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.
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.
Those who live in Central Europe have had only few days to enjoy sunny weather this summer (maybe August will heat us up, who knows?) and soon we will have no other choice but to put our boots and heavy jackets on.
So there is an outfit for the first chilly days.
Schott‘s 525W leather jacket, Triarchy‘s Indigo Skinny jeans, Red Wing Herritage‘s 3406 Clara boots (handmade, by the way) and bright spot – Bed Stu‘s red Half Moon cross-body bag (handmade too).
You’re lucky owner of long beautiful legs, chiseled arms and firm decollete and don’t know what to wear to a summer party?
Go for Chaser’s Silk Basics Surplice Hi Lo Mini Dress, Pierre Hardy’s Parade Sandal (or Loriblu’s flat sandals, if you’re not comfortable with high heels), Repetto’s Adage bag and Bajalia’s «Aarti» Square Lapis Dangle Earrings.
It seems to me, Peuterey‘s pretty cotton pullover Busara will look stylish with Nikkie‘s grey Skylar Skirt, Cole Haan‘s black&white Jagger Saddle Oxford shoes and Rag & Bone‘s bright Compass Crossbody bag.
Those, who think that things made in China are cheap and never stylish, are definitely wrong. Just have a look at Sandriver‘s cashmere’s clothes and accessories.
Pure Cashmere Suit Coat will look pretty Paule Ka‘s Floaty Trousers In Satin-Backed Crepe, Michele Lopriore‘s suede booties Stivaletto tacco medio, and Rag & Bone‘s Compass Crossbody bag.
And if you want to try a la Russe style go for Sandriver‘s Elegant Printed Cashmere Shawl With Fur Trim and Two-Coloured Pure Cashmere / Two-Way Sports Head (it can be easily turn into a scarf).
Madewell’s things compliment each other very well.
Viewpoint Turtleneck Sweater-Dress + The Elin Loafer + The Lydia Flat + Madewell & Avo Leather Tote + The Mini Glasgow Crossbody Bag.