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Fashion Update

“WE NEVER REGRET OUR EXTRAVAGANCES, WE ALWAYS REGRET OUR PENNY-PINCHING” by Peggy Healy

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metgala
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celebs

If there ever was a time for extravagance, it’s now – the biggest party of the year, the Met’s Costume Institute Gala, is just a week away.  Are you ready to walk the red carpet or watch those who will?  Last year some favorite Clara Kasavina aficionados (wearers of Clara Kasavina evening bags and jewelry) strode the red carpet:   Beyonce,  RihannaCandy Pratts Price, and Jennifer Lopez (recently featured in the pages of VOGUE wearing Clara’s IVY CUFF) to name a few.

We asked Clara to pick an adorable clutch; the perfect IT bag; a drop-dead entrance evening bag; or a height-of-fashion minaudiere and pair it one of these stars, for this year’s show. And because the exhibit is entitled “Schiaparelli and Prada:  Impossible Conversations,” Clara references in her choices both of these iconic fashion figures – the 1930’s designer Elsa Schiaparelli and the very now Miuccia Prada.

 

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impossibleconversations

For Beyonce: Marquise is a height-of-fashion minaudiere encrusted with Swarovski Elements and crowned with a gorgeous sparkling blue marquise-shaped stone clasp.  The blue clearly honors the glam star’s new baby, Blue Ivy.  It also references the famous SchiaparelliTears Dress, a slender pale-blue evening gown printed with a Dali design of trompe l'oeil rips and tears. “Art and design – that’s what Misha (Clara’s husband and artistic partner) and I love.”

 

marquisebeyonce
marquisebeyonce

For Rihanna: Alexis is an adorable leather clutch in hot pink or you might say in shocking pink (Schiaparelli’s signature color named after the packaging color of her perfume, Shocking). For red carpet cool, this hot, neon-bright IT bag is the ticket. “And though it’s pink, we hope it will cause some green envy,” says Clara with a twinkle in her eye.

 

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shockingpink

For Candy Pratts Price:  This award-winning fashion editor adores color, so Clara chose Clara Kasavina’s Sophia Puff, an extravagant orange python clutch with a hand-sculpted metal frame topped by a floral center clasp set with cabochons and crystals.  Prada loves orange, too, as shown by a stunning coat and prints “enriched with orange” on the runway at her February show. “Love of color is love of life,” says Clara.

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pradaorange

For Jennifer Lopez:  Red is J.Lo’s color, so Clara picked Galaxy, a Python clutch in a sensual crimson red, inspired by a perfume bottle.  It features a hand-sculpted filigree metal frame with a Galactic center and a SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS clasp.  This is the drop-dead entrance evening bag, guaranteed to turn heads. “And darling, don’t we all want to turn heads,” says Clara.

Galaxy Clutch redpython
Galaxy Clutch redpython

Clara Kasavina will be presenting her Fall/Winter 2012 Collection during Accessories Circuit May 7-9, 2012 at Pier 94, NYC Booth #3315.

STACY KEIBLER, THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN RISE by Peggy Healy

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stacy kiebler george clooney

Darlings – you know that Clara Kasavina’s fabulous designer evening bags and brilliant jewelry creations routinely stride the red carpet adorning the likes of Catherine Zeta Jones, Rihanna, and Cat Deeley (to name just a few of Clara’s fans of the silver and TV screens). But are you au fait withthe newest sparkler on the scene?  No no no, we don’t mean the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond just sold at Christie’s auction. We’re talking about Stacy Keibler! Her star has been rising dramatically ever since her romance with heartthrob George Clooney became public last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. And she’s the latest celebrity to cotton to Clara Kasavina’s timeless, artful evening bags (which, by the way, are divine investment items).

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2214A Jeweled Shopper silver, ant. gold lr
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Stacey kiebler2 (1)

Here’s Stacy holding Clara’s Farrah bag, a golden rectangle studded with Swarovski Elements with a little double “stoned” tuck-in chain. The gold goes stunningly with Stacy’s golden tresses, but the bag comes in silver, too. Clara says, “Whatever your mood, dear. Silver and gold never grow old.”