Notes on the French Fashion Press of September
A key accessory of the season is the minaudière, a glamorous little handbag that can be worn on the shoulder or held as a clutch. This one, designed by Corto Moltedo of leather and crystal, is a very elegant example, of which there are many.
|Minaudière by Corto Moltedo © Grazia Magazine|
Noteworthy : The Maverick carries an absolutely exquiste line from Mary Frances that rivals any that I have seen this season!
Amusing MinaudièresAnd, as we are currently on the subject of fun in fashion, the most amusing collection by far is that of Olympia Le Tan, whose minaudières and handbags resembling milk cartons and vintage novels are all the rage among fashionistas and Hollywood celebs.
|Olympia Le Tan : Book Clutch, "La Femme Amoureuse"|
|Olympia Le Tan : Milk Box Bag|
Chanel has also created an enchantingly playful minaudière resembling a Russian Babouchka.
|Chanel Matriochka Enamel Bracelet Bag|
The Hairy HandbagOne last ode to wackiness in the accessory department, albeit on a grander scale than the dainty minaudières, is Louis Vuitton’s very hairy hand-bag, which certainly has potential in a western gal’s wardrobe!
|© Photo courtesy of WWD|
This season is full of opportunities for self-expression. Find the minaudière that best resembles you, be it colored plastic or tooled leather, bejeweled, silly or furry!