Two Bags One Way

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by Leandra Medine
December 18, 2012
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Mo’accessories, mo’problems

Wearing: American Apparel sweater, Zara skirt, Edie Parker clutch, Larissa Hadjio fanny pack, Nike blazers, Ralph Lauren sunglasses. Photos by Naomi Shon

I’m doing this new dramatic thing in which I lift my chin and close my lips, leaving only the sight of a pea-sized hole between my upper and lowers while squinting my eyes and delivering a sex-gaze that actually more keenly resembles the beginning stages of an irreparable astigmatism.

The other thing I’m doing (see: photo #3,) is wearing a suede diamond shaped fanny-pack over my Northern (or Southern, depending on how you’re coming at it) Sanctuary and singing along to Rihanna’s Diamond. Really, now, if you’re shining bright like a diamond, there’s only one way that’s happening–right? I’m also confessing more tales of menstruation. But I digress.

My undying appreciation for small bags, which I believe started last April with a certain bordeaux-colored Celine trio, has manifested into full blown wallet/keys/spare tires (see: flat shoes) abandonment. As such, I’ve learned the importance of editing. I need a credit card and my phone–I do not need a pile of receipts that date back to 2006 and headphones that I stole from an airplane. But as always happens when comfort sets in, sometimes, one small bag just isn’t enough anymore, enter two small bags. A novel idea, really, popularized by a certain Miroslava Duma and adapted from her double cross nod to Chanel to my fancy-pack meets minaudiere nod to no one but myself.

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Pros: while staying committed to small bagging, you can sustain more objects (see: tampons, lipstick, keys, handcuffs) and make a statement that says “Hello, world. I am wearing two bags and neither are beneath my eyes.”

Cons: If you’re prone to losing things, you may go home empty handed.

Pro and con: Mo’accessories, mo’problems.

REPLIES
  • Sarah Hamid

    OH MY DAYS that SKIRT and that diamond shaped fanny pack

  • Kelli

    THANK YOU for making me laugh. Again. But today, you’ve outdone yourself.

  • Weirdo

    The diamond fanny pack is totally making a provocative gesture in a slightly good way. In addition, the fannies over a super frilled zara skirt looks like you’re flashing your vajayjay (anime version) on a really bad menstrual cycle. Haha despite the silliness, ur style is so man-repelling. Ahhhhhhh!

  • Craving for Barneys

    Love this trend!!

    my daily outfits in http://cravingforbarneys.com

  • Sketch42

    Its a giant vagina!

  • Carola Disiot

    i want me too two chanel! ;)

    Carola

    New Post on Purses in the Kitchen!

  • Maryanne

    http://thestylenative.blogspot.co.uk/
    Probably one of the most comfortable and affordable outfits to date! love it.

  • Sialsiquiero

    We prefer the second way!

    http://sialsiquiero.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.fashiondenis.com/ Denisa

    Perfect pics like always and I like both ways. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  • anon

    who makes the tights?

  • vittoria gallacci

    I wish I could have two Boy bag as Miroslava does!

  • http://twitter.com/OreRuns Ore Runs-Away

    You are the best blogger ever!
    Funny stylish and creative, what’s not to love? xxx

  • http://www.littleredpurse.blogspot.com/ Leah S.

    ahha I don’t know how Mira (or you) come up with such ideas, but it’s genius.

  • monkeyshines

    wonderful layering!

    Bses,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • Flor

    Love the way the American Apparel sweater fits you. What size are you wearing? Thanks, Leandra!

  • http://www.thankfifi.com/ thankfifi

    I tried this with my bags one day (the MD way) but the lack of 2 identical bags proved to bring about a look which was not cool…
    Love your knit – actually just bought one like it for the husband’s christmas (/myself)

    ♥ Thankfifi

  • http://twitter.com/HeelsNCrumpets H&C Shaniece Jones

    Genius! Dreaming of the day you have a NYC Tag Sale with your accessories: So Ancient But I’d show up. What camera do you use for your self portraits can’t be Lydia’s family, they come out so clear.No offense to you Lydia
    http://www.heelsandcrumpets.com

  • TLV

    If you think about it, when you are tired of carrying the two small bags, with no hands available, then you will need a larger bag or tote to throw them into, which brings us back to where we started. Impracticality is only fun for a short while, like having severe bangs or wearing amazing shoes that are just slightly too small (by two sizes).

