We love accessories as much as (or maybe more than) anyone, but accessories can’t exist in a vacuum. Handbags, shoes and jewelry are powerful because of the ways that they interact with each other and with the clothes that we wear, and orchestrating a look sometimes feels like trying to fit the last pieces into a jigsaw puzzle.

You could say that we have a little bit of experience with puzzles, and we’ve teamed up with Oscar de la Renta to explore the brand’s beautiful fashion jewelry and figure out how to display it to its fullest potential.

There was so much build up and anticipation ahead of the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 collection. Ever since the brand announced that Oscar would take ex-Dior designer John Galliano into his studio, the fashion world has been buzzing about this collection. Would Galliano have a major hand in the design process, would the collection be that of a dual collaboration, would Galliano take the stage with Oscar at the end of the show?

Oscar de la Renta is the king of elegance and glamour, so it only makes sense that his unique, highly detailed aesthetic continues to flourish in his accessories collections. I’ve watched his handbags transform, becoming more refined and beautiful season by season, and it’s fitting that the designer has one of the best clutch games out there. When it comes to evening wear, Oscar knows how to transform a woman into her most beautiful self, and it’s now clear that he also knows how to help her accessorize her most glamourous self.

Earlier this week we introduced you to Glossi, a website where anyone can put together their own online magazines. One of the great things about Glossi is that there is so much flexibility. If you had a chance to flip through the Fall 2012 Textures Glossi we shared on Monday, you probably noticed that we were able to share the same information that you would get from a regular magazine, but with the added bonus of having the products just a click away.

It’s been one crazy year thus far, but we have so much to be thankful for. Vlad and I are thankful for our family, friends, health, and great blessings. And on top of that, we are thankful for our work; from our amazing team we have the pleasure of calling our coworkers to our fabulous forum members and readers. Thank you for continuing to visit PurseBlog and PurseForum and supporting us.

Before I had ever attended one of Oscar de la Renta’s shows, I never thought the designer’s wares would speak to me. As it turns out, that could not be further from the truth – Oscar’s offerings are so drop-dead stunning that I have a hard time keeping myself from bolting onto the runway and taking outfits from the models bodies look by look.

A few times a year, Vlad and I have the absolute pleasure to delve into the glamorous and gorgeous world of Oscar de la Renta. Last week on a rainy NYC evening overlooking Bryant Park, de la Renta showed his Resort 2013 collection. With a plethora of black and white opening the show to an infusion of green, Oscar showed us again precisely why he is the master of elegance.

Oscar de la Renta is one of my absolute favorite designers. I typically dress more casually than the clothes he offers, but when I’m looking for something a little fancier, I always think of his designs. Recently, the team at OdlR told me that they added a new handbag designer to the team and there should be exciting things to come.

Oscar de la Renta has stepped up his accessory game. Over the past few collections, I have watched the bags get progressively better. While his clothing and gowns have always told the tale of beauty and grace, the bags never quite lured me in as much. But as of late, I truly can’t stop singing praises for Oscar’s bags. And that, dear readers, is the magic of this industry.

On Valentine’s Day, Vlad and I will be spending the evening with Karlie Kloss along with other beautiful models at the Oscar de la Renta show. It is the perfect evening for me as I love being taken into the dream world that Oscar creates season after season and obviously for Vlad as he gets to photograph the top models in the industry.

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