Thanks to her political efforts and social activism (and many other things), Angelina Jolie is an influential figure in Hollywood. Apparently her handbag choices have the power to sway people too, as you are always interested in what she's carrying. Spotted in New York City with her darling daughter, Shiloh, in hand, our readers focused on a different sort of "precious cargo"-Jolie's cozy, hand-knitted tote. The Dublin "24 Hour" Bag is by Gerard Darel and features pompoms and leather straps. ($399, shoprumor.com) The smarties at Urban Outfitters made a similar carryall, the Pom Pom Sweater Bag, available in charcoal, purple, and ivory. ($68, urbanoutfitters.com)
Watching Kelly Ripa has long been a part of our morning routine (Jessica's, specifically), so we are very pleased about her debut on WhoWhatWearDaily.com today. The smart frock Ripa wore to Jessica Seinfeld's book launch party sparked your interest. Curious readers take note; it's Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent's Dolman Sleeve Dress in washed-silk. Ripa wore the bright berry option and it's also available in bright blue and graphite. ($216, shopbop.com) Also, her shoes are Stella McCartney's Patent Piped Pumps in black patent leather-faux leather, of course. ($595, intermixonline.com)
Rachel Bilson makes black-and-white anything but boring. Our readers wrote in lusting after the two-tone pumps and coordinating black bag and cardigan she recently wore on the set of Chuck. Her bi-color mary-janes are from Marc by Marc Jacobs and are a combination of white patent and black leather, They're are also available in navy leather with a black patent toe. ($450, shopbop.com) She topped off her ivory dress with a black pointelle cardigan by Juicy Couture, available in black or angel-a nice cream color. ($198, nordstrom.com) Rachel carried the quilted Be & D Small Charlize Satchel in black with black leather handles; it's also available in cream with black leather handles. ($1,190, neimanmarcus.com)
Shortly after her recent Emmy win for best supporting actress, we received a burst of emails about Katherine Heigl's clothes, particularly the outfit she wore to a lunch at The Ivy in Los Angeles. The striped jersey cardigan from Juicy Couture features large gold buttons and is available in heather with navy stripes. ($278, neimanmarcus.com) Keeping it casual, Katherine paired her cardigan with some Tory Burch flats in leopard print. ($225, saksfifthavenue.com) If only her natural glow came bottled so we could click-and-purchase it too.
Photo of Kelly Ripa, Wireimage. Photos of Rachel and Katherine, Pacific Coast News. Photo of Angelina, InfGoff