Kat Graham’s Metallic Pink Arm Candy

Dec 18 2012

While The Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham looked sultry in her white Alpana and Neeraj sheer bodice gown in the recent VH1 Divas 2012 concert, the actress seemed like she has a sweet tooth.

Kat GrahamVH1 Divas 2012 held at The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California – 16 Dec 2012

This we can assume because her clutch of choice was the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Candy Wrapper Clutch.

Kat Graham Clutch

Not only is the clutch cool, it’s also ginormous! We all know that a pop of color can make an outfit stand out, but a clutch of this proportion, quirkiness, sheen and color is truly one statement piece.

Unfortunately, this cute oversized clutch by Maison Martin Margiela has long been sold out on the H&M online shop. It’s even reported to be one of the first items sold out within minutes of the MMM for H&M launch last November. Here’s the clutch in detail:

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Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Candy Wrapper Clutch, (currently out of stock)

The clutch is also available in red, green, silver and gold metallic patent leather and features a barcode plus the weight of the bag embossed on its front.

Other celebrities have been spotted with the Candy Wrapper Clutch such as Rita Ora, Mena Suvari and Pixie Geldof.

PixiePixie Geldof The MTV EMA’s 2012 held at Festhalle – Arrivals Frankfurt, Germany – 11.11.12

I hope the Candy Wrapper Clutch will be available again soon. Will you get your hands on this sweet clutch then? Willy Wonka would approve.

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Megan Fox: Foxy in a Roland Mouret Dress with a Bottega Veneta Clutch

Dec 17 2012
Megan Fox“This Is 40” Los Angeles Premiere, Grauman Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California – 12 Dec 2012

New mom Megan Fox flaunted her post-baby weight bod during the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie This is 40 held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California recently. The actress looked so hot we couldn’t believe she just gave birth around three months ago.

Following a strict exercise regimen, Megan successfully shed off her extra pounds — enough to make her sizzle in a dark red Roland Mouret dress which she paired with Christian Louboutin Pigalle spiked heels and a Bottega Veneta clutch.

Megan Fox Clutch

The Knot Intrecciato Metal Mesh/Snakeskin Clutch features the iconic woven mesh and knot closure Bottega Veneta clutches are known for and loved by celebrities including Megan. This clutch with snakeskin leather retails for a whopping $2,250 and is available at Barneys.

Here’s a full shot of the Bottega Veneta beauty:

Bottega VenetaKnot Intrecciato Metal Mesh/Snakeskin Clutch, $2,250

It is the holidays and you may want to treat yourself to a luxury clutch such as this. But for those who have smaller budgets, you can always choose a Bottega Veneta clutch in satin or in trim leather, still a modest investment but well worth it. Check out these options that are invitingly priced:

BV3The Knot Intrecciato Satin Clutch, $1,380

BV4The Knot Intrecciato-Trim Leather Clutch, $1,650

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Spice Girls Relive Girl Power at the “Viva Forever!” VIP Night

Dec 12 2012

It’s nice to see the Spice Girls together again. Remember how they thrilled us with their performance while atop moving cabs in the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremonies last August?

The feisty femmes reunited to attend the VIP night of the musical Viva Forever! Spice Girls: The Musical inspired by their hit songs, friendship and rise to fame as the chart-busting ultimate girl band in recent history.

5 Minus 1: Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C at the VIVA Forever! Spice Girls the Musical held at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England – 11.12.12
Group hug: Baby Spice, Sporty Spice, Ginger Spice and Scary Spice share a warm moment (check out Emma’s elegant emerald clutch)

So where was the fifth member of the group, Victoria Adams-Beckham? She arrived fashionably late (reportedly got stuck in traffic) and chose to pose for pictures with her family, thus missing the group shots. Posh Spice, indeed.

Let’s check out their red carpet styles:

Victoria Beckham at the VIVA Forever! Spice Girls the Musical in London, England – 11.12.12

The singer turned designer arrived at the event wearing Isabel Marant black trousers, pointy patent pumps, a deep purple jacket with a shirt both from her own line, Victoria Beckham, and a mirrored box clutch.

The chain strap of Emma’s rectangular satin clutch comes undone but she manages to smile and carry her bag with grace. Baby Spice looked sweet and sexy in her leg-baring customized sheer blue lace dress over a black mini dress by Michael Hunt which she paired with pink peep toe pumps.

Mel C wore a sleeveless gray hemline dress from Australian label Camilla and Marc and accessorized with blue peep toes and a dark blue glitter minaudiere.

Not to be missed are Geri and Mel B who came in their own signature looks. Ginger Spice went for silk chiffon in her baby blue floor-grazing gown by Suzanne Neville. Scary Spice, on the other hand, chose a sequined figure-hugging dress with a split-thigh cut to show off her toned gams.

Despite the notable performances of the West End cast, Viva Forever! received mixed reviews from critics and the press. But for fans of the Spice Girls, the show might be a thrill to see. It’s produced by Judy Cramer, known for the worldwide smash-hit musical Mamma Mia!, and penned by award-winning writer and comedienne Jennifer Saunders of Absolutely Fabulous and French & Saunders fame.

Curious already? Here’s a short clip of the launch, so prepare for girl power!

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Trend Alert: Clutches in Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year

Dec 7 2012

It’s official: Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year! Hot on the fabulous heels of 2012’s Tangerine Tango, expect emerald to hit the shelves and racks by storm early next year. We’ve already seen glimpses of emerald on the runways, such as the S/S2013 collection of Michael Kors this year, and we’re giddy with anticipation from what the new will year bring.

Pantone describes next year’s color of choice as “Lively. Radiant. Lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” Some may find emerald too common and not as out there as Tangerine Tango, but emerald is unique on its own. I like the cool sophistication of this hue and it’s quite soothing to the eyes as well.

If you’re one to follow trends, emerald is a color you can easily wear. But if you don’t want to don a dress or a pair of shoes that’s green, one great way to follow this color trend is by accessorizing with an emerald clutch. It’s never too early to shop for one right now, so I’ve searched for clutches in various shades of emerald that you might like. Why not get one as a holiday present for yourself?

Anya Hindmarch Valorie Clutch, Emerald, $444.50 (was $635)

Michael Kors Collection Clutch with Lock, Emerald, $450

BCBGMAXAZRIA BCBG Harlow IPF353 PU Clutch, Emerald, $78

Maison du Posh Metallic Python Leather Knuckle Clutch, Emerald Green, $998

Jil Sander Foldover Clutch, Emerald, $479 (was $800)

How would you wear Pantone’s latest pick? Let us know!