2009 August 18
WHAT: Pierre Hardy paillette t-strap
WHY: Our love for shoe guru Pierre Hardy is unmatched, whether it's his elaborate architectural creations or his collaboration with Gap. This paillette-spangled t-strap gets our hearts all a-flutter all over again. The colorful, oversized sequins! The gold and silver heel! If ever there was a true party shoe, this is it.
2009 August 17
WHAT: Sonia Rykiel's studded flap handbag
WHY: We've already started mentally planning our Fashion Week wardrobes. Yes, we'll need a pair killer shoes that won't kill our feet as we're traipsing through the Tents, and a perfectly light trench to protect us from the inevitable September showers. As for the bag? Well, it must be big enough to stash stacks of show invites, small enough to stave off back pain, and (of course!) seriously chic--but original enough so it's not as ubiquitous in the front row as Suzy Menkes. Here, we think we've found a perfect candidate...
2009 August 14
WHAT: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato-effect silver ring
WHY: Who says you need a real rock? We know you love your precious stones, but there's something cheeky and yet so sophisticated about Bottega's all-silver take on the giant cocktail gem. Finished off with the brand's signature intrecciato-weave detail, this may be a phony gem, but it's certainly no fake.
2009 August 13
WHAT: Loeffler Randall Ramona snap pump
WHY: We can't help it. Loeffler Randall's new website may have just launched on Tuesday, but already we're addicted to browsing the brand's chic selection of shoes and ready-to-wear. This Ramona pump is sure to be your latest love, too: a snake-embossed finish, chaming gold snaps, and three straps that are more sexy than schoolgirl equals one seriously gorgeous shoe. A bonus (as though you need one!): these beauties will look equally gorgeous paired with opaque gray tights, so go ahead and sport them season to season!