is currently trying to teach Mr. PurseBop how to photograph her bags alongside what she’s wearing, but it’s a process that takes patience.)

Take a look below at some of our favorite bags from her collection, or head straight to @pursebop’s Instagram or blog to see more.

Beyonce Pulled a Dior Saddle Bag From the Back of Her Closet

Beyonce Pulled a Dior Saddle Bag From the Back of Her Closet

Here’s Beyonce, carrying a Christian Dior Saddle Bag while running Beyonce errands in NYC. This design had its heyday in the early 2000s and appeared in several episodes of Sex and the City, meaning this bag is a relic from Bey’s Destiny’s Child days. If you’d like to acquire one, you’ll have to go the secondhand route, as this design was discontinued several years ago.

We just saw Beyonce in London last month, carrying a classic Chanel Boy Bag. She’s really been mixing it up in the fashion department lately, and I have to say I’m enjoying it profusely. You can explore the rest of Queen Bey’s trove of legendary designer handbags in “The Many Bags of Beyonce.”


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LA Days

A few days in LA and all I can think about is what to wear to the pool!


Its always sunny somewhere, more shopping ideas on my Pinterest.


By admin

LA Days

A few days in LA and all I can think about is what to wear to the pool!


Its always sunny somewhere, more shopping ideas on my Pinterest.


By admin

Instagram Handbag Celebrity: @dssaaksss

Instagram Handbag Celebrity: @dssaaksss

While we always love seeing gorgeous pictures of bags and accessories, we especially love seeing them styled with outfits, which is why this week’s Instagram celebrity couldn’t be more fitting. Diana (better known as @dssaaksss) is an Indonesian fashion blogger who has a serious love for all things luxe.

Apart from all the beautiful Chanel and Hermès bags scattered throughout Diana’s page, it was the gorgeous pictures of her travels that we really found ourselves drooling over. Take a look below at some of our favorite Instagrams from @dssaaksss or head over to her blog Dsaks in Style to see more. Beware: you’re about to get lost in a sea of luxury.

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – October 23

#PBWIMB Instagram Roundup – October 23

Our favorite thing about #PBWIMB is getting to see what bags all of you carrying for the season, especially when they stray away from the usual suspects like Hermès and Chanel.

In this week’s roundup, we found bags including Prada, Gucci, Valentino and two versions of Amanda’s current obsession, the Lady Dior bag. The bags are beautiful and colorful on the outside and filled with tons of goodies on the inside.

Scroll to see which Instagrams made our favorites of the week, and keep tagging your pictures with #PBWIMB for your chance to be featured!

Sarah Hyland Goes for a Full-On Fashion Person Look with a Dior Bag

Sarah Hyland Goes for a Full-On Fashion Person Look with a Dior Bag

Here’s Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland, exiting the Good Morning America studios looking like a fashion editor emerging from a show during New York Fashion Week. Sarah’s bag is a quilted Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag. Lady Diors of every variety have shown up on an ever-increasing number of celeb arms lately. We just saw Jaime King carrying a Lady Dior Mini Bag last week.

This is a bold new look for Sarah, but since Modern Family will probably end in the next few years and she just put a tabloid-headline-making relationship behind her, there’s probably a conscious effort on her part to move on to the next stage in her life. (Or at least start dressing for it.) This is one of the first few times we’ve featured Sarah on PB, but hardcore Modern Family fans might enjoy taking a gander at “The Many Bags of Sofia Vergara.”

Jaime King Hops on the Dior Handbag Bandwagon

Jaime King Hops on the Dior Handbag Bandwagon

Hart of Dixie star Jaime King was recently spotted out and about in the East Village, looking perfectly casual and carrying an extremely wee Christian Dior Lady Dior Mini Bag. Our powers of purse premonition are telling us that Dior is about to have a huge handbag moment, and celebrity fandom is, of course, always an integral part of making that happen. As you probably know, Dior bags are (tragically) only sold in Dior boutiques.

Amanda recently penned a post about how criminally underrated this classic Dior style truly is, and you can read that here. Recent photographic evidence also suggests that Rihanna adores the Lady Dior just as much as we do, and few things at Paris Fashion Week excited us quite as much as Dior’s Spring 2015 collection. All signs that the stars are aligning once again for this highly esteemed fashion house.

