It is hard to come by the perfect city bag. With so many places to go and so little time, it is really important for me to plan for all eventualities before I leave my house in the morning. My need to plan for all occasions means that my bag usually ends up becoming a monstrosity. Packing my life in my bag, sort of speak. As a blogger, my handbag content might be a little on the excessive side. The usual suspects are: laptop/iPad, make-up case, jewellery case, spare phone charger, memory card reader, hand cream/body cream, mini umbrella, all purpose heels and sunnies. As you can tell, my ‘hand bag’ rapidly becomes a mini travel bag (my friends often see me lugging around a trolley case of some sort). And this is not a fun experience to say the least.
In contrast to my full day blogging travel kit, I try to carry as little as possible whenever possible. Alas, the control freak side of me can’t seem to let go and I always end up with some bulky items to pack. This makes finding a suitable city handbag really difficult for me. But ladies, I think the search is over! Davidoff’s Gina handbag from the new Icon Collection is simply made for us modern girls. With a classic look, the handbag is perfect for any day to night outfit and the shoulder strap and top handle make it super convenient to go about my daily life. The compartments are perfect sizes and can even fit my fold up umbrella (essential for London!). Having spent London Fashion Week with the Gina handbag, I can honestly say that Davidoff has really thought about the needs of us city girls. Hats off to Davidoff for such an elegant masterpiece!
Jacket and trousers: Orla Kiely
Necklace: Dainty & Bold bar necklace
Photographed during London Fashion Week by Form 42.