Friday, June 03, 2005

Handbag Vanity

By Raquel Franco

Lately it seems as if all the hot celebrities are coming up with their own fashion lines to display their inner fashionista and give their fans a chance to look just like them but maybe it's just another way to get their name out their.

Jennifer Lopez was one of the first mainstream celebs to come out with a fashion line called JLO that featured casual urban wear, sunglasses, handbags, jewelry, hats and more. Soon to follow were stars like Eve (Fetish) and Gwen Stefani (L.A.M.B.). The most popular item on both these lines is the handbags. Both styles are very ghetto fabulous and are all about displaying the logo. Even men are jumpin on the fashion bandwagon. P Diddy (Sean Jean), Jay Z (Rocawear), and Eminem (Shady Ltd.), the toughest of all men in the music business, are not afraid to show they know their couture or at least put their name on it.
Are these celebrities really multi-talented designers in the making? Eonline.com stated that, "Most "celebrity-designed" labels have practically nothing to do with their front people. Instead, a company first creates a line of potions or little skirts, then it approaches a star to endorse 'em and put a famous name on the label. What's the extent of the celebrity "creative" input? The star gets to say, "I like that one, but throw out the other one because it makes me look fat." Sometimes they will come up with an original name for the line but the creativity pretty much stops there. So if you are buying these products you are pretty much just hiring the celeb to be your stylist. They have only just picked the clothes out for you from a selection of "which do you like better".
Don't have a problem with faux celebrity designer lines? Jessica Simpson will be added to the list of "designers" in her new clothing line called Sweet Kisses that will feature a line of sportswear, denim, watches, lingerie, and handbags coming in the Fall of 2005.
And if you want a taste of real up and coming designers go to Le Fashionista and check out the new line of bags.

Caption: Here are some handbags that will be featured in Jessica's new line.
Caption: Here is Jessica at the launch pf her new clothing line.
Picture Source: http://www.fan-sites.org/jessica

2 comments:

Harrods Girl said...

I have to say, I really hate most 'celebrity-designed' lines. Like the JLo catwalk show -it really didn't deserve to be there in NY fashions show with other REAL fashion designers. I think I might even have wrote a post to complain about it. Anyways, just wanted to tell you I really like your blog. The posts are certainly well written, and the photos are great!

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