In case you’d forgotten, here’s when Alexander Wang is at his invaluable best: when he makes practical basics for the girl who likes to keep her cool. It’s difficult to find something that speaks to your personal style when something truly practical is required, but leave it to Alex to take on the task and serve up satisfaction.
Neutral colors and a checkered motif: this is quintessential Marni at their very best. They have a way of throwing caution towards the wind, without chucking it completely and when they do, they hit all the right notes. This bag is at once cheeky, capricious, astute, and elevated.
Calf hair is as luxe as any skin out there – and it’s the exotic you don’t have to feel guilty about (unless you’re an animal lover, that is). Tactile and touchable, soft but not too plush: I love the unique texture, especially as winter approaches and smooth leather and suede start to look commonplace.
Paula Cademartori is a name you need to know. Since debuting her brand in September 2010, the up-and-coming designer has won accolades among the fashion elite, dazzling us with distinctive, personality-driven styles. Now her Faye handbag gives even more reason you should keep an eye out for her.