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Bella Rosa As Seen in Netflix's Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Netflix’s “Bridgerton” gave us characters to root for, steamy love stories, and iconic “Regencycore” to inspire our summer closets. Now, we have the prequel spinoff to keep us satiated while we await the next season and it does not disappoint.

India Amarteifio in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (2023)

The new miniseries,"Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story," premiered on May 4. Set in the 1700s, viewers get the opportunity to learn the backstory of the queen (and how she attained her immaculate fashion sense.) 

Ultimately, it’s the little details in the lavish costumes that are signature for a good period piece. (According to Vogue, the hair department created around 1,500 unique wigs for the series.) Similarly, Bella Rosa, under the creative direction of award-winning costume designer Lyn Paolo, was tapped to design custom-made drawstring bags (similar to the Sarah Drawstring) for the show’s costume department.

Bella Rosa translated Lyn's 15 unique bag sketches into stunning pieces of art for the series, matching the costume designer's vision for couture Regency. The bags are seen in the hands of many characters throughout the series, including the Young Queen Charlotte (played by India Ria Amarteifio) and Lady Violet Bridgerton (played by Ruth Gemmell).

Fashion sketch of bag for Netflix's Series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Fashion sketch of bag for Netflix's Series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Fashion sketch of bag for Netflix's Series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

*Disclaimer: The sketches displayed are solely Bella Rosa's artistic interpretations of the creative process and are not the actual sketches provided by Lyn Paolo.

Designed with the Regency-era in mind, the drawstring closure is historically accurate. Ladies in the 18th century preferred to carry small bags with drawstrings that were known as “reticules” in France and “indispensables” in England. Each is unique and one of a kind, just like each character’s personality. Each bag was designed by Lyn to meticulously coordinated with each costume down to the smallest detail.

Eight drawstring bags in blue and black.

And if we know anything about the world of “Bridgerton,” they love to draw out meaning from every detail. For example, the color palette of dark blues, greys and black drawstring purses were designed with a certain funeral scene in mind. (No spoilers!) 

After binging the `six episode series, you may find your closet lacking the Regencycore you desire. While the bags produced for “Queen Charlotte” aren’t available for purchase, The Sarah Drawstring Purse ($1275) is crafted with Italian duchess satin and lavish ostrich feathers. 

White satin Sarah Drawstring handbag with with feathers.

If you’re interested in a custom bridal clutch for a wedding fit for a queen, work directly with Caruso Martin to design your dream clutch

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Bella Rosa x MICAELA Collaboration: An Unveiling of Couture Italian Handbags with Sleek Sophistication

Introducing the Bella Rosa x MICAELA Collaboration, an exclusive partnership between the esteemed Bella Rosa Collection and renowned celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger. This collaboration brings forth a total of 10 exquisite bag styles that blend timeless elegance with contemporary trends, making them the ideal choice for fashion-savvy women.

Meet MICAELA Erlanger, the Design Collaborator and Powerhouse Celebrity Stylist Transforming Red Carpet Fashion

MICAELA Erlanger, a renowned celebrity stylist, has been consistently named one of the "Most Powerful Stylists" by The Hollywood Reporter since 2014. With a clientele featuring Meryl Streep and Lupita Nyong'o, MICAELA is known for turning her clients into style icons on the red carpet. Her work has been showcased in esteemed publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar, as well as on TV shows such as GMAE!, and Entertainment Tonight.

In 2019, MICAELA expanded her styling expertise to the bridal sector, offering consultations to brides, bridal brands, and luxury hospitality groups. Drawing inspiration from sources like modern art and classic Hollywood films, Micaela's signature style is a testament to her in-depth knowledge of fashion and meticulous attention to detail.

Headshot of Micaela Erlanger

 

Italian-Inspired Clutches that Exude Sophistication and Style for Any Occasion

The capsule collection is driven by a shared love for vintage and classic styles, with each bag named after an iconic Italian city and designed to embody its essence. From the romantic city of Venice to the glamorous Milan, every bag is a statement piece that evokes the essence of its namesake.

The collaboration is a testament to the exceptional Italian craftsmanship, handcrafted by skilled artisans who bring years of experience and expertise to every intricate detail. Each clutch is made to order and meticulously crafted to ensure the highest quality and durability.

The Como Clutch: Embrace Timeless Art Deco Glamour with a Touch of Romance

Introducing the enchanting Como Clutch, with white or black duchess satin color options. The Como clutch exudes romantic charm, channeling the glamour of the roaring '20s and the breathtaking allure of the lakes of Como. This clutch is perfect for style-savvy women who adore classic fashion, little black dresses, and all things art deco.

