Wed 03.05
Floral Aplique Bags

Top 5 Floral Appliqué Bags: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

…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.

Tue 03.04
Valentino Fall 2014 Collection

Valentino Fall 2014 Collection: Rome is Where the Art Is

I say this with confidence: When it comes to mastery of the craft and virtuosity of divine execution, Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo are unparalleled. In a most emotional Fall 2014 show, the pair made their inspiration felt by each and every onlooker: unconventional women deeply rooted in a moment of change.

Tue 03.04
Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014 Collection

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014 Collection: Got to Be Real

Fall 2014 marked a most beautiful show from the duo – and one of Viktor Horsting’s and Rolf Snoeren’s most wearable to date! Last season’s flirty schoolgirl-inspired collection gave way to a more somber, studied Fall.

Fri 02.28
Nina Ricci Fall 2014 Collection

Nina Ricci Fall 2014 Collection: A Day in the High Life

What is the essence of the Nina Ricci woman? That’s the question Peter Copping explored at his show at the Jardin yesterday, and the answer he reaped was a most satisfying one. Not that we didn’t have more than a hint already.

Thu 02.27
Viktor & Rolf Bag

Viktor & Rolf Bag: Spring Into Action

Did anyone else just catch that balmy breeze in the air? What a delightfully fresh summer bag! Sometimes a bag is all it takes to make you feel like a new season is finally in effect, and for me, Viktor & Rolf’s eyelet-inspired creation is it.

Wed 02.26
My Oscar Predictions in US Weekly

My Oscar Predictions in US Weekly: Winning Looks

Check out my Oscar predictions in US Weekly! From it girl Lupita Nyong’o to veteran Cate the Great, the nominees are sure to be carrying clutches as award-worthy as they are, and I have just the right ones in mind. While the dress steals most of the attention on the red carpet, let’s not forget the bag can make or break a leading look. See my picks here…

Tue 02.25
Urania Gazelli Spring 2014

Urania Gazelli Spring 2014: Hard Candy

Why carry a regular bag when you could carry a little piece of art? That’s how I feel every time I’m clutching one of Urania Gazelli’s delectable plexiglass minaudières. Greek designer Rania Giourmetaki continues to delight for Spring 2014 with transparent fluorescents, florals (arguably harder to pull off on a plexi clutch than on an embroidered or appliquéd bag), and of course, more games.

Tue 02.25

Top 5 Perfect Polka Dot Bags: Crazy, Spotty, Cool

Right now, it’s all about polka dots on everything from sundresses to stilettos, but you know I have a special place in my heart and closet for bags. A smattering of spots can serve a real purpose. Take a boring, serious bag and add the right kind of dots – whether magnified, hardware-decked, perforated, or perfectly wacky – and bam! Suddenly you’ve got something cheerful and delightful for summer.

Mon 02.24
Best of Milan Fashion Week Roundup

Best of Milan Fashion Week Roundup: Bottega Veneta, Bally, and Salvatore Ferragamo

Milan Fashion Week: land of luscious leathers, sophisticated street style with an ever-outlandish twist, and where the avant-garde is sure to merge with the classic. Fall 2014 was no exception. While it was hard to narrow the list down to just three, here are my favorites from the Milan runways…