Dior
Spring 2013
Photographers: Sanchez & Mongiello
Model: Daria Strokous

Dior built a solid foundation for its accessories with Raf Simons’ ready-to-wear debut in Spring 2013, and for Dior Fall 2013, that design success only grows. Casual observers might question the choice to adorn many of the bags with midcentury Andy Warhol drawings of shoes, but fashion and art tend to make less-than-strange bedfellows as of late. From a marketing perspective, it’s a smart, not to mention stylish, move.

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What’s really notable for us (and what will sell, of course) are the bags sans illustration, many of which expand on the idea of the Dior Bar Bag, which was new in the Spring 2013 collection. The bag now comes in a wider east-west shape, in addition to the north-south version we’ve already seen, as well as ostrich, crocodile and heavily beaded versions. The Dior Diorissimo Bags also continue to be a highlight, particularly in mirrored silver leather. Would you be brave enough to carry a Warhol-emblazoned version?

Fresh on the tail of her Black Swan costar and longtime Dior spokesperson Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis has been tapped to front the Christian Dior Spring 2012 ad campaign. Her first set of shots for the company features a group of products that is very relevant to our interests – handbags!

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More specifically, these three shots include the Miss Dior handbag line in Mila’s lovely grasp, which has long been my favorite of Dior’s classic accessories collections. In particular, I adore the snakeskin version featured in one of the additional shots that we have after the jump. Do you like Mila as a model?

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Jennifer Lawrence is the newest face of Miss Dior handbags

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We’re huge fans of actress Jennifer Lawrence around the PurseBlog offices, and she’s having quite the year. The Hunger Games movie did great at the box office, she consistently chooses red carpet looks that are both beautiful and interesting, and, oh yeah, she won an Oscar last night for a movie in which she got to make out with Bradley Cooper; it’s just win after win for Ms. Lawrence. Somehow, she’s also managed to stay so frank and funny that we can’t even hate her for any of her good fortune.

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With all the Dior that Jennifer wears on the red carpet, including to the Academy Awards, it was only a matter of time before she showed up for the brand in some kind of official capacity. These Willy Vanderperre-lensed ads for the Dior Miss Dior Shoulder Bag make their official debut in magazines next month, but naturally, Dior released them for public scrutiny a few days before Lawrence attends the Academy Awards – that’s just sensible marketing. The ads themselves pass with flying colors; Jennifer looks beautiful, the Dior suit she’s wearing is super chic and the feel of the ads matches Raf Simons’ famous penchant for modern minimalism. A+, would view again.

An Exceptional Christmas – Dior presents a fantastical shoot for its latest catalogue starring Nimue Smit. The Dutch beauty poses for Koto Bolofo’s lens in dreamy images featuring the designs of Raf Simons with lots of flowers, oversized props and butterflies. The accompanying film titled, “An Exceptional Christmas” (and featured after the cut) shows the ultra-feminine looks in motion.

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