In the world of minaudières, the Ciggones clutch crafted by Emm Kuo is one of the most recognizable. You’ve probably noticed the distinctive zigzag design in the hands of celebs from Michelle Dockery to Nikki Reed. At events ranging from semi casual to ultra formal, they turn to this striking design to provide the finishing touch to their red carpet outfits.
Nikki Reed indulged in some serious pattern play. Segmented by wavy bands of mesh, her deep toned dress found a perfect complement in Emm Kuo’s Rainbow Zigzag clutch. The pointed strips decorating its molave driftwood case are actually a type of rainbow colored shell.
There’s no lack of choices when it comes to Ciggones, as these three very different options demonstrate. Michelle Dockery, Debby Ryan, and Constance Zimmer all stuck with monochromatic themes in order to not draw attention away from their clutches. The White Caviar version chosen by Michelle featured ultra fine beadwork nestled within a silver frame.
Fun and feminine in pastel toned Christian Dior, Busy Philipps held the Gold Snake clutch at her side. The chevron pattern glistened gorgeously under the bright lights.
Dascha Polanco attracted attention in a richly embroidered Jani Khosla robe. Her Emm Kuo clutch added a gilded, artisanal touch to the exotic combination.
With the same classy effect, Jessica Szohr and Olivia Palermo both swathed themselves in skin toned outfits featuring slit panel skirts. Their similar taste extended to their choice of bags. — jas