| December 29, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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5 Bags, 5 Ways

At Bag Inc, we know that bags are not the only option for accessorizing. There are hundreds of other inexpensive ways to improve your wardrobe with well-placed accessories like earrings, necklaces, tights, leggings, scarves, hats and more. So, it was our thinking that if you wanted to see how a bag would work with your wardrobe that we’d show you how we’d accessorize with our bags.

 

We created a few style sets with out most popular bags and paired them with accompanying accessories for inspiration.

 

Kellia Accessories

 

 

Featuring our Melrose Glam Kellia Studded Bag.

This bag is enough of a statement piece that you’ll want to keep the rest of your accessories minimal. A spiky cuff, glittery shoes, fur vest and bright red sunglasses would compliment this bag perfectly. Try a combo of these accessories, or all of them together.

Rosette Accessories

 

 

Featuring our The Flower Blossom Bag.

You don’t want to overdo it with the flowers, because this bag has it covered. A simple pair of rosette stud earrings, lace gloves, some fun polka dot tights, and ladylike pumps help create a soft, feminine look to accompany this bag. Think grown-up tea time.

Rue Saint Honore Accessories

 

 

 

Featuring our Rue Saint Honore Bag.

We took cues from the hardware on the Rue Saint Honore bag and accessorized from there. We used a black hat and shoes and gold earrings to compliment the black and gold details of this bag. The elbow-length leopard gloves were added to spice up the look.

We paired this modern, vibrant bag with a classic Marilyn Monroe vintage look. Leopard booties, siren red lipstick, oversized glasses and a simple gold cuff will elevate your style to Mad Men status.

Abbey Road Bag Accessories

 

 

Featuring our Abbey Road City Bag.

We took this gorgeous neutral bag and paired it with bright accessories for a fun, casual look.

 

If we had to summarize Halle Berry’s style in two words it would be “chic” and “minimalist.” Whether she’s wearing a body conscious bandage dress, or jeans and a tank top, Halle Berry’s look is soft, simple, feminine, and classic. Not only is she renown for being one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, she’s also known for her laid back approach to style.

 

In casual dress, Berry tends to embrace neutral and earth tone colors, and she shows a lot of favoritism towards maxi dresses (goddess dresses) and layered jewelry.

 

In formal dress, she is not afraid of embracing an aggressively sexual look, but she definitely falls under the “less is more” style category than some of her counterparts. She’s not one to let everything show, but her silhouette embracing dresses and her willingness to show off her enviable decolletage is what keeps her look classy instead of trashy.

Here are some examples of her low-maintenance style that we love:

 

 

 

 

We like her look so much we created two bags inspired by Halle Berry’s look. We put them in this style set with some Halle B. inspired ensembles that we put together:
 

Halle B Style

 

Bag Inc Bags can be found at these links:

Halle B Shoulder Bag

Halle B Top Handle Bag


| December 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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Three Looks to Try this Winter

The Fall/Winter 2010 Fashion Season has produced some really beautiful trends. Velvet, menswear blazers, fur, animal prints, shades of red, jewel tones paired with neutrals, military inspired clothing, ponchos, thigh-high boots, patchwork designs, and fringe have all been big hits this year. If you are dying to spice up your wardrobe by incorporating some of winter’s best trends, try these three looks on for size:

Look #1:

Pair a big fur coat (use faux fur as an alternative to real fur), skinny jeans, booties, a slouchy hat, and a crossbody bag, like Emma Roberts:

Pair with a vintage-inspired crossbody bag like our Gisele Turnlock Flap Bag:

 

 

Emma Roberts Look

 

 

 

Look #2:

Pair something soft and feminine like velvet leggings, with a bit of menswear like a tuxedo jacket, like Kim Kardashian:

Accessorize with a pretty animal print bag to bring some flare to the neutrals in this look, like our Laeticia C Mini Pop Faux Leopard Purse.

 

 

Kim Kardashian Look

 


 

Look #3:

Let a bright red coat take center stage in your outfit, like Kristin Cavallari demonstrates here:

Accessorize with a small, chic crossbody bag like our Taylor S Studded Crossbody Bag:

 

 

Kristin Cavallari Look

 


| December 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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Kim Kardashian’s Style on a Budget

We were smitten with Kim Kardashian's glamorous, sex-kitten look on recent outting she made in New York City. She was strapped into a form fitting silver bandage skirt which she paired with a see-through lace top, a leopard clutch, and black pumps. Was she channeling a hint of Marilyn and a little bit of young Sophia Loren? We think so.

We liked her look so much we decided to show you how to snag it on a budget, because we are all about bringing you gorgeous designer and celebrity looks at a reduced price.

