Forget april showers—the whims of this season’s weather have us enjoying the whims of fashion, from the sophisticated splash of a Ralph Lauren evening dress to the sapphire flowers on a strand of Harry Winston’s latest collection. Speaking of spring blooms, we’re also partial to the fruity botanicals of a rich sloe gin (that benefits the preservation of African elephants, no less). Whatever your fancy for the season, we’re confident we have you covered.
When evening falls, Ralph Lauren calls, in the form of this new gingham chiffon evening dress for spring. $11,000. Ralph Lauren Collection: At select stores and ralphlauren.com.Verdura’s sapphire bead, platinum, and diamond Double Crescent bracelet. $87,000. Verdura: 745 Fifth Ave., Suite 1205, 212.758.3388.Get a step ahead of spring fashion in Marni’s decorated leather heels. $790 at Marni boutiques nationwide. In New York: 161 Mercer St., 212.343.3912.Don’t forget to stop by Harry Winston for the newly introduced Forget-Me-Not necklace featuring blue sapphires and diamonds set in platinum. Price upon request. Harry Winston: 800.988.4110.Hermès has all your spring sartorial needs covered: H Micromotif linen/cotton T-shirt ($1,175), lambskin leather jacket ($12,400), and taupe cotton trouser ($790). Call 800.441.4488 or visit hermes.com.His perfect companion for spring comes in the form of this leather duffle from Dior Homme. Price upon request. Available at Dior Homme stores or by calling 800.929.DIOR.A classic for the keeping: the Black Woven Raffia slipper from Stubbs & Wootton, meticulously hand-crafted in Spain inwoven raffia and leather trim. $495 at stubbsandwootton.com.
Slim Aarons’ perfect day scene on Orlebar Brown’s Bulldog Kaufmann Cocktail Mid-Length Swim Shorts makes for an ideal pool party converstaion starter. $345 at orlebarbrown.com.Carolina Herrera’s twist front dress, made from 100% silk, will give you ample cause to twist and shout this season. $2,290. Carolina Herrera: 954 Madison Ave., 212.249.6552.Get wrapped up in the magic of Vhernier’s Volta Celeste pendant in titanium, pink sapphires, and diamonds. $36,350. Vhernier: 783 Madison Ave., 646.343.9551.Herend captures the essence of an animal like no other, especially in its Herend Reserve Jaguar, handmade and hand-painted with 24-kt. gold accents. Limited edition of 150. $2,275 at scullyandscully.com.Add one or the whole set to your bucket list: J.McLaughlin’s spring lineup of wicker bags, from the Kelly Bamboo Clutch to the Erin Wicker Bucket Bag. $138–198 at jmclaughlin.com.The classic Midinette style from Belgian Shoes is both versatile and timeless, especially in one of its fetching animal-print patterns. $450 at belgianshoes.com.Elizabeth Kennedy has the stunning yet simple touch, especially in this satin bodice with metallic flocked silk faille draped skirt. $13,500 at elizabethkennedy.com.Treat yourself (or someone special) to gourmet chocolates from Florida-based Hoffman’s Chocolates, all handmade using time-honored tradi-tions of candy-making. Visit hoffmans.com for locations closest to you.Roberto Coin channels Old World elegance and modern flair with a pair of gold and diamond earrings from the Roman Barocco collection. For retailers and more information, visit us.robertocoin.com. Staud’s Vitti bag in dusty rose is made from calf leather and is fully lined in suede with a zip closure, featuring an interior pocket and detachable cross-body strap with buckle. $475 at staud.clothing.Artisanal expertise and playful elegance merge in the modern evolution of Pomellato’s iconic cat-eye from the Nudo Collection. $705 at pomellato.com.Made in Germany with rare African botanicals, Elephant Sloe Gin, with a bouquet of fresh, hand-picked sloes, benefits the conservation of African ele-phants. $42.99: elephant-gin.com for more.