Accessories are a way to communicating who we are to the world. Regardless of whether we are young, old, chubby or skinny – they are an easy and diverse way of expressing ourselves.
Handbags are a traditionally feminine accessoire, worn with natural pride. All of us dream of “the one”: The timeless bag by an aspirational designer, that we long to own. For some, it’s the iconic, quilted leather handbag “2.55” by Chanel, for others it’s a woven leather bag by Bottega Veneta or a very British Mulberry bag.
For me, as an Italian fashion junkie, it’s the “Miss Sicily” bag by Dolce & Gabbana. The bag comes in a variety of sizes and fabrics such as macrame lace, straw or suede, often opulently embroidered, reflecting the rich heritage of the Sicilian Designer Duo D&G.
A finely crafted bag made by an artisanal designer with tradition in leather goods is a lifelong investment worth every penny. In our throw-away-culture, we are trained to buy, consume and buy again. I prefer to own less (not only because I live in a tiny rabbit cage in London!) but to own high-quality garments and handbags that I will treasure for years to come!
I am wearing above and below:
- White broderie-anglaise dress by Max & Co
- Miss Sicily bag by Dolce & Gabbana in “Arancia”
- Pink sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana
- Metallic sandals by AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni
- Floral gold earrings by Les Nereides
My friend Loan, founder of fashionable wedding dress market place Estella’s Bazaar, is wearing:
- Shorts from Zara
- Shirt from Mango
- Sandals by Levi’s
They are all fans of the Miss Sicily Bag: Scarlett Johannson with a cute, black Miss Sicily. Kate Moss prefers a large patent leather bag and Jessica Alba loves the longer version of the bag candy, casually worn across the body. My favourite is the black crochet Miss Sicily worn by Victoria Beckham. Oh. My. God.