I love the late 30s and early 40s, it's my favorite period in design history. The look was revived in the 70s by Halston and then again by Tom Ford at Gucci, each with their own twist. I've been collecting vintage pieces from this era for over a decade and so when I recently launched my own luxury line of handbags, I had to pay homage to the big clutch that shows up in countless film noirs. Yes, this is a clutch roomy enough for Veronica Lake to slip a handgun into it--not that I'm advocating violence! It also has my signature knot detail and is made entirely from eco-friendly ultra-suede.
Each bag in my line was named after someone who inspired me during the creation of the collection. This particular clutch is shamelessly called the MJM clutch, because it's so personal to me. In fact, it's the first one from my collection that I snagged for myself and I'll tell you why. It's as roomy inside as a regular bag but I love the fact that it's such a major departure from the over-sized droopy bags we've all been hauling around for the past few years. I guess I'd have to admit that I love the pure femininity associated with a clutch. A man or a woman can schlep a big bag around, but only a woman is going to bust out a big fat clutch.