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Skull Purses: Love It Or Hate It?

Sure, you’ve got a lot floating around inside your head: the boyfriend, the job, the what-the-hell-am-I-going-to-wear-tomorrow. Now, you can stuff everything into your skull — literally. Belgian designer Natalia Brilli, who toiled under Oliver Theyskens making accessories at Rochas, created this unique line of handbags that are in the shape of human noggins. Like Theyskens, Brilli’s taste leans towards the gothic; hence, the accessories’ macabre affect. Although, she’s brought these cranium clutches up to date in silver, purple, and black. Previously, Brilli’s odd works have included a leather-covered skateboard and a leather-covered watch. These, ah, headbags, though, give her collection a more, well, human touch. Do you love ‘em or hate ‘em? [Pipeline] Keep reading »

Haute Germs: Are Handbags Making Us Sick?

With all the recent swine flu hoopla, even the most hygienically-lax of us have begun giving second thoughts to our cleanliness—soaping up for at least fifteen seconds, coughing into our elbows, and using antibacterial gel every time we enter a new room. There are endless opportunities to sterilize and re-sterilize, and it seems that we intend to use all of them as often as humanly possible. We’re nothing if not clean at this point, right? Well, true for our hands, but what about one of those other appendages women use just as much—our purse? Keep reading »

Crave: Clare Vivier Bags (Win One!)

Aretha may have crooned about a chain of fools, but she probably didn’t consider what a love fool one would become after seeing Vivier’s chain-print tote bags. Made from French linen and hemp handles, each purse features a printed navy chainlink design, a thoughtful detail that transforms the concept of totes from casual to chic. There are three styles to best suit your needs: a purse-like zip bag, a foldover messenger, or a simple market tote. In the market for something less summery? We’re crushing on the rest of the Vivier collection, which includes affordable and roomy teal suede carry-alls, functional laptop bags, and clutches crafted from special leather remnants which are made to resemble old-fashioned bank bags. Whichever you pick, you’re sure to find the missing link in your wardrobe. [$80 and up, SeeVivier.com]

We’re giving away one Vivier French Linen Zip Sac, but you have to work if you want to win. The best commenter for this coming week—from today, Friday, June 19 through Thursday, June 25—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules.
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Lulu Guinness Creates The First Moving Handbag

Lulu Guinness wanted to make sure her 20th anniversary as a designer was special, so she established the Lulu Guinness Scholarship to help young designers explore a career of accessory design at the London College of Fashion. And she created, with the help of Adam Wright, the first animatronic, or moving, handbag. The birdcage handbag contains a mechanical bird that actually moves and sings, yet is large enough to fit a lipstick and a stash of cash. Wright has also worked with Tim Burton and created the famous animatronic catwalks for designer Hussein Chalayan. The handbag won’t be mass produced, which is kind of a good thing because all that tweet-tweeting would get annoying after a while. But to hear Guinness passionately discuss the making of it in the video above makes me want to see the purse in person. [Dazed Digital]

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Is It A Shoe? A Bag? Both?

This bag was made for walking. Voilà the heel-bag by Azumi & David. The question is, what shoes do you wear? How are they supposed to compete with that? [High Snobette] Keep reading »

Rolls-Royce Adds Girly Feature To New Concept Car

We’re not sure whether to be insulted or overjoyed by Rolls-Royce’s new concept car. The 200EX features a backseat pop-out purse holder that senses when you put down a bag and holds it in place. We hate that the car company thinks women are all about handbags, but, you know what, we are. (In fact, we were just drooling over Marc by Marc Jacobs’ new bags.) It would be nice to be able to make sharp turns without have our handbag tumble to the floor, spewing tubes of lipstick everywhere. And, if you’re driving a Rolls, you probably have a super-nice purse that you’d want to preserve. Our bag on the other hand, cost $15 on eBay. [Luxuo] Keep reading »

The Keybag

Writing an email, text, or memoir aren’t the only things you can do with a keyboard. You can let one hold all your junk and accessorize your outfit. That is, if you have a Keybag designed by João Sabino. Each Keybag is made from 393 keys or key fragments arranged in a random, unique order so that it becomes its own communication vehicle. Available in red, pink, black, and white, no tech-savvy fashionista or writer should be without one. [JoaoSabino.pt via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

Style On The Street: Across Marks The Spot

Now that it’s getting a wee bit warmer, you can stop piling on layers of sweaters and coats and finally show the world the cute clothes you’ve got on underneath. We think spring is an excellent time to change purses, as well. While you probably wouldn’t want to wear a cross-body handbag over a puffy down jacket, they look especially good when paired with a button-down shirt and short skirts or a pair of shorts. [Weardrobe]

1. APC Madras Dot Bag, $50, CreaturesOfComfort.us
2. Alfani Ovaro Crossbody Bag, $88.50 on sale, Macys.com
3. Apt. 9 Mini Messenger Bag, $17 on sale, Kohls.com
4. Westbury Casino Shino, $195, KateSpade.com
5. See by Chloé Ring Around Small Crossbody Bag, $550, Nordstrom.com Keep reading »

Crave: Sabina Whipstitch Leather Satchel

We don’t carry less in the spring just because we’re wearing less, so we need a stylish bag to hold the whole kit and caboodle this season. The handy compartments and pockets in this satchel will keep us organized day into night. And the not-too-bright yellow will surprisingly go with quite a bit in our closet, as long as we treat it as a neutral. [$199, UrbanOutfitters.com] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Natasha Richardson’s Cause Of Death Revealed

  • The New York City medical examiner has ruled Natasha Richardson’s death an accident. The report said she died from blunt impact trauma to the head, which caused internal brain bleeding. It’s so scary that something like this can happen and you don’t realize you’re seriously injured until it’s too late. [People]
  • Russell Brand definitely knows how to work his sex appeal. He tongued-down a girl in Sydney after knowing her for only a few minutes. [Dlisted]
  • Steve-O is waiting to hear whether he can return to “Dancing with the Stars” after pinching a nerve in his back during a horrible spill while rehearsing. He’s also experiencing internal bleeding after the nasty fall. [Perez Hilton]
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