|Louis Vuitton mens handbag|
Hey! You know what's supposed to be really popular this Fall? Envelope bags. You know what I have no use for? Envelope bags. I don't take issue with envelope bags, I just never find myself in a scenario thinking "I wish I had a drastically smaller bag." Most of the time my bag is like a second house. I pack extra layers, an evening scarf (different from my daytime scarf), books (yes, I still read the paper ones--my life has more than enough technology in it), and any number of odd item I decide to bring along for god knows what reason. If I shop, there needs to be enough room for my purchases (unless the purchase is shoes) since I try not to accumulate extra disposable bags. This all calls for a bag that has a PRESENCE.
Additionally, this Fall I'm leaning more towards the dystopian fisherman look. Moody landscape photography a la Todd Hido and avant cello music by Zoe Keating helps. I think I also might be borderline inspired by my fat cat, who always looks like she's on the ready to return to the wilds of some Norwegian forest. I should be on the ready for that, too. As such, I'm on constant lookout for cozy cable sweaters I can curl up in, oversize coats with dramatic collars, and chunky boots (mission accomplished this weekend, with these Miz Mooz Lennox Boots). There's a lot of leather happening. And that's just fine because there's a lot of leather happening in handbags this Fall, so it makes perusing an easy affair.
Celine, as per Phoebe Philo's usual genius, has some great bags for Fall/Winter 2010/2011 that can handle my life and its daily accouterments. Clean lines, an interesting combination of materials, and perfect color combinations.
|Celine Black Duffel|
|Louis Vuitton, Shako Cabas Bandoliere|
|No. 166 Large Carryall|
|No. 165 Medium Carryall|
|No. 164 Steamer Bag|
|Glaser Designs, Day Bag|
|Glaser Designs, Duffel Bag|
To any and all vegan/vegetarian readers out there, yes, I know this was animal product central. I used to have a collection of canvas bags. Loyalty and Blood was my favorite--they make bags with different letters on them. I had a flowery letter L. I could have gotten M, since that's what my name starts with, but L was so much prettier. I used to wear it around with my House of Holland shirt that reads "Do Me Daily Christopher Baily." I was a walking font attack. At any rate, that bag only lasted a short period of time, as all canvas bags do. The neon trend faded somewhat, too, so now I wear my House of Holland shirt and my old American Apparel leggings as jam jams. There's something superbly American about turning things like that into pajamas.
Point being, any leather boots and bags I have, I've had for 5-10 years. They age, they get better, they change their personalities according to their patinas, it's an ever-evolving relationship. They're not in the city dump with all the Tom's shoes and canvas totes in varying states of ruin. After the robot wars we'll only have clothes made of animal hides anyway.