Or should the question be, “What’s in the rest of the bag?” Because when the strap is all you notice, it might seem like the strap is all that matters. Not quite, although a strap can make – or break – a bag. Success lies in the perfect balance. When your bag’s strap is striking, its body needs to be neutral and measured, not too much of anything, so the spotlight remains where it should. Then again, it can’t be too much of nothing, either. I’m not interested in boring bags! Here, straps with the right stuff and bags to match...
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I’m flying to Paris tomorrow to complete the final leg of Fashion Month, and, as usual, I can’t wait to see all of the bags – on both the runways and the street. So far I’ve noticed a couple of strong trends emerging, for the fashion crowd and celebrities alike: oversized saddle and top-handle bags. They cater to two different types of women (or at least two different sides of a woman)...
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Pantone’s Spring 2016 color report is in, and rose quartz is the color of the New Year. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, noted, “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.” Well, no color makes me feel happier than the perfect shade of pink! Get a jump on the rose quartz craze with a variety of essentials that run the gamut from actual stones to pale pink accents to vivid showstoppers.
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