Spotted at LFW: Chloe ‘Drew’ Shoulder Bag

Chloe Drew Reptile Bag

My favourite spot from LFW Day 3! The adorable Chloe ‘Drew’ bag in a patchwork of autumnal shades, not to mention python. The outfit as a whole comes off as super effortless despite the mix of high end brands – her tan a-line leather skirt is from Louis Vuitton A/W 14 – perfect for a day of shows, from Topshop Unique to Jonathan Saunders.

The Chloe ‘Drew’ shoulder bag is available from Farfetch for £1,767. The standard ‘Drew’ in calfskin typically retails for around £700 – £1,200.

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Celebrities attend the opening of Louis Vuitton Santa Monica

The opening of Louis Vuitton Santa Monica to benefit Heal the Bay last week boasted an impressive guest list with attendees such as Dita Von Teese, Rachel Zoe and Kristen Bell. The event allowing them to support a good cause while showing off their gorgeous Louis Vuitton accessories and ready-to-wear pieces.

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Emmy Rossum carries the Coach New Hamptons Flap

Emmy Rossum was photographed at Target with an olive Coach New Hamptons leather flap handbag. It’s not really an exceptional design but with a price tag of $398 it’s a little more attainable than most celebrity choices. This particular model is out of stock online but available at Coach stores, full specs on the website.

Blake Lively carries the Mulberry Leah Hobo

Mulberry seems to be a Gossip Girl favourite next season as whilst filming we’ve already spotted the Neely, two Alexas and now the new Leah Hobo. Blake Lively aka Serena toted the bag and a Louis Vuitton iPad case to complete her summery ensemble.

Along with the Margarets and Neelys this new Leah handbag is part of of the Mulberry autumn/winter collection. With the eyelets giving the bag a drawstring-like effect and two exterior pockets it’s quite a casual choice that seems quite suited to the utility trend, if it wasn’t such a bright blue leather. I like how though it contains so much detail it doesn’t look too busy, the ‘Lucky Penny’ charm adding some traditional Mulberry style.

It retails at £650 and not available just yet – how do Gossip Girl get all these new season handbags so quickly? but you can find more colours and the full specs on the Mulberry website.

Mary-Kate Olsen carries an aged Hermès Kelly

Mary-Kate arrived at LAX with a more distinctive carry-on piece, what looks to be a very worn or even vintage Hermès Kelly. Considering the quality of the Hermès handbags I wonder how old it is to have gained that amount of wear and tear? I’m betting it will still be worth more than most designer purses though!

The classics come out at the Original Collection launch at Henri Bendel

I love this photo of Olivia Palermo, Kelly Rutherford and Jamie-Lynn Singer at the Henri Bendel Original Collection launch. Despite a variation in age and different career tracks, they all rely on the classic accessories from Hermès and Chanel to complete their looks.

Socialite Olivia Palermo opted for her favourite crocodile Hermès Jige clutch, which although she’s been carrying to events for a few seasons (and the Jige model being decades old now) still seems a very in-vogue style and shade for fall. Once again Kelly Rutherford carried one of her Birkins – is it really a surprise after she named her son Hermès? Jamie-Lynn Sigler stuck with a safe it-bag choosing a Chanel Classic Flap, a timeless albeit slightly common handbag. Even paired with quite a casual denim jacket and shorts it seems to work well and make her ensemble look a little more sophisticated.

Which is your favourite bag at the event?

The most functional [and stylish!] designer iPhone acessories

With the growing popularity of the Apple iPhone and the time spent using gadget, the decorative iPhone case is another chance for us to express ourselves through our accessories. It seems like the designers are starting to recognise this need need for a stylish way to customise the fundamental gadgets.

Though some that cases I’ve seen seem rather extortionate for what’s essentially a strip of leather (or crocodile in the Nancy Gonzalez styles!) you can’t say that it won’t be well used and will most likely find a permanent spot in your handbag. Until you buy a new phone that is.

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