When I initially discovered Helena de Natalio’s designs I was struck by their luscious leather finishes. Lately though I’ve learned there’s another side to the label, one that’s glitzier and more brash. That showier style is epitomized by the Grace.
While I haven’t warmed to Helena de Natalio’s more flamboyant side, I can appreciate the approach she’s taken here. The diamond quilting is classic, and a lovely way to enhance the Grace’s soft suede body. While I think it’s a bit too much, I can also appreciate the material’s lace-like silver brocade finish. It’s so intricate and pretty that while it seems like overkill, I can admire its artistry. The coral hue is a bit sugary for my tastes too, but I think it’s preferable to the bland stone shade.
This handbag is generously sized as evening bags go, so it could add a little sparkle to a daytime ensemble. Just make sure you handle it carefully because suede always wears quickly. Personally I’d save it for special occasions to keep it looking its best, although at $198 it won’t cost too much to replace. Has this vintage inspired shoulder bag stolen your heart?
More Features of This Helena de Natalio Quilted Shoulder Bag
- Polished turn-lock closure
- Faille lined interior
- An interior zip pocket
- A detachable chain strap with a 19 inch drop
- Measures 8.5 x 10.25 x 3.5 inches
- Made in China