Mulberry Willow Leather Tote And Iconic Bags

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Going Back in Time

I may not have been around for the Swinging ‘60s (I’m not that old!), but there’s a lot to love about the generation – Twiggy, white go-go boots, Balenciaga, the Beatles, Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour, and of course, bags! This was the decade when women finally broke out of the tweed jacket/chain bag combo and embraced their personal style. See which iconic pieces they did it with…Mulberry Willow Leather Tote

Mulberry’s Willow is the ultimate office to evening accessory – namely because it’s two in one (a work tote and an envelope clutch)! Sometimes a bag needs more flash for me to fall in love, yet here the function is what has me oohing and ahhing. Bring the tote to work, then at the end of the day, remove the front pouch with a couple of quick zips and you’re ready to play. It’s not one of those tiny, useless pouches, either – the generous size makes it a great choice even for daytime. Zipper edges give the clutch a unique look on its own, but keep in mind that you can’t carry the tote without it reattached (it would look like something’s missing). Since Kate Moss debuted the first Willow last year, it’s become available in a number of delicious hues, and I’m going with mushroom. The neutral will look great year-round, making an already versatile bag even more wearable! Going Back in Time

Psychedelic Pucci Bag
You didn’t need to take LSD in the ‘60s to have a psychedelic experience – you just needed to buy a Pucci ! Rainbow velvet bags are hard to come by these days, so for a Frugal find, try Moyna’s colorful sequined clutch.


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Courrèges Mod Bag

André Courrèges helped propel the Mod trend to full-on mania with his 1964 “Space Age” collection – think bright colors, geometric shapes, and PVC mini skirts (he and Mary Quant both claim to have invented the mini!). This orange tote is an update on one of his best-selling bags from the time. For a modern take on the style, check out Furla’s rubber satchel.
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Mary Quant Flower Bag

This was the flower power generation – blossoms flourished all throughout fashion. The daisy was Mary Quant’s logo, but Betsey Johnson (herself a member of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene) is also no stranger to florals. Satisfy your inner flower child with her Having a Field Daisy bag.

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Paco Rabanne Chainmail Bag
Chainmail may not be the most sensible thing to design a bag out of, but the success of Paco Rabanne’s Le 69 – named for the year it was released – was undeniable. If it’s a little too hefty for you (in price and weight), Laura B has a Disco bag alternative with some added python for good measure.

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Rihanna and Dior Launch Futuristic Sunglasses

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Hats off to Dior once again! The premium brand keeps up delighting the audience to bits albeit without yet any appropriate candidate to step into the shoes of the brand’s last creative director Raf Simons. Instead Dior’s creative team is drawing a bead on bringing to the table celebrity-oriented campaigns and collaborations. Rihanna has yet again united her Barbadian Bad Gal essence with the luxury brand to launch a collection of new futuristic all-around gorgeous sunglasses dubbed simply “Rihanna”.

Dior's Rihanna Sunglasses Collection 2016

As WWD reports, Dior’s Rihanna sunglasses collection will come into season exclusively at Dior stores starting from early June and will feature only one frame design in six color variations. The silver, pink, blue, green and red versions will come with a price tag of $840, while the 24-karat gold-plated one will retail a little bit higher – for $1,950.

This kind of flat edgy frame hit upon RiRi not at this point. She has always been obsessed with that futuristic eyewear on La Forge from “Star Trek” and as she herself remarked, when she was shown all the materials she could play with, they all surprisingly came together to form that long-cherished design.

“We are very pleased to partner for the second time with Rihanna,” said Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano. “She is an artist, an entertainer, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a style icon for today’s generation.”

Let us recall that it was last year when the Dior + Rihanna tandem kick-started with Rihanna continuing the much-buzzed-about ”Secret Garden IV” – Versailles series starring in the short film shot by Steven Klein, where she was meandering through the lofty halls of the Palace of Versailles all in darkness and shining up hill and down dale with Dior sunglasses, handbags and the clothes from the Esprit Dior collection shown in Tokyo in December 2014.

Dior's Rihanna Sunglasses Collection 2016

And now one year later when she has already earned herself a stable place in the fashion arena via her first ever full Fenty x Puma fall 2016 collection, the collaboration with American sock and underwear brand Stance and recently also Manolo Blahnik over a new shoe line, premium house Dior chooses the very Rihanna for their first ever design project with the brand’s ambassador.

Moreover, according to the brand’s eyewear designer Mathieu Jamin, this is their fist experience to come together with a celebrity over a new design project, which was decidedly crowned with immense success.

“She chose all the materials,” Jamin said. “We had a lot of different samples with different effect of metals. She chose all the lenses and took time to match all the colors together to see if it was right on her face. It was really important to her.”

Rihanna herself described the design process being something so easily handled. It was within a single day that the brand’s sunglass archives were checked, the flat futuristic design determined and shades and materials cherry-picked. Then it was a matter of weeks before the dark beauty could see the first prototype of her star-trek-inspired sunglasses.

Though the launch of Dior’s Rihanna sunglasses will not be accompanied by any official campaign, Jean-Baptiste Mondino captured RiRi showing off each version of the audacious sunglasses for Dior’s in-house editorial. But that’s on behalf of Dior for our bait moments; RiRi’s bait was even stronger when she shared her eyewear-centered photo on her Instagram account thus precisely teaching us how it is best to rock any of these cool pair of sunglasses through real life avenues.

Dior's Rihanna Sunglasses Collection 2016

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