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While I was making the rounds at an event last fall, my favorite Jil Sander jacket disappeared—such are the occupational hazards of covering the party circuit. This silk/cotton satchel is exactly what I need to move on from my fashion loss. The contemporary metal frame and convertible straps are the hallmarks of designer Raf Simons’ Madame handbag collection, the bold nautical stripes make it easy to keep it in my sights at all times, which won’t be much of a concern since I can’t take my hands off of it.
 
—Bronwyn Barnes, Entertainment Editor

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While I was making the rounds at an event last fall, my favorite Jil Sander jacket disappeared—such are the occupational hazards of covering the party circuit. This silk/cotton satchel is exactly what I need to move on from my fashion loss. The contemporary metal frame and convertible straps are the hallmarks of designer Raf Simons’ Madame handbag collection, the bold nautical stripes make it easy to keep it in my sights at all times, which won’t be much of a concern since I can’t take my hands off of it.

Bronwyn Barnes, Entertainment Editor

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In 1906 Guerlain created this soliflore (a fragrance focused on a single flower’s scent) in honor of La Fête du Muguet (Lily of the Valley Day). Every year on May 1st, while the French present their loved ones with bunches of the delicate blossoms to wish them love and luck, Guerlain upholds its own tradition by re-introducing the lily-inspired scent. Now, after undergoing its latest renaissance—subtle variations were made on the composition of supporting notes like jasmine, lemon and sandalwood and hand-numbered flacons were created with collectors in mind—Muguet is back for another limited engagement. If you’re lucky enough to score a bottle of the coveted fragrance, breathe in the fresh floral bouquet and savor the sweet taste of victory.
 
—Bronwyn Barnes, Entertainment Editor

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In 1906 Guerlain created this soliflore (a fragrance focused on a single flower’s scent) in honor of La Fête du Muguet (Lily of the Valley Day). Every year on May 1st, while the French present their loved ones with bunches of the delicate blossoms to wish them love and luck, Guerlain upholds its own tradition by re-introducing the lily-inspired scent. Now, after undergoing its latest renaissance—subtle variations were made on the composition of supporting notes like jasmine, lemon and sandalwood and hand-numbered flacons were created with collectors in mind—Muguet is back for another limited engagement. If you’re lucky enough to score a bottle of the coveted fragrance, breathe in the fresh floral bouquet and savor the sweet taste of victory.

Bronwyn Barnes, Entertainment Editor


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I wore my fair share of neon back in junior high, but these days there’s no way I could pull off glow-in-the-dark jelly bracelets and hot pink leg warmers. Finally, designer Christopher Kane has put a grown up spin on fluorescent fashion with this sheer lace jacket. All I need is a white tee and jeans, a summer glow and maybe a few of my nephew’s Silly Bandz and I’ll be ready to bring my all-time favorite ’80s trend into 2011.
 
—Bronwyn Barnes, Entertainment Editor

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I wore my fair share of neon back in junior high, but these days there’s no way I could pull off glow-in-the-dark jelly bracelets and hot pink leg warmers. Finally, designer Christopher Kane has put a grown up spin on fluorescent fashion with this sheer lace jacket. All I need is a white tee and jeans, a summer glow and maybe a few of my nephew’s Silly Bandz and I’ll be ready to bring my all-time favorite ’80s trend into 2011.

Bronwyn Barnes, Entertainment Editor


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Forget the flats—if I’d been a member of the Roman Empire I would have paired my palla with these edgy espadrilles. The gladiator-inspired style is trademark Ghesquière, the nautical colors are perfectly on-trend and the just-short-of-vertiginous wedge is totally (gasp!) wearable. Whether storming the beach, conquering a backyard bbq, or taking in an outdoor screening of Roman Holiday, I’ll be slipping these on to tacke almost every summer event.

Bronwyn Barnes, Entertainment Editor


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I had my first major jewelry experience when I was a ten-year-old flower girl in my aunt’s wedding. For the occasion, my mother accessorized me in my little charm bracelet totally tricked out with mementos from trips across the country and talismans collected along the way. Well, my treasure rang like a little bell when I walked the aisle and at the reception everyone wanted to see my special trinket. That’s when I learned what a great conversation piece jewelry can be. With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I would love to return the favor and give my mother a loaded up charm bracelet like this one from Mary Margaret Lang’s vintage collection. It could break the ice anywhere.

—Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry and Watches



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I had my first major jewelry experience when I was a ten-year-old flower girl in my aunt’s wedding. For the occasion, my mother accessorized me in my little charm bracelet totally tricked out with mementos from trips across the country and talismans collected along the way. Well, my treasure rang like a little bell when I walked the aisle and at the reception everyone wanted to see my special trinket. That’s when I learned what a great conversation piece jewelry can be. With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I would love to return the favor and give my mother a loaded up charm bracelet like this one from Mary Margaret Lang’s vintage collection. It could break the ice anywhere.

Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry and Watches

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Click here for more details on this loaded trinket!