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Clara Kasavina collaborates on her namesake handbag line with her husband, Misha Berger. Kasavina grew up as the daughter of a dressmaker in Russia, and she met Ukranian Berger in New York where he was a sculptor. The two merged their creative abilities and sense of style to launch a unique handbag line of metal minaudiere boxes coated with Swarovski crystals and cabochons, luxury skins, special fabrics, and beadwork. All the bags are entirely hand sewn and produced in New York, and one of Kasavina’s pieces was even chosen for display by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a tribute to fashion legend Iris Apfel. The luxury line is often spotted on celebrities and socialites, and this year Clara Kasavina is a finalist in for the Independent Handbag Designer Awards. 

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Prices range from about $300 to $1800 and the handbags are available online at clarakasavina.com.clarakasavina_thumb.jpg

Peggy Li’s “Floating Geometry” collection is filled with affordable and stylish pieces for summer. Using triangle-cut stones as a jumping off point, Li played with the idea of geometric shapes and colors, resulting in statement pieces that are both simple and elegant.

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il_570xN.247424006.jpgLight green is an amazing color to wear during the summer since it contrasts with your faux tan. Want to add a pop of this bright hue to your look for under $5? Buy these glass beads for $4 on Etsy and make your own necklace! So easy, and you can even tell people you made it yourself.

Light green swirl and textured glass beads - $4 for 6 beads at Etsy diy_greenbeads_thumb.jpg

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Heavy jewelry can be a hassle in the summer when it’s hot and sticky out. Plus, outdoor parties and beach days call for a more “effortless” look, right? That’s why we love this aqua cocktail ring by designer Mia Lara. The color is perfect for the season, and you can slip it on for statement style minus the effort in ten seconds.

Mia Lara Chloe Chalcedony Ring, $330 at AccessoryArtists.com.
1303233242.jpgThese Italian-made cutout flats by Hegos are the perfect mix of classic and trendy. Wear them with jeans or shorts on the weekend, or with a sun dress to summer parties. The taupe color keeps them neutral (and flattering on everyone) while the bow adds a flirty detail!

Hegos Amanda Flats - $115 at scarpasa.com.scarpasashoes_thumb.jpg

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