Summer must be just around the corner! There are raffia and straw handbags popping up left and right. They are literally everywhere! These summery materials do not have to come in beach tote form though. Yes, beach totes are twice as nice when made of raffia or straw. But other styles can look just as fabulous. Check out this cute little shoulder bag you see pictured here and you will see what I mean.
Check out the M Missoni Raffia Kiss Bag!
I have always been a fan of Missoni’s diffusion line. The pieces are so playful and fun, adding a unique twist to the traditional Missoni-look. That is probably why this particular bag caught my eye. I love the natural and black stripes making up the raffia exterior. The combination is somewhat muted, but there is definitely enough contrast going on to give this piece a striking look. I am also loving all the playful details. The chartreuse leather trim adds an unexpected pop of color. The multi-colored chain strap is also really fun! But it was the embroidered lips embellishment that really set this piece apart. The word “gaudy” certainly crossed my mind when I first thought about it. These lips really aren’t that bad though. Perhaps the muted shade of pink is what saved them, they aren’t screaming at you like a pair of red lips would.
This shoulder bag would make an adorable summer accessory. Simply pair it with some casual pieces, no fuss required.
In the world of mini, there are two things I have noticed lately. First, wristlets are still holding a strong presence. And second, the canteen-style bag is making an apparent comeback. While these things are great by themselves, I have to admit I am intrigued by the idea of a round wristlet. I have seen them in the past, but for some reason this idea feels new. Perhaps it’s just the fact that I haven’t seen one in awhile. The round shape is canteen-like, but since we’re talking about a wristlet here it’s even smaller than a mini bag. So when I saw the M missoni Graphic Zigzag Wristlet, I thought it would be fun to give it a second look.
For Missoni I have to admit I’m a little bummed. There is absolutely no hint of Missoni anywhere on this bag, not even the interior lining. The inside of the bag features a striped black and white print – don’t get me wrong, the black and white stripe trend is huge right now (I’m crazy about it!), but it’s just not Missoni.
Confession time. I have to admit, ever since Missoni teamed up with Target a couple years ago, I’ve been turned off from Missoni stuff. And I use to be obsessed with Missoni too! I have a dozen scarves and shawls, some dresses and a couple pairs of shoes that I purchased before the Target collaboration. Since then I just haven’t been interested in the iconic Zig-Zag print. I’m not knocking the Target stuff (or Missoni). I was one of those standing in line at the break of dawn and soon as the doors opened I grabbed everything I could. However, I NEVER wore any of it or used any of their home decor stuff. It actually just went straight to the Goodwill. The quality just wasn’t there or what I was use to come to expect from Missoni products.
I remember being in kindergarten (probably the first and second grade too) and making various creations out of colored construction paper. Ah yes, those were the days! The hardest decision I had to make back then was which colors to use in my little projects. I think one of my favorite creations was a construction paper chain. It was part of a larger chain the entire class was putting together. It was this image that came to mind when I saw the Missoni Pointelle Weave Bag. Can you guess why?
If you follow your horoscope everyday, chances are you believe in the zodiac. I’m a firm believer in the zodiac and I tend to find that my horoscope is spot on a majority of the time. I’m also very proud to be a Leo’s. Madonna and Jennifer Lopez, who are my idols, happen to be Leo’s so I’m glad to share a sign with such honorable women.
The M Missoni Horoscope bags are not only affordable but they’re brilliant. I love that every sign in the zodiac is featured and that the bags are all a different color. It’s a perfect bag for those days you’re going to the market and have to carry extra things around. I personally would use this bag when I go to the grocery store, as I never buy much when I go, or when I do some vintage shopping. It’s also a great bag to have when you’re traveling and you want to carry books/magazines.
Every fashionista out there heard about the grand collaboration between Italian fashion designer Missoni and Target. It came to no surprise that the collection was a sell-out hit. It was such a big hit that the retail giants’ server crashed within hours of launch time due to the numerous amount of activity its site received. Not only was I one of the few who couldn’t gain access to its online inventory, but also struggled to make a thirty-minute drive to my local Target. Clearly I missed out on the collection and going the eBay-reseller route is definitely out of the question.