San Francisco (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
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:
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.
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