Flask or bag? Sometimes hard-shelled minaudières of the swingy, fun, freewheeling variety beg the question, and in the case of Roberto Cavalli’s little number, I’m inclined to not even care. It oozes the essence of what a true accessory is and should be: something that looks great at your side, no matter what purpose it actually serves.
The flowers in our gardens may be withering this time of year, but they’re in full bloom on bags! We saw florals all over the Spring 2014 runways, so the time to stock up is now. Save the over-the-top appliqués and embroidery for later, though – the best flowers this season are in print. From abstract watercolors to Baroque blossoms, here are the ones I’m looking to pick for fall….