Category Archives: Dior

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

AndyTorresPink4AndyTorresPink6 AndyTorresPink8 AndyTorresPink5 AndyTorresPink10 AndyTorresPink2 AndyTorresPink AndyTorresPink3 AndyTorresPink9I’M WEARING  >>  Dress: Sandro Paris  |  Boots: Jimmy Choo  |  Brazer: H&M Studio  |  Earring: Dior  |  Bracelet: Hermes  |  Bag: Jimmy Choo  |  Rings: Tom Wood  |  Necklaces: Fashionology

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

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

pfw_07Saint Laurent SS15

pfw02Isabel Marant SS15 - Sonia Rykiel SS15Givenchy SS15

Graphics by Carolina Cerutti

 

Faves from PFW

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pfw_010Rochas SS15

pfw_05Dior SS15 - Giambattista Valli SS15Maison Martin Margiela SS15

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

pfw_07Saint Laurent SS15

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 summer. We'll return after Labor Day, 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.]

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!

Rihanna Doubles Up on Dior Bags for No Appreciable Reason

Rihanna Doubles Up on Dior Bags for No Appreciable Reason

Here’s Rihanna, leaving lunch at Da Silvano in NYC (a restaurant she seems particularly fond of), carrying both a pastel blue Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag and a pink Christian Dior Addict Tote. Apparently she carried both, exactly like that, throughout the entire day. Oh, Ri-Ri! The sum total contents of both bags was probably an iPhone and some gum, which just makes us like her more, somehow.

If you want to peruse the rest of Rihanna’s incredibly expansive designer handbag collection, you should absolutely check out “The Many Bags of Rihanna” and “The Many Bags of Rihanna, Part 2″. And if that doesn’t quench your thirst for all things Rihanna, you can also swing by our sister site TalkShoes and check out “The Many Shoes of Rihanna”.

High Line

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New York and a walk sunset on the High Line. Wearing a sequined striped dress and the new slipons from my shoeline, Chiara Ferragni.

New York ed una passeggiata al tramonto sull’High Line. Indossando un abitino a righe di paillettes e le nuove slipons della mia linea, Chiara Ferragni.

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I was wearing:

CHIARA FERRAGNI SLIPONS (available online on CHIARAFERRAGNICOLLECTION.COM)
ZARA STRIPED DRESS
CELINE TRIO BAG
DIOR SUNGLASSES

Photos by Jeff Thibodeauco

A beauty minute with Jessica

“Morning: I’ve been told by multiple dermatologists never to wash my face with anything more than water — red hair generally comes with sensitive skin. But in a city like NY where you spend all day getting farted on by cars and Fresh Direct trucks, that just seems nuts, so the next best thing is Simple Moisturizing Face Wash.

It’s a few bucks from the drug store and more effective than anything else I’ve used. I still get a pimple here and there but I’ll blame that on my Cheezit and ice cream habit and the fact that I think sleep is ‘boring.’ I make up for the money I saved on face wash by spending $108 on rose water from Amanda Lacey, which I use as toner. I’m not sure it does anything but it smells good and feels nice. Depending on the season, I use a day cream with SPF 20 or 30 or an actual sunblock (Chanel has a nice thin one that doesn’t sit on your skin like diaper rash creme) under my moisturizer. La Prairie makes one I like at the moment.

I try to use eye cream but it’s like flossing. I forget half the time. Don’t tell my dentist. The stuff I use is from Lancôme and it’s called Yeux Absolu. It comes in a nice gold bottle and feels more glamorous than I do. I like the little wrinkles around my eyes. And the quotation marks around my mouth. I really like imperfections in people.

