I generally like diamonds on my body and not my bags. It’s just a personal preference (I’d be too scared to lose a few diamonds or have the bag stolen!). But I do love the sparkly look of my crystal-encrusted clutches, particularly for bringing enchantment to evening ensembles. Not-so-precious crystals are somewhat worry-free, while a bag covered in emerald-cut and asscher diamonds would be a dream to own and a nightmare to maintain and care for. Enter the call of trompe l’oeil!
It may be an optical illusion, but there’s nothing false about the appeal of this pattern. Lanvin‘s cheeky diamond print is the perfect solution for the girl who likes a lot of bling on her bag but can do without the price tag and maintenance (and who wears diamonds with everything, jeans and sweats included). Who would have thought canvas could glitter so brightly? This photo-perfect design proves diamond’s are a snob’s best friend, no matter what form they come in! Available on Net-a-Porter.
Canvas Clutch, $855.
Canvas Tote, $850.