Turn it ON and ON and ON - So much great texture at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills today. Alexander Wang’s display made me laugh out loud and his ocean blue leather bags were on fire. His Barney’s exclusive Rocco mini duffle bag was on hold for a customer, his Diego bucket bag was fondled twice while I was trying some jewelry, and then I gasped over this Darcy Hobo and this Brenda washed shoulder bag. I’m also gaga for L’Agence lately, especially this very femme blouse. In the store, they had intentionally dressed a mannequin wearing the shirt backward – and it worked! (That would be akin to buying two shirts in one, right? Um, right)?
I am also nutty for these affordable Nikki B friendship bracelets, composed of either tiny glass beads or crimp beads sliding on silk threads. I picked up the olive color a couple weeks ago that I’ve been wearing non-stop and think they would make perfect gifts. Did you know Barneys has a blog? It’s true and here, Carrie Chapman, Senior Buyer for CO-OP Accessories, says Nikki B lives in a “tree house” in Chile. (Don’t worry, it’s a nice “tree house” that’s been featured in Dwell magazine). Fortunately, there will always be way too much great Barneys loot to cover for one story, so please look for future Best of Barneys posts, stylespotting my favorite designers, discoveries and accessories.
Style Details: Rebecca’s great bracelets are (from the top): vintage 14k rose gold snake, Van Cleef & Arpels vintage Alhambra bracelet with yellow gold + black onyx and Cartier’s love bracelet in rose gold. (She had a cool vintage bracelet on her other wrist that had been engraved Maude A. Pillsbury). Elevator girl is also wearing the Cartier love bracelet (and each of their bags is over $1,800)! Red bag is Balenciaga’s Arena Giant Pompon in Pourpre and the black bag is this Givenchy. Bye, Barneys and see you soon.