When I think of femme fatales, I think of women in sports cars, living life in the fast lane. Bond girls. The dangerous ones. I know a few amazing ladies like that in my life, and this guide is for them.
Anne Sylvain Purses, $50 to $2350. Available online. Patricia Raskin had us raring our engines for the latest handbags from Anne Sylvain, and they are perfect for holiday gifting. Having drawn her inspiration by the sleek style of luxury sports cars, Raskin incorporated rich colors and the finest in Ostrich and Alligator leather. The variation in texture is perfect; coupling both shiny and matte, just enough to shake up the uniformity but still maintain a streamline kind of style. Perfect for the woman on the go with no time for extra baggage. Some of our editors also love the purses, which keep the attitude at a slightly larger size.
Cocktail dresses by Kate S. Mensah. We first saw her work at Bellevue Fashion Week’s Independent Designer Runway Show and fell in love with her silks. Her Fall 2012 collection, “THE VISIONAIRE,” is luxe in reds, blacks and chocolates. A lady in one of her sleek numbers and an Anne Sylvain clutch means business.
Single Silo Vodka (80 proof), Project V Distillery. Available wherever Click Wholesale distributes. This is one of our favorite vodkas, and that’s only slightly because it’s made by a woman whose middle name is Danger. Because if this gift guide is about the dangerous woman in your life, how could it be complete without the mixings of a vodka martini?
Sea Combs by Elinor Portnoy, $25-$60. Available via Etsy. Elinor Portnoy’s combs range from the downright whimsical (check out her whale comb) to this $60 geometric bronze stunner based off an oyster shell. Use it to update a chignon or to make people wonder where you’re managing to find such amazing accessories.
Thank you, Anne Sylvain, Bellevue Collection, and Elinor Portnoy for the images! We’d love to put all these into one killer look for 2013.