Earlier this week I went to a cocktail party to benefit the American Cancer Society at the Pomellato store on Madison Avenue and I found some new friends. They were very eye catching, but surprisingly lightweight to wear. Too bad they couldn't come home with me!
A trio of gemstone rings from the Taboo Collection
in 18K gold and handmade in Milan
More about this event in my New York Social Diary column next week.
Please enjoy my latest column in The New York Social Diary and see all the beautiful accessories at events for the American Museum of Natural History at Valentino, the New York City Mission Society and the East Side House Settlement's preview party of the New York International Auto Show.
If you are a fan of Hermes scarves you will enjoy these photos. My father purchased this scarf at an Estate sale around 20 years ago and gave it to me. I never wore it because it is a collectors item. I had intended to frame it and hang it on a wall, but I don't have any wall space at the moment. The scarf was made to commemorate the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles and covered by ABC Sports. The theme of the scarf is archery. I just listed it on Ebay, because it has been sitting in its box for twenty years and should really belong to someone who will frame it or wear it.
1984 Summer Olympics Hermes scarf
The Olympic rings are intertwined with the abc letters
Please enjoy my column in today's New York Social Diary. Featured are accessories worn at a Chinese New Year's Dinner, a Snow Ball, the opening of a new Tourneau store and a fundraiser for Say Yes To Education.
I attended an event at the Valentino store on Madison Avenue last night. The event was a pre party for the American Museum of Natural History's upcoming ball. A lot of the clothes had a butterfly theme and my favorite item was this beautiful bag. The best part is the clasp that is a double ring you slip your fingers through so you can hold the bag like a clutch. So fabulous!
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)
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!