Tuesday, April 12, 2011

the NEW

it's typical to see sophia and i with a Bbag or chloe dangling heavily on our arms on a daily basis -- they're practically a part of our uniform. but on occasion, we'll come across something new and shiny to give our leather goods collection a little more variety.

it's pretty much spring here in new york (not sure about the weather in california, but we just had 80degree weather here yesterday in the city. yay!); and although today it's raining, the residual spring fever we had from yesterday's sunny skies left me in the mood to shop for the new season.

new shapes + new colors + a new love for 3.1 phillip lim = our LEATHER LUST LIST.

the PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 & PS2 bags have been on the shoulders & arms of every fashionable woman in town. it's about time they came out with an accompanying WALLET. behold, the PS1 CONTINENTAL ($585) -- the insides are almost identical to the insides of my balenciaga giant money wallet, making this Continental an easy transition.

i'd normally never care to write/review anything by LV, but per Sophia's request and her OCCASIONAL likeness to Louis clutches, I guess this Petillante clutch will have to just do. it's a pretty red and i like that it folds -- reminds me of the Balenciaga envelope.
Fendi did an amazing thing with colorblocking this season. from those Fantasia platforms to this perfectly small handbag, I think Fendi has definitely stepped up their handbag game from that hideous stint with the Spy.
no, I will not be writing about the Alexander Wang Rocco -- overweight and overplayed, that studded  bag of impracticality needs no more publicity. so let me direct over to the AW Marion Swing with rose gold hardware ($650). clean, classic lines with a hint of that Wang attitude with the roughened up edges, i love the simplicity, size, and long crossbody strap. this also comes in black, but white is so appropriate for spring!
the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli handbag is at the top of the covet list since this photo of Barney's VP fashion director Amanda Brooks was featured on the Garance Doré blog a few weeks ago. for those interested, you can pre-order your bags at either the New York or LA 3.1 flagships. but good luck -- they're going fast!

this is just the tip of the iceberg of thing's i'd like to have in my possession -- but nevertheless, i'll take one of everything, please!

...a girl can only dream.