8.2.09

It Bags: "It's" All Over

According to Suzy Menkes at the International Herald Tribune the 'it' bag is over. Bags are now taking their rightful place as shoulder hangings to put your daily essentials in . Which made me wonder: at which point did it get so complicated? I am sure Rachel Zoe styling bleached and tanned lollipops was at he very height of the trend, but I am sure she is not to blame for the whole 'it' bag craze (there are other things I am sure we can blame her for though).

Brace yourself though, out 'it' goes and another replaces it, in this case 'it' is shoes. I thought the whole Carrie Sex and the City thing did shoes already, but that was mere child's play. These shoes are pure art and architecture, bondage and sadomasochism. Charles Anastase pushed the limits of platform shoes for his SS09 collection by pairing his designs with platforms made by shoemaker Natacha Marra, who usually makes fetish footware. His models teetered on their sky-high platforms walking with great caution, and low speed, down the catwalk.

Whilst I don't mind a wooden-heeled platform, I am certainly a Vans Authentic, ballet flat, sandal kind of girl. And when it comes to bags I prefer the classics (the Chanel 2.55) and the bags that you just love (Vintage) and the ones that are just plain old useful (Lover denim tote).

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