Katie Holmes in Holmes & Yang x Carolina Herrera Matryoshka Bag

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Katie Holmes is the picture of casual chic while out and about last week. Everyone is buzzing over her Carolina Herrera Matryoshka bag ($700) but it’s not the bag that perked my interest; it’s the gorgeous silk “Petal” blouse she’s wearing from Holmes & Yang, her line with stylist Jeanne Yang, that I’m coveting!  Unlike other celebrities who are too posh to get down and dirty at trunk shows or merely use their names to hawk goods they’d never be caught dead in, Katie is completely involved with her line.  From conception and design to sales and marketing, she works tirelessly side by side with Jeanne and the result is a collection that is fabulous and wearable.

The girls’ design philosophy is simple– offer incredibly well made, effortless yet sophisticated clothes to blend with your current wardrobe (or the “glue” of your wardrobe as Jeanne tells me).  Be it Chanel jackets or Helmut Lang blazers and distressed jeans– Holmes & Yang provides pieces that blend seamlessly with any style!  No attention to detail is spared– silk skirts are finished with hand stitching similar to that of Hermes scarves and sometimes trimmed with Hermes lace. 

On a recent trunk show tour that took her from Dallas to Chicago, Katie mingled with customers and helped them decide on their purchases. You almost forget she’s one of the most famous actresses on the planet and not an eager up and coming designer. 

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Jeanne Yang and Katie Holmes at a recent trunk show at Barneys New York in Dallas.

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17 Comments

  1. February 26, 2011 / 12:45 pm

    What a lovely blouse– I’m really into the elegant, but young Holmes & Yang aesthetic.

    And I’m obsessed with the CH Bag– I really, really wish it was available online because it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for!

  2. KK
    February 26, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    Really pretty collection. Katie Holmes is just adorable and seems like she is very down to earth.

  3. Anonymous
    February 26, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    A surprisingly likable bag from CH. The blouse is really great however slightly out of my price range =(

  4. anonymous
    February 26, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    enough of the hype. nothing fantastic.

  5. Gail
    February 26, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    I want that bag! Will agree it’s been hyped but the price makes sense and it’s a bag I can use for work.

  6. Karen
    February 26, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    Wow i like the bag too! Tina, can you please help us find out where we can get the bag? Especially somewhere that ships to Asia : )

    Thanks! xoxo

  7. Bag Snob Tina
    February 26, 2011 / 11:29 pm

    Hi Karen,

    I think CH has boutiques in Asia, where do you live exactly? xo

  8. February 27, 2011 / 7:35 am

    Yet more of Katie Holmes seemingly endless talents…(Kidding)

  9. C_Stereo
    February 27, 2011 / 7:53 am

    Both the blouse and bag are gorgeous, especially the colors! Love.

  10. Terence
    February 27, 2011 / 9:01 am

    I am eyeing that satchel that the mannequin is carrying! is it from holmes X yang?

  11. Yvonne
    February 27, 2011 / 10:00 am

    ” No attention to detail is spared.” Give me a break she has a SCRUNCHY on her wrist. You guys lost major cred………………………….

  12. anon
    February 27, 2011 / 5:41 pm

    Beautiful blouse. I bought one just like that today. No kidding at Goodwill for 4.99. It was a vintage Jonathan Martin circa early eighties. It was even lavender. NOT 700+$. RIDICULOUS. 700+ is signature bag money not effin blouse money. I suppose its so high because all the proceeds go to a much needed charitable cause called Scientology.

  13. michelle
    February 27, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    Hi Tina:

    On Friday, I went to the new Tom Ford store on Rodeo Drive. I looked at his bags. Most of the bags that he designed are made with oversized zippers on the bottom of the bag as well as on the top. I was wondering if you have seen the bags and what your opinion is??

    Thanks.

    Michelle

  14. Bag Snob Tina
    February 28, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    HI Stardust

    Katie was carrying the Margaux top handled handbag from Max Mara!

  15. michelle
    February 28, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    Hi Tina:

    On Friday, I went to the new Tom Ford store on Rodeo Drive. I looked at his bags. Most of the bags that he designed are made with oversized zippers on the bottom of the bag as well as on the top. I was wondering if you have seen the bags and what your opinion is??

    Thanks.

    Michelle

  16. Karen
    March 2, 2011 / 12:47 pm

    Thanks Tina ! I live in Hong Kong… seems no CH stores here : ( But i love this bag!! : ***(

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