Friday, December 16, 2011

Short and Sweet

Short, small, compact, whatever you prefer, tiny bags are back. The trend follows right on heels of (what else?) the era of the giant tote, which is not such a good look for petite gals unless they wish to look like the bag lady.
Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, Valentino, and Marc Jacobs are amongst the famed designers working small bags into their Spring/Summer 2012 lines. From tassels to spikes and sharply colored leathers, the small bags are anything but 'cute', evoking a look of edginess for the wearer.

Vogue's Social Shopper said on the trend, "You’ve heard it before: Less is more. And, now, with all of us carrying around a single device that functions as our e-mail, telephone, camera, compass (what? no compass?), planner, and mirror, the classic day bag is starting to feel, well, just a little too roomy."
Peruse through my favorite picks from the designers' lines.

Jil Sander SS'12

Proenza Schouler SS'12

Valentino SS '12

Marc Jacobs SS '12

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Not-so-Fashionable Finals

So obviously I've been lamenting my recent lack of postings, as you can see for yourself on the right. But I want all of you to know that it is due to my real life college finals, things, which I've been told, are to be taken seriously.

It's just so hard to take anything seriously when all I want to do is curl up with some hot chocolate and peppermint bark and watch Christmas movies like I'm 6 years old again! Or, peruse through a myriad of holiday-happy postings uploaded by my fellow fashion bloggers who are not taking tests that will determine the outcome of their futures.

I'd say that a slight bout of homesickness is probably creeping in, too. But that's no matter, as I will be en route to my hometown late Thursday evening (thank goodness!) for a much needed break from college town.

Anyway, just wanted to keep you all in the loop in case you thought I'd died or something. Good things are coming to She Blogs Couture, I can tell you that.