|Threads from the Road|
It’s been a while! What is left of my clothes after the big clothing-kull-of-2012, is sitting in a shipping crate travelling over the Pacific Ocean. What was left I packed my suitcase. I chose items that would coordinate well with each other in the hope I wouldn’t die of sartorial boredom before the rest of my belongings arrived. Here are a few snapshots from my travels so far…
Most of the time I carried everything in my trusty A is for Arsenic skull print tote and traipsed around in black X-Hi converse. Super comfortable. But I was walking past a store in Munich when I spotted a glossy yellow handbag in the window. Is that a Furla? I asked myself. I ducked inside and asked. It was! The salesperson said they had another in stock, and low and behold on the counter was a patent cherry red Furla Candybag. For fifty percent off. I nearly hugged the poor woman! Isn’t it beautiful?! Glossy red, Italian made, a decent size, vegan and to top it all off, under a hundred bucks! The stars aligned I tell you!
|Today’s Threads | 16 June 2012|
A little late, but with good reason. So May and June have been quiet months for me. And here’s why;
We’re running away from home!
I’ve been packing boxes and bags for the last couple of weeks. Getting ready for this big adventure has been exhausting, but worth it.
Shoes: Miss Shop
We fly out in two weeks. Can you believe it!
I’ve been lusting after vintage suitcases again. About two years ago I picked up an especially sexy oversized doctors bag in vegetarian leather. While it was lovely to look at, it’s one flaw was a complete lack of wheels. I’ve since then bought a luggage trolley, which does the trick for short distances. But nothing beats a suitcase with a pair of wheels attached. But all those wheeled suitcases are ugly! Or so I thought….
Here are four lovely vintage inspired suitcases and the imaginary women who use them;
Kara is travelling to Japan for the first time. She wants to eat lots of sushi & buy all the Kawaii trinkets she can get her hands on. During the flight over she gives herself a manicure with delicious pink nail polish & listens to Blondie on her ipod. She’ll make little videos of her travels in Japan & put them up on youtube for her family & friends. Kara packed her lime green Doc Martens, copies of Fruits magazine, a rhinestone tiara & bottles of her favourite bubble bath.
On her way to Vienna to see her grandmother, Olivia daydreams about taking possible shopping trips to London & Paris afterwards. While in Vienna Olivia & her Oma will shop for sweet pastries, go to the Volkstheater Wein, gossip about relatives & catch the tram just about everywhere. She will return home with her suitcase full of German magazines, old photos & a pair of Louboutin’s she managed to pick up from Paris, of course.
Morgan is traveling from New York to Edinburgh for a business trip. She’ll stop by Holyrood while there just to see what all the fuss is about. She carefully packed all the business documents in her suitcase, alongside her tailored suits & black patent pumps. Underneath everything she hid a leather riding crop & her teddy bear Mustafa. During the stopover in LAX she taps away nervously on her Vaio & updates her facebook status compulsively. “STILL waiting at the airport”
Isabella decided to take the train to Krakow because she thought it would be more romantic. She’s travelling there to begin studying at art school & hopes that the two years of Polish language classes will have been useful. On the weekends she’ll sketch pictures of the Jewish Quarter in charcoals & sell them to tourists. Besides all the vintage hats & gloves in her suitcase, she has packed her folio, conte crayons, a broken medium format camera & peppermint sticks. Unfortunately, Isabella forgot to pack anything warm to wear.
Loomis Luggage looks very promising!
Scour Etsy for the real deal – sans wheels of course.