Minaudiere refers to a small, heavily ornamented case for a woman’s cosmetics or personal items that is often carried as a handbag.
Moreover, Minaudiere is described as a small Evening Bag embezzled with pieces of metal, semi precious stones, often Swarovski crystals, or Beads and covered with fabric or leather. Minaudieres do not carry very much, just the women's essential items, but they make a powerful fashion statement. Minaudieres are perfect for any special occasion including wedding, evening parties, special dates, or night out. It also looks very fresh and new worn with jeans.
My favorites! The Heart Minaudiere in pink and Blue of Whiting & Davis which is covered in brass mesh. It is simple yet elegant and also affordable. Available in Whiting & Davis website - http://www.whitinganddavisbags.com. I also like the Darjeeling Minaudiere of Oscar de la Renta with heart and bird design, however , I think that it is a luxury item.
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