You know I’m a fan of Thalé Blanc designer Deborah Sawaf’s catty clutch creations. But it just dawned on me: the cheetah-topped Adrienne, out of the Royale Safari collection, is purr-fection (yup, I said it) for New Year’s Eve! A dash of exoticism, a heaping of glamour, a vibe that naughtily suggests after-hours fun – this clutch, whether in bronze, black, silver, or beyond, has the ideal amount of each.
But I wouldn’t pair it with a typical cocktail dress. You want the appropriate amount of edge and elegance. A pair of metallic-black leather leggings, courtesy of L’Agence, with a brocade Bottega Veneta bustier makes for the right balance of rocker and femme. Pile chunky sparkle onto one wrist, a la Eddie Borgo, and add Gianvito Rossi’s super-sharp pumps, and you’re good to shine all night long. The Adrienne clutch is available at Thalé Blanc for $1,815.
L’Agence Leather Leggings
At Matches Fashion for $1,216.
Bottega Veneta Brocade Satin Corset
On Net-a-Porter for $890 (from $1,780).
Eddie Borgo Silver-Plated Crystal Bullet Cuff
On Net-a-Porter for $815
Eddie Borgo Silver Cone Bracelet
On Net-a-Porter for $525.
Net-a-PorterGianvito Rossi Metallic Leather and PVC Pumps
On Net-a-Porter for $625.