Olivia Palermo Fashions a Zara Studded Clutch

Sep 18 2010

Why do we love writing about Olivia Palermo? Why not? She’s a pretty stylish chic on the New York block for one. And for another, the girl has a finesse about her that makes her worthy to be an icon of sorts. We love her eclectic taste too, and the way she mixes pieces.

The socialite was once again spotted in another stylish event this week. This time, at the US Weekly 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers.

Olivia was a vision in black and white with her ruffled Marchesa frock which she paired with a black belt, black pumps, and an oh-so-stunning studded clutch from the Spanish brand, Zara.

Olivia Palermo at the US Weekly 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers, September 15

Here’s how the clutch looks up close:

Olivia’s Zara Clutch

Beautiful, right? It is just so sad that I couldn’t find a retailer  selling it online. Even the Zara website does not have it. It’s probably a fresh sample. Finding a look alike was also difficult.

This studded clutch from BCBGeneration just might do, though it would be most ideal for a more casual outfit:

BCBGeneration Studded Clutch, US$70

If it’s a formal event, you can opt for something decked with stones and beads and go all out glam instead. Try this piece from La Regale:

La Regale Beaded Rhinestone Sequin Small Clutch, US$84

Credit: PNP/ WENN.com

Emma Stone: A Touch of Purple

Sep 16 2010

Emma Stone fans will probably hate me for saying this but I really think she looks hotter when she’s not smiling. Case in point, these pictures of her during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards arrivals held last week:

Emma Stone at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV VMAs) held at the Nokia Theatre, September 12, 2010

I’m loving her look here. Very clean and edgy. And to cap it off nicely, she paired it with a touch of purple in her hand –  a luxe Bottega Veneta clutch.

I say luxe because that’s what it is. A pretty little Bottega clutch like that can cost you at least US$1000.

But, if money is no issue to you and you think you can rock leather and pair it with purple like Emma here, then by all means, splurge on these:


Rag & Bone Black Leather Crew Neck Sheath Dress, US$695; YSL Tribute 105 Pumps, US$608; Judith Jack Lustre Onyx Large Stone Ring, US$199; Bottega Veneta Dark Purple Top Stitched Ombre Leather Knot Clutch, US$944

Or, you can save the cash and go for these instead. It’ll save you the guilt as well, considering there are many people in this world who don’t even get to eat three meals a day.


America Retro Radiohead Leather Mini Dress, US$203; Calvin Klein Karsyn Pumps, US$119; Kendra Scott Bryce Ring, US$64; J. Furmani Hardcase Beaded Clutch, US$52

Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Alexis Bledel: Red and Leopard Fabulous

Sep 12 2010

Wow, Alexis Bledel in this picture is simply perfection. The other half of Gilmore Girls sure has grown up; and looking like a style star for that matter.

Alexis Bledel at the ELLE RISD Design Awards runway presentation, September 9

I love the way she used leopard and red to spruce up a classic black and white outfit. So chic! It’s a simple outfit, but looks infinitely fabulous with the accessories!

The leopard print purse looks lovely; it’s a beautiful contrast to her red Charlotte Olympia Paloma pumps. I wonder who made it….Jimmy Choo perhaps? Maybe YSL? I will have to research on it. In the meantime, you can grab Alexis’ fabulously chic style with these:

In the meantime,

Max Studio Tiered Peasant Top, US$38 (was US$69); Elizabeth and James Pleated Skirt, US$180 (was US$285; Kendra Scott Trista Earrings, US$92; Pour La Victoire Stella Peep Toe Pumps, US$151; Nina Elin Clutch, US$50

Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

5 Things You Can Put in the Gucci Mini Top Handle

Sep 10 2010

Check out these two tiny little Gucci purses I found at BlueFly. Aren’t they just super cute? They’re even smaller than an oversized clutch!

Gucci Pewter Metallic Leather Indy Mini Bag, US$1,432; Gucci Crystal Bamboo Tassel Top Handle Bag, US$1,380

(from BlueFly.com)

For days when you simply don’t want the hassle of tucking your clutch under your arm, these Gucci mini top handles will definitely do.

But what can you put in such a tiny little handbag? Well, let’s see. For a tiny purse that measures about 8 inches by 6 inches, you can probably put these inside:

Stila Sheer Pressed Powder, US$28 (Zappos); D&G Logo Credit Card Holder, US$98 (Zappos); Stila SPF 20 Shine Lip Color, US$22 (Zappos); Blackberry 8320 Titanium, US$175 (Overstock)

Cuteness aside, the purses are quite pricey. If you can’t afford it, don’t pressure yourself. You can go for this tiny top handle instead:

BCBGMax Azria Mini Handbag (10 inches x7 inches), US$248 (Zappos)