When I came up with an idea of the Bag of the Month feature back in March, it was warmly welcomed by pretty much every girl who read the post. The true love of beautiful accessories was certainly taking a form of a worldwide affair.
The process of choosing the first candidate wasn’t easy, but I definitely wanted to avoid anything that may have an “It” attached to it. Although I understand the appeal of Alexander Wang, Chloe, Proenza, Valentino or Celine, I am a little tired of seeing them everywhere. They are, of course, beautiful, but the “It” factor makes them very, how should I put it, predictable…
What interests me is discovering something new, being surprised and sharing these finds and surprises with you – high end, high street – it’s not going to be about the location or trying to be “on trend”. It will always be about the bag.
I saw Samaya a while ago and thought of her as a gorgeous, exotic, vibrant and classic beauty that I would be proud to take with me anywhere. Designed by two young Brits, Katie and Millie, charming and talented siblings and founders of the Angel Jackson brand, the bag is a part of an extensive collection featured on Monnier Frères, one of my most favourite on-line destinations for designer accessories (and yes, they do stock Chloe, Wang as well as Nina Ricci, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Escada, Jitrois, Vanessa Bruno, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel etc. etc. etc. – every fabulous bag is there, trust me)
According to the website description, Samaya, designed for “the effortlessly stylish and intelligent woman”, has “everything to seduce us” (including a price tag of £178) and I guess, I was an easy target.
What about you? Is your heart beating faster yet?