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Handbag ~ Pick of the Day: Studs Add a Rocker Glam Edge to Clutch Handbags

Infuse a little rock glam into your look with a studded clutch handbag. This trend combines black leather of various textures with stud details for added embellishment with an edge. We are loving the various applications of chrome and even black on black studs.The “Moto” clutch from Botkier resembles a mini biker jacket translated into a clutch with its zippers, studs and flyaway tasseled zipper pulls. The Kettle peace clutch sends a summer of love vibe with a peace sign onto an envelope design with zipper closure.

Taking studs to the max, Sonia Rykiel covers one entire side of her clutch with circular studs and tops it off with a tassel zipper pull. The Burberry studded plates clutch is a bit more subtle with an elongated zip clutch touting black on black studs for a more subtle translation of this handbag trend. The Treesje London clutch combines shiny patent leather and touts a cool graphic edge with randomly placed round flat studs. Pair any of these studded clutches with a pair of destroyed skinny jeans, loose oversized tee and cage sandals for cutting edge look. Or to dress up your evening look, a LBD would complement a black leather studded clutch as well. July 10th, 2009 /

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Botkier Moto Clutch, $395 at Zappos.
Kettle Black Studded Peace Clutch, $136.50 Sale at ShopBop.
Sonia Rykiel Studded Leather Clutch, $400 at Net-a-Porter.
Burberry Women’s Studded Plates Leather Clutch, $556.50 at Bloomingdales.
Treesje London Clutch in Black Patent, $106 at Revolve Clothing.

D.S Pick of the Day: Rene Caovilla Plisse Chiffon Platform

These Rene Caovilla Plisse Chiffon Platforms really have my yearning for an evening event that I would be forced to buy them to wear at. So feminine, delicate but full of details and edge, these are evening shoes not to be missed. The ruffling and cute velvet bow up the “must have” factor in my book, and the contrast between nude and black is always and win-win.

Paired with a black cocktail dress, these shoes will definitely stand out, and get noticed. I love the flute shape of the heel, and it really adds to the overall image of the shoe. The peep-toe is very unique, in that it is in a v-shape. The lines of this heel are elegant, but definitely add a unique aspect to the shoe. The nude is almost a pink-ish tone which I really love, and complements the black beautifully. There are many fabrics in this one heel, but they all work phenomenally together. The only thing I wish is that there was no ankle strap, but I can deal with that, and it kind of adds to the more old school glamour of these platforms. Black cocktail dress is all you need, jewelry at a minimum and you are party-ready to dance the night away.

Rene Caovilla Plisse Chiffon Platform $1,040 BergdorfGoodman | July 15th, 2009 |