Mulberry's Lana Del Rey bag has "gorgeous squidgeablity."
The British fashion house have designed a handbag in honor of the "Blue Jeans" singer, and creative director Emma Hill says it's already shaping up to be a classic:
"We wanted to design a gorgeous bag that reflected Lana Del Rey's style and beauty so we thought the bag should be simple and structured yet relevant for now and recognizable instantly as a classic Mulberry piece. We wanted it to be functional with an uptown twist as Lana is such a wonderful uptown girl herself; its shape implies structure yet it has gorgeous squidgeablity! To me it also had to be very Mulberry, very us so we gave it the classic postman's lock hardware and a great front pocket - for all your bits and pieces! It's a mixture of Mulberry, a touch of Lana's old-school glamour, and total practicality: it's quickly become our best friend!"
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have created a luxury handbag collection under their fashion label The Row.
The 25-year-old twins will launch a nine-bag line including a day tote, backpack, doctor bag and shoulder bag made from python and alligator in Barneys department store, New York in August. The siblings don't rely on a specific era for inspiration with Ashley revealing she is influenced by different times while Mary-Kate struggles with ever repeating trends.
"There are important style contributions from almost every era. Drawing on the right references at the right time is the key," Ashley said.
Mary-Kate added, "My problem is not with the trends themselves but the fact that trends are constantly repeating themselves."
Averyl Oates, buying director for Harvey Nichols, who stock The Row, recently claimed the success of the label is due to its "timeless generational appeal."
Kate Moss is treating her upcoming third collection for Longchamp as her “baby.”
The British supermodel is said to be involved in “every decision” of the designing process with the luxury French label. “Kate has treated the third collection as her baby. She is a woman and wants women to enjoy the bags as she would. I don’t think people imagine how involved Kate is or how much thought she gives the details. She’s involved in every decision,” creative director Sophie de la Fontaine explained.
The new line will feature a collection of “city living” canvas and leather shoulder bags, designed for everyday use in a host of military and safari shades, including khaki, cream and brown. An entire weekend range will also be included in the collection, which was inspired by a trip the 36-year-old beauty took to stay at designer Mario Testino‘s house in Peru.
Sophie also revealed Longchamp is keen to collaborate for a fourth line with the fashion icon: “Will there be a fourth collection? Of course! We hope so. We’d like it to go on forever as long as Kate wants it to.”
Never underestimate a
newly-sober celebrity. Lindsay Lohan is willing to bare it all again for the camera—with or without her chunky alcohol monitoring bracelet.
The 23 year-old stripped down once for New York Magazine when she channeled Marilyn Monroe; this time, Lohan’s cause is for her 6126 collection. Expected to shoot next month in Los Angeles, Richard Luna of The California Bag—the company that licenses Lohan’s handbags—has some interesting ideas to get around the SCRAM accessory.
“We’re thinking of having police on hand so we can remove the ankle bracelet for the pictures,” he said. He then said that they may take photos with and without the bracelet, noting that it could be airbrushed out later.
Such a classy model—no wonder Ungaro wanted her!
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Talk about creative—Nicole Richie turns hats into handbags.
The reality star - who is currently promoting her House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate Fall/Winter 2010 fashion ranges - says she often gets inspired by seeing what other people are wearing and then giving items her own unique twist.
“I was walking around the other day and I saw this woman wearing this great hat and I thought actually that’d make a really good bag so we turned it upside down and now it’s a great looking bag.”
Nicole - who has two children, Harlow, two, and nine-month-old Sparrow with fiance Joel Madden - also revealed she has had to alter her dress sense since becoming a mother to make it practical yet still stylish: “I’m a busy working mother. I’m all for what’s comfortable but I don’t think people today make enough effort with what they wear. At the same time I don’t want to have to get out of bed early to decide what to put on. My jackets are my favorite part of my collection because you can just throw one on over jeans and a vest and it looks like you’ve made an effort.”
There was once a time when Marc Jacobs wanted to get rid of Louis Vuitton’s monogram print.
The fashion designer, who is now the creative director of the fashion house, wasn’t keen on the company’s famous logo when he started there 12 years ago, but soon realized it would be a mistake to lose it from the collections.
“When I arrived at Louis Vuitton 12 years ago, and I was figuring out how to create a new tier of Vuitton for a different customer, I thought it would be clever to hide that monogram, which was very stupid of me. That logo is part of what makes the Vuitton so desirable. It allows people to become members of an aspirational club.”
Although there are many fake Louis Vuitton bags around, Jacobs is confident the label will always remain desirable as consumers know its quality: “The real Vuitton will always be about a level of quality and attention to detail that makes it aspirational. It’s about display and when that gets out of control it’s a disaster, but in moderation, it’s lovely. You can either be ashamed of having pride in your appearance or you can relish it in an intelligent way.”
I guess looking like Coco doesn’t guarantee a lifelong gig with Chanel.
Lily Allen has been dropped as the face of the brand’s handbags. The “Not Fair” singer fronted an advertising campaign for the French fashion house’s Coco Cocoon bag last year, but her contract has now expired and won’t be renewed and has been replaced by Vanessa Paradis.
When I first read the news that David Lynch was recruited to direct a short film for Dior, I was both weirded out and yet intrigued at the same time. The film (check it out after the jump!), which premiered during the unveiling of the Dior Cruise Collection in Shanghai, is very much a Lynch film: eerie music, hard spotlights, creepy smoke, low camera angles, and a narrative that makes your head spin a bit.
According to Lynch, Galliano and company gave him little direction: “They called me up and said, ‘Would you like to make a short film for the internet? You can do anything you want, you just need to show the handbag, the Pearl Tower and some old Shanghai.’”
If anything, watch it for the chance to see
the Asian guy with a bowl cut.
- At last night’s big Belvedere Pink Grapefruit event in New York, Ashley Olsen revealed that a certain city across the pond will be the inspiration for the pair’s next Olsenboye collection. That’s nice and all, but I’d really appreciate if they’d concentrate on getting the line out of JCPenney.
- While it may not be London who calls for Zac Posen, Paris has caught the American designer’s eye. Posen, who has been unhappy with how New York critics have treated him during fashion week debuts, says that he wants to show in the city of love because “they understand my clothes.”
- With a slew of dark looks lately, Lady Gaga performed at the Rainforest Fund’s 21st Birthday Celebration in an all-white custom Calvin Klein creation. She even wore a light gray wig to match!
- As her younger sister Georgia Jagger steams up the latest Chanel ads, model Elizabeth Jagger is contemplating full-on nude spreads now that she’s getting older. Has she seen Helena Christensen and Claudia Schiffer lately?
- There’s a new bag in town, and it’s called the Schitbag. If only I made these things up. I’m almost tempted to buy it simply to tout the fact that I have a fashionable schitbag.
Michael Kors believes that the handbag is an essential wardrobe piece; the 50-year-old designer claims women should have a multitude of bags available for all situations.
“When you’re purchasing a handbag it’s like a piece of your wardrobe. Sometimes you buy a really expensive piece that you only take out for special occasions, sometimes it needs to work for your everyday life. Bags are the same. Additionally, the bag that you originally purchased as a special item over time works its way ‘down’ your ladder, and in five or ten years becomes your everyday piece.”
Discussing his own bags, Michael admits he designs them with functionality in mind: “The women I know lead very busy lives and they have a lot to think about. Their bags have to function, so most of them carry a lot of stuff. That’s why we have lots of pockets and zip compartments.”
He also claims his label is performing well despite a downbeat economy, because his customers are “discerning.” He told the Scotsman newspaper, “We have had an amazingly successful year. Recession is a big word, and obviously the global economy has taken a hit over the past two years. But during difficult times, women don’t stop shopping, they just become more discerning in what they are looking for.”
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