On Accessorizing Accessories

Leandra Medine | March 7, 2012

Because I’ve already exploited the notion of accessorizing oneself with copious…accessories, I’ve taken a sort of liking toward turning my knack for engaging arms, legs, neck, in perpetual exercise via limb party, purse, triple fist bottle o’wine into accessorizing the very accessories we use to spruce shit up. Say that sentence ten times fast. No matter how you slice it, chances are it will not in fact begin to make sense. In any case though, here’s the small history behind this thought process. It started last month at that Coach Beverly Hills LA event I hosted alongside the Tony Duquette baubles. The collection placed a fairly large emphasis on pins and brooches and it was then that I began to wonder why more designers don’t experiment with pins and brooches? And furthermore, if they won’t do it, why haven’t we taken it upon ourselves to start tapping that genre of jewel again yet? It was at that point that I proceeded to attach a gilded waterbug to my red purse and that’s when the proverbial flood gates opened–cue the above, et voila: accessorizing accessories. It doesn’t stop there though, think how fly an elaborate brooch can be pinned to say, your denim work shirt, or utility blouse.

Or, heck, nipple. Regardless, I say we give this a real try. What say you?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 Tina

    that is one gorgeous bag!

    xo, Tina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05659796932666602271 Carolina Sundell

    Love it accessorizing accessories 😉 This got me really inspired!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09022203116142439305 modern Suburbanites
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    in the 1960s, ladies always spruced up their handbags with silk scarves, and the occasional brooch….. for a camel or brown or black basic bag, it could metamorphose the look to acclimate to any ridiculous colored tight fitted dress or pencil skirt.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286149288842617111 Lia

    I put pins in my bags as well. I think its because I'm stuck in my elementry school days…

    Glass of Fashion

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    Oh I love this bag!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18421651189324718520 Alice McGenniss-Destro

    such a simple touch that can make a big statement! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    Why am I not accessorizing my accessories?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    HAHAHA i'd love to see those nipple-pinned! 🙂 love the title of this post, clever, and your words, also clever! 🙂
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  • Anonymous

    looooove the ladybug!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18251697434650998910 Tesa

    OMG this is loooove!! :))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09387887588088233799 Lips N Stick
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    I have had my favorite See by Chloé bag accessorized with a SBC key fob for 2 years or so, now its time to experiment with another kind of accessories to put on other accessories… what a mess! hehehe

    by the way, I'm in love with this PS1!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    Me too, my favorite!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14162542160753278824 C

    It's cheeky, love the ladybug. I collect insect accessories too but they mostly just reside on my dressing table.

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    XO Charlotte

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03961268464458851788 Superblondeep

    amazing bag! very very cool

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08884059388253684523 Estherina

    What a great idea. Definitely need to try it out.

    Step into Estherina's World

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09392243863802538554 Shikha Yadav

    love the bag sooo much….. want 1 for myself as well 🙂 🙂 🙂
    amazing blog love it

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    i love adding bits to old accessories, pins to a scarf, scarf to a bag…
    in dramatic fashion

  • http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com Melissa

    I love this idea, the brooches can add such personality to your accessories

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00980670863346611503 Meganne

    Overloading the aldready overloaded acessories? Interesting.
    Material Fixations

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16047443954388518124 AmyArisse.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11911346524189487467 Andrea

    i love this bag! the pins are so cool 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17922896391793128031 monica rocha

    I've been wearing brooches for a while, now. It's kind of "a thing" for me! 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11072831780556807980 FloraNL

    Whoaaah, I love this bag!!!!

    Xx Flora

  • http://simplyclassyme.blogspot.com Inés

    Love the color combination!

    Big hugs!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15699903074168711594 raplica handbags

    nice bag…I would like to visit newer posts and also to reveal my thoughts with you.
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  • http://thelookandlisten.blogspot.com Neijah


    It's so simple and makes so much sense! I pictured that denim shirt idea in my mind nad lets just say…I'm going shopping this weekend lol



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07649100721033868817 Feelgoodlookcute

    I really love this bag!!!!
    It's sooo cute!


  • http://streetlovely.com Street Lovely

    The bug pendant kind of makes it, huh?
    Street Lovely

  • http://staganddoe.blogspot.com danny

    can't get over that bag.


  • http://manupstyle.com Jamie Gillingham

    Piercing your nipple with a brooch would truly be dedication to your craft.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18021952440256745944 Kecia

    Oh hells yeah!


  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    I've been doing that too. Big tribal brooches on solid color shoulder bags. It looks great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00871124968347245332 Irina Bugai

    Love your bag! It is so unique and fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    My entire life consists of wanting that bag. In my dreams hopefully one day it was take my side!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08107223367018940482 Gabrielle

    Totally rad.. LOVE!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11764821869911195687 Ms K

    Beautiful bag – I have to reblog it 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00098016701748046630 I Z A B E L A
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 GirlieBlogger@Seattle Beauty and Fashion Blog

    This bag is absolutely gorgeous. Love the tribal patterns and the color.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    Love the twist, the more the merrier!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04647292176495586912 Audrey

    love love love love PS1 ^^
    it's amazing !!!


  • Anonymous

    i am going to do this

  • http://www.dressedwell.co.uk Designer Clothing Online

    So pretty! Love what you have done with the bag!

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  • Anonymous

    again, already ahead of you. i pin old vintage brooches i find at antique stores or given to me by my grandmother onto clutches, jackets, old mens shirts for hangover days when i still want a lil lady-ness going on, basically anything i think warrants an addition. teach me something i don't know 🙂