Do you need a wedding purse? This simple question often triggers an array of responses. Some brides would never consider walking out the door, to the chapel, without one. Other women dismiss the notion because the thought of dealing with one more item is too overwhelming. However, the age of technology (think, smartphones and digital cameras) and the fact that the majority of brides will need certain vanity items throughout the day, necessitates and validates the wedding purse as an essential wedding ensemble accessory.
A wedding purse does not need to be, nor should it be, big and bulky. A classic evening bag, like Carlo Fellini’s Mary Grace in crystal ivory, will stylishly conceal a bride’s lipstick, phone and breath mints. In fact, smart phones are one of the reasons that a large percentage of brides choose to carry a wedding purse. Technology, like Instagram and Facebook, make it easy to enjoy and remember impromptu photo opportunities throughout the day. An elegant handbag to protect and store items, like smartphones, is the perfect solution to help make memories using the latest technology.
While the idea behind a wedding purse is to fashionably store small, personal items; a wedding purse can also be an idyllic accessory that sets you apart from every other bride. For example, the Carrie by Carlo Fellini is a 4-inch deep evening bag, adorned with classic roses in white, which mimics a timeless and elegant bouquet. Greeting guests and posing for pictures, no one will ever know that the bouquet you are carrying is actually an evening bag. For brides who are a little more daring, the Carrie also comes in cloud silver, an equally stunning color that makes this the ultimate wedding purse.
A wedding purse also makes a delightful bridal shower gift for a daughter, granddaughter, sister or soon-to-be daughter in-law. Start a new tradition that will be passed down from generation to generation by gifting a wedding purse, like Carlo Fellini’s Casablanca. Available in classic wedding colors, such as ivory and white, the satin body and beaded detail on the roses, creates a bag destined to become a family heirloom.
A wedding purse can be a stylish accessory, a family heirloom or a sophisticated phone and lipstick holder. No matter what your reason is for purchasing a wedding purse, it should always be a part of your wedding ensemble.
As autumn approaches and wraps itself around us in a blanket of cool days, falling leaves and layered clothing, you may think that means you are reduced to replacing your chic, colorful evening bags for something a little more, dare we say, dull? Autumn style is anything but dull. In fact, with the bright colors on the trees and the rich colors of Halloween and Thanksgiving there are plenty of choices to stay stylish and fresh during fall.
Autumn is the beginning of the party season. While the little black clutch, like the little black dress, will always be a welcomed party guest now is the time to spice things up. The Isis evening clutch in purple with its gathered front design and rhinestone-encrusted silver bow latch is a worthy and trusty holiday party companion. Did you know that Isis was an ancient Egyptian Goddess? When you enter the room your goddess powers will be in full bloom when you carry this magical clutch.
When the cool breeze of autumn reddens our cheeks and urges us to bundle up in comfy sweaters, we are reminded that summer is officially gone. However, we can recall the feeling of the beach even during a swanky holiday party. The Alma clutch in a metallic gold is exquisite. Its scalloped design resembles the delicate shells that once touched our feet during a walk along the beach. When you open it to retrieve your lip gloss or cell phone, you will be tempted to listen to the sounds of the ocean.
Autumnal elegance can also be attained by indulging in the sophistication and charm of the Elizabeth clutch from Carlo Fellini. Available in two tones of chestnut, this soft satin evening clutch will compliment a variety of fall dresses. The rhinestone flower contributes to the charm of this gorgeous clutch. You will be the envy of the party!
As you can see, autumn needs not be a season to dread. It is a time to experiment with colors and styles you would normally forgo. Autumn is a time of change. This autumn strive to transform into your inner goddess with a gorgeous new evening bag and begin the holiday season in style!
If you are fortunate enough to have access to a plethora of styles of evening bags, this decision may not be hard for you, but not everyone is so fortunate, and a decision must be made in order to remain comfortable and organized throughout the night. Being comfortable is going to be the hinge for this decision, and the surroundings for the venue of the event will be the determining factor.
If you are attending an awards banquet, such as a red carpet event where you will be seated for most of the evening, then a clutch will serve you very well as a choice of satchel. You will be able to keep it on your lap as you enjoy the awards, and have it easily in hand when parading around the crowd. Clutches from Carlo Fellini, such as the Epifania, are dazzling with crystals adorning the top, so they will serve double duty as an eye catcher to enhance your jewelry accessories also. Diamonds and gold go wonderfully with crystals and the sleek black color of this clutch.
An event on a yacht or in a fast paced arena such as a casino will call for the use of a shoulder bag. You will be able to keep your purse close to you and secure by wearing it across your body or just hanging gently from one shoulder. Either way, the hustle and bustle of the casino will not leave you with a missing handbag, or, heaven forbid, a clutch that get dropped overboard should you be out on the water. Carlo Fellini offers a wonderful shoulder bag in the Asya. This bag has a 20" drop chain that is long enough to be worn across the body comfortably, and it also has a hard case, so it will take bumps and jostles while in a crowd without allowing damage to its contents.
Another gala that would call for a shoulder bag would be one offering drinks and hors d'oeuvres in a setting where you will be standing for the majority of the evening. Handbags will be difficult to maneuver in such a situation, because many times you need the use of both hands. Champagne glass in one hand and a small appetizer in the other will not work if you also have to grasp a clutch. The Claire from Carlo Fellini will be excellent for such an occasion. The snap closure remains easy to open and close, even with the 20" drop engaged so you can comfortably use it as a shoulder bag and still keep a grasp on that glass of champagne. It also offers many color choices, so it can be used for a myriad of occasions.
Location is the largest deciding factor for the appropriate style of evening bags; however your own comfort is also a huge factor. If you feel you will be comfortable placing a clutch under your arm to be held tightly against your body all evening at an event, then that will be acceptable. But remember, evening bags are made with the option of a drop chain for a reason.