Jack The Bear Surprises Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger

Still in Gift Giving Mode, Jack Pays a Visit to One of Our Favorite Handbag Designers.

Jack The Bear is back again, spreading his enchanting and festive enthusiasm to all his coveted designer friends! This time he stopped by the Plaza Residence of Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, one of our fave luxe handbag designers. Jack is no stranger to the plush feel of fur, so he and Dee connect on their desire to show off a luscious coat during this holiday season. After a tour of her gorgeous penthouse, Jack took the opportunity to give Dee her holiday gift and share his finds from his gift guide.

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Jack Gets A Holiday Kiss (No Mistletoe Required)!

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Jack The Bear is back again, spreading his enchanting and festive enthusiasm to all his coveted designer friends! This time he stopped by the Plaza Residence of Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, one of our fave luxe handbag designers. Jack is no stranger to the plush feel of fur, so he and Dee connect on their desire to show off a luscious coat during this holiday season. After a tour of her gorgeous penthouse, Jack took the opportunity to give Dee her holiday gift and share his finds from his gift guide.

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Jack Gets A Holiday Kiss (No Mistletoe Required)!

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A Sweet Scented Surprise

Jack knows the power of an uplifting fragrance so he gifted his dear friend this bottle of *Guerlain Les Parisiennes Nuit D’Amour Eau de Parfum/4.2 oz. Jack wanted Dee to experience this intoxicating perfume and enjoy the beautiful glass bottle along with the spray poof for a chic and fun apply.

Because Dee is a former supermodel, Jack knew she could handle herself in uber high heels. So he surprised her again with a fierce pair of Brian Atwood Elis Watersnake & Leather Pumps.

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Strut Into The New Year

 Check out the GIF below to see how this chic encounter went down.

 

 

Shop the Saks exclusive Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger collection.

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Designer Dispatch: Elena Ghisellini

SaksPOV Gets Up Close and Personal with One of the World's Leading Handbag Designers.

Italian handbag designer Elena Ghisellini relishes in dualities. Her designs are marked by an earnest sexiness that have both a dark and playful side. She’s used to bouncing around deep emotions. She has designed bags for numerous luxury houses, notably as lead handbag designer of Givenchy for well over nine years, and currently spearheading the handbag departments at Elie Saab, Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci.

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* Saks Exclusive: Pochette Fatale Rainbow Large Clutch

Now, she’s ready to refocus the spotlight dead-center on creations bearing her own name. We sat down with the brilliant and delightful designer in Soho for dinner where we discussed social media, film, friends and the pitfalls of the world of luxury.

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Italian handbag designer Elena Ghisellini relishes in dualities. Her designs are marked by an earnest sexiness that have both a dark and playful side. She’s used to bouncing around deep emotions. She has designed bags for numerous luxury houses, notably as lead handbag designer of Givenchy for well over nine years, and currently spearheading the handbag departments at Elie Saab, Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci.

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* Saks Exclusive: Pochette Fatale Rainbow Large Clutch

Now, she’s ready to refocus the spotlight dead-center on creations bearing her own name. We sat down with the brilliant and delightful designer in Soho for dinner where we discussed social media, film, friends and the pitfalls of the world of luxury.

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“I like to sketch. I sketch the girl with a bag because I want to see how the bag works with the body.”

SAKSPOV: Your standalone bags have a dark edge to them. There’s a fetishistic touch to them. There’s an inviting kind of darkness that a lot of people love. It’s modern, edgy, kind of dangerous. Yet, looking at your personal Instagram, it shows a person that’s full of light. It’s interesting to see these two very distinct sides of the same coin.

ELENA GHISELLINI: It’s really me, and it’s true that my personality has two faces, because I am a person that loves friends and to spend time with them on vacation, or at parties, but yes, I do have a side to me that’s dark and likes to touch on the fetish world.

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* A Little Kink Never Hurt Anybody

In that regard, your Pochette Kat bags, which we carry at Saks, remind me exactly of just that. There’s something titillating about them. Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut immediately comes to mind.

ELENA: Yeah, that is true. Because you know, for me, leather goods, if you make them in a great way, become objects of desire, and a bag could be an object of love. Fetish bag.

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* Psychedelic Fringe Fest

You’ve worked with many people. You’ve worked with Trussardi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy. But, you also have your own line that you’ve had for a while. How do you choose when to create something for yourself and when to create something for somebody else?

ELENA: When I see a brand, I immediately see the DNA and it’s like an actor. You have to act the part, so if I see Pucci, I immediately see the Pucci girl, so I have to be the Pucci girl and I do something in this direction, like an actor. For my brand, it’s difficult in a way, but simple in another way. The simple thing is I do exactly what I want. I travel a lot, I’m a working woman, so I need a lot of things to simplify my life. Something very light, fashionable, sexy, family – I need emotion.

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A Ghisellini Mantra: Luxury is Nothing Without the Human Touch

Is there a trend of a particular business practice in the world of accessories that you wish you could change?

Elena: Yes. I think that companies have great amounts of money to invest in brands, but there’s too much creative suppression. They need to divide the offer – some bags more commercial, others should be allowed more creativity. Some business people just don’t know about design, technique and precious materials. Sometimes people are not brave. You have to be brave, otherwise you don’t take the risk. Maybe not all the time, not always, but I think that in a good balance, you have to put some risk and originality in your goals.

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Elena Ghisellini’s Dark Elegance

Make Elena Ghisellini‘s world-renown luxury bags your own.

* Photos by Ford Leland


Vince Handbags Are Finally a Thing and Saks Has the Exclusive!

Get Your Hands on the First-Ever Handbag Collection From the Quiet Lifestyle Giant.

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The V Croc-Embossed Leather Tote From Vince’s First-Ever Handbag Collection

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The V Croc-Embossed Leather Tote From Vince’s First-Ever Handbag Collection

The Vince brand appeal lies in its practicality. Apparel-wise, there’s not not too many bells and whistles, which makes Vince so dependable. You buy Vince for the mileage, longevity. And today marks a milestone for the quiet, but enormously profitable brand. Now, with the addition of handbags to their offering, the lifestyle brand title gets solidified for good. The simple, but gorgeous handbags are available exclusively at Saks, notwithstanding Vince’s own stand-alone stores. Take the V Croc-Embossed Leather Tote above, for example. Simple, ample, but noticeably luxurious. It’s everyday elevation that won’t break the bank. That’s an equation anyone can get behind.