While the sartorial looks at Chanel’s 2012 Resort show in Antibes ran the gamut from the conservative to romantic to all-out kooky, the bags were not such a mixed bag. Actually, with all the schizophrenic color contrasts (from canary yellow to a black-and-white theme, for example) and dress embellishments, many probably failed to notice the relatively quaint carry-alls in the models’ hands.
Pre-Reserve the Bag Snob x DKNY bags HERE! Image by Thomas Iannaccone Via WWD. Hair: John Barrett NYC We are so excited to present our very first bag collaboration with a major global brand, DKNY! The collection, Bag Snob x DKNY , is an interpretation of our “Five Essentials” (Tote, Travel, Treasure, Trendy, Clutch).
If in form it matched the grunge wave that had taken over the early nineties, in interpretation it followed the unmistakable Mediterranean approach of every signature collection. Think Nirvana meets Italian painters.
Inset via LAPL, large photo via Paradise Leased A couple days ago we learned about an architect’s proposal to put in a roundabout at the 405/Santa Monica intersection, and everyone was like “Angelenos will never suffer a traffic circle!” And that’s completely true, as history could’ve told us. Paradise Leased tells the story of the 1920s-era traffic circle at Wilshire and Western , which didn’t last very long. It was nicknamed “Rosy” and it had “a 12-foot white cement ‘compass’ added to the center that featured flashing red lights on top and a set of helpful directional signs pointing the way to various destinations.” Rosy dramatically reduced traffic accidents, but she did it by slowing traffic to a crawl, and a few months after installation, “the City Council abruptly voted, with only one ‘no,’ to order the Board of Public Works to immediately remove the circle as it was ‘blocking traffic.’ ” PL has more details and some juicy historical gossip to go with them.
The extreme minimalism of this Céline bag had me at hello. Like lacquered red lipstick, it’s striking and seductive. While the lenient edges and rounded corners give it a nice touch of softness to an otherwise total femme fatale of a bag, the sharp square hardware maintains the keen-edged theme.
Reece Hudson is taking the kooky bag shape to a new level – and I’m not feeling it. This flamboyantly angled lambskin shoulder bag is otherworldly, though not in a good way.
It’s our favorite time of the year, the Friends & Family SALE!!! This is when you get your choicest selection of all the bags you’ve been coveting all season. It isn’t too late to get your Summer bags, the white Marc by Marc Jacobs Francesca Tote is a classic that will live on next season as well. All time favorites like the Anya Hindmarch Valorie clutch will get you through all season, whether for evening or ladies lunch
Barneys’ private label is totally giving snob-worthy designers a run for their money! I have to hand it to them – or just put this concisely chic bag in my hands, stat. Bringing depth and shape, the interlocking straps make me interested in this leather tote; so does the pairing of navy blue and black, which is so smart and modern. A traditional bag that goes against the rules: its hushed rebellion isn’t only in the color scheme
Crime buffs, take note: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has just announced that several key landmarks in Tasmania, Australia have been added to the list of World Heritage Sites — all of them key to Australia’s convict history.