Jane by Design. Challenge #3. The Bag.
Thank you for all your support from the first two challenges in the Jane by Design contest. Without you guys I wouldn’t have made it to the 3rd challenge – which is to find the purse in your closet that best represents you.
For me, there is none other than the Alexander Wang Kirsten bag.
If you are somewhat familiar with The Versastyle, you may have seen this bag throughout the various posts. But just in case you haven’t, I’ve pulled together a little montage of pictures of my Alexander Wang Kirsten bag – and of course it’s dedicated to fashion’s boy wonder – Alexander Wang.
The Spring 2011 Kirsten bag is the epitome of everything I could ever want in a handbag – almost as if Alex was thinking about girls like me – or well, me. For me, I think it’s great to invest in a handbag if it’s the right one. Everyone always talks about investing in classics but you must consider what is your kind of classic? I’m not the usual Louis Vuitton Boston bag girl or even the Chanel quilted number but I am a Wang girl.
The Kirsten bag is all sorts of amazing and everything I could possibly desire. It is edgy yet understated with its myriad of straps and minus the obvious metallic hardware. In fact, it flies under the radar with matte black buckles and rings. The bag can easily pair with scruffy jeans and a t-shirt for the daytime and switch to a long maxi dress for nighttime – which I do quite regularly.
As a blogger and amateur photographer, I always have my DSLR on me ready to shoot so I need a bag that isn’t difficult to maneuver in. The Kirsten comes with easy handles or a long cross-body option to keep me hands-free so it’s my bag of choice when I have to go to events, interview designers or attend fashion shows.
And of course, when investing in a bag, you expect it to last. Alexander Wang’s entire collection is about a level of high quality and the Kirsten bag isn’t left out. I’ve had the bag since the beginning of the year and it still looks brand new, hasn’t faded or has any worn marks even though I wear it all too often.
Lastly, my favorite part about the Kirsten bag, you don’t see it on everyone. I don’t generally like things that everyone is wearing. Once something becomes oversaturated, it tends to bore me and I move one. But with this Wang bag, I’ve seen it here and there especially on blogs, but rarely do I see anyone else wear it in person – which I absolutely love.
Big thank you to the bf who bought me this bag for my birthday. The moment he saw this bag on my list of must-haves, he said this is sooooo Annette.
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