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- Over the weekend, Jessica Simpson demonstrated a style tradition for pregnant women – conceal the bump with a Hermès bag. In this case, it's a classic orange Birkin. Click through for some history of this bag and belly tradition.
- Grace Kelly originally carried the classic Hermès bag to conceal her pregnancy. The bag was later dubbed the Kelly, in her honor.
- Kim Kardashian took her Birkin to the gym, but doesn't seem to be worried about hiding her bump.
- Beyonce carried a Kelly during her pregnancy. Love the shoulder strap and we think Grace Kelly would have too.
- Molly Sims flaunted her baby bump and her baby blue Birkin during her pregnancy. We should have guessed she was having a boy.
And the award for most popular Oscar clutch goes to …. the small box evening bag that you can easily carry with one hand.
We’re strong believers in the perfect evening bag is essential to looking your most glamorous. There’s no better inspiration than the red carpet. At the Oscars, the top handbag designers were split between Judith Leiber, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roger Vivier, Jimmy Choo and Alexander McQueen.
It just so happens that most of our favorite bags were carried by Jennifers.
First up, Jennifer Lawrence (above), best actress winner, paired her Dior gown with a Roger Vivier clutch.
See the rest of the Jens after the jump. Read more…
Born on Nov. 12, 1929 — Grace Kelly went from movie star to royalty.
As a style icon, her impeccable taste stands the test of time. When she was pregnant, she carried the Hermès sac à dépêches to cover her stomach. So associated with the princess, Hermès renamed the top-handle structured bag the “Kelly” in 1956.
We love this stunning tri-color box Kelly and we’re sure that Princess Grace would have too.
The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City always has the best red carpet. Hands down. You might disagree, but we’re pretty sure that no other event features so many celebrities who are dressed by designers who want to make a statement. That translates into taking chances. So Rooney Mara made see-through Givenchy lace look demure, Kirsten Dunst pulled off a full-length Rodarte skirt suit with aplomb, Anna Wintour had a lobster sprawled on her gown and Sarah Jessica Parker sparkled in a full-coverage floral Little House on the Praire-esque Valentino gown.
Speaking of covered up, Rihanna is our pick for best dressed. Though Carey Mulligan’s mirrored Prada is a close second, Rihanna’s downright understated black crocodile dress from Tom Ford’s fall 2012 collection. Sleeves on the red carpet look add some drama. What you can’t see in this photo is the plunging back.
We would have paired it with this Nancy Gonzalez croc clutch. Not that she needs to change a thing, but just in case she wants somewhere to put her lipstick and phone.
Happy anniversary, William and Kate! It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year since that epic wedding. We’re still recovering from staying up all night.
Just a year into the Duchess of Cambridge’s reign, she’s already a style icon and the world waits to see what she’ll wear next. She represents British designers well, including Burberry, Reiss, McQueen and Matthew Williamson.
Many of her handbags are British as well — just this week, Kate paired an Anya Hindmarch clutch with her Rebecca Taylor skirt suit. As you can see in this comprehensive look book, she seems to favor smallish clutches for events.
Her best day bag so far is probably this navy Mulberry (click on thumbnail photo to see the look). Such a stunning classic design and practical — even for a princess.
We have a suggestion for her after the jump.
Feeling a little bit dangerous and a lot fashionable? Time to slip a Hermès Collier de Chien onto you wrist.
Also known simply as CDC, the name translates to “dog collar,” but we assure you that the iconic bracelet with eight rounded spikes is for people.
The belt version has been around since 1927 and the bracelet was introduced in the 1940s. They’ve made a comeback in recent years thanks to a celebrity cult following. (Just Google Rachel Zoe and Collier de Chien.)
The classic piece is getting some fresh attention in New York Magazine’s Fall 2012 Street Style Olympics Closing Ceremony Awards (image, below). Love the gold medalist who mixed her Collier de Chien with bangles and a watch. Definitely, tough enough.
With the Oscars over, one of the most fashion-forward and pretty looks was Michelle Williams in coral Louis Vuitton. Part of the charm of the outfit came from the sweet bow on her hip. This little Judith Ripka gold and diamond bow can be worn as a necklace or a pin – a sweet touch to any outfit formal or more casual.
There’s nothing I love quite as much as a red carpet, and three trends definitely stood out from the rest at this year’s Emmys: Sparkles, Ravishing Red and Form-Fitting Fishtails. Let’s take a closer look at my absolute favorites of the night!
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I am admittedly a sucker for sequins, but I absolutely loved Martha Plimpton in burgundy Zac Posen, Evan Rachel Wood in black Elie Saab and Julie Bowen in a patterned Oscar de la Renta. All three gowns fit like a dream, and none of the women went overboard with accessories — definitely the trick to keeping sequins sophisticated.
For some reason, the red carpet must have been a major inspiration for this awards show — and not all of them did the daring shade right. These three, however, hit a home run for me. Kerry Washington went shimmery and sheer in Zuhair Murad, Sofia Vergara was all curves in Vera Wang and Nina Dobrev was old school movie star in Donna Karan. Nina, for me, won the night by choosing two metallic accents that didn’t compete with each other.
Lastly, three ladies in form-fitting fishtails really pulled off memorable ensembles. Julia Stiles was feminine and flirty in lace Georges Hobeika Couture, Christine Baranski was elegant and sophisticated in Zac Posen and Kelly Osbourne showed off her silhouette in J. Mendel. I like how this look can be interpreted for all sizes and ages: Christine’s cap sleeves and deep-v neckline is just the right amount of skin for a woman of a certain age.
Want to get your own red-carpet worthy look? A clutch from celeb-favorite Judith Leiber always does the trick!