How often do you see a celebrity toting a mini crossbody instead of the usual clutch with her floor length dress on the red carpet?
Not often, in fact. The last time we spotted a famous face carry a purse bigger than a box clutch was a few years ago – Sarah Jessica Parker in VBH while attending the NYC Ballet Spring Gala back in 2011.
It’s a rare sight to see, actually. So whenever we do come across one, we write about it. For 2013, it looks like that write-up will go to Marion Cotillard. The fashionable French movie star who has crossed over to Hollywood in a big way, attended the BAFTA 2013 Awards Season Tea Party with a bow detailed mini purse slung across her shoulder. She used it to cap off a silk floral gown from the Erdem Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.
The mix was a little odd, but somehow, she made it work. In fact, with the purse, she was able to dress down her look by a few notches (something we think she did on purpose):
Actress Marion Cotillard arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on January 12, 2013
Marion Cotillard with a bow detailed mini purse slung across her shoulder
Marion Cotillard wearing a silk floral gown from the Erdem Pre-Fall 2013 Collection
Do you like the combination? Would you wear it? And how do you like her fishnet satin Christian Louboutin mini ‘Sweet Charity’ bag?
It’s actually a clutch, but she opted to use the chain strap and wear it hands-free. If you like it, you can find it at Neiman Marcus along with other “Sweet Charity” variants.
Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Clutch in Fishnet Lace Satin, $995
Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Clutch in Python, $1,295
Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Mini Spiked Shoulder Bag, $1,295
Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Shoulder Bag in Paisley Python, $3,595
Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Shoulder Bag in Fluorescent, $1,595
Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Two Tone Flap, $1,695
Grabbing a “Sweet Charity” is no joke. Marion’s bag for example, retails at a hefty $995. If you don’t want to spend that much, here’s a designer alternative that won’t cost you as much.
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Sweetie Clutch in Navy, $315 (was $350)
Credit: Brian To / WENN