Jessica Alba has been in NYC for a full week for New York Fashion Week events – we saw her at the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target launch party last week, and she was spotted at the Ralph Lauren runway show yesterday morning. Here she is winding down with an iced coffee and a flashy Jimmy Choo Rebel Mini Studded Shoulder Bag.

Anyone who’s gone looking to buy a handbag recently (or anyone who stops by the blog-place we’ve got going here on a regular basis) knows that the influence of Celine cannot be contained: flared-gusset bags have been a thing, and they will continue to be a thing until Phoebe Philo deigns to give the rest of fashion something else to play with.

Are you in the market for a handmade, highly expensive piece of art that doubles as a clutch and allows onlookers a small peek into the condition of your psyche, or at the very least, into your opinion of yourself? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve mentioned Jimmy Choo’s recent collaboration with pop artist Rob Pruitt before, but somehow, we neglected to highlight the Jimmy Choo x Robb Pruitt Limited Edition Angel and Devil Crystal Minaudieres, which cost $15,000 apiece, until now.

This weekend, NYC is supposed to have temperatures into the mid-50s. That’s not winter weather; that’s spring weather, and for that I thank you Mother Nature. I am sure a nice, warm weekend only means far colder weeks to follow, but for now I will take what I can get. There is no pattern that channels spring more than floral, and Jimmy Choo added it to their candy clutch.

Earlier this week, Vlad and I popped down to the West Village to preview the much-hyped Jimmy Choo x Rob Pruitt launch at the brand’s boutique. I knew of Rob Pruitt’s work, but seeing how it would translate onto bags and shoes had me wondering. Everything about the line is younger and fresh, with multitudes of colors and prints and patterns.

Oh, Jimmy Choo.

On a certain level, you have to respect the brand for doggedly pursuing its over-the-top aesthetic in spite of the fact that fur, fringe, embroidery and purple suede, when all grouped together on the same handbag, are objectively a bad idea. I’m not sure if tireless commitment to bad ideas is a laudable thing or not, but at the very least, consistency is appreciated.

If you’ve been a longtime PurseBlog reader, you might recall my obsession with clutches. I mean, I am certifiably obsessed with clutches. Everyone gravitates towards a certain style of handbags, even if it’s just slightly, over other styles. When Jimmy Choo pumps out a clutch like this one, I am reminded why I sway the clutch way.

The Jimmy Choo Sweetie Acrylic Clutch reminds us all that it’s ok not to take handbags too seriously.

Growing up in South Florida, my friends and I were beach babies. We went from swimming pools to oceans and spent our weekends trying to surf. I say “trying” to surf because there was a long amount of time that I mostly just paddled around on my surf board before I ever even attempted to stand up. After a while, we all got better at surfing and at school we were part of the surfer crowd.

Jimmy Choo Solar Studded Hobo, $1795 via Neiman Marcus

I warned y’all this was going to happen, so don’t say that I didn’t.

In fact, I warned you back in May that Jimmy Choo seemed intent on foisting the Jimmy Choo Solar Studded Hobo on the fashion world, and it took a little longer than we (or the company, probably) anticipated to get here, but did you use that time to prepare yourself?

Jimmy Choo Whipstitched Fur Crossbody, $1336 via Neiman Marcus

When I discovered the Jimmy Choo Whipstitched Fur Crossbody on Neiman Marcus’s sale page (naturally) last night, my brain flooded with innumerable questions. Why had I never seen this bag before? Surely it had been around for a while if it’s now on the sale page? I trawl Neiman Marcus for things to write about nearly every day, how did I miss it?

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