About That Bag

Apparently, the It Bag is back, according to Vogue and other luminaries, (call it the geek in me, but I just read IT when I see that term) and it’s time to take action. No, this doesn’t necessarily mean wading through snow up to your knees to your local mall or torching your inheritance online to buy the latest tiny circular pochette from your luxury designer of choice – although, why not, if that’s your, ahem, bag? There are alternatives; fabulous, creative ones, and being a bit of a bag-lady, I’m ready to obsess right along with you.

There are alternatives; fabulous, creative ones, and being a bit of a bag-lady, I’m ready to obsess right along with you.DV

So, when Liberty London alerted me to this gorgeous little number, their Liberty Saddle Bag, I was transfixed first of all by the colors. Patterns seem deplorably absent from my wardrobe, and monochromatic dressers like myself are going to need all the help we can get this Spring: sorbet colors, patterns, brights… How to cope? Think of this bag as a beautiful garnish, or small shot glass of pleasure (I’m thinking Ginger Shots, what else?!) on a ho-hum day.

The facts? Favourite cross-body shape, all the better to chase down a cab with, on-trend saddlebag design, iconic Liberty print, and the colors! Black (with blue, as shown), red, dark berry red.. there’s five, that should have you covered. It’s also reasonably accessible for a present, splurge or Valentine’s Day self-care package. (Yup, it’s looming, or yippee, it’s almost here! Which do you want?)

Beautiful, controversial, passionate: so 2015.DV

The Art Nouveau style Liberty print, Iphis, is fittingly, part of a romantic Greek Myth. Ianthe’s lover Iphis was originally a beautiful woman on whom Ianthe found she had a girl crush. She pleaded with the goddess for help, and Isis complied, turning Iphis into a man in time for the wedding. Beautiful, controversial, passionate: so 2015.

I vote for the red one. But that’s just me. (And that’s just today.) You?

So many bags, so little time, we need to see more. I’ll scour the fiber-optic highway and report back next week with another find. Happy Monday.

Bag Of The Day

Liberty London Carnaby Saddle Bag

 

 

 

Liberty Bag Photograph by Liberty London