A classic boho ethnic looking bag, this is sure to turn heads everywhere. The bead work, in gold, green, and white, is so beautiful and intricate that it deserves it’s own picture just to do the bag justice. Read the rest of this entry »
With the exception of a brief detour here and there about a TV show, or celebrity bag faux pas I’ve pretty much avoided issues beyond bags, bags, and more bags. However, today’s New York Times had an article on a topic that piqued my interest. O.K. Knockoffs, This is War by Eric Wilson. The gist is about high end designers wanting the ability to copywrite their designs to prevent mass market copies by companies such as a.b.s., H&M, Zara, Bebe…we all know the list of usual suspects. Read the rest of this entry »
Aren’t these pumps cool? I love that the designer has combined the shape of a traditional pump with a wide leather cuff and oversized buckle. I also like the contrast of the red patent and the matte leather of the cuff. Read the rest of this entry »
One of my favorite independent handbag companies is Hayden-Harnett a NYC company which is still small enough to be considered a great secret, though I have been noticing their bags on fashionable shoulders (replacing overdone Siennas, and Triggers) with greater frequency…so the secret may be spreading.
Summer has brought an expanded line, and great new bags…and the styles are eclectic enough for everyone to find something!
*Even better, Hayden-Harnett has offered a 15% discount to In My Bag readers.
First, is my absolute favorite, the very tailored, ladylike, Mercer Clutch, in washed leather.
Finally, a clutch with a shoulder strap (which can be detached on one side, and shortened, or hidden in the bag) that looks like more than an afterthought. When the strap is stowed, the bag can be carried by the belt handle, or tucked away under the arm. Small touches reminiscent of the Havana abound, like the pieced body, and tiny brass rivets. It has a magnetic closure, and is lined in signature fabric. Best of all, it is a very reasonable $253 (less the 15% discount), and if you don’t like Iznik Yellow (I love it!) it comes in coral, chalk, luggage, and black. A signature HH tassel is available as an add on, but I like this bag without.
Um…yick. I see no redeeming qualities here. Usually Michael Kors goes for the ‘funky, yet chic’ designs that are almost timeless. I don’t know what he was going for here. I don’t like the colors, and I feel like this design is trying too hard, if you will. With a name like Waxy Strappy, I guess you’re asking for it! Read the rest of this entry »
For someone looking to conserve and only buy previously owned items…a printed Kate Spade tote, found on Chicago’s Craigslist. I don’t recall seeing it before, then again, I only seek out American Flag handbags once a year. Read the rest of this entry »
I admit it, I am very good at reading e-mail, and flagging the mail that needs attending to, but when it comes to going back to that flagged mail…suffice it to say, I am a procrastinator, and sometimes I miss one…fortunately, I never, ever, delete my mailbox until I am sure it’s only nonsense and junk. Read the rest of this entry »
All the usual suspects were in the house and the answer to the big question everyone wants to know……it started about an hour and 20 minutes late. Anna showed up with both her daughter Bee and Harry Connick Jr. on her arm. Lil’ Kim was in the house but Michelle Rodriquez was the one wearing the ankle bracelet (wtf?). The collection was very vintage YSL. And when we say vintage YSL we mean just that. It wasn’t progressive or old with a new twist. It was straight up YSL pulled from the archives and slapped on the runway. Read the rest of this entry »
They say that creating beauty products is a learned science. But can it be passed down from generation to generation? I think so after reading the Founder’s story behind this KORNER SKINCARE line. Back in 1904, her grandmother opened a skin care clinic in Australia to treat the locals and to this day, Madame Korner’s Institute, still in Australia, holds a high level of power and respect. So it only seemed natural for the granddaughter to package their secrets to sell worldwide. My pick this month is the Seem A Dream Cleansing Wash ($58/4.2oz) and Feel Legendary Night Creme ($125/50ml). The modern packaging alone makes this a staple product on my sink’s vanity. It definitely peeks the curiosity of what’s inside. Each of the 8 products is infused with their key ingredient, K6. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us have owned a few at one time or another but their popularity waxes and wanes more than just about any other garment on the market. It’s about time you give this little number a little thought because it is one of the more versatile pieces that you can own.
The sack dress can really make or break your outfit. We have all seen the girl that just threw on a sack dress and looks like she is just wearing a towel. You may as well invest in bathrobes for every day of the week and stay at home. The way to avoid looking like that is to accessorize. I know that this seems simple but it is super important with the sack dress.
Let’s make something clear. A sack dress is a simply cut dress that has a straight seam form the shoulder to the hem. It is, unsurprisingly, shaped like a sack. There is no darting and there is no waistline. You need to add any shape that you want to have all by yourself. This is why my first suggestion is belts. If you add a belt to a sack dress you instantly give yourself a waistline and avoid looking like you spend your life wearing bathrobes. Read the rest of this entry »