I do love a good awards ceremony – looking at all the beautiful dresses, the shoes, the other halfs, marvelling at the week-long body primping that must have taken place before the women hit the red carpet.
As the dress code is <i>extremely</i> formal and fancypants, you won’t catch many of these lovely ladies trotting around with big slouchy Balenciaga bags – instead, it’s all about the formal evening clutches and little purses.
Now, a lot of the women were wearing Swarovski crystals – whether on their purses, as in the case of the glorious Dolly Parton, as jewellery, or, as in the case of the lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones Douglas, on their actual dresses.
I love the idea of giving a Judith Leiber purse as a present – it must be like receiving an extremely covetable bag and fancy jewellery at the same time.
The purse pictured is the Swarovski Floral Clutch from the crystal goddess herself – a crystal-studded little clutch with detachable gold chain and gold lining. It also comes with a separate mirror and coin purse – an extremely beautiful all-rounder, with perfect spring shades.
Hey, it’s one step closer to the red carpet, right?
I am quite willing to give my heart to any clutch that doubles as a shoulder bag, but this particular clutch would be lovely even without the shoulder chain.
It’s the Swarovski Roll Clutch from Judith Leiber – a hard, hand-finished gem of a purse with gorgeous leather silver lining to set it all off.
It’s a great party purse of course: very shiny and sparkly and crystalicious, but what I love most is that it comes with the most adorable little coin purse to put all your spare change in.
It will cost you a (pretty) penny but it’s oh-so-worth it!