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.
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.