Want It Wednesday: All About Fall Beauty

Want It Wednesday: All About Fall Beauty

We’ve been thinking about, talking about and obsessing over bags even more than usual lately, so for this week’s edition of Want It Wednesday, we thought it’d be nice to go in a slightly different direction: beauty. Fall beauty, to be exact, which is full of moisturizer, vampy eye makeup and richly colored lipstick. Oh, and a $70 mascara that might actually be worth the money, based on the sample we tested.

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Here I am in my last look in Milano before leaving for two months between Los Angeles and my travels around the world, wearing one of my new winter jackets, by McQ Alexander Mcqueen.

Eccomi nel mio ultimo look di Milano prima di partire per due mesi a Los Angeles, indossando una delle mie nuove giacche invernali della stagione, di McQ Alexander Mcqueen.

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DR.MARTENS SHOES
CAROLINA WYSER JEANS
MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN JACKET
PAULA CADEMARTORI BAG
DIOR SUNGLASSES

 Photos by Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

Vintage Dior

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Paris as a background, wearing a Dior vintage dress and the new iconic Fendi sandals.

Parigi come sfondo, indossando un abito vintage di Dior e i nuovi iconici sandali di Fendi.

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I was wearing:

FENDI SANDALS (ss 2015)
DIOR VINTAGE DRESS (from Vintage Delirium)
LOUIS VUITTON EARRINGS
MONTBLANC WATCH

Photos by Andrew Arthur

PurseForum Roundup – National Handbag Day Countdown Edition

PurseForum Roundup – National Handbag Day Countdown Edition

It’s almost here! National Handbag Day is nearly upon us. As part of our coverage of this auspicious day, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite bags and posts from both the PurseForum Roundup and the PurseForum. We have been rounding up the conversations and reveals from PurseForum for nearly two years, and we’ve seen some jaw-dropping bags, to be sure. We are excited to have you join us as we visit them once again, this time with some new surprises! Kick back and enjoy a little ride down memory lane!

Want It Wednesday: The Bags We’ve Loved and the Bags We’d Love to Have

Want It Wednesday: The Bags We’ve Loved and the Bags We’d Love to Have

Normally we’d be using this spot to explore items of all kinds that are on our shopping lists, but because National Handbag Day is quickly approaching, we thought we’d do something a little different for Want It Wednesday. Every member of the PurseBlog team has his or her own personal style, and our real-life closets are a testament to what it takes for a bag to make it off of our perpetual wish lists. Below, check out the stories of some of our favorite bag purchases, in addition to the bags that are most likely to join each of our collections in the near future.

EVERY NOW AND THEN

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Its not often that you will see me wearing pink, I just don’t think its “my thing” but every now and then, I come across a piece that strikes me and I cant get out of my head. I saw this dress while I was in Paris and I literally couldn’t get it out of my head. I guess the combo with the stripes makes it more sporty and desirable for me, I don’t know, but theres something about this pink dress…

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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!

Faves from PFW

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pfw_05Dior SS15 - Giambattista Valli SS15Maison Martin Margiela SS15

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pfw_06Dries Van Noten SS15 - Lanvin SS15Hermès SS15

pfw_011Stella McCartney SS15 - Cèline SS15

pfw01Balmain SS15 - Acne Studios SS15Commes des Garcons SS15

pfw_09Louis Vuitton SS15

pfw_08Elie Saab SS15 - Kenzo SS15Emanuel Ungaro SS15

pfw_07Saint Laurent SS15

pfw02Isabel Marant SS15 - Sonia Rykiel SS15Givenchy SS15

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

 

Faves from PFW

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pfw03Valentino SS15 - Chloè SS15

pfw_06Dries Van Noten SS15 - Lanvin SS15Hermès SS15

pfw_011Stella McCartney SS15 - Cèline SS15

pfw01Balmain SS15 - Acne Studios SS15Commes des Garcons SS15

pfw_09Louis Vuitton SS15

pfw_08Elie Saab SS15 - Kenzo SS15Emanuel Ungaro SS15

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pfw02Isabel Marant SS15 - Sonia Rykiel SS15Givenchy SS15

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

 

Playlist: From the Runway #2

The Paris Fashion Week Edition!

