Summer’s Hottest Bags

Marina Raphael Launches the Hottest Bags of the Summer at a Fashion Star-filled Party

Summer came early to the launch of Marina Raphael’s latest luxe bag collection, which she’s named Homage to honor her main inspiration: nature. Taking the sun-drenched season as its theme, her party at the Goulandris Natural History Museum was full of the bright lights of fashion, dressed to dazzle amid cleverly created “fields of golden wheat”.

Marina RaphaelWe spotted old friends and new: bag fan Pixie Lott gave good selfie, of course, and Anna Vitiello, former editor of Harper’s Bazaar and co-founder of the AndFinally blog, looked stunning. Other influencers enjoying the summery fun included blogger Doina Ciobanu and member of the Swarovski family Diana Langes-Swarovski. Paulina and Alexandra Swarovski also put in an appearance, as did Victoria’s Secret models Gizele Oliveira and Nadine Leopold.

Marina RaphaelThe wheat décor was an inspired backdrop for Raphael’s handcrafted designs, which use natural, eco-friendly materials such as woven leather, straw, suede and bamboo, as well as Swarovski crystals. Marry these with artisanal techniques such as brocade and knitted fabrics, plus new technologies, and you have a perfect symmetry between tradition and innovation in a sophisticated collection of the highest “Made in Italy” quality.

Definitely on our summer wish list…