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Tue 10.16

Kate Spade New York Woodpecker Wood-Printed Patent Leather Clutch: Knock On Wood

Suddenly, I have the urge to go bird-watching. I’m not talking crack-of-the-dawn mornings and big binoculars but spying a sweet golden woodpecker perched atop my clutch. Kate Spade is really impressing me with their bags as of late, from paint sets to this new wooden wonder. High on creativity and low on kitsch, Kate Spade … Continue reading Kate Spade New York Woodpecker Wood-Printed Patent Leather Clutch: Knock On Wood

Fri 08.17

Lanvin Pre-Spring 2013 Collection: The One to Watch

For Spring 2013 at Lanvin, Alber’s message is clear: he has a new focus on bags (and I couldn’t be more pleased!). He has recently realized the bag is “the essence of design” because it mixes the “emotional” and the “rational.” Oui! And he hasn’t wasted any time. The Pre-Spring bags are welcoming to the … Continue reading Lanvin Pre-Spring 2013 Collection: The One to Watch

Tue 08.14

Proenza Schouler Kiri Tote: Life in the Fast Lane

There was a time (not too long ago) when mixing navy and black was frowned upon. But it’s the year 2012, when the first rule of fashion is: break all the rules. Proenza Schouler have always been a duo to enjoy pushing a boundary or three, without pushing the limits of what our eyes crave … Continue reading Proenza Schouler Kiri Tote: Life in the Fast Lane

Mon 08.13

Top 5 Over-the-Top Clutches: Paint the Town Red-Hot

Hear it here first: You absolutely must arm your closet with red this fall, and there’s no need to be shy about it. When it comes to red, go big or stay home. It’s a “look at me” color, so invite the stares! Here are some fun choices that bring real heat: 1. Charlotte Olympia … Continue reading Top 5 Over-the-Top Clutches: Paint the Town Red-Hot

Thu 07.12

Thomas Blakk The Box Squared Leather Clutch: Take the Edge On

It seems that bondage-inspired weaponry and it-bags are inextricably linked. I took issue with Christian Louboutin’s Artemis shoulder style, likely to puncture your throat whether you like it or not, and now Florence-based Thomas Blakk’s little rebel has caught my attention. He calls his designs, “technical, punk, and futuristic.” Check, check, and check. And cites … Continue reading Thomas Blakk The Box Squared Leather Clutch: Take the Edge On

Mon 07.09

Resort 2013 Collections: Sleek is the Word

Resort ’13 is anything but predictable. From sleek and chic to kaleidoscope-induced patterns, you can take it from one extreme to the next with a quick switch of clutch. What’s your poison? Givenchy indulges in another round of wild prints, this time with gypsy-luxe scarf patterns and wildly ornate embellishments taking over. Transfixing, yes, and … Continue reading Resort 2013 Collections: Sleek is the Word

Thu 06.28

Reed Krakoff Standard Mini Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag: Reed Comes to Light

It seems like someone at Reed Krakoff is hearing the complaints of their overly cumbersome bags. I was recently musing over the Uniform Satchel for being a huge improvement in the way of convenience. Now the Standard Mini sets a new standard on the brand’s once-intimidating size. With that cool foldover-tab closure, this petite shoulder … Continue reading Reed Krakoff Standard Mini Patent-Leather Shoulder Bag: Reed Comes to Light

Thu 06.21

Jil Sander Madame Shoulder Bag: Summer Loving’

Jil Sander Madame Shoulder Bag At Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,200

Wed 06.13

The New Doctor Bags: What’s Up, Doc?

Feign amnesia when it comes to your old vision of the hard and stern doctor bag. The new generation is sleek and modern, not of the old-fashioned variety carried by grumpy, old men making house calls to Scarlett O’Hara every time she fainted. The greatest latest are made for stiletto-wearing women who can attend to … Continue reading The New Doctor Bags: What’s Up, Doc?