Weekend Update

1. I had some questions about what other bucket bag I was considering after my Mansur Gavriel post, so I thought I would share it here. I have yet to receive a perfect specimen (unfortunately the first one was banged up), but here it is!

The bag is by Saint Laurent and at $1,290, I dare say that it is quite a reasonable price for the brand. Lined in suede, adjustable straps (but not too much), studs on the feet, subtle gold gromments – what’s not to love? The damaged bag I received fit my giant new iPhone, my sunglasses case, keys, a small wallet, and a lipstick.

Bill Blass

2. Remember Bill Blass? I was thinking about what happened to the man and the brand the other day, and in my searching came across this great article via the NY Times: The Long Fall In The House of Blass.

3. Two fantastic recent articles from Vanity Fair. The first details the theft of a Stradivarius violin, and the bizarre crime (and criminal mastermind behind it). The second is a very detailed and well done reporting of the Ebola epidemic to date, and why it was able to spiral to the proportions it has today.

4. I was recently flipping through a stack of books at a friend’s, looking for something to read, and came across The Beach. Did I pick it up because I recognized the title from the Leonardo DiCaprio movie? Well, okay, yes! I had never actually seen the movie before, so thought reading the book would satisfy my interest in both.

I have to say, it was pretty good! A very nice thriller story and anybody who is a wanderlust or a travel lover will recognize the excitement and desire to just go off and have an unplanned adventure. A nice read, especially for anybody who has visited (or wants to visit) Thailand/Southeast Asia.

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  • Emily
    October 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Does the Saint Laurent bucket bag close better/tighter than the Mansur Gavriel bag? I do like the look of this one better. 🙂

    • Katherine
      October 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

      I would say they’re about the same, relatively speaking – however the SL has a little leather closure that helps to “zip up” the straps if that makes sense, versus just having to tie them.

  • Vivian
    October 17, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    is it illusion or what? This mini bucket from SL looks quite a lot smaller than the MG one.

    • Katherine
      October 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      It is MUCH smaller. There is a medium size but I love the baby size 🙂

  • Wanderlust
    October 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I want to put a vote in for the Vaughn crossbody bucket bag by Anya Hindmarch. I got mine this past summer and LOVE it. Very light, the grey/Taupe is beautiful (and the new burgundy is as well), it is light, closes securely and gets compliments wherever I go. No feet, but otherwise perfect!

    • Katherine
      October 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      I remember that one!! It was on my wishlist before. Awesome to hear a positive review! AH makes great high quality bags.

  • laura
    October 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for the book rec! I’m always looking for something new to read.