Coming to you straight from Brie’s Shazam app! It’s totally fine if you start practicing your runway walk to this, we won’t tell…

Tracklist:
Julien David
Étude Op. 25, No. 4 in A minor, Frédéric Chopin

Chloé
Strangers, Portishead

Chanel
It’s Alright, Pet Shop Boys
Schattenkraft, Mike Väth
I’m Not Scared, Pet Shop Boys

Maison Martin Margiela
Sweet Harmony, The Beloved
La Haine, Cut Killer

Carven
Walking Backwards, Leagues
Sea Within A Sea, The Horrors
Ankle Injuries, Fujiya & Miyagi

Kenzo
F for You, Disclosure
Juno Jam, Genius of Time

Dior
Loss (Regis Version), Ike Yard

Anthony Vacarello
Can’t Do Without You (Tale of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix), Caribou

Valentino
Body Double, Pino Donaggio


By studio

Playlist: From the Runway #2

The Paris Fashion Week Edition!

Coming to you straight from Brie’s Shazam app! It’s totally fine if you start practicing your runway walk to this, we won’t tell…

Tracklist:
Julien David
Étude Op. 25, No. 4 in A minor, Frédéric Chopin

Chloé
Strangers, Portishead

Chanel
It’s Alright, Pet Shop Boys
Schattenkraft, Mike Väth
I’m Not Scared, Pet Shop Boys

Maison Martin Margiela
Sweet Harmony, The Beloved
La Haine, Cut Killer

Carven
Walking Backwards, Leagues
Sea Within A Sea, The Horrors
Ankle Injuries, Fujiya & Miyagi

Kenzo
F for You, Disclosure
Juno Jam, Genius of Time

Dior
Loss (Regis Version), Ike Yard

Anthony Vacarello
Can’t Do Without You (Tale of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix), Caribou

Valentino
Body Double, Pino Donaggio


By studio

Tenue de Soiree

I never know what to wear out at night.

It always annoys me and I end up wasting way too much time. I lose confidence in myself and in my taste, I spend forever in front of the mirror, I take dumb selfies and send them to my friends, and since they can’t see anything anyway because I’m terrible at selfies, it’s even worse, so they stress me out by saying things like:

“Need another photo, I can’t even tell what you’re wearing”
“What’s that thing in front of your dress?” (my phone, obviously)
“What color is that? Cat pee yellow?” (bad lighting)
“How can someone who’s a photographer be so bad at selfies?” (shut up right now)

Yep, because obviously I always wait until the last minute.
So I stress everyone out.
Because I hate evening wear.

Usually when I want to dress up to go out at night, I always start out thinking I’ll wear a dress.
Yes. I have this idea in my head, like most girls, that “night” means “dress”.
Don’t try to figure it out, that’s just the way it is.

So then I start the useless and frantic search for the “perfect last minute dress” which:

1/ Doesn’t exist
2/ Is very, very expensive
3/ Can’t be found at the last minute. To be perfect, a dress always has to be altered, otherwise you’re a model, in which case, what are you doing reading this post?

By then, not only am I irritated, I’m also exhausted AND frustrated.

For a while, I had resolved my problem with a few really cool tuxes, but one mustn’t go overboard with the joys of wearing a suit, especially when you have short hair.
If you do, you’ll quickly turn into Ellen De Generes, and even though I ADORE Ellen, I really don’t want to have her look.

You know, because at night, I want to be super feminine, a bit femme fatale.

But the problem is – no dresses look good on me.
No dresses look good on anyone, actually, if you really want to know how I feel about it.

That’s always what I’m thinking to myself when I watch the awards.
I like them well enough, I play the game, I choose my favorites, I feel like I’m taking a trip to planet tralala – it’s fun for about two seconds.

But most of the time in those ceremonies, it’s like “cool” has left the building and been replaced by slightly awkward women forced into an obsolete definition of sexiness (with their breasts imprisoned in push up bras, their waists strangled) that doesn’t look anything at all like the free woman in motion that I love and want to be.

