…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.
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.
Who says you need to be decked out in camouflage to inject a little bit of boot camp chic into your look? Sometimes subtle is the way to go, and sticking with a neutral palette of lush olive, earthy brown, rich hunter green, and all-grown-up mahogany will leave you anything but fatigued.
Excuse me! When did Ferragamo get this good? Actually, forget good. It really doesn’t get much better than this, as far as I’m concerned.
While you might think that this black Marni tote was designed for super organized Snobs, I’m a complete mess and feel like it was made for me! Not because the bag encourages tidiness (though having three pockets to throw odds and ends in that would otherwise fall to the bottom of the tote is hardly a bad thing), but because it’s so playful.
Blame it on Bambi! Totes have become way less serious as of late, and I love it. Whether the sense of caprice is delivered through the flirty print or unique shape, the message is clear: lighten up. For every stoic, somber, monochrome tote, you ought to have one that makes you smile, or even laugh. What’s the big deal? It’s time to have some fun with your big bags.
A century-plus in the bag business is no small feat. To do it with elegance, never succumbing to the trends all the while is a great feat. Commemorating over 125 years on the market as an esteemed maker of luxury handbags, Smythson unveils their 1887 bag. Named after the year the company was founded, this crisp, clean tote is at once timeless yet relevant.