sneek peek: brahmin summer ’11

April 19th, 2011

Just received the first images from the Summer 2011 Brahmin catalog that I helped to style in March!  These turned out amazing, and I cannot *wait* to see the whole thing!

I knew that the top image would be one of my favorites from the first time I saw the bag — that white snakeskin in the Danica bag’s handle is so incredibly chic but still totally cool (it’s $325 and available at the end of May).  I love that using it as an accent tones the look down a little bit, and I LOVE that they mixed it with such a wearable, everyday shape.  I can totally see that bag holding all my day-to-day essentials that I carry around!

The second bag, the Anytime Tote ($225!!), has a special spot in my heart… and a special home in my closet, because Brahmin actually sent it to me!  I’ve been carrying it nonstop (only left it in my closet one day last week, when it was pouring rain)!  The size and shape are amazing, and the color is so effortlessly chic.  I think it looks totally perfect on a twenty-something, but I can also imagine my mom carrying the same bag!

(And, as an extra chic factor, it’s going to be in their June Vogue ad!  Swoon!)

The pop of color in the last Lara Rose bag ($325, available 4/25) is so killer — I would go just as well with a little black dress or suit as it does with this laid back, beachy white ensemble.  The size is so totally chic — I love the daintiness of it (sometimes I feel so goofy carrying a bag that could fit me inside it) and the subtle retro vibe.  This could be a staple in your closet now, or 20 years from now.

PS — It’s not too late to sign up to get the catalog at home!  Just go here. 🙂

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shasie // Apr 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Awesome handbags, I especially like the red one!

  • 2 Sarah Helfgott // Apr 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Swoon. Those bags are AMAZING! Great picks! I love each and every one of them.

    What an awesome opportunity – to get to help style a catalog! Congrats 🙂 It sounds like you’ve gotten to do a lot of really awesome collaborations lately.


  • 3 Belly B // Apr 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Ahhh the orange bag is such a dream!!! Love it! Congratulations on yet another amazing collaboration opportunity! 😀

    Belly B

  • 4 foodfashionandflow // Apr 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I need that orange handbag! Absolutely FAB!

  • 5 Francesca // Apr 19, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    adore that orange bag!


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  • 6 Kirstin Marie // Apr 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Wow, gorgeous bags!! I love the orange bag.

  • 7 Marissa // Apr 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Gorgeous bags! & You are quite the lucky lady to have gotten one. The styling looks great in the photos so far, too.


  • 8 elle marie // Apr 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I love seeing new and fabulous brands emerge… one quick question… where are the handbags made?

  • 9 Katy // Apr 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Elle Marie — I *think* they’re all made in Rhode Island, where Brahmin is based.  I know for sure they have a factory there.  I’ll check and let you know!

  • 10 Katy // Apr 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Straight from Brahmin!  🙂

    The main manufacturing headquarters are in Fairhaven, Mass.  Any overage that they can’t handle there (due to demand) is pushed out to the top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities overseas (same facilities that many of the high fashion houses use).

  • 11 Shasie // Apr 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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