Most women carry a pocketbook, a bag, a purse, or whatever they may choose to call it. Aside from the basic necessities, such as a phone, planner, wallet, and an iPod, a single woman requires her own set of must-haves. Being single is all about being independent, enjoying life alone, and, if you’re ready, finding the right someone to have fun with. But while the single life may be spontaneous sometimes, a little preparation goes a long way. It’s hard to enjoy yourself if you’re worried about something, right? Here are the five simple things a single woman should always carry with her, so there’s never an excuse not to make the best out of the single life. Keep reading »
Oh, dear. Did you know that blond bombshell, French icon, and timeless style muse Brigitte Bardot might not be so picture-perfect in real life? We learned from Wikipedia (via The Paris Blog) that since the ’90s Brigitte has been outspoken against “immigration, race-mixing, some aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France, and has been fined five times for ‘inciting racial hatred.’” La la la! Fingers in ears! Can’t hear you! We did know, however, that the ex film star is a staunch animal rights activist, so it feels surprising that she’d sign herself up to do a fashion collaboration with Lancel, a French leathergoods company. Of course, the Bardot purse will be an “eco-friendly/green bag made of 100 percent natural fibers” (it hasn’t come out yet, so only sketches of the design are available). Perhaps Bardot’s intention is to attempt to change the materials Lancel uses, but it’s doubtful that a company creating leather bags since 1876 would all of a sudden go green. Just sayin’. [The Paris Blog, Lancel] Keep reading »
My go-to clutch for a night out is a black leather Loeffler Randall number with silver pyramid studs. I love the thing, but can’t help feeling that something is missing, you know? Resigned to the fact that I would never find that missing piece, I came to accept my clutch for what it is. Until, that is, I saw Kendal Murray’s new wares and realized what my purse is lacking: live grass and miniature cattle! How did it take so long to see that no clutch, compact, or tea pot is complete until it’s home to a nature diorama? [The Trendy Girl] Keep reading »
Gone forever are the days of camp, those golden weeks of summer when you left your school year personality behind, actually had a shot at having a boyfriend, ate s’mores without calorie counting, and even got to play with weapons in archery class. Vivier, one of our favorite indie handbag labels, recaptures all that with a new summer collection, cutely titled Camp Vivier. Army green sacks and pouches printed with block letters recall the flavor of sleepover camp, while leather and canvas totes remind us of classic outdoorsy gear. In short, just what you need to get your vacation started. (Best part: no tears or goodbyes when the season’s over.)
But you’ll want to start packing ASAP! From now through Memorial Day, you’ll get 25 percent off all Camp Vivier goods. Enter code “25OFF” at checkout. [Vivier Bags] Keep reading »
There are certain clichéd things women can do to tell the world, “I’m single and ready to mingle.” Most involve drastic hair changes and boob-spillage dresses. Of course, there’s also the classic Facebook relationship status change, which can often draw more attention than anything else. A decent middle ground? Anya Hindmarch‘s cute tactic: wear the designer’s everyday tote emblazoned on one side with the word “Available.” Of course, the other side reads “Unavailable” should things in your love life change. Otherwise, you could just cover up your boobs and call it a day. [Net-A-Porter.com] Keep reading »
Sure, it’s fun to play with the studded-everything trend that’s going on right now, but it’s hard to justify the crazy price tags attached to most of these items. That’s why we’re vibing on this animal cruelty-free, chained and studded carry-all that’s so right now, because you won’t feel bad when ladylike is back in and this moves down in closet rank.