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Alexander Wang “Rafael” Metallic Top-Handle Bag: Go, Greased Lightning


You know the silly cliché that women are attracted to shiny objects? (Can you really blame us, anyway?!) With my eyes glued to Alexander Wang‘s scintillating new “Rafael” bag, I really can’t argue. Mirrored metallic leather in slick silver has the visual intensity of a lightning bolt, though far more soothing. I love the exaggerated zippers – the definitive hardware is a clever play on the heavy-metal tonality. Just lose the rabbit tails, which clutter up an otherwise sleek, sexy number of a bag with unnecessary fluff.

I can almost see my reflection in the high-shine leather, which in keeping with the cosmetic case shape. The configuration is kind of cool as a shoulder bag – the casual style works with the juxtaposition of high-glamour leather. But I’ll be more likely to use the “Rafael” with just the top handle – grasping it like a clutch, for a super-cute day to night transition. At Saks Fifth Avenueicon for $725.

Maison Martin Margiela Maxi Tank Dress

Maison Martin Margiela Maxi Tank Dress

Pair with: This is just the punctuation an all-black ensemble needs for a look that is neutral with a twist. Maison Martin Margiela is always a thoroughly modern pick – this maxi tank dress, with flashes of fishnet, is a restrained choice to set off unrestrained shine. On Ssense for $486 (from $695).



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