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This site is dedicated to all things fashionable and will celebrate those style Icons who have created their own individual style Today is Monday, May 29, 2017

"Miss Viv"


Another sign of a recovering economy: The It Bag is back. Not since mutual funds started imploding in ’08 has there been any real frenzy over a status handbag, so to see a buzz develop over one is more reassuring than anything the Dow Jones could ever tell me. It also helps to have solid A-listers toting you around, and Roger Vivier has them in spades: Miss Viv’, the sleek bag that officially debuts for Spring 2010 in Vivier boutiques this month, is oft-glimpsed on the arm of French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (including during a quick visit to New York with her husband in late March), while Sarah Jessica Parker (second only to Michelle Obama in US style quotient these days) is also a fan. Roger Vivier creative director Bruno Frisoni designed Miss Viv’ for Bruni-Sarkozy, who debuted the bag during France’s Bastille Day celebrations last year. For Spring 2010, Miss Viv’ (available in two sizes) has been crafted in a giraffe-print pony with chocolate croc-embossed handle and fold ($18,500); black or pink patent and garnet washed leather ($1,995–$2,525); and lime croc-embossed leather ($13,100, small size). Then again, when it comes to an It Bag, the renewed idea of “price is no object” may indeed represent a turning point for us all. Roger Vivier, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-4344

(Ocean Drive magazine)

While they're the ultimate in sleek chic, this is not the type of bag that comes to mind when I think "it bag." When I think "it bag," designers such as Marc Jacobs, Lockheart, B. Makowsky, Dolce & Gabbana and of course the Roger Viver, embellished and bejeweled lovelies that are synonymous with the name. I do realize, that there is a market for this type of bag among the ladies who lunch and that woman of a certain age, but make mine a statement bag.


"Haute Glam"


1. Tom Binns 2. House of Lavande vintage 3. Swarovski 4. Swarovski 5. Simon Tu 6. Kate Spade 7. Roger Viver 8. Roger Viver 9. Bruno Frisoni 10. Bruno Frisoni 11. Bruno Frisoni 12. Christian Louboutin 13 .D&G  14. Kotur 15.Sergio Rossi 15. Roger Viver 16. Valentino 17. Valentino 18. Judith Leiber 19. Blumarine 20. Judith Leiber 21. J. Crew 22. Blugirl 23. Ann Taylor 24. Alexander McQueen 





"Metallic Blitz"


Bronze, gunmetal gray, rose-gold and even cool purple hues headlined as the new metallics for spring. Alexander McQueen’s extreme, carved serpentine platforms in iridescent pastels set a new tone for cutting-edge colorways and silhouettes, while Christian Louboutin’s blue, scale-like plated pumps and Nicholas Kirkwood’s sueded treatment also hinted at a new direction for high-shine. (WWD)

I am a HUGE fan of metallics! I have a silver metallic motorcycle jacket that I actually bought about three or four years ago, but it is one of those timeless styles that always looks fresh and new. I have sequined flats, but don't own any metallic shoes.....I'm going to rectify that. I'm loving the LD Tuttle "sling bootie," as well as Alexander McQueen's carved shoe....that one I certainly could not stand up in, but they would look great just sitting out as decorative pieces.



"Finely Feathered"


1. Emporio Armani 2. Claudio Montias 3. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci 4. Roger Viver 5. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci 6. Borsalino 7. Kenneth J. Lane (Elle Italia)

I am absolutely in love with all of the "plumed" clothing and accessories this season. The claudio Montias bag and Emporio Armani flats are true "works of art."


Boots: "Jazzin it Up"


As always, I have to put my favorite pair on top.....love the embellishement.

1. Claudio Matias

2. Chanel

3. Roger Viver

4. Moschino

5. Albano

6. Gianvita Rossi

7. Roger Viver

8. Lella Baldi

9. Prada

10. Franceso Morichetti

11. Givenchy

12. Versace

13. Albano

14. Albano

15. Andrea Morelli

16. Francesco Morichetti

17. Fornarina

18. Onyx

19. Cesare Paciotti

20. Lella Baldi

21. Dolce and Gabbana

22. Nicole Brundage

23. Lella Baldi

24. Lori Blu

25. Frankie Morello

26. Vic Matie

27. Janet Janet

28. Hot Sand

29. Tremp

30. Janet Janet

31. Shoe Bijou

32. Roccobarocco

33. Vic Matie

34. Onyx


The $43,000 Shoe


The $43,000 "Dovima" shoe by Roger Viver is adorned with pink-dyed taxidermy birds perched delicately on each toe. Each Stuffed bird also has a crystal-encrusted head and it is further complemented by 24 ct gold mesh, silk ribbons and crocodile skin rosettes, plus every pair comes with special protective crocodile or snakeskin platforms that attach before you wear them to keep them from touching the ground until you wear them. There is a 3-month wait on each order. (Luxist) Wow, what a shoe....not to take anything away from this exquisite shoe, but I think if I had $43,000 just "lying" around, I could think of many, many ways to use it.


"The Icing"


1. Louis Vuitton 2. Chanel 3. Prada 4. Loewe 5. Gucci 6. Dior 7. Miu Miu 8. Roger Viver 9. Emilio Pucci


The Roger Viver clutch & Miu Miu cuff get my vote.

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