Oh hey, by the way. Since we were talking about Céline on Friday, and how Phoebe Philo redefined the way we dress and the kind of women we have the right to be (cool, sensual, comfortable) – just looking at her collections makes you realize.

Not a single evening gown.

The closest thing is a romper. Hands in pockets, high heels – her rompers totally borrow from the “woman in a tux” attitude.
So it’s back to the same idea.

There are exceptions, of course. Valentino dresses that make you want to cry they’re so beautiful. Dior by Raf Simmons. Cate Blanchett in Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. But girls who have Cate Blanchett’s allure are very rare.

So when it comes to evening wear, there aren’t many places left for me to look for ideas.
I look at what Jenna Lyons does, what Emmanuelle Alt does, and what Phoebe Philo does, on the rare occasion she goes out.

So that’s the thing. It was when I went to a black tie event that I realized what my real problem was. I don’t like evening gowns.

I ended up in pants and a bustier, but honestly, I really would have liked to have something new and beautiful to wear. A new attitude, a new femininity – something truly modern.

But I think it’s clear now: for the time being, that doesn’t exist. Or it’s very, very rare.

I really think it’s time to redefine evening wear for women, don’t you think?

Translated by Andrea Perdue

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Credits:

1. Schiaparelli Runway FW14/15
2. Fashion editorial, Dazed&Confused by Andrea Spotorno
3. Black Shirt by Le21eme
4. QUIHAO Designer
5. Karlie Kloss for Interview Magazine
6. US Vogue 1983 / Polly Mellen / Helmut Newton & Hans Feurer
7. All Black everything
8. Glamour France Aug 2014 / Model: Freja Beha Erichsen / Ph: Fred Meylen
9. Karlie Kloss for Interview Magazine
10. Black sadness
11. Opening Ceremony Look SS14
12. Thierry Mugler A/W 12 Photography by Adrian Crispin
13. NadirTejani
14. Kate Moss 
15. Johnny Depp in ‘Edward Scissorhands’
16. Alexander Wang Cruise Collection 2015
17. Black Girl
18. Christian Dada SS/2012; Tokyo FW backstage
19. Dracula – Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002) (gif)
20. Meghan Collison & Irina Kravchenko by Mikael Jansson
21. Yohji Yamamoto Backstage
22. Photo by Alexander Dahl
23. Craig Green A/W13 Photography by Alina Negoita
24. Yohji Yamamoto Paris streetstyle by Le21eme
25. Model Colleen Miner with Melitta Baumeister clothes, Paul Jung Photographer
26. Kate Moss in Black
27. Vogue Germany August 2014 / Ph: Greg Kadel
28. YSL Black Opium Campaign
29. Jil Sander Campaign Fall 2011
30. Chanel Little Black Jacket
31. Edie campbell by David Sims for Vogue Paris December 2013
32. Fashion Editorial for Elle Magazine UK
33. Fashion Designer Rei Kawakubo
34. Anna Albrekht by Darren Mcdonald/ HELMET MAGAZINE #3 S/S 2012
35. Fashion Editorial for Vogue Russia, Patrick Demarchelier photographer
36. Color The Night I JJK I Ivan Zakharov I POSH I Nov 12
37. Lukas Grout by Joost Vandebrug for Blend Magazine
38. Saint Laurent SS15, Photography Lea Colombo
39. Vogue Russia September 2013 Editorial by Mert&Marcus
40. YSL Black Opium
41. YSL Black Opium Campaign

50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels

50+ Bags on the Arms of Our Favorite Supermodels

[Editor’s Note: This week, the PurseBlog staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of the holidays. We’ll return on Monday, but in the meantime, we’ll be running both new posts and a few of our favorites from the past few months to get you ready for fall. Today, we’ve added Cara Delevingne to our model hall of fame.]

Models and great handbags go together like peanut butter and jelly. Some of our all-time favorite collection profiles have come at the hands of supers like Miranda Kerr, Kate Moss and Alessandra Ambrosio, and if there were a photo agency dedicated purely to documenting their daily outfits, we’d gladly delve into the handbag closets of even more models. Because there isn’t, though, we’ve decided to put together all that we could find from five of our favorite supers whose collections we’ve yet to dissect: Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel.