My skin is much more robust in summer, and can tolerate a lighter cream, but winter is a constant battle. I have to be very careful not to over-cleanse or touch my face or not get enough sleep or not turn the radiators up to 1 million degrees. My skin gets very dry and irritated as soon as the temperature drops but using a heavy cream will lead to breakouts. If the cream is too light my skin will get itchy and take on the texture of an old pumice stone. The best cream I’ve found for the task is one you can only get in Swiss pharmacies (and on the internet) called EM Sana. It looks blue grey when it comes out of the tube and smells like cement mixed with deodorant but it’s very calming and protective. I do not use SPF in winter unless I’m skiing. I like the kind of war paint sunblock I used to wear as a kid in the 80s. I wonder whether they still make that…

Day: I don’t generally wear makeup unless I absolutely have to. I hate it. If I do, I use concealer on the uneven areas around my eyes, nose and mouth, a little bit of mascara and blush on the apples of my cheeks. I always have 48 lip glosses floating around in my bag, so I’ll wear the first one I fish out. I also have cuticle oil in my bag that I try to use every time I wash my hands.

Night: At night I do the same thing as I do in the morning except I use a night serum at the end by Estée Lauder. It comes in a very adult, brown bottle and makes me feel like I’m doing something for my future, like opening a 401K. If I’ve had a particularly long day I’ll take another shower and wash my hair. I like Sachajuan and Living Proof products. I generally go to sleep with wet hair because I’m too lazy to blow dry it. The added uncertainty of how it might look in the morning makes it fun.”

- Jessica Joffe

Sneaker Couture

The making of the Dior fall sneakers certainly was tedious!

Watch how the embellished shoe was created, from sketch, to chiseling out the perfect rubber sole to the flower encrusted final product.

Now we know why those are couture sneakers. What do you think, do you like them?


By brie

Nice Brow!

I’d like to go ahead and declare it the year (okay, maybe even the decade…check back with me in about 7 years) of the eyebrow. The big, full, kinda messy, borderline unruly, eyebrow (just like Jillian’s, in the photo). You can thank Cara Delevingne and the many Instagram #TBTs of a 1980s Brooke Shields.

I think our brows are rebelling after all of the over-plucking of the 1990s. You remember those pencil thin brows? Drew Barrymore, Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani– I’m looking at you. I’ve always been a bit paranoid about my brows. I’m careful not to over pluck (but still try to avoid a unibrow) and stay pretty far away from waxing (again, unless I’m creeping too close to unibrow territory. Frida Kahlo, I am not). I haven’t let anyone touch them since I moved to New York four years ago, waiting until my pilgrimage home at Christmas to let a professional give them a little TLC. I totally baby my brows.

I spend a good deal of my morning routine working on them, but I still had a few questions when it comes to brow maintenance. I decided to ask brow guru, Anastasia Soare (celebrity brow expert and founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills). Here are her tips and tricks on everything from tweezing to filling ‘em in!

What’s the best way to care for your brows? Should you be waxing, tweezing, threading? And how often?
Tweezing controls the amount of hair that you remove, while waxing leaves an absolute clean, and perfect shape. As waxing removes a lot of hair quickly, it is dangerous for those of us that don’t have thick brows as you cannot guarantee how much you take off.

We use a combination of waxing for the overall brow shape and tweezing for fine, tiny hairs. I find that this gives a preferred result with clean, defined lines.

Every person is different, and there’s no set formula for brow maintenance. Most women need a touch-up every two to four weeks. My mantra is, stay away from the magnifying mirror! Only tweeze stray hairs you can clearly see in your regular bathroom mirror.

What are solutions for over-plucked brows?
Over-tweezed brows are the #1 beauty mistake women make. The reason for this is because it is so easy to remove one or two too many hairs and suddenly your brow is too thin. I have two major rules when it comes to plucking your own eyebrows. The first rule is to throw away your magnifying mirror! I find that clients who use a magnifying mirror focus on the brows individually and end up tweezing back and forth on each brow in an effort to make them match. To make them truly as even as possible, look at your entire face in a regular mirror and examine how each brow matches the other in the big picture.

The second rule that I tell clients is to set a guideline! Use a stencil, or a brow pencil to outline the desired shape of your eyebrows. After you like the way the shape looks on your face, tweeze only the hair that lays outside the outlined area above or below the brow. Remember to draw a guideline that is full and natural looking before tweezing.

