For the Lanvin Spring 2014 collection, it was all about hearts and stars, but these are not the petite kinds of hearts and stars you see on so many dainty jewels today. They’re mega oversized (though believe it or not, these are smaller than the pieces that initially went down the Parisian runway!).
Here’s a surefire way to make a neutral piece pop: the juicy infusion of yellow doesn’t merely read like a lightning bolt on a classic deep-gray clutch, it’s also exactly what the summer calls for. Mark my words: you will be amazed by how wearable and versatile bright lemon yellow is once you welcome it into your palette.
Some collaborations are nothing but a natural fit. Smythson’s latest Panama Collection marks the second capsule partnership between the leather company and artist Quentin Jones. Best of all, I love Smythson and their clean, simple shapes readily lend themselves to artistic embellishment.
Carven’s quirky prints always have me coming back for more, and the latest fanciful piece comes with a serving of oversized kiwis. The magic of the French house is that it can take a look like this that seems as if it would be perfect for tots, and give it a surprising taste of understated sophistication.
While flowers may not be in bloom everywhere just yet, they certainly are on shoes! I’ve already starting shopping floral appliqué bags, but I’m sticking with prints for my footwear. From barely-there blooms to abstract flourishes reminiscent of Monet paintings to clear-cut florals, there’s a look available in any style, for any occasion.
Ilse Valfré is a Mexican artist promoting some serious girl power. Through her incredible art, she makes having a healthy attitude about being a girl part of your daily routine – namely because her messages are scrawled out on a number of cheeky accessories you can carry with you all the time. Female empowerment has never looked cuter! Accessories available at Valfré.
Maison Martin Margiela loves to fool our eyes and toy with our notions of what things should traditionally be, and here’s an instance where they’ve been highly successful on both fronts. This super-adorable wristlet clutch is shaped like a soft sunglasses case, a silhouette you rarely – if ever – see in actual bag form.