Ok so I’ve never been much of a bag-matches-shoes kinda girl – usually out of sheer laziness – but come day 3 of Australian Fashion Week I’d thrown together (last minute – naturally) a s/s12 Phillip Lim
inspired pastel ensemble, but had no bag to complement the palette. My mind wandered briefly to nipping in to American Apparel and buying a white envelope clutch on the way to the venue, but that felt like sheer madness and not in the DIY spirit at all. I then spied a white paper bag that the guys at Michael Lo Sordo had given me when I was in their studio and realised there was a Jil Sander
inspired mini project to be had! Now I know this little guy probably doesn’t require any explanation – simply cut the top off and roll down – but I’m included some basic steps for those of you who need visuals.
– A white paper bag
1. Cut the top of the bag off.
2. Fill with your bits and pieces and then roll the top of the bag down like a lunch bag to create the clutch.
And, like, that’s it. I’m sure we can put this down as the easiest project (if it can even be called that)in histort! For me it was a case of learning to make do with what you have in your house when it comes to putting together outfits – the crop top was also a last minute project.
paper bag clutch – DIY
mint blazer – Zara
lavender trousers – my own design
white calico crop top – DIY (made like the top of this dress)
white heels – vintage
sunglasses – karen walker
nail polish – essie ‘cocktail bling’
I also love this pic Jess took of my paper clutch hanging with her alexander wang – clearly opposites attract in the case of bags – I felt bad dragging them apart!