When I first laid eyes on the Mario Testino for MATE Totes that are available exclusively at Net-A-Porter, I felt the urge to smirk just a little bit. Now I don’t know how many South Park fans are out there, but the colorful prints on these totes remind me of the episode titled “Pandemic” (actually, it was a two part episode). You know, where Peruvian pan flute bands are keeping giant guinea pigs (dressed in adorable costumes) away. Hehe, I love the Guinea-Saurus-Rex! In all seriousness though, the Mario Testino for MATE Totes are some of the prettiest totes I have seen so far this season.
Inspired by the artisan crafts and vibrant costumes captured in his iconic Alta Moda pictures, Peruvian photographer Mario Testino has just released a new handbag collection. These neoprene-effect totes feature bold prints that capture the imagination. Great for adding a little extra pizazz to your casual summer look. Plus they are super lightweight and roomy in design, perfect for everyday use. Did I also mention that a percentage of each sale will be donated to Mario Testino’s Lima-based charity called MATE? All the more reason to check them out and see what you think!
Each tote retails for $225