Marni Patent Shoulder Bag

Marni has been known for its modern touches and geometric shapes on its bags. I have been a huge fan of Marni in the past, yet I am not sure that this purse is for me. A runway look, the Marni Patent Shoulder Bag is designed with bright green patent leather on its framed body. The top frame is black and there are brown leather handles. The clean lines give a fresh look and a no hassle feel. There is no fuss about this bag, just simplicity with emphasis on a color burst. Is this bag too much at once or the perfect addition of color? This bag is funky, urban chic, and a great burst of color.

Buy through Net A Porter for $1265.

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Marni Satin Framed Clutch
Marni Satin Framed Clutch

Marni is a brand known for their art deco theme that is done in a very minimalist manner. This clutch is a perfect example of what Marni does best. The Marni Satin Framed Clutch implements resin square embellishments on the front with a kissing clasp closure at the top. The navy satin body pulls the embellishments together and gives the perfect touch. This clutch is small, measuring only 8″W x 7″H, yet large enough to carry the essentials for a night out. This is a great piece with an art deco feel, to make you feel as if you are walking the streets of South Beach. The clutch is shown with a great outfit option; a sleek white Alexander Wang dress and a funky Roberto Cavalli bangle. The price will also lure you in, as this bag is well under the $500 mark. Buy through Net A Porter for $336.

Marni Large Leather Tote The always eclectic fashion designer Marni is at it again. Combining the hottest color for the upcoming season, gray, with a modern twist the Marni Large Leather Tote is a cutting-edge design. The truffle shiny leather is an alluring shade of gray and the contrast chocolate trim adds depth to the bag. The circular shape gives off a mod vibe along with the two small handles on top and the pleating on each side. Inside a burst of color is added with the blue shell lining. The gray trend has caught on good and steady, been showcased by every designer under the sun and this bag is yet another option. Completely in style and completely big enough for everyday wear (along with an across the body strap). Buy through Net A Porter for $1620.

And don’t be afraid to add color to your wardrobe this fall! While gray shades are taking over, a burst of color is a fashion must. Match the inside blue shell lining with a pair of blue pumps. Opt for the Christian Louboutin Simple Leather Pumps {$575 via NAP} or the Miu Miu Iridescent Pumps {$525 via NAP}.

Christian Louboutin Simple Leather Pumps

Marni Long Patent Clutch A different shape and a bag has a whole new feel. Most of us are used to our clutches being wider than they are long. It just feels right to hold a clutch in my hand of the ‘usual’ dimensions. Marni is catching some attention with their longer than wide clutch, which measures 5″W x 7″H x .5″D. Upon first picture inspection, the clutch looks huge, but that is just your mind playing tricks on you. The Marni Long Patent Clutch is actually an itty-bitty clutch that sports an elongated look and a silver chain wrist strap. It is almost like a miniature, and on my 5 feet and 10 inches it may look silly, but it can fit modern day slim cell phone, lipstick, ID, and another misc must. The only aspect I am not totally keen on, other than the size, is the wood and rhinestone detail on the front. There is an oval wood detail that is covered in tiny rhinestones on the top center of this patent leather clutch. The wood detailing is fine by me, gives the clutch an edge, but the rhinestones are not a huge plus in my book. Though, I suppose since the bag is so small it won’t be in your face, and can look subdued and funky rather than ornate and tacky. Through Net-A-Porter for $336.

Marni Printed Cotton Shopper Neutrals and black and white (or any shade of black or white) are always the safest colors. Personally, I look drab in many beige colors, but deeper browns are great on me. I look better in gray than in black. I like both white and any shade of creme on myself. We are all different, but black and white are fairly safe colors. I will admit, I’d prefer a pink canvas bag to a black/ivory, but there is some appeal in the Marni Printed Cotton Shopper. This tote bag is made with cotton canvas, a maze like pattern, and has drawstrings openings at the top. I am actually getting a tad dizzy looking at it, which makes me realize it is totally not for me, but I do think it is great for a younger age gal wanting to dress down. Leather trim and nylon handles finish off this Marni shopper. Simple, but the maze reminds me a tad of a lab mouse maze, and that is sure something that I do not want to be reminded of when carrying around my everyday. What are your thoughts? Is this a safe bag, a fun bag, a bag only for young people, a bag that you despise, a bag that makes you dizzy?

