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. […]

Mon 02.06

Kotur Margo Hicks Blue Valentine Clutch: Fine China

Tidbit about me: I’m a china collector. I actually collect it for friends; Kelly has a nice set from Tiffany’s I sent her every birthday and Christmas piece by piece (when she started receiving them, she asked, “What are you, my grandmother?” lol). I love a good China pattern! But never thought I’d love it […]

Fri 11.18

KOTUR x J.Crew Union and Colony Clutches: A Fine Union, Indeed

Fiona Kotur makes the very best minaudieres. Inspired by her seemingly innate sense of retro glamour and her love of a good high-low, modern-traditional mix, Fiona’s maiden namesake brand blends effortlessly elements like exotics, metals, weaves, and unexpected patterns, often at super-accessible prices to boot. Now KOTUR has taken the concept of blending to a […]

Tue 05.17

Kotur Summer Clutches: Haute Kotur

Hello again, Kotur! I welcome you back in my life with open arms. Your out-of-this-world summer collection of clutches has me all revved up! I’ve performed the difficult task of narrowing them down to three favorites. Now I just can’t decide which one I want to carry first. The clutch is where it’s at when […]