A Local Celeb Fave has the Two Must-Have Accessories for 2012


If there are two accessories Miami gals should invest in this year, it’s a harness belt and something with spikes. Fortunately, for locals, New Jersey transplant Rachel Appel’s Miami Beach line RK has both looks. Her leather and crocodile skin accessories vary from eye-popping punk for the bold fashionista to tamer versions with just the right amount of detailing for the classic style-setter.


Spotted on the catwalk during the Spring shows at New York Fashion Week, the two hot trends are part of the 90s grunge movement that are definite wardrobe essentials this season. Plus, celebs such as Brooke Shields to Jessica Stroup are fans of Appel’s crossbody bags, clutches, belts, cuffs, hobos and yes, harnesses. 


“I have always believed that the accessories make the outfit. They are the first thing that people notice and more than likely comment on,” said Appel.


RK starts at $125 and is available at The Ritz Carlton, South Beach, Funky Sexy Couture, Soho Beach House and Rebel as well as online at www.rknewyork.com