The ideal handbag should take you from breakfast to work, and then on to cocktails and dinner—all the while looking appropriate and unassailably chic. If that sounds like a tall order, we invite you to have a look at Cecelia’s Matte Python Convertible Clutch, which functions so stylishly in any eviron. It can do everything from ferry an iPad to make red carpet appearances (just ask Rachel Bilson, Alexis Bledel and Jennifer Lopez).
The key to this bag’s special brand of versatile elegance is its mix of impeccable materials and stay-out-of-the-way design. Cecelia designer Hillary Lammens selects only the finest butter-soft buffed python skins, and then dyes them in rich but go-with-everything colors like the navy, khaki and cream that we’re offering.
With such fantastic material as her base, Lammens is able to keep her design minimal and adaptable—you can carry this as a clutch or add the removable rhodium-plated copper chain and use it as a shoulder bag. Folded, it hold keys, credits cards, lipstick and a phone; unfolded, it’s roomy enough to add an iPad or book. And if you want to travel with it, it packs completely flat.
And of course we can’t help but love Lammens’s inspiration: “The postcard for Cecelia would be Jerry Hall descending the stairs of a small plane on Mustique, with just a carry-on containing sublimely chic pieces which are luxurious and versatile, allowing her to look effortlessly cool.” she says. Hey, a girl can dream.
from Rowayton, CT