So I have been on the hunt for a quality leather bag that will get me through the everyday trials and tribulations. There is always a lot to consider when choosing bag. I mean a woman’s bag holds a lot of valuable and useful items. Any women would agree. So it must be big enough to fit everything, but not too big that my stuff ends up getting lost and I spend 10 minutes searching for it. Believe me I have made that mistake more than a few times. It must have compartments to fit my makeup, phone and little bits and pieces, as well as hold larger items like my iPad, wallet, perfume, brush…the list is endless.
My obsession with leather (nothing kinky) has been going on for a few years now. I am always investing in new leather items including boots, bags, jackets, vests and pants to expand my already over flowing wardrobe. Having a skinny leather pant custom made for me was probably one of the smartest fashion decisions I have made. They keep me warm in winter, as well as adding that edgy look to what could otherwise be a plain outfit. Whether it’s a plain boyfriend tee, crisp white shirt or this seasons peplum style top, a pair of leather pants will definitely match with anything. So this is the time ladies, to invest in a good pair of leather pants. You will not regret it.
Lately I have been cheating on fashion with interior design. Yes I have become that person who gets excited at the thought of a new throw rug, cushion, vase or kitchen item. Home deco can be very addictive. I try to find daily inspiration from interior designers and architects, such as Robert Mills who designed the gorgeous Sorrento house you see above, so that I can add odd bits and pieces that are me, to my new place.
The armadillo: it can roll up into a ball and has armour-like skin for protection. The durian: itâ€™s big and bumpy and is known for its pungent odour. It’s even earned its place in air travel with Southeast Asian airlines warning passengers theyâ€™ll be booted if found with the offensive smelling delicacy. So what does an armadillo and a durian fruit have to do with anything? Not a lot really, but take the round shape of an armadillo shell and the studded texture of a durian, add some Diane von Furstenberg finesse and nature is transformed into fashion.
Walk down any street in Surry Hills and not only will you find Sydney’s entire population of parking inspectors, you’ll spot hipsters carrying vintage backpacks from the nineties. Thankfully, there is now an alternative to looking like Elaine out of Seinfeld.
Designer Rachael Ruddick creates luxurious calfskin backpacks for those drawn to beautifully made pieces, not geographical-based trends. These soft and slouchy packs aren’t just aesthetically pleasing; they’re also extremely versatile. Swing one across your shoulder and work it duffel style or wear it unzipped as a backpack. Whichever way you come packing, you can be sure that this is one bag that won’t have an expiration date.