Shoes: Poetic License
Bag: Hideo Wakamatsu
OK, I’ll be totally honest, I actually wore a different outfit out today (something a little less provocative!) but I couldn’t think of a better way to feature my new “Randoseru” bag from Hideo Wakamatsu!
The Randoseru is the very recognisable firm-sided backpack that’s used by schoolchildren in Japan, and they’re incredibly resilient and – let’s face it – adorable.
Mine came from Hideo Wakamatsu, a Japanese luggage company with a particular focus on traditional craftmanship and timeless designs (for the Grown-Ups they also have the most beautiful attache case I’ve ever seen)
It’s the most fabulous quality and there’s all sorts of little bits and pieces that come within, including a notebook and a keyring, but really it’s the quality of the workmanship that really sells it:
The back is wonderfully padded, so it’s comfortable, even when it’s full of, say, a purse, two phones, some sunglasses, lipbalm, business cards, a hairbrush, housekeys, the new Patrick Ness, and other assorted things that a girl can’t leave the house without.
I love all the little details, like the handy clasp on the side:
Check out the stiching…
…and the clever latch at the bottom of the bag!
Enough room for everything.
I’m wearing it mock-schoolgirl style in the picture, but it’s such a classic style that I think it looks just at home over jeans & a t-shirt, a little dress, flirty skirts… I’m looking forward to getting lots of use out of it.