2010 October 18
WHAT: Dareen Hakim “Le Icon” Olive Croc Clutch
WHY: We're suckers for a secret message, whether it's a hand-written note for a loved one or an inscribed watch. Beirut-born designer Dareen Hakim must share our love; her Le Icon clutches come embellished with (interchangeable!) gold plates that look decorative but in fact hide a message in Arabic. This one reads "My Love." How appropriate!
AVAILABLE: Henri Bendel
2010 October 15
WHAT: Hunter Geilo ankle boot
WHY: It's your go-to for those rainy days, but who knew practical could also be so cool? Wellies wonderbrand Hunter has a brand-new leather collection, including these très utilitarian moccasin-ish lace-ups, with just enough of a wedge to keep you on your game, fashion-wise. We wouldn't go puddle-jumping in these---but then, you already have those boots, non?
2010 October 14
WHAT: KBL Eyewear Christabell in Nude
WHY: Long gone are the days when "four-eyes" could reduce you to tears. Prescription or no---with so many eyewear options, how can you pass up a pair of frames? Our current faves are KBL's Christabell, a cat-eye in a lovely peachy shade that's just subtle enough...but still plenty chic.
AVAILABLE: Gogosha Optique, Los Angeles, 323.660.1122, in December
2010 October 13
WHAT: Mise en Scene by Ruffian for Anthropologie plaid mohair coat
WHY: Sorry, sun-worshippers: summertime is officially gone, and upcoming 50s-ish temperatures means you're going to have to ditch that cardi for something a bit more substantial. After a successful spring outing, Ruffian's Fall 2010 collection for Anthropologie is starting to trickle in---and what could be better than this cozy shawl-collared, oversize-pocketed, belted wrap coat in a perfectly fall-ready plaid?