Fashion DIY: How to Channel 1960’s Italian Vintage

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One of my favorite eras is the 1960’s, particularly Italian 60’s.  The cinched wastes, sexy hour glass silhouettes, and warm wool–all contribute to a fabulously romantic attire.  Thanks to the Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 RTW collection by Marc Jacobs, this fashion era was revisited brilliantly and the idea of a well-dressed woman is given attention.

Elle Magazine did an amazing  job in giving simple pointers on how to style yourself to channel this oh-so-fab vintage era.  They even include a simple checklist of the 1960’s essentials needed to don the look without seeming to try too hard.  Effortless chic is what we all want.

Are there any other fashion eras you love?

Enjoy!

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Fall 2011 Trend: Man bags are more popular than ever

Fall 2011 trends for men's accessories, man bags

Fall 2011 trends for men's bags - Louis Vuitton Fall 2011

Although European men have donned male handbags for decades, it wasn’t until the last 10 years that the concept of a “man-bag” began to hit mainstream fashion i the United States.  Now we’re in 2011 and men’s bags are as popular and widely accepted as harem pants for women.

Louis Vuitton made a significant impact last year on men’s accessories with their fall 2011 show during Men’s Paris Fashion Week.

Clutches, travel bags, fanny packs, and satchels splashed the runways in bold colors, textured patterns, and statement hardware.

For guys just getting acquainted with actually carrying something, learn from your female counterparts.  Tired of wearing the same black and blue jeans?  Jazz it up with a trendy, masculine cross-body bag or satchel that will hold everything from your laptop to your e-reader, to your water bottle.   No need to leave all of your essentials at home or to carry  them (dare I say it) in a plastic bag!

Lets turn a new leaf this fall by trying a dapper bag.  This the perfect investment piece, splurge a little and you’ll own your favorite bag for years.

Here are a few of the popular men’s bags that were a hit on the runway shows at Paris, Milan and New York Fashion Weeks for Fall 2011.

Burberry Prorsum Men’s Fall 2011

Burberry Prorsum Men’s Fall 2011

Billykirk Fall 2011

Billykirk Fall 2011

Bottega Venetta Fall 2011

Bottega Venetta Fall 2011

Gucci Fall 2011

Gucci Fall 2011

Lanvin Fall 2011

Lanvin Fall 2011

Givenchy Fall 2011

Givenchy Fall 2011

Missoni Fall 2011

Missoni Fall 2011

Tod's Fall 2011

Tod's Fall 2011

Simon Spurr Fall 2011

Simon Spurr Fall 2011

marc by marc jacobs fall 2011

marc by marc jacobs fall 2011

Dior Homme Fall 2011

Dior Homme Fall 2011

Louis Vuitton men's clutches for Fall 2011

Louis Vuitton men's clutches for Fall 2011

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