NEW YORK — The latest cosmetics cases fulfill function as well as fashion. From glosses to brushes and from a weekend at the Hamptons to a night out on the town, there is a bag for every occasion. Colorful and flirty, the hottest totes come in...
NEW YORK — The latest cosmetics cases fulfill function as well as fashion. From glosses to brushes and from a weekend at the Hamptons to a night out on the town, there is a bag for every occasion. Colorful and flirty, the hottest totes come in all shapes and sizes. Even the most stylish tote won’t break the bank — prices range from $10 to $160.
What It Feels Like for a Girl Chester handbags has used aspects of a women’s life and featured them on Mod nylon cosmetics bags. The It’s A Girl’s Life collection is offered in five styles, including the Exercise Handle Cosmetic, $39, and the Make Up Flat Cosmetic, $24, at Nordstrom and Henri Bendel.
Tap Your Heels Together Three Times Inspired by Dorothy’s famous slippers, Trish McEvoy created the Ruby Red Mini Planner, $48. The zip-up binder, featuring a mesh zipper pouch, side pockets and rush protector, keeps all of the season’s cosmetics perfectly organized. With all of your makeup essentials in one place, the case is ideal for any time and any place. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and select Nordstrom stores.
Totally Bitchin’ Here are cosmetics bags with attitude. The Total Bitch bag from Dirty Girl, which retails for $16, has a printed fabric lining inside and is big enough to hold all the essentials. It is available at Henri Bendel and Ricky’s in New York, or find stores by state by going to Blueq.com.
Picture Perfect For the ultrafemme glamour girl, Benefit provides a bag collection in a variety of sizes to fit a variety of makeup. Whether you’re in the mood for Glamorous Gabbi, $26, or Simply Simone, $20, you will be able to find the perfect cosmetics bag to fit anywhere from the bottom of your purse to the palm of your hand. Sold at Macy’s, Sephora and Bloomingdale’s.
Style and Beauty Beauty.com Inc. has brought high fashion to the cosmetics world. The online retailer will introduce a limited-edition Makeup Clutch, $165, designed by Benjamin Cho, in November. With his trademark technique of corset-inspired ribbon detailing and D rings, Cho has created the sleekest bag for a night on the town and no one will even know the Clutch is meant for makeup. Sold exclusively on Beauty.com.Think Pink Lulu Guinness has created the “Poodle Perfume” bag as part of her holiday collection. The small mirror cylinder bag retails for $38 and the double makeup bag — with room for storage on both sides — is priced at $65. The bags will be available in December at Lulu Guinness boutiques, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.
Cherry Pickin’ What’s red and white with cherries all over? The Buzz by Jane Fox Cherry Print Hat Box set. The designer, known for her preppy handbags, has done it again and created the three cosmetics bags, priced at $100, to come as a set. The bags are sold at Olive and Bette’s, on janefox.com and by calling 800-481-2644.
Roaring to Go Caboodles gives in to its animal instincts with a natural, spotted fur cosmetics case. The small train case, $9.99, along with two other sizes, features a front latch with a lock and key, strong handle and durable hinges and trim. Available in mass outlets.
Paintings for the People Emre Erturk has taken his honored paintings and admired pet accessories and given his customers exactly what they requested: a line of accessories for their personal use. Included in the new Emre collection is the Signature Arch Cosmetic Bag, $90, which features Erturk’s paintings silk screened onto Italian leather. The bag is available in four paintings. Available at Emreonline.com.
World Traveler The Diane Von Furstenberg Traveller Bag, which retails for $75, is printed in the famous DVF signature print inspired by the beauty brand’s four Glamour Compact colors. There is also the Vanity Bag, priced at $110, that comes complete with a fold-up mirror. The bags are currently available at Henri Bendel and will roll out to Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom doors in September.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast