Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Thalé Blanc Designer-Deborah Sawaf
Trump Hotel/NYC

Let's just start out with a few adjectives that came to mind the minute we got our first glimpses of the Thalé Blanc collection of uniquely stunning clutches that were displayed alongside a bank of windows -overlooking a snowy Central Park...a few weeks back. 

Staggeringly marvelous, extraordinary, statement making, one of a kind seriously coveted...

Obvious ...non?

According to her website...Thalé Blanc designer Deborah Sawaf- was born in Bombay-and "raised in the intimate world of couture embroidery and design"---which led to an education-here and abroad in those creative arts-as well as work with high-end labels Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, and Gianfranco Ferré... 

In a media preview timed to coincide with New York's Fashion Week...currently available handbags, shoulder bags, evening and day clutches and accessories-as well as some autumnal offerings were lavishly on display in a plush Trump Hotel, three room suite .

Morning Dew Luxe clutch -available in several colors-Plexi - Brushed Gold Hardware - Swarovski Peals & Crystals - 7" Chain Handle - Gold Nappa Lining 
Exotic compositions...including a tactile plexi material that is proprietary, carefully sourced skins with custom glazes and dyes, rich Nappa leather linings, Swarovski embellishments (crystals, pearls)---plus-custom made gold hardware, often inspired by symbols of the designer's Indian (as in India)--- heritage...all highlights of these attention getting purses.

With hand wrought craftsmanship at its highest level-it was no surprise to us to learn that top tier stores such as Saks Jandel and Stanley Korshak retail the collection. 

gold nappa leather lining

Being the practical sorts---we were particularly enticed by the "day" handbags-that featured gold hardware, a stamped lizard material- in a 'basic' multi-tasking color that would blend well with different types of apparel (including denim that we live in)--- AND enough interior room for smartphone, keys, five tubes of lipsticks/gloss, folded ballet flats, assorted cards...the usual daily necessities.  
elegant Audrey handbag-stamped lizard, gold hardware, gold nappa lining

Terrific tote-

very chic...grey tones...wonderful year round color.

This animal print / red leather combination is fun---and very eye catching--- available in several different sized bags...including a cute chain-linked shoulder bag with a fridge tassel. 

Also wonderful-the mix of leather and several colors and sizes...with matching cuffs/ring pieces that are elegant and edgy...

Another style of cuff-with an attached ring via gold chain-worn just so---available in several colors/materials

Plexi-gold/nickel hardware Star bangle

chain and enamel necklaces---
metallic thread and silk scarves...beautiful

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