2009 July 21
WHAT: Louis Mariette's Ceasar Leaf headband
WHY: It's lamentable that the era of chronic hat-wearing has gone the way of the cigarette holder. But a crop of talented accessory designers are offering up headbands that pack the same amount of punch. Louis Mariette's gilded style, made of overlapping leaves, nods to the splendors of ancient Greece--perfect for goddesses of today and yesterday.
2009 July 20
WHAT: Katherine Fleming Jane python clutch
WHY: Opening Ceremony's Tokyo outpost carries two handbag lines only: Alexander Wang--whom you already know--and Katherine Fleming--whom you definitely should know. We're currently dreaming of her chic acid-yellow Jane clutch in deliciously luxe python, which will look just as good punching up a neutral cocktail dress as it will adding another bright burst to a colorful frock. Remember her name...
2009 July 17
WHAT: Bea Valdes Fleur du Mal's satin and pearl necklace
WHY: We've only recently discovered Bea Valdes' stunning handmade pieces, and we're not sure how we lived without them so long. The Philippines-based designer's jewel-encrusted baubles are each unique and equally swoon-worthy, but we're finding this satin and pearl necklace particularly covetable thanks to the intricate ruffles and folds in a deep, Tahitian blue. Need we say more?
2009 July 16
WHAT: Mannin's cameo necklace
WHY: We've recently discovered this stunning jewelry line, and we're hooked. Using materials like recycled gold, antiques, and curated estate pieces, designer Suzanne Donegan creates instant collectors' items, like this cameo necklace--all while keeping to her sustainable, eco-friendly standard. This necklace is lovely and oh-so-romantic--but Mannin's classic gold collection is completely glam and just as tempting. What's a girl to do?