designer brands

Balmain Spring/Summer 2017 Paris Fashion Week

It is Fashion Week in Paris and honey the glory of fashion is shining bright! Balmain's collection has by far been my favorite so far. The flowing fabrics, the color scheme, the jewelry, the shoes, basically everything. Take a look at the show in it's entirety below.

Kim Kardashian was on the front row at Balmain to see her friend Olivier Rousteing’s latest collection. Did I mention she wore a piece from the collection as well?!

Steve Harvey Handbags

Steve Harvey is known for his talk show, comedic talents, Think Like a Man books and movies, and now he has added handbag designer to his resume. Steve, along with his wife Marjorie, have been working on the Steve Harvey handbag collection and the results are fabulous. With designs featuring  snake print, croc, studding, and of course the classic tote, the bags are made to accent the classic style of any women. Here are a few of my favs from the website.

INDEPENDENT Structured Satchel

Regular price $119

DIVINITY Snake Stripe Satchel

Regular price $119

PRECIOUS Tote with Turnlock Closure and Pyramid Studs

Regular price $119

BOLD Snake Print Satchel with Frontal Zipper

Regular price $119

Shop the handbags HERE!

Why Micheal Kors is For Basic Bitches

So don't kill me. The headline was taken from a post done by A market analysis lead to the brand being labeled as for basic bitches only. With big box department stores closing, constant promotional sells on the handbag line of Michael Kors, and bad branding imaging, sells have dropped 7.6% since last year. The running joke with basic bitch brands that now also include Michael Kors states: that if is she wears a Michael Kors bag, Lululemon leggings, Ugg boots, a North Face fleece, and holds a Starbucks cup, she's a basic bitch. But Why? Have Michael Kors along with LuLuLemon and others lost there exclusivity due to not holding spots only at the top boutiques? Has the lack of not being seen on the arms and bodies of celebrities relegated them to their basic status? In all honesty what is wrong with being "basic".

Does the lack of unthinkable wealth, private yachts, or money to burn on $2500 bags qualify one as basic. Simple answer- the wide spread availability of the Michael Kors brand to the everyday working woman and not just the fancy suburban housewife, has lead to the brand not being seen in the light that it once was. With brands like Coach focusing on more fashion couture ads, cutting promotional sales, and making better quality items, brands like Michael Kors are falling further down the line of high end brands. I honestly feel that the wide spread appeal of the brand would be beneficial to the Michael Kors brand if marketed right. By simply losing the emblem heavy items that are so easily replicated in the China based markets, and moving to simple and chic designs along with high end materials, the brand could be easily headed back to it's glory days.

What are you thoughts? Is MK only for basic bitches?