Add a Pop of Color ala J. Lo

May 20 2010

Jennifer Lopez has been painting the towns (not just one but several) red while promoting her new flick, The Back Up Plan. At Cannes, France recently, she was stunning in a breezy striped mini dress as seen here with her dapper hubby, Marc Anthony. Check the pictures here.

I usually find Jennifer’s look a little too overdone, but in this case I think it was far from it. The shoes and scarf are neutral which made her pretty dress stand out. What caught my eye though was her green foldover clutch. It was a fresh addition to her chic ensemble.

I haven’t ID’ed the fabulous looking clutch but I did find some pieces similar that can do just the same to you summer outfits. Channel J. Lo’s Cannes chic look and add a dose of sunshine with these bright-colored beauties. And they’re foldover too, just like J.Lo’s!

Steve Madden Bullet Foldover Clutch

This teal foldover clutch is a great choice if you’re in the market for one this season. The color is pretty and the size is just right to fit even your day essentials. Plus the gold studs add a touch of edginess to it.

Diesel Foldover Clutch

The unique composition of this clutch is pretty. I like the stripe detail and the ring for easy usage is brilliant. You see, you can not only use this clutched but hand held too. And of course, the color is just what you need to give your pale outfits a lift.

Jessica Simpson Front Row Convertible Clutch

If you want value for your shopping money, then this one is for you. It comes with an attachable cross body strap. It also features a zippered bottom for easy expansion. Oh and the color! I just love everything yellow come Spring!

ODD is IN: Clutches with Irregular Shapes from Alexander McQueen, Herve Leger, and Alexander Wang

May 19 2010

Bored with the usual type of clutches? Well, you won’t be anymore once you see these oddly shaped one-of-a-kind designer pieces from Alexander McQueen, Herve Leger, and Alexander Wang.

These are guaranteed to turn heads and make you stand out in any crowd:

Alexander McQueen Kaiser Clutch, US$1,024

An asymmetrical flap and trapezoidal bottom give this patent McQueen clutch a dose of character that makes it beyond the usual

Alexander McQueen Bat Shaped Clutch, US$499

Whoa! Is that a bat? Or a stingray? Perhaps an alien? Well it’s definitely something. This printed silk clutch is guaranteed to kick up your look more than just a few notches up.

Herve Leger Cystal Clutch, marked down to US$649 from US$1,298 (

A classy and classic-with-a-twist bejeweled crystalline piece that will give the usual box clutch a knock out in the boxing ring

Alexander Wang Darla Pyramid Clutch, US$490

Oh look, the Pharaoh’s Queen holds a piece of the sacred palace in her hands. This Pyramid Clutch from Alexander Wang is guaranteed to earn you a nod from stylistas

Alexander Wang Cher Large Siamese Clutch, US$820

There’s a reason why Wang calls this the Siamese and we need not explain. This lopsidedly attached twin clutch will definitely pique everyone’s interest and keep them wondering

Alexander Wang Brady Football Clutch, US$395

Whoever said a ball can’t be a bag? This football shaped clutch will add a dose of fun into your wardrobe

Natalie Portman Fashions a Mystery Clutch at the 2010 New York Ballet Spring Gala

May 14 2010

I think Natalie Portman is one of Hollywood’s most beautiful faces. She is both stunning and smart – a rare combination.

She was spotted attending the 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala last April 29. The presence was in support for her boyfriend, who was the principal dancer.

The red dress she wore to the event was not exactly spectacular, but Nat carried it pretty well. What caught my attention was her purse. It was a black clutch, but it was far from ordinary. Can you help me find out who made her clutch?

It is quite an interesting creation. It looks like the whole purse was made from just one piece of fabric folded several times, no cuts or seams. I know I like it, what do you think of it?

If you like Natalie’s clutch, then these clutches might interest you as well:

Steve Madden Blovelyy, US$38

L.A.M.B. Campbell Morgan, on sale for only US$136

Inge Christopher Sabrina Clutch, US$250

Demi Moore is a Bulgari Beauty

May 11 2010

Despite being all of 48, Demi Moore still exudes far greater beauty and sex appeal than most hot young Hollywood actresses today. It’s no wonder why Ashton Kutcher is head over heels in love with her. She’s one hot momma!

I found this picture of her taken when she attended the 2010 Dominoes Pre-Oscars Gala months ago:

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore at the 3rd Annual Pre-Oscar Hollywood Domino Gala held at bar210 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, March 4, 2010

I love this look – simple, vibrant, and classy. The killer piece? Her colorful Bulgari clutch.

Just by looking at the picture, you can already tell that it was the clutch she wanted to wear. And she knew a clutch that dazzling only needed a simple, fluid, one colored outfit that gave no distractions.

The bejeweled multicolored clutch is simply stunning. I want it myself. I’m sure you want it too. But knowing it’s a Bulgari, it’s probably very expensive.

If you can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a piece like that, then these colorful Giuseppe Zanotti creations might also interest you:

Giuseppe Zanotti EB0051, US$1,375

This heavily embellished foldover clutch would look great with a deep blue long gown. Want to wear it with jeans? No problem! Just keep the jeans dark and blue and top it with a simple white tank or blouse.

Giuseppe Zanotti EB0052, US$1,140

This acid yellow jeweled creation requires less color on your outfit. Pair it with a black long gown for a red carpet event, or an all black short dress if it’s just a dinner date for two.

Want something more accessible? You can try the Vanessa Austrian Cystal Floral Minaudiere or the even-more-affordable Inge Christopher Clara B Kiss Lock Clutch. Both aren’t bedecked with jewels, but at least it’s colorful.

Vanessa Austrian Crystal Floral Clutch, US$500

This colorful minaudiere would look great with pale neutrals like light brown, nude, beige, and light gray. A classic black number would also suit this piece.

Inge Christopher Clara B Kiss Lock Clutch, US$135

Another beautiful and colorful piece that will look great with light brown, beige, nude, and deep dark blue and gray outfits.

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