Whether dazzling on the red carpet or gliding down the wedding aisle, this sophisticated handbag is your go-to accessory. Adorned with a Swarovski baguette crystal-encrusted silver frame, the Como Clutch showcases a touch of vintage elegance and a captivating satin shimmer sheen.

A portion of the proceeds from the Como Clutch will be donated to Glam4Good, a cause close to MICAELA and her dear friend, Bella Rosa Bride Mary Alice Stevenson. This partnership highlights the synergy between the clutch's glamorous encrusted frame and the foundation's mission.

To Como clutches side-by-side. One Como clutch is in white satin, the second Como clutch is in black satin.

The Milan Clutch: Unleash Urban Elegance for a Chic, Modern Look

Introducing the luxurious Milan Clutch, featuring five captivating metallic shades: pearl white, gunmetal, black, silver, and gold. The Milan Clutch is a geometric, sleek, modern accessory inspired by Milan's urban architecture. The metallic finish and distinct geometric shape radiate elegance, making it the perfect accessory to elevate any ensemble to new heights.

 First seen on the red carpet in the hands of Lupita Nyong'o at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Premiere, the Milan Clutch is a must-have accessory that effortlessly turns heads.

The Milan Clutch supports Baby2Baby, providing essentials to children in need. Elevate your style and make a difference with the Milan Clutch.

Three Milan Clutches in gunmetal, silver, and gold metallic stacked a top each other against white background.

Three Milan Clutches in Pearl White, Black metallic, and Silver against a white background.

Venezia Clutch: Bespoke Luxury Inspired by Venetian Artistry

Introducing the Venezia Clutch, a versatile and customizable line of clutches inspired by Venice's breathtaking tapestries and architecture. The collection features three styles: Ivory Satin Beaded Clutch, Black Leather, and Black Satin. Through our bespoke "Made for Me" program, the Venezia clutch can be tailored with embroidery, embellishments, monograms, or encrusted jewels, allowing you to create a true work of art that reflects your style.

A portion of the proceeds from the Venezia Clutch also supports Baby2BabyEmbrace the artistry of the Venezia Collection and make a lasting impression with these customizable clutches designed for the modern, fashion-forward woman.

Two Venezia Clutches side-by-side. The Venezia clutch on the left is in black leather, the Venezia clutch on the right is the white satin beaded pearl clutch.

Discover the Perfect Blend of Timeless and Sophistication with the Bella Rosa x MICAELA Collaboration

Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in the Bella Rosa x MICAELA Collaboration—a celebration of couture Italian handbags with ultra personalization for the luxury-loving, fashion-forward woman.

From a red-carpet event to your everyday look, the handbags in this collaboration will make a lasting impression, elevating your style to new heights. The Bella Rosa x MICAELA Collaboration is available for order now.

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The Shimmer Champagne Bella Clutch, As Worn By Samantha Sutton on Her Glamorous Wedding Day

Samantha Sutton-Fetch, fashion editor at InStyle, was sure about one thing — her wedding was going to be as glamorous as NYFW.

The wedding dress was designed by Galia Lahav, a powerhouse of couture, known for dressing the elite fashion girlies of the likes of Paris Hilton for her wedding, Beyonce for the Oscars, and Jennifer Lopez for her latest rom-com Shotgun Wedding. Identical to the ball gown designed for actress Nesta Cooper, Sutton’s dress featured voluminous, sheer lantern sleeves, cutout details, and a deep v-cut that gave it a more sensual nature.  

Samantha Sutton at wedding day holding a Shimmer Bella Rosa Clutch in Champagne

From head to toe, Sutton was dripping in romance. Her messy Cinderella story-inspired updo wasn’t complete without her Jennifer Behr headpiece, which was handmade and embellished with crystals. The Larroude’s Dolly Sandal ($315) in gold metallic leather matched perfectly with the Bella Rosa Champagne Shimmer Bella Clutch ($2,250). The glitter purse’s sparkle effect leather is smooth to the touch, which means Sutton’s couture gown was safe from snags and pulls. The comfortable platform heels paired with the cleverly designed clutch made the accessories not only glamorous but functional. And who doesn’t love that on a wedding day? 

Samantha Sutton wedding day with Shimmer Bella Clutch and gold shoes.

