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Oh Boy!

As you may have heard, 80’s pop star Boy George has been ordered to do community service in NYC. While the rest of us are sitting comfortably in our air conditioned offices, BG will be out in the sweltering heat, sweeping the streets. So, as a tribute to him, I have selected a few fashion items that that reference him or his music. Do your own community service and get one of these items now. (And ...
filed under: Clutches,Messenger Bags

Project Runway – Week 3 Recap

The designers have to design for America’s favorite accessory. Thanks to Paris Hilton, that accessory is not a handbag, or jewelry, but a dog. Bradley struggles with his design and fears getting Auf’d on his birthday. Keith Michael’s newfound arrogance begins to rub other designers the wrong way. End result: Uli wins the challenge. Her dress is a creative combination of a leopard print and ...
filed under: More Bag Stuff

Haute or Not: Crescent Hobo

This tan Xhilaration Crescent Hobo is is classic in shape, but adorned with hanging metal coins. Does the trim ruin the simplicity of the bag, or perfectly offset it? Haute or not, it’s a steal at $11.99. So what do you think-chic or just cheap?  Read More →
filed under: Haute or Not,Hobos

The Bow is Back – Bow Handbags

Forget the prom dresses and hair clips from the 80’s. The bow is back and it’s on your handbag. Designers have jumped on the bandwagon and the bow is making a splash all over the handbag world. Available in a variety of styles and prices, you can carry a cute, versatile handbag of your own. All wrapped up in a neat little bow. Amici Accessories, Bow Bag, $25 Flavio Olivera, Clutch Bag, $364.32 Franchi, ...
filed under: Clutches,Shoulder Bags

Fashion Has Gone to the Dogs

Long gone are the days when dogs walk the streets on a leash. Modern day dogs travel in style. These couture pet carriers appear to be stylish handbags, but are actually trendy transportation for your four-legged friends. Janet Lee, the founder of Petote, is the reigning queen of the stylish doggy bag. Her offerings include the Bali Pink Metallic Links Carrier ($199) and the Metro Pet Carrier in ...

What’s the Deal?

The deal is these fabulous bags are composed of a single piece of leather, chunky brass hardware and beading, and constructed solely by hand by the designer. Deal & Wire Handbags, the label created by Kimberly Golding, already have a celebrity following, of the likes of Paris Hilton and Beyonce. The bags are versatile enough to transition from day to night, and not too trendy that they will quickly ...
filed under: Shoulder Bags

Haute or Not: House of Dereon Handbags

This week marks a new feature for What’s Haute readers, “Haute or Not”. I decided to start this week’s Haute or Not with a handbag by celebrity glamour gal, Beyonce. Her (and mom Tina’s) clothing line, House of Dereon, was launched during Fashion Week ’06, and the handbags were just released on the website last week. This “Wild Child” shoulder bag is one of three styles on the site. ...

Project Runway – Week 2 Recap

Tara Conner, AKA Miss USA, needs an evening gown for the Miss Universe pageant. Her rules are simple, and they include ‘sticking to earth tones, and bust minimization’. The designers get a surprise – they have to work in pairs! Angela is already irritating people so she’s the last one picked for the teams. End result: Kayne, the one with the most pageant experience, wins. Miss USA adores ...

A Full Moon

They say people go crazy when there’s a full moon, and it may be true because I’m going crazy over this bag. The Full Moon by Luba J combines a topstitched half moon leather trim, quilted leather sides, and chunky braided leather handles, which all put a new twist on the classic hobo shape. Created by two former models, Luba J handbags are the new ones to watch. Priced at $540.  Read More →
filed under: Hobos

The Doctor Is In

A visit to the doctor has never been so stylish. Carlos Falchi delivers this incredibly luxurious doctor’s bag, constructed of black and white haircalf with crocodile and python trim. A visit to the doctor is usually pricey, but this one will only set you back $696.99 (marked down from $1,395). Forget an apple a day, just carry this bag!  Read More →

White Haute Snakes

Snakes in the wild scare me, slithering up slowly to move in for the kill. But this is one snake I wouldn’t be scared to clutch. So simple and chic is the Lucia Ivory Python Purse from Lorelei. Kristopher Dukes said it best – the sleek lines and white color make this clutch purely elegant.  Read More →
filed under: Clutches

Project Runway – Week 1 Recap

One can’t discuss what’s haute in fashion without discussing Project Runway. Since I’m both a drama TV columnist and fashion blogger, I thought it important to offer recaps in brief on the most dramatic fashion show on television. The designers move into the house; receive their mission – tear apart the house to create original designs. The house gets trashed, but the results are beautiful ...

My Flat in London

Don’t you wish you had a flat in London? Well, if you can’t afford one, you can at least carry one of these adorable bags from My Flat in London. The Mini Snap Tote is the ultimate in preppy chic, with Chanel–like quilting and an oversized metal bee nameplate. Even cuter is the Jack Russell, a quilted doggy bag – literally! Both are only $245, so you can have European style, but at affordable ...
filed under: Totes

Ahoy Matey

With “The Pirates of the Caribbean” now in theaters, it’s inevitable that designers pick up on the trend. Tylie Malibu offers a remarkable leather bag in the spirit of pirates, the Handstitched Benatar. The Handstitched Benatar is detailed with studs depicting a skull and an anchor, but is also available in solid colors (Black, White, Teal, and Bronze). Check it out at http://www.tyliemalibu.com/.  Read More →

A Handbag Line Named Desire

Linda Ly has designed one of the most desirable new “It” bags of the season. The Moorea Tote by Begeren (Dutch for “desire”) is one of the most blogged about new bags and it’s easy to see why. Large, colorful, roomy and uniquely designed, this tote is what handbag dreams are made of. Also, it’s available in 5 delicious colors, and priced at $286, so get yours now because everyone else ...
filed under: Satchels,Totes
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