Bottega Veneta has really been letting loose lately. Literally! This ladylike bag from the pre-fall collection has been sliced and sheared all along the edges for a savagely deconstructed look. I’ll admit I was a little taken aback at first: who would have expected something so untamed? But then I realized that the blend of soft and sharp, tight and loose makes for a bag that’s kind of like you: refined and classy, with a wild streak. A major element of surprise.
A perfectly buttery leather body offsets the tattered edges even more and muted gunmetal hardware, rather than too-shiny gold or silver, emphasize the fact that the label is flaunting its dark side. Bottega traditionalists might be outraged to see the house has started to destroy their own impeccable weave, but I’m appreciating the fact that they are getting in touch with the feral nature of gorgeous skins. On Net-a-Porter for $2,280.
Pair with: Remind them you still maintain an angelic side with Emilio Pucci’s dangling angel-wing earrings. Gold-tone brass encrusted with glass crystals will also bring some metallic bling. On Net-a-Porter for $390.