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“Dinky”

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When you’re writing a post about micro bags, you look up and there one is. I love them, those little mini-bags that are everywhere these days but, really, I can’t understand how any woman can get by with one?

Ever since I first started carrying a bag, I had the giant, let’s call it, maxi bag.

The more I could get into it, the better. The size of my bag reflected my “lifestyle,” a vagabond kind of life. I was the woman who left the house early and didn’t return until late.  

It’s good, the way this woman has mixed patterns here.

If you fear mixing patterns, practice with something small, you’ll feel safer. If you can carry one of these little bonbons, this might just be your year.

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This little guy is truly micro, not larger than my wallet. What can you hold in that thing? But yes, it’s sweet and it won’t weigh you down. 

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Coach is calling its little bags, “dinky.” I liked this design from the first time I saw it. They come in lots of different colors, even black!

The leather flower petals are quirky, they fall somewhere between whimsy and kitsch. 

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370215Photography by Catherine Losing, Set design by Anna Lomax, Courtesy of MoMA

There’s a great little article in Another Magazine, “111 Items of Clothing That Changed the World Forever.” Among the items are balaclavas and ballerina flats, neither of which I own.

But speaking of balaclavas, I was reminded of this balaclava like “guerilla hat” made by Milo Tricot, and it’s still available!

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This is an old picture, and these days 100% of the benefits go to human rights organizations.

Stella!

Yesterday, I wrote about Stella McCartney and her use of “illusions” in some of her designs. Today, Stella McCartney is being bashed all over the place about appropriating African prints and using them in her Spring, 2018 collection.

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Also, apparently, she didn’t use more than 5? black models in her Paris show. That, to me, is the far more egregious violation here. If you’ve been to France, you know that there’s no lack of beautiful, black women in Paris, and at least half of them must be models.

Still, like with other sensitive issues, I think we’ve oversimplified the whole cultural appropriation debate. 

Coming from a small country and ethnic background, I think I have some idea how appropriation can hurt so thoroughly. Nevertheless, context and intention are really important and black and white, simple yes or no stances stifle discussion.

I suspect, that in the next few days McCartney is going to come out and make some sort of statement.

I’m very much interested in this debate, and it’ll be very interesting to see what she says. I’ve written about cultural appropriation and fashion before here

Anita

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