Long ago, the pedestrian stud pierced its way into fashion vernacular, dotting everything from leather jackets to heels with a steely gleam. Now the hardware gets the understated treatment thanks to Canadian brand Ela. The studs on this oversize clutch are actually reverse-embossed (and filled with silicone!), for a heavy-metal feel without any of the hard edges — or punk pretenses. Large M.I.L.C.K. clutch, $498 by special order at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, or Elabyela.com.
Now that you’re equipped with the most fashionable bathing suits and strut-worthy sandals, the only logical step is to add a stylish carry-all to your beach gear arsenal. From raffia to nylon to canvas, these are the eight beach bags that can hold their own against the most stylish of swimwear.
‘Hood: Lower Merion
Day Job: Interior designer
Where We Found Her: On her way back from a luncheon birthday party for a friend at Estia. “This day was so divine that I had to come to Rittenhouse. I use to live at the Dorchester and I just wanted to be in this glorious sunshine. You can’t help but fall in love with Philadelphia on a day like today. Everyone just seems so happy. ”
What She’s Wearing: Ellen Tracy shoes; shirt and pants from Julie’s Bottega in Bala Cynwyd; Hermes bracelets and necklace; purse bought while she was traveling in Shanghai; hair cut by Sharon at Millennium Hair & Day Spa in Wynnewood.
- We’re so close to Friday, guys. That means only one more day of lugging all your stuff back and forth on your commute. While piling all your stuff into a fancy bag might look nice, it’s not always practical. Here are 10 cool canvas totes under $50 that can take all the daily abuse your commute has to offer. [Refinery29]
- Here are some more details about that ‘naked’ dress Rihanna wore to the CFDA awards, including this gem: “[It was] held together by ‘fishnet and crystals and a couple of fingers crossed.'” [Washington Post]
- New Balance is suing Karl Lagerfeld for ripping off the design of its trademark sneakers. See a side-by-side comparison here. [TMZ]
Sure, it’s kooky. And for over four grand, most people would probably opt for more classic, Birkin-esque styles. But Fendi’s fall 2013 collection is at the top of my lust list, especially this hilarious holdall (or hold-some). It’s like investing in a pet, only this one doesn’t need house-training, vet visits or pet food—and it’s way more fun to take out for walks.