Jennifer Lopez and Her Penchant for Leopard Print

Jan 23 2013

La Diva Jennifer Lopez is known to have a love affair with leopard print. From jackets, coats, dresses, shoes, bags, earrings and even shades, she’s always seen wearing leopard prints from head to toe while on her way to her many functions. Her own line also carries this feline print.

J. Lo was recently spotted carrying another leopard print clutch in New York as she heads to the ABC Studios for her interview in Good Morning America.

JLoJennifer Lopez arrives at the ABC Studios for ‘Good Morning America’ interview in New York – 22 Jan 2013

The paparazzi sure went crazy when they saw her! We went crazy over her look here as well. Jennifer wore a Givenchy knit sheath in purple under a fur-collared black wool coat. Here’s a shot of the star minus the coat and looking all a-glow while inside the studio as she talked about her new movie Parker, among other things:

Jennifer Interview

We love that she matched her dress with Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2011 satin peep-toe platform sandals and chose a leopard print clutch plus a pair of shades for accessories. We couldn’t tell from whom her clutch is and we even thought it was a Valentino because J. Lo has been spotted wearing this beauty before, but we’re not sure because the top part looks a bit different. In case you might now, please let us in on the deets. A closer shot might help you reveal its identity:

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A leopard print can always be worn with a solid color as this pairing immediately draws our eyes to the print. If you also love leopard but don’t have a clutch of this style yet, here are some fab finds which come in calf hair or pony hair:

D&G Clutch

 Dolce&Gabbana ‘Miss Cleo’ Wristlet, $495

Jimmy Choo ClutchJimmy Choo Leopard Print Clutch, $669.33 (was $1,029.74)

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Rachel Zoe Calf-Hair Clutch Bag, $202 (was $450)

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Ashley Greene Wears Leatherette Top & Shorts with ‘Statement’ Clutch

Jan 21 2013
Ashley GreeneAshley Green at Andrea’s Restaurant grand opening at the Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada – 16 Jan 2013

Ashley Greene was recently spotted at the grand opening of Andrea’s at the Wynn Las Vegas & Encore wearing an all-black leatherette ensemble. Her look has been getting mixed reviews as she’s always seen looking elegant and put together on the red carpet. I think this look isn’t totally bad, but not that good either. I just wish she broke the monotony with a tinge of color or chose the shorts (or the top) and matched it with something else. What are your thoughts on her outfit?

Anyway, she still looked lovely and in case you’re wondering, her leatherette peplum top and slightly distressed shorts are from Bardot. The actress also wore black pumps and carried a clutch with a witty quote from new label Comes With Baggage.

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We can’t see the front of her clutch but here is a purple version:

CWBComes With Baggage Clutch, $239

A clutch with a witty statement or a catchy phrase truly shows your less serious side. I decided to search for clutches with phrases and found the following:

Kate SpadeKate Spade New York “Is This Seat Taken?” Clutch, $78

Catch his attention with this bright pink and off-white clutch that features a message with a hashtag.

Olympia Le-TanOlympia Le-Tan Dolce Vita Clutch, $1,080

Show your love for the good life with this round clutch that also comes with a wrist strap.

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Style Tip: How to Choose a Clutch

Jan 17 2013

Clutches have now become fashion staples in many women’s wardrobes. They are not only worn for formal or evening occasions, clutches are now carried on the streets as part of everyday wear. With the many stylish options available, choosing a clutch is easy as long as you know the basics. In this post, we’re giving you some tips on how to choose a clutch which you can use depending on your need. We’ve also found some bloggers who provide inspiration on styling a clutch with various outfits.

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Here are just a few things you need to know:

1. Determine your budget. How much are you willing to spend on a clutch? Would you go for designer or retail? Prices can range from two to four digits. If you are on a tight budget, you can opt for clutches that are affordable but be sure to check the quality. Real leather is durable and crystal-inlaid clutches are luxurious but the price can be pretty steep. You can opt for leatherette or faux crystals instead.

Many shops also offer regular and seasonal sales such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on designer clutches so watch out for them.

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Designer chic. 3.1 Phillip Lim Clutch on Hallie (Hallie Daily)

SPEND (top): 3.1 Phillip Lim Black Nashiki Neoprene and Leather Clutch (currently out of stock)

SAVE (bottom): Hobo International Sadie 2 Clutch, $108

2. Know the occasion. You might be needing a clutch when an important event comes up such as a wedding, a party or any formal occasion. Sometimes, you just need a clutch for everyday wear. This leads to our third tip below.

