It’s not easy trying to resist something extremely good. I’m one of the last people to carry a Proenza Schouler bag. Everyone has the PS1 in every imaginable color and material. I don’t blame them; the PS1 is a classic. But after seeing this sporty tri-color Proenza Schouler PS11 baby, with its fabric straps (you can detach them and voila, you have an oversized clutch), pastel blue flap and gorgeous details, I have no choice but to slate it as numero uno on my ‘must-have’ list. It’s been my every day bag for quite awhile now. Whether I’m wearing Prada florals or Acne camoflorage or monochromatic Alexander Wang, I’m honestly surprised how it matches whatever I’m wearing on rotation.
Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag from RUNin2
The clutch obsession continues. Corto Moltedo made this gorgeous clutch bag festooned with metal spiderwebs and a bejeweled spider.
Clutch bag from Corto Moltedo, bracelet by Hermes, watch by Michael Kors
I don’t normally consider myself as a clutch person because I like to keep a hand free — free to smoke a cigarette, free to use my gargantuan camera take photos here and there, free to use my phone to text or to read Twitter. However, I’m a getting a bit bored of using bags that hang off the shoulder (or body) so the idea of simplifying and carrying the basics (lighter, gum, small wallet, ciggies and lip gloss) is very appealing. Last week in Paris, the very handsome Gabrielcorto gifted me this cute snakeskin clutch with neon green piping. I love it. It’s the perfect bag to keep the essentials on a relaxed Friday afternoon here in Stockholm.
Sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, vintage J. Crew sweater (bought at Kiliwatch in Paris), black shirt by Uniqlo, watch by Michael Kors, clutch gifted by Corto Moltedo
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Spanish luxury house Loewe sent me this paper version of their iconic Amazona bag along with the invitation to their Fall/Winter 2012 fashion show in Paris. It’s a fully-functional bag complete with metal hardware, like the zipper, keys and padlock. How cute!
You know you’ve hit the jackpot and have made it in life when everything you own is white. Why? Only someone with unlimited financial resources can manage to not care about keeping their precious blanc things pristine. I’ve fallen in love with the black python Givenchy Antigona bag (it’s numero uno on my wishlist) but the white leather version, below, takes the cake. I’m not really a white bag person. My sweaty, clammy hands and my clumsiness will get this flawless baby extremely dirty in no time.
Givenchy Antigona Bag (click HERE) from SSENSE.
Here’s a quick look at some of the new fall/winter 2012 bags from the Louis Vuitton show yesterday morning.
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Immediately after the Moschino fashion show, I visited the fall/winter 2012 Furla presentation. They’ve collaborated with performance artist Sissi to launch their new collection of very spacious and reversible tote bags dubbed “Furla and I”. A mini stage was installed in the venue where models, in white leggings, rotated, holding the new bags. They also presented several new additions to the Furla Canda collection — I like the white Furla Candy bag with the dalmatian print on ponyskin.
Hat and coat by Francesco Scognamiglio, shirt by Prada, suit (jacket and trousers) by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Prada, bag by Furla
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I have to be honest — I could count, with three fingers, the reasons why I would attend a 9AM show: it has to be a brand or designer that I personally love, to show my support to an advertiser, and lastly, a friend is designing/styling the show. It could also be a combination of both or all of the above. In any case, I had fun at the Moschino show a couple of days ago. I’m obsessed with backpacks as of late and these gold-chained knapsacks from their fall/winter 2012 collection are soo cute. They remind me of backpacks Chanel did back in the dark ages but the handle made them — multifunctional in the sense that you can also carry them as a handbag. Love it!
Anna dello Russo, who styled the collection, wore the backpack after the show.
Behold one of the coolest backpacks I’ve seen in a long time. Can’t take my mind off it. The bag is made out of faux leather but the badass edgy python-scale details make up for it. Love the super friendly price point as well — this backpack has serious ‘everyday bag’ potential.
[click here] Marc by Marc Jacobs backpack, $280 at SSENSE.
If you’re bound for Tokyo one of these days, you MUST visit Reed Krakoff flagship store in Aoyama. It’s H-U-G-E! I’m surprised by the amount of space the store occupied. I’m also surprised when I found out that it’s the brand’s first standalone store — they opened in Tokyo first before New York. Anyhoo, they have a rather generous selection of chic handbags in various colours and materials. My personal favourite? The black Boxer bag in ponyskin but alas, the price tag was a bit outside my range so I settled for my Kit bag.
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