Despite all protests about impracticality, celebrities and style enthusiasts remain hooked on purses that barely fit a lipstick. No one has embraced the style quite like Kylie Jenner. An accessories addict with a closet full of Hermès at her disposal, Jenner and stylist, Jill Jacobs prefer the teensiest versions they can get their hands on. Case in point: when heading out to dinner yesterday in Los Angeles, Jenner paired her slinky blue minidress with a Lucite clutch from Dubai-based brand L’Afshar. Crystal clear and no bigger than an iPhone, it added a touch of sparkle to Jenner’s evening-out look.
British-born Iranian designer Lilian Afshar’s accessories have become a staple within Jenner’s wardrobe, but due to their diminutive size, you may have missed them. The petite clutches in marble, lucite, or croc-embossed leather don’t distract from the reality star’s runway pieces; instead, they blend seamlessly with whatever she chooses to wear. Back in April when she headed out for date night with partner Travis Scott, the boxy white Ida bag paired perfectly with her cream maxi-dress. On New Year’s Eve, she chose a transparent pagoda purse. On Instagram, where Jenner is apt to upload multiple outfits per day, the bags pop up regularly in selfies, Stories, and even snapshots with her famous siblings.
Jenner isn’t the only celebrity who has been drawn in. During Paris Fashion Week, Bella Hadid paired the label’s clear Grace clutch with layers of logo-print Fendi, while Emily Ratajkowski carried a black version of the Ida to the Met Gala after-parties earlier this month. With stars like Beyoncé, Celine Dion, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley all fans, the popularity of Afshar’s designs ensures that teensy, tiny, micro bags aren’t going anywhere.