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“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.”

 

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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.

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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.

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Picks for Beyonce's Blue Ivy by Peggy Healy

Suddenly, it’s a blue, blue. blue, blue world. (Well, Earth always was blue from the moon.) Just ask Beyoncé and her hubby, Jay-Z, who named their brand-new baby Blue Ivy. Or Clara Kasavina, co-creator with her husband, sculptor Misha Berger, of the eponymous line of collectible evening hand bags and designer jewelry.

Clara and Misha have infused their Spring/Summer 2012 Collection with the freshest blues of the season. “We’re in the mood for blue, Sweetheart, not a blue mood,” confided Clara Kasavina, smiling. “We love all the shades -- baby blue, robin’s egg blue, aqua, sapphire. Our inspiration? We’ve taken our cues from fashion, travel, design history, Pop Art and pop culture.”  And speaking of pop culture, wasn’t that Beyoncé posing regally in Essence wearing Clara Kasavina’s cool as ice silver choker?

Thumb through the Clara Kasavina web site (I know, I know, it’s digital, but your thumb’s a digit, too) and see how many blue creations you can count.  I’ve found at least a half a dozen, but here’s one I just adore:

Clara Kasavina’s Swan Princess.  The frame of this romantic yet modern, baby blue python evening handbag is encrusted with Swarovski crystals so intricately set they conjure Kate Middleton’s Cartier tiara. The name comes from the charming clasp -- a pair of opposing swans wrought of crystals. Pretty silver chain straps are also inset with Swarovski diamanté. Wear it as a dazzling entrance accessory to your next party and swan around like a princess. Or like Beyoncé. They’ll be kneeling at your feet.

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Clara Kasavina Featured in the September issue of InStyle Magazine

After being recognized as a winner of The Independent Handbag Designer Awards for the InStyle Red-Carpet Ready Evening Bag 2011, we couldn’t have been prouder. Now, the excitement continues into the new fashion season as we have been featured in the prestigious September issue of InStyle Magazine.

Seen on the arm of the lovely and talented Miss. Cat Deeley host of So You Think You Can Dance presented by InStyle Magazine , we are thrilled to be a favorite pick of this glossy go-to mag.

InStyle is a leading destination for the hottest trends in celeb style, beauty and fashion – to be recognized by such a prominent magazine is truly a delight.  InStyle shows you how to recreate celebrity looks in your own life. Shown in the glossy with cover girl Beyonce, our Romeo Swarovski Crystal miniaudiere can be purchased here on our website.

Hailed by Vogue.com’s Candy Pratts Price as a top pick, our Romeo Miniaudiere is one of our hottest tickets to spice up your wardrobe for any season.

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Keep on the look out for our Romeo Miniaudiere on more of your favorite celebrities!