I promised a post full of bags, and here you have it, in all their monogrammed goodness! I’ll admit, I didn’t know a great deal about Bottega Veneta before their kind invitation to Milan – after a quick Google I’d thought that their most recent colour palette and grown-up aesthetic wasn’t my bag (pardon the pun!), but there was something about their latest project, entitled ‘Initials’ that piqued my interest. I’m forever wishing I was back at school, when I’d have pencils with my name on them, or even jumpers with my initials scribbled on the label..having your identity imprinted on your designer handbag seems to be the very grown-up version of this nostalgic tradition.
Bottega’s Initials project allows you to customise your intrecciato bag, belt, wallet, purse, ipad case (you name it!) with your initials – something rather bold for a company that doesn’t even use it’s own logo on their classic products. You can pick from a variety or colours and sizes - this might be something you’d consider easy, but when faced with the small tote bag with red lettering vs the large with the yellow lettering, it becomes a difficult task. I mocked up my options on the website before ordering the bag you see above – the yellow lettering reminding me of gold, and the large open shape being unlike anything else I own. The perfect size for a shopping trip or a day at the beach, I thought.
And voila! It’s been on a few journeys already, and each time I’ve wondered whether the person opposite on the tube might be trying to guess my name.
P.S Yes! Those are the shoes – I’ll introduce them in another post! x