I don’t know a whole lot about Anndra Neen. However, what I do know is that this designer makes some very unique statement jewelry. Founders Phoebe and Annette Stephens take their inspiration from Egyptian motifs and Bauhaus graphics. Plus each piece is handcrafted by artisans in Mexico City using metal alloys such as alpaca silver. Beautiful! Never in my wildest dreams though did I think I would see a handbag from this designer. Did I miss something somewhere? When did Anndra Neen start making them? Oh well, it is a lovely surprise nonetheless and this particular piece has really caught my eye. Introducing the Anndra Neen Mirrored Gold Streak Alpaca Metal Box Clutch!
Bloomingdale’s put together a collage featuring an assortment of the hottest trends for the spring and summer season in one lookbook guide; The Ultimate Accessory Wardrobe.
What I love about the lookbook is there’s something for everyone for whatever your fashion mood is.
* Browse through the ‘Brights’ for a selection of accessories to liven up your look with color popping hues.
* Jump into the ‘Athletic’ section if you are looking for sporty with a feminine twist.
* ‘Metallics’ aren’t just for the winter season anymore. It’s your moment to shimmer and shine with glimmering tones.
* Keep it ‘Romantic’ with sweet candy colored pastels.
* Check out the picks for the effortlessly stylish ‘Bohemian’ trend.
* Or if you’re looking for stylishly simple and classic, standout in some graphic high-contrast ‘Black and White’ print.
Seriously such a great selection in one guide. There are hundreds of items to discover! Here are a few of my top picks from the Bloomingdale’s Ultimate Accessory Lookbook.
“I was strolling down Madison Avenue, minding my own business, when this metallic pebbled leather bag started calling to me from the Tory Burch store. Guess it was meant to be,” said Oprah Winfrey.
The Holiday Porcelain Metallic Michelle Tote was chosen by Oprah as one of her favorite things to give this holiday season. Expected to be seen in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on the upcoming OWNtv special, Oprah’s Favorite Things.
I too am a pretty big fan of the Michelle tote. It’s the ultimate go-to tote. What I love most about the Michelle everyday carryall is it’s clean profile and spacious bucket size. Topping on the cake – the body of bag can easily be transformed with a few snaps into a trapezoidal shape.
Obsessed: Anya Hindmarch Marano Music Box Clutch
The clutch that plays music ~ Suuriously you guys! When I first came across this clutch and saw the name “Marano Music Box” first thought was, oh cute, a little holiday box clutch with a retro inspired windup detail.. no wow factor for me. But no, this novelty clutch actually plays music, a festive ‘Deck the Halls’ tune. Pretty cool huh?
The Anya Hindmarch Marano Music Box is from the designer’s ‘All I’ve Ever Wanted’ Fall / Winter ’12 Holiday Collection.
We all know I love eye catching and unique accessories. Anything that’s different looking and not currently a trend, I usually love. I like to be the odd one in a crowd. I’m a firm believer that everyone should be a leader instead of following the leader.
With that said, I’m absolutely in love with the ANNDRA NEEN “Mirror & Pin” Clutch. I will admit that I have never heard of ANNDRA NEEN before but the designer brand already has me as a fan. It was love at first sight with the “Mirror & Pin” Clutch and I would love to carry this baby around at night with me!
When it comes to the world’s most iconic handbags, the Mulberry Bayswater would definitely rank high on the list! The style made its debut at the start of the 21st century and it has been a favorite among bagistas ever since. With its classic shape and signature Postman’s Lock, this piece is instantly recognizable. An easy style to pull off, the Mulberry Bayswater would fit in with just about anything in your wardrobe. Plus this piece is very versatile! It looks super chic when carried in hand as a satchel, but the handles are long enough to fit over one’s shoulder.
So what do we have pictured here? It’s the Mulberry Bayswater in a color called Diamond Sparkle. Translation: An iconic handbag with a fun twist! The metallic gold textured leather really takes this style up a notch! Glamorous and fresh, yet not overly gaudy. With it’s unique texture and muted gold finish, this is one metallic that could easily be worn everyday. Use this piece to update your uptown look for spring! Pair it with some pretty pastels! Or, for a more subdued look, pair it with some season-appropriate neutrals! Either way, you will definitely have some heads turning in your direction!
Every year you can always count on the Metallic handbag trend around the Fall / Winter season. It’s one of those trends that refuses to die, it’s like stuck on a repeat schedule. Not that I’m complaining, I think it’s the perfect choice to match with a little black dress, especially around the holiday season. One that fits the bill, is the Juicy Couture Lady Lock. When it comes to Juicy Couture handbags, my opinion always falls to one side – either I like it or I don’t. And this one I definitely like (minus the chain).