The minaudière, appeared in the 1930s and is a small evening bag, often embroidered or opulently decorated to look like a precious jewel. It is an essential compliment to a little black dress or a simple suit. If you’re a fashionista, try bold and unexpected pairings. The rule for using strong pieces in your look is to make sure you keep them separate, except for when you want to contrast different textures (try the Vesuve ring and Nirvana Star Silver evening bag in Crystal Rock). A mini minaudière and maxi earrings complement an asymmetric dress perfectly. For shoe addicts, opt for a pair of jeweled sandals to create a sparkling echo to your outfit! They are also great for after work as you can slip them into your day bag easily, ready for any last-minute outings!
At Swarovski, our most iconic minaudière is undoubtedly our Power bag in its signature Crystal Mesh version, which is embellished with nearly 3,500 stones. With a shimmering Golden Shadow base, the Silver Shade stones are arranged into a Swanflower®, our famous motif.
Like a trick of the eye, this season the Nirvana Star Silver evening bag also features the same details as its namesake ring, with a crystal cabochon closure with 48 finely cut facets. Having already made a number of appearances on the red carpet, this version, with its galuchat detailing, is a key piece this season. However, if wearing a sequin or crystal embellished dress, avoid a minaudière and let your dress do all the talking. Simply opt for some carefully chosen jewelry to set off your look!