3. Pick a style. There are many style options within reach and one thing to consider is its make. Do you want a sturdy leather clutch or a glittery minaudiere? Depending on the occasion, you may want to take note of the following:

Style: Beaded, sequined, glittery, bejeweled, studded or spiked, vintage

Material: Leather (real and faux), silk or satin, velvet, patent, mother of pearl

Size and shape: Minaudiere, envelope, hardcase, barrel, round, long, rectangular, oversized, skinny

You can also check our blog directory for a comprehensive list of styles, material and brands.

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Party-ready. Black Studded Clutch on Katelyn (The Skinny Blonde Girl)

SPEND (top): Marc by Marc Jacobs Thunderdome Studded Leather Clutch, $328

SAVE (bottom): House of Harlow 1960 Tilda Clutch, $229

4. Choose one that suits your body type. A clutch can flatter your figure and one that is the opposite shape of your body provides balance and proportion. If you’re tall and slim, a round clutch will work; for fiercely real women, a sleek envelope or a structured clutch will play up your curves nicely. For those with petite frames, you can always carry an oversized or long clutch.

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Oversized but not overwhelming. Yellow Oversized Clutch from Nanooosh

SPEND (top): Michele Chiocciolini Star Clutch, $417.9

SAVE (bottom): Nila Anthony Colorblock Clutch, $38

5. Pick a color. We all know that a pop of color can make an outfit come alive. If you’re wearing a plain or neutral color, pick a bright hued clutch. Make sure your clutch doesn’t clash with your outfit, including your shoes. If you’re already wearing a busy print, choose a clutch with a more subdued design or color.

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 Statement-making. Beaded Colorblock Clutch on Micah (Raww)

SPEND (top): Sass & Bide The Union Clutch, $290 (was $390)

SAVE (bottom): Santi Beaded Box Clutch, $196

Ultimately, your personal style and preference is key to choosing the clutch you want. For tips on how to carry a clutch, check out our previous style guide here. We hope you’ll be able to find your dream clutch with this basic guide. Happy clutch-searching!

Red Carpet Roundup: Unique Clutches at the 2013 Golden Globes

Jan 16 2013

We’ve seen a myriad of clutches in various shapes, sizes and styles at the recently concluded 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. But what caught our fancy were the uniquely designed clutches held by various stars. Some may be iconic styles while a few are refreshingly different which added interest on the red carpet especially in an event of this caliber.

Here’s a quick roundup of the eye-catching clutches we found on the red (and black) carpet:

Jessica Alba

In fine feather. Aside from the stunning 5.8 million Harry Winston diamond necklace Jessica Alba wore, the style-savvy actress wowed us with her statement-making feathery orange Roger Vivier Poodle clutch. Her strapless melon silk faille trumpet gown from Oscar de la Renta’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection hugged her curves and made her stand out from a sea of white and black gowns.

Nicole Richie

Fringe benefits. Socialite-fashion designer Nicole Richie made a stunning appearance at the red carpet wearing a blue Naeem Khan gown paired with Brian Atwood shoes. Her gunmetal fringed House of Harlow 1960 Jude Snake clutch added a touch of whimsy to her elegant sequined gown. Grab it at Singer22 for $275.

Jodie Foster

Shell shock. Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement awardee Jodie Foster not only delivered a stirring speech as she accepted her award, she also delivered on the red carpet with her heavily beaded Armani Prive dress which she paired with a shell-shaped Judith Leiber Concha Large Ribbed Half-Oval Minaudiere. This clutch can be purchased at Neiman Marcus and retails for $2,695.

Alyssa Milano

Clutch purr-fection. Not a fan of Alyssa Milano‘s mustard yellow Ports 1961 gown but her catty black leather Thalé Blanc Adrianne clutch caught our eye. It features a gold cheetah accent and topaz Swarovski crystals. We’d like to get our claws, er, hands on this beauty. It’s available at the Thalé Blanc site for $1,815.

Hayden Panettiere

In the pink. Hayden Panettiere makes it on our unique clutch list with her bright pink Kotur Espey Minaudiere with snakeskin print. The Nashville star’s hard box clutched matched her baby pink Roberto Cavalli mermaid gown which fit her rather nicely. Grab it now at Neiman Marcus for $560.

Helen and Helena

A tale of two Helens. Mrs. Malfoy of Harry Potter fame Helen McCrory (seen with husband and Best Actor winner for Homeland Damien Lewis) loves her Lulu Guiness Lips clutch in silver. Fellow British actress Helena Bonham Carter was also spotted with a red perspex version of the whimsical clutch. Check out the Glittery Lips Perspex Clutch and Red Perspex Lips Clutch at LUISAVIAROMA which retail at $403 each.

Which clutch do you find the most unique? If we missed any remarkable clutches from the Golden Globes, please share it with us!

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