Whenever anyone asks me who my favorite designer is, I answer instantly and without hesitation: Diane von Furstenberg. This is for a number of reasons. First, anyone who can create and manipulate an amazing print as well as she can deserves to be knighted. Second, she created an empire from one single wrap dress...a dress that helped mold the future of fashion and style. Third, on a personal level, she clearly enjoys life to its fullest and is extraordinarily inspiring as a woman. But really, it's about the clothes. And now, it's about her accessories as well...bags, shoes, jewelry (her collaboration with H.Stern has made me swoon more than once...).
And this bag, the "Tonda" clutch, is no exception. A teeny-tiny hard case covered in silk twill, this is like a little piece of art. In a white, chocolate brown and robin's egg blue print (there she goes with the fabulous prints again!), this screams summer, wealth, elegance and (my constant own favorite) '70's-inspiration. DVF also always uses the very hardware (this one sports a black & silvertone clasp) and offers major versatility (this one has a hide-able chain if you don't want to hold it as a clutch all night). It also works beautifully with skinny white jeans and a brightly colored silk top (let the clutch stand on it's own by carrying it next to an "opposite" color...try bright yellow, saturated orange or a deep plum), just as well as it does with a silver evening gown (add in some platinum jewelry and nude heels and you're all set!).
So thanks DVF for still being my favorite...for yet even another reason!