October 19, 2008

Renee Zellweger Tod’s Pash** Luna Nylon purse

I think we can safely chalk this up as a bad hair day for Renee Zellweger, she of the wind-ravaged locks. On the bright side, we can also chalk it up as a good hair day, given Ray-Zay’s chic Tod’s Pash** Luna Nylon purse, casually styled across the body in a manner that works with her laidback outfit. Given the beyond-WASPy Tod’s campaign starring Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s nice to see their handbags translated to real woman style (if a movie star who gets paid to smooch Hugh Grant and Tom Cruise can be considered a real woman, that is). Bonus: With exposed zippers being all the rage this season (and next), it’s a good time to revisit this multi-zippered favorite.

October 10, 2008

Coach Leather Julianne

Coach will always be a coach and nothing brightens up a dark mood quite like the host of jewel tones that have ushered their way into our collective wardrobes this season. Though purple, mustard and wine seem to be particularly well-received, I’m awarding favorite honors to the bright teal on this Coach Leather Julianne. Bold and so pretty, it’s an instant eye-catcher and will add a note of interest to a slightly somber color scheme. Julianne is a fabulous everyday purse, uniting function with luxury and doing so in that inimitably classic Coach manner.

October 9, 2008

Britney Spears & Her Louis Vuitton Monogram Shimmer Comete

Britney Spears has been on fire lately. She looks better, is already getting buzz for her new album and seems to be cleaning up her personal life. This picture may not be the best representation of Brit’s return to form, but her Louis Vuitton Monogram Shimmer Comete handbag is still one of the chicest accessories I’ve seen in a long while. Limited for fall/winter ‘08, this light-reflecting bag has a cute pompom charm dangling from the front. Britney’s been seen with this bag a few times now, and it marks a welcome respite from the Versace and Christian Audigier purses she was attached to for so long. It retails for $2260 and is also available in gold. If you’d love one for yourself, call 866-VUITTON.

October 2, 2008

Mary-Kate Olsen’s Hermes Kelly Purse

The first thing that pops into ** head upon seeing this pic of Mary-Kate Olsen is: Slop-PY! The second: Ooh, nice purse! The disheveled twin may have wanted to hide her face, but luckily our prying eyes can still feast upon her beautiful Hermes Kelly bag in classic black (to match those hideous, very regrettable black leather leggings, I guess). MK’s outfit may be a disaster on par with “New York Minute” but she at least earns a bit of admiration for appreciating the classics. Now maybe she can pair that lovely Hermes with something a little nicer?

Valentino Rosier Purse on the Lipstick Jugle Set

It may not rev me up like its predecessor “Sex and the City,” but “Lipstick Jungle” does manage to entice with some serious fashion candy. Co-star Lindsay Price (who will always be Mrs. Steve Sanders in ** 90210-loving world) was spied on the set working Valentino’s red Rosier purse. I love her look - the white ruffly blouse and naughty secretary scarlet pencil skirt are to die - but I’m torn on the bag. Much as I love Valentino, the crushed, ombre-ish petal thing hasn’t won me over like, say, the Histoire. Still, I’m psyched to see what other designer purses make their way onto the “Lipstick Jungle” set.