In general, I’m a big bag kind of girl. I like the ease with which you can chuck all of your belongings for the day into a big squishy tote and dash out the door- no need for careful editing of unnecessary possessions, no need to remove the magazine you’d finished looking at two days ago. The price I pay is a vaguely stooped posture and probable spinal curvature…
So, in the spirit of the times, I’m trying to downsize.
The zenith in the small-bag quest is The Tiny Little Clutch, that utters sophistication in one (very husky) word. Carry one and a delicious cocktail will automatically appear in your other hand, and a beautiful man by your side!
There’s a certain appeal in the pared down ease of needing nothing more than a lipstick, credit card and phone, and it’s an appeal which the solid version of The Tiny Little Clutch epitomises. So this metallic model in a recent still-life shot from Polish magazine, Pani instantly caught my eye.
And my other (dream) favourites…
Bottega Veneta’s modernist creation:
And Judith Leiber’s less chic but wonderfully witty ganesh clutch:
My blogging equipment has had the downsizing treatment too- from big, clunky laptop, to neat and nifty Netbook! It’s so much lighter and pops in a (downsized) handbag much more easily. Although admittedly not even a netbook is small enough to fit inside my vintage find you can just spot in the background. But almost.
On the downsized theme, I’ve also come to the ’tilt-shift photography’ party a little late, but totally love it, just the same! Basically the angle is adjusted to create the effect that full-size objects are miniature. It’s a bit like looking at the world from a giant’s point of view.
Watch this video to see what all the fuss is about-it’s a real film of a helicopter rescue operation, made to look as if it’s happening in toy town: