So today, I bought myself a nice bag. (The Mulberry small Edie, in black calf leather.) The result of laying down the cash – my first ‘major’ bag purchase – has been a combination of giggly glee and an almost delicious and slightly naughty sense of guilt.
How can I not love the fact that it was inspired by the wonderful yet heartbreaking story of the two Edies (Edith Bouvier Beale Sr. & Jr.) so hauntingly portrayed in Grey Gardens? And the little design touches such as push-lock fastening under the flap to retain the bag shape, the embossed mulberry trees, and the combination of the timeless Bayswater satchel with the decidedly quirky rabbit-and-rose patterned guitar strap… speaks perfection to me.