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.
Norma Kamali Square Cat Eye ($250, normakamalicollection.com) and Elizabeth & James sunglasses ($185, shopbop.com)
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.
Anne Klein Chronograph ($95, anneklein.com) and Michael Michael Kors Bangle watch ($195, neimanmarcus.com)
I would be remiss if I didn't mention tortoise jewelry, perfect to mix in with other resin pieces or metals.
Pono cuff ($132, neimanmarcus.com) and Kenneth Jay Lane pendant necklace ($62.19, pret-a-beaute.com)
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, bluefly.com) and Melissa by Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon ($150, urbanminx.com)
DSquared tortoise heel sandal ($851, luisaviaroma.com) and J. Crew patent peep toes ($198, jcrew.com)
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, alexandermcqueen.com)