When we spotted Modern Family star Sarah Hyland on the red carpet this past Sunday, we couldn’t help but notice her glam handbag — why did it look so familiar? It was one of our Independent Handbag Designer Awards winners! Each year InStyle teams up with Handbag Designer 101 for the Independent Handbag Designer Awards, which honor aspiring designers with six awards in handbag excellence. To our excitement, Hyland carried a clutch by one of the 2012 IHDA winners at the annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes after party. Hyland’s “Soraya Shimmer” bag, designed by sister duo Bita & Rouzita Vahhabaghai for their line Ita Collection, perfectly complemented her Georges Hobeika gown.
In 2012, Ita Collection won the title of “Best Overall Style and Design” for their mint green nubuck “Farah” clutch that blends leather with metal into a new, exotic material—which is how each of their unique designs are fabricated. The then-unknown brand is now sold in stores like Saks and Intermix, in part thanks to their IHDA win and feature in InStyle. We were so thrilled to see the IHDA’s come full circle at the 2014 Golden Globes! Snag the bag for yourself at itacollection.com.
Plus, click through the gallery to go inside the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes post-party!