It explores the intersection between the formal and informal in the world of haute couture. It is where things seemingly don’t belong together, in reality, are made for each other. It’s the untypical space where danger in personal style flourishes.
The Boss Lady
No all bags are created equal. Just because you buy an expensive bag does not mean you will make a profit reselling it at a later date. In most cases you won’t make a profit, but not only that, you will probably suffer a significant loss on your initial purchase price.
This old chestnut. People have a tendency to splash around the word ‘investment bag’ like holy water. But when you do the math, true investment bags are few and far between.
Here it is.
Here they are.
I was excited about this project. Shelley Spence (owner) has been my hairdresser for 12 years and we have always had serious style cohesion. We have been talking all things fashion and style since the beginning. So working with her and her staff, all super talented and all-round lovely women, was always going to be great fun.
However, there is much less of a preloved and vintage scene here than in Australia or the USA. It is more about shiny new Birkin’s than the vintage Chanel clip-on earrings. In short, there aren’t many stores. You have to work hard to find the shops themselves, let alone the treasures. That being said, I am rarely defeated and did manage to walk away with some great finds.
Hanging out in Rome
I have been visiting Rome since I was a teenager. The hustle and bustle and constant energy of the city keeps you on your toes and your senses occupied. To this day, Rome never fails to draw me in.