New Year, New Bag: Celebrate 2013 with Snakeskin Clutches!

Dec 30 2012

Just a few more winks ’til we welcome the new year! Do you already have a dress to wear and with shoes to match? We’re sure you do! How about a clutch to go with it? If you haven’t found one, you can check out our previous posts on emerald clutches and party-perfect clutches.

If you’re still undecided or if any of our clutch suggestions don’t actually go with your outfit, we have just a few more options for you: snakeskin clutches! We’ve heard that 2013 is the Year of the Water Snake and what perfect way to accessorize than with a snakeskin clutch. Although the Lunar Year officially starts on February 10, you can already grab a snakeskin clutch in time for your New Year’s Eve revelry next week.

Snakeskin has an exotic yet elegant look that can instantly add drama to your ensemble. Have a look at our picks in snake-embossed and snakeskin leather to give you options to save or splurge:

Splurge on Snakeskin Leather

Rocio 2Rocio Sheva Grey Snake Clutch, $1,000

Maison du PoshMaison du Posh Black Python Mini Clutch, $1,117.20 (was $1,596)

Rocio FRocio Fiorentina Purple Snake Wrap Clutch, $1,042

Save on Snake-Embossed Leather

Michael Kors

Michael Kors Berkley Python-Embossed Leather Clutch, $198

Francesco Biasia

Francesco Biasia Karlie Rectangular Embossed Leather Clutch, $203

MK 2-horz

Michael Kors Antonia Embossed Python Clutch, $238

Best of both worlds: Snakeskin at a steal!

GhibliGhibli Python Tassle Clutch, $398

Elie Tahari

Elie Tahari Emory – Glazed Python Shoulder Bag, $149 (was $298)

All these clutch bags are available at Forzieri, so head on to the site to check on more snakeskin finds. Happy New Year!

Fergie’s Paint-Splattered Clutch

Dec 29 2012

Pop diva Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel were recently spotted running errands as they emerged from a kitchen appliances store in West Hollywood.

Fergie and JoshFergie and Josh Duhamel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California — 22 Dec 2012

I’m not loving Fergie’s look here — the singer wore a black trench coat over an orange blouse which she paired with floral print leggings and her own Fergie Benny silver metallic flats. I couldn’t ID her clutch but it seemed interesting though with its abstract paint print which is nice in an artsy kind of way. Here’s the clutch in detail, including the front and back print:

Fergie Clutch

If you know where this clutch can be purchased, please drop us a line! On a fun note, this clutch kinda reminds me of upcoming TV series The Carrie Diaries. I was able to catch a promotional trailer of the Sex & The City prequel where a teenage Carrie Bradshaw is seen personalizing her handbag with nail polish (now referred to as The Carrie Bag). You can mark your calendars for the U.S. premiere on January 14!

Inspired by these bags, I decided to look for clutches with splatter paint prints and abstract art and found the following:

Foley+Corinna

FOLEY + CORINNA Splatter Fold Over Clutch in Black, $245 (was $350)

This fold-over clutch features paint splatters on the body and is also available in white.

AnuschkaAnuschka 1042-AC, $100

The abstract print of this signature hand painted leather clutch lends a boho feel.

Jackie L

Abstract Art Clutch Purses, $65 each

These two Etsy finds are designed and hand painted by artist Jackie Ludtke.

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Chic and Innovative Clutches for your Tech Gadgets

Dec 21 2012

Are you someone who multitasks to meet multiple deadlines while on the move? Or do you just love bringing your gadgets to check on latest updates from friends on social media? Techie or not, gadget clutches are vital in today’s modern and mobile world. Gone are the days when clutches were used simply to keep essentials such as keys, lipstick and a tiny phone.

Many fashion powerhouses like Fendi, Burberry Prorsum and Tom Ford have already debuted gadget-friendly clutches and the trend is continuing to grow with the emergence (and constant version updates) of tablets, laptops and other hardware. We’re seeing tablets going smaller and notebooks getting thinner, so brands always have to keep up with changes in technology.

Gadget clutches don’t have to be boring and basic. Right now, there is a gamut of stylish clutches you can find almost everywhere. However, it may be wise to spend on a finely made clutch that will last as long as your gadget and provide protection, too. We’ve rounded up some that may catch your fancy and, most importantly, match your budget:

Rebecca Minkoff

Geek chic. Rebecca Minkoff iPad Case, $195

McQGrab and go. McQ Alexander McQueen Black Quilted Laptop Clutch, $132

Kate SpadeBold and bright. Kate Spade New York Brightspot Avenue Bryce, $139.99 (was $198)

MissoniPretty nerdy. Bric’s U.S.A. Missoni for BRIC’S – Laptop Sleeve, $120

Lauren

iRead. LAUREN Ralph Lauren Newbury 6″ E-Reader Case, $54.99 (was $68)

Marc TabletFashionably smart. Marc by Marc Jacobs Logo Cartridge Tablet Book, $98

Another Clutch Sighting at the VH1 Divas 2012: Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s Exquisite Purse

Dec 19 2012

Yesterday, we featured Kat Graham’s candy-inspired clutch at the VH1 Divas 2012 purple carpet event. There’s actually another clutch purse we’d like to feast our eyes on as worn by actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

JennaJenna Dewan Tatum arrives at the VH1 Divas 2012 held at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California – 16 Dec 2012

Before we show you the clutch in detail, we just want to say that the soon-to-be-mom looked absolutely divine in her beaded baby blue empire waist gown. Channing Tatum’s better half showed early signs of pregnancy and her dress made her glow even more. Let’s now talk about her clutch as seen below:

Jenna-Clutch

This elegant Swarovski crystal clutch is an Oroton creation. The brand is based in Sydney, Australia and is a renowned luxury line offering evening bags and purses to its discerning clientele. Have a look at the clutch in full shots:

Opera

Opera 2

Opera Crystals Mini Hobo Clutch, US$1,349

Dazzling, isn’t it? This clutch is perfect for more formal occasions, a dinner date perhaps or even for the holidays. The price may be a bit steep because of its Swarovski-encrusted mesh and it’s in fact a limited edition with only 100 pieces produced. You can still own a purse like this that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Take a pick from these crystal-studded clutches which we found at different price points:

Whiting & DavisWhiting & Davis Crystal Chevron Flap Clutch, $250

Judithe LeiberOverture Judith Leiber Kayla Mini Clutch, $295

DVFDiane von Furstenberg Tonda Crystal-Embellished Satin and Leather Clutch, $395

W&DWhiting & Davis ‘Crystal’ Mesh Clutch, $148

La Regale

La Regale Rhinestone Clutch, $198

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