Beachy Chanel Clutch and Jennifer Miller Pearls Pair Perfectly
July 06, 2012 | Style & Beauty
Pearly resin clutch, Chanel ($33,000). Hirshleifers, Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-627-3566. Large baroque pearl necklace, Jennifer Miller ($3,400). 55 Main St., East Hampton, 329-9061.
Summer in the Hamptons reflects a style that combines effortless femininity and luxury, with thoughts of beachy elegance always being top of mind. Inspired by the pearlescent tones and shapes of the surf-and-sand lifestyle, Chanel and Jennifer Miller were among those to reinvent classic silhouettes of the shore this season.
Chanel’s fantastical pearl clutch offers a whimsical yet opulent feel, with the house’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection focused on light, airy elements, showcased in porcelain pink, lustrous white, coral, and sea blue. One can’t help but think Karl Lagerfeld would feel right at home in Southampton, as he notes that “the shapes of sea life are ultramodern, beautiful, and timeless.”
Meanwhile, Hamptons favorite Jennifer Miller designs with the natural state of the pearl in mind, creating the perfect juxtaposition with Chanel’s sleek, untarnished iridescent clutch. Imbuing classic elements with modernity has resulted in a new wave of must-have accessories, making these ocean-inspired pieces an ideal choice anywhere from Dune Road to Shelter Island.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN KLUTCH