2011 July 11
Alejandro Ingelmo Crosby Gold Wedge Bootie
WHAT: Alejandro Ingelmo Crosby Gold Wedge Bootie
WHY: Strike it rich and hit the town honey-dipped in Ingelmo’s gilden wedged platform bootie. This d'or treat is uniquely designed with a striking one-of-a kind metallic Nappa Leather, finessed with a jaunting platform wedge that will heighten all the daring style elements of an audacious fille en ville. Now go on and stop traffic!
AVAILABLE: $695, AlejandroIngelmo.com
2011 July 8
Assouline's Luxury Collection Destination Guides
WHAT: Assouline's Luxury Collection Destination Guides
WHY: Maybe summer signifies high time to rack up frequent flier miles and perfect the ever-beguiling art of packing properly. Or perhaps your travel plans exist in the cubicle confined, humidity-driven malaise of fantasyland. Either way, nab the tres chic "The Luxury Collection: Destination Guides" by Assouline. This beautifully designed set of a half-dozen slim tomes to jetsetting includes separate volumes for Greece, Spain, Italy, Argentina, India, and the United States, Our fave? Have your own Eat, Pray, Love moment with the collection's India installment. Just ask Waris Ahulwalia, who contributed to the pocket-sized font of travel savvy to the wonders of the Far East and brought out the chic likes of Natalie Vodianova and Tilda Swanson to fete the collection of petite but intel-packed guidebooks. Bon Voyage!
AVAILABLE: $140, Assouline.com
2011 July 7
Pocket Flops in Floc print
WHAT: Pocket Flops in Floc print
WHY: Your bag (more like luggage, depending on the day) already contains a Mary Poppins-worthy slew of goodies. A full arsenal of beauty products, from coiffure correctors to fragrant spritzers to multiple forms of ibuprofen, that rivals the selection at your local CVS? Check. How about a spare pair of heels, a belt to punch up a boring getup, and a scarf for chilly air conditioning overload? Oui. But what about a twee and toile-esque printed pair of flip flops for when said heels start to declare war on your pieds? Say bonjour to Pocket Flops, chic comfort in foldable form, crafted from recycled tire rubber and tucked into a cute matching satchel. No more hobbling necessary, hallelujah!
AVAILABLE: $22, PocketFlops.com
2011 July 6
Kirsten Tote With Matte Black Hardware
WHAT: Kirsten Tote With Matte Black Hardware
WHY: Never play it safe; dare to be bold, darlings. Don't leave your maison for a city jaunt without Alexander Wang's suede tote--elegantly complimented with multiple grained calf leather strappings. Available in black or khaki, "The Kirsten" will be your sleek urban alternative to bulky backpacks. Warning: With this much edge, who knows what you'll do.
AVAILABLE: $945, AlexanderWang.com/shop