If ever there was a collection inspired by a fairy tale, this is it. Of course, Valentino had to be the label to bring it to us. No other else could produce such dreamy, whimsical and delicate pieces, all but guaranteed to make women fall all over themselves in some kind of mad, Black Friday-style rush. Of course, Valentino ladies are poised and classy, so you’ll see none of that – although the spring/summer 2013 collection could very well be the breaking point for some.
The Giada Mimetic Minaudiere strikes me almost as an oversized piece of jewelry. Chiseled down into a much smaller stone, it would make a beautiful pendant. Alas, this is a plexiglass hard-case bag hammered with delicate studs. Anything that brings the Midas touch is a good thing, but on this jade bag it’s simply stunning.
Sure, you’ll think briefly of Salt-N-Pepa when you first learn about the Push It Clutch (push it good!), but all thoughts of eighties rap music vanish when you taken in the appearance of the luxe peach croc skin. It has a bit of a golden undertone, which makes for a beautiful combination and allows the strong hardware to stand out even more.
The number of occasions you’ll have to carry a gilded butterfly clutch in your lifetime can probably be counted on one hand. Yet it may be nonetheless tempting to invest in the Butterfly Minaudiere. Like a little treasure, it catches the light with every move you make, twinkling with delicate rhinestones that capture the spirit of a special occasion beautifully.
All images courtesy Moda Operandi.