Still in keeping with their cool, closure-driven aesthetic, Jack and Lazaro’s buckle bag is a great new addition for you diehard collectors of Proenza Schouler.
Fendi is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to their flirty, often smile-inducing plays on critters and creatures, and now they’ve made the move from monsters to abstracted incarnations of actual animals. This might be too cutesy, but come on, it is pretty darn cute. Moreover, it’s kind of irresistible.
I love Giuseppe Zanotti. I really do. His shoes are exquisite and fabulous, and I can only wish I had the stamina to wear his stilettos daily. So as much as it pains me to do so, I’ve got to call it like I see it…
Emanuel Ungaro, is that you? I barely recognized you! Granted, it has been a while since I’ve seen a bag of theirs worthy of paying some real attention. But the cool, exciting shape of their three-dimensional Triangle clutch is enough to get me to notice the brand once again.
I will always love the use of cool hardware, especially on a super-functional tote. The “safety buckle” motif is now almost as famous as the designer himself, Christopher Kane, or at least intrinsically linked to his designs, from his wild, belted dresses from Spring ’07 to this season’s smaller, sleeker bags.
The hoop earring is as generic as it comes – almost as common as the stud. It first appeared roughly four centuries ago in Asia, so I’d say it’s about time we give the style a new look! From prim and proper mini hoops to the shoulder-scraping, there’s been no dearth of sizes, but what about shapes and materials?