Meet the New Gucci Diana Bag

A bamboo handle tote first presented by the House in 1991 is reimagined by Alessandro Michele in the Gucci Diana. The current iteration is distinguished by removable, neon leather belts—a nod to the functional bands that once came with the original bag to maintain the shape of the handles—the latest expression of the Creative Director’s contemporary approach to archival elements.
Alessandro Michele explores the concept of embodiment in the new line, which is designed to evoke an aesthetic, but also an attitude. At the edge of inspiration, he takes a step beyond in a contemplation on the vast and impactful influence that a person, or perhaps, a persona, has had across generations and cultures.

The Gucci Diana is reflective of a certain era—even its silhouette echoes a moment in which practicality took its rightful place in the wardrobe—but the line maintains its timeless appeal. It represents the notion of style in constant evolution, fitting perfectly into the conventions of sophistication one day and undergoing reinvention the next, speaking to the House’s message of fluidity, freedom, and embracing fashion as a powerful medium of self-expression.

The colour palette is bright, classic and elegant, with the addition of some intriguing, unusual hues. There are seven colours of leather in total across three sizes of bag (medium, small and mini): black, white, a timeless cuir, bright emerald green, striking red, poudre light blue and light rose.

Every Gucci Diana is paired with three matching coloured belts in either fluorescent yellow, pink or orange. Each belt has a functional buckle and features a Gucci script logo in gold metallic film on its outer side. Those who choose a Gucci Diana can also purchase additional leather belts in the three special colours so that they can customise their bags. There is also the option to emboss the leather belts (on the insides) in store with letters and star symbols in a variety of metallic film colours.

The medium Gucci Diana makes an ideal daily bag or working tote on account of its roomy interior and detachable leather shoulder strap. The small size is the perfect everyday bag and also comes with a detachable leather shoulder strap. Finally, the mini bag is a charming everyday companion. The interiors of the leather Gucci Diana bags are lined in beige microfibre.

To add a luxurious dimension, there are versions of the Gucci Diana in precious leathers. A patchwork of multicoloured python creates a graphic model. There are also python styles in black, rock (ecru) and bright emerald green. In crocodile there is a black and a cuir version of the Gucci Diana; and in ostrich it comes in yellow, white, red and bright emerald green.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Gucci, Courtesy of Neil Mockford, Getty and BfA
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Birkenstock x Rick Owens

Following the success of the first two seasons, the partnership between BIRKENSTOCK and RICK OWENS is set to continue. The original and first project for BIRKENSTOCK re-emphasizes the importance of this project, being more than a collaboration.

The designs of the Rick Owens Arizona and Boston styles with extended straps, as well as the Rotterdam were updated with black metal rivets and hardware. All styles come in classic black, varying smooth, soft leather. Additionally, the Arizona and Boston are available in iridescent foiled leather.

«For our continuation with BIRKENSTOCK, in addition to the longer straps from our first season together, I’ve added a sprinkling of riveting on sandals that could have come from one of my favorite Fritz Lang movies», states Rick Owens.

The collection features the anatomically shaped BIRKENSTOCK cork latex footbed, covered with smooth premium Nappa Leather and the Rick Owens co-branding.

«Rick Owens continues to play an important role in our partnerships, his voice being totally unique and more relevant than ever. We are proud to partner with this independent designer on such level», states BIRKENSTOCK CEO Oliver Reichert.

The collection is available now to shop at NET-À-PORTERicon, and MATCHESFASHION.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: @birkenstock1774 @rickowensonline #birkenstockxrickowens
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Caracaba

Fortune favors the bold. Let me introduce you to the Christian Louboutin Tarot de Marseille capsule collection that highlights the designer’s interest in folkloric arts and is notable for its urban style.

«I have been travelling in my head since I was a kid, looking at travel agencies magazines and imagining months of backpacking, booking fake hotel nights and train tickets, meeting people from all over the world, learning unknown languages. From there, I made this dream my everyday life. But recently, I’ve been travelling in a totally different way – without moving at all.» – Christian Louboutin

Inviting us to take an imaginary journey through the designer’s creative universe, the Maison’s latest offering is featuring an eclectic all-over tarot card print, inspired by the House’s love for travel and traditional craftsmanship. Let’s put our faith in the cards, shall we?

