Relax and Have Fun: Prada Stones Clutch

Before we move to our next “essential white piece”, I can’t help sharing with you this look of Kate Mara. Resort collection is just designed for vacation? See how this eye-catching clutch makes Kate Mara stand out during the Tribeca Film Festival:

Kate Mara and her Prada Raso Pietre Stones Clutch

This green stones clutch from Prada instantly transformed the outfit: the fresh candy-like color brighten up the black ensemble; the smooth and various stones add fun and bohemia feeling to the otherwise formal LBD,  and they also create an impressive contrast. This Prada Raso Pietre Stones Clutch comes in other vivid colors, available here:

Prada Raso Pietre Stones Clutch

Besides this one, another clutch that caught my eyes is this jeweled one which is even more glamour and luxury:

Prada Raso Jeweled Clutch

They are definitely statement pieces on their own and go with everything: they will make your jeans-and-shirt combo look sophisticated, give your simple black or white cocktail dress glamour, and add more fun to your floral or print pieces, like these on the models:

Prada Resort 2012 Collection

Every Prada or Miu Miu show just let me admire Muiccia more. The collections she designed for us, the art events she hosted, the unique buildings she chose for Prada boutiques.. .all of these she did are beyond fashion. She is one of the talented designers who make me view fashion as a fine art and important cultural form

There is no doubt that Muiccia Prada has a great person style: from the Miu Miu collection, we can learn some about her wardrobe-understated, comfortable yet classic and cool. But I admire her most as a successful entrepreneur. Her business strategies, especially financial strategies lead Prada from owning one store to owning a big kingdom.

Her love story with Patrizio Bertelli is also so warm and touching. Another successful couple that the two can fulfill each other which reminds me of the Toledos- Isabel and Ruben.

Highly recommend Gian Luigi Paracchini’s book: The Prada Life to those who want to know more about this strong and fearless designer, entrepreneur and artist.

Mario Prada and Patrizio Bertelli

Back to Kate Mara–she actually was spotted many times wearing a LBD and using a box clutch as her finishing touch. Below are several looks of her from 2009 till now:

To achieve her look, here are two affordable but equally stylish versions that I love: first is from Banana Republic, it’s $98,but with frequent promotions, you can easily score it at half the price:

Banana Republic Renee ombre beaded clutch

Another one is–I think you may already knew, it has been loved by many bloggers–from Wanderlust . I personally like the first color which pops more and is good to carry year round.


Wanderlust clutch

Designer embellished box clutch choices (from Alexander McQueen, FENDI and MARCHESA):

Alexander McQueen clutch
Fendi shagreen Chameleon clutch
MARCHESA Crystal And Stone Clutch

If none of them is what you want, you DIY your own as this blogger did.

Hope you enjoy today’s post. Just a little reminder to all of us: we are strong, we work very hard and pursue independent, but don’t forget what this cute candy-like fun stone clutch reminds us: relax and have fun during the journey!





By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!