Open Fashion Blog
From stylish celebs to everyday glamour gals, designer Rafe Totengco handbags are a staple in many chic closets. Eva Longoria, a longtime fan, asked Rafe to design her bridesmaids clutches for her 2007 nuptials to Tony Parker. (A similar style of the one of a kind minaudiere is currently available.)
design for a woman who likes to stand out from the Bcbg Outlet crowd, a woman who appreciates fashion but isn’t obsessed with it, Rafe tells Open Fashion. got her own sense of style: sexy, individual and confident. She’ll mix vintage pieces with high street and designer labels. She likes to have fun with clothes. Fashion snagged an interview with the popular designer and pepp Bcbg Outlet ered him with questions. Foldover totes and cross bodies serve as stylish yet functional pieces for perusing a vintage flea market or enjoying a bite to eat at hot spot Dumont. Clutches, minaudieres, hobos and shoulder bags are updated in luxe washed leathers, marbled metallics, pleated snakeskin and crinkle patent leathers. Crystals and beads embellish Italian moir printed suede while studded fringe adorns buttery soft leather. The Rafe girl is checking out the latest art exhibit at PS1 and moving to the sounds of LaRoux on the dance floor at Deity.
Rafe “Ana” foldover tote in chocolate
My inspirations are as varied as the women who wear them. This season’s rich color palette evokes the brushstrokes of artist Francis Bacon with colors that include warm earth tone colors in taupe, grey and brown hues and rich Bordeaux and green shades.
What is the one color of handbag that every woman should have in her closet?
A grey bag! Because I consider grey a neutral and it works well whatever the season.
What is the absolute must have handbag for this Fall?
It would be our “Ana” fold over tote made of washed lambskin. You can wear it as a cross body or a tote. Two different ways to wear the same bag who can say no that?!
And now, to copy a question you have posed to other designers: What are your 3 Absolute Style Do and Don and why?
DO Please, Thank you and you’re welcome. Good manners are always in style.
Invest in good quality shoes, they finish your sartorial sentence and your feet will thank you for them over time.
Take a long good look at yourself before leaving your apartment. Sometimes you catch the oddest things about your outfit upon closure inspection. “Better safe than sorry” I always say.
DON that just because the 80’s are back, that you should be all over it. Some trends aren’t appropriate for everybody.
Under dress ever! Make an effort and you’ll feel better, especially when everybody tells you how fabulous you look.
Bother with Bcbg Outlet cheap handbags made of questionable materials, you’ll be sorry when they start peeling against your skin and on your clothes.
If you hurry, you can own a piece of Oprah her closet, anyway. From March 1 11, the talk show maven is auctioning off her previously used clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.
Check out Oprah whole collection on eBay.
Each item has a starting bid of $100. Just three Bcbg Outlet hours after bidding opened today, a red Carolina Herrera dress that Oprah has worn on the show was already up to $810, and there more than a week left in the auction!
All proceeds from the sales will go towards financing the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa. Comme des Garcons Barbie. ($360)
2. Goyard Canvas Laptop Briefcase Bag. It no fun carting your laptop around in a basic black, neoprene sleeve, is it? The Goyard laptop bag, with its signature chevron design and bright green color, screams technology and fashion. Best yet? You can find one for a mere $909. That a steep discount from the original price of $1,800. It a company that rents high end accessories like purses, jewelry and watches.