The “it” accessory – The Handbag

Dolce & Gabbana FW 2012-2013

Another women’s love, without we feel naked , no matter how dressed we are, is Handbag.
The bag haven’t been always a must in women’s outfit, but it have been to fashion history ever since people have had something precious to carry around with them and only changed over time.
The first mention about bags in the written literature comes from the 14th century. Bags were attached to what were called”girdles” which were fastened to the waist.
Embroidery and jewels adorned these articles and were used to show status-the richer the person, to more elaborate the bag.

14th century Handbag

Later neo-classical clothing became popular in 18th century with a reduction in the amount of underclothing worn by women. Women had a different bag for every occasion and every fashion had arguments on the proper carrying these purses.The item “Handbag” first came into use in the early 1900’s and referred to hand-held luggage bags usually carried only by men.These were an inspiration for new bags that became popularized by women, including handbags with complicated fasteners, locks and internal compartments.
Now, as we have IPod, cellphones, makeup and more, the handbag has become the “it” accessory for 21th century.
The variety of handbags and purses designs keeps getting bigger and more unique and interesting.
The recent trend is oversized and fashionable handbags that can be used as laptop case, briefcase and even baby bag. The bags are getting bigger and bigger to meet all our needs, and carry all the stuff.
It is up to you, which one you will choose, and will become your favorite. But still there are some types of bags, that must find their place in our wardrobe and define our outfit.

BIG AND BULKY

Big, bulky and oversized bags are a must item and can be used for daily time, when we have to carry a number of things and require a lot of space. They are so fashionable in our days, that it goes with mostly everything, except evening outfit.

Fendi FW 2012-2013

Chloe FW 2012-2013

MATCH & MIX

Dress: Retro Printing Blue Dress
Shoes:Charlotte Olympia Carmen Suede
Blazer: Nude Color Long Sleeve No Button Design
Bag: Yves Saint Laurent Large Cabas Chyc leather
Bracelet: Double Square Rhinestone Bangle Set
Sunglases: Linda Farrow Luxe D-Frame Acetate Sunglases

BAGUETTE BAG

In 1997, fashion house Fendi launched the baguette, named for its small, oblong shape and abbreviated strap that enabled one to carry it under arm like a piece of French bread. The original Fendi version, made popular by Sex and the City ladies, was made in more than 600 versions and in every type of material, from denim to velvet to leather.

Fendi Baguette 15th Anniversary Party

MATCH & MIX

Jeans: Gucci Flared Jeans
Top: The Pretty Dress Company Women’s Boston Yellow Top
Jacket: Rick Owens Leather Jacket
Bag: Fendi Green Phyton Bag Baguette
Shoes: Melin Style 
Scarf: Hollister Co Colorful Wrapped Scarf
Earrings: Dream Catcher Feather Earrings

SHOULDER BAG 

Dolce & Gabanna FW 2012-2013

Alexander Wang FW 2012-2013

MATCH & MIX

Dress: Falbala and Pleats Pink Dress
Waistcoat: Fur Waistcoat
Shoes: Vectra% Gold Studded Slippers
Bag: Banana Republic Quilted Faux Leather Cross Body
Earrings: Thierry Mugler Earrings
Bracelet: Chain Charm Wraps Portofino Gold

CLUTCH

With slim or medium silhouette, sophisticated refinement and demands light packing since it can’t carry more than lipstick, credit card and cellphone.Though the modern-day clutch became popular around 1926( when it was often beaded in art deco designs) the clutch has its roots in the 18th century when people carried their documents in leather or silk envelopes.

Bottega Veneta FW 2012-2013

Burberry Porsum FW 2012-2013

MATCH & MIX

Blazer: Tothbori Military Style Suede Blazer
Skirt: Alice+Olivia Box Pleat Leather Skirt
Shoes: Lace Up Oxford
Bracelet: Studded Cuff Bracelet
Top: Forever 21 FW 12 White and Leopard Sleeveless
Earrings: Bukra Earrings

MINAUDIERE

A small evening bag with small metal pieces on it, semi precious stones or covered with leather or fabric.

Givenchy FW 2012-2013

Diane Von Furstenberg FW2012-2013

MATCH & MIX

Dress: The Liberty Maxi Dress
Shoes: Black and White Suede and Swarowski Crystal Bootie
Bag: Alexander McQueen Pearl Skull brass Box Clutch
Ring: Blue Nile Pink Tourmaline and Micropave Diamond 18K
Necklace: Alexander McQueen Atomflower neckalce
Earrings: White and Grey Pearl Single Drop Earrings

From a designer or not, a handbag will boost your ego by playing up with the beauty of your body. It doesn’t matter if the style it’s “in” or “out “, everything depends on how it makes you look.Find the one which you feel its perfect, the one you loved at first sight and it will never let you down.
Kiss&Hugs,
Cristina

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