How Much Would You Pay For An Hermes Kelly Bag?
Remember when we broke the news that Hermes Birkin bags never had a waiting list? This is almost as exciting. The Hermes Kelly bag, (named for the lucky style icon Grace Kelly, who famously carried one) is $3,750. It's used, as most of Portero's goods are, but in good condition, according to the site. Considering some Birkin bags go for upwards of $45,000 (the same price as, say, college tuition, a car, the median income of some major cities), it's a pretty good deal. If you happen to have a major chunk of change lying around, this is the sale for you--consider it fashion stock--buy one now while the recession is still a reality--then sell it on Ebay during boomtime. (Or just use it forever and collect millions of compliments--your choice.) Everyone else? Consider it motivation to save your pennies. Check out affordable handbags, plus all of this week's best sales and deals, and more best find of the day picks. Follow the author of this post on Twitter @shefindseileen.
Fashion Math: You’ll Wear Grace Kelly’s Favorite Hermes Silk Scarf Forever
Although Grace Kelly passed away almost 30 years ago, she is still quite the popular lady. She is on the cover of Vanity Fair's May 2010 issue and the "Grace Kelly: Style Icon" exhibit opens up this week at London's Victor and Albert museum. Aside from the Hermes Kelly bag, named after the movie star, the Hermes silk scarf ($350) was a mainstay in Grace's wardrobe-- she even used an Hermes scarf as an arm sling. A silk scarf for $350 is a bit pricey, but we think it's totally worth it. Check out the fashion math if you're still skeptical:If you wear this scarf 10 times each month throughout the year, the price is less than a bag of chips. With the multiple ways to wear a silk scarf (you can wear it around your neck, hair, wrist, waist, purse strap, etc.), you are bound to wear this scarf more than 10 days per month. Something as classic as an Hermes scarf will never go out of style and the quality lasts for a lifetime. See what else is worth the investment in our other fashion maths, and then check out our guide to the best spring fashion trends, and the best cocktail dresses.
How To Get Grace Kelly’s Elegant Evening Look (Without Spending Millions)
This spring, Grace Kelly's wardrobe will be on exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, where her millions of admirers will no doubt flock from afar to catch a glimpse at her famed wardrobe in person. But for those of you who'd rather buy a new outfit than a transatlantic plane ticket, we'll show you how to get the look--for much less. Plus, see how to get the look of both Audrey Hepburn's little black dress and Michelle Obama's festive purple velvet dress for less. This neutral dress in an A-line shape and feminine halter exudes Grace Kelly's classic elegance, for under $100. Pair it with a luxurious faux fur scarf for under $40 lends a touch of old world glamour to your wardrobe that will keep you warm, too (always a bonus). Grace's look was never complete without a piece of simple jewelry. Try these faux pearl earrings--we think Princess Grace would approve. This screenshot from Rear Window showcases more of Kelly's signature style, even though she was in character. She's super sophisticated in a high-neck silk blouse and lots of pearls. Here, we found a few pieces you can mix with a blazer, t-shirt and boyfriend jeans for a less buttoned up look: A layered faux pearl necklace worn with something casual looks effortlessly chic. This ombre pearl bracelet can be worn with everything from your favorite party dress to a t-shirt and jeans. We love that it's so timeless--and can be punch up Kelly's monochrome look. Get inspired by our guides to the best party shoes to go with your party dress, and our roundup of beautiful (and affordable) necklaces, bracelets, and brooches.