Any tips for growing out your brows?
When you find your brows over-tweezed, growing them out is the only option. But, many women feel messy or unkempt due to the tiny stray hairs growing in. My advice for this is to fill in your brows with brow powder and a good quality brow pencil [like Brow Wiz]. After you have the right brow shape, you can hide stray hairs that fall outside your shape with a good quality concealer until you are ready to commit to a full shaping.

As we age, many of us start to lose some of our brow hair. Also, if you sleep on one side your face or another, the pillow can actually rub brow hairs away. I suggest using a serum to help encourage the growth of brows like Brow Enhancing Serum Advanced. [Brow Enhancing Serum Advanced is peptide-enhanced to encourage the growth of sparse brows, with an innovative new formula that also prevents brows from falling out. You should begin seeing results in 6-8 weeks. Generally, Brow Enhancing Serum Advanced is safe for everyone to use. What we do advise is to look at the ingredient list, and if it contains something that you know you are sensitive to, simply avoid use. Also avoid use if rash or irritation appears.] After that, it’s all about filling in what you don’t have. Again, brow powder and pencil in combination go a long way in creating amazing, natural-looking brows.

What are the brow maintenance essentials? Wax? Powder? Gel?
If you have very sparse hair, you’ll need a pencil or a pen. Brow powder is great but if you don’t have hair, the powder has nothing to adhere to.

Everyone could use a little brow gel, whether it’s clear or tinted. This will keep brows in place all day long and set the look. If you have light hair, a tinted brow gel will kick the color up a notch for an extra bold look. If your hair is already dark, you can use a clear brow gel which is essentially a top coat for your brows.

What kind of brow brush is best and how should you be using it?
The type of brush you want to use depends on the type of product you fill your brows with. For a powder, using a stiff, synthetic bristled brush like Mini Duo Brush is ideal. You want the cut of the brush to be angled to help apply the powder directly to the skin behind the brow hair. I use the brush in tiny, hairlike strokes to gently brush the powder onto the skin. You can also use the brush to add a general shadow behind the brow hair in a gentle sweeping motion.

For pomades, a brush with a slightly thinner edge [like Brush #12] helps to apply the cream in hairlike strokes. I use the brush in the same manner as the Mini Duo Brush, making sure to create small, precise strokes of color. With both brushes, be sure to blend the product through the brow hair with a spooley for a natural finish.

Check out some of our favorite brow products below!

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – July 30

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – July 30

It’s Wednesday, and that means eBay’s best bags are front and center on PurseBlog once again. This week, we found lots of treasures, including an Alexander Wang Rocco perfect for summer and fall, summery shades of peach and orange from Chloé and Bottega Veneta, and some nice vintage finds. Happy shopping!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.


Coach Park Metro Tote
Buy It Now for $159

Coach Park Metro Tote

Louis Vuitton Ixia PM Bag
Buy It Now for $2,295

Louis Vuitton Ixia PM Bag

Alexander Wang Rocco Bag
Bidding Starts at $599

Alexander Wang Rocco Bag

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $649

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Shoulder Bag

Judith Leiber Evening Bag
Buy It Now for $750

Judith Leiber Vintage Evening Bag

Chloé Paraty Bag
Buy It Now for $1,899

Chloe Paddington Bag

Louis Vuitton Citadine Tote
Buy It Now for $2,195

Louis Vuitton Citadine Tote

Chanel Vintage Clutch
Buy It Now for $729

Vintage Chanel Bag

Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag
Buy It Now for $2,600

Christian Dior Lady Dior Patent Bag

Bottega Veneta Veneta Hobo
Buy It Now for $1,998

Bottega Veneta Veneta Hobo

Prada Vitello Shoulder Bag
Buy It Now for $499

Prada Vitello Shoulder Bag

PurseForum Roundup – July 25

PurseForum Roundup – July 25

Who’s excited? It’s time for another PurseForum Roundup, our last of July. Summer continues to be sunny and fashionable on the PurseForum, and we are excited to bring you the latest selection of conversations and terrific bags. This week, we stopped in Christian Louboutin for a much-needed fix of hot shoes, and then dropped into Dior, where we found even more shoes (and bags). We also checked into the Jewelry Box, and we finished off with a rapid fire roundup of reveals. Come on along!


