Model Me Girl Trend Report: Mini Bags Styled

Maybe it’s the Alice in Wonderland effect, but some of us have a fascination with all things small and adorable. Drink me. Eat me. Shall we have some tea? Mini bags are trending this fall. Still, did mini bags really go anywhere? Evening clutches and wristlets, anyone?

If you’ve grown weary of large totes and purses, the mini bag is for you.  The ones featured in the Model Me Girl Trend Report are a bit pricey, but there are definitely some chic and affordable mini bags on the market.

Perhaps we’ve been hoarding in our handbags and this trend is the perfect motivation to purge and whittle down to purse essentials only.

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Model Me Girl Trend Report: Mini Bags Styled

Knock on Wood Clutches

Often women who are looking for statement pieces go for jewelry. Let’s go another route and turn your style-o-meter up a notch with a clutch—made of wood!

A Little Fashion History

Clutches are vintage accessories that complement modern fashion. Women in the 18th-19th centuries carried small purses called reticules. These reticules were made of fabric, and some are reminiscent of what we call clutches.

So what’s the function of a clutch?

Clutches are a statement of convienence, and are designed for a woman to carry the bare necessities. During the Victorian era, a woman would put rice paper for face blotting, smelling salts and a handkerchief into her recticule. In our modern day, we’d toss our cellphone, a thin wallet with cash/cards, pressed powder/compact mirror, comb, lipstick and keys into a clutch.

Clutches are stylish, too. Once upon a time, clutches and other types of handbags matched the outfit, as they were made of the same fabric as the dress the woman was wearing. We are no longer limited to having everything matchy-matchy. We can have color contrast, and use a variety of prints and fabrics to create a single look.

Wooden clutches are definitely vintage. A clutch made of wood can add texture to any outfit, just like other types of clutches, including brocade, silk, satin, wicker and lucite. While other types of clutches seem more appropriate for evening attire, a wooden clutch would pair well with denim, khaki, and an assortment of daytime or evening wear.

The wooden clutches featured in this set come with respective beautiful embellishments and shapes. Be on-trend with an envelope style clutch, like the Emboya wood clutch; or go glam with silk and leather embossed wooden clutches by designer Rachana Reddy.

Knock on Wood Clutches

Featured in set:

  1. Ornate Armor in Pink by Rachana Reddy
  2. Pyramid Clutch by French Connection
  3. Drama by Rachana Reddy
  4. Criss Cross Clutch by French Connection
  5. Blondie Wood Clutch in Dark Wood – ONE by Malini Murjani
  6. Spot Studded Clutch by French Connection
  7. Wearable Wood Clutch: Emboya

 

 

 

 

Back-to-School Lunch Money Pouch

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The start of a new school year is just around the corner. I hope the school girls and college girls are having a blast shopping for supplies. For those of you who need a special place to store your lunch money, grab the leather Rebecca Minkoff lunch money pouch. It’s classy, fashionable and functional. Now, who’s ready for school?

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Spread Your Wings with a Feather Clutch

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Here’s a style idea: feather clutch. You can go soft and sophisticated, or bold and edgy. This could be a great option for the bride who loves feathers. Her bridesmaids could tote feather clutches down the aisle instead of a bouquet of flowers.

Go on. Spread your wings and fly.

Feather Clutch

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Fashion Find: ’70s Gold Metal Bag

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Did somebody say vintage? This ’70s gold metal bag with lurex rope and tassel by Wanted Vintage reminds me of a pocket watch. It would go perfectly with the little black dress.

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