2010 June 24
WHAT: Treesje Crimson bag
WHY: Because two is always better than one, and this Crimson bag (though don't be fooled by the name: it also comes in the equally chic navy and black) does double duty with aplomb. The mini bag comes with a long shoulder strap for the busy days when you need your hands free, but remove it and you've got yourself a perfectly evening envelope-style clutch. Of course, that luxe berry leather and rounded studs are just the icing on the cake...
AVAILABLE: Intermix stores, www.intermixonline.com for locations
2010 June 23
WHAT: Gold & Wood Paris Eyewear
WHY: As the rays intensify, what better way to keep eyes protected than with a classic, well-made, and luxurious pair of sunnies? Maurice Leonard launched Gold & Wood Paris in 1995, making his luxe frames from pure wood or wood and silk (really!), and though today he's branched out into new materials, the results are no less chic.The ever-evolving line boasts pieces that range from simplistic rounded frames made from buffalo horn to bedazzled, edgy square shades.
PRICE: $400 to $1,030
AVAILABLE: www.gold-and-wood.com for store locations
2010 June 22
WHAT: Jenny Bird Empress Collar
WHY: Because everyone can use a touch of the dramatic in their wardrobe, non? Handbag designer Jenny Bird launched her jewelry collection just last year, and already her pieces are catching the attention of the major players (remember this cover of T? Yep, that's a Jenny Bird lariat). This chunky brass, horn, and leather collar, meanwhile, will garner plenty of attention for vous...
2010 June 21
WHAT: Jennifer Elizabeth Mirela earrings
WHY: Because you can never resist the mystery of vintage---with the sparkle of the brand-spanking-new. Designer Jennifer Amenta scours flea markets, antique stores, and estate sales, using everything from broken crystals from a vintage chandelier to long-forgotten pieces, and makes them new bijoux again. We're particularly taken with the Mirela earrings, delicate circles of clear and black rhinestones set into oxidized silver, for that old-world glam that satisfies today's cravings.
AVAILABLE: www.jenniferelizabeth.com, mid-July