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Win Cool Stuff: Patricia Nash Red Leather Satchel

UPDATE: Since so many of you loved this bag, I'm picking two winners! Pat Nash is sending one bag, and I'm sending the other (the one I was gifted). Our two winners are #57 Liz and #87 Laura Sether! Congrats to our winners and thanks to everyone who entered.

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I've teamed up with Patricia Nash Handbags to offer one lucky BB reader the chance to win this red Rodano Satchel (retail value: $268). Drawing on 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, Patricia Nash noticed a gap in the marketplace for stylish, high-quality handbags at an accessible price point and she founded her namesake collection to fill that void. Taking inspiration from vintage silhouettes that wear well as they age, Nash's 100% Italian leather handbags effortlessly serve the modern woman. Beloved by celebrities like Denise Richards, the red Rodano Satchel is a fresh way to wear a bold color. The classic shape is an everyday style staple with lasting appeal.

To enter:

  • Tell us how you would style your Rodano Satchel if you won in the comments section below.

  • You must be willing to send us photo(s) of yourself carrying your bag for a Valentine's Day album on the Patricia Nash Facebook page if you win within one week of receiving your prize.

  • Tweet this post using the twitter button below (one additional entry)

  • Like this post using the Facebook button below (one additional entry)

Entries must be posted by 12 noon ET on February 7th, 2012, to be eligible to win. Open to US residents only this time around, sorry. I will be receiving one Pat Nash Rodano Satchel in conjunction with this giveaway.

Free People February Catalog

Free People's February catalog is here, and this month it stars none other than the fiercely beautiful Freja Beha Erichsen. I love her name, it has such a nice ring to it. For the book's concept, Freja takes on each of the brand's imaginary "girl types": Candy, Meadow, Ginger, Lou, and Molly – who is now being introduced to the public for the very first time. The fashion changes with each girl, from Lou's graphic tees and sporty touches, to Candy's polar opposite frilly and flirty dresses. Photographer Joshua Allen captured Freja as she embodies the free-spirited nature of each persona. Accompanying the photographs, Free People put together a behind-the-scenes video set to Mal Blum's track, "New Years Eve," that's pretty cool. For all you Free People fans, I'll try my best to post these lookbooks each month moving forward. Enjoy!

H&M Spring Summer 2012 Trend Guide

Earlier I showed you the H&M Spring 2012 lookbook, now see the clothes in motion in this short trends video. For Spring/Summer 2012, we'll be seeing pastel colors, a new way of color blocking, silk trousers, pencil skirts, and a grown-up silhouette with a lot of sharp tailoring, according to the experts: Emelie Faure of BE Magazine, Natalie Hartley of Instyle Magazine, and Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design H&M.

Rachel Pally, Geren Ford and Cynthia Vincent Design Lines for QVC

Los Angeles-based contemporary designers Geren Lockhart, Rachel Pally, Cynthia Vincent and Karen Zambos are set to launch new collections created especially for QVC in February. CV by Cynthia Vincent and KZ by Karen Zambos are scheduled to debut during QVC's NY Fashion Week broadcast on Friday, February 10 at 10 PM (ET) with the GF by Geren Ford premiere scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at 10 PM (ET). RP by Rachel Pally is scheduled to debut during QVC's The Buzz on the Red Carpet – Live from LA on Friday, February 24 at 9 PM (ET) during Hollywood’s biggest awards weekend of the year. Each designer's QVC lines will include 8 pieces ranging from $47-$110, from feminine tops to boho maxi dresses.

Any QVC shoppers out there? Will you be checking out these lines on TV or online?

{Above is a sampling of some of the new items (from left): GF by Geren Ford Peony Print Sleeveless Ruffle Blouse, $64; CV by Cynthia Vincent Ruffle Front Maxi Dress, $99.50; RP by Rachel Pally Rolling Waves One Shoulder Maxi Dress, $82}