December 8, 2008

Hayden Panettiere's Dooney & Bourke handbag

The economy may be in the tank, but that hasn’t stopped celebrities from putting their stamp on pricey fashion lines. Next up is “Heroes” resident cheerleader, Hayden Panettiere, who has collaborated with Dooney & Bourke to create the Hayden Clutch, a striking jewel-toned clutch with a dramatic gold lion’s head closure (apparently Hayden is a Leo). Priced at $295, the clutch comes in blue, red, green, brown, and cream with gold piping, which gives it some everyday potential - but perhaps not so much evening potential. What do you think? Are you in love? Or would you rather spend your hard-earned money on a bigger label?

Lauren Conrad Balenciaga motorcycle bags

Lauren Conrad sure has developed an affinity for Balenciaga, no? The reality TV star has been seen with a few Balenciaga motorcycle bags. The purse is timeless to some, trendy to others, and completely over with for the handbag elite. With so many fantastic bags to choose from the label, why keep going for the standard City in covered hardware? The stark white bag does nothing for her outfit. Between the shiny leggings and the bag it looks like LC has been shopping at the Olsen twins’ garage sale.

December 7, 2008

Victoria Beckham's Chanel

By now you’ve no doubt heard about TomKat’s Thanksgiving rendezvous with the Beckham family. But have you seen the purses? While Katie Holmes held on to Suri, Victoria Beckham swapped a tot for Chanel. The quilted black leather is chic and glamorous on an epic level. Bonus: It’s just roomy enough to hide some secret stashes of leftover stuffing and dinner rolls.

Katie Holmes Hermes Birkin handbag

Sheesh. Could Katie Holmes look any more chic? From her artfully draped scarf to her perfect knee-high boots, she’s the picture of sleek and sophisticated style. So it’s only fitting that she’s got her trusty Hermes Birkin handbag on hand. I just love the presentation from head to toe: classic, confident, and cool. Suri would be proud.