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Does the aesthetic descriptor “American heritage” get you down? The phrase (and its corresponding look), though noble and cool, is getting as played out as your coworker’s ironic mustache. Enter: Building Block, the young, California-based line we’ve decided is one-upping the now-ubiquitous look for a more up-to-date, city-cool customer. A champion of extremely simple silhouettes — always with a fun, unexpected twist — Building Block is carving the perfect niche of updated heirlooms for the fashion set.
And, for fall, the brand does not disappoint. The basic bucket bag is given heft and quirk-factor with the addition of a wooden disc on the bottom; your basic, leather tote is transformed from humdrum to super-rad by being created in the shape of a half-oval (and the option to be artfully folded like origami). Oh, it's also made the coolest clutch we’ve seen in a long while: It looks like a beautiful, black, leather planner (but so isn't) and is finished off with a rubber strap and quirky pale-wood ball. If only Building Block was around when our moms were buying handbags...
Although Milan is known as home base for luxury accessories — all the great Italian designer handbags and legendary leather shoes have come from its factories — London is giving the establishment a run for its money. British designers have seized on some qualities that many designers in Milan seem to have lost read
your asteroid belts, stargazers: March is going to be one intense month. Yep,
it's going to roar like a lion as fierce Mars tours fiery Aries until the 31st.
This'll make us all quite passionate and even kinda pushy about bringing our big
ideas to life. Venus will soften Mars' edge until the 17th, when they travel read