I paid tribute to the Hector Peterson memorial before visiting Nelson Mandela’s house in Soweto yesterday afternoon. After taking the obligatory tourist shots, I met this very young boy who seemed to be fascinated with my Jason Wu python bag. The color matched his outfit. He wanted to touch my bag so I let him. It kinda reminded me of my encounter with that kid in India a few weeks ago. Between you and me, I find it amusing how this young boy  beelined for my bag when I met him. It’s amazing what a single item of fashion accessory can do to elicit emotions (or perhaps desire?) from a child.

South African school boy

Sunglasses from Prada, shirt from Ralph Lauren, belt from Hermes, bag from Jason Wu, trousers are custom-made.

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Young South African boy
South African school children
South African school boy in Soweto
Bryanboy with South African school boy
South African school boy