AW11 Press Day: Rebecca Minkoff = Bag Heaven

I know fashion month has only just come to an end, but the brands are already getting their autumn/winter 2011 collections out for a second look at their press days. Last season, one of my favourite appointments was to meet Rebecca Minkoff, and see her wonderful handbag and shoe ranges, so when I was invited back I jumped at the chance.

I had to sadly cancel my return to Paris Fashion Week to see Elie Saab as once their show move to the afternoon slot I had a clash, but hey it was worth it. The Rebecca Minkoff press day was once again set in the amazing Sanderson Hotel, London, and I have to admit this is one of my favourite hotels, mainly because the of the amazing lifts which are a 3D space scene *each time I try and take a picture, and each time it looks wierd*.

I love handbags, and I love shoes, so checking out Rebecca Minkoff’s AW11 collection was a dream. Sadly, this time I didn’t get to meet Rebecca as she was out when I came in for my appointment, but it didn’t make it any less special seeing handbags scattered around the suite.

The PR did showcase Rebecca’s new luxury line first, but with it being adorned with rabbit fur, I was quick to move onto the rest of the collection. As no matter how much I love a label I can’t cope with fur on handbags, seriously do you really need to keep your bag warm??? No!!!

Let’s move onto what I loved. As always Rebecca always offers something for everyone, from boxy handbags that fit everything in, to large clutches to make any evening attair chic, to drawstring bucket bags, and gorgeous quilted bright numbers. I am always drawn to the textures of a RM bag, with the studs, zips, tassels, quilting, chains and fan pleated detailing, I really want every piece!!

My favourite has to be this ‘boy toy’ bag, I love it in classic black, but that dark raspberry shade is so hot it really has gone to the top of my autumn/winter wish-list.