Introducing Petra and Tamara Ecclestone, LA’s newest paparazzi obsession
Are you familiar with Petra Ecclestone and her sister Tamara Ecclestone, recent transplants to Beverly Hills from London and daughters of Formula 1 Racing head (and billionaire) Bernie Ecclestone? I wasn’t until last week when I read that Petra (she’s the blonde) was launching a handbag line for fall, and it seems as though now that I’ve heard the name, I keep seeing mentions and photos of the two everywhere. Petra, 22, first made a splash last year when she and her new husband bought the former Spelling mansion, which is the largest private residence in all of Los Angeles County. Not bad for your first home with your new hubby.
Petra’s sister Tamara seems to be slightly more low-key, but it looks as though they’re both quickly becoming fixtures on the Los Angeles social and paparazzi scene. Here they are, out for a day of shopping, both toting Hermes Birkins in lime and white. I’m partial to Petra’s choice of lime green, particularly against a black dress, but white isn’t too shabby either. I can’t wait to see what kinds of handbags these two girls trot out while their fame (infamy?) is at its peak.
Surprise, surprise, Blake Lively’s carrying Chanel
Actually bothering to write paragraphs about Blake Lively carrying a Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag seems kind of silly; we all know that she’s Karl Lagerfeld‘s flavor of the month, and product placement is pretty easy to come by on Gossip Girl. But in this case, the bag is good enough to discuss.
In fact, this foil-y cobalt blue version of the 2.55 might be my favorite of all time. It’s vibrant and modern while still being one of Coco’s classic designs, and it feels much more fresh and relevant in this finish that it does in basic Chanel black. If I had to pick a Chanel bag to add to my closet right now, it would be this one. Metallic blue is just trendy enough to look really amazing right now, but the historical shape means that this bag will never, ever go out of style. More of this, please, Chanel.
Kim Kardashian carries a Jimmy Choo clutch for grocery shopping in NYC
If ever there were any doubt, these pictures should be enough to convince anyone that Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian are not cut out to be New Yorkers. What they’re apparently doing here is grocery shopping in the East Village, and anyone who’s lived in New York for any significant period of time knows that there’s a whole strategy to city shopping that they have apparently not considered.
First and foremost, even though Kim’s Jimmy Choo Candy Clutch is cute, it’s not meant for grocery shopping. If you’re going to carry your own bags from the store, you have to carry a shoulder bag at the very least, and ideally it would be a crossbody. Secondly, why are they schlepping groceries in the first place? I’ve yet to encounter a grocery store (or a store of any kind, actually) in New York that won’t deliver, and many groceries will do it for free. Not that “free” matters to the Kardashians, of course. I just can’t figure out what they’re doing with those bags.
Here we have Nicky Hilton, once again in flats
I have something of a confession to make: Over the past two months, I’ve become slightly obsessed with celebrities wearing flats. I tore a ligament in my ankle over July 4th weekend, re-aggravating an old soccer injury that I’ve re-aggravated ten times since middle school, and my days of heel-wearing are over for good. I’m a shoe widow at 25, and I’m feeling awfully stumpy and sorry for myself.
But like I said, I’m focusing on celebrities who often wear flats, like Nicky Hilton, and the more I see of her, the more I like. She’s got on a fairly nondescript pair of flip flops in these photos to match her casual turquoise dress, the color of which coordinates perfectly with the undertones in her grey Alexander Wang Rocco Bag. This is a very well-played, understated, ubercasual outfit, and I find myself wondering exactly where she got such a comfy-looking dress. Keep on rocking your flats, Nicky.
Leighton Meester carries Valentino on the set of “Gossip Girl”
I always get so excited when we start seeing paparazzi photos from the set of Gossip Girl – it means that filming is underway and new episodes of the show are just around the corner! I won’t be recapping this season of the show on PurseBlog, but I will still be following along at home, even though the show frustrates me sometimes.
But how can I stay away from a program that gives us outfits as great as this high-waisted trouser ensemble on Leighton Meester? And besides, how utterly gorgeous does Leighton look in these photos? Way too gorgeous to be fair, I say. Her neutral tone-on-tone Valentino Aphrodite Small Bow Bag is not only the perfect compliment to her outfit, but it also fits perfectly with her character. Blair Waldorf is prim yet glamorous, just like a structured, bow-adorned Valentino bag in supple olive lambskin.
Even the younger Kardashians have caught the bag bug
It was only a matter of time, of course. When your three older sisters, who get all the attention they could ask for and rake in a ton of cash, are buying Hermes Birkins like they’re cheap sunglasses at a cart in the mall, the urge to do the exact same thing must be incredibly strong as a teenager.
And now, they’re doing exactly that. Here we have Kylie Jenner, half-sister to the Kardashian girls, out and about during preparations for her sister Kim’s wedding last week. Kylie’s carrying a Goyard St. Louis Tote, and it looks as though Goyard may be the next big obsession for the entire family. I also have some photos of Kim carrying Goyard after her wedding; I’ll be posting those next week. You’re waiting with baited breath, I’m sure. And even if you’re not, pretend! For my sake.
Jessica Simspon wears Yves Saint Laurent on both her arms and her feet
While it may be true that we no longer see much of Jessica Simpson in movies or on album charts, an astounding number of women do see her in one very important place: In their closets. Jessica’s footwear and accessories businesses stand to rake in close to a billion dollars this year, and she’s taking a handsome cut of it for herself. Interestingly, she appears to be spending a good bit of it on bags and shoes from other companies. Not that I blame her! Not at all.
Her pick for this particular night out with her fiance was Yves Saint Laurent from top to bottom. The Yves Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc Tote has been a favorite of starlets for months now, so it’s not surprise that Jessica would be sporting it. She’s also rocking a pair of my favorite shoes from Spring 2011 – a pair of sky-high Yves Saint Laurent Python Wedges. I’m not digging the rest of the outfit, but the YSL pieces are spot-on.
Lots of wedding congrats to Kim Kardashian and all of her Birkins
If you spent all of yesterday watching the fall of Libya on Al Jazeera (please, please, PLEASE tell me that some of you were), then you might have missed the Hollywood news of the month: Kim Kardashian got married, y’all. She and basketball player Kris Humphries were wed in a ceremony that contained more K-names than perhaps any other in the history of humanity.
Personally, I hope that Kim’s ever-expanding collection of Hermes Birkins was also given some kind of role in the proceedings. After all, they seem to have such a giant spot in Kim’s life that you’d think they would get their due. Perhaps Kim had them all filled with flowers and used as centerpieces? Maybe her bridesmaids held them instead of bouquets? Maybe her need for “something blue” meant that she had to run out at the last minute and buy a new one? The mind, it reels. I hope that there are many years of marriage and even more Birkins in your future, Kim.
Nicky Hilton looks chic with stripes and Celine
The Hiltons have been on my mind for the past couple of days. I’m watching Mad Men for the first time on Netflix, and I’m currently at the point in the third season where Don Draper meets Conrad Hilton. Whenever any character says his name, I can’t help thinking that the Hilton family went from a proud, incredibly revered business dynasty to…Paris. And they did it in two generations flat. In a way, that’s actually kind of impressive.
I do wish that Nicky Hilton had ended up the more famous of the Hilton sisters. Not only his her sense of style far sharper than her sister’s (which, quite honestly, is faint praise), but she seems like the smarter, savvier, more interesting of the pair. I’m certainly quite interested in the Celine Nano Luggage Tote that she’s wearing in these photos. If I could get my hands on one right now, I’d wear it everywhere. Her choice of flats and a cute striped T-shirt dress is a big clue at just how much more awesome than Paris she actually is. I would totally have a beer with Nicky Hilton, and I’m betting Conrad would too.
Momager Kris Jenner carries an elusive white Birkin
As the old saying goes, if mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy, and I would assume that the adage goes double when your mom is also your manager. It makes sense, then that Kris Jenner would show up carrying the most coveted Hermes Birkin that her clan of Hermes-obsessed women has yet to show off: stark white. And until a Kardashian ponies up for alligator or crocodile, Kris shall not be outdone. Maybe Kim will get one as a wedding gift?
I’m not exactly sure why I so rarely see a white Birkin. I vaguely remember reading a few years back that Hermes had stopped producing them for a time, but my memory is fuzzy on the specifics and Hermes is notoriously mum about what it’s producing and when it might restart the manufacturing of any particular iteration of its highly sought-after bags. Even if the elusiveness of a white Birkin is merely in my head (which is a possibility, let’s face it), seeing one always makes me happy. Even when it’s on Kris Jenner.
Kim Kardashian carries (karries?) Judith Leiber
I don’t know what the VH1 Do Something Awards are, to tell you the truth. It sounds like they award charitable or philanthropic work, and if that’s true, then…yay! VH1 definitely owes humanity something after making us all suffer through multiple seasons of Flavor of Love, after all. But mostly, it looks like a reason for camera-seeking celebs to congregate celebrate their collective confusion over the dress code.
For her part, Kim Kardashian showed up in a formal, floor-length Antonio Berardi gown that was accented with a gold metal belt and a Judith Leiber Radiant Crystal Clutch. It’s a nice look – it’s skintight, of course, but it’s long and cut high enough that none of her parts are hanging out, which is really all you can ask from a Kardashian at this point. I’m having trouble figuring out if the dress was occasion-appropriate, though. It seems as though others showed up in short dresses, and Kim may have been a tad overdressed. Of course, that’s kind of her thing, isn’t it?
Kourtney Kardashian goes back to one of her favorite Balenciagas
As many handbags as the Kardashian sisters have at their disposal, they do have some pretty noticeable patterns when it comes to accessories. More often than not, if they’re not carrying an Hermes Birkin, they’re carrying a Balenciaga bag of some sort. And that’s exactly what’s going on in these photos – last we saw Kourtney Kardashian, she was carrying an orange Birkin. Now she’s switched to one of her other favorites, a Balenciaga Classic Arena Square Tote.
The more I think about it, the more this bag looks like the perfect option for the mother of a young child. Balenciaga bags are extremely lightweight, and the dark shade of this leather would resist obvious stains well. It also has lots of big pockets for organization and fits comfortably on the shoulder. What more could you ask for?
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