Natalie Portman Loves Her Dior Delices Clutch To Bits

Sep 9 2010

Natalie Portman graced the 67th Venice Film Festival looking serene as ever in delectable designer frocks. Here are some snaps of her from the event and also from the Toronto Film Festival:

Natalie Portman at the 67th Venice Film Festival – ‘Black Swan’ – Premiere Venice, Italy – September 1, 2010

Natalie Portman The 35th Toronto International Film Festival – ‘Black Swan’ premiere arrival at the Roy Thomson Hall, September 13, 2010

If you notice, she was using the same clutch but in different hues. It’s the Christian Dior Delices Clutch.

Natalie has one in white, pewter, and black. She obviously has a penchant for this quilted Gauffre lambskin clutch. I can understand why. It’s not like the hard box type clutches we usually see on the red carpet which. This one’s chic, practical, and sophisticated all at the same time. You can purchase it at Dior boutiques for $1400. Yes that’s right; $1400.

But fret not, there are a lot of other more reasonably priced alternatives out there. Here are just four examples to give you an idea of what’s out there:


BCBGMaxAzria Crosshatch Convertible Clutch,$218

Lisa David Designs Microfiber Quilted Jeweled Clutch ,$25

Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Rocker, $279

Alexander McQueen Quilted Clutch, $393 from $899 (GOOD DEAL!!)

Happy shopping!

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Animalistic Purses from Jessica McClintock

Sep 6 2010

You know what you should buy for fall? A clutch bag that is fierce and fabulous with a lot of animalistic appeal to it. For this we suggest the Jessica McClintock Animal Patch East West Clutch:

Jessica McClintock Animal Patch East West Clutch, US$41

It’s bold, beautiful, and edgy at the same time. It is  a statement piece  on its own. It may not be made of  genuine leather, but the pleated illusion from the print looks very unique.  Wear it with an all black or neutral outfit and you’re good to go!

Gabriella Rocha Fina Dress, US$85; Jessica Simpson Ruffled Dress, US$152; Calvin Klein Ruched Cocktail Dress, US$130; RSVP Rain Peep Toe Pumps, US$85; Juicy Couture Enamel with Center Stone Ring, US$79

Marc Jacobs Black Tweed Fluo Convertible Clutch

Sep 4 2010

What do you think of this Marc Jacobs Black Tweed Fluo Convertible Clutch? Sometimes Marc Jacobs comes up with odd pieces like this one that really get me wondering what went through his head when he was designing (or approving) it.

Marc Jacobs Black Tweed Fluo Convertible Clutch

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate it; the mix of textures and  materials are intriguing.

Mix of patent leather, tweed, gold hardware, and stones

But for some reason, I cannot fully appreciate it as a clutch.  For some reason, I see it more as a casual handbag.

I think it’s the size; it looks just a tad too oversized. Or it could be the unusual combination of colored stones and tweed. Whichever it is, I know that I can never use it as a clutch, even if it was meant to be one.

Now if you think it is simply perfect as it is, feel free to purchase it at It retails for a heavy US$796, that’s 20% off its retail price of US$995.

Ashley Greene: Romancing the Red with Black

Sep 2 2010

Here’s another celebrity who is looking good in red – Ashley Greene. The Twilight beauty graced the 2010 ESPY Awards red carpet last July in a red and intriguing high neck number from Versace.

Ashley Greene at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live – Arrivals Los Angeles, July 14, 2010

But unlike Jessica Szohr, who chose to pair her red Marchesa with a light and silvery gold purse, Ashley opted for a dark yet divine emblem encrusted ebony box clutch instead.

Ashley’s Ebony Box Clutch

So here’s the question for you, which purse do you think looks better with red? Jessica’s light and silvery gold clutch, or Ashley’s bejeweled black one?

And while we’re at it, who do you think looks better in red? Jessica Szohr or  Ashley Greene?

If your answer to the first question is the latter, then you will definitely love these black box clutches:

Carlo Fellini Natalie Clutch, at US$56; J. Furmani Hardcase Clutch with Rhinestone Closure, at US$35

Franchi Handbags Beatrice, at US$179; Alexander McQueen Satin Clutch, at US$968

Whiting and Davis Chunky Crytal Box Clutch, at US$190; Urban Expressions Vegan Croc Leather Puckered Square Clutch, at US$52

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