Famed German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." Little did Johann know that a cell phone would shape the fashion world.
Designer Michael Kors has a hot accessory for gadget-loving girls: the $79.95 iPhone Wristlet, one of the first tech-meets-fashion accessories of its kind from a major fashion brand. The clutch leather wallet protects an iPhone (3G, 3GS, and 4) and has three slim pockets designed for ID and debit/credit cards.
Surprisingly, the protective space for the iPhone is well designed; it allows the fashionable to fully view their iPhone screen and has cutouts for the home button, earpiece, front camera, and charge/sync port. Three colors are available for "the little wallet that could," including black, metallic gold, and python (for those wild snakeskin lovers out there).
Other accents include a metal plaque with Michael Kors labeling and a shiny little "MK" trinket that hangs near the wrist strap.
The notion of adding a dedicated cell phone case to a purse is a really smart idea. But there's something slightly weird about the thought of making a FaceTime video call from a purse. And I suddenly have a vision of an inebriated fashionista heeding her ringtone and pressing the unopened wristlet to her ear--only to hear nothing but python.
Maybe Michael Kors should add a label to the package warning the beautiful people that if they're going to drunk dial, they'll need to first unclutch their clutch.