Garden Party

A rose is never just a rose on these ladylike accessories.

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From top: Balenciaga’s cotton-nylon blend and patent-leather travel case, $695, at Blake, Chicago, 312.202.0047; the Webster, Miami, 305.674.7899; Renaud Pellegrino’s silk satin minaudière, $2,650, at Bloomingdale’s, New York; Giuseppe Zanotti Design’s patent-leather sandal with satin rose, $550, at Giuseppe Zanotti Design, New York, giuseppe-zanotti-design.com.

Garden Party

A rose is never just a rose on these ladylike accessories.

Florals can be a tricky design motif—too many pretty pastel petals and you’re veering into Laura Ashley territory. But these accessories, ideal for afternoon tea, an evening soirée or a worldwide jaunt, get it just right. Renaud Pellegrino’s minaudière is embellished with a perfectly unfurled dusty pink rose. Balenciaga’s travel case, wrapped in a 1964 flower print by Cristóbal Balenciaga, is fitted with pockets for important papers. Another example of a flower used to chic effect is Giuseppe Zanotti’s spare sandal. Topped with a singular satin bud, it was inspired by none other than Jackie O, strolling in flats along the beaches of Capri.