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Marion Cotillard is best known for the mermaid inspired dress that she wore to her Academy Award win for La Vie en Rose. Pictures from that night catapulted her into fame in the fashion world across the globe. No one can look red carpet worthy all the time but Marion is one of those leading ladies that look beautiful even when they’re casually dressed.

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One way to look top notch even when dressed in airport comfort-clothes is to carry a well-made bag. While the bag doesn’t have to be designer, that definitely helps. Not because logos are what make a beautiful accessory but because what makes a bag great is quality materials, intricate details and top quality manufacturing.

The one she carried to the airport is a duffel bag with a long strap, making it convenient to carry. The top handles added versatility. The bag features a signature cannage pattern on the exterior in large print. A gold hang tags are a classy touch.

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Lady Gaga is always a new character every time she steps out. Sometimes she’s the epitome of class. Sometimes she’s just a hot mess. Sometimes we have no idea what she’s trying to be (a meat dress? really? still not over that.) Here, she looks like she could be Cruella de Ville’s more fabulous younger sister.

The bag she’s carrying is the perfect color for a monochromatic outfit – simply chic black. One way to make sure a tote looks fabulously expensive is to pick one with simple, sturdy handles and a square base.

A well-defined and symmetrical base prevents a bag from slouching at the bottom, something that makes it look cheaply made and worn out. It’s also important to hold it on your shoulder almost as though it’s delicate – dragging a bag around like you don’t care what happens to it can make an elite bag look tacky! So wear you handbag with pure confidence, whatever brand it is!

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Nicole Ritchie stepped out in New York a few days ago carrying this sleek black bag. Her no-nonsense updo gave her the look of a serious glamazon and her fierce booties upped the look to the next level.

For those wondering how to carry a glamorous bag without flaunting the logo, this is one way to do it. Sleek, clean cuts and an outfit that doesn’t obscure the accessories.

The top seems simple but it’s bang on trend – sheer blouses and fancy dresses are super trendy these days. As long as the important bits are covered, the sheer look is quite sexy while still a bit demure. Intriguing without being too scandalous!

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Jennifer Lopez was spotted front row at Chanel’s spring 2012 show with boyfriend Casper Smart and her adorable daughter in tow. The little girl held on to Casper for comfort away from the flashing light bulbs as the young family garnered a great deal of attention.

One of the reasons they were in the limelight (aside from being in the front row) was because Jennifer couldn’t look any better. The white lace dress is flattering on her well-toned body and the Chanel purse looks great too. The bag is going to be spotted on many trendy ladies and style blogger this coming spring as soon as it hits stores.

It’s called the Chanel boy bag but it’s so pretty and feminine. This purse features gold and black leather trim with signature Chanel CC lock and heavy chain strap. It’s a fresh alternative to the classic flap bag look and a uber stylish one at that. Expect to be seeing a lot of it next year!

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Sophia Coppola is to beautiful films what Anna Wintour is to beautiful fashion. Coppola is the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, legendary director of The Godfather. His daughter, however, dabbles in a different kind of film making. Anyone who’s seen The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette or Somewhere knows her films are far more emotional, feminine, beautiful and poignant. Many scenes seem like beautiful stills from Vogue photoshoots.

Dakota Fanning’s similarly pretty sister Elle Fanning was the latest beauty to star in one of her films (Somewhere), where Hollywood and the fashion world collide at the Chateau Marmont. It’s no wonder Dakota was seeing toting Sophia’s bag for Louis Vuitton around. Sophia not only helped design this bag, but LV’s entire 2012 resort collection, much of which was inspired by pieces in her own wardrobe. Her effortless, chic style is heralded as iconic by many in the fashion world.

This bag is loved by an endless list of celebs. Miranda Kerr and Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad are often spotted carrying one in red. The asymmetrical tote is instantly recognizable not only as a Louis Vuitton piece but as one that is set to become a valuable collector’s item. Invest in one now, before they disappear from the market and become even more expensive vintage pieces like some Birkins have become!

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After a series of unsuccessful movies and TV series, Hilary Duff disappeared for a while. When she showed up in the gossip rags again, it wasn’t because of a hit movie — it was because of her engagement to gajillionaire Mike Comry.

Now that the former actress is moneyed, she’s free to be a gorgeous mommy who loves her newborn son. In between hitting up the gym to lose the baby weight, Hilary also finds time to shop and dress head to toe in the trendiest clothes.

Here the former Disney star carries a studded Miu Miu bag which is glam enough for a Hollywood celeb but neutral enough to be worn multiple times with all kinds of outfits. We are in love with this simple yet stylish shoulder bag.

With animal prints on the prowl this season, and neutral shades taking center stage, it’s a good idea to compliment these styles with pops of color. Let a bright red pair of shoes, or a turquoise handbag be the surprising accompaniment to an otherwise monochrome outfit. This is a favorite look for style seekers around the globe who want to inject a little color into their every day wardrobe. Snag some of our candy-colored accessories to complete the look. We recommend the following:


Rockingham Glam Bag in Yellow


Celebrity Bag Alex Satchel Turqoise


Celebrity Favorite Platform Pump in Red


Quilted Flap Bag in Purple


Hollywood’s Most Wanted Gauffer Bag in Pink


NY Stunning Platform in Yellow


The Next It Bag in Red


Hundred Hearts Medium Quilted Pochette in Yellow


Maggie Says Love It Shoes in Blue


Falbala Leather Drawstring Bag in Green

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