Fashion Flash this week is hosted by Jackie of Aging Backwards . We all need a friend like Jackie in our personal posse. Jackie is the person who is ahead of the curve. When she was selected for Google glasses no one who knew was surprised. It was more like, of course. Jackie is always exploring new and better options– the best new vitamin, the really great cleanser and the new wine. When I run ito her at a beauty trade show such as HBA, she has already located the best new products. This year she dragged me over to a new booth which just introduced gel socks for dry feet and teeny tiny socks for dry cuticles. She sees both the details AND the big picture. Subscribe to her newly designed site to stay up to date on all things health and beauty.
Australian journalist Kathryn Eisman wrote a very witty and dead on book” How to Tell Man By His Shoes” that became a best seller in ten countries. Now she has turned her keen reporters eye to explore women and their handbags. ” How To Tell A Woman By Her Handbag” looks at 40 different handbag styes and the women who wear them. She offers a hilarious personality profile, the pros and cons of each choice and often provides a celebrity who personifies the style. Her list includes the Studded Bag, French Basket purse and the Hermes Kelly bag.
For example the studded bag lady is a rebel. Fearless, adventurous yet with a great capacity for compassion, she definately has a dark side. Celebrity example? Angelina Jolie and it certainly fits. By contrast a woman who carries a french market basket is a mix of earth mother and sex goddess. Beautiful and well-groomed, she enjoys her curves and cleavage– no skim milk decaf latte for her. Her celebrity roe model? Nigella Lwson.
If I had to pick the profile I enjoyed the most it would be the woman with the Hermes Kelly bag. This uber chic urban fashionista walks briskly in her Manolos as her razor cut bob swings with each step. Can you guess her profile is none other than former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham?
This book made me laugh and while it probably won’t help you pick a bag, it’s certainly fun read. And these days, a fun read is very welcome.