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.
Greg Cummins, founder of Logan Zane, a handmade leather goods company in New York City, chats with Joonbug about his line. The company, founded in 2010, draws inspiration from the art deco period, using quality materials, and made right here in America. Cummins created the collection out of his own necessity for a quality bag. He created The Remsen, a camouflage leather backpack, and within weeks of sporting it, people began to notice. Thus began Logan Zane. This company sets itself apart from the rest with its simple sophistication. Unlike some other designer brands, Logan Zane's classic design can withstand the test of time--both with durability and style. See what Greg has to say about Logan Zane.
Just because the weather outside is hot and humid doesn't mean we aren't sitting here dreaming about sipping pumpkin spice lattes on a crisp fall day in the park. And part of that dream includes us sporting a great fall jacket to keep us looking cool while staying warm. From chunky knits, to chic wool jackets and furry parkas; the runways were full of trendy options to keep you from catching a chill as the weather turns. Here are our top five picks for fall outerwear from some of our favorite designers. Read on to get a jump start on your fall wardrobe shopping as we show you where you can shop similar pieces right now on the cheap!
The Resort 2013 runways were filled with a huge assortment of trends. From wild prints, to cut-out pieces, and leather—designers had fun mixing it up for us. Below we show you some of the hottest trends of the season and how to get the look right now for less!
Though it might not be your first choice for warm weather, leather was all over the runways for Resort 2013. So ease it into your wardrobe as temperatures drop in the upcoming months and it will be your go-to trend to hold you over between Fall and Spring. We saw this tough textile make appearances in shorts, shifts, and even short sleeve shirts.
Tan Mom went on another rampage today when paparazzi asked her what she thought about Snooki calling her crazy on Extra yesterday. Tan Mom, mistakenly referring to the Jersey Shore reality show trainwreck as "Snoopy" fired back with, "She's the biggest a**hole in the world. She's fake, she's fat, her t*ts are fake, she's disgusting." Her rant concluded with, "When this is all said and done, I'd like to meet up with 'Snoopy!'"
Someone should probably warn Snoopy to book it if he sees a catcher's mitt-like lady running towards him.
Happy New Year dolls and gents! With a new year comes more work, February's NYFW and new trends. The weather has been at an unusual high so why not take advantage of it! Leather is the perfect material to wear in between seasons. Giventhere are more brisk mornings and warm days, that fitted leather jacket can get you where you need to go in style and most importantly comfort. Whether it's a fabulous cognac, or unforgettable black everyone can admit to owning a leather jacket, and when you're ready to transform that day look into a night look your leather jacket will always come in handy. Now comes the hard part, when finding a good leather jacket the key tips to stick to are price range (if you have one), texture and comfort. A style tip that has been used by many celebs is trying a pleather( faux leather jacket). The price range is always affordable, the texture is smooth and soft, easy to get into and overall comfortable to wear.
Fall and winter often offer some of the best fashions abound for those of us that reside in cold climate regions. One reason being the range of fabrics available in said fashions. Thicker, heavier, and softer materials are ideal for lower harsher temperatures. And as a result, it's easy to forget that the materials working so hard to protect us from the elements need a bit of protection for themselves. So we're going to tell you how you can protect and care for your favorite fall/winter pieces in leather, suede, velvet, and cashmere.
Leather, as durable a fabric as it is, will last that much longer if treated properly. For new leather pieces, apply a waterproofing spray as a preventative measure against staining, and then dry in a cool place. It is very important that leather stays hydrated. To ensure that your leather stays hydrated, condition it with leather lotion - yes that exists - and allow wet leather to air dry instead of applying direct heat. Waterproof, air dry, and lotion your leather approximately every three months for continued results, and never store it in plastic! Rub away a scuff mark with a gum eraser. However, if the mark remains simply mask it with an indelible felt marker or crayon in a matching color. For those salt stains on your boots, wipe them clean with a solution of one cup water and one tablespoon white vinegar.
Detailing the ups and downs during the brief success of an all-girl rock band in the 1970s, The Runaways offers a look into the ambition, hardships and volatility of being a female rocker in time when men ruled the stage.
The movie zooms in on the behind-the-scenes drama that both propelled and destroyed the band's short-lived celebrity. Pair lead singer Cherie Currie's (Dakota Fanning) broken home upbringing with Joan Jett's (Kristen Stewart) tough-as-leather demeanor, add three precocious California girls - Lita Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton), Sandy West (Stella Maeve), and Jackie Fox (who did not lend her name to the script, but who Alia Shawkat's character is based on) - and sprinkle it with a dose of overbearing crazy from their over-the-top manager, Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) and what do we get? A pack of eager, under-aged, parentless vixens out to devour fame, experiment with drugs and alcohol, blur the lines of sexuality, and bask in warmth of their rise to the top. And for a while, the girls succeed in their dream of being the first alleged all-girl rock band - garnering press, fans, and record deals and following in the footsteps of their idols. But excess and greed prove to be the accelerants for their cherry bomb as fighting, drug abuse, and exploitive tactics from their manager eventually result in The Runaways' fall from rock and roll grace. Based on the book by Currie, the movie (produced by Jett and directed by Floria Sigismondi) is a history-rich, fast-paced glimpse into the lives of the women that paved the way for future female rockers.
Upon the return of the Gossip Girl crew to New York City, Blake Lively's stylist must have had cruel intentions for her appearance on set. Is it really a crime to don leather against leather against leather? Leather leggings, leather boots, and leather gloves. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention her divine navy trench that looked stuffed to capacity with - well, let's guess - perhaps leather? Oop!
The Jean Shop
Well I have a favorite belt, yes I’m blogging about a belt. I’ve had this belt since college and trust me that was many many years ago. Anyway, The belt is worn in just right. It's a dark brown heavy leather belt which has been worn to a point where the belt now looks light brown and weathered. It's just beautiful and perfect. The problem is, it's torn in the back and now my lovely belt needs a replacement.
I was at the Apple store on 14th street and walked the block for a cab and passed by the Jean Shop. This place is amazing. Jeans and jackets hang on the wall in all shades of leather and denim, belts and shoes in display everywhere. They offer any style, color, wash - whatever you like in jeans.