2009 May 11
WHAT: Stella McCartney's gem-embellished clutch from her Net-a-porter.com capsule collection
WHY: It's not our fault that the Stella show has become one of The Daily's favorites during Paris Fashion Week, and clearly, the retail world finds the designer equally popular. These days, the Brit It-Girl has teamed up with Net-a-porter.com to create a capsule collection full of warm-weather covetables. As always, a good clutch is hard to find, and this bauble-studded twill style manages to capture the whole spring vibe without looking excessively girly. Great with a cocktail dress, but even better with a jumpsuit.
2009 May 8
WHAT: adidas by Stella McCartney Tennis Dress
WHY: We'll admit it: we joined the tennis team back in our high school days, simply because the uniform was the cutest. One of the greatest things about tennis-playing ladies is their endless options when it comes to sportswear; even the most practical workout gear has the ability to be chic (take that, softball players!). Stella McCartney continues to work brilliantly with Adidas in bringing us some of the best on and off-court attires possible, like this lovely lace-trimmed lilac dress.
2009 May 7
WHAT: Rebecca Minkoff's Crush bag
WHY: This messenger style mini-bag thing may be a trend du jour, but we're embracing it whole-heartedly. Your back will thank you for giving it a break from those ridiculously heavy totes, you'll adore the freedom of not having anything in your hands, and oh--did we mention how adorable it is? With shiny gold hardware and a belt loop in the back for a stylish update on the decidely un-chic fanny pack, you'll never let this bag out of your sight.
2009 May 6
WHAT: Melissa Joy Manning alphabet charm necklace
WHY: We'll admit it--sometimes we're last-minute shoppers. Christmas Eve, hours before a birthday party...and we've waited again this year to do our Mother's Day shopping. You too? Great news: Melissa Joy Manning's personalized charm necklaces are not only a perfect gift for mom, but she feels your last-minute pain--which is why the designer is holding a trunk show tomorrow afternoon at Greenwich Jewelers from noon until 5 p.m., where you can choose from initials, birth stones, chains, and organic pieces to create the perfect piece.