Via NAP for $474.

Marni Large Patent Bowling BagUp and coming Marni is at it again with another handbag that is sure to make quite a splash. The Marni Large Patent Bowling Bag intermixes ebony patent leather alongside gathered material and a structured top. Consuela Castiglioni has headed this Italian label since its birth in 1994 and and the designs can be described as ‘artsy, out of the ordinary; funky fashion student””with a trust fund.” Upon first inspection of this handbag, the gathered sections, sleek patent leather, and mod appeal jumps out. Not over the top and not looking like Castiglioni had to try to hard, the bag flows perfectly into trendy perfection with a sharpened sense of style. The size is large but not overpowering, with a width of 55cm x length of 38cm x depth of 23cm. Via Browns for $1209.

Marni Washed Leather Slouch Bag

Vlad and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and enjoyed Black Friday Shopping (or hiding). We went to a wedding which manifested in open bar, nature preserve, and nearly getting stuck in an elevator (don’t ask). After an overly filling Thanksgiving meal, we overly ate (and drank) at the wedding. So right now sweats are my best friend and skirts that have some give are a plus. This is where a big and simple handbag make for the perfect accessory, not attracting too much attention and being able to hide a bit of additional attention my body acquired after this holiday weekend. Perfect to remain an accessory and not a focal piece is the Marni Washed Leather Slouch Bag. This handbag implements simple yet not drab gray plush washed leather, a slouchy style to add a hip touch, and a detachable shoulder strap. A zip top closes the bag and the corners have an added touch of panels and contrasting leather trim. As far as up and coming ‘it’ bag designers, Marni is on the list. Watch this brand transform into shoulder candy of the masses, just give it time. Buy it through Net-A-Porter for $1065.

Marni Patent Leather Clutch

Florida is known as the Sunshine state. In the past week and a half I have seen nothing but rain. But today was absolutely GORGEOUS. So after I picked up Vlad from the airport, we went along the beach front road and made a pit stop at Bal Harbour Shops (which is my favorite place to shop of all time!!!) Patent leather was all over the place, on shoes and handbags galore along with geometric shapes and patterns on clothes. Justin Timberlake may be bringing sexy back, but fall 2006 is brining the 80′s back. My pick for a clutch that incorporates both patent leather and geometric shapes is the Marni Patent Leather Clutch. This framed clutch is made with light brown patent leather with a geometric chunky chain that alternates between tortoiseshell, gold oval, and large perspex links. The piping is cream colored which leads into the dark brown canvas lining and inside pocket. Hitting some of the major trends for fall, this clutch is available via Net-A-Porter for $1269.

Marni Washed Leather Concertina Bag

Anyone looking for a school bag? I was doing my lazy early morning Sunday usual, laying in bed looking at expensive bags on my lap top when I ran into a perfect school bag. The Marni Washed Leather Concertina Bag is a brown washed leather bag with gold hardware. Many times I have gotten emails from people wondering what could be used as a good school bag that still was stylish, and I truly think this is a good answer. Although a school bag would probably get quite the beating (that is if you actually go to class), it would still be nice to carry a sturdy and stylish leather bag. This bag has a long fabric strap which attaches with a chunky clasp in case you would like to use it as a messenger bag. If not you could use the leather handle as a top carrier. This cute bag features buckle fastenings on the front and the body of the bag is divided into three sections for all your different goods. Lined in a beige canvas and including an internal zip pocket, there is not much more you could want or need in a school bag. The price may be a little undesirable, but if you are one of the stylish chicks yearning for that perfect stylish school bag, I would keep this bag in consideration. Available via Net-A-Porter for $1015.00.

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