In summer, the air of L.A. is perfumed with the smell of passion flowers. The days are hot but when the sun dips down in a blaze off the Santa Monica Pier, the streets are alive with sounds of laughter and with the hopes and dreams of those who come to L.A.

Some of my favorite people live there – the stunning Michelle Czernin von Chudenitz, director of the SoHo Film Festival, and Fiona Gubelmann, or “Jenna” on FX’s Wilfred. We are lucky that they carry the clutches in the colors that remind me of L.A. – the purples, greens, and turquoises of the southern California flowers. Gorgeous clutches on the beautiful girls of summer.

(My sincerest apologies to Mr. Shaw.)

Michelle Czernin von Chudenitz, with actor Alejandro Nones, carries the New Canaan Clutch in turquoise

LEFT: Michelle Czernin von Chudenitz, with actor Alejandro Nones, carries the New Canaan Clutch in turquoise.

 Fiona Gubelmann carries the Jill Milan New Canaan Clutch in green at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball

LEFT: Fiona Gubelmann carries the Jill Milan New Canaan Clutch in green at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball.