For Spring 2009, Miuccia Prada decided to forgo bling. "It's primitive," she explained about her collection of artfully dishevelled looks and snakeskin prints, "going back to what counts." Snakeskin always counts in our book, be it this fabulous Well Grounded tote or matching shoes from Dulce, an up-and-coming designer located in San Diego. However, rest assured that no actual serpents were harmed so your fashion lust could be satisfied, given the skins are actually vegetable-dyed leather recycled from the food industry. Available at Piperlime.com.
- Lesley Scott