Ladylike handbags may be one trend the fashion pack are utilising this spring, but we still have a thing for bags of the hands-free variety. These grunge era accessories have been re-vamped for SS13 even lending themselves to the chicest of outfits. Its not just their care-free attitude that we love, its that you can wear them with essentially anything, making them our investment bag of choice this season.
Designers are creating backpacks in all shapes and sizes, but these are the four that made the Twin cut.
Deux Lux Empire State Backpack, £106.33, shopbop.com & Peter Jensen Rabbit Ear Backpack, £102, asos.com
Danielle Foster Tasha Backpack, £460, bengtfashion.com & Moschino Quilted Backpack, £1125.54, farfetch.com
Guilt too often goes hand in hand with a spending spree. This Sunday though, the marvellous Wah Nails are hosting a huge sale where every pound spent equals good karma. One hundred per cent of the money raised will go to the British Red Cross, in aid of those affected by the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami.
As organiser Grace Ladoja says, “It’s difficult to know what the best way to donate is when disasters like this happen. Especially when it affects people you know. Donating online doesn’t often feel real because you are just pressing a button and you never know how much to give.”
As a result, Grace has called upon her artist and designer friends to donate the items on sale, as well those who simply have wardrobes stuffed full of clothes they don’t wear. Ranging from lables such as Moschino, Nike and Cassette Playa to old records cakes and art, it’s a white elephant stall like no other. And on top of wordly goods on offer, Wah Nails will also be offering a discount on nails and dip dye hair.
I liked the idea of doing a physical sale at WAH because it brings people together,” says Grace. “As well as buying stuff, they can hang out, listen to music, get their nails done and just have a fun Sunday, all knowing they are part of something that is helping people.”
Japan Relief Fund Blowout Sale, Sunday March 27 · 12-6pm at WAH NAILS, 420 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DG London.
To donate items, drop them at Wah Nails, 12-8pm Sat.
We love Moschino’s Conduit Street window. It’s so damn cute in a Lolita kind of a way. Here comes summer?