Sometimes a kiss is more than a kiss (the best ones are, anyway!). That’s certainly the case with my new NH 1300 necklace from Nouvel Heritage. I love the idea that you never own jewelry; you’re merely holding it for the next generation. And as one of the most sentimental pieces I’ve collected, this diamond-encrusted treasure will surely be passed on and cherished. Not only can you engrave a name on the side of the charm, but it also comes engraved with your – or a loved one’s – pout.
I don’t usually recommend fixing what isn’t broken, but the execution of the new Double (pronounced “dooblay”) bag is nothing short of pure Prada perfection. Now my go-to daily tote is better than ever with an updated look as sumptuous as it is chic. Thanks to the marshmallow cream and caramel version, I’m salivating as I write this, dreaming of my favorite salted caramel sundae that’s totally verboten on my January health kick (I’ll be back to eating steak et frites and cupcakes by February). Until then, the bag will satiate my craving.
Gigi Hadid just made two major fashion points: There are no rules anymore when it comes to dressing for couture shows, and there are endlessly edgy ways to work winter white. I’m loving Gigi in a breezy white coat with tattered denim and a whimsical clutch. Her A.L.C. jacket, a glamorous update on the standard trench, is the perfect way to polish up a pair of seriously ripped One Teaspoon boyfriend jeans (note: the Aussie label is the go-to for off-duty denim).
No matter how many you have in your arsenal, there is always that one bag you use more than any other. Investing in this elusive bag doesn’t come guaranteed. It’s more of a hit-or-miss process, and bags can surprise you. The one you think you’ll use all the time can end up in the back of your closet. You might go through a few so-called daily bags before you actually find the one that works for everything, and the one styled to keep you happy and chic all year, both in a single package.
Like so many of my lifelong fashion dependencies, my motorcycle jacket addiction began in the ’90s. I now have more moto jackets in my closet than I can count. From classic leather to unexpected tweed to more relaxed denim, in each and every color imaginable, I have one for every occasion. But there’s always room for one, or three, more. Guaranteed to complete your outfit, it’s the easiest thing to pull on without any thought.
It’s been a while since the spotlight has been on the Alma, the Louis Vuitton bag that was originally called the Squire, then the Champs-Élysées. It wasn’t until it was finally christened the Alma that it became a success. Named after Place de L’Alma, a lush square in Paris where the Avenue Montaigne meets the Seine, it’s all about old-school elegance. With a shape inspired by the Art Deco movement that resembles a traditional bowling bag revamped into a ladylike style, it’s about as classic as a bag gets.
Here it is, one of the trendiest bag shapes for Spring 2016: the camera case. You’re going to be grateful, and not just because the newest ones are mega-cute. Think of the camera case bag as a crossbody upgrade. Is there an easier bag to run around with than this boxy yet surprisingly roomy little silhouette? I recently got this sunny yellow Valentino, and I’m currently in the throes of a serious love affair with the classic style. From the Gucci Soho to Saint Laurent’s chevron texture to Céline’s Box on strap, the camera bag goes perfectly with ’70s-inspired super-flare jeans and a floppy-brimmed hat. Nonchalantly chic and not trying too hard, there are more than a few reasons to make a case for this new-season staple.
There’s nothing like a little escape come this time of year, and the next best thing to going off on a tropical getaway with a suitcase full of brand-new resort wear is looking ahead to spring. Spring’s best new shoes have already hit stores, and I’m ready to get a jump-start stocking up. From in-your-face floral appliqués to nautical accents to majorly-elevated flats, there are plenty of reasons to get excited on the early side.
Camo may have originally been designed as a means of fitting in with one’s surroundings, but that is certainly not how the fashion crowd utilizes it now. In fact, the effect is quite the opposite. Sure, Heidi Klum would look good carrying anything, but when I saw this photo on my friend The Bag Hag’s Instagram, I barely even registered her presence. Look at that Birkin!