A brass bag sounds like a heavy hindrance, yet thanks to a little perforation, Reece Hudson’s evening clutch will keep you moving around at warp speed all night long. Perforated bags took back the night and the day this year with a trend that will be holding strong all the way through to the new year and beyond.
Shiny, gold patent leather can be so damn garish (and usually is), but when it’s impeccably done, it is anything but. Like this Marni shoulder bag.
When I saw this bag, I could not believe my eyes. From the Birkin-esque Sac de Jour to the ultra-clean Lutetia, the Hedi-era Saint Laurent bags have been, for the most part, understated and chic. Until now.
Season after season, Dareen Hakim continues to delight with totally unique designs. Globetrotting Dareen, who grew up in Beirut and now divides her time between California and New York, is clearly inspired by her travels. Her latest clutch design is called Le Louvre, but if it doesn’t bring to mind Mona Lisa’s coy smile, à la da Vinci’s famed painting, or the feminine curves of the Venus de Milo statue, don’t be confused.
Between hot apple cider and the rich hues of falling leaves, it’s clear that fall is all about one thing – finding warmth. So forget about your silver shoes. This season we’re going for the gold. And not just any old gold – I’m talking the bright, shiny stuff that Cleopatra herself would kill for.
Ever the showman, Karl Lagerfeld didn’t disappoint with the big reveal of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. He conceptualized it as a massive art unveiling, transforming the Grand Palais into a Lagerfeld-laden gallery, full of paintings and sculptures (75 to be exact, imagined by Karl himself).