Dec 6, 2008

the rise of the satchel: PS1

so i've been meaning to do a post on the ubiquitously elusive (an irony if there ever was) PS1 satchel, and i finally got the chance to do an outfit of my own with a satchel. so here goes.
this is what a wore to a night out for a dance concert by le grand school of dance.
rooz jersey ruffle dress, jonathan aston denier 40 opaques, aldo pleated leather shoes, tiffany necklace & charm bracelet, accessorize bangle, marc by mj turnlock satchel

jonathan aston tights

short of wolford, which i will definitely invest in provided i reside in less-humid weather, london-based jonathan aston is a leading provider of high-quality, high-density colored tights. while they are known for their many-colored varieties, i stuck to good old black. 

tights are a great way to transform an outfit into one suitable for evenings. aside from giving your bare legs nice coverage, it allows for one's dressier clothing to have a more polished look, while maintaining a strong sense of modesty and proprietary. 

marc by marc jacobs satchel. 
this is the only satchel i possess, and the bright mustardy yellow of it really popped against the navy and black of the outfit. as much as it wasn't a glamorous "night" bag, i still thought it looked really fresh. fingers crossed that its not sartorial delusion. 
but sometimes its about how you wear it, not what you wear. 

THE PS1

ridiculously cult in status at the moment, proenza schouler's debut bag proved to be ratings gold as its sensibility and practical design became as much of a draw as its lack-of-label cool factor. without sacrificing any aesthetic quality, the satchel still looks haute enough to be paired with the chicest ensembles. 

like here, in paris!
and at PFW no less. the peforated straps and metal closure form a symmetrical sihouette while the traditional slouchiness of a satchel is maintained through the supple leather. 
i completely appreciate it from a fashion point of view, but its not something i'd personally buy. although i must admit, my heart was slightly swayed upon seeing the following picture:

PS1s galore

in tons of colors and 3 varying sizes (sounds SO balenciaga, i cant help but think!), this bag doesnt need much more word of mouth to be the runaway AND runway hit of the FW08 season. i wonder what's coming up next. but you can be sure, whether or not something new emerges, the satchel's still going to be tres chic.

and again.

I WILL BE AWAY FOR A WEEK AT CAMP, SO UPDATES WILL BE SCANT. BACK NEXT WEEKEND, SO TILL THEN!!! WILL DO MINOR UPDATES ONLY.

CHEERS!

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