2011 May 13
Thomas IV Joanie Bucket Bag
WHAT: Thomas IV Joanie Bucket Bag
WHY: If Mary Poppins ditched the petticoats, threw on some chic RTW and hit the town, she'd surely be toting her umbrella and everything but the kitchen sink in the Joanie bucket bag by Thomas IV. This roomy, cylindrical tote is designed by local fash industry multitasker Lia Cinquegrano. The associate designer at Nanette Lepore is a costume designer on the side, and recently found time - somehow! - to launch Thomas IV (pronounced "Thomas the fourth") in February. An amalgam of black and charcoal leather and cotton paneling is accented with flashes of colorful corte patterned pockets, and a long buckled strap lets you adjust your Joanie to hang snugly at your side or swing freely when you've got a lighter load. It's a wee bit of bohemia grounded in a healthy dose of dark, multitextured hues, and it's definitely on our lust list.
AVAILABLE: $495, Barneys.com
2011 May 12
Melanie Auld Designs Beth rings
WHAT: Melanie Auld Designs Beth rings
WHY: Sometimes you want your digits swathed in heavy metal, but other ensembles and occasions call for a daintier set of stonework. These Melanie Auld Designs baubles will grace your hand in fabulously faceted gems traced in beaded gold vermeil settings. Stack on a few Beth rings for a pretty dose of glimmer with a low-wattage glow quotient that's downright lovely.
AVAILABLE: $235 each, MelanieAuldDesigns.com
2011 May 11
3.1 Phillip Lim Lasercut Trainer Sneakers
WHAT: 3.1 Phillip Lim Lasercut Trainer Sneakers
WHY: Your Daily is feeling lacy this season--but so is every other chicster on the block. The solution? Phillip Lim's lasercut leather sneaks. These haute chaussures have just enough filigree to make the cut and keep your pieds cool during a heatwave. Pair with a floor-sweeping maxi for Casual Fridays or slip them on off-duty along with your trusty denim cut-offs and classic white tee. Available in dove or black.
AVAILABLE: $425, ShopBird.com
2011 May 10
Theodora & Callum Scarves
WHAT: Theodora & Callum Scarves
WHY: We're totally fixated on Theodora & Callum's technicolor tippets. They're the all-purpose accoutrement of the summer--knot it, belt it, or loop it through. Wear it as a scarf, a halter dress, a mini, or a pareo. The best part? In honor of Julia Roberts' Favorite Things, which debuted on Oprah last Friday, Theodora & Callum are tossing in a $25 gift card! Who doesn't love a freebie?
AVAILABLE: $48-298, Theodora & Callum