Has fashion designer Narcisco Rodriguez enjoyed the ultimate career? Let’s see. Awarded the CFDA’s prestigious “Womenswear Designer of the Year Award”? Check — and not once but <i>twice</i>, in consecutive years, making him the first American to achieve such an honor. Dressing the most fashionable women in the world? Check: Rodriguez, after all, was the designer who outfitted First Lady Michelle Obama for her historic election night appearance in 2008. Working with icons? Yep: years ago, he worked at Anne Klein under Donna Karan. Operated his own label? Of course: Rodriguez launched his first eponymous collection in 1997, and has since become known worldwide for his minimalist, architectural ready-to-wear clothing for women. In addition to his softly sexy fine apparel, Rodriguez designs luxurious shoes, handbags and accessories as well as a line of perfumes (For Her and Essence for women, For Him for men).
Leave it to Shiona Turini, Cosmopolitan’s perfectly chic Fashion Market Director, to know how to edit — a skill that comes in handy when carrying an oversized daytime clutch, AKA spring’s It bag. “When I carry a clutch for day, I only pack items that matter,” she tells us. “Not only are they practical and chic, they also help us edit out the millions of unnecessary items we drag around with us all day.” Pair a metallic envelope with a crop top for a right-this-minute look like Shiona’s, or snap one up from the sale below to nail your own version of her street style star look in an instant.
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