A box clutch is a must for Fall. Alexander McQueen (to-die-for ornate knuckle-dusters) and Bottega Veneta (beautiful blends of intrecciato leather and offbeat embroidery) make the best ones in my opinion. But the steep prices of their hard-shelled clutches are hard to swallow, even for me.
The ‘70s were coined as the “Me Decade,” and this emphasis on individuality brought about a wide range of styles from that of groovy hippies to DVF’s iconic wrap dress to glam rock David Bowie. One movement defined bag design more than any other, though – feminism.
I may not have been around for the Swinging ‘60s (I’m not that old!), but there’s a lot to love about the generation – Twiggy, white go-go boots, Balenciaga, the Beatles, Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour, and of course, bags! This was the decade when women finally broke out of the tweed jacket/chain bag combo and embraced their personal style.
It’s a rouge, rouge world! And I just scored the bag to put me on top of it: Valentino’s newest rockstud flap bag.
When first released, this was called the Sac à dépêches. It wasn’t until twenty years later that it became truly iconic when Grace Kelly used it to hide her pregnancy. And so the “Kelly” (inquire at Hermès) was reborn. There are few bags like it. The Fendi fashion top handle ($2,210) gives you a little taste.
What are your 4th of July plans?? I’m hosting a BBQ/pool party, so I have to make sure I’m dressed for the occasion (a.k.a. patriotically and comfortably – hosting calls for a lot of rushing around). Just because the look is casual doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, though.
Sometimes you long to go outside the box (unless the box is this awesome cube ring, in which case, count me in). Go more traditional with pieces like your wedding band that you wear all the time. These rings are fun little affairs – practicality has no place in their designs…
This Giuseppe Zanotti body harness is one of those accessories that you see and want to try out, but are afraid of (was “harness” really the best name for it?). Don’t be scared! We’re going to be seeing a lot more of this look. It’s fun and provocative without veering into dominatrix territory, so it’s […]