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B is for Breakfast, B is for Bags

In Fashion, Food, On Location: Out and About in L.A. on April 25, 2009 at 8:19 am

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The other morning I met a friend for breakfast at BLD—Breakfast Lunch Dinner—restaurant on Beverly. The ricotta blueberry pancakes and fried egg sandwich with gruyère here are legendary. Their coffee arrives in a silver French press, and has to be some of my favorite restaurant coffee around. I love it. This last time, I went a marginally more virtuous route than my beloved fried egg sandwich and got the house-smoked salmon scramble.

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But the most delicious aspect of this week’s visit to BLD were the two incredibly chic women sitting next to us speaking what sounded like some sort of Chinese dialect, each with a white Goyard St Louis tote casually slung over her respective chair.

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In addition to the matching Goyards and Cartier love bracelets, one woman was wearing a pair of leopard-print Tori Burch Reva ballet flats, which I’ll forgive her, because she was also wearing this gray Chloe sweater jacket I’ve been lusting after (in another life, that is). Her companion was wearing a lovely little lightweight Marc Jacobs-y khaki jacket, white jeans and these beautiful blue Chloe peep-toe sandals. (Someone has a teeny tiny Chloe fixation.)

chloeThey say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all, so why shouldn’t we dress for it?

The Color Purple

In Fashion on April 4, 2009 at 9:02 am

I’m going to stop analyzing Michelle’s fashion while she’s in France, because let’s be honest. It’s not a fair fight. So instead, let’s take a look at how amazing Carla Bruni looks in all shades of purple, starting with a stroll in Strasbourg earlier this morning:

 

Photo by Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images

Photo by Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images

 Here she is in Dior Cruise, but let’s take a moment to pause and zero in on those shoes/bag.

 

Bastille Day 2008 in Dior Cruise

Bastille Day 2008 in Dior Cruise

 

tortoise flats + structured bag

tortoise flats + structured bag

 

August 22, 2008, with the Dalai Lama

August 22, 2008, with the Dalai Lama

 

Wearing Hermès at the Elysee Palace

Wearing Hermès at the Elysee Palace

 

With Sarah Brown at 10 Downing Street

With Sarah Brown at 10 Downing Street

 

August 2008 in Cap Negre on the French Riviera

August 2008 in Cap Negre on the French Riviera

 

Photo Getty Images

Photo Getty Images

 

March 9, 2009, at the National Palace, Mexico City

March 9, 2009, at the National Palace, Mexico City

Kelly Locke Bags

In Fashion on February 6, 2009 at 6:37 pm

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It’s a rainy day, and I wish I’d saved my pennies for a Kelly Locke “Sharyn” bag in brown croc! The Los Angeles-based company launched its line of über-chic bags, clutches and totes today. They’re luxe to be sure, but trust me, the designer is married to a former colleague (with the dreamiest vintage yellow Mercedes convertible imaginable) and I’ve seen the prototypes up close and personal and they’re incredible! The bags are entirely handmade in the U.S., and use exotic skins, semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver details. Price point starts at $500, but they’re about half of what you’d pay for one of the usual suspects from the major labels.

Thurston Tote

Thurston Tote

Francke Clutch

Francke Clutch

Metropole Bag

Metropole Bag