Throughout history, the architectural motifs of Roman and Florentine cathedrals have inspired myriad fabulous items - including a new line of luxury handbags designed by NYC fashion stylist Constance Victory. Her first collection, "Bag to the Basics: a Return to Luxury" echoes colorful stained glass windows and ornate church facades with hand-painted exotic skins - including croc, python & lizard - mixed with rich nappa leathers.
"Exotic leather patchwork is a staple of my aesthetic," explains Victory. "Pieces are produced in limited numbers and acute attention to detail can be seen in the craftsmanship. All bags are lined in our signature 'Victoire-ian' purple suede, reminiscent of the royal purple hue worn by Roman emperors and Florentine aristocrats." Available at VictoireFocx.com.
- Lesley Scott