In a reception outfit change that's become ever so popular among brides recently, Sutton revealed a Nadine Merabi’s Amelia White Jumpsuit ($595) with an embellished pearl mesh top and signature feather trim cuffs on the sleeve. Made from crepe fabric, the bottoms provided a subtle contrast to the intricate beading separated by a thin white belt. 

Samantha Sutton holding Shimmer Bella Clutch in shimmer champage

And the purse wasn’t left behind at the wedding ceremony. Perfectly sized to carry all the essentials — phone, red lipstick, concealer for touch-ups — the sparkle bag kept the party going late into the night and beyond. With a custom engraving: “You’re so fetch” (a clever reference to her new last name), Mrs. Fletch will have a keepsake for years to come.

360 view of the Bella Rosa Shimmer clutch in champagne

View the Bella Rosa Champagne Shimmer Bella Clutch.

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Design your own handbag with The Bella Rosa Collection

The Bella Rosa Collection is the first and only designer handbag brand that gives brides total control over every single detail of their bag. With the Made for Me experience, you can choose from a wide range of colors, fabrics, styles, and finishes, creating your very own one-of-a-kind designer handbag.

Custom Couture Design

With the 'Made for Me' custom purse design, you get to craft a bespoke luxury bag. Every stitch is completely tailored to your specifications: You can choose everything from the material of the purse and its hardware, all the way down to individual embroidery designs and engraving options.

Select your handbag silhouette

The Bella Rosa Collection features eight different handbag silhouettes to meet your needs. From the ultra-modern Mia and Milan clutches to the vintage style Rosa Clutch—there's a bag for every woman and every occasion.

Choose your luxe material and color

From fine Italian duchess satin to exotic solid woods, make your handbag one of a kind with our wide variety of colors and materials. For the bride that would like to match her hues perfectly, Bella Rosa can help source—and even dye—the right material for your color-coordinated ensemble.

For Bridle clutches, arranged in a pattern to show the tops of the bags.

Embellish your purse with your style

Personalizing your purse with crystal rhinestones, hand-beading patterns or custom embroidery designs is an excellent way to make it unique. Many of the bag silhouettes can be further personalized by adding these embellishments.

Custom handbag with white floral embroidery and pink butterflies and hummingbirds against a pink backdrop, styled with flowers, shoes, and a bridal ring

Photo credit: Rebecca Yale Photography

Custom designer handbag in red satin with custom red beating against a red dress and red shoes.

Photo Credit: Greg Finck - Meyha & Matt

Woman in a white dress, holding a white rose a clutch in satin with custom embroidery, monogram for destinations wedding in Italy.

Select your hardware metal

Customize your handbags' hardware color and clasp. From silver to gold, and even rose gold, you'll find a selection of hardware finishes that will complement your purse.

A box of hardware samples for handbag design.

 

Three designer clutches stacked on top of each other, showing their side, top view with the clasp and hardware visible.

Engrave your bag with a custom sentiment

An engraving is an ultimate keepsake, and it will make your bag truly unique. Engravings can be used to commemorate a special occasion or event, such as a wedding, graduation, or birthday. You can also personalize your handbag by adding a monogram or initial, which is an elegant way of showing off your name in style.

A set of seven metal engraving plaques with various engraving messages.

Personalized designer purse in pink satin open with a custom engraving plaque in silver sewn into the inside of the clutch.

The Ultimate Luxury Fashion Accessory with Designer Quality

For many fashionistas, the ultimate accessory is a custom handbag. It's the final touch to an outfit and denotes individuality and expression of personal style. The Bella Rosa Collection allows brides and modern women to design a purse that's as individual and distinctive as they are – one of a kind, and with the luxury quality materials you expect. Handmade in Italy by our expert artisans, your bespoke handbag will be meticulously crafted to meet the highest quality standards.

In an Italian artisan inspects handbag parts in the process of building, a designer handbag for the Bella Rosa collection

Simple & Fun - Design Your Own Handbag Online

Maria Caruso Martin, founder & creative director, collaborates directly with clients to design your personalized purse online. Our clients have the ability to customize their handbag and Maria’s expert eye ensures that every detail is perfect.

Fashion sketching of woman with custom designer bag with embroidery

Complimentary Swatch Samples

For those who appreciates thoughtful coordination, we offer free swatch samples so that you can coordinate your custom handbag with the rest of your outfit seamlessly. If you need a custom color, our design team is ready to source your perfect color. 

Three swatches of duchess satin against a white background

Customize your own purse or bridal handbag today!