    TLV

    http://www.tialevie.com/

  • lavieenliz

    I love how Mira Duma did it!! she’s amazing…so jealous that you’re friends with her! Also jealous that she’s friends with you!

    http://lavieenliz.com

  • http://thequietspaces.blogspot.com/ Leira Zetroc

    I was literally thinking about the two-bags thing as well. I made sure I pinned that shit on Pinterest =P

  • TeuntjeVDW

    I think it’s genius (and very handy as well)! xx.

  • Theiam Wave

    Me encanta la primera foto! tienes un blog muy bonito, enhorabuena!

    http://theiamwave.blogspot.com.es/

  • Donna

    Sometimes the saying less is more doesn’t count; enter your and Mira’s look! I love your fanny pack!

    http://www.soyouagree.com

  • iren
  • Jenny Reid

    http://my-floordrobe.blogspot.co.uk/
    bringing back the fanny pack! love it

  • PynkNylon

    The diamond fanny pack is a man repelling addition but it works as a nice touch of kitsch. Great photos!

  • http://cirquedelatelier.blogspot.com/ Cirque de l’Atelier

    Love the clutch, fantastic! But…a fanny pack….stop. Never.

    http://cirquedelatelier.blogspot.com/2012/12/brand-watch-carven.html

  • Nico
  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    cute sweater! been eyeing that in a dusty pink =P

    http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • Zuzankita Koprdova

    wow wow wow finally something different :)

    GINATRICOT GIVEAWAY:

    http://www.karissaworld.blogspot.sk/2012/12/ginatricot-giveaway.html

  • a.n.a.l.u

    I think i need nor 2 but 5!

    LAZYCATSTYLE

  • Sophie Lewis

    Love the outfit-especially the sweater. Thank you so much for putting the outfit details directly under the shots; it really works much better. You and Mira are style g-ddesses! xx

    http://scattergirll.blogspot.com

  • Lou

    Hey there supermodel, here’s an article worth reading and then please discuss – so curious what your snarky remark will be.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

    On another note, Mira looks almost Tomb-Raider esque, reading to draw her guns (lipstick/ party invite/iPhone Instagram Machine) any time.
    Sweeeeeeeeeet

  • http://theurbanpromeneur.blogspot.com/ THE URBAN PROMENEUR

    Def a pro. Especially in your kind of way. Those two Chanel bags are looking like luxuriously weaponed and ready to … yeah, you know. The red suede diamond at least has some kind of allegoric pointe.

    http://THEURBANPROMENEUR.blogspot.com

  • Jules Fashion Week
  • Daniela

    or you simply apply the ‘samples are best’ rule for whenever you’re out an about

    I never back a bag with full size items, which means a) I always have room in ANY bag; and b) loss of goods is only the rule of alcoholism rather than forgetfulness or cramming your bag with vanity. Meaning you can remain true to this cross-body way of life and turn your back on the oversized-clutch!

  • http://www.informedstyle.com/ Devon Smiley

    love the double-cross look. I’ve always been partial to large handbags (My day planner is the determining factor in a bag purchase, if I can’t fit that in there, too small!). But it can be liberating to leave the house with just a small clutch – or even no bag at all.

    Devon
    InformedStyle.com

  • Jordan-Risa

    I love that she is holding the Chanel bags as if there were guns in both pockets- cowboy style!

    Damn, wish I had enough $$$ to casually wear both at once!

    Check me out & follow me on Bloglovin’ if you’d like!
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4186847/salacious-with-style

    xoxo & happy holidays,
    Jordan-Risa
    http://www.salaciouswithstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.suspironews.blogspot.com/ Betsy

    Gotta do what ya gotta do.

    http://suspironews.blogspot.com/

  • rhodawong

    i love love love your clutch!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • Emily VanderBeek

    “I’m also confessing more tales on menstruation”. Ha – Seriously, you are the best blogger. Isn’t That Charming.

