Blue Crush: Anya Hindmarch’s White Hot Summer Bags
Simplicity really can be such a beautiful thing. These classic, white Anya Hindmarch handbags are infused with a retro spirit by simply adding clean, geometric motifs. The off-white leather “Jackson” shoulder bag, pictured at top (which Jennifer Garner was seen wearing while out and about in Los Angeles on July 2nd), features a rectangular front lock with inlaid naplak leather (a more sophisticated, upscale version of patent leather) in a cobalt-meets-sapphire blue and a light, copper-meets-ochre brown. I love how thin, gold metal strips surround the blue rectangle which is, in turn, framed by the brown, bracket-like shape. It’s the small, geometric details that really contribute to the mod feel — just look at the pizazz added by the shoulder strap, which is made of rectangular metal chain links woven together by off-white leather.
And if you like the retro spirit but need a roomier (and more affordable) alternative, you can opt for the Anya Hindmarch Seasonal Tote (pictured second from top), an off-white, durable canvas tote featuring two semi-circles along the upper front area (a brown slither along the outside and a blue half-moon along the inside), as well as handles made of naplak leather. Claudia Schiffer was recently seen strutting down a London nabe carrying the Seasonal Tote — and she made it tool just as fancy as a Birkin but way more unique.
Anya Hindmarch Jackson bag, £312.50; Anya Hindmarch Seasonal Tote, £44.00. Visit AnyaHindmarch.com