BELLA BAG's Luxury Pop Up at Doggies on the Catwalk

When luxury retailer Bella Bag, located at Buckhead Atlanta, contacted me about participating in Doggies on the Catwalk I was thrilled! If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then Bella Bag carries the designer handbags that hold them. On Saturday, June 13th, Bella Bag will be hosting a Louis Vuitton Pop Up shop during Doggies on the Catwalk! You're pampered pooch will be the most stylish 'doggie' in the city with their LV collar, leash and carrying case. Bella Bag will take orders Saturday night and will donate 10% back to the Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption!

Bella Bag will have a prominent presence on the 'Catwalk' as well. They are pairing up Chanel, Celine and Dior, just to name a fabulous few, with looks from Theory, Helmut, Brunello and A+O! This is very exciting and kudos to Bella Bag and the participating brands for demonstrating neighborly fashion love.

Whatever is greater than thrilled is what I feel right now!! Make sure and stop by Bella Bag at Buckhead Atlanta, I think I hear a Birkin calling your name.

See you Saturday at 7PM at Doggies on the Catwalk! PS... remember to bring your stockpiled foreign currency. International Giving will convert to USD and donate to the cause! See IG at check-in.


MEN: the Perfect Travel Bag

I'm not sure what I find more irritating, a man that packs his toiletries right on top of his clothing or a man that thinks a ziploc bag is an acceptable toiletries bag.

Hear me loud and clear men, you need to invest in a travel bag for your bathroom doodads! They are available everywhere and offered in several styles and prices-- so hold the excuses when you are trying to explain how a $3 tube of toothpaste oozed onto my designer top because all you needed was a real bag to carry it in. Here's a perfect example of what is out there-- an Italian leather travel bag by Bosca



Contributor Taylor Johnsen



Gucci will host the “Handbag Artisan Corner” in the house’s Atlanta store. 

The exclusive event will bring the craftsmanship of Gucci’s Florentine leather goods factory directly to its clientele, allowing guests to view skilled artisans assembling some of the House’s most iconic handbags. The Gucci artisans will focus on assembling the House's signature New Bamboo, New Jackie, Soft Stirrup and Soho bags. The hand-crafted products will be available in exotic skins and exclusive colors and can be personalized with hand-embossed monogramming. The Artisan Corner display will include custom work tables, a sewing machine, a leather stand and metal tools, as well as additional background materials which illustrate the evolution of the products, from mood board to sketches.

The original Gucci Bamboo bag was created in 1947 and was reintroduced in the Spring Summer 2010 collection.  

The New Bamboo is comprised of 130 separate pieces and is crafted the same way as the original, requiring two days of work to ensure its perfect details. Meanwhile, the New


Jackie takes its cue from a 1960s style that became the preferred accessory for Jacqueline Onassis, who was photographed toting numerous versions. America’s former First Lady was so devoted to the style that the bag soon assumed the moniker ‘The Jackie.’ Featuring a spur closure and echoing the House’s equestrian heritage, the Soft Stirrup bag boasts unparalleled craftsmanship and draws inspiration from an iconic model from 1975.  The 

Soho bag is distinguished by the interlocking G that appears embossed and stitched for a discreet, iconic style. 

The Gucci artisans and Handbag Artisan Corner display will be in the Atlanta store in Phipps Plaza for public viewing October 22 - 24.