Friday, October 26, 2012

The Paper Lunch Bag Look


You’ve probably heard about the Jil Sander 'Vasari' bag.  “The bag, which is made of '100 per cent coated paper' and features stitched seams, was carried by office-ready male models during the designer's autumn/winter 2012 menswear show in January, and has proved such a hit that it's been selling out all over the world.”



You’ re probably coveting the rolled top clutch bags seen on the Céline runway for SS13.  These gorgeous bags won’t actually hit Céline stores until about January 2013.



But have you heard of the MARIE TURNOR? 



MARIE TURNOR ACCESSORIES is a Los Angeles based handbag and accessories company designed by Beth Goodman.  The classic style of MARIE TURNOR embraces timelessness and eschews trendiness in the spirit of finding beauty in everyday things:  a paper bag, an envelope, folded paper, the colours of nature... The essence of the brand lies in the realization that practical things are also beautiful.

Her signature “PICNIC” clutch was conceived in 2009, after the designer spotted an elegant woman walking in the Marais with a paper bag in her hand.  This has become one of her classic signature styles and is now made in a number of sizes, colours and leathers.

All products are made Southern California, using Italian leathers.  These bags are now available at CULSTATUS.   Prices from  $225 - 325.


T Magazine

Photo source above: T Magazine

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Structured Satchel



This season the must buy bag is the structured satchel which is both polished and chic, practical and versatile.  These double handled bags also have a long shoulder strap for added versatility. These bags tick all the boxes that make a timeless classic:

1) Givenchy Antigona – this bag needs no introduction and just gets stronger each season with new animations and details:


Available in Small, Medium and large.  Prices start at $1,995 for the small…..

2) YSL CHYC Cabas in the Mini – this is the only size in the CHYC cabas family with a strap.  But don’t let the name fool you, the mini isn’t mini at all, it is a generous size that will easily fit all your essentials.   Available in the softer Ranch leather ($2,195) or the firm “Mini Tweed” version ($2,250) this bag is definitely very chic and will take you from day through to easily easily.  It is really perfect size. You can’t go wrong with this one.


Currently available in Mouse(grey) and black mini tweed.

3) Alexander Wang Jamie.  Introduced the this season, we predict a winner.  A polished style with the Wang edge, this bag is perfect for the girl that doesn’t like to try too hard.  It is a comparatively light bag and so for all the girls that have complained about the heaviness of the studded bags this is the one you need to try.  Prices start at $1070


4) Alexander Wang Pelican.  Another hit from the new FW12 season.  This sleek  carryall is sophisticated and timelessly chic. $1,148


Available in Black and Bandage.