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What AnOther Loves This Week: Chic Bags & Bejewelled Bosoms

This week's @anotherloves edit is all about masterful combinations – from a ruby-bolstered bust to Tracey Emin selfies paired with Renaissance portraiture

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It may look like a bubblegum pink envelope but this leather clutch by Dries Van Noten – although we're sure it would be very gratefully received – is certainly not for posting. Not only is it opulently lined in butter-soft suede (note: also pink), but it also boasts more room than one might think for day-to-night necessities. Sold! 

When it comes to chairs (and sofas and tables for that matter), very few designers rival Jean Royère. The tradesman-turned-interior-designer was a key figure of 1950s avant-garde design, his pieces bright, bold and highly imaginative – as evidenced by these pouffy saffron chairs. One of his most ardent fans just so happens to be fashion designer Raf Simons, who has said of Royère's pieces, "I love the marriage between different things in his work – the aspects of kitsch, pre-modernism, and modernism, along with an extreme femininity – but there’s also a robustness. Royère’s designs are very eclectic, but they all come from the world he has put together."

Rubies and boobies. An unexpectedly brilliant combination it turns out, as per this beguiling necklace by Parisian designer Anissa Kermiche. Her mission statement to create "wearable art", Kermiche's practice draws on the work of François Morellet, Alexander Calder or Constantin Brancusi with wonderfully textural, sculptural and sensual results. As AnOther Lover Maisie Skidmore says, "This necklace is the ultimate celebration of the female form; and while the #freethenipple campaign rages on, a social media-friendly (and very chic) way to bare all as and when the mood strikes."

Although the sun has temporarily abandoned us, that hasn't dampened our quest to refresh our summer wardrobe. A great place to start is ethically minded designer Cloe Cassandro, whose gorgeous lightweight dresses and tops, in a multitude of delicate prints, are handmade on the island of Bali. "This dress is so pretty," says AnOther Lover Chloe Grace Press of her choice, "but also close-fitting and slightly sheer, so your summer tan (and bikini) won't go unnoticed."

Another case of excellent pairing comes courtesy of this highly desirable, limited edition book by British artist Tracey Emin, which sees Emin's striking, linear gouache 'selfies' paired with photographs of paintings and statues she found in Rome. In the words of Lucy Moore at London bookseller Claire de Rouen, which is currently selling signed copies of the exquisite tome, "[it's] tender and romantic... classic Emin."

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