Multifaceted Ring

In The Jewelry Box, a couple of older threads got a “bump” up to the front page. A visit to the Van Cleef and Arpels Family Portrait thread led us to this eyepopping collection update from einseine, assembled with the help of her VCA PurseForum team! The Cocktail Rings thread, home of this marvelous topaz shared by ms piggy, had quite a few dreamy new additions – and if you love sapphires, you will love emem2′s fabulous new find and skyqueen’s beautiful new Ceylon sapphire.

Jade Rings

We also paid a visit to our jade threads, which Roundup readers may remember are among the most popular and fast-moving conversations on the entire PurseForum! The first jade-in-action shots have appeared in the brand new Jade: Stone of Heaven – Jade in Action thread, and our very active Jade sharing and chat thread has lots of new photos and conversation. Last but certainly not least, we found this interesting shot in the Jade Reference thread, a photo-only thread with something for everyone!


Dior Pumps

July has been busy in Dior, and we found not one but two shoe reveals this month – RK4265 shared this wonderful pair of runway heels (happy belated birthday, by the way), and DaosaBao wowed the crowd with her new black pantent stilettos, a sure-to-be wardrobe staple well worth the hunt. Just when we thought we had gotten over those beauties, we found another Daosabao reveal – this time with a touch of rose!

Dior Miss Dior Bag

On our way out, we caught another reveal of three gorgeous bags, including this elegant Miss Dior in brilliant coquelicot.


Christian Louboutin Collage

It goes without saying that our members love fashion, and fortunately for us, they also love to share. We paid a visit to Christian Loubooutin this week and dropped by Nolia’s Collection thread, where we found this pretty collage right along with some fabulous shoes and action shots. DariaD showed off a great pair of spiked sandals, which, although a tad menacing, are also absolutely adorable! 

Christian Louboutin has entered the Nail Polish market, and our members lost no time in discussing this latest development. Also, So Kate fans will love this pair of sleek black patent 120mms our member itsjustabag scored this month, what a shoe! And (another) belated happy birthday from us to you, itsjustabag! Fans of stunning shoes will not want to miss this reveal of the Impera, a fierce and fabulous holy grail indeed, from laurenychu. If you are thinking about a new pair of CLs, why not visit the Sale thread to check for bargains at your favorite store?


Goyard Tote

We did a quick swoop around the forum to find some fabulous reveals for you, because we know you love them as much as we do. We haven’t visited Goyard for a while, and somehow missed late.in.da.games new Sac le Chat. Lilpinkbunnies revealed the colorful personalization on her Saint Louis – if you are thinking one of these totes is in your future, you can find member feedback on this popular tote right here.


Alexander Wang Rocco Studs

Second stop on our reveal swoop, Alexander Wang, where the new mesh material is a big hit. Chloehollywood, hollywoodbadgirl, and Addy all revealed mesh bags this month, and we love this lightweight and sporty alternative to these bags’ deliciously smooshy leathers. We will be spending more time in Alexander Wang soon, to be sure!


Tod's Bag

We don’t often visit our Tod’s subforum, something we remedied this week with a quick visit on our reveal tour. We found this absolutely luscious reveal from Hogancollector – the D.D. Media bag in a scrumptious orange sherbet that almost immediately got a cream companion! YUM! If you are not familiar with this brand, we have a Celebrities and Tod’s thread that will give you a sampling of the classic styling from this design house.


Juicy Couture Burger Charm

Juicy Couture has hit some rough patches lately, but the news isn’t all bad, apparently. Thankfully, the charms go on, and the JC Charms thread has stayed busy. So today, we close with this staple of the summer barbecue, a teeny weeny hamburger from our own tatertot!


