Michael Kors has been causing a bit of a sensation in the fashion world recently, as the popularity of the designer's handbags, and in particular, one handbag—called "the Selma"—threatens to dethrone Coach
as the luxury brand to buy (some say it already has
). The Guardian notes
that in the Kors line of handbags, "The details are right: the gold studs on the base, a practical touch so that you can rest the bag on the floor; a printed silk lining; a phone pocket. But the most important detail is very, very simple: the magic £300 price tag." Obsessions and the internet go hand in hand, so here are some of the best reviews of Selma handbags from bloggers who want to share their knowledge with other handbag enthusiasts. [more inside]
The Vivienne Files
. "Timeless, Elegant, Classic, Simple, Unique, Beautiful. Working toward carefully curated and deliberately distilled wardrobes that reflect our personal styles and our distinctive contributions to the world." [more inside]
We and the Color
is a blog about creative inspiration in art, graphic design, illustration, photography, architecture, fashion, product, interior, video and motion design. Also on Flickr
Ana Lee's fashion blog
is in Russian but with its insane number of HQ photographs [don't forget to click the "далее"]
, you won't care. For example, her two posts about Carol Alt
almost certainly comprise the greatest documentation of that model's career to be found anywhere in the world.
Ever wonder how many variants of jumpsuits there can be? Do mock turtlenecks belong in space? Why is brown the color of respecting alien cultures? Fashion It So
takes on the couture of the 24th century one Next Generation episode at a time.
Tavi Williams, Style Rookie
. Tavi is a (self-described) "Tiny 13 year old
dork that sits inside all day wearing awkward jackets and pretty hats. Scatters black petals on Rei Kawakubo's doorsteps and serenades her in rap. I have no where near 4 million readers. Rather cynical and cute as a drained rat. In a sewer. Farting. And spitting out guts." [more inside]
Put This On
is a new video series and blog by MeFi's Jesse Thorn (youngamerican
) and Adam Lisagor (Twitter's lonelysandwich
) on men's style, with the style-unconscious but pragmatic beginner in mind. [via mefi projects
] [more inside]
takes a look at fashion trends as seen on the streets of New York City. [via Gothamist]
Harajuku Street Style.
Oh those crazy cool Japanese kids! The streets of Harajuku
are as much a fashion playground as they are an exhibit of Why You Should Never Pair White Boots with Gold Chains
. This is, of course, in line with the existing weirdness of the brilliant Katamari Damacy
, mayonnaise-and-squid pizza
, and the "no caption required" homoerotic dating sim "le, Tatemasu!"