Couldn't sleep a wink last night. Did the usual routine, tossed and turned for like 3 hours after going to bed, and finally got up after jay got up. He couldn't sleep a wink either. It was 4 am. We're insomniacs. Or (haha) it was probably that mug of extra strong tea with milk and 4 sugars and the half glass of Sunkist orange soda right before bed.
Jay was working on some drawing ideas for a show in March when I walked into the living room. Told him I wanted to photograph my bags.
"What, right now?"
"I've a tripod you can use."
So, boys like to fiddle with gadgets and things, and Jay was no exception. So out comes the light source and tripod, and minutes of fiddling with..stuff. God, let me take the pictures already hahaha..
I love bags. So does Jay. I tend to go for practical rather than fashion, and a lot of times I get boring black ones. Here are some examples of the bags I use on a regular basis:
My trusty Dickies bag which I've had for aaages, since 2001. Surprisingly in good condition although there are signs of wear and tear. Generally carried work stuff in it, and shoes.
This one's an oldie too, it's too small for anything other than a wallet, cell phone and the odd lipstick/gloss and compact.
Love, love , love this Kathy Van Zeeland bag. Bit heavy though. Loads of pockets and secret compartments.
This Kangol bag I carry around a lot. It's not too big and not too small. Big enough for a pocketbook, a book, compact, various geegaws. Although I wish it was teeny bit bigger. Slapped on the Elvis patch bought at a gift shop near Graceland last September. The skull pins aren't just for show, they prevent the buckles from slipping.
Jay gave me this Puma bag for my birthday last year. Pretty roomy. Can pass for a laptop bag.
This Matt & Nat bag is brilliant. It's dark brown with light blue detailing. And at a freaking $12.99 from T. J. Maxx....awesome.
This Timbuk2 messenger bag I got from Jay for Christmas last year. I can fit in it, it's big. It'll probably be broken out this summer.
My faaaave bag of all..jay got me this in New York a couple of years ago. Got a lot of compliments on it, including one from a fabulously gay man. You know you've made it when a gay man compliments your style hahahha..jokes. The straps have to be repaired before I use it though, it can't take anything more than a book, wallet, sandals and a beach towel.
This one comes out once in a while, for work usually. Or interviews hahaha.
And last but not least this Swiss Army carry-on. Can you believe it? It's gorgeous! And it's not mine, it's Jay's (yes my hubby is a somewhat fashionable man). I got it for him for Christmas. AND it's a rolling bag as well, it's brilliant.
That's pretty much it. I can't recall how many other ones I've thrown away or given away in the past. But I do resolve to get more color in my collection,because although black goes with everything, it is also quite, quite boring.
*Exit stage left.*
3 years ago