• Mail Bombs: Eva Mendes’ Jimmy Choo Clutch and Beyonce’s Christian Louboutin Fox Trot Slingbacks

    “I GOT MAIL! I GOT MAIL! YAY!!!!”–Special Ed, Crank Yankers.

    So I’m getting a good amount of reader mail aka ‘mail bombs’ these days…


    …and today, I’m finally going to address a few of your queries!
    Let’s get to it.
    First up is reader Reiko, who wrote me the following request:
    “I am in love with the purse that Eva Mendes carried at the Grindhouse premiere…”

    “Any clue as to who the designer is and where I can get it?”
    Well, Reiko, you have impeccable taste! After a short search, I found that Mendes’s clutch was none other than this Foldover Calfskin Clutch

    …by Jimmy Choo. Only $1,250 at www.saks.com.
    Start your Choo fund!
    Next up is reader Penne, who proclaimed:
    “I LOVE these glasses…”

    “…I don’t know who makes them though. Can you help?”
    Well after an exhaustic search, I found this pair of UrbanSpecs Vintage Glasses

    …which are a close match and only $10 at www.eyesave.com.
    If you want a better known brand, these Emmylou Sunglasses could work.

    They’re $60, and available at www.fossil.com.
    Update: I found the sunglasses in question in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar (pg. 87). They’re Chloe sunglasses, $275, at Saks stores. Couldn’t find ’em online!
    Lastly, reader Lamiachulita asked:
    “Do you know of a good maker of skinny jeans for size 14 women? Help me

    I referenced my Voluptuous Vixens post, and hit up the plus sized site www.torrid.com for inspiration. I found many skinny jeans options, but thought that these Z. Cavaricci Black Skinny Jeans were a good choice…

    …because of their slimming and flattering dark wash. Bonus? They’re only $48.
    That does it for mail bombs today.
    Before I sign out, I must give a shout out to fabulous reader Kela who, after reading The Fashion Bomb’s Cop Her Style Post about Beyonce……

    …and discovering that Bey was wearing these $710 Christian Louboutin Fox Trot Platform Slingbacks

    …went out and bought herself a pair!

    Well alright now! Notice how FLY Ms. Kela is in her shift dress and chunky bracelets! The Fashion Bomb readers are truly fabulous.
    Well keep writing ladies, and I’ll do my best to respond! E-mail me at thefashionbomb@gmail.com.
    Have great weekends:)
    PS Did you hear? The New York Post reported yesterday that Diane Von Furstenberg filed a lawsuit against Forever 21…

    …for selling an almost identical copy of her her $325 ‘Cerisier’ dress for $32! Yes those are two different dresses in the picture above!
    While I totally respect intellectual property, why is Diane selling her dress for a 1000% markup???
    Why so expensive Diane?
    If it’s unattainable, people are bound to copy. Have y’all seen these $80 Steve Madden Talli flats

    …that are almost blatant rip offs of $200 Tory Burch Reva Flats?

    People want the look, but they don’t want to spend $200 for some flats (I heard Tory Burch was suing stores like Strawberry’s for copying)!
    And if you do shell out the money, what are you paying for? My coworker who recently bought some T. Burch’s wrote:

    “So, before you buy those Tory Burch flats, know that they are crap. I believe they are plain leather flats made in India somewhere with babies sewing on those gold emblems. I would expect that after dropping $200 in the seasons most talked about flats, I’d get a pair of GREAT shoes that I could walk around in all day. My flats lasted 2 DAYS before the leather started separating from the sole?? Saks took them back and said that they’d had a bunch of calls about that. WTF Tory?? QUALITY control. Sorry, I’m pissed because they were a huge splurge and I’ve wanted them for about a year now. HUGE disappointment.”

    Really?? So we’re not even paying for quality?
    What do y’all think?


    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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