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Thu 10.18

Black Velvet Bags: Into the Deep

Black velvet is one of the most seductive and richest fabrics, and this season, it is more magnetic ever. In a literal sense, sure! (You can’t help but want to reach out and touch velvet, over and over again.) Thanks to new blends and innovations, black velvet is also an addiction for the eyes – […]

Thu 10.11

Kotur Spring 2013 Collection: Happy Hour

J’adore Kotur! From the psychedelic (the clear-and-gold Glitter Globe is sure to be a sparkly distraction!) to the quintessential (deceptively real snake-embossed leather looks fabulous with an ombré makeover), Kotur is in a particularly upbeat mood for Spring ’13! Which puts me in a similarly optimistic frame of mind. How can you not feel good […]

Fri 07.20

Kotur Levin Large Perspex Minaudiere: Beauty Before Youth

Brown lacquer and mother-of-pearl resin with black enamel is dreadfully old-lady-ish, but this little box clutch exudes a young, upbeat quality. Kotur has ingeniously invited neon yellow and powder blue to crash the stodgy tea party, and these two bright tones change everything! Two flashes of peppy color are sure to spike the punch, so […]

Wed 06.20

Top 5 Surfer-Girl Bags: Aloha Spirit

Summertime and the living’s easy. Especially when you get to spend it catching waves and hanging on the beach. Not so much if you’re more of a sand bunny like me and can’t catch a wave to save her life (they call girls who’ve taken boards to the face “blah-malahs,” by the way!). But we […]

Mon 05.21

Kotur Fall 2012 Collections: Kotur Unleashes Killer Kollaborations

For Fall 2012, minaudiere master Fiona Kotur is set to introduce us to a harder-edged line, one that reveals a stronger, perhaps tougher side of the clutch designer’s vision. Jolting lines and razor-sharp meldings of metal and snakeskin are sure to be a refreshing change after summer’s softer clutches. Even more exciting: the new season […]

Mon 05.14

Kotur Margo and Breen Brocade Minaudieres: Lust for Lattice

If it’s a well-priced minaudiere brimming with personality you’re eyeing, there’s a high chance it’s by Kotur. Fiona Kotur takes the consumer to heart with her take on the evening bag, and it’s paying off. She’s also takes a pleasingly lighthearted approach when it comes to brocade. Nothing stuffy or overly mature here. Just airy […]

Mon 04.30

Top 5 Blossoming Clutches: Not Your Average Garden Variety

What to take to a garden party or outdoor wedding? There is no better accessory than a vividly floral clutch. Not only will you suit the atmosphere oh-so well, you’ll be likely to enhance it! But these aren’t demure roses or innocent carnations – these flowers have real power. Do them justice with a smartly […]

Mon 04.02

Top 5 Patterned Clutches: Small Wonders of the World

Size does matter – or rather, lack thereof. While busy patterns and colors don’t usually translate so well on big totes, a scaled-down clutch is a great way to experiment with print. Ironically, the small size of a clutch allows for lots more room to be wild, whether you want to go embellished, get graphic, […]

Fri 03.23

Top 5 Snobby Black-and-Whites: Graphic Content

From neons to pastels, it seems like color is abounding more than ever this year. Which means it’s time to take a small, high-heeled step back and think about contrast. I love juxtaposing bold, graphic prints with bright shades – it keeps everything innovative and it’s a great way to show off your individual eye. […]