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C California Style

Benvenuto Bella

by C California Style

For Rachele Cavalli, ispirazione is found close to home.

“When I was a little girl, I remember being fascinated with my mother’s accessories, staying in her closet for hours trying on her shoes, jewelry, scarves and bags,” says Rachele Cavalli, who recently assumed the Creative Director of Accessories post after nine years at her father’s company. For the fall collection, the 30-year-old Florence native and mother of three wanted to remain true to the high level of art and craftsmanship that defines her home city and all the celebrated works at the Uffizi. Pumps with geometric lines and metal heels, nature-driven jewelry—chokers with moths, jeweled roses and blueberries, sparkling snakes that curve into rings, and large sculpted earrings that “envelop and protect”—are standouts of the collection. When it comes to bags, this season the focal piece is a Cavalli-designed Hera, a perfectly sized box-shape purse in clean leather, inspired by the goddess of femininity. “I want women to feel empowered, feminine and desired when wearing a Roberto Cavalli accessory,” she says. 362 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-276-6006; robertocavalli.com.