Thursday, July 31, 2008

Alexis Hudson Madeline Handbag

The Desperate Housewives know their fashion. Eva Longoria - Parker has been spotted all around town showing off her latest stunner; no, not the five-carat-plus emerald-cut diamond ring from her husband, Tony Parker, but her gorgeous Alexis Hudson Madeline bag in Pinot Snake!

Alexis Hudson, started in 2005 by Rachelle Copeland and Emily Ironi who named the brand after their kids, is hot on the celebrity map!

This timeless satchel is a great accessory for every fashionista with extremely roomy interior and
four protective metallic feet. I love how the hardware looks (clasp closure) against the tone and texture of the leather. The 6" shoulder straps are long enough for this lovely bag to be worn as a shoulder bag or carried around as a tote! Wear this with a skinny jeans and boots or gladiator sandals and you are ready to rock the look!

Hey if it is good enough for Teri Hatcher to tote it at the High School Musical Premiere, then it must be something special! Check it out at TheHipChick, (On Sale for $398; Reg Price: $780): Alexis Hudson Madeline or Endless (On Sale for $546; Reg Price: $780): Alexis Hudson Madeline. Comes with dust bag, in case you were wondering =)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent - Large Muse

Oops, YSL did it again. The classic muse reinvents itself this fall and debuts an updated patent-pebbled skin in to-kill-for colors.

I am a huge fan of the Muse. I cannot get enough of it. I thought the White Muse was the bomb. Then, YSL followed up with the Chocolate (see Jessica Alba, left) for Fall, then Blue-Grey for Spring/Summer, and now English Skin and Road Grey. Not to mention all the gorgeous colors they have in the Ostrich leather (hello, Heidi Klum anyone?) Someone save me from committing retirement suicide!!

Since I am obviously not Paris Hilton, whom I am sure will be sporting both of these colors, I have to settle for admiring them afar. I will be making frequent visits to my favorite blogs and drool at the fortunate few who purchased them.

The Muse is one of those bags that is perfect for every day use (and especially popular with celebrities.) It easily holds all my must-have-or-die items with plenty of room left to spare. There is a zipped interior pocket for your unmentionables and a cellphone pocket. Tres Chic!

Check it out at for $1795: YSL Large Muse.

Heather Hawkins Moonlight Clutch

Yes, Paris Hilton is not like us, I get that. When normal people see a bag they like, they ponder and have sleepless nights wondering which color to get. But, if you are Paris Hilton, in your simple life, you simply get all of them and enjoy a good night rest.

I have been dying for a Heather Hawkins clutch and now, with the 20% off (see code below), I am finally going to get it! After contemplating over the three colors for a week, I have decided on the Bronze color since it seems most versatile. My best friend has it in Turquoise, so I figured I could probably exchange it with her on an as-needed basis. I have always liked this clutch and it is no wonder celebrities flock to it like bees to honey. I love how spacious it is! I can put my Ipod (music), keys (I need to get home!), lipgloss (must-have in New York winter), credit cards (I am not a Hilton and thus cannot talk my way out of paying for things), money (for cab), ID (for clubbing), powder (shine is BAD!), and celly (duh!)

If you are looking for a good clutch to tote around, buy the Moonlight Clutch in bronze (pictured top right) today at for $209. For a limited time get 20% off with code "NEW20".

Sunday, July 27, 2008

CC Skye - Lucy Bag

It is no secret that Lauren Conrad (and many Hollywood celebrities) loves her CC Skye Black Lucy bag. The lovely and stylish Ms. Conrad is often snapped by paparazzi going about her business around the country toting her favorite CC Skye bag.

Personally, I am a huge fan of the bag. I love the various colors it comes in, especially the white leather with gold hardware. Although I am not too crazy about Amanda Bynes bright pink Lucy, I do think it looks pretty cute on her and very age appropriate. This bag has a very roomy interior, with pockets for your celly/sidekick, and a interior zipper, for all your daily necessities and the straps hang comfortably on your shoulder all day long.

I love the texture of the leather and the 14k gold plated hardware. I find the combination simply irresistible to my checkbook. For those of you who find the 14k gold hardware a bit much, it also comes in silver hardware.

Buy it at for $695: Lucy Bag. For a limited time, as Label360 is celebrating its new website, shoppers can get 20% off. Enter this code "NEW20" to get 20% off this bag.

Rebecca Minkoff Nikki Hobo - Enter to Win

San Diego native, Rebecca Minkoff busted onto the "IT" handbag scene with her now iconic bags. Her gorgeous creations now serve as the arm candy du jour to many young Hollywood celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Lauren Conrad, Vanessa Minnillo, Rachel Bilson, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Alba, Leighton Meester, etc.

Many of these young Hollywood have been seen with more than one such bag; and in Hayden's case, at least ten variation of Minkoff's creation in various designs, colors and sizes!

Like all her bags, Nikki's sultry leather is soft to the touch, lined with the most unexpected prints, and comes with matching knockout hardware (double dog leash clasps on sides). The Nikki hobo, unlike the other "IT" bags of her creation is even big enough to hold a 12"computer! I am the proud owner of three Rebecca Minkoff's bags, the Matinee, Morning After, and Morning After Mini and definitely a big fan of most of her bags, the Nikki is no exception. This bag measures approximately 19"W * 15"H * 4"D and comes with a snap button closure. The shoulder strap measures approximately 12" with a 8" drop.

Like the Balenciaga motorcycle bags' craze, once you start with your first Minkoff's bag, you just cannot stop. Each season builds on the previous and delivers colors and textures that are just to die for! It also helps that the designer herself is so personable and down to earth!

For all of you readers out there, Just Jared has an amazing giveaway! Just go to his site, and enter to win a Rebecca Minkoff Nikki bag! This contest ends July 30th. So why wait, hurry up!

And for all of you who did not win, buy it today at Rebecca Minkoff for $600. Or you can also go to Funky La La and check out the latest Fall colors!