who: Lauren Merkin, Handbag Designer
why lauren rocks: I love her evening clutches. This little metallic one is perfect for date night!
in her closet: When I saw the beautiful fabric and the classic silhouette of this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, I immediately fell in love. It feels like it could have been an incredibly lucky vintage store discovery. The chocolate, slate grey, and gold create an unusual palette. The metallic adds a richness that is still subtle enough for daytime. And—the best part—it's as comfortable as it is gorgeous.
in her casa: My grandmother’s silver, Wallace Grande Baroque from the 40s, is one of my most treasured possessions. I particularly love the salad servers and the contrast of the wood and the intricate silver work. Generally my taste in interiors is quite modern and minimalist, but I love the texture, femininity, and history these add to the table. It's also incredibly special to use something so luxurious every day.