As Fashion Month draws to a close, we must pick up the pieces and filter out the relevant information. So far, we know the Spring 2014 collections were all very Spring-y, the front rows were all very famous, and the models were all very white.
But! There were still surprises to be found in New York, London, Paris and Milan, as the accessories stole the show time and time again. Here’s 25 gorgeous, striking and occasionally very wacky bags from Fashion Month, featuring Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, rag & bone, Christian Dior, Viktor + Rolf, Lanvin and more!
While the Spring 2014 collections have been a little same-y, they’ve brought a lot of fun, eye-catching, wearable accessories. See, for example, our roundup of the many delightful shoes.
Now, of course, it’s time for handbags. Graphic black and white was the reason for the season at NYFW–a huge portion of the bags we saw played with contrasting stripes, geometric details and houndstooth. Let’s take a closer look… More
I’m wearing a top knot today because I was too lazy to wash my hair. I’ve been too lazy to wash my hair for days and days. It gets worse: I was also too lazy to dry shampoo my hair. More
Hey ladies! Want to use pepper spray to defend yourself against rapists, but afraid its drab, ugly colors will cramp your style? Your prayers have finally been answered. More
Plus: Three alternatives that are not living, breathing creatures! More
Were they asleep when this happened to Urban Outfitters and Paul Smith? More
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I’ve talked a lot about my natural hair, the good and the bad things about it. But when it comes to styling it beyond its natural fro shape, I don’t really have the patience or the skill to do intricate twists or knots. Seriously, I’m the laziest natural hair girl on the planet. My attempts at braiding are a straight up joke. So what do I do when I want to add new life to my fro without a ton of maintenance? I rely on hair accessories to do the work for me. More
Speaking of Barbie, in addition to now having an unnecessarily and obnoxiously recolored Mars Rover and perhaps being made in the image of a certain pro-choice hero, she now officially has a nicer purse than you. Or, at the very least, nicer than mine, which is easy because I spent $9.50 on my bag and it came with free socks. More
1) They are better than neon jelly bracelets.
2) They are better than almost everything else, too.
3) Especially Rick Perry. More
Because Kate Moss has long been associated with that particular high-fashion-brand of sophisticated heroin chic that makes you want to forget your parents loved you and involve yourself in an illicit lifestyle, it’s only natural that she’d partner with a brand called Carphone Warehouse to create a line of smartphone and iPad accessories. More
New York’s most sophisticated budget accessory will stop existing tomorrow. More
Cats are one of the most wonderfully popular things in this peculiar subsection of the universe we call “fashion.” For goodness’ sake, even Karl Lagerfeld, the grumpiest man in the world, believes that cats deserve a special place in our hearts and on our magazines. Designer René Chu seems to agree, as she has debuted cat ear sunglasses for Revé that I am now completely obsessed with. More
A U.K. student developed a line of medical accessories. More
Despite having numerous incredibly crafty quilters and artists in my family, I am still apprehensive about trying anything new DIY-wise. I dabble in stamping and sewing and occasionally draw cats on my business cards for random people at bars, but that’s about it. However, this super cool LED-lit scarf that changes color when you move caught my eye because it’s not only awesome — it’s totally attainable to create. More