Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Springtime With Elaine Turner

Last month I attended a preview of the Elaine Turner Spring 2015 collection and I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Elaine Turner herself.  After looking at the collection and the rich colors, I had a lot of questions for Elaine about the inspiration behind the new styles and colors that are now available in her stores and also what styles are on trend for Spring.   Elaine explained that the Spring line was inspired by the rustic, outdoorsy destinations of Marfa, TX, Sedona, AZ and Calistoga, CA, which is why the earthy colors of denim blue, mustard yellow, persimmon and spice feature prominently this season.

The Drew Clutch in the earthy, deeply saturated colors of the season

I asked Elaine what she thinks are the most popular trends in accessories for Spring and without hesitation she listed:
Bucket bags (#1)
Mini satchels
Chunky heels
Soft point toe flats
Any footwear that highlights the ankle, like booties or shoes with ankle straps

Sure enough when I looked at the shoes Elaine was wearing they had thick ankle straps!  

Elaine Turner wearing Lacey shoes in pewter and holding an Annabella clutch bag

The Abby cork sandals also feature a think ankle strap, 
on trend this Spring and perfect for summer, too.

The Reserve bucket bag in eggshell with citrine trim

The Mini satchel in navy

When asked what her favorite styles are from her Spring Collection Elaine told me they include the resort satchel, Suri bag, Julia wedge, the Annabella clutch and any of her bags made with woven leather and raffia.  

The Suri satchel with a woven chevron pattern

Bella woven raffia clutch

Among my favorites for Spring are the Bella clutches (I have one) in any material, but especially the raffia, and the colorful raffia tote bag, because it holds everything!

Bella clutch bags in a variety of materials

Sabine striped raffia tote

Monday, March 9, 2015

Guest Blogging For The New York Social Diary

Here is my latest column in The New York Social Diary.  Enjoy photos from The Museum of the City of New York's Winter Ball, Harlem Haberdashery's Masquerade Ball to benefit Harlem Hospital and the new Lauren Bacall exhibit at The Museum at FIT.

Beautiful diamond daisy pin by Aaron Henry

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Welcome New Advertiser Connoisseur of Couture

Accessory Generation welcomes new advertiser Connoisseur of Couture, a couture resale company. More to come about them soon, but in the meantime you can click on the ad to the right or go to http://cofc.nyc/ for more information.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Guest Blogging For The New York Social Diary

Check out my latest column in The New York Social Diary and see the beautiful accessories worn by the guests at the opening night of the annual Winter Antiques Show, including this amazing vintage Chanel necklace pictured below.  I did a little trend spotting, too!


Vintage Chanel

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Politics of Fashion: Accessory Generation Predicted Adam Clayton Powell IV Would Run For Congress

Last February I blogged about former Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV's ties and mentioned that he might run for Congress in the future...well, yesterday he declared that he is indeed going to run.  You heard it here first kids! Here is the original post from last year:


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Selling the Tucano Fendi Baguette Bag

Fendi Tucano Baguette

I've posted about this bag before (Fabulous Fendi  and Fendi Revisited)  and been contacted by a few people asking if I wanted to sell it.  It's now officially for sale on Ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Rare-FENDI-TUCANO-baguette-bag-purse-/271734448873?pt=US_CSA_WH_Handbags&hash=item3f44a2a2e9 if anyone is interested.