Caracaba small leather-trimmed appliquéd patchwork canvas tote
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I have a feeling you are destined to get your hands on the new signature Cabas. Personally speaking, it has become a collector’s piece for me, every year I try to get one of the special pieces for my collection.

Iriza pumps with tarot print

I see some stylish things in the future… like the new Tarot print pieces.

My choice this season: Caracaba mini leather-trimmed appliquéd patchwork canvas tote.
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LoL, Sandra

 Photos: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin / Net-à-Porter
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Discover Your Inner Child

These quirky-cute, child-like accessories (which are definitely a nostalgic nod to the ’90s) add an extra dose of fun to your outfits. Be the cool kid on the block and delve into a world of playful proportions. With Demna Gvasalia at the helm, Balenciaga retains its unique and innovative approach to fashion and plays a leading role in this trend that is suddenly everywhere.

LoL, Sandra

Embroidered poplin-trimmed shirred floral-print cotton mini dressicon by Gucci

Toy silver-tone beaded choker and Toy silver-tone beaded braceleticon, both by Balenciaga

Dummy drop earrings by Balenciaga

Sailor-collar lambswool bodysuiticon by Miu Miu

Toy logo coin purse by Etro

Toys print shoulder bag by Etro

Hello Kitty XXS embellished printed leather tote by Balenciaga

Oversized distressed printed cotton-jersey topicon by Balenciaga

Bear-motif jumper by Moschino

Gummy Bear hoop earringsicon by Balenciaga

Photo: © David Biedert Photography – Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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For the Love of Collars

«Add a collar» is the new «belt it»… a styling hack that converts even the dowdiest of tops into a zoom-ready look is the detachable «faux collar». With waist-up dressing still on the agenda, it is the perfect way to transform even your PJ into something new. I recommend getting different ones so that you look different every day. Think turbo-charged, XL collars that protrude past shoulders, and are repleted with ruffles and fashioned in tartan, gingham, florals and even leather. Below are my favorites. To shop, click on the highlighted product description.

LoL, Sandra

Broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton collar and cuffs seticon by Paco Rabanne

Check organic-cotton blend seersucker collaricon by Ganni

Ruffled leather collar by Ganni

Leopard-print organic-cotton collaricon by Ganni

Horse-print organic-cotton collaricon by Ganni

Crochet collar by MSGM

Logo embroidered collar by Dsquared2

Sequinned collar by Vivetta

Embellished silk collar by Isabel Marant

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Louis Vuitton Rendez-Vous Bag

For next Spring, pencil in a meeting with Rendez-Vous, Louis Vuitton’s highly distinguished new bag. This neo-classic is reminiscent of our precious diaries, with its three compartments protected by a flap and clasp. An understated luxury but with the House’s authentic signature know-how: the finesse of the most beautiful leathers on the outside and the softness of a Monogram-embroidered jacquard on the inside.

The engraved chain adds a stylish accent; it can be removed to offer an array of carry options: crossbody, over the shoulder, held in the hand or even next to your heart like a talisman, as suggested in the latest runway show.

Naturally, the lock has been directly inherited from the trunk-maker. Its subtle colours – black, camel or beautiful leather red – express the discreet charm of pure refinement. Rendez-Vous is right on time for a tête-à-tête with elegance.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Coussin Bag

The aptly named Coussin is the latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s S/S 2021 collection, a bag born of Artistic Director of Women’s collections Nicolas Ghesquière’s reflections on the stylistic space between the feminine and the masculine – a sensitive zone that erases gender.

What could be called neutrality or gender fluidity evokes a whole arena of expression, creating its own character. The Coussin alternates between several feelings and attitudes. A comfortable and supple bag in the softest of lambskins, the Coussin has the familiar feel of a good friend with its multiple quilted compartments protecting one’s most precious belongings. Its ambiguity lies in its incisive colours, ranging from metallic tones to radical shades, along with its removable chain with its strong, geometric design.

The Coussin effortlessly combines elegance and personality, whether worn crossbody, over the shoulder or in the crook of one’s arm, taking stylistic freedom to new heights.

Personally speaking, I truly like it, especially in green and silver. It is impressive how Bottega Veneta’s chain designs for bags have inspired so many other collections…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton