There's nothing worse than the morning you have to drag your laptop to work or class or in our case, fashion week, and zip it into that ugly synthetic black protector pouch that totally cramps your style. Well there might be something worse, but it is annoying. So Paris-based, Italian and New York raised designer Gabriele Corto Moltedo developed a solution. His “pop-art luxe” creations have been catching our eye since 2004 and keep getting cleverer. His AW09 collection features the brilliant “Big Cassette Clutch” inspired by old school tape cassettes. They're beloved by Giovanna Battaglia and Lindsay Lohan alike and they come in a handful of delicious colors and textures.
They have an eponymous, adorably eccentric boutique in the Jardin du Palais Royal in Paris. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the handsome Corto himself, or you can just swing by Blue and Cream in New York. Et Voila! --MONICA AINLEY