A la mode: Pop a Cork
Proenza Schouler has designed a convertible clutch that is abstract art you can hold in your hand.
Brushstrokes of every color are cast over the purse’s cork construction like a rainbow refraction when glass is held up to light. Pops of cardinal red accent the sides of the bag, providing stability as well as a punch of color. Its metallic latch closure keeps the casual cork polished, and its removable strap means you can wear it on your shoulder or as a crossbody.
In a world full of minimalists, be a maximalist in these perfectly-engineered and intricately-designed Erica Courtney drop earrings. Each earring is comprised of three pieces — one hoop, or “huggie,” encrusted with tiny white diamonds, another golden drop, and finally, a chandelier-like silhouette with a dollop of green amethyst. These earrings are innovative in their construction, which enables the one who adorns them to add elements fit for her level of decadence for the day. Each piece can be purchased separately and added on over time, making for a romantic gesture of a promising future. Find them at Kiki.
About the shop: New York-based brand Proenza Schouler, founded in 2002, is emblematic of the kind of brands Kiki carries: newer, younger and cooler, but with an elegant edge. The shop is highly-curated yet has a sense of refined ease, striking a balance unique to Acadiana retailers. Proenza Schouler was recognized for its potential in 2004 when it earned the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award and has since earned the Womenswear Designer of the Year award in 2007, 2011 and 2013, among other accolades.
Kiki / 1910 Kaliste Saloom Road. Lafayette. shopkikionline.com.