Ever wondered what your bag says about you? What that exquisite piece of leather dangling off your arm is actually saying? According to Rachael Zoe, "Style is a way of saying who you are without speaking" So what is yours saying ?
The Heirloom bag
Identifiable even in your sleep , often named after famous women; Birkin, Kelly etall. Worth its weight in gold and heaven forbid if made of exotic leather then worth own weight in diamonds. Exclusive, extensive waiting lists.
Says exactly what it should say , I am Russian, otherwise, I am old money and my French granny Kiki, passed this on to me .........Kapish
The classic Icon Bag
Very bourgeois, if the 2.55, likely inherited. Often a coming of age bag, 13th, 18th or 21st birthday present from family , your French God mother or simply a 30th birthday present to yourself.
A vintage piece if buying for yourself , this suggests a certain pedigree........
Classic fashion magazine editor every day handbag, dresses everything up.
Tells me you are very stylish in an understated way.
If you buy this yourself avoid the tempting calf leather if Chanel , caviar will hold its shape for your future god, grand daughter...
This simply says; I am a chic smart investment shopper.
The nouveau classic icon Bag
This says, I am chic. I do not follow trends and I love undertated style. These will become heirlooms to be passed on to daughters , nieces, god and grand daughters. They can be dressed up or down, making them very versatile and eventually worth own weight in Gold. Are they going to get you onto street style photogs lists , or 10,000 likes on instagram... no, but onto Vogue's most stylish lists, probably.
The "It" Bag
This says, I am fashionable, follow trends, maybe even start trends. I may be nouveau rich hence can afford the trends. I am willing to push boundaries and experiment with different styles. I am also likely young and daring. I am not restricted by ideas of classic style, investment buys etc I love fashion and i am simply having fun.
Will these become tomorrows icon bags..... only time will tell.
Will they get you photographed by street fashion photogs, and thousands of social media likes... YES.
The classic Boho Bag
This above all others, is the ultimate chic bag. A bag that says I am a free spirit, not restricted by rules, i make my own. I can not be bothered by pretentious waiting lists for bags that cost both arms. My bag does not define me. I neither believe in trends or follow them. In my mind I am french , live in a shabby chataeu, ride horses, eat grapes off the vines and kiss french boys all night... different ones sometimes even ......
My forever style icon is Jane Birkin.
The just because... Bag
This says, I love beautiful things, fashion is fun, I am CHIC AF and hey why not....
What is your take?
Jane Birkin and her Birkin pre disassociation, Gwynett Palthrow.