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Milli Millu Helsinki Bag

Milli Millu Helsinki Bag: Pony Up

I’m so in love! Navy pony hair layered over blocks of gray and white isn’t just unexpected, it’s striking and deeply chic. We see more than our fair share of pony on a regular basis, so I’ve got to hand it to Milli Millu for coming up with such a unique incarnation. Navy blue looks as glossy as satin and exotic as anything I’ve seen.


The Row Ostrich and Alpaca-Fur Wrap Clutch: Are You Fur Real?

I love The Row, but I’m sorry: this clutch is ridiculous. While it’s not hard to embrace the bohemian tassel-accented hobos and fringe-trimmed clutches of their current Spring ’14 collection, this time, they’ve taken their embellishments too far.


Tory Burch Fall 2014 Collection: Armored and Ready

In the tenth year of her namesake brand, the always-wearable and ever-relatable Tory Burch gives us another collection of staples. She’s also achieved a slice of global domination, what with over a 100 boutiques and an instantly recognizable logo. Luckily, the trademark was nowhere to be found on this runway.

Elizabeth and James Abstract Animal-Print Calf-Hair Shopper

Elizabeth and James Abstract Animal-Print Calf-Hair Shopper: Smart Shopper

Every year when fall rolls around, pony-hair is a seasonal must, no questions asked. Nothing will get you in the mode to enjoy the rest of October and ease right into winter like natural texture that’s lush yet subdued.


Dareen Hakim Le Louvre Clutch: Night at the Museum

Season after season, Dareen Hakim continues to delight with totally unique designs. Globetrotting Dareen, who grew up in Beirut and now divides her time between California and New York, is clearly inspired by her travels. Her latest clutch design is called Le Louvre, but if it doesn’t bring to mind Mona Lisa’s coy smile, à la da Vinci’s famed painting, or the feminine curves of the Venus de Milo statue, don’t be confused.


Michael Kors Fall 2013 Collection: Only the Strong Survive

Electrifying colors shocked and awed my senses in Michael Kors’ undeniably urban Fall collection. Black (the city girl’s perennially chic uniform) and blue were the main players here with dashes of yellow and orange to excite. They weren’t exactly neon – more saturated and substantial. Playing off this vibrancy were techno details in the leathers, … Continue reading “Michael Kors Fall 2013 Collection: Only the Strong Survive”