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LA (HOLLYWOOD): THE BEST INEXPENSIVE INTUITION CLUTCH

By Nora Zelevansky / December 17th, 2009

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I'm not necessarily proud of this fact, but generally I like the majority of my accessories high-end and (sadly) pricey.  (That's also how I like my men, but that's a story for another time, right Andre?)  I'll wear what I like to call "disposable clothing" from H & M, Forever 21 and Top Shop all day long, but accessories–I dunno–I like real jewelry, non-synthetic scarves, non-plastic heels etc.   And, when it comes to bags, I love supple buttery leather, brushed suede, vintage Art Deco appointments (sourced from the 1920's), hand-sewn stitches, weaving and pleats.

So you can imagine my joy and surprise when, while perusing the goods at TargĂ©t, I happened upon the above inexpensive Belt clutch (for, yup, $19.99) and actually really liked it!  Some of the alarm dissipated when I realized that the bag was designed by Jaye Hersh, owner of trendoid (to use one of my father's expressions) LA boutique, Intuition.  In fact, she's created a whole line called Hollywood Intuition (okay, forgive the name).  Anyway, the bag at least feels like real leather (and if it walks like a duck, then who cares if it really is one), so I'm on board.

And that's what we call a clutch find.

Sorry.  You know I have no pun self-control.  Shame on you.  You've always known.

xo – N.

LA (AND BEYOND): CRUMPLED TWENTY

By Nora Zelevansky / March 4th, 2009

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(B + S Features Jennifer George NYC's Necklaces Above)

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My taste skews pretty classic, so–for contrast–I'm a sucker for an eclectic or bold accessory to liven things up.  Enter Jennifer George NYC, whose new one-of-a-kind necklace collection (created from vintage treasures scouted from NYC to Toronto and beyond) are a layerer's dream.

Our trusty pal Blackburn + Sweetzer reports the deets on the designer's LA trunk show at beloved accessory shop Intuition on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.  Jennifer's unique bijoux is not yet on sale at any LA boutiques, so this is a rare chance to grab some bohemian props (although I believe you can order via contact info on the website too).

Best of all, no two are alike, so your piece is supremely unique.

Just like your own eclectic ass, right?

xo – N.