grab bags

Jul 18, 2009

i've been locked up in my house working on a project so i barely have time to eat, let alone blog, but just had a random thought. although my wang rico bucket bag is badass to look at, it is actually quite a nuisance to carry/get stuff out of. because the strap is also the drawstring of the bag, it's impossible to get your hand in to dig around for stuff while you have it on. oh and don't even get me started on the twisting action. the bucket portion is so huge and heavy and the straps are literally like leather cords, so while you walk, the bag just twirls and twirls itself and you eventually have to spin it back around. arg. even so, i do love me some gigantic, monstrous bags. i have no problems with clutches, i actually think they're quite lovely, the only thing is, i hate carrying things in my hand, oh and then there's the fear of setting them down somewhere and meandering off. if there was a way to afix them to my hand without me actually having to consciously hold, sign me up! cue Alexander McQueen's 'Faithful' collection...

now this is what i'm talkin about...a purse that does double duty as a weapon...


or hand warmer...

the only other small clutch-like bags i've liked are the stella mccartney and natalia brilli miniaudieres i posted about a while back...however, imagine my surprise when i spotted kate lanphear's vintage bag below hanging in the window of a random junk store in long beach. best $10 ever spent!

14 comments :

Beau boys said...

I'm crazy about those bags!
I really really want the McQueen one.

wool and misc said...

GAH! those 2 are amazing! i also saw one of those little clutches that kate is wearing at an antique store. however, it was brownish red. and i ain't a brown kinda girl. had it been black, i woulda been all over it.

sharon said...

ah shit that mcqueen clutch is fantastic. 3 in one deal: something to put your shit in, jewelry, and something to ward off pervs. perfect

LuxiRare said...

yes i love that clutch and the little vintage bag you purchased as well.

Maggie said...

The clutch in the 2nd pic is too rad!

I love ur blog and ur styles, u should definitely post more of ur own pics! XD

Isabel said...

I generally don't like clutches because you have to hold on to them without a strap all the time. Looks like McQueen has saved the day!

Grace said...

Gah! Love!

Love Grace.

Isabella Wolf said...

hey lady lady...
how you do...if you havent gotton your 883..come on ova and ride mutha..haaa. That clutch rulezzzzzz..fackkkk...

trigg and trig. said...

oh
my
god

those are so attractive

sutureself said...

Kate's small bag is actually Proenza Schouler.

Cruz said...

LOL I love that Mcqueen clutch! You can look glamorous and take someone out with it too.

yoshi said...

yes yes yes!!!!=)

BABYSTRANGE said...

i need that mcqueen clutch in my life. reminds me of a few knuckle dusters i was planning on saving for. this is inspiring me to just purchase a plain old box clutch from zara and hot weld some rings on the opening. if only i had the time and patience.

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