Archive for the ‘Fashion Accessories’ Category

what if i owned a quilted chanel bag?
October 7, 2009

In honor of last night’s episode of The City in which Olivia Palermo‘s field trip to Canal Street to gather knock-off accessories for Elle magazine failed miserably due to the uppity socialite’s sheer embarrassment for the task at hand, may I present this humorous Chanel fake, brought to my attention via a Nicole Richie re-tweet. An accurate representation of what I’d be able to afford, to say the least. —LML

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all wrapped up
August 24, 2009

When it comes to textiles I’m partial to pattern, specifically vivid colors, block-prints and pinks. So imagine my delight when I happened upon these “Auntie coats” at Gravel + Gold.

Made from hand-printed vintage Bengali fabric, no two coats are alike. They’re reversible (gotta love the versatility of two-for-one) and made from extra-soft cotton, so the jackets are more like a super-chic Slanket, which is always appreciated in this foggy Bay Area climate. —MR

a tote note
August 21, 2009

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I have a very strong aversion to messenger-style laptop bags. There’s just something downright distasteful about that tough nylon textile, those padded shoulder straps, the automatic “urban dweller” label that gets attached to anyone who hoists one of these multicolor monstrosities across their body. In honor of my slick new MacBook Pro—my first new computer in over a decade—I opted for the more chic and versatile Cambridge leather satchel by Nixon. The hobo-style bag is roomy enough to haul my laptop (cushioned, of course, in a faux-fur-lined neoprene sleeve by InCase), multiple Moleskine notebooks (reporter essentials), a Sigg water bottle (hydration!) and, of course, the kitchen sink. —LML