Valentino made custom bags for a bunch of celebrities like Brie Larson, Reese
Witherspoon, and Jessica Alba. Great publicity for the design house, of course. But if we look at the bags themselves – a little tacky right? I love monogram because it’s subtle. This looks hand-painted, not stitched, and combined with the quilted texture and the studs, and the fact that it’s a top handle and not a cross-body, I think this bag could actually ruin an outfit. Maybe that’s why JLo carried hers to the gym.
The Wedding Year starring Sarah Hyland is shooting right now. Per Variety, “Hyland will portray a Los Angeles photographer who’s never getting married. So, when she and her new ready-to-settle-down boyfriend are invited to 15 weddings in the same year, the pressure is on to make some big decisions.” That’s a lot of rom-com tropes which I am not mad at.
Bella Hadid continues to be the only person who can make tiny sunglasses work.
The other day I mentioned Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s new lifestyle site, Rose Inc. and how her editorial features like “what’s in my bag” and mention of cult products (like Caudalie elixir) are pretty common lifestyle markers. And a couple of weeks back, I talked about Rhea Wahlberg’s new bag line and blog. What do they have in common? The idea their celebrity equals a trustworthy voice, akin to a beauty editor who tests hundreds of products a year. For a real lifestyle editor, liking something is not enough to recommend it – there should be an element of usefulness for the reader. That’s why to me, both of these feel like vanity projects, and while I have time for Gwyneth’s vanity, I don’t have time for Rhea’s. This week, she posted her own “what’s in my bag” story (on her own blog, which is confusingly done under a brand named after her children) that features that Caudalie face spray mentioned above. (If they read more beauty blogs, they’d be recommending Pixi Glow Tonic.)
Why play hard to get when no one is trying to get you.
Lindsay Lohan often references her nightclubs, but I don’t exactly know what that means. Does she make appearances? Does she own it? Is it a licensing agreement? If an intrepid reporter (I’m thinking from Jezebel or The Cut) were to travel to Mykonos to experience this club, I would be very willing to read their article.