Category: handbags

Food & Accessories, Music to My Ears.

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Someone has read my mind, after all these years of praying for it, and putting it out there, two of my favorite things have been put together, literally!  Now this is where things could get a bit tricky, especially for a combo request like food and accessories. You have to be specific or else you never know what you’ll get in return.


These bags are how I’ll keep the healthy stuff close by from day to night!  May also have a problem with people trying to steal my food.


I will happily but these boots into my mouth and keep it moving.  Much better than putting it where the sun doesn’t shine.


For my chic dare devil friends.  You can eat, and be safe at the same time.  Don’t have to do anything, just let the watermelon juice drip down.


OMG, a man after my own heart.  Are those jelly beans, oh and a caramel swirl!  You do love me!  I do I do I do.

These photos plus many more are from Fulvio Bonavia’s latest book  Fulvio Bonavia: “Matter of Taste” It’s full of creations made with natural and edible elements.

Everything Will Fit, Everything!


Sarah Williams, a graduate student from London College of Fashion, decided that her MA project will be somewhat of a space saver for all corners and every angle.  The project untitled “Crafted Fashion” is a beautifully, innovatively designed luggage collection that goes against the grain.




Let’s see you try to fit one of these pieces in the overhead compartment.  To purchase one of Williams’ bespoke pieces or to just browse visit

Attending The Fashion Trade Show Coterie.

As a fashion buyer you want more than just watching the models walk up and down the runways. The buyers need to touch the clothes, they need prices, fabrics used, etc. The sooner that information is available to them the better they can tell their fashion stories to the customers.

This is where trade shows come in, Coterie to be specific. For the buyers, fashion editors, and students that couldn’t attend the fashion shows, the trade show gives them up close and personal access without the glitz and glamour.

After fashion week the serious work begins for the designers and buyers.

This video shows you what a visit to Coterie can be. My co-worker, Isidoro, and myself  spent last Monday morning getting a glimpse of what our favorite designers created, visited old friends and previewed what we’ll be wearing come next fall!

I would say it was a morning well spent!

Wheel Me Away To A Happy Place.

Givenchy can do no wrong in my book and here is another reason why.

givenchy nightingaleNot flashy which I love, but still has the “Double Take” effect, and will fit my house on wheels needs.

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I Don’t Think So: Taking New Year’s To A New Level

Valentino has dresses fashion royalty for decades.  I’ve never taught the brand would create something that would have me raising an eyebrow until I saw this…

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The bag got noticed on this season of the Gossip Girl for all the wrong reasons. It looks as though it was a accessory class project that went wrong.  Ohh and the price $4,495, adding insult to injury. Sometimes, too much of a good thing, is just too much. On the flip side, if you’re indecisive about what to wear for New Year’s, this bag is four outfits in one. Sequins, studs, ruffles and a bow. Just show up in your underwear and the bag.

I Don’t Think So: I’ll Pass on The Hip Action

I Don’t Think So…..Well Maybe for the Environment.

I Don’t Think So: Antonio Berardi Heels

Here are some better looking options that wouldn’t break the bank and still keep you looking chic.

Big and Flashy.

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Show It Loud, Show It Proud.  You want to be noticed, the center of attention, right?  You can do it without saying a word, by wearing some of Fall’s accessories that are flashy in all the right ways.

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Rock your clothes with big necklaces.  Your handbags will need there own seats in restaurants because of the embelishments on them and  your shoes…ohhh your shoes. No words needed, just stares.

Don’t Hate, Congratulate.


Show Them What You Got Mr. Jean

Talk about putting us to shame. In less than 10 years this talent has managed to win several awards, published 4 books, worked for DC ComicsThe New York TimesSpinTarget, Prada just had his first solo exhibit in Jonathan LeVine Gallery and is just thirty years old.  I feel weird to be inspired by someone so young, but if you’ve seen the body of work James Jean has accumulated, you would become an instant fan also.

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This may also depend on the type of art you love. Mr. Jean draws you in with colors and animation, if you take a longer look, the dark story behind some of his piece starts to show. With the colors and his use of children or animated characters, most likely kids will be attracted to James creations, but  his pieces are definitely not G rated.

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If you visit the bio page on his website, there is nothing except for the year he was born (1979-).  It is obvious that he is not one for many words, but his art says everything.  We should look forward to seeing you pretty often in the future Mr.J.

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Some Attention Needed.

Fall ’09 collections are giving us designers that wants to show that the recession shouldn’t hold us back from making a statement with our accessories.  From every fashion genre there are pieces that got a little Extra LOVE put into creating them than some others.  Here are some of my favorites, and tell me if you beg to disagree.

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A Little More Heel on the Left.


It started as a shoes line for the fetish lifestyle in 2007.  Two years later, Nathalie Elharrar’s footwear collection, LaRare, has toned down, but still has a sexual angle for the chic ones who want the shoes to say a little something about themselves!  

Designing shoes for Thierry Mugler, Paule Ka, and Lagerfeld Gallery, gave Nathalie the inspiration and life experience to translate some of her intimate dreams into high heeled  art.  


The Romeo Report Issue 19

the romeo report issue 19