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Jimmy Choo Sweetie Printed Acrylic Clutch: Rock of Ages

The jury’s still out on Tom Cruise as a tatted-up, sexed-up eighties rock god (even though I hear he did a bang-up job, I’m still left unsettled!), but the casting is just right on this acrylic clutch. Is it just me, or is Jimmy Choo getting better and better when it comes to cheeky irreverence? First, their beach-scene hard-box made for take-me-away fun. Now the Sweetie has been reinvented yet again with the late, great Jimi Hendrix (or a riff on his type) as guitar-hero inspiration.

A clear acrylic overlay coats a subtle scene of a hardcore guitarist going to work. In hazy tones of neon-fuchsia and black, it’s got a gritty, dark-room negative kind of vibe – perfect for harking back to the days when rock ‘n’ roll ripped up a room. On Net-a-Porter for $895.

Pair with: You can’t get much more apropos than a pair of Valentino Rockstud ankle boots. Suede plus patent plus a cuff and surprise cutout adds up to a look that’s worthy of a power ballad. On Luisa Via Roma for $1,109.



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