It comes in all sorts of colors, is always a part of the runway at every season's shows, and has become a part of the Fashion Week uniform (alongside either a Balenciaga, Chloe, or Wang bag, liquid leggings, Louboutins, and Ray Ban aviators).
The ever-so-chic Kate Lanphear (senior style director at Elle mag) is always seen sporting her collection, as is Rachel Zoe, among other celebrities. If I were to own one, it'd be in black (or maybe even taupe!) calfskin with gold hardware. Simple, fabulous, and would go with just about everything I own.
Oh, to dream.
But since the humble $1,025 price tag on this baby is a tad out of reach right now, I'm guessing the next best thing is to MAKE MY OWN. yeah. make. I was reading through Caroline's Mode when I stumbled across this DIY template for a PAPER COLLIER DE CHIEN: a few traces here, a few snips with scissors there, a dab of glue here and here, and you've got yourself one affordable cuff! I will definitely be trying this myself. And if I succeed, I will most definitely be making some friendship Hermès paper cuffs. Take a look at these templates to get some ideas on how you can decorate them to make it your own. I'm so excited to try this!
from the runway
can you spot the real one?
* if any of you try this, please send photos. i wanna see!