Harden up princess!

I have noticed that a lot of my latest wish list items have something in common.  Pure attitude and the ability to toughen up a look.  Any pieces which melds my age old favourite colour black with either a fetish (but sophisticated) influence, a touch of metal hardware bling, perforated materials, leather or strategically cut out designs, are on my list. 

Granted my choices below are predominately not suitable for wall flowers.  Some of them border on hard-core pieces that may well be confused, if teamed all together, as being a little too S&M dominatrix.  Still these are my favourites and it's a trend that is booming on the S/S runways.  Naturally balance needs to be considered. I would choose to add just one or two killer pieces to my wardrobe.  These pieces are dramatic enough in themselves without going all head to toe.  Shudder!

In all honesty, I can't see the knee-high gladiator sandals forming part of my wardrobe. My lifestyle just doesn't afford me the opportunity to wear them, but hell they are cool!  With that one exception, I bet I could mange to work in any of the others.  Now money tree, where art thou?

The details...

Row 1 (across, left to right)
Jerome Dreyfuss 'Pat' perforated leather bag (here)
Christopher Kane flower embossed leather clutch (here)
Chloe 'Charlie' leather tote (here)
Givenchy Obsedia star-studded minaudiere (here)

Row 2 (across, left to right)
Vince leather jogging pants (here) 
Haider Ackermann cutout stretch-jersey dress (here)
3.1 Phillip Lim leather overalls (here)
Victoria Beckham broderie anglaise-paneled dress (here)

Row 3 (across, left to right)
Valentino Rockstud slingbacks in matte leather (here)
Gianvito Rossi satin sandals (here)
Givenchy multi-strap suede sandals (here)
Gianvito Rossi gladiator knee high sandals (here)

Row 4 (across, left to right)
Ksubi leather top (here)
Balmain leather jacket (here)
T by Alexander Wang leather bralette (here)
Saint Laurent leather biker jacket (here)

Row 5 (across, left to right)
Valentino 'Va Va Voom' studded bracelet (here)
Gucci gold plated leather cuff (here)
Alexander McQueen 4209 sunglasses (here)
Omega Speedmaster day date watch (here)


  1. I love these edgier choices - the Christopher Kane clutch is just dreamy, if only I had a spare $600 to splash out on it!

  2. I think the bags and clutches would be incredibly easy to wear! :)

    Agree with you about the knee high sandals though - they are absolutely stunning but I wouldn't get any wear out of them either :(

    Away From The Blue

  3. Stunning, great choice of items.


  4. Great selection! My favorites are the Valentino heels and the leather bralette from Wang. xo Kayin

  5. love everything here mandi! actually got myself some leather joggers, but it's been too hot to wear out + that phillip lim overalls are a dream..

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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