  • cassie dzienny

    The diamond fanny pack placement is perfect…BINGO! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1HSkZ_BUc8

  • Nathan Moy

    I’m a guy, so if even if I just carry one bag, I already am carrying two, but it’s more of a pouch, a bag will be a bit scary even though in some circles it’s a turn on…

  • Kas&Blue

    Love the idea!! As gorgeous al always!!

    http://www.standon12cm.com

    xoxoxox

  • http://www.shoplouboutinshoe.com/ youkuku

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  • Ebony Worsley

    I think it’s high time I made the switch to small bags myself…there was once a time when it was really only acceptable to carry a bag that both Olsen twins could fit in, but no more. The accumulation of shit (for me it’s gum wrappers and cutlery…?!) really makes it impossible to find anything! I actually just made the choice to buy a white iPhone even though I wanted black, simply because I’ll be able to see it clearly in my cavernous bag. I think I’m gonna start taking my chances and hope I have less problems xox pinkdeer.blogspot.com

  • http://www.shoplouboutinshoe.com/ youkuku

    The diamond fanny pack is a man repelling addition but it works as a nice touch of kitsch. Great photos!

  • Bonnie, Clyde + Marni

    Love the fanny pack!!
    http://www.bonnieclydemarni.com/

  • MFP

    LOVE LOVE! GREAT ROSE GOLD SAFETY PIN CHOKER BY MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE!!! @MFPEPE – AVAILABLE AT SECRET LOCATION! http://www.secretlocation.ca/

  • http://benyricardo.com/ Beny Ricardo

    Sometimes two is better than one!

    Love

    http://benyricardo.com/itsme!

  • mojuzzy

    Love the bags but that skirt is awemazing! Saw one the other day at F21 and wondered how to manrepeller it. Your idea works for me. Loved your reflective shoes post too. Saw them on banner ad, could not find again but had a feeling you would post about those : )

  • http://twitter.com/tsepeeee Paco T.

    love it!

    bjwsblog.blogspot.com

  • christina

    i love your blog, you are so inspirering!

  • Virginie

    Fascinating, how great belt bag can look -paired with a clutch. Nice!

    Virginie/
    http://www.virginiepeny.com

  • Felicity

    Nice ‘diamond’ you got there, darlin’. Man, I need a bumbag. I can’t do clutches as I’m too forgetful! Maybe two bumbags? Front bum and back bum. Done and done.
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://inspirationlush.com/ Jamie

    I love that fanny pack! And btw also, love your blog!

    http://www.inspirationlush.com

  • The Style Engineer

    Your northern/southern cover (fanny pack) is fabulous!

    xx
    http://lestyleengineer.blogspot.com/

  • Madalina Tita

    I am not sure about wearing 2 bags, in Bucharest the high school girls tend to wear a backpack and a bag at the same time…but that’s all I think…

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • M.

    My college study abroad office suggested fanny packs. . . I don’t think this is what they had in mind BUT I LIKE IT.

  • Temi Williams

    This is amazing… two bags, double wammy! i would’ve never thought of it
    Check out my blog at temiw.blogspot.com

  • Lindsey Alston

    Love the outfit!

  • cheche

    i’m horny for zara skirt and edie parker clutch.

  • evemarietou

    The idea of wearing two bags always seemed like such a drag to me (literally). Women are always schlepping around massive purses cluttered with unnecessary paraphernalia. However, by carrying two small bags, you create double the space/utility without the messy, cumbersome look of having one large back. Liking it, liking it.

    I also love your outfit. I wouldn’t wear the fanny pack, and I’d probably wear leather lace-up boots instead of sneaks, but I guess that would make for a semi-repellant outfit, wouldn’t it?

    xx

    twitter: @evemarietou

  • Marissa Joy

    Love that Edie Parker clutch! So cool how you make it work with that fanny pack- you always put together the most unexpected things in amazing ways! Keep it up :)

    stylebymj.blogspot.com

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