Giving a new life to my Mother’s past

September 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

Lately, as I’ve been flicking through magazines, and clicking on various fashion & style websites, I have noticed that when it comes to handbags this season, one specific trend is being pushed forward. That trend is of the ‘mini-bag’, the style itself has been on the scene for quite a while, and a few it-bags have had successful mini versions too. So what’s new about them then I hear you ask – well basically they’re being pushed forward as day bags. The idea is that you ditch the oversize, stop carrying around the kitchen sink, and instead only carry your essentials, these being your phone/wallet/keys & lipstick. Naturally.

Well this trend got me thinking, and reminded me of one of the items my Mother gave to me last year. My Mother has a fantastic eye for personal style, and was indeed incredibly stylish in her youth (as she still is now, I should add!), and over the years I have made things disappear from her wardrobe into mine. To some extent I like to think of these things as vintage.

This unknown tan leather purse is about 40 or so years old. Unfortunately my Mother doesn’t remember where she bought it, and although it hasn’t been used to death, it was loved very much by her and now myself.

Personally, its not something I use everyday as I tend to carry alot with me, but on days where I don’t need the kitchen sink, it makes a nice change to use something that has a little history and emotion behind it.



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