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Adriana Castro

Top Entry-Level Exotic Bags: Beauty is Skin Deep

If you know anything about me, it’s that I love a good exotic bag. But I understand the hesitation, as well as the primal fear that can come with the prospect of the purchase…


Adriana Castro Alys Tote: I’m All In

This new style from Adriana Castro is your new best all-day tote, one that will go to work, then travel and even play with you. Clean yet luxuriant, the Alys showcases a subtle design, and that’s what I love about it.

Adriana Castro Mini Carriel

Adriana Castro Mini Carriel: Blue Ribbon Winner

Although color blocking is still a big thing, it’s all about texture blocking now. Adriana Castro infuses both of these concepts in this exciting daily bag of electric blue python with a natural lizard flap and pebbled leather trim. It takes an adept eye to combine so many elements into one tiny bag and keep it looking cheery and bright, instead of cluttered and bogged down.

Top 5 Camo Pieces for Fall

Top 5 Camo Pieces for Fall: Stand Out as You Blend In

I’ve fallen hard for fatigues this season. I’m getting everything in the print (of course, wearing it all together would be a serious no-no). Believe it or not, camo is incredibly versatile. I mean, it was designed to blend in! Wallflowers need not apply, though. Camo must be executed the right way and that requires confidence and style.

Adriana Castro Jackie Satchel

Adriana Castro Jackie Satchel: Fatal Attraction

Every piece in Adriana Castro’s Spring 2013 collection is impressive, but Jackie has caught my eye and won’t stop flirting with me. First of all, there’s the gorgeous shape – a classic top handle with a twist. The zipper goes from the base of one side all the way over to the other, granting you … Continue reading “Adriana Castro Jackie Satchel: Fatal Attraction”


Top 5 Purple Powerhouses: No Shrinking Violet

In case you haven’t heard, what with all the recent buzz around ebony and oxblood, purple is huge this season. And shockingly versatile. Not only is it the color of royalty (and the inimitable Prince), it’s one of the snobbiest shades of Fall ’12. Whether you go big and bright or settle on a subtler … Continue reading “Top 5 Purple Powerhouses: No Shrinking Violet”