Top – $12 at Victoria's Secret Skirt – $33 at MetroParkUsa Pumps – $25 at Forever21 Bag – $39 at BagInc Total Cost of Her Look: $109!!


| December 21, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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Style Stealer: Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani’s signature style is hard to pinpoint. This is a woman who is comfortable wearing slashed up rock and roll jeans, rasta wear, baseball caps and t-shirts (though she tends to pair them with platinum curls and bright red lipstick), gorgeous red-carpet gowns, party frocks, and printed maxi dresses. What is striking about her look is that she always appears to be completely at home in whatever she’s wearing. This casual confidence has won the heart of millions of admirers. Stefani, previously renowned for her rock goddess status, has emerged in the past few years as a fashion designer who really knows her stuff. Her line, L.A.M.B., has been well-received by the fashion industry. Mother, singer, musician, and fashion enthusiast – Gwen Stefani does it all.

Though her urban tomboy-meets-rockabilly fashionista look is hard to pin down, we still tried our hand at putting together our take on Gwen’s enviable style.

Gwen Stefani

Bags in this Gwen Stefani Style Set come from Bag Inc! They are:

Esme Skull Shopper

Alexy Crossbody Leopard Print Bag

Chic White Scorpion Clutch

The Scottish Bucket Drawstring Bag


| December 20, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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All About Gaga

No fashion and celebrity oriented blog could exist without at least one post dedicated to the inimitable style of Lady Gaga. With her twisted, avant-garde sense of dress, and her willingness to make herself ugly for spectacle, there is no end to the onslaught of her particular brand of fashion. Whether it’s meat dresses, covering her body in pearl pustules, claws, or S&M masks, Lady Gaga is always pushing the boundaries of imagination.
However, the Lady Gaga we know now is not the one we knew before. She has gradually become more and more eccentric with her clothing choices. What is interesting is that the public still reacted with shock to her earlier, tamer style: crazy sunglasses, blunt bangs, Clara Bow lips, and giant shoulderpads. With her growing sense of identity and her very individual Gaga brand of mania, her demented style grew, and the public’s expectations of shock and outrage grew with it. No one really made a big deal when she decked herself out in a meat dress. We’ve come to expect this kind of thing from her. It seems like the more she pushed the envelope, the more famous she became. She’s been around for only three years, and has amassed such a following that she has completely eclipsed all other pop stars, in the world!
We wanted to take you on a short style journey where we chronicle some of her earlier looks and some of her looks now. Through these pictures you can see how much she’s changed.

Back when she was Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta:


After her change to Lady Gaga, she still had dark hair for a little while. This is her at Lollapalooza in 2007, before she was a household name:

Some photos from early in her career:

Classic Gaga style (After “The Fame” came out in 2008):


Her famed “Clara Bow” lips


Blunt bangs, long platinum hair, sunglasses, and a silk red hoodie used to be part of her signature look.


Outrageous to us then, but tame by her present standards.

Neo-Gaga Style (Post-“Bad Romance” Music Video Release)


The Caution Tape Outfit from the “Telephone” video that launched a thousand Halloween costumes.

Most Memorable Outfits/Moments:


Bubble Outfit from the Cover of Rolling Stone


Machine Gun Bra Cover of Rolling Stone


Her bloody performance finale at the 2009 MTV Music Awards.


Accepting her award for Best New Artists at the 2009 MTV Music Awards from a very shocked Eminem.


Her Phantom of the Opera Mask that she wore on her date with Kermit the Frog


Her famous Kermit the Frog dress.


The Pearl Pustule outfit.


The Meat Outfit.


Playing a burning piano.


With Elton John at the 2010 Grammy Awards Show.


Barbed Wire Dress at the Grammys.

It seems like every fashionista worth their weight in Manolo’s has a deep and reverent respect for Lady Gaga. She does what no one else dares to do, and she does it without looking back. She is so confident and so self-assured, that this attitude towards life alone is enough to create a cult following. At Baginc, we love Lady Gaga, and we created our Lady Gaga Customized Studded Bag to look like her personally customized Birkin. Own a little piece of Gaga’s famed look with this gorgeous, dangerous, creative handbag:


Lady Gaga Customized Studded Bag

For this week’s “Bag of the Week” selection we just had to go with the timeless Rue Saint Honore Handbag in Purple.

Purple is fall/winter’s most decadent color, bringing to mind images or royalty and expensive gems. We love the handbag in this shade, with faux python trim, gold hardware, and unique side zippers. This bag combines so many wonderful looks, but manages to come across as a serious, sophisticated, stylish bag rather than “busy” or “gaudy”.