Bulgari, Isabella Rossellini F/W 2012.
Bulgari, Isabella Rossellini F/W 2012.

The brand alone oozes first-class luxury with their productions of the finest jewellery. Mixed that with beautiful craftsmanship of handbags and you get the gem-like Isabella Rossellini bag, designed by style icon Isabella Rossellini. Rossellini’s relationship with the house started back in the 60s, often accompanying her mother, Ingrid Bergman (internationally renowned Swedish actress) to the Bulgari shop on 10 Via Condotti.

Bulgari Store, 10 Via Condotti - 1960s.
Bulgari Store, 10 Via Condotti – 1960s.

In 2009, as part of Bulgari’s 125th anniversary celebration, Isabella supported the partnership between Bulgari and “Save the Children” Foundation – which helps disadvantaged children in developing countries. Along with many other celebrities such as Leighton Meester, Ricky Martin, Jason Lewis and many more, she took part in Fabrizio Ferri’s photo shoot featuring the special silver ring – Bzero.1 created by Bulgari to raise funds for the humanitarian project “Rewrite the Future”.

"Save the Children" x Bvlgari Campaign, "Rewrite the Future" - Isabella Rossellini.
“Save the Children” x Bvlgari Campaign, “Rewrite the Future” – Isabella Rossellini.

 

Leighton Meester, Ricky Martin, Jason Lewis for Humanitarian project "Rewrite the Future".
Leighton Meester, Ricky Martin, Jason Lewis for Humanitarian project “Rewrite the Future”.
Bvlgari's save the Children B.zero 1 Ring for "Rewrite the Future".
Bvlgari’s save the Children B.zero 1 Ring for “Rewrite the Future”.

 


The Isabella Rossellini is one of the favourite luxury bags because of its shape and the embellished hardware, the enamel closure twist-lock is an icon of its own.

Isabella Rossellini's bag - Enamel Closure twist-lock feature.
Isabella Rossellini’s bag – Enamel Closure twist-lock feature.

The tote started out with a few key materials, including pony skin and carved patent leather, each featuring a defined Art Deco-inspired
enamel clasp with a twist lock, made from precious stones.

A selection of Bulgari's Enamel closure twist-lock feature.
A selection of Bulgari’s Enamel closure twist-lock feature.

Parts of the design reflect the very first few Parentesi creations and other Bulgari jewels, with a graphic touch
inspired by the vintage bracelets especially dear to Rossellini.

Twist-lock Inspiration
Isabella Rossellini’s bag Twist-lock Inspiration

 

Historical Campaigns, Parentesi Gold Red Coral Necklace - 1982
Historical Campaigns, Parentesi Gold Red Coral Necklace – 1982
Bvlgari Parentesi Ring - AN853963-1, Version 58
Bvlgari Parentesi Ring – AN853963-1, Version 58

 


The Rossellini bag launched with four main material and colour, each describing a different aspect of Isabella herself.
 

Bulgari, Isabella Rossellini F/W 2012.
Bulgari, Isabella Rossellini F/W 2012.

 

Bulgari Black Patent leather Isabella Rossellini's bag
Bulgari Black Patent leather Isabella Rossellini’s bag

The Back Patent leather Isabella Rossellini is the first in the collection. A pearl effect covers plain flaps which creates a futuristic base complementing the central twist lock in black and white enamel made with aventurine.

Bulgari Brown Mud Chevron Canvas Isabella Rossellini's bag
Bulgari Brown Mud Chevron Canvas Isabella Rossellini’s bag

Simplicity, one word to describe the next design in the collection, a Brown Mud Chevron Canvas and Chocolate leather Isabella Rossellini. Completed with a closure in two tones of grey enamel and tiger’s eye, a stone symbolising harmony.

Bulgari Walnut Pony Calf leather Isabella Rossellini's bag
Bulgari Walnut Pony Calf leather Isabella Rossellini’s bag

A tribute to Rossellini’s aura of elegance is the Walnut Pony Calf leather with Chocolate leather flaps. With a finishing touch of the Amethyst twist-lock, sparkled at the centre in black and brick-red enamel with purple lining.

Bulgari Multicoloured Pony skin Black/White Isabella Rossellini's bag
Bulgari Multicoloured Pony skin Black/White Isabella Rossellini’s bag

The last model emanate a modern feel, evident from the multicoloured Pony skin whose black and white graphic effect captures the mood and tones of a bustling city scape, combined with the muted Chocolate leather flaps, a finishing gloss of the aventurine and black and white enamel that decorates the closure.


Since the launch of the collection, more Isabella Rossellini’s bags has been designed in various kinds of materials, enamels and stones.

Bulgari Python Isabella Rossellini Bag
Bulgari Python Isabella Rossellini Bag

HauteRobe has the Isabella Rossellini Python Bag in our collection, vertically brushed across with a striking purple & orange strokes, complete with an Amethyst stone twist -lock to seal the deal. A favourite to many, because of the shape and pureness of the embellished hardware, the enamel stone twist lock and the brush of striking dual colour. Stand out in any formal and chic parties!

See more at HauteRobe!

Coming soon!
Part Two: The Bulgari’s Isabella Rossellini Bag – How it’s made.

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