Studs and spikes are here to stay for Fall/Winter 2012. They made a small splash in the last couple years but it seems like everyone is going stud crazy for Fall 2012. You’ll see them in all different shapes and sizes: From cones, to spikes, to flat head and pyramids. They will come in all different colors: Black, gunmetal, white, silver, gold and rose gold. However, the gold studs tend to be the better seller at retail (I think rose gold will be the big metal for Spring 2013). Gold shaded studs have a more luxury feel, while the silver shades have a junior connotation.
I like what I saw in Burberry’s FW12 ready to wear, subtle touches of studs on leather accessories.
I’m doubly excited as I get to pull forward some of
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Typically sought after as autumn and winter treatment, exotic snake details exude luxury and richness. I see snake like I see leopard, never just a trend but a constant in fashion for anytime of the year. This Summer 2012 exotic snakes take center stage as we see it in bright and pastel hues and multi-colored treatments in fashion across the board.
This gorgeous multi colored snake clutch by designer Mel Boteri reminds me of the ocean. $525, www.boticca.com
A hit from the designer’s SS12 collection, Roberto Cavalli’s snake-print silk-satin gown is set with pretty floral-print silk-chiffon pleats and striking black lace inserts. $11710, www.net-a-porter.com
These Jerome C. Rousseau snake-embossed leather pumps feature an open toe and colorblock details. $695, www.shopbop.com
Now this is truly a myriad of colors, a bold statement cuff by Aspinal. $119, www.aspinaloflondon.com
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Most times when you think of a clutch you think of those small wee ones ladies carry to formal events. For Spring/ Summer 2012 the clutches being sent down the runway are large enough to hold all necessary stuff a woman needs daily. From leather to synthetic, plain and structured to ornamented and slouchy, clutches come both in neutral colors and in brighter hues. Here’s some inspiration for you to drool over:
If you can’t decide on color Phillip Lim’s duo-color clutch does the trick. Lemon yellow on one side and summer white on the flip side. $400, www.ssense.com
One feature I really like on a clutch is a removable strap, like this one by House of Harlow 1960. I’m digging the geometric shapes and the periwinkle color on the clutch as well. $225, www.houseofharlow1960.com
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When traveling do you just grab all your jewelry, toss them in a pouch of some sort and hope for the best? This is not the way you should be traveling. I have spent too many nights and frustrating mornings trying to untangle my necklaces and I had to find a better way of transporting my jewelry.
The gorjana “Thompson Jewelry Wallet” is the essential travel buddy for toting your jewelry around and it will help you organize and protect your favorite jewelry. The wallet features a ring bar, two zippered pockets for earrings or bracelets, and six divided necklace tabs.
This little handy little jewelry wallet is going to be your best travel companion. Get yours at www.lynnsteven.com, $98.
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I became a happy new owner of a Mac Book over the holidays! I have not let it out of my sight since and it’s important to me to make sure my new toy is protected. I don’t want anything colorful, nor do I like sleeves with graphic prints on them and no, I don’t like patchwork either. I like simple and prefer a material that is sturdy, wears nicely and easy to clean.
I couldn’t find anything in the stores so I decided to hit www.etsy.com to see if I could find my new MacBook sleeve. I was very pleased to find a handful to choose from and I have narrowed it down to the following. Perhaps you guys can help me out?
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