That finishes up our July series of Roundups, and we certainly have enjoyed spending the month with you. We hope you have a happy summer weekend and week ahead, and will be right here in August (!!!) for more bags, conversations, shoes and more! Thank you for stopping by!

Tee Shirt Earrings

Ah the Dior earring…

We’ve seen it before, in fact it may be the earring of the past year. But the question is, how do you wear it? As a matching pair? Or do you go singular like Garance?

Either way, this amazing pink pair is topping my earring wishlist.

Dior ‘Tee Shirt’ Earring, Kirna Zabete.


By brie

OFF MY MIND

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This dress is as close to my perfect dress as it gets. I have never found a dress in that length, let alone half see through but it a good way. I have to say, it took a bit of courage to go out wearing this but the key is wearing the “right underwear”. I found an amazing pair of hight waisted hot pants or more like granny panties to be honest and that is a perfect match for this.

Sorry for the overload of photos but this time I didn’t know which ones to choose.

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Iggy Azalea Goes Out to Dinner with Dior in Tow

Iggy Azalea Goes Out to Dinner with Dior in Tow

Here’s rapper Iggy Azalea, leaving dinner at Beverly Hills restaurant Crustacean with boyfriend Nick Young of the LA Lakers. She’s carrying a lavender Dior Addict Tote. This is a comparatively demure look for Iggy, and it’s world’s away from the outfits she wears on stage and on award show red carpets. It’s “weekday date night Iggy.”

Most people probably wouldn’t even recognize Iggy Azalea without her trademark ponytail pompadour hairstyle and bare midriff – though when you see someone carrying a Dior bag and hopping in to a six-figure ride with her NBA player boyfriend, it’s usually safe to assume they’ve attained some degree of celebrity. (Thanks, Kardashians!)

Travel Beauty

So, I packed light for my trip… but I still managed to fit all of my favorite summer products! A tiny bit of makeup, my skincare products (SPF! Hats!!! Scared of the sun girl), a cool cleansing water from NARS (as much as I love Bioderma, their packaging, you know…), my hair oil that I told you about (in a slick travel tube to prevent spilling), a brush set… I think I’ve got it all.

For the things that don’t need to be “applied generously every two hours” (I’m looking at you SPF!!!), vive les travel containers.

What are some of your travel beauty essentials? What do you always pack?

In my bag…

Diptyque Rose Candle: Because it makes me feel at home anywhere in the world, therefore more relaxed, therefore more beautiful (girl math).
Chanel Blush: Who can live without Chanel and without a blush?
Chantecaille Travel Brush Set: I do everything with brushes now, even concealer.
Clinique Chubby Stick in Richer Raisin: My favorite colooor!
Beauty Counter SPF 30 for Face: Ok, so it’s a little thick but what!!! There are no parabens in it! Not so easy to find for a good SPF.
NARS Jungle Red Lipstick: In case I have a party…
Elizabeth Dehn x One Love Organics Mist: Unecessary, so basically just pure luxury. Love it.
Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Oil: Because summer, because oils.
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow: In case I have a party…
Dolce & Gabbana Bronzer: So I’m afraid of the the sun, I need to find my tan somewhere, you know ;)
NARS Makeup Removing Water: Chic alternative to Bioderma.
In a travel container, Beauty Counter Glow Scrub: You’ve got to scrub regularly for a more even, beautiful tan they say.
In a travel container, Darphin Vitalskin: My summer face lotion, light, comfortable, and easy like a white shirt.

