Proenza Schouler PS1 Linen and Leather Clutch via Net-a-Porter for $735.

This may sound crazy, but I swear that when I first laid eyes on the Proenza Schouler PS1 Linen and Leather Clutch, the room immediately felt a few degrees cooler. Things are starting to heat up in Atlanta, as always happens so quickly after we get those first few perfect spring days, and ceiling fans and air conditioners are working overtime to keep everyone below the Mason-Dixon Line from going outside, lying facedown in the grass and falling asleep in the sun.

I don’t know if I’ve ever heard or read so much buzz over a wallet; the gentlemen at Proenza Schouler sure do know how to work the fashion hype machine for maximum effect. On Friday came an exclusive tidbit via Vogue.com that Jack and Lazaro would be releasing a new wallet on the company’s website Monday, along with a single stock photo and conspicuously lacking price information to make us all salivate over the weekend.

Charity for charity’s sake is always rewarding, but charity that rewards you with a Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel made to your exact specifications is even better. Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez, the creative duo behind Proenza Schouler, have stepped up to the plate to auction off the chance for one lucky bidder to design a PS1 all her own. Of course, all proceeds from the auction will be donated to Japanese earthquake relief.

I am dreaming of the Proenza Schouler PS11 in Kelly Green to be that colorful piece in my spring and summer wardrobe.

We usually try to find a handbag or at least something handbag-related for our Want It Wednesday series, but sometimes, even the most ardent of bag lovers gets distracted by all of the other wonders that the fashion world has to offer. Today, I’m totally captivated by the Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 behind-the-scenes photos by Tommy Ton over at Jak & Jil, specifically this one of a model in a deceptively simple blanket-print dress.

Megs and I are big Proenza Schouler fangirls already, as many of you might have noticed, and I’m already on the record as loving the Proenza Schouler PS1 Crossbody Pouch. The bag is functional, exactly my style and cute as a button – how could I not love it? So when you add gorgeous sueded yellow crocodile into the mix, my heart beats even faster.

Proenza Schouler always leaves its best handbag theatrics for venues other than its runway shows, but the purses that grace the hands of the brand’s models are always worth a look nonetheless. Proenza Schouler Fall 2011‘s handbags (and we mean “handbags” literally – all were clutches) were more straightforward and useable than that non-intuitively shaped totes of Spring 2011, and in a variety of textures, finishes and color combinations.

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 may have walked down the runway less than an hour ago, but Jack and Lorenzo have already made three of fall’s bags available for pre-order – a PS1 pouchette ($975), satchel ($1925) and weekender ($1585), all in black leather and a jacquard blanket print. The bags will ship by mid-October, which seems like an eternity, but it’ll be here before you know it.

We will be seeing much more of the Proenza Schouler Keep All bags for both spring and fall 2011. But once you show me this croc version, plain leather seems too bland.

We have a first look at Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011 and all I can say is amazing. If you can not already tell, we are seriously Proenza Schouler obsessed.

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