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Month: May 2017

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.


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.


Coach x Rodarte Designer Collaboration

Coach x Rodarte Designer Collaboration


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.



Colours: Black or Pink
Handbag prices range from £295 to £895