I like fashion that is odd, eye catching and definitely unique. When it comes to fashion I’m usually against trends and I tend to do the opposite of what everyone else is doing. My fashion style isn’t out there like Lady Gaga but I like to be different. I love fun accessories that catch everyone’s eye when you walk into a room. Let’s face it, a crazy looking accessory might just be a conversation starter for you.
The most unique accessory I’ve seen in quite sometime, would have to be the Kate Spade Wordsmith Dictionary Clutch. I remember when I was in grade school, every year before the new school year started we had supply lists that were given to us. Ever single supply list, year after year, would have some sort of dictionary we had to buy. It kind of makes me chuckle to think, people actually used dictionaries back then that were like a soft cover book. Nowadays, I’m sure every child uses a computer, iPad or iPhone to look up a word if they need to.
Louis Vuitton has faced off once again with the Contemporary Arts! The French luxury brand has collaborated with the Princess of Polka Dots, Ms. Yayoi Kusama, and has brought to us one of the most interesting collections yet. Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusama sees her life as “a dot lost among millions of other dots”. “Without beginning, end or center”, Kusama presents her designs as repetitious, infinite, and with much energetic vibe. Her signature pattern of spots on a solid background has captured the mind of Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, bringing their exciting affiliation to the world of fashion. Their vision is presented among some of Vuitton’s most classic collections.
To celebrate Louis Vuitton‘s 100th anniversary of the monogram canvas in 1996, Louis Vuitton selected a handful of designers to create their own signature piece. One of the designers asked was Spanish shoe designer Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik Rodríguez.
His creation, an oval shoe trunk (obviously right?)
20 years ago legendary designer Christian Louboutin opened his first boutique on 19 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris.
In celebration of the designer’s 20th anniversary, he has created a special Capsule Collection. One of the pieces dressed up for the celebratory collection is the Artemis.
The Limited Edition ‘Artemis Paris’ features a ruffled satin appliqué and handcrafted multicolored crystal-covered sculptural model of Paris, City of Lights. The Artemis collection is well-known for it’s head-turning spectacular decorative shoulder pad, but this one tops them all. I love the detailing!
Les Petits Joueurs (The Little Players) by Mariasole Cecchi, a 23 year-old accessories designer from Florence, Italy is a bag designer that I recently discovered while browsing LuisaViaRoma. What caught my attention at first glance were the 80′s inspired designs of the Colorblock and Piano clutch, but then on further examination I saw that the design of these bags are actually made with real legos. Pretty unique huh? I’ve never seen anything like it.
Gilt Noir members, have you visited GG today? There’s an exclusive Second Chance Vintage sale, featuring gorgeous Hermes and Chanel bags, happening now over at Gilt Groupe in the exclusive Noir section of the site!
Here are a couple of my favorites:
HERMES 40cm H.A.C. Birkin.
I have such a sweet tooth for Judith Leiber’s cupcake minaudiere clutch, but there is just no way that I would ever fork over $4,295 for a clutch, that adorable as it may be, I just know that I would never wear it.
Then I discovered the keyfob minature cupcake version! Adorable. The only thing that I worry about with any crystal-paved accessory is the wear. Especially if we’re talking about a keyfob, an accessory that will most likely, on numerous occasions, be shuffled around in your bag, dropped on the ground or even tossed on the counter. I would just be worried that after a couple months or so the crystals would pop off. Although I’m sure if I had this in my collection, it would be designated for special occasions only.
There is a handful of Alexander McQueen fans over in the Handbag Forum, me being one of them! What it is about the Alexander McQueen signature skull print that I adore so much, I could not tell you. My collection of skull print scarves are such a staple – If ever in a rush and can’t find anything to wear, match it with the most casual dressed-down look, like a simple pair of jeans and white tank for insta-fab! So yes, I love my Alexander McQueen scarves. Which is why when I received word from Net-a-Porter about their new Exclusive Laptop Case by Alexander McQueen, I nearly fell out of my seat!