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Wednesday

21

October 2009

Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Clutch

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Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Clutch

So it’s no secret that we’re in, what, the sixth or seventh season of Alexander McQueen’s skull-muse designs.

First came the skull print scarf, then the skull print pumps, now the skull clasp clutch.

Alexander McQueen’s knuckle duster clutch is cheeky-chic. I love the pearlized effect of the petrol-coated hard box, the sweet size (6x4x2), and the Swarovski embellished knuckle duster skull clasp. It’s disturbingly appealing, the perfect size for your evening essentials, –

Like for trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Alexander McQueen knuckle duster clutch, $1595, Net-A-Porter

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Thursday

8

October 2009

Lanvin Happy Sac Partage Shoulder Bag

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Lanvin shoulder bag

I’m most definitely a classic girl at heart, and probably in my closet I can count at least 3 chain-link, quilted shoulder bags.  There’s just that je ne sais quoi about a quilted bag with a chain-link handle that gets me every time.

Lanvin’s happy sac partage shoulder bag is beautiful, and what makes it stand out from other quilted bags is the rich velvet it’s made of. The hue is so deep it’s more midnight than marine. It’s complemented by a black ribbon handle interwoven with a gold-tone chain.

Check the signature Lanvin coin charm, the turn-lock fastening, and the hidden internal pockets. Paired with a timeless shift and sky-high heels? The perfect silhouette.

Lanvin happy sac partage shoulder bag, $1500, Net-A-Porter

 

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Friday

2

October 2009

Coach Poppy Crossbody Purse

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Coach Poppy Collection Feather Crossbody Bag

Typically I purchase one statement handbag per season – OK, two actually. One for day, one for night.

And I’m pretty sure I’ve found my next favorite accessory for evening.

From Coach’s Poppy collection, I’m absolutely loving this feather crossbody bag that doubles as a clutch.

This bag is fabulously feathered. Check the signature Coach turnkey, the frame closure, the removable ball-chain shoulder strap. Classic. And the color! Available in both purple and turquoise blue, this bag would brighten up any LBD.

Coach Poppy Feather Crossbody Bag, $298, Nordstrom

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Friday

10

April 2009

Burberry London Manor Bag

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Burberry London bag

Spring/Summer 07-ready white leather tote with quilted details, silver hardware, and classic shape — Burberry London delivers sheer sophistication in true Brit fashion.

Celebutantes everywhere — Mischa-Nicole-Lindsay-Barton-Richie-Lohan — are helping to popularize the tote for this season. But if they weren’t, would I still fall in love with the clean lines and classic rectangular shape?

Tote-ally, I would.

Buy this tote today for $1,680.00 at Net-A-Porter.com.

 

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Tuesday

25

November 2008

Anya Hindmarch Bag

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Anya Hindmarch bag

Can we just talk for a second about how much I adore Anya Hindmarch? The Brit designs with the vintage-styled vixen in mind. I wouldn’t go so far as naming my first-born after her, but really. Said designer is AH-mazing. For realS.

Check her Perry bag: All pretty patchwork in neutral cream and brown, geometrically balanced with fabulous black ponyskin panels… *sighs* And if the patchwork isn’t enough to make you pull out your wallet, look at the shape! It doesn’t get much more classic than a bucket bag.

The handle has a comfortable and convenient 4-inch drop, set off by beautiful gold hardware and some super magnetic fastenings. You can even see the details in the front clasp closure. Inside the Perry bag is a back-zip pocket, spots for mobile devices, keys, and writing utensils. The bag is lined with Hindmarch’s trademark print cloth.

And while it’s priced higher than Anya Hindmarch’s collection for Target, I’d say a grand for an investment bag is a fair price.

Anya Hindmarch Perry patchwork bag, $1250, Net-A-Porter.com

 

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Wednesday

14

May 2008

Cole Haan Elena Croc

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Cole Haan wallet

Carrying a heavy tote in summer is hot.

And by hot I mean sweaty, uncomfortable, and not desirable.

I’d much more handle a small clutch that can carry my essentials. That’s why this Cole Haan croc-print wallet is so appealing.

Available in cherry or chocolate, this genuine croc-embossed leather wallet features gold-tone hardware, canvas lining, and tonal topstitching.

Cole Haan Elena croc-print wallet, $195 $137, NeimanMarcus.com

 

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Tuesday

29

April 2008

Carlos Falchi Oversized Crocodile Clutch

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Croc Skin Clutch

In a gorgeous black matte finish, I couldn’t help but love this chic caiman fuscus crocodile clutch. More deep grey than black, the texture of this bag is unbelievable. Crocodile skin is known for being smooth, and the caiman fuscus variety is no exception.

This Carlos Falchi clutch features a detachable shoulder strap (not shown), suede lining, and a spacious interior compartment.

What a perfect piece to transition your outfit from day to night!

Carlos Falchi oversized crocodile clutch, $1995, NeimanMarcus.com

 

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Thursday

17

April 2008

Anya Hindmarch Metallic Hobo

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Anya Hindmarch metallic bag

Metallics have never appealed to me –

Until now.

Love, love, LOVE! this Anya Hindmarch crackled mirror satchel.

The double front pockets make a modern, structured style statement, as do the sleek silver closures and crackled leather.

While I wouldn’t shoulder it as an everyday tote, I’d certainly wear it to add some sparkle to my summer wardrobe.

What about you?

Anya Hindmarch crackled mirror satchel, $1100, Vivre.com

 

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Monday

31

March 2008

Charlie Lapson Handbags

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Charlie Lapson handbag

Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, and Jessica Alba are just a few of the celebrities styling Charlie Lapson handbags, and it’s easy to see why.

My latest obsession, Charlie Lapson handbags are quality leather creations derived from skins like croc and calf. Each bag is uniquely designed to suit every kind of woman. From sporty satchels to business bags, these carry-alls are completely chic.

While I found one of his bags on ShopNBC for under 70 dollars, most Charlie Lapson bags start at 100 dollars.

To view his entire collection of handbags and accessories, visit CharlieLapson.com

To shop online, visit ShopNBC.com

 

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Friday

21

March 2008

Anya Hindmarch Hobo Bag

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Anya Hindmarch hobo

No wonder Anya Hindmarch has been honoured for the past two years as Accessory Designer of the Year at the Glamour Awards: She’s got such a unique design sense! I’ve yet to meet someone who wouldn’t carry her namesake designs.

I’m loving her series of mirrored shoulderbags for this season, especially this smooth calf leather boho-esque creation. Designed in a cool grey tone — such a versatile shade for this summer! — this bag is the epitome of sleek. My favourite detail is the mirrored leather bottom, which gives the bag serious metallic merit.

I’d even carry this bag while wearing yellow or rose gold jewelry — the contrast in metals would be fantastic.

Anya Hindmarch leather mirror shoulderbag, $1195, Vivre.com

 

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