Romantic Milano

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Most of you probably follow my trips on my Instagram profile but, for those who don’t know about my summer plans yet…
I’m now in Los Angeles for a week of work, and then I’ll be flying to Beijing and New York, to come back for the whole August to California (except for a holiday week in Hawaii :D ). Far from my Milano home, office (and, ugh, italian friends and family) for a month and a half.
This look was shot in one of my last italian nights: with the “suitcase problem” when I travel that much It is hard for me to pack such big pieces. A much more romantic look than usual, and definitely also more italian :)

La maggior parte di voi seguirà ormai i miei continui spostamenti sul mio profilo di Instagram ma, per chi ancora non fosse a conoscenza dei miei piani per l’estate…
Sono ora a Los Angeles per una settimana di lavoro, e sarà poi il turno di Pechino e New York, per poi tornare in California durante tutto il mese di Agosto (eccetto una settimana di vacanze alle Hawaii :D ). Lontana quindi dalla mia casa milanese, dal mio ufficio (e, sigh, da amici italiani e famiglia) per un mese e mezzo.
Questo look è stato scattato durante una delle ultime serate milanesi: con il “problema” valigia quando viaggio cosi tanto è difficile portarmi dietro outfit cosi “ingombranti”. Un look più romantico del solito, ed anche decisamente più italiano :)

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I was wearing:

CELINE SHOES
MSGM DRESS
ZARA CROCHET SHIRT
DELFINA DELETTREZ EARRINGS
CELINE BOX BAG
DIOR SUNGLASSES

Photos by Andrew Arthur

Date Night Couture, Take 2

It’s that time again…

What time you ask? Time for me to tell you what couture looks I think will be most “appropriate” for your next Tinder date! These looks are all approved for the following Tinder-date activites: drinking in a bar (Chanel), having an awkward dinner (Dior), bowling (Versace) and visiting an art gallery (Giambattista Valli).

You’re welcome!!

From left to right: Chanel, Dior, Versace and Giambattista Valli.


By alex

PurseForum Roundup – July 3

PurseForum Roundup – July 3

Happy July! In America, of course, July 4th means picnics, fireworks and red, white and blue. We would like to wish all of our US readers a very happy and safe Independence Day.

The PurseForum reaches far beyond America’s shores, and this week we joined members from far and wide in Dior, Bottega Veneta, The Jewelry Box and more. Come on along with us to see what they have been up to!


Balenciaga City Bags

In Handbags and Purses this week, we paid a long-overdue visit to the 2014 Resolution: Shop in Your Own Closet thread. Occasionally a member will venture outside her closet and make a bag purchase, but overall this contented and supportive group wears and shares bags they already own and love.

This inspiring thread is full of eye candy, and right off the bat we spotted cupcakegirl’s luscious Balenciaga all ready to step right out of her closet. We also found threadstarter eggtartapproved had done a bit of shopping, but what a score! One returned bag yielded several new ones, and egg definitely deserves a thumbs-up!

In Handbags and Purses, in our wonderful thread for Recent Purchases, we regularly find bags not often seen on the PurseForum. On this visit, we ran across Haan’s study in blue from Moynat, Whispersale’s gorgeous vintage YSL, and Buckeye Mommy’s Bottega Veneta Cervo in bleu electric that stole our hearts.


Cuff

Finding the unusual and out-of-the-ordinary always makes our day, and it’s something we all love to experience on the PurseForum. Our members have such different backgrounds and tastes, and this diversity makes our forum really sing. This week in the Jewelry Box, we happened upon the popular new Real Native American Jewelry thread started by susieserb, whose spectacular coral cuff is pictured here.

This thread features history, famous collections and archival photographs, along with our knowledgable members’ stunning pieces. Our Show Me The Turquoise thread is still going strong, too – in case, like us, you cannot get enough! We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all our members for sharing their treasures with us in these very special threads.

Jewelry

On our way out of the Jewelry Box, we dropped into the Layering and Stacking thread – one of the most active threads in the subforum – and came across einseine’s lovely ensemble above. Another fun thread caught our attention, too – the What Jewelry Are You Wearing Today thread, always interesting and always sparkling (and a great way to get to know our members)!


Bottega Veneta Bags

In Bottega Veneta, we found a double reveal from crazybagfan, who obligingly included updated family photos, too. Teddyraph’s reveal thread should have come with a sunglasses-required alert, because this new fuchsia tote is blinding – her first BV is really a showstopper!