The results include over 50 gorgeous designer bag, including some super rare exotics (mostly courtesy of Ms. Upton, who seems to have used entire paychecks to buy things even most handbag lovers can barely dream of). The level to which these ladies are both genetically and sartorially blessed may cause a little bit of envy, but once you get past that, there’s certainly a lot of pretty going on below.

PurseForum Roundup – August 22

PurseForum Roundup – August 22

Happy Happy Friday! Whether your week was excellent or awful, it’s time bid it farewell and say hello to the weekend, which includes another edition of the PurseForum Roundup! Sorry we missed you last week, but we are happy to be back on track with plenty of beautiful bags and more.


Flower Arrangement

We made a couple of quick stops in the Playground and found some absolutely magnificent bouquets in Home and Garden’s new Flower Arrangements thread, where our members show off their blossoming new floral skills. We could not believe how talented they all are, even though some are just beginning to stretch their wings at this hobby. Luv Birkin is among the newbies, and she put together the brilliant arrangement above. We also dropped into Up to the Minute, where discussions of all the major headlines (and some minor ones) are the order of the day.


Multicolor Celine Luggage Tote

Speaking of flowers, how about this Céline Bicolor Luggage featuring luscious orchid?! PoisonIvy looks forward to using this bag in the fall, and we hope we will see some modeling shots when temperatures cool off a bit. Lyonexpat also selected from the purple range for her new Trapeze. 

Tanya1729 also got her her first Céline this week, and fans of the brand will enjoy this reveal for its clear pictures of the bag’s scrumptious leather. Capucine picked up a pretty new Luggage as well; it’s a classic combination with style for days, and Capucine is pleased as can be!


Christian Dior Miss Dior Bag

The PurseForum’s Christian Dior fans seem to have a real knack for photographing their bags and accessories. This week we caught a look at the pretty and photogenic Promenade Pouch on a chain Roku picked up (at a steal of a deal). Roku’s reveal comes with a spectacular family photo that will have you pondering your next small bag purchase!

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag

Also, what a fabulous Lady Dior! NancyFancy picked up this beauty and a Promenade Pouch right along with it. We can see why it was love at first sight, and you will definitely want to take a look at these two together.


Christian Louboutin Rouge Nail Polish

Is it as wonderful as it looks? Does it match? What do our members think of the new Christian Louboutin polish? This line has inarguably made quite an entrance, and of course our Christian Louboutin members wasted no time in taking the plunge. In her “Unboxing” thread, ichelle reviews this polish and shows us if it is indeed a perfect match to the famous red soles. I bet you can guess the results.

Christian Louboutin Pumps

If you love reveals, you will love the Show Off your New Shoes thread, where Christian Louboutin fans pop in to unwrap their latest purchases. August has been busy, and when we dropped in, we found ChristChrist’s new shoes and they are fabulous! Carya also picked up two pair of Loubies, this time in pink tones. Fans of fun mustn’t miss these Geo multi pumpssaartje102 also includes some fun family photos, too!


Mulberry Bayswater bag

Mulberry fans and Roundup readers know we love to spend some time with the lovely ladies of Mulberry and their gorgeous bags. Snailpolish revealed her first Mulberry, and we love this classic, elegant, neutral color. Changingwoman also revealed first Mulberry – a chocolate ivy Bayswater - and took us on a delightful walk through the woods at the same time.


Bottega Veneta Hobo

We always know that when indiaink reveals a bag in Bottega Veneta, it is going to be elegant and amazing. This Sunrise Veneta is very special indeed, and it’s in incredible vintage condition. Khanji showed off her new bag, a must-see Veneta in rosa shock, and it’s a bag that we very much hope to see in an action thread soon!

Bottega Veneta Bracelets

Normally we turn to the Jewelry Box for bracelet layering and stacking, but this week we found a great little stack in BV, courtesy of the lovely Mousse.


That does it for this week, Roundup readers! Thank you so much for spending a bit of your time with us each week. We hope you have a terrific weekend and week a head, and we look forward to seeing you right back here soon!