Hailee Steinfeld Carries Geeky Chic Chanel “LEGO” Clutch

Jan 31 2013

I am envious of Hailee Steinfeld’s latest arm candy, the Chanel Boy Brick clutch, more popularly known as the LEGO clutch. I love offbeat stuff and this clutch had just the right touch of sophistication — and whimsy. The young celebrity was spotted carrying the playful clutch to the Chanel Haute Couture S/S 2013 show at the Paris Fashion Week.

Hailee Full ShotHailee Steinfeld arrives at the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring 2013 show of Chanel, Grand Palais, Paris – 22 Jan 2013

Hailee wore a tartan-style Chanel cardigan, leather skirt, black cap and Christian Louboutin pumps which she matched with the bright yellow LEGO clutch that perfectly suited her youthful exuberance.

Lego Clutch

Other colors include crayon hues like green, red, blue, pink and white, plus a transparent version with black accents. It also comes with a detachable chain strap. Here’s the Boy Brick Clutch as seen on a model during the Chanel runway show last October:

Chanel ModelA model walks the Chanel runway at the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013, Paris, France – 02.10.12

Sigh. With its $9,000 price tag, I’ll just content myself with looking at photos of the clutch…or shop for something similar at one of my favorite handmade crafts stores, Etsy.

But now that we’re on the subject of fun clutches, these playful ones might just catch your fancy and whimsy:

Domino Clutch

Charlotte Olympia Domino Clutch, $1,195

Bowler Hat

Welcome Projects Bowler Hat Clutch, $390

These designer clutches are more luxe but still make great conversation pieces:

Macaron Pillbox

Judith Leiber Macaron Pillboxes in Hyacinth, Plum, Fuchsia/Silk and Fern, $495 each

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia Perfume Clutches in Pink, Yellow and Blue, $1,295 each

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Busy Philipps: Glowing and Gorgeous at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Jan 29 2013

Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps is expecting her second child this June and the very pregnant mom showed off her baby bump on the red carpet. The star proudly displayed all her lovely curves with her maternity gown of choice — a flowing black Gabriela Cadena gown with a small train.

Busy PhillipsBusy Philipps arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California – 27 Jan 2013

Giving us a lesson on maternity fashion, the heavily pregnant working mom (yes, she is indeed busy!) also accessorized with a statement Irene Neuwirth necklace and ring, and a Judith Leiber minaudiere plus some serious manicure.

Busy Clutch

This goldtone clutch is irregularly shaped and features stud accents at the sides. It was certainly attention-grabbing and among all the Leibers carried by a number of celebrities to the event, this was hands down our favorite. We love how Busy matched it with her jewelry and it was eye-catching against her black gown.

It’s not available online but we’ve found some options in case you’d like to snag a studded clutch:


Franchi Handbag Alma, $158.99 (was $176)

MichaelMICHAEL Michael Kors Large Pyramid-Stud Zip Clutch, $128

IngeInge Christopher Yasmine Snakeskin Minaudiere, $265

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Kelly Osbourne Channels Old Hollywood with a Lilac Twist at SAG Awards

Jan 28 2013

Kelly Osbourne obviously didn’t need fashion policing on the red carpet. Channeling Old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist, the E! Fashion Police correspondent and fierce fashionista rocked the red carpet during the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in a black Jenny Packham dress with bead embellishments, Brian Atwood shoes and Kimberly McDonald jewels. Kelly’s lilac hairdo was very her but done in an elegant ’30s-inspired style.

Kelly OsbourneKelly Osbourne arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California – 27 Jan 2013

Kelly also carried the Marchesa Lily Embroidered Stone Box Clutch which complemented her edgy yet sophisticated style. It features the brand’s signature crystal-wrapped top closure and lovely crystal embellishments.

Marchesa Clutch

The Lily Clutch is currently available at Neiman Marcus in the clear/silver version:

Marchesa Clutch Clear Final

Lily Medium Embroidered Stone Box Clutch, $3,295

If you’re going for a crystal or bejeweled clutch but on a tight budget, have a look-see at these options:

Kate LandryKate Landry Social Jeweled Minaudiere Evening Bag, $122.50 (was $175)


Overture by Judith Leiber Vanessa Concave Side Rectangle Clutch Bag, $595


Natasha Couture Crystal Caged Floral Clutch, $280

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Style on a Budget: The All-Occasion Clutch

Jan 25 2013

With the many clutch choices available, we sometimes get tempted to buy a new one every time the occasion calls for it. But if you’re penny-pinching and looking for a clutch that’s versatile enough to match any of your outfits, all you need is just one clutch.

Black Feather Looks

Parisian style blogger Lydia of The Black Feather shows us how a red envelope clutch can be a practical choice. You really cannot go wrong with a red clutch as it adds a tinge of color when worn with even the simplest of ensembles. See how she styled her red envelope clutch to match her outfits:

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In the navy. Lydia matches her red clutch with a navy-style blazer, sheer blouse, loose shorts and nude pumps.

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Soft and feminine. Lydia’s red clutch provides a clever balance between her silk blouse, black skirt and nude pumps.

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Glitterati glam. Lydia matches her red clutch with black jeans, a white blouse, black heels and a silver sequin jacket for daytime dazzle.

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Casual day out. Lydia dresses down while still looking chic in a floral dress, denim jacket and nude pumps paired with her red clutch.

One sleek and stylish clutch can truly go a long way, so it’s better to purchase one that’s made of quality materials. While red is a favorite color, black, beige and brown clutches are also practical pieces because they can be easily mixed and matched with any outfit.

We found some red clutches at different price points which you might like. If you don’t want to break the bank, this clutch is budget-friendly yet durable enough to last many outfit changes:


Lodis Women’s Audrey 907Au Blk01 Laptop Bag, $78 (also doubles as a sleek envelope clutch)

Now if you’re ready to invest, here’s a great clutch choice:

L'Wren Scott

L’Wren Scott Envelope Bag, $504.65 (was $720.92)

Do you have an all-occasion clutch? Share it with us!

Credit: Lydia (The Black Feather)