Metallic bags are not always easy to style, and some brands have not hit their stride with executing this sometimes tricky concept. Bottega Veneta has mastered the metallic, as evidenced by this beauty in bronze belonging to chiisaibunny. This thread has a surprise ending, so be sure to keep reading! For more members and their fabulous BVs, please visit the Bottega Veneta in action thread right here.


Dior Diorissimo Bag

We are so excited to share the elegant Diorissimo we found in Christian Dior this week, courtesy of a very excited Sunnie_518. Happily, this bag also comes with an equally beautiful wallet, which you will find in this pretty family portrait. 

Other reveals in Dior include a magnificent red patent Lady Dior from smudleybear, and momkeymomo’s incredible collection thread. Diorissimo fans will love this reveal from hightea_xx, a classic bag with a surprise on the inside! There are so many reveals (like this one) on page one of Dior this week – we know you will enjoy your visit and hope to see you there!


Mulberry Bags

In Mulberry, Donna.west44 has been switching up her collection, and this delightful pair of bags is the result. Handbagaholic has been busy online, and shared several new Mulberry items in her reveal thread. Scrapsy returned a bag from another brand and came home with a Mulberry that makes her heart sing, which is how it should be when making a significant handbag purchase.

Selling bags no longer in your frequent rotation is a great way to fund new purchases, and if you are considering either buying or selling a bag (or two), please visit our eBay subforum for help with online auctions, or our Shopping Resources threads to find bargains, shopping tips and sales.


Thank you so much for stopping by for this week’s edition of the Roundup! We love sharing our PurseForum conversations with you and hope that you enjoy them just as much as we enjoy sharing them. We want to wish our members in the USA a safe and happy 4th of July, and please remember to ensure your pets are safe as well, July 4 is a tough day for them. And for everyone else, have a great weekend and week ahead!

Look Back

I love it when a dress feels as comfortable to wear as a pair of sweatpants.

It gives freedom to the movements – it’s super graceful and perfect for a summer day in the city.

It works even better if it’s all quiet in the front, and all drama in the back !

PS Michele is wearing an Alexander Wang dress, Saint Laurent sneakers, a Valextra clutch, Dior sunglasses and her bracelet is by Maiyet.

Kate Upton Doubles Up with Dior and Rag & Bone Bags

Kate Upton Doubles Up with Dior and Rag & Bone Bags

Air travel frequently calls for multiple carry-ons, which gives discerning handbag shoppers like Kate Upton ample opportunity to flaunt a few of their latest acquisitions. Here’s Ms. Upton arriving at the airport in NYC, carrying two bags: the little white croc-embossed one is a Rag & Bone Enfield Mini Shoulder Bag, and the big black one with intricate floral detailing is a Dior Bar Bag (named after the famous Dior bar-waist jackets). Dior doesn’t sell its bags online, of course, but you can pick up the Rag & Bone bag for $550 at Shopbop.

I enjoy how the random passersby in these pics all seem to be having the same epiphany at once: this person is far too attractive NOT to be a celebrity. (I’m sure the paparazzi cameras were also a big giveaway.) Kate was recently featured in our special, supermodels-only edition of our “Many Bags of” series, which you can find here. Her handbag collection isn’t quite big enough to merit her own “Many Bags” feature just yet, but that will certainly not be the case by this time next year.

Vote Now in the PurseBlog Handbag World Cup!

Vote Now in the PurseBlog Handbag World Cup!

We’ll never resist an opportunity to turn a non-fashion world news event into something about handbags, if at all possible. For the next two weeks, we intend to do just that with the 2014 PurseBlog Handbag World Cup.

Click below for full details and help decide who wins the first round!

Vote in the First Round of the PurseBlog Handbag World Cup Now!

Mini Trend: Snakeskin Handles

Mini Trend: Snakeskin Handles

Two’s a coincidence, three’s a trend. It’s not just a saying – it tends to be true, especially when the “three” in question is a trio of handbags from major luxury designers that all share the same sort of peculiar detailing. In this case, it’s snakeskin handles against a bag that’s largely made of regular leather, and Dior, Balenciaga and Givenchy have all bought in.

