October 5, 2012


I headed down Queen West with Neha to show her my favourite boutiques that I go to when I need some shopping therapy. We dropped by Charlie and Bicyclette, of course. I finally got to see what the Coal Miner's Daughter is all about and I fell in love with this black & white stripe leather clutch, designed by a Vancouver designer. It's such a statement piece to have in your closet. Pair it with something casual (like what I have on in the picture) or dress it up for a night out in the city. I'm not thoroughly convinced with the price. But, as I keep staring at it. Maybe, I'll drop by and grab it. 

This brings me to another point... I am seeing a lot of clutches that are becoming the statement pieces of the outfit on the recent runway shows, so I wouldn't be surprise if we see more bold colours and prints in the upcoming season from Zara and H&M at more affordable clutches. I feel clutches has always been around just dabbling here and there, but once the long clutches arises (where you are able to put MUCH more things aka wallet, cellphone, make-up, etc without any bulge), I think they are here to stay. 

This clutch I actually bought about 3 years ago when I was in the Philippines made by a local designer Aranaz. I am very big on looking for local designers and buying their creation because it guarantees that no one will have it and I'm not part of the norm. Sadly, I actually haven't used it and it has been sitting in my closet ever since. The clutch is hand made out of straw with some studs and snake skin detailing that makes the clutch perfectly amazing. Now that it's out of my closet... I'll take this out for a test drive. 

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