Kiera likes vintage!The beautiful, chic and edgy Kiera Knightly dons a quaint little hat like the one my Grandmother wore and goes old school. Nice look! As for the purse, it's vintage, babe.
Most of us take style cues from the rich and famous, and that includes drawing inspiration for our handbag choices.
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Once in the hometown of Sheryl Crow, I passed on a $20 T-shirt that used to belong to the singing legend at a fancy little antique store. Doh! Still kicking myself. But you can get a handbag cast-off from a celebrity who donates them to auction to raise money for a good cause.
And then there are the not-so-inspiring celebrity handbag tales...
Oprah vs. Hermès
In summer 2005, it was widely circulated that Oprah was on the doorstep of the Paris Hermès boutique near closing time and was not admitted to shop! Did she expect the store to stay open so she could shop after-hours? Did the store employees not recognize our daytime diva? Pity the commission-based salesperson who didn't know Oprah has the charming and alarming habit of buying 300 or so of her “favorite things” at once and giving them away! Was Oprah carrying a cappuccino in a to-go cup? Oprah says it was a misunderstanding, and that the person with whom she dealt was frosty. Being Oprah, she hosted Hermès CEO Robert Chavez on her show so he could apologize in person ...
When Winona Ryder that she and other movie stars can get a lot of stuff for free. She was busted a few years ago shoplifting. Part of her take: a Dolce & Gabbana purse. No one ever said the lady doesn't have taste!
Which two movie stars were termed “bag ladies” by Valentino?
Was it: Mary Kate and Ashley? Drew Barrymore and Avril Lavigne? Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz? If you guess the latter duo, you are correct! Ouch!
Think you know purses? Think you know celebrities? Step it up a notch by matching the famous face with her handbag of choice (well, at least one of her handbags of choice). Answers are at the bottom of the page.
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(Shout-out to the ultra-fabulous Purse Blog for the inspiring celebrity purse pix! If you've never been there, you really must go and check out the full celebrity shots.)
Lindsay, take 2
Avril Lavigne = C (Kooba "Sienna" Bag)
Charlize Theron = J (Dior Detective Velvet Wrist Clutch)
Faith Hill = E (Know that bag?Click EasyEdit to add the brand and style)
Jessica Alba = H (Know that bag? Click EasyEdit to add the brand and style here)
Jessica Simpson = A (Louis Vuitton)
Beyonce = K (Know that bag? Click EasyEdit to add the brand and style here)
Kate Winslet = B (Prada Nylon Bag)
Lindsay Lohan = D (Know this bag? Click EasyEdit to add the brand and style here)
Lindsay Lohan = I (Jimmy Choo)
Martha Stewart = F (Hermès Birkin Bag)
Molly Sims = G (Kooba "Maggie" Bag)