Snakeskin is a bit of a non-intuitive choice for handles. It tends to be more delicate and and show more wear than flat leather, and because handles get more direct use and contact than most of the rest of a handbag, snakeskin has often been relegated to accenting other design elements. Perhaps because handbag trends have made a swing toward the minimal, though, designers are starting to use it on one of the only distinct spaces a simple tote or satchel has left: the handles.

This sort of design tactic also has a practical purpose for a brand’s business: it creates a price level in between a full leather bag and a full exotic one, giving consumers the opportunity to step up without making a huge price jump. Check out the three most popular versions of the look below.


Dior Addict Tote
More Information via Dior.com

Dior Addict Python Handle Tote

Balenciaga Padlock Nude Works Tote
$2,150 via Neiman Marcus

Balenciaga Padlock Nude Works Tote

Givenchy Ayers-Accented Antigona Bag
$3,690 via Barneys

Givenchy Ayers Accented Antigona Bag

The Many Bags of Sarah Jessica Parker, Part Two

The Many Bags of Sarah Jessica Parker, Part Two

Sarah Jessica Parker is as close to a true original as actresses get these days. She’s made her own way, and now she occupies a beloved space in pop culture (and especially in fashion) that gives her the ability simply to be loved by being her. When she launched a shoe line at Nordstrom, of course every fashion site on the Internet covered it feverishly. Sex and the City ended long ago, but SJP endures.

We’ve already taken one thorough look at Sarah Jessica’s bag collection, but that was back at the tail end of 2012, and she’s done a lot of bag-carrying in the intervening year and a half. Below, check out everything that everyone’s favorite West Village resident has been sporting since then.

Marion Cotillard Sips a Milkshake, Carries Dior

Marion Cotillard Sips a Milkshake, Carries Dior

Here’s Marion Cotillard in NYC, enjoying a milkshake from Shake Shack (something that everyone must have when visiting, IMO. Black and white is the best flavor.) and carrying a pastel blue Dior Miss Dior Mini Shoulder Bag. Not only is Marion Cotillard quintessentially French and therefore a perfect fit for the brand, but she’s had a long-running professional relationship with Dior. Marion has been the face of Dior’s Lady Dior campaign for several years now.

Marion is of course in town for the CDFAs, which took place Monday night. It was quite a headline-generating affair, what with Alexander Wang bringing Mango as his date (yes, the SNL character portrayed by Chris Kattan) and Rihanna showing up in a sparkly, completely transparent Adam Selman gown. (No one upstages Mango! No one!) Marion had the honor of presenting an award this year and wore a little lacey something by Dior just for the occasion, of course.

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – May 28

eBay’s Best Bags of the Week – May 28

Welcome to our weekly roundup of great bags on eBay. We have another great buy on a Market Bag – this time from Hermès, a pretty vintage Lady Dior in patent leather and a brand new Céline bag just waiting for your best offer. We also spotted an unusual bag from Alexander McQueen and a pretty little Goyard that might strike your fancy. Happy hunting!

Disclaimer: As always, caution is crucial when buying from third party sellers. Although we strive to find the best auctions to feature, we don’t endorse or guarantee any eBay sellers or auctions, and therefore cannot guarantee the authenticity of any particular piece. For more info, please refer to eBay’s purchasing guidelines and policies.

Montée des Marches – Cannes 2014

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All images GettyImages, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan Russia

Thank you Dior for making me bright in Cannes another year during the red carpet. Very soon the whole store about this fairy dream that came true! :) Stay tuned! Wearing dress and make&up by Dior.

Gracias Dior por hacerme brillar un año mas durante la red carpet en el festival de Cannes. Muy pronto todas las fotos sobre este cuento de hadas que se ha vuelto a hacer realidad. Mi vestido y maquillaje son de Dior.

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