I have said it before and I will say it again, I am not a bag person. Or maybe just not your typical bag person. It is very rare that I like a bag, let alone fall in love with one.
When it comes to Mansur Gavriel though, they hit the nail right on the head (my head!). Their bags are really the only ones I am quite obsessed with right now and that became extra clear when I met up with both the designers Rachel and Floriana ánd Jayne for a coffee – ok and a pumpkin cheese cake – and they were all carrying the bucket bag. It just felt out of place not having one.
Then a few days later I met up with Ann Kim for a healthy lunch at Cafe Gratitude, and she too was carrying around one (as pictured above). Yum! Both the food and the bag…
Every season, an it-bag pops up. A bag that magically appears dangling on all arms and/or wrists of the fashion obsessed. Now this one does not exactly dangle, but I declare the Acne ‘Akoya’ clutch the next it-bag.
After two years of constantly spotting bags I liked – not loved – I found one that gave me butterflies. It usually takes me a couple of months filled with doubt before I pull the trigger on big guns like these and then when I am finally ready, they are mostly gone. This time I decided it was now or never, even though I was doubting for a little tiny second (about the color, not the bag itself).
At first I was twirling around in front of the mirror with the leopard version of this Side Lock bag, but then the shop assistent showed me this ‘rust’ version – as they call this color over at Céline – and I thought that would be more me and a bit more versatile.
You see, the leopard was super cool (and I would have loved to take them both), but I feel like this one I will love eternally. And where the pony hair of the leopard version would probably come off after a while of rubbing against my side, this burgundy (yes, it is rust, I would say it is burgundy) friend will only get prettier by using it.
The shape of the bag is super classy, but the color and that side lock make it fun.
I will show you the rest of my (smaller) purchases from Paris in a bit (or in a few days…)!
afterDRK was created by Sabrina Meijer in 2009 with the intent of appealing to all fashion seekers, especially the ones that have a slight appreciation for simplicity, but always with some sort of edge.