Most of the time I use big bags: I like them because I carry all my troubles my whole universe with me.
But you know, watching Bloodline (1979) where Audrey Hepburn highlights her grace with help of small bags (and costume designer Enrico Sabbatini of course, his work is the best thing in this dull movie) I realized that with my “carry all on my shoulders” accessories I look like a very material creature who almost forgot about her gentle feminine side.
I think we girls should time after time remind ourselves that our strength is weakness. And going for a walk carring only mirror and lipstick is good way to do it.
Modern fashion industry offers us a huge selection of small bags for any budget and style.
Henri Bendel‘s black Warren Street Micro Crossbody, Valextra‘s orange Twist Crossbody Clutch, Patricia Nash‘s Amatrice Mini Roll Bag Tooled Turquoise and Repetto‘s red Quadrille Oval Bag caught my short-sighted eye.
You are young, able to dance and drink whole night long and New Year’s eve is around the corner? Dress yourself as a Disco Queen and go wild! Because in the blink of an eye you’ll notice that you prefer pyjamas, bed and silence to sexy clothes, dance floor and loud music.
I guess Lena Hoschek‘s 3 quater sleeve Hepburn Jacket Rose, Uterque‘s Silver Laminated Jeans, Jeffrey Campbell‘s Tynes pumps and Butler & Wilson‘s Crystal Flowers & Leaves Bracelet With Attached Ring and Swarowski Crystal Multi Animal Clutch Bag will look great on a party beast.
If you’re in the mood to add some flame to your ordinary day, go for a red coat and bright accessories.
Here are Lena Hoschek‘s Basic Instinct Coat Heat, Roger Vivier‘s Trompette Ankle Boot in Leather and Anya Hindmarch‘s Giant Pixels Small Bathurst Satchel.
Fashion snobs often say that they will never wear bags made from polyurethane (PU) even under threat of death. But style is not about status and prestige, it’s about “this thing suits me, it’s really mine and I will wear it with aplomb”.
Any of these 3 made from PU and cork Pixie Mood‘s bags – (from top to bottom) Claudia Crossbody Bag – Cream, Ophelia Crossbody – Ruby Red and Bernice Drawstring Bag – Nude – will look pretty with Adriano Goldschmied‘s The Cara Short Coat, The Satin Prima cigarette jeans and Trippen‘s Knight f boots.
German brand Jacques Britt offers us pretty tops, Chinese Shiatzy Chen – black Silk Pleated Wide-leg Pants and Drop Crotch Jeans, Italian Aldo Brue – comfortable Derby and suede Moccasin shoes, American Ghurka – handcrafted black Charlie Leather Satchel and beige Leather Sling Backpack. And you know what is the best thing about all this jazz stuff? You can easily mix all these things as you like and look stylish.
If you want to look stylish but not serious go for Betsey Johnson‘s stuff.
Halter Illusion Dress + Mystic Baroque Star Moon Earrings + Rebel Rebel Suquin Lips Tote + sandals Sullivan = outfit for a walk in the city or evening in the bar.
It’s hard to believe but some people think that label “Made in China” on clothes is a sign of bad quality. I’d like to advise those
snobs sceptical minds to visit site of Shanghai Tang.
Pink Silk Cotton Stone Button Short Sleeve Qipao Top, black 3/4 Sleeve Silk Blouse, Quilted Jacquard Shorts and Gingko Embroidery Tassel Silk Box Clutch are real pleasure for fashionista’s eye.
Shanghai Tang‘s knitwear is a pure luxury. I like Cashmere Silk Long Sleeve Lined Royal Leaf Zip Cardigan (silk lining make this piese even more posh) and Cashmere-Silk Reversible Jade Cardigan.
And as dress obsessed person I have no other choice but to fall in love with Wool Contrast Strap Short Sleeve Qipao Dress (vertical straps make our bodies more slimmer).
It will look even more cute with Gingko Embroidery Tassel Silk Box Clutch, Kenneth Jay Lane‘s White And Red Enamel Branch Ring, Crystal And Coral Branch Eurowire Earring and Magrit‘s Sofie.