The Lady Dior bag is perhaps one of the most iconic handbags of all time, but did you know it was originally called the Chouchou? Given to Lady Di in 1995 by France’s first lady, Bernadette Chirac, at the Cezanne Art Exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris, it quickly became a signature bag for the former Princess of Wales. She ordered it in every style available and was photographed carrying it all over the world. It instantly became the brand's most sought-after item! The bag was renamed in her honor and to this day, it is one of Christian Dior’s bestselling handbags.
Made from one hundred and forty pieces, it takes seven craftsman up to eight hours to construct each bag. Every Lady Dior is handmade, available in a range of sizes from mini up to large shopper, and contains the signature gold plated D.I.O.R. charm letters. The Lady Dior is almost as famous as the woman who inspired its iconic name. Today, the bag is represented by Marion Cotillard, who has been the face of Lady Dior since 2008. Will this historic beauty join your closet?
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A Chanel bag is the ultimate accessory. No matter the style, they are easily recognizable. The signature chain strap, quilted leather and CC lock closure make the bags distinct. This Silver Flap Bag gets a space-age update. The inside has an extra special feature: a hidden port to charge your phone so you’ll never run out of battery. Talk about a travel must-have! If you’re looking for something a little more feminine, the Pink Metallic Flap Bag has an ultra-femme, fuzzy finish. This cheeky-chic piece is sure to liven up your most ladylike looks! The best part? Both bags are brand new.
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Two words: red bottoms. These highly sought after Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ Pumps are a celebrity favorite. Designed with a pointed toe, a sky-high 120mm stiletto heel, and Christian Louboutin’s signature red lacquered sole, these will quickly become a closet staple in your shoe arsenal. Where will you wear these gorgeous pumps? Bid now to make them yours. They won’t be around forever!
Our March Best Sellers List showed one thing: winter is still lingering even though we’re ready to step into spring. Notable wintry weather favorites included fur lined Gucci pumps and a black puffer coat, along with silk scarves and brightly colored dresses that are begging to be worn in warmer temps. Baubles were also big in March with diamonds sparkling brightly at the forefront. Our favorite item of the bunch? The white Tom Ford Tara Crossbody Bag. It can be a winter white or the perfect bag to break out as flowers begin to bloom. How would you rock it?
This spring, we’re taking a darker approach to the new season. Intricate prints illuminated with rich hues, luxe leather accessories and silk garments topped our must haves list. We can never resist a striking hat and this one by Saint Laurent is perfection. Additionally, nothing screams spring like a floral dress (just ask Miranda Priestley) and Dolce & Gabbana shows off their expert craftsmanship in this stunning silk design. Will you go straight for pastels this season, or embrace the darker side of spring?
Spring kicks off next week so now is the time to acquaint yourself with the top runway trends. This year, it’s all about pops of color! From eyelids to footwear, everything is painted in bold hues. Lazy girls rejoice! The low ponytail is the it hairstyle of the season. Dress it up with a fun hair accessory! It’s an effortless way to look like you spent hours on your hair. No one will know it took less than 3 minutes! If you’re local, be sure to head to the Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day for the river dyeing. Additionally, the Macy’s Flower Show kicks off the following week and it’s a must see. March is a magical month!
What a month! Shows wrapped in Paris marking the official end of the last fashion week of the season. Things kicked off in New York at the beginning of February and then proceeded in London and Milan. One thing is certain, fall is on point. If you’re like us and can’t wait until the new season to rock runway trends, we spotted a few that are totally acceptable to wear in spring. We’re predicting Oscar de la Renta’s tulle coats are going to be a highly sought-after item. From heavy embellishments to fringe accents, we’re showing you our favorite trends and looks from fashion month. Who was your favorite designer this season?
Tulle gets a major update in 2018.
Create unexpected contrast with sheer details.
Add a little weight to your wardrobe.
You're only as cool as your outerwear.
Black never goes out of style.
Embrace your primal instincts.
Pleats can be ultra feminine or add a little bit of edge. You decide!
You can never have too much texture!
All photos by Vogue.