W Magazine Features Jill Milan’s Octagon Clutch in October Issue’s ‘Most Wanted’

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W Magazine October Issue Praises Jill Milan’s Octagon Clutch in ‘Most Wanted’ Feature – Part of New Fall/Winter Collection

Jill Milan Octagon Clutch, black & gold.

Jill Milan Octagon Clutch, black & gold.

“For the W team to recognize our Octagon Clutch is a very nice honor – they highlight such quality brands."

Jill Milan®, a provider of designer Italian handbags, today announced that W Magazine’s October issue features the luxury brand’s new Octagon Clutch as part of the fashion publication’s “Most Wanted” feature. The Octagon Clutch is part of Jill Milan’s new Fall/Winter Collection.

“I’m a longtime fan of Jill Milan bags, and the Octagon clutch is my latest crush,” reads W Magazine’s commentary on the luxury handbag. “The simplicity of the black and gold appeals to me, but I wouldn’t say no to a clasp set with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, or sapphires, which can be done upon request.” The Octagon Clutch was nominated by W Magazine’s Assistant Managing Editor Roseann Marulli Rodriguez.

“For the W team to recognize our Octagon Clutch is a very nice honor – they highlight such quality brands in the ‘Most Wanted’ feature,” said Jill Fraser, founder of Jill Milan. “We are gratified the Octagon, which I personally think is a great new design, garnered their recognition.” Other brands in the October feature include Jaeger-LeCoultre, Un Air de Diptyque and Van Cleef & Arpels.

The Octagon Clutch is entirely handmade in Florence by a jewelry artisan. It features an enamel exterior banded by gold-colored metal and a fully lined interior. It has a detachable chain and, in a nod to design simplicity, the bag secures easily with a magnetic closure. The Octagon Clutch is available in black or white, both trimmed in gold.

Jill Milan handbags are made entirely in Italy, by Italian artisans using Italian materials. Features include hand stitching and metalwork handmade by craftsmen who create jewelry for Europe’s leading luxury brands. All Jill Milan products are free of animal-based materials such as leather, fur and wool – Ms. Fraser was inspired to found Jill Milan because she was unable to find high-quality, luxury handbags that were not made of leather or other animal-based materials. She is a supporter of animal welfare initiatives, and as a former equestrian particularly supports charities that benefit horses.

Celebrities carrying Jill Milan include two of February’s Academy Award recipients. Anne Hathaway carried Jill Milan to premieres for her films “Les Miserables” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” and Jennifer Lawrence carried Jill Milan to events leading up to January’s Golden Globe Awards. Other celebrities who have carried Jill Milan handbags for red-carpet appearances:

  • Actress Amy Poehler carried the Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch in brushed silver to the 65th Emmy Awards Sunday night.
  • Kerry Washington, star of the ABC television series “Scandal,” carried Jill Milan’s Holland Park clutch for European premieres of her film “Django Unchained.”
  • Katie Lowes, Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” co-star, carried the Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch to an Emmys party hosted by The Hollywood Reporter last week.
  • Eva Longoria has carried Jill Milan handbags on several occasions, including to January’s presidential inauguration, and she was one of the earliest Hollywood celebrities to carry Jill Milan when she carried the Art Deco Clutch to the “Desperate Housewives” wrap party last year.
  • Actress Fiona Gubelmann of television’s “Wilfred” carried Jill Milan as a presenter at the Genesis Awards, as well as to numerous premieres.
  • Singer Carrie Underwood carried the Jill Milan Holland Park Clutch to the CMT Artists of the Year awards and attended the American Music Awards carrying the 450 Sutter Clutch.
  • Jaime King, who as a model appeared in such fashion magazines as Vogue, Mademoiselle and Harper's Bazaar, and as an actress appeared in films including “Pearl Harbor” and “Sin City” and presently stars in the television series “Hart of Dixie,” carried the Octagon Clutch to the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
  • Actress Rachel Nichols carried the 450 Sutter to the premiere of her movie “Alex Cross.”
  • Isla Fisher, who appeared in this summer’s "The Great Gatsby," carried the Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch to the New York premiere of her film "Rise of the Guardians.”
  • Actress Stana Katic of television’s “Castle” carried Jill Milan to the “Game of Thrones” premiere and to the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
  • Countess Michelle Czernin von Chudenitz is seen frequently in red carpet appearances carrying Jill Milan evening clutches.
  • Actress Kristanna Loken, whose films include “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and who has appeared on television’s “Burn Notice” and “The L Word,” carried Jill Milan to the 2013 FilmBall in Vienna, Austria.

In previous issues W Magazine featured Jill Milan’s Holland Park Clutch, Art Deco Clutch and 450 Sutter Clutch. Jill Milan handbags have drawn increased attention from other influential fashion media, such as Bag Snob, which covered the Art Deco Clutch in a feature earlier this year, and online entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle news magazine Entertainista, which named the SoHo Carryall one of the publication's “Must Have Handbags.” The Zoe Report recognized the Newbury Street Portfolio for its ability “to go from the office to cocktail hour.” Wedding media publisher The Knot featured the Art Deco Clutch in a recent weddings magazine as part of a striking ensemble. Influential fashion blog Wendy’s Lookbook featured photos of fashion writer Wendy Nguyen carrying the Art Deco Clutch on her trip to Florence, Italy.

W Magazine, created in 1971, is a monthly fashion magazine published by Condé Nast Publications with a print audience of 1.4 million.

About Jill Milan
Jill Milan is a provider of luxury Italian handbags and fashion accessories. Made of exquisite materials, Jill Milan products are crafted in Italy by artisans who have created handbags and accessories for some of Europe’s best known fashion houses. All Jill Milan products are free of animal-derived materials, and the company contributes to animal-welfare organizations. Jill Milan is the only luxury handbag line entirely free of animal-derived materials which regularly appears on Hollywood’s red carpets. Visit Jill Milan on the Web and follow Jill Milan on Facebook.

Jill Milan and the Jill Milan logo are registered trademarks of Jill Milan LLC, and are protected by trademark laws of the United States and other countries. Emmy is a trademark of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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