In my last memoir I made no secret how much I love clothing and fashion in general. Fashion has played a huge part in my life over the years. Both of my parents are fashion designers and as an actor, I’m surrounded by clothing all of the time. And I’m not going to lie, I’m friends with many famous designers and stylists who are constantly gifting me free clothing. Over the past year I built a massive walk-in closet. I have the sort of wardrobe that is envied by many. I’m not bragging, but simply stating a fact. I love fashion and I think it should be celebrated. Fashion is a huge business and a big chunk of the world’s economy. Many people think it’s silly to be interested in fashion and to me that mentality is crazy. Fashion is big business and people should take an interest in it. I see how how hard my parents work and at times it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes they create amazing clothes and accessories that do not receive any sort of praise from the fashion press. The fashion world is very competitive. Designers are all vying for only a few spots in monthly fashion glossies.
Along with fashion, I’m also very partial to designer handbags. When I’m on location shooting a film, I always make sure to figure out the local shopping. I love nothing more than visiting local boutiques and even shopping malls. I’ve found many fashion gems in far flung locales while shooting. Shopping in a local area also gives you a different perspective. You get more of an idea about local taste and what people like. Sometimes a certain style will be popular in one city, but in another city something completely different is trending. I’ve recently discovered that Salzburg has some amazing shops. In between shooting, I’ve been stopping into quant little boutiques and discovering some major fashion talent. I have a soft spot for European designers as do many. They express their views on style and even the world through their designs and it’s so refreshing to see. European designers also have an amazing flare with accessories. Some of their understated sensibilities translate well into handbags and leather goods. Do you frequent any European cities where you absolutely love to shop? I’d like to know which ones provide amazing fashion that is different from the rest of the world.
I have one smallish walk-in closet that is just dedicated to all of my designer handbags. Many of these beautiful bags were purchased in different cities all over the globe. Some of my favorites are custom made exclusively for me. It’s easy to fall in love with handbags. They are fun to carry and usually pair well with many different outfits. Next week my handbag closet will be photographed for VOGUE. I look forward to presenting a few of my favorite luxurious designer handbags to photographers. I don’t think my love for beautiful handbags will ever wane. They are truly gems!