Marrakech Express

For Spring 2012 Elaine Turner, designer of nostalgic, ladylike handbags and shoes, had 1970s Liz Taylor on the mind.  Turner blends her enigmatic muse with the vibrant colors and flavors of Morocco to create perhaps her most colorful collection yet.  Handbags, clutches and beach totes in savory hues like banana, kiwi, turquoise, raspberry and tangerine, exude glamour in the heat of the moment.  Check out Elaine Turner’s new, day to evening spring collection at

Wear it as a cross body.  Carry it on the shoulder.  Carry it as a clutch.  Either way the Lily Beachgrass bag in banana or tangerine will get you where you’re going. 

The Maggie Beachgrass Travel Tote, the ultimate beach bag.

We can’t get enough of this fun, nostalgic clutch.


With the rain clouds finally clearing, the sun is here to stay.  While enjoying the idyllic springtime weather, we’ve been grabbing for our sunglasses more and more every time we head out the door.  Besides shielding our eyes from the blinding rays, sunglasses are the ideal accessory to add a little something extra to your daytime look.  Try cat eye frames for a retro 1950s effect, oversized circles to channel 1970s Jackie O., or Aviators when you have timeless sophistication on your mind.  For those who are dying to make a statement during the coming sunny months, go for an exaggerated frame shape in an unexpected, fun hue.  Like shoes, sunglasses are one of those things you can never have too many of!  

[Bold pinks and chunky frames from Cutler & Gross]

[This spring Miu Miu experimented with shape and frame and lens color.]

[OOOH LA!  The Row]

[An unexpected neon blue from Matthew Williamson]

[Look for Karen Walker’s ‘Number One’ and other styles on in the coming weeks!]