As one of her favorite holidays, it was only fitting that Dorinda, of Real Housewives of New York, host a soiree at Handbag Heaven to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some of her friends and an exclusive list of VIP attendees.
Guests perused the handbags on offer to try and find their next love affair amidst the tropical pink floral arrangements and passed chocolates that set the tone for Valentine’s Day. They wandered around Rebag’s flagship space in Soho, New York falling in love. USUAL provided a selection of wines that delighted our VIP patrons.
Prior to this lovely evening of bags and bubbles, we asked Dorinda to share some insight to her personal style and her perfect match.
How would you describe your handbag aesthetic? For example,... is it more playful and trendy? Depending on the season or holiday? Or, are you a lover of classic staples?
Just like my clothing, I love a good classic and something I can give one day to my daughter, Hannah. I’m not a huge trendy bag buyer, I believe a good black and silver or gold clutch can carry you through any evening occasion or vacation. A traditional quilted Chanel or Birkin bag is a great forever investment and never goes out of style.
What designer brands do you gravitate toward when you shop for?
The obvious: Hermes, Chanel, or fun colorful Gucci’s!
Which handbag are you in lust with at the moment?
The Fendi Peekaboo Leather Tote! Right now, I’m loving the Fendi peekaboo with the sequin add on’s.
What is your ultimate dream bag? The more specific, the better.
This is an easy one. The classic, dark brown/black alligator Hermes Birkin with silver hardware with my initials and date inside the flap!
Do you love handbags as gifts, or do you prefer to find that perfect piece on your own?
I need to pick out my own handbag because it’s a very personal choice. You need to be comfortable with the size, feel, and look. Except, of course, a large orange Hermes box is never refused!