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July 22 2014

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3 posts tagged "VBH"

On Our Radar: The Pouch Bag

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Designers spoke, and we all listened: Goodbye, big bags; hello, minis. I’ve been toting an envelope clutch around during the day—I even swapped my wallet for a Valextra card holder to save space. The clutch only has space for my barest essentials—cards, phone, sunglass case, and a lip gloss. I’m not ready to go back to big, but while I like the lean look, sometimes a clutch is just too small. That’s why I’ve got my eye on a drawstring leather pouch. I’ve been seeing great versions at my market appointments. When The Row introduces handbags to its collection for Fall (they’ll be at Barneys in July), it’ll include an amazing blush python sac. Balenciaga offers a version with its classic metal details. Loewe’s come in candy colors, and VBH’s is ultra-luxe, with studded python. They’re perfect for those days when less just isn’t more.

Above: Pouches by The Row (top left), VBH (top right), Balenciaga (center), and Loewe (bottom).

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Asprey’s New Accessorizer; ODLR Live And Online; The New Designer Sweatshirt?; And More…

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Asprey named Bruce Hoeksema, founder and designer of the Rome-based VBH accessories line, as its new creative director. [WWD]

Consider your lunch break spoken for: Oscar de la Renta live-streams his new Resort collection today at 1 p.m. EST. [Oscar de la Renta]

And in slightly lower-tier (but no less exclusive) fashion: A company-only Facebook hooded sweatshirt (as seen on CEO Mark Zuckerberg) is currently listed on eBay, drawing RTW-level bids from techie die-hards. Current price: $4,050. Sorta makes the designer gray-sweatshirt trend seem more cost-effective, no? [eBay via Racked]

The cashmere buck stops here. Marcia Patmos and Tina Lutz, founders and designers of Lutz & Patmos, are disbanding their namesake label. Patmos will debut her own line, M. Patmos, for pre-spring and take over creative direction of the duo’s sportswear collection, Leroy & Perry; Lutz will focus on design and brand consulting. [WWD]

Unconfirmed (but intriguing): another mass fashion collab in the works for Viktor & Rolf? [Fashionologie]

Photo: Alex J. Berliner / BEImages

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? SJP Gets In The Mix

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Was Sarah Jessica Parker inspired by yesterday’s Alexander McQueen sale on Gilt Groupe? The star of Sex and the City 2 displayed her quirky sartorial sensibility (and enviably toned physique) on the streets of New York today, stepping out to walk her son to school in a McQueen tank top, printed scarf, VBH purse, and gray denim boot-cuts. Wherever she takes style cues from, we think the actress remains one of the true originals in Hollywood. What do you think? Are you excited to see the many looks she will be debuting for the SATC press tour, or do you think she’s become too much of a real-life Carrie Bradshaw?

Photo: Jackson Lee / Splash News