Off-duty model fashion always piques our interest – especially when covetable bags are involved – and few models get more photographer attention than Victoria’s Secret Angels. Their individual styles aren’t just on display in lingerie and swimwear shoots; they’re even more prominent in everyday moments. From Adriana Lima’s well-priced basic black tote to Alessandra Ambrosio’s on-trend Fendi to Candice Swanepoel’s classic Chanel Flap, there’s enough variety to suit every personality – and with the frugally-priced alternatives I found, every budget as well.
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The buckle: It’s one of those details that alternates between existing for purely functional reasons (read: to keep your belongings from flying out of your bag) and strictly decorative purposes (hefty hardware, anyone?). The best buckles do a bit of both: They hold it all together and they polish up and punctuate an otherwise unfinished bag. Here, my favorite buckles of the moment...
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The ’90s were a lot of fun, plain and simple. It was definitely an interesting decade: We had learned from the mistakes of the ‘80s but maintained enough of the residual carefree attitude to have a great time, especially when it came to dressing. Kelly and I wore high-waisted jeans with all of our tops – and in my case, bustiers, aka bras disguised as tops (and I use the word “disguise” loosely). Nineties style was relaxed yet high in edge and attitude, and it’s clear not much has changed now that the era has long passed; the trends are back in full effect, especially for today’s most in-demand “it” girls.
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