The New “It Bag” – Bergen Bags

Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 8.29.15 AMThe hottest bag out there right now isn’t a Birkin bag…it’s a Bergen bag. Yes, as in Candice.

It all started when Ms. Bergen’s daughter asked her to paint on her Louis Vuitton duffle. She posted the results on Instagram and the rest as they say….was history. Since last summer, Candice has been taking orders and painting up a storm. She loves that she is doing something new at age 70. And, I love that, too!

If you have a bag that you’ve had a while, why not send it to Candice and have her personalize it. Instant conversation piece and treasure! More info can be found at BergenBags.com!Screen Shot 2017-03-09 at 8.06.43 PM

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Fashion Favorite + A Winner

I feel like I’ve arrived late to this particular party, but I’m not too proud to hop aboard!! You’ve seen Claire Vivier’s bags and clutches, right?! She’s partnered with goop and appeared in Vogue.  If you haven’t seen her line yet, check out her website. She has created a line of classic, affordable, fashionable bags for any occasion. Truly worth the look.

I thought I could resist, but I found I really didn’t have a thin clutch like these. Most can be monogrammed.

Oddly enough, I didn’t have mine monogrammed. Shocking…I know. But, maybe the next one! I got the white embossed snakeskin for summer….but that leopard is definitely calling my name.

And, since we’re talking fashion today, I’m thrilled to announce the winner of last week’s Shabby Apple give away. #45….April G!!! I’ll be in touch with your gift card. Happy shopping!
What is your favorite summer accessory?
images: Claire Vivier or The Coveteur

Friday Fashion + Fun

I’m a bag lady. I just love them. To me, they often make the outfit. 
So, after seeing Meg Biram’s custom purse illustration (below), I just had to learn more about the artist. Kristina Hultkrantz is the girly-girl designer behind these fabulous illustrations. Born and raised in the U.S by Swedish parents, Kristina now resides in Stockholm, Sweden living her dream life. Doesn’t she just look like a girly-girl?!
She will create an 12×16 illustration of your favorite handbag and up to 10 items. To order go here!
So do tell….what’s in your handbag?! Do you use the same one all the time or do you like to switch things up?
Hopefully, your bag’s packed for a fun-filled weekend!!