I am completely obsessed with vintage steamer trunk suitcases, but the idea of carrying one throughout terminals at the expense of my back, arms, shoulders, and basically my entire body is very slim. Now I can have it all. The look of what I want in adorably compact form. This is impossibly cute, completely novelty (Charlotte Olympia, after all), and not actually useful on a daily basis.
I have complained that Anya Hindmarch veered too far off into Novelty Land with her Capri Sun-lookalike foil-pouch clutch, but her sense of adventure isn’t all bad. Actually, she’s proven she has a real sense of savvy and even outright originality for the spring season.
With daintily thin straps and a 4.5-inch stiletto, it doesn’t get much sexier than this black Giuseppe sandal. Chain details are big this season, and I love that he went with delicate curb-chains to set off the velvety suede. Zanotti’s all about bold, gold details, and these are his best yet. That said, they’re definitely valet shoes. As in, park at valet, walk a few feet to your table, and head home!
…And tulips and daisies and lilies. Some people say the first day of spring is March 21st (and technically, they are right). Others say it’s when new buds have returned to the trees. But I say it’s when a fresh crop of blossoms hits the shelves by way of my favorite accessory.
Not only is Gilbert Halaby outside of the box, he has no concept of what a box is. In his tenth year designing, he’s made a name for himself as the coolest out there, but it’s this headpiece that shows just how out there his jewelry is. Handmade in Italy with deep blue and clear Swarovski crystals, the 24K gold and gunmetal-plated brass headdress is like a bejeweled veil fit for an exotic princess.
Face it – you’ve become permanently attached to your smart phone, tablet, and laptop. And by you, I mean me! It feels like my life would fall apart if any one of these things were to disappear or be damaged. Just like you would with anything that is so precious in your life, you make sure it’s safe and snuggled up in the most fabulous coverings.
Excuse me! When did Ferragamo get this good? Actually, forget good. It really doesn’t get much better than this, as far as I’m concerned.