It feels great to strike out at night with a flashy clutch; it’s that extra sparkle (literally and figuratively) that makes you feel special – and like a special night is in store. But make sure your awe-inspiring accessory is tasteful.
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.
Milan Fashion Week Fall 2014 has officially wrapped, and while most designers opted for natural looks both for hair and makeup, there were still plenty of out-of-the-box and inspiring styles. Here’s a peek at the four beauty looks we can’t get out of our heads!
More of a good thing is a great thing, and in this case, that’s color! The best combos are the most drastic contrasts, especially when one hue is classic and simple, while the other shocks the senses out of their winter doldrums – black and hot pink, black and metallic gold, etc. Pastel may be the unofficial tone of spring, but that just makes these surprising double acts all the more exciting.
We’re never surprised to see fur grace the Fall runways, but the number of fur bags this season is off the charts. From Donna Karan’s shaggy style (her 30th anniversary collection was all about movement) to DVF’s trim shoulder bags, black seemed to be the shade of choice, with Vera Wang also throwing her noir beaver shopping bag into the ring.
Today was my first full day in NYC for Fashion Week, and god is it cold! It’s supposed to snow on Sunday, which got me thinking about which bag to carry (shocking, I know). You don’t want to risk ruining supple leather or precious metals, so what do you turn to?
Not too big and not too small, structured but not overly so, and neutral enough to go with all your favorite staples: You can count on a daily bag to be practical, but rarely do they inspire excitement. Not these five. More than just an afterthought, these daily bags have great designs and details to spare, so you won’t find yourself making a compromise while following the KISS rule: Keep It Simple and Stylish.