I’ve never quite got the hang of practical dressing. I choose my clothes based on beauty, not on whether they work for my life. Hence I often rock up for brunch in a ball gown, afternoon tea in a feather headdress and long walks in the park in high heels. I attract some puzzled looks, but frankly I don’t give a damn. However, my poor ruined feet and sloping posture mean that I have to curb my flamboyant ways in favour of orthopedically kind choices. Backpacks have been knocking around for a few seasons now, but bags in the SS14 Chanel show helped solidify the humble backpack’s status. Previously the reserve of school kids, backpacks have taken a decidedly chic turn. For me, a backpack has to be secure. Without the proper fastening or zip, you may as well walk around town with your valuables in an open papoose, inviting all and sundry to help themselves. My favourite is the Sophie Hulme gold embellished bag, it’s way out of my price range, but nonetheless it combines pragmatism with hardcore fashion kudos.
Feature image Chanel SS14