Sunday, January 16, 2011


Alexander Mcqueen handbags

The tortoise shell is a classic, but usually the print is limited to glasses frames, and the occasional hair accessory.  I have always loved the graphic quality of a high contrast tortoise shell, and it's similarity to a blurred leopard print (trend of the moment) makes it even more appealing recently.

A great pair of tortoise sunglasses is an essential, cateye or wayfarer preferably.

Super Lucia ($161, and Karen Walker Derby ($180,

Norma Kamali Square Cat Eye ($250, and Elizabeth & James sunglasses ($185,

Once I spotted this Nixon chronograph watch, I fell in love with the idea of a tortoise shell timepiece.  Surprisingly, there are a multitude of options available.

Nixon 42-20 ($450, and Michael Kors Bracelet Watch ($180,

D&G Bezel Chronograph ($215, and Nixon ($99.95,

Anne Klein Chronograph ($95, and Michael Michael Kors Bangle watch ($195,

I would be remiss if I didn't mention tortoise jewelry, perfect to mix in with other resin pieces or metals.

Pono cuff ($132, and Kenneth Jay Lane pendant necklace ($62.19,

Hoop earrings ($26, and Prada Plex Chain Link necklace ($395,

Tortoise shell has even infiltrated footwear.  A patent tortoise pump is versatile as well as a statement shoe--the golden combination.

Yves Saint Laurent Ideale ($520, and Melissa by Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon ($150, 

DSquared tortoise heel sandal ($851, and J. Crew patent peep toes ($198,

This Alexander McQueen clutch is truely a work of art.  Can you imagine how much better a little black dress would look when carrying this? 

Alexander McQueen Knuckle clutch ($2,145,

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