Talking about one of the decades most coveted IT bags. THE Dior Saddle Bag.
The thing about vintage collector bags is that they never really go out of style. Personally if I’ve spent a lot on a bag I don’t intend to wear it for only one season. I intend to keep it forever. The Dior saddle bag in all of its many reiterations was an iconic accessory of the early 2000’s and the fashion house brought it back to the runway for the Fall 2018 show.
Carried by everyone from Paris Hilton to Carrie Bradshaw and beyond, Dior’s ubiquitous saddle bag cemented its status as one of the key looks of the era. Though most often done in Dior’s signature logo print, the It bag was offered in a wide array of styles, patterns and colors in its prime.
Vintage styles of the Dior saddle bag have been quickly selling out on luxury resale sites like Vestiaire Collective and The RealReal for the past few months. The bag has been spotted on models like Bella Hadid along with a rising number of fashion bloggers on Instagram.
Ha. And I’ve been wearing my non-flashy tan leather saddle bag off and on since I first bought it in Los Angeles many years ago. And I’ve never gotten tired of it.
Which style is your preference- Plain, Logo, or Printed?
Mixing Art with Fashion: There are Dresses and then there are DRESSES
Azzedine Alaïa, thefamous Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer who passed away last November left a lasting legacy to the world of fashion.Je Suis Couturier, an exhibition of 41 dresses by Alaïa, will be a chance for the admiring fashion crowd to pay their respects. Especially since he never wanted a memorial.
With signature elegance and masterful cutting, Alaïa knew how to highlight the body’s curves like no other. Poignantly, the couturier himself selected the 60 pieces for inclusion.
In response to a couture career spanning 35 years, new and architectural pieces have been commissioned for the show, allowing artists and designers to pay tribute to a designer who was truly enamored with his craft.
“Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” runs until October 7, 2018, at the Design Museum, London. www.designmuseum.org
Eight days ago the fashion world mourned the loss of style icon Kate Spade.
I still covet my roomy, elegant Kate Spade cowhide black bag and my tortoiseshell reading glasses. What makes my bag standout is what’s on the inside – the lining has all red + pink polka dots. It makes me smile and it’s the real reason why I bought it. Because there are, let’s face it, so many black leather bags on the market.
And it was always the fun little touches that set her bags apart from the rest. Not only polka dots, but butterflies, bows, strawberries and the like.
Kate Spade was an original and when she sold her company her handbags still had the recognizable KS touch that made them stand out . You have to wonder why anyone who put so much thought into creating fun, whimsical designs would choose to take her own life leaving a young daughter behind.
There’s still so much we don’t know about deep depression. There are so many layers beneath the surface. Just because someone looks a certain way on the outside doesn’t mean they’re not suffering on the inside. How very sad that we seem to be hearing about people taking their own life more regularly. We hear about the famous people, not the countless others who also suffer from this crippling disease. With the right help suicide is preventable.
If you, or someone you know suffers from depression please Google the centre for disease control to find the contract in your city .
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
Kate Spade’s Sparkle will live on in her eponymous brand.