Heart you Tote
I really like these practical totes with a simple message, "LOVE". The tote is made of canvas and has leather handles, the heart print is on both sides, one is red and the other is black as shown on this picture. This is one step above the common everyday and sometimes boring tote. The tote is made in the USA and it's available at Fluffyco.
Rag And Bone Women’s line
Rag and Bone is synonymous with american design and stylish looks. This Fall/Winter season they have the most coveted jackets, denim and boots which you can see on the first picture. Also for Spring 2012 they are introducing a beautiful navy blue and kelly green to their color palette. On the second picture you can see my favorite looks for Spring 12, they are nautical, preppy and super classic. You can't go wrong with stripes and these colors go great together. For more Rag and Bone click here.
A.P.C Fall Collection
A.P.C is the perfect example of classic style and timeless styling. A.P.C is a french label that designs men's and women's clothing, footwear and accessories. Their Fall 2011 line caught my eye today because of their beautiful and unexpected bright colors, the website is now organized by color which I think makes for a much better and more fun way to experience the full line. This is just a small snapshot of their line and if you want to see more click here. I should also let you know they are having a huge sale right now so check them out if you are looking for a new classic piece for your wardrobe.
How beautiful are these weekend bags! they are perfectly unisex and very practical for those unexpected weekend trips. These are made with a combination of hand woven, vegetable dyed Oaxacan wool rub and rich distressed leather. Hand weaving was first introduced by the Spanish to the Navajo Indians thousand of years ago. These are from Will Leather and their collection includes the use of found materials and vintage items ready to be reused by those looking for an accessory with a story to tell. For more of Will Leather click here.
Apolis Global Menswear
There is nothing that can top a well dressed classy man. These items are my favorite ones from Apolis, they produce a well rounded collection of men's clothing and accessories made for the effortless looking man on the streets of Southern California, Florida or New York, this is a style with no boundaries. Their entire range is co-created with manufacturers and directly allows the market to determine the future of each item .
The line includes tees, scarves, bags, footwear, swimwear denim and more. For more product from Apolis click here.
Mata Hari x Putucos Bag release!
I am so excited to finally announce the release of the Putucos and Mata Hari collaboration. Everyone who reads my blog knows that I have a major addiction to handbags. The creator of the ever growing Mata Hari label offered me the opportunity of a lifetime. To design my own bag for their Fall 2011 collection.
This was a very exciting project to work on, I had so much to think about and so many different ideas in my head that I had to narrow it down to my ultimate essential bag. This is my take on one of the oldest forms of handbags, the famous briefcase. This is may way to make a women's briefcase be sophisticated and also stylish. I love the texture of suede in handbags bags, they wear great with time so I knew this had to be part of it. I also wanted to add some vintage inspired hardware on the corners and buckles to add more personality to the bag. Combining suede and hardware makes this bag sure to look even better with time and I can't wait to finally take it out on the road an...
Garvan De Bruir’s Parachuter Bag
Look at these raw leather bags I found this morning. Don't these bags look beautifully tough? These bags come from Garvan De Bruir's Studio in Kildare Town, Ireland. This specific bag is called the Parachuter but De Bruir also carries a really interesting line of leather goods, furniture and structures. Click here for more.
MM 6 Maison Martin Margiela Bag
Here is the bag that will join my weekend adventures this summer. I love the brightness of it and the simplicity of a canvas and soft leather bag. This is the perfect size for a weekend trip and if you are in the market for a new bag you can get it on sale now at Gargyle!
Virginia Johnson Totes
This is a bag I came across this week on Beklina. The bag was designed by the Canadian Virgina Johnson. The main body of the bag is hand woven chain-stitch in Kashmir and sewn in Canada with leather trims and cotton lining. I really like the over-sized zig zag pattern and the colors these bag are available in. This is a great alternative to very popular nautical stripes. Learn more about these totes here.
Alexander Wang Gets Strappy
The latest collection of bags by the talented Alexander Wang uses neutral, understated colors with eclectic and eye-catching designs.
It's the juxtaposition of color and style makes this line such a staple for the season. His bags this season are out there in terms of design details but these grey and nude tones give them an added touch of luxury and make them more relatable. I am loving the straps on these bags! for more on his work click here.
Although I love working in the shoe business, designing and developing new styles, I have a crazy obsession for handbags, especially leather bags. I can pass up on shoes at a store but if I see a bag that fits my formula of perfection I have to have it and I will search everywhere for it until I get it. I think my bag collection is twice as big as my shoe collection and I do admit that I am not the type that uses a new bag everyday but I love having my options available for the perfect occasion in my closet. These is my latest find, these beatiful handbags are by Liebeskind and the leather on these beauties just looks gorgeous and super soft. Their prices are on the mid $300's which is expensive for a bag but really affordable for such a big leather bag. Check more on Liebeskind here.
Corner Store Leather Bags
Check out these fantastic leather bags inspired by the most popular bag used around the world, the grocery bag. I bet you won't be throwing this one away or piling up in a cabinet. These handy bags are from Cast of Vices, a brand known for their unique jewelry inspired by the creator's vices. If you want to learn more about them click here.
I am celebrating it's finally Friday! wow, what a crazy week this was. There were cloudy days, beautiful sunny beach weather and lots of work squeezed into what seemed a fast week. I want to start this weekend with a few items that I have been eyeing for the past few days at the Zoe shop online, yes I actually had time for some aspirational shopping too.
I like the new interpretation of the traditional leather jacket from Helmut Lang, it is elegant and super clean. The Proenza Schouler bag on the right is one of my favorite totes this season, the leather has a distressed look and the leather trims go perfect together. The draped dress on the bottom left is from Alexander Wang and the mens leather shoes are from Rag and Bone. For more designer treasures click here.
Mata Hari Spring and Summer 2011 Release
Here is the latest and greatest from Mata Hari, this collection is the best one yet. There is so much fun in this line this season, the combination of beautiful leathers, quilting stitching, tassels and shinny chains makes for a fun and feminine line of bags. For Spring and Summer 2011, Mata Hari has partnered with Hellz Bellz, Lovemade and Melody Ehsani to create the most exciting collection of bags I have yet seen. This is a small portion of the line but the rest of the collection will be available at a store near you after May 1st! For retail locations and more information on Mata Hari click here.
Me & Arrow Bags
Take a stroll down the beach or a trip to Hawaii, these tote bags are classic and perfect for that leisure trip this spring. These Me & Arrow Bags include rope and leather details throughout the entire collection. The color, materials and prints are refreshing and perfect for the much needed summer. Get your baggage ready because Spring is just around the corner! for more of Me & Arrow click here.
These are my top 4 picks from the Frances May Boutique. The Portland based boutique selects a very stylish array of brands and designers for men and women, lucky for the people out of town they are available online! The APC coat on the top left is a great piece that can be used in the Fall and Winter seasons, the design is timeless and elegant.
The men's brown leather boots and women's black leather boots are both from the talented Rachel Comey and they are made in Peru, these are a must have for the Fall and Winter and they are on sale right now, so get them while you can. Finally the leather based backpack with adjustable leather straps and Navajo inspired fabric is made in Portland by Immortal and I think is a great blend of luxury and function. For more on France May Boutique click here or visit their shop at 1013 SW Washington,Portland, Oregon.