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Have you seen the new Balenciaga Graffiti City bag?

Balenciaga Graffiti City tote

Before I saw the Balenciaga Graffiti City tote arrive on Farfetch, I didn’t think I could be swayed by the City style… turns out, I was wrong – very, very wrong… The pastel graffiti style has revived the the bags classic cool and it’s quickly become my latest obsession. A statement addition to your wardrobe, the bag has taken on Balenciaga’s AW17 streetwear vibe, retaining the original distressed leather and studded hardware.

The bag is available at a number of international online stores including Balenciaga, FarFetch, Nordstrom and 24 SEVRES.

Sizes

The tote comes in 2 x sizes, both of which are around the £1,400 mark inline with the brands classic styles.

Medium – 38cm x 24 cm w/ 25cm strap – £1,395
Small  – 30cm x 20cm w/ 54cm strap – £1,345

Shop the Balenciaga Graffiti City tote

Designer bags of Instagram ft. Prada, Valentino and Louis Vuitton

For the past couple of years, Instagram has topped fashion bibles and online moodboards to be my no. 1 source of inspiration. ‘Designer bags of Instagram’ is here to pick out the hottest snaps by Insta’s influencer crowd, to save you needlessly scrolling through your feed and with shots from Xenia Overdose and Thrifts and Threads, I’m sure it won’t! 😉

 

Blogger and megababe @xeniaoverdose rocks the Prada Cahier
How to shoot a Prada bag by @chantal_li ft. Prada Animalier

 

@littlefashionfox owns casual cool with the Valentino Pushlock bag
A cinnamon roll, also the beautiful blogger @phiaki and her Valentino Spike Suede bag

 

@qingaling shoots her Diorama bag to perfection
@thirftsandthreads gets in the Cali spirit with her Rebecca Minkoff bag

 

Pixie Lott with Dolce Gabbana ‘Soft Box Tote’ at House Festival

If there’s anyone who can pull off a cute gingham mini, white trainers, pink hair and a Dolce & Gabbana tote, it’s probably Pixie Lott. The 20-something songstress added a little 60s glamour to her festival look with the ‘soft box tote’, which currently retails for around £1,200-1,300. The cream version doesn’t seem to be available online at the moment but there are a number of similar padlock styles up for grabs…

SHOP DOLCE & GABBANA

Is this the only Louis Vuitton Alma that goes with short shorts?

Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny resurrected an old Cruise 2015  favourite last week – the Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma BB. One of the first collections of the Ghesquiere era, the Malletage was one of the collections more toned-down adaptations. It was available in a variety of colours and retailed for just under $4,000.

So, is this a Louis Vuitton Alma thats you can wear with ripped denim shorts? Yes, but only if you’re Chloe Sevigny level cool, otherwise, stick to the tailoring.

Jessica Chastain wears handbags at Cannes, remains flawless

Handbags Jessica Chastain

When is actress Jessica Chastain not the picture of elegance? And she maintained her strong style track record during the 2017 Cannes film festival this week, with two nude handbags I had to feature.

The first of which, pictured above, is the Alexander McQueen medium leather shoulder bag, which is currently available at Luisaviaroma for £1,590. It’s also available in black, which I know has been spotted on a few other Cannes attendees.

Handbags Jessica Chastain

The second bag was a more functional daytime option in the form of the Longchamp Paris Premiere bag. This isn’t a style I’ve come across before but it’s got a great structure which suits her look perfectly. This one will set you back £1,277 on the Longchamp official website.

SHOP JESSICA’S CANNES COLLECTION

Why is Rihanna sporting old school Dior handbags?

Rihanna Dior handbags

Rihanna definitely doesn’t shy away when it comes to overstated monogram prints, patterns or bold block colours, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’s adopted these classic Dior handbags to her plentiful collection. The pattern made it’s return to the runway for F/W 2017, along with an abundance of oversized, utilitarian denim, which Riri is embracing on her recent candid shot.

Dior F/W 2017 Accessories

Dior monogram handbags

I mean, theoretically it makes sense for the brand to revive it’s classic monogram during the height of logomania. I’m just having difficulty taking on a pattern which is so synonymously Paris Hilton ’00s. It’s going to take a few more Rihanna appearances and blogger features before I’m on board.

Images via GotCeleb

Sofia Richie works Ethan K handbag in Cannes

Sofia Richie x Ethan K

A handbag that’s both airport and amfar appropriate? Sofia Richie accepted the challenge, working the bright Ethan K Alla satchel throughout her trip to Cannes. Who’d have thought yellow croc would be so versatile?

The bag is currently available online at Saks Fifth Avenue for just over £7,800 – sell your car and make it yours.

Images via GotCeleb.

Celebrity Handbags ft. Gucci, YSL and Bottega Veneta

Celebrity Handbags ft. Gucci, YSL and Bottega Veneta

With the arrival of fashion bloggers and Instagram influencers there seems to be a lot less focus on the stereotypical celebrities we once fawned over. That doesn’t make their style moments any less impressive though, and with mega-babes like Ashley James blurring the line between blogger and TV personality, who’s to say what’s the best source of bagspo?

Here’s my round-up of top celebrity handbag sightings this week:


Model Alessandra Ambrosio was topped off her casual ensemble with the not-so-casual Bottega Veneta ‘City Knot leather shoulder bag’, which retails for around £2,925.

Ashley Benson x YSL
Pretty Little Liars is one of my favourite guilty pleasures, so I was happy to see this shot of actress Ashley Benson sporting the Saint Laurent leather shoulder bag – my go-to day to night purse. You can find it for £1,090 online at Selfridges.

Ashley James x Aspinal of London
I love coming across captivating styles that I’m not familiar with and how cool does Ashley James look in the Aspinal of London Oxford Rucksack? Also – can we keep using the word rucksack? It’s reminds me of my primary school days.

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Coach x Rodarte Designer Collaboration

Coach x Rodarte Designer Collaboration

COACH X RODARTE COLLECTION IRL

Keep an eye out for the #coachandrodarte on Instagram.

I was a bit suprised when Coach launched in Harvey Nichols stores across the UK back in 2014. I always associated the brand with outlet malls I used to visit in Orlando and that garish brown monogram. However, in the past few years they became recognised for more subdued structure styles and caught onto kitsch embellishment and add-ons to reclaiming their spot on the arms of influencers.

This year, they launched an unlikely collaboration with Californian luxury brand Rodarte and the result? Coach x Rodarte – 4 distinct styles, just as cool as they are opulent.

COACH X RODARTE COLLECTION

LEATHER SEQUINS

Colours: Black or Pink
Handbag prices range from £295 to £895
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Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons ‘Masters’ collection

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons ‘Masters’ collection

Behold bag fanatics, as what follows is everything you need to know about the Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons ‘Masters’ collection. From styles to availability to prices – I’ve wrapped everything up for your convenience.

The collection derives from Koon’s recent Gazing Ball show, which presented repainted versions of iconic artwork from Da Vinci, Rubens, Titian and Van Gogh. Highlighting five key pieces, the emblazoned “gazing ball” (a large, glass bauble) featured in the show translated into striking coloured handles and a subdued metallic monogram.

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