Bella Rosa handbags are designed to be the perfect accessory for any occasion, from a casual weekend brunch with friends to your dream wedding day. Our handbags are crafted from the finest materials available, and each bag is carefully constructed by hand using traditional Italian artisan techniques. The Bella Rosa Collection offers a wide variety of styles, fabrics, and colors so that brides can create a purse that's truly unique. Design your own custom purse today with our Made for Me experience.

And Micaela Erlanger holds a custom handbag by the Bella Rosa collection, walking down a patio with a pool and hotel in the background

Photo: Christian Oth Studio

 

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You’ll Be the Talk of “The Ton” With These Bridgerton-Inspired Bridal Accessories

Dear gentlest reader, if Netflix’s Bridgerton has inspired you to become a diamond of the first water on your wedding day look no further. 

Over the last two Bridgerton seasons, the style behind the period drama has leaned on romantic silhouettes, bold statements with sparkles and feathers, and ornate accessories — something to keep in mind before running off to the modiste. 

Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton - Diamond of the First Water (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Phoebe Dynevor in Diamond of the First Water (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Golda Rosheuvel in Bridgerton - Shock and Delight (2020)

Golda Rosheuvel in Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

The Bridgerton-Inspired Bridal Accessory Lineup

The “Queen Charlotte" prequel series comes out in May and we can’t wait to see how they accessorize our favorite characters. While we wait for the big reveal, we’ve gathered Bridgerton-style bridal accessories that will give Lady Whistledown something to write home about. 

The Sarah Drawstring Handbag with feathers

While you may not be able to become a member of the Bridgerton family, you can get closer to looking like one with pieces like The Sarah Drawstring Handbag ($1,450). The Italian duchess satin and lavish ostrich feathers nod to the regency era while subtle details like the champagne shimmer suide interior and gold hardware add a modern twist.

Bridgerton family posed on rock stairway, Jonathan Bailey, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Luke Thompson, Phoebe Dynevor, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, and Will Tilston in Bridgerton - The Duke and I (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Jonathan BaileyRuth GemmellFlorence HuntLuke ThompsonPhoebe DynevorLuke NewtonClaudia Jessie, and Will Tilston in The Duke and I (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

360 view of Sarah Drawstring Purse in white with feathers.

The Sarah Drawstring bag pictured above three clutches, in order the Rosa Clutch, the Bella Clutch in Ivory, and the True Love Pearl Clutch.

 

The Vintage-Inspired Rosa Clutch

For a more delicate design, look no further than The Rosa Clutch ($1,825). The purse is a reference to the handbag carried by designer Maria Caruso Martin’s grandmother Rosa in 1952. The vintage-inspired bridal handbag is characterized by its folded gold-plated brass frame and engraved clasp enclosure.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton - Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Rose Clutch in ivory laying flat on top a bed of red, pink and white roses.

Bride holding rosa clutch in ivroy.

360 view of the rosa clutch in ivory.

Custom Couture Design for the Diamond of the Season

In order to become the diamond of the season, embrace the custom embroidery, beadwork and additional embellishments that sets you apart. Do you think Queen Charlotte would settle for less than couture? The Bella Rosa Collection’s Made for Me offerings allow you to work directly with the founder & creative director to collaborate on a custom clutch for your special day. 

Charithra Chandran in Bridgerton - The Choice (2022) - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Charithra Chandran in The Choice (2022) - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Made for me clutch with custom hummingbird embroidery styled with wedding details.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Yale Photography

Red Venezia clutch with red beading.

Photo Credit: Greg Finck - Meyha & Matt

360 view of the Venezia beaded clutch in ivory.

The Wedding Day Love Note Stationery 

After many promenades, you’ve decided to settle down with your hot duke. And if he’s anything like Regé Jean Page, you may feel moved to write him a salacious love letter before walking down the aisle. Handmade in Italy, The Wedding Day Love Note box set ($400) includes wedding stationary and vow note cards adorned with watercolor floral motifs and blue wax butterfly seals. (Lady Whistledown approved, of course.) 

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton - Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Shock and Delight (2020) Photo by LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

Layered love notes with calligraphy details.

Love Note Bridal Stationery set with note cards and envalopes.

Bridal love note stationery set on wooden desk with vintage accents.

Bridal stationery set with pen and gold wax seals on vintage wooden desk.

Blank bridal stationery set atop layers vintage love letters.

Bridal stationery set styled with rings and blue ring box.

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