Designers
Fri 10.17
Roberto Cavalli Bag

Roberto Cavalli Orb Gold Metallic Leather Clutch: Party Animal

Who knew I was a sucker for amphibians? We know (and sometimes love) Roberto Cavall for his enduring passion for wildcats and jungle creatures, but apparently his appreciation of animals reaches all over the kingdom. These frog toggles are just too cute to take a pass on.

Fri 10.17
Alice + Olivia Bag

Alice + Olivia Present Box Leather Shoulder Bag: Good Things Come in Wrapped Packages

What’s better than a present that is actually a present? Forget the bows, ribbons, and wrapping paper…and Scotch tape, scissors, and fumbling hands. When your bag is designed to look like a glamorous little gift box, every day will feel like Christmas or your birthday.

Fri 10.17
Christopher Kane Bag

Christopher Kane Safety Buckle Leather Tote: Playing It Safe

I will always love the use of cool hardware, especially on a super-functional tote. The “safety buckle” motif is now almost as famous as the designer himself, Christopher Kane, or at least intrinsically linked to his designs, from his wild, belted dresses from Spring ’07 to this season’s smaller, sleeker bags.

Thu 10.16
Trompe L’oeil Bags

Trompe-L’oeil Bags: Tricks Up Your Sleeve

While the adage, “things aren’t always as they seem,” may be old, it applies to some of the freshest designs out there. In English, trompe l’oeil translates to “deceives the eye,” and these designers make that deception one that you’ll welcome with a smile.

Thu 10.16
The New Hoop

The New Hoop: Cure for the Common Earring

The hoop earring is as generic as it comes – almost as common as the stud. It first appeared roughly four centuries ago in Asia, so I’d say it’s about time we give the style a new look! From prim and proper mini hoops to the shoulder-scraping, there’s been no dearth of sizes, but what about shapes and materials?

Thu 10.16
Alexander Wang x H&M

Alexander Wang x H&M: Active Imagination

Between Target and H&M collaborations, designer fashion is more accessible than ever, and those collections are just getting better all the time. If you thought Isabel Marant’s H&M tour de force was highly anticipated, then there’s not even a word to describe the mania that’s about to ensue for Alex Wang.

Thu 10.16
Kotur Clutch

Kotur Spring 2015 Collection: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

What’s at the end of the rainbow? It’s not a pot of gold. It’s something better: Kotur! Inspired by the art and design attitudes of the 1950s, Fiona Kotur looked to the Robert Indiana’s sign paintings and Memphis’ Lansky Brothers, the famed tailors who fashioned Elvis’ signature look.

Wed 10.15
Nancy Gonzalez x Neiman Marcus

Nancy Gonzalez x Neiman Marcus: You’re Invited!

The undisputed Queen of Croc, or Mama Nancy, as I call her, will be in Beverly Hills tomorrow for a special appearance at Neiman Marcus, and she’s bringing along plenty of one-of-a-kind pieces for you Cali Snobs to gawk over!

Wed 10.15
Saint Laurent Lulu Bunny Glitter-on-Leather Bag

Saint Laurent Lulu Bunny Glitter-on-Leather Bag: Party of Fun

Other than the fact you’re inevitably going to end up with traces of fuchsia glitter all over yourself, this is the best holiday bag ever. If there was ever a fun party bag made exclusively for the eternal little girl who happens to be all grown up on the outside, Saint Laurent’s Lulu bag is it. Even the name connotes youth and frivolity.