Celebrities & Their Accessories

Fashion: Celebrities & Their Accessories
Stars Show Off The Latest Trends In Handbags



Hayden Panettiere from NBC Heroes

What’s the must-have accessory for the stars at Hollywood events? Well, an informal survey of the celebrities at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, had two answers coming up most often– “My iPhone” and “My handbag.”

The famous ladies looking to accent their outfits with a retro glamorous touch went for the clutch purse– which is the latest trend in handbags. Cameron Diaz, wearing the coolest floral print dress, grasped a neon-orange clutch that grabbed attention for her overall springtime ensemble. A palm sized clutch also complimented Jennifer Love Hewitt’s sunny yellow tunic top ensemble.

Carrying a clutch was in vogue by most of the stars, including Ugly Betty star America Ferrera, who went for a “trophy girl look,” wearing a golden dress, accented with a complimentary clutch purse. Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere looked lovely in a red dress, and accessorized with a silver metallic clutch.

Hannah Montana’s Emily Osment also had a red outfit, but went with a classic Yves Saint Laurent little purse with a short shoulder strap to keep her hands free to sign autographs for all her fans. “I have so much I need carry, I usually take a big tote. But today I just need my cell phone and a little lip gloss,” she revealed.

Another pretty young lady, Chelsea Tavares, who plays Cranberry on Unfabulous, had a stunning big handbag with her, “filled with everything,” she said.


Emily Osment from Hannah Montana

Chelsea, who can also be seen as Autumn in the new Just Jordan series, noted, “I’m always on the go and I never know what I’ll need, so I bring everything. And my friends count on that. Whenever they need something, they always come to me, for a bottle of water, a tissue, pens, or tape, nail polish, eyeliner, mints. Any thing you can think of, I’ll have it. I’ll just pull it out of my bag like a magician.”

Toting my own big handbag, the bright white Silverlake Flap from The Sak, at the events around town, I discovered that fans of The Sak include Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Joss Stone and the darling of the CMT awards Taylor Swift.

Clothes lines and accessories with a social conscious, and items that help the environment, are in the forefront of fashion nowadays. And I found out one of the most stylish bags for the upcoming season, a new Reyes Tote, has a wonderful story behind it.

The Reyes Batik Tote is just the beginning of what The Sak plans to do to offer more eco-friendly handbags. It is a natural progression for the brand that has been producing products in exotic Bali for almost 20 years.

The bags are handcrafted in Indonesia using recycled batik fabric. Batik is an essential part of the Indonesian culture and is used in a majority of their cultural clothing and sarongs.


Chelsea Tavares, who plays Cranberry on Unfabulous

The Reyes collection, featured in saffron, green and burnt orange in large and small sizes, is made from leftover Batak fabric. Each is hand-woven making each bag unique. Even the inside lining is special in each bag, dyed with teas creating a natural look.

Being environmentally friendly is always in style. Happy Earth Day!

Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to have been half of the husband & wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who had written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 38 years.