It may have taken a while to convert, but in recent months, I have become an admitted accessories fiend. Though I used to shy away from jewelry, handbags and the like, in recent years, I’ve found myself scouring shops and the internet looking to add to my ever-growing collection. Not helping my new found addiction, the trends predicted for this upcoming fall are ones that are exciting, yet accessible and can easily help update any fall wardrobe.
Check out some of the trends to look out for this fall after the cut!
Sooo … in my frantic and very pathetic effort to quickly move out of my apartment back East, I accidentally threw a big box of my stuff out. And being me, of course I threw out the box with my camera, iPod, three pairs of heels, and a number of other valuables. I also lost a clutch and a purse … or two.
If I were you, I’d hop on either of these bags before I get on ‘em. Made by Samantha Thavasa and valued at $295 each, nabbing one of these bad boys is the cherry on top to start your banana sundae weekend.
As we’re working furiously to put our Spring 2011 issue to bed, I’m obsessed with a couple things that will be in the issue: the music of The Go! Team, our cover girl Olivia Munn, and the color orange. Orange lips, orange accessories — you name it, I want it.
So I’m dying to get a hold of one of these for myself:
That’s Onna Ehrlich‘s “Jessica” crossbody bag in — that’s right — bright, tangerine orange. (Orange, studs, chain braided strap … I die.)
Art Center grad Onna Ehrlich is inspired by her Nigerian roots, and you’ll see touches of that in the detailing, from custom beadwork to elegant ruching. Combine that with a laid back California sophistication, and anyone can pull off her carefully crafted handbags handmade with vibrant, lush leathers, snakeskin, and croc embossing, all made in the U.S. It’s no wonder her clutches, satchels and totes have been seen on the arms of everyone from Halle Berry to Lindsay Lohan. Oh, and did we mention, Ehrlich gives back a portion of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Research Foundation and AIDS projects? Now that’s real elegance.
And now she’s offering 30 percent off on her Rachael bag to Audrey readers. A modern hobo with a classy twist comes in durable leather with a roomy interior and an additional long removable hand stitched strap. The main compartment folds over to reveal a zipper closure with an elegant zipper tassel. Interior is fully lined with a zipper pocket, cell phone holder an extra pocket, zipper closure and gold hardware. The bag comes in navy, brown or black, and retails for $650, but you can get it for $455. Just use promo code “Golden” when checking out at www.onnaehrlich.com.
Of course, if you’re an extra good Audrey reader and you want the “Jessica” crossbody in spring’s must-have hue for free, we’re hookin’ it up for you. Here’s what you have to do.
1. First, you must be an Audrey Magazine subscriber to win, so if you’re not, subscribe now!
2. Tell us why you deserve the “Jessica” bag;
3. AND tell us what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day (or what you hope to be doing).
We’ll pick the best comment to win! Remember, you must have a U.S. mailing address to win, and you have till Wednesday, February 9, 11:59 pm to enter. Good luck!
The right clutch for an event is always difficult to scrounge up. You only need a few necessities for the evening. A lipstick, credit cards, a camera, your phone. Therefore the bag has to be compact yet pretty enough that acquaintances won’t think you just picked a random brown bag off the street and decided to use it for the night. JLouise Handbags came up with the Pearl , Beige and Tan Ring Bling handbag that suits this need perfectly. They’re super sleek and clean, giving it a very elegant look yet has some funky metal ridges at the bottom that goes well for the modern girl. I like that this handbag looks like something that wont dent if I accidentally swing it around. It’s not too softy-softy. Which I like ‘cause I am so not a softy softy girl.
I’m all for versatility and this Studded Tote (in Pewter) by Chocolate Handbags is functional for both day and night. It’s sizable so I can fit more than just a lipstick and a credit card in but the metal studs detail gives it a darker edge to match the evening sky. Oh, and the cross body strap frees up my hand so I can shop the day away and dance the night away!
How cute is this bag? I mean seriously, it is daaaaaarling! I can go on and on about what makes it so great, but really, just look at it. It is sooo cute!
I can totally picture it accompanying me to a business meeting, but it’s still fashionable enough for drinks afterwards. The ruching, the goldtone accents, the must-have neutral hue. I think I’m in love.
But what I can’t get over is the price. I mean, it looks so much more expensive than it is. And now, we have it for you at an even bigger discount! If this isn’t a steal, I don’t know what is.
I always think it’s funny when people tell me I have a glamorous job. The words “magazine editor” conjure images of exclusive red-carpet soirees and celeb-infused events. Sure, I get a cool invite or two and tons of free products, and I’ve sat a mere arm’s length away from such luminaries as Tony Leung and Ralph Fiennes at one time. But most of the time? I’m just trying to catch up with my email and figure out the day to day. I wish I could clone myself just so I could make it out to all the spas and salons that various publicists want me to check out. Continue Reading »
It may be still too early to break out the strappy sandals (at least without chunky socks, anyway), but I’m dreaming of warmer weather right now. Till I can get myself to Maui later this year, I’ll satiate my tropical yearnings by planning my Kaanapali look now. Like this dress from Indian American designer Bibhu Mohapatra. High fashion meets oceanside wedding.
Now, I’ve been raving about nude hues for quite some time. They’re gonna be huge for spring and I, for one, am a convert.
I really like a flesh-toned spring coat to liven up winter blacks. And for sure I have to get a beige or khaki pant or skirt to pair with a crisp white top or slouchy white tee. And tan is the perfect hue to balance a glowing pastel like lemon or mint.