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!
2009 August 12
WHAT: LAI Dalia clutch
WHY: We seriously can't get enough of LAI's luxurious skins, from ostrich to lizard, crocodile, and the most sumptuous leathers. This glossy alligator skin clutch is no different, though we love the bright violet shade just as much as the exotic fabrication. It would look gorgeous jazzing up a simple LBD, but we love even more the idea of pairing it with another color--even a clashing one. You want your skins to stand out, non?