Every fashion-forward girl knows that the bag we choose to hang on our arm has the potential to make or break an entire ensemble and reveals a lot about our style. We've all fallen victim to trying to find our keys, lipstick and other necessities at a minute's notice in that giant abyss we call a bag. We've also been confronted with the painful (yet strangely satisfying) task of purging paychecks just to get our perfect arm candy. Luckily, we've found a nice selection of bags that take fashion, function and finance into consideration by designer labels Yiliy, LaLucca, Hammitt, and Oscar and Anna. Below, we've listed a couple of our favorites from each designer. Check out these awesome designers whose notoriety continues to increase as they continue to create wardrobe essentials.
When I heard that socialite Olivia Palermo modeled the latest Jill Stuart bags featured in Vogue Girl Korea for Fall/Winter 2012, I couldn't wait to see the steller pictures for the September feature. Palermo is a staple in the fashion world as someone that exudes a sophisticated style that a true fashionista couldn't help but admire. The photoshoot for the Jill Stuart handbag collection showcases similarities to Blair Waldorf, the wealthy, socialite portrayed by Leighton Meester in the CW’s Gossip Girl along with elegant cuts and prints.
The CW has confirmed that Gossip Girl will air its sixth and final season this fall. The show that brought you all that Upper East Side drama, sexy fashion, and neurotic characters will end with plenty of surprises in store. The final season promises to reveal the identity of 'Gossip Girl' and will focus on Nate's mission to reveal the secret. Chace Crawford who plays Nate Archibald described the show's ending as "bittersweet."
We also hear Serena, played by Blake Lively, will go off the grid with her friends and viewers will ultimately not know what her future holds.
When Marilyn Monroe danced across movie screens and proclaimed “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!”, it was one of the most iconic moments in cinema history. The song became a highlight not only for Marilyn’s career, but for many of the jeweler’s mentioned. They garnered mainstream attention --and with good reason. Finally, women had a counterpart to the oft-repeated “dog is man’s best friend." Who needs to play fetch when you could play dress up?
Laying claim to one of the largest diamonds ever discovered, the Tiffany Yellow Diamond, the company set the bar high for excellence in jewelry design early on. At 287.42 carats in the rough, 128.54 carats with 90 facets after it was cut, the massive rock has only been known to have been worn twice since its 1878 discovery in South Africa (one of those women was, of course, Audrey Hepburn while promoting Breakfast at Tiffany’s).
It is no wonder why everyone in the fashion world is head-over-heals in love with Blake Lively. She is what we call a “package deal,” meaning this gal is not just a pretty face with an impeccable sense of fashion, she’s got personality and a brain too. The blond bombshell has landed on the cover of (literally) every major magazine, including, Cosmopolitan, W, Rolling Stones, and not to mention Vogue for a running record of three times! The 24-year-old fashion icon is ruling the fashion world with her care free Cali attitude and stunning figure. Flip through the pages of any style magazine and we guarantee that you’ll stumble across this lovely Gossip Girl. Designers and Fashion editors are absolutely obsessed with her and for good reason too. Whether this Fashionista is hitting the red carpet, or kicking it casual on the streets of Manhattan, she looks absolutely fabulous from head-to-toe. Here are ten of our favorite Blake Lively fashion moments. Get inspired!
'Tis the season to celebrate for all of the Glam Damn It readers! With the holidays approaching and our social calendars filled with a flurry of events, having that 'perfect' dress is a definite fashion must. As you visit your favorite dress shop that burning question always seems to remain -- should I opt for a LBD (little black dress) or amp up my style quotient with a vibrant pop of color?! Luckily for all of the ladies out there in the city, there are so many flattering, stylish and fashion forward choices this season! One is also able to take influences from runways abound for style inspiration from designers like Betsey Johnson or timeless icons, such as Audrey Hepburn. In addition, it's wonderful that high-end celebrity stylists such as Eric Daman of 'Gossip Girl' -- design lines for retailers such as Charlotte Russe. This enables everyone out there to score that high-style look (without the high-life price) and have some green left over to buy that sexy shoe you've been eyeing or a sparkly pair of earrings that makes you feel like a Hollywood siren. Own your look with confidence and a dash of dazzle, baby! Be the life of the party!
Summer flings are quite nice. Unfortunately, they usually end once the fall season begins--which is exactly what happened with Blake Lively & Leonardo Dicaprio. The couple, who had been dating since May, called it quits recently according to US Weekly and PEOPLE Magazine. A source close to DiCaprio told PEOPLE that the two will still "remain friends." Yea, yea, yea, that's what they all say.
Perhaps DiCaprio, who is 36, wants to settle down....it's about time! Or maybe Ms. Lively, 24, just wants to enjoy her 20s and take advantage of all the other good looking actors coming her way?
Seems like Leo goes after the same type of girls... Bar Rafaeli, Gisel Bundchen, Blake.. In that case, if you are tall, blonde and model-like, you might have a shot. Get in line ladies!
Could it be? Imagine how Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, & Samantha were in their high-school/college years?
Happy happy birthday! Who doesn't love Kristen Bell? Honestly?...Alright, maybe the Upper Eastsiders - whom she tends to nark on (anonymously) as resident Gossip Girl blogger - aren't her biggest fans. On the other hand, we at the Almost Famous blog love her character, since we have a lot in common ;)
Aside from her usual gig being the Carrie Bradshaw-esque narrator of the popular CW teen drama, Bell has been a familiar face both on television AND the silver screen. She made a huge impact on us with the cult TV hit Veronica Mars, as well as making us laugh in comedic roles in films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and You Again. She even changed it up as a dancer in Burlesque, in addition to a cameo apperance in this year's Scream 4.
Leighton Meester was seen back at work today filming for Gossip Girl after a nice long hiatus. Despite the scorching New York City heat, the actress remained professional and braved the weather to shoot scenes for the hit TV show's fifth season.
The 25 year-old stunner looked amazing on set wearing a bright yellow ensemble. She finished off the getup with a orange bag and pretty yellow pumps. Blair Waldorf may be unbearable at times, but girl never fails to impress with her style. During breaks, Meester takes a breather from portraying the fabulous socialite and prefers to wear comfy flip flops & reading as opposed to shopping & causing mischief in the Upper East Side.