Tis the time for embellished accessories, but I say, keep your clutch minimal this season. Pouches aren’t just for girls who don’t like to carry real bags (gasp!) and holding makeup anymore. The simple pouch has elevated itself to become the ultimate chic touch.
It’s time to gear up for battle, and by battle I mean Black Friday (and all the sale days preceding, as it seems they’re earlier and earlier every year!) and by gear I mean a belt bag. It may seem crazy to suggest buying a bag in order to go buy other things, but it’s better to be hands-free so that you can shop in top form.
Spring may seem far away, but we’re always shopping a season (or two) ahead and have already spotted a big trend to watch – winged accessories. While the butterfly is nothing new in fashion, its incarnations are getting more and more intricate from Bottega’s abstract patchwork or Sergio Rossi’s filigree heels. Which wings will you be flying with this spring?
Forget the clutch for now. It’s the pouch that’s the real fashion-editor favorite of the moment. Why, you ask? Pouches are easy to grab, more low-key than their structured counterparts, and instantly make you look like an insider. And don’t think they’re meant to be reserved just for day (while they do make for perfect street-style photographer fodder).
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of putting on a brand-new dress. But there’s really nothing like the feeling of putting on an Azzedine Alaïa dress, no matter how long you’ve had it.
There are days when it’s all about the bag. You take out your wardrobe’s best and enjoy putting forth the energy to baby it with precious treatment. And then there are those days when life gets in the way and you’re too busy to worry about taking care of an investment piece while you go about your business.
While Milan Fashion Week kicked off with a big, vibrant, Technicolor bang, full of feathers, fringe, and artsy embellishments, it came to a close with more of a light and seductive whisper, one only real Italians can deliver. I just arrived in Paris today and can’t wait to see what the French houses show, but for now, here’s a roundup of my MFW favorites!
Bottega Veneta has added a new address to their boutique repertoire, and it’s like no other in the family. At 8445 Melrose Place in LA, the concept store was designed by Tomas Maier himself and his refined aesthetic comes through in every detail.