Alexander McQueen never seems to fail when it comes to unusual designs. I saw this clutch and instantly thought of my childhood. Why? Oddly enough, it is because I had a lot of fish for pets when I was a kid. There were goldfish, platies, swordtails, and guppies. Yep, I had them all… but maybe not all at once. Then there were the bettas, or Siamese fighting fish! I remember picking my first one out. He was bright blue with a very large tail. He had his own little “betta bowl”, which wasn’t very big. I remember my brother getting a kick out of holding a mirror up to him so he would flare his gill covers at his reflection . Unfortunately, I also remember losing quite a few over the years because they would hop out of the bowl and land on the floor while no one was home. Oh well, they were still very pretty and I always enjoyed having them when I was a kid.
So, of course, when I saw the Alexander McQueen Fish Knuckle Box Clutch, I had to go in for a closer look. This smooth black satin clutch looks very regal with its gold tone hardware. The betta fish adornment is huge and could easily double as a piece of jewelry. The detail is absolutely exquisite, with all of the grooves in his fins visible. His body is also features clear crystals, which mimic the appearance of scales. This gorgeous piece would make a huge statement all by itself. Simply showcase it against your favorite little black dress for an elegant look.
Retails for $3195. Shop Alexander McQueen at Neiman Marcus!