About A Bag

17th February, 2014
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It’s been a while since I’ve been all about a bag. I’m just not really a bag girl; they never excite me too much and I always find something intrinsically wrong with their design or engineering. This is exasperating to me, as bags are so unbelievably expensive these days.  For Christmas this past year, my mom and I turned the world inside out, looking for a bag that would fit perfectly into my sister Erin’s lifestyle. It seemed like mission impossible until we finally stumbled upon Coach’s Large Borough bag, which miraculously fit her copious criteria ~ including room for a laptop, easily-accessed interior pockets, and cross-body optionality. It’s well-made at a refreshingly accessible price point considering the quality. But it’s an anomaly in the market.

That hunting process reinforced my frustration over how hard great bags are to come by. You want something stylish but unfussy, lightweight but visually interesting, a versatile silhouette with multifarious storage functions. And affordability cannot be overlooked. Why is this combination so hard to come by?

One rare bag that’s gotten my heart racing recently has been my fuzzy Nina Ricci Ballet bag, which I acquired in early fall and still really love. But given its furry finish, I know won’t be able to wear it year-round. Looking forward into spring (if it ever comes) it’s finally found competition in my everyday repertoire by an equally adored contender: Kurt Geiger’s Britton bucket bag. I am officially all about it. It’s an insane value for the chic quotient; I carried it nearly every day of Fashion Week (click HERE for an album of our FW looks; preview above) and intend to keep it by my side all the way through till summertime. AboutABag2|ABOVE| backstage at DELPOZO, wearing an Otte hat, Billy Reid coat (stolen from my man), Everlane sweater (a true classic), Maiyet pants, Kurt Geiger Britton bucket bag and Ask Alice boots

Well-made classics like this are deserving of celebration in a fashion landscape inundated with useless noise and overproduction of unnecessary stuff. Fashion Week only reinforces this feeling in me. I’m increasingly in search of quietly interesting, timeless items, in the interest of building a streamlined, signature style for myself. It’s this sort of focused vision and development of distinctive voice that has made a modern icon out of artist Sarah Sophie Flicker, who we’ll be taking a dreamy-eyed look at this week. She’s a performer, director, writer, activist and muse to many, and she’ll enchant you tomorrow in the most ethereal Reem Acra gowns, then entrance you in Zimmerman Wednesday. The fantastical fun of frothy eveningwear is always tantalizing to our team, so we’ll be taking you to Marchesa’s latest runway show later in the week, then round things out with a studio visit at milliner Gigi Burris’s atelier come Friday. Stay tuned to take these adventures with us!

XOKelly

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  • Peak 25

    Never really been the biggest fan of Coach, but this bag is gorgeous!

    http://www.peak25.com

  • Tyson Chak

    So stylish!! Guys, you are welcome to see https://www.facebook.com/abbyweddingdress for party wears and style ideas.

  • http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com/ Cheyenne

    Love this bag, it’s gorgeous and it looks so versatile and practical :)
    xx

    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  • http://www.amodelsfavorites.com/ Angela Anderson

    gorgeous shoot love everything really…this is too dangerous looking at your shots all the time! lol
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11181301/a-models-favorites

  • http://www.fashionandmovies.com/ FashionAndMovies

    looks like you’ve finally found the perfect versatile bag! congratulations, it is harder than it seems!

  • http://juliedvorakova.blogspot.cz/ Julie Dvořáková

    the bag is amazing! love it <3

  • Elisa Taviti
  • Irene Laura
  • Nico

    Well, that bag is awesome!

    New post on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

  • Hannah Thiessen

    i get annoyed with bags too! After searching forever I finally settled on the J.Crew Medium Biennial Satchel. Love it.

  • Sasa Zoe

    It’s awesome. I never had a bucket bag, but lately I saw a few bucket bags are all pretty cute. The leather material and the color looks really nice. Love how it can be worn in multiple ways. Definitely IT bag:)

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  • Saša Rakovec
  • http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/ Molly {Dreams in HD}

    such a lovely bag!

  • Julia

    Gorgeous ensembles — so fresh and original. I love that you’re wearing your own designs — the pants are fabulous on you! And, Erin looks great — I’m dying for her dress and coat from Lela Rose! Any tips about where to find them?

  • T.

    Great bag! But I really love the shoes you are wearing in the last picture!

  • Rhea

    Love this bag!!
    Xx
    Rhea
    http://www.fuss.co.in

  • http://closetconfections.com ClosetConfections

    I share your frustration with handbags, so thanks for sharing this review. I’ve been considering a bucket bag, and this one seems like a worthy contender.

    Kendra
    Closet Confections – Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Amber Holyoake

    I’m struggling to find the right hand-bag at the moment too, this one if gorgeous!
    I find they always come really close, they’d be perfect….if they were a different colour, or a bit smaller, or more often, just cheaper!
